Trinidad may be a Caribbean island, but you are actually hard-pressed to find a decent waterside restaurant.
Sails is one of the few in existence, an informal little place that features plastic chairs and benches on the jetty. Located at the water’s edge at Power Boats Boatyard, one of the many yacht marinas in Chaguaramas, this place is no frills, but offers a breathtaking view of the sunset and the tiny islands off the coast.
Inside can be a bit of a letdown, with a distinct beer aroma and pool tables in the dim light, so it’s best to sit outside where you can enjoy the breeze and drink in the silhouette of yachts in the afternoon glow. The place is frequented by yachties and sailors so the vibe is inherently casual, and shorts and flip flops are welcome.
The chef serves up fresh seafood (the Kingfish Supreme is perfectly flaky and dripping with garlic butter) and every Sunday is Grill Night, where you can choose your meat and sides and inhale the aroma of the lovelies sizzling on the outside grill. The food is simple and delicious, and on a clear evening, the setting can be very romantic. It’s perfect for a first date night ‘ share the Seafood Pot over a crisp, cold bottle of Pinot Grigio. Plus, it’s easy on your wallet.
- There’s a daily happy hour from 6pm to 7pm when prices are reduced on popular mixes.
- On Friday nights there is live entertainment by local artists, or sometimes a solo pannist, providing an island-vibes soundtrack to your evening.