Fort James Tobago in sweet T&T for Sweet TnT Magazine, Culturama Publishing Company, for news in Trinidad, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, with positive how to photography.

A view of Fort James in Tobago

By Annisa Phillip. One of the historical sites in beautiful Tobago, Fort James, like other forts in the country is known for an epic panoramic view. Fort James was built in the early 1760s by our European colonisers, changing hands between the British, French and the militia, like a baton in two relays. It is regarded as Tobago’s oldest fort site.

Take a stroll alone or with company, read a book or pose for a picture of your head shooting out of a cannon. Either way, Fort James offers scenic atmosphere for everyone who appreciates our culture and history, nature lovers or anyone in for a different scene or get-away.

Fort James overlooking the Great Courland Bay

I was fortunate enough to visit Fort James in Plymouth in March of this year for the first time and fell in love with the scenery – manicured lawns, ocean view, benches to sit on and of course the cannons. While taking in the view of the Great Courland Bay, of course my friends and I posed for some fun pictures with the cannons. We were not able to go into the building but we lingered with the trees and shrubs outside.

It is a site indicative of our fortunate or not-so-fortunate past of colonisers, manipulation and independence, proudly displaying to the world our triumph in the scenic view and tone that it offers.

October 2013 – Issue 6

You may also like:

An afternoon at Plymouth

An afternoon at Plymouth, Tobago, sea, blue sky, jetty, by Kielon Hilaire, in Sweet T&T, Sweet TnT Magazine, Trinidad and Tobago, Trini, vacation, travel

By Kielon Hilaire.

Tobago is known by many to be one of the most captivating tourist destinations in the world. As a whole, the land is beautiful but when you consider each part of the island as a special element of that whole then you open up your mind to appreciating each part for what it truly is. Many persons are familiar with hotspots in Tobago such as Storebay and Pigeon point (arguably due to the popular beaches and lively activities that often take place there) but mention Plymouth to some of these same persons and they just might ask you, “Why would I go there?” I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to spend time there to see for myself.

Plymouth is located in the South Western side of Tobago. On the day that I visited Plymouth the trip was actually unintentional. It was one of those “when you’re driving by moments with someone who suddenly blurts out, have you ever been to…” to which I ultimately responded, “The Mystery Tombstone?” Then before you know it we were suddenly heading in a different direction—to  Plymouth!

coco reef resort spa

Coco Reef Resort & Spa

Exquisite architecture and well manicured grounds warmly welcome you to the enchanting paradise that is Coco Reef Resort. Tranquil turquoise waters caress the white sands of our private beach with magnificent snorkelling just outside the breakwater. Enjoy kayaking, pedalos, diving, tennis, gym, in-house shopping, massages, manicures, pedicures and much more.

The Mystery Tombstone is a popular tourist attraction in Tobago, namely because for centuries locals have speculated about a riddle that surrounds it. The tombstone is merely an ancient crypt with a message ingrained on it that says: “Beneath these walls are deposited the body of Mrs. Betty Stiven and her child. She was the beloved wife of Alex B Stiven. To the end of his days will deplore her death, which happened upon the 25th November 1783 in the 23rd year of her age. What was remarkable of her, she was a mother without knowing it, and a wife without letting her husband know it except by her kind indulgence to him.” Many have spent a great deal of time trying to decipher the riddle but no theory has even been validated. I took a good look at the tombstone and thought about the words written on it a bit before parting ways.

After leaving The Mystery Tombstone, we headed to Fort James. Personally, after visiting many forts before, this visit was not the most exciting for me but it was an amazing experience for many others who were on the compound. We didn’t stay long at the fort but I looked at the bigger picture and considered that perhaps I was keeping someone company who may have been enjoying it.

An afternoon at Plymouth Tobago, road, sea, jetty, trees blue sky, white clouds, van, truck by Kielon Hilaire in Sweet T&T, Sweet TnT Magazine, Trinidad and Tobago, Trini, vacation, travel

Our next stop turned out to be the one that surprised me most. We stopped near a fishing village and strolled down the road till we came face to face with a jetty. The sight immediately fascinated me because, well, I have great respect and appreciation for seas, rivers, oceans, lakes—ok, you get the point: essentially all large bodies of water. But it was evident that others shared my sentiments as they flocked around the vicinity, admiring seagulls, pelicans, boats docked nearby, children playing in the sand, fishermen, and even those who were brave enough to walk to the far end of the jetty to admire the sea from as close up as was possible for a non-swimmer. While I did not roam to the far edge of the plank, I did spend about an hour sitting near the jetty conversing with my friend. We had lunch and talked about some of the typical things that many people do when they visit Tobago, which included how peaceful and relaxing the environment is. After that talk, we left, and reverted to our original route.

