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Things to do in Tobago

Tobago – magnificent scenery in the caribbean

Tobago is a paradise island with varying and dramatic scenery – an island that is getting more and more popular as a charter destination.

Tobago is part of the nation Trinidad-Tobago that has a total population of  1,3 million inhabitants where Tobago is the smaller island of the two, about 40 km long, and only have 55 000 inhabitants.

The Caribbean island is most famous for its stunning beaches and a large number of tourists travel to Tobago every year to spend a week of holiday in the area.

 

 

Things to do in Tobago

Tobago is the perfect place for relaxation but if you would rather enjoy an active vacation, the island also offers a variety of activities and you’ll find a lot of nice things to do in Tobago while on vacation.

 

Beaches

At the western part of the island you can find amazing beaches. The combination of white sand, palms, turquoise waters and a steady temperature of 30 degrees Celsius in the air makes it the perfect destination for all of you who love beach holidays.  Many agree that the most beautiful beaches are located around Pigeon Point on the west coast. For those who prefer a more secluded holiday it’s easy to find more private beaches where not as many tourists go, Englishman’s Bay being one of them.

 

Water activates

Surfing, snorkelling and dramatic nature excursions are just a few of the things you can enjoy on your vacation in Tobago. If you are up for a real adventure and are looking for som real excitement, why not try the activity of diving among sharks.

 

Nightlife in Tobago

For those who feel like partying after a calm day at the beach there is some great nightlife to experience on the island. Many of the hotels has bars where you during the high season can enjoy entertainment organised by the hotel. The most popular nightclub is probably The Shade which is located in Bon Accord. If you have the chance to be in Tobago on a sunday we strongly recommend a visit to the village Buccoo. Every sunday the Buccoo hosts a vibrant street and beach party called Sunday School.

 

Restaurants in Tobago

Scarborough is the capital of the island but if you are looking for something like a city pulse then it is to Crown Point you should be heading where you’ll find most of the restaurants.

 

Nature experiences in Tobago

On the east side of Tobago one can visit the organic cacao cultivation Tobago Cocoa Estate where the famous Trinitario cocoa bean is grown which is considered to be the one of the three best cocoa beens in the world!

 

There are several waterfalls on the island and Tobago’s highest waterfall is the Argyle Waterfall. For those who want to experience the waterfall up close, one can stay and take a bath in one of the two lagoons. Around Man O’ War Bay rainforest covers the mountains. Here you’ll find Charlottenville, a small fishing village perfect for a day trip