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Speyside is a village in northern Tobago within Saint John Parish. It lies on the leeward coast, across from the island of Little Tobago, 26 km northeast of Scarborough, overlooking Tyrrel’s Bay. Speyside is a small town on the north eastern coast of Tobago. Some main activities are fishing, agriculture, bird-watching, snorkelling scuba diving.
Speyside has some of the best coral reefs on the island of Tobago, and is a popular dive site. The reefs are less disturbed than the more famous Buccoo Reef in south-western Tobago.
Speyside is linked to the rest of Tobago by the Windward Road. There is a Jetty off the Lucy Vale road. Schools, health facilities, hotels, inns and a resort Blue Waters Inn are all part of Speyside
Speyside is surrounded by the mountains of Tobago’s Main Ridge. The surrounding terrain is very hilly and some roads are very steep. The majority of the town is situated on Tyrrel’s Bay. Goat Island and Little Tobago island are located just offshore. The surrounding waters have some of the best coral reefs on the island of Tobago and the sea between the islands is shallow, which allows for glass bottom boats to make trips to the islands.
Speyside is a very popular dive destination. At Kelleston Drain, just off Little Tobago, divers can observe the world’s largest single brain coral colony. At Japanese Gardens, divers witness the most colourful dive site in Speyside. There are also numerous wrecks just offshore, such as the wreck of the Trinity.