Just beyond Black River, going east is secluded Parottee, which has also begun to promote its fledgling tourism product. Visitors are slowly coming to this quiet fishing village to explore nearby swamplands and go birdwatching, take boat tours to Pelican Bar – a ramshackle bird’s-nest of a bar built on a sand bar a kilometre off Parottee Point – or simply enjoy the kilometres of pristine, all-to-yourself, golden-sand beaches just beyond the main road. Boats to Pelican Bar depart from Basil’s Bar at the end of the Parottee main road (US$15/person; t369 2565).

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