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Overview

Tobago is one of the Caribbean’s hidden gems, a little slice of heaven in the Caribbean Sea that feels too perfect to be real. It’s one of the less-visited Caribbean islands and is therefore much less developed; it’s perfect for adventurers who want to get off the beaten track. Try a new watersport at the white sand beaches, take an island tour or explore the rainforest landscape – the choice is yours.

Beaches

The shining star of Tobago’s beaches is Pigeon Point, a long narrow stretch of white sand edged with palm trees, fishing huts and restaurants. It’s also home to the long jetty and thatched beach hut that is one of the most photographed features of Tobago. Other strong contenders are Englishman’s Bay, located at the edge of rainforest) and Parlatuvier Bay, a horseshoe bay with colourful houses dotted around its edges.

Things to Do

Tobago is an explorer’s paradise! One of the island’s top sights in Argyle Falls, Tobago’s highest waterfall where guides take visitors on a 20-minute hike to the top of the tiered falls, stopping for refreshing dips in the pools along the way! Buccoo Reef is one of the most stunning coral reefs in the Caribbean and ideal for glass-bottomed boat tours, which usually also stop at Nylon Pool, a natural lagoon in the sea.

Food and Drink

Get ready to treat your tastebuds in Tobago with spicy meat-filled rotis, grilled lobster, macaroni pie and the island’s signature dish – curried crab and dumplings. Popular drinks to try are Mauby, made with mauby tree bark and cinnamon, and coconut water, sold cheap along roadsides. As evening falls at the weekend, head to Buccoo Beach to enjoy rum cocktails at Sunday School, an open air music and dance event by the beach.

Location of Tobago

Key Facts

  • Language: English
  • Currency: Trinidad & Tobago Dollar
  • Time Difference from UK: -4
  • Flight time: London: 9 hours
  • When to go: January to May