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Arnos Vale

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Arnos Vale

Forty years ago, we had a magnificent stay at Arnos Vale. We loved everything about the place, especially its gorgeous, natural grounds and its superb snorkeling. Also the fact that one could round a point on the beach and go on to many beautiful, private pocket beaches, one after another. I've read repeatedly that the Arnos Vale resort has gone way downhill from those glorious days.

Here's what I'm wondering: Is there a resort on Tobago today where one can find the same degree of privacy and also the spectacular snorkeling off the beach as at Arnos Vale of yesteryear? We're not at all interested in taking a boat out to snorkel-- only like going places where we can have great snorkeling right off the beach (as in St John, Virgin Gorda, e.g.)

Would LOVE to return to Tobago. Thanks for help.

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Forty years is a long time and my first trip was also over forty years and i have seen the changes because i go back every year.Snorkelling off the beach can still be done in Speyside and will see some fishes but not much,it's still a relaxing island but if your main reason is snorkelling,stick to Cozumel,Bonaire,St John etc.

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Tobago is far from what it was forty years ago...unfortunately tourism is creeping in and making its ugly toll.Reefs are dead/dying from tourists walking on them...crime is almost rampant...and prices are soaring...greed etc. Have fun with what is left.....the government is not doing much to alleviate the problems. Sad but true. Best wishes to you.

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