Turning inland east of Roxborough, the Windward Road swings through the hilltop village of Delaford, making one almighty bend at the outskirts to reveal a breathtaking view of the spiky coconut plantation surrounding the beautiful, deep blue King’s Bay below. The beach here is one of the few along the windward coast to provide changing facilities, and offers gentle waters, reefs and fine dark sand; nonetheless, it’s almost always deserted save for the lifeguards. There are also six attractive gazebos on a strip of grass next to the beach which make good spots for picnicking, and a small café selling snacks and drinks. The profusion of Carib Indian artefacts found here (on display at the Tobago Museum) indicate that King’s Bay was once the site of a large settlement; some suggest that the bay is named after Carib cacique (chief) King Peter, though it’s more likely that that honour goes to King Peter’s Bay on the Caribbean coast.

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