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Tobago

Tobago

Capital - Scarborough

Tobago is the smaller island of the two island state of Trinidad and Tobago and is known for its wide, palm-lined sandy beaches, biodiverse tropical rainforest and pristine coral reefs teeming with rich marine life. Tobago is totally natural, largely uncommercialised and absolutely stunning.

Framed by mountains, the village-like capital and port, Scarborough, has a colourful central food market and is overlooked by the 18th century ruins of Fort George which now houses the Tobago Museum filled with local art and artifacts.

In 1958 Tobago was chosen as the setting for the Walt Disney Film, Swiss Family Robinson – the filmmakers having fallen in love with the island. Its location, being ninety-nine miles off the coast of Venezuela means that Tobago lies south of the hurricane belt. Tobagonians are friendly and hospitable and take great pride in their island.

British Airways fly twice weekly from Gatwick, via Antigua and Virgin fly twice weekly from Gatwick, in high season and once a week in low season, via St Lucia; with a total journey time of approximately 11 hours.

 

The Caribbeanist’s Tobago Top 5

1. Pigeon Point is a must! Also known as Pigeon Point Heritage Park, it’s often considered Tobago’s most beautiful beach and is home to the world famous thatched-roof jetty which has become the internationally recognised signature of Tobago. A host of activities makes it easy to spend the entire day there.

2. Take a trip on a glass bottom boat trip to Buccoo Reef. Pass over the reef and take in the dazzling array of flora and tropical fish, stop for some snorkelling and a swim in the Nylon Pool, a calm shallow area with a sandy bottom and crystal clear turquoise waters

3. Visit Fort King George, a sizeable fort, built by the British in the late 1700’s which has been restored to its colonial era grandeur. Sit on the benches under the enormous Samoan trees and gaze out over Rockly Bay at the magnificent views.

4. Marvel at the 54 metre Argyle Waterfall, Tobago’s highest, which cascades down three distinct levels, each with its own pool of spring water perfect for a cooling swim. You can also hire a guide to show you all the points of interest.

5. Spend a day at Mount Irvine Beach where you’ll find sheltered picnic tables plus a beachside restaurant and bar, route checks and plenty of trees to shelter from the sun. Watch the surfers who migrate here from December to March to ride the renowned waves.

Tobago Accommodation

You will find a variety of accommodation choices in Tobago, from luxurious villas, family friendly resorts or quaint guesthouses.

Special offers are always available, just give us a call or check out our Facebook page.

Coco Reef Resort

Guests return again and again to Coco Reef, drawn back by its laid-back Caribbean ambience and the resort’s idyllic private lagoon and white-sand beach, surrounded by ten acres of tropical gardens.

From £1299pp

Castara Retreats

Set on a hillside above the fishing village of Castara on the west coast of Tobago, this wonderful eco retreat is all about getting back to nature. The resort’s 16 apartments and lodges have been uniquely positioned to make the most of the spectacular sea views and cooling sea breezes.

From £1065pp

Blue Waters Inn

This gorgeous seafront property sits amongst 46 acres of lush tropical grounds on Batteaux Bay. The hotel boasts a restaurant and two bars where you can relax and chill whilst talking to the locals or for the more energetic take to the water from the hotel’s own beach or jetty.

Please contact us for prices.

 

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