Turtle Beach acquired its colloquial title on account of the leatherback turtles that still lay eggs here in the dark of night. The main laying season runs between March and August, and six weeks after the eggs are laid, hatchlings make a dash for the sea; both equally moving sights. All of the hotels along this stretch organize a turtle watch during the laying and hatching seasons, but if you’re not staying in the area, contact one of the tour companies listed on. Save Our Sea Turtles Tobago (t 328 7351, w sos-tobago.org), a locally run charity, often do free lectures on turtle nesting during the season, and their website has plenty of more detailed information.

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