explore our underwater

Blue Waters Inn

With just 38 guest rooms and bungalows, Blue Waters Inn sits in 42 acres of tropical gardens directly on the beach at Batteaux Bay, Speyside, Tobago. Getting to us takes approximately 85 minutes from the airport. Speyside is super relaxed with quick access to the Main Ridge rainforest and the key underwater sites of the island. Twitchers and divers / snorkellers are very well catered for and the hotel is perfect for those wishing to simply switch off and enjoy the hotels tranquil location. The beach shelves gently and is considered safe for bathing.

My experience at Plymouth by no means may have been the best or worst that anyone can have if they were to visit but I was able to appreciate it at that time, in that moment, with my friend, as just another interesting part of Tobago that should not be forgotten or be considered less interesting than other places just because it may not be as popular or hyped by as many people. I strongly believe that the most remarkable people find ways to create their own “hype” despite the environment or circumstances. Off the bat, I could picture some really creative minds thinking of making bets among their friends or loved ones as to who can decrypt the tombstone riddle first, who could stare at a Fort the longest without looking away or who could dive off a jetty (diver’s discretion is advised!) for one million dollars.

At the end of the day, there’s definitely much more to Plymouth that meets the eyes, far beyond my experiences. But new mysteries and excitement can only be uncovered when you take a risk and do something different enough to experience them. You have many afternoons; try using some of them to find more places to love.

August 2016

Galaxy S21+ 5G

NIPDEC Vacancy February 2021
Galaxy S21+ 5G

Galaxy S21 5G

NIPDEC Vacancy February 2021
Galaxy S21 5G


Galaxy S21Galaxy S21 PlusGalaxy S21 Ultra
Display size, resolution6.2-inch Flat FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display (2,400×1,080 pixels),6.7-inch Flat FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X (2,400×1,080 pixels)6.8-inch Edge WQHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X (3,200×1,440 pixels),
Pixel density421 ppi394 ppi515 ppi
Dimensions (Inches)2.80×5.97×0.31 in2.97×6.35×0.30 in2.97×6.50×0.35 in
Dimensions (Millimeters)71.2×151.7×7.9 mm75.6×161.5×7.8 mm75.6×165.1×8.9 mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams)6.03 oz; 171g7.12 oz; 202g8.07 oz; 229 g
Mobile softwareAndroid 11Android 11Android 11
Camera64-megapixel (telephoto), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide)64-megapixel (telephoto), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide)108-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide), 10-megapixel (telephoto), 10-megapixel (telephoto)
Front-facing camera10-megapixel10-megapixel40-megapixel
Video capture8K8K8K
ProcessorSnapdragon 888 or 64-bit Octa-Core Processor 2.8GHz (Max 2.4GHz +1.8GHz)Snapdragon 888 or 64-bit Octa-Core Processor 2.8GHz (Max 2.4GHz +1.8GHz)Snapdragon 888 or 64-bit Octa-Core Processor 2.8GHz (Max 2.4GHz +1.8GHz)
Storage128GB/256GB128GB/256GB128GB/256GB, 512GB
Expandable storageNoNoNo
Battery4,000 mAh4,800 mAh5,000 mAh
Fingerprint sensorIn-screenIn-screenIn-screen
Headphone jackNoNoNo
Special featuresIP68 rating, 5G-enabled, 30X Space Zoom, 10W wireless charging,IP68 rating, 5G-enabled, 30X Space Zoom, 10W wireless charging,IP68 rating, 5G-enabled, 100X Space Zoom, 10W wireless charging, 10x optical zoom; S Pen support

Check Also

Trinidad and Tobago Tourist Attractions. Maracas Beach. Moving to Trinidad and Tobago

10 Most popular Trinidad and Tobago tourist attractions

Trinidad and Tobago is a twin-island nation located in the Caribbean Sea. It is known …

Temple in Waterloo, sea, Sweet T&T, Sweet TnT, Trinidad and Tobago, Trini, vacation, travel,

Temple in the sea in Waterloo

By Marika Mohammed. Every country in the world has its own wonder, for Trinidad, The Temple …

Leave a Reply

Discover more from Sweet TnT Magazine

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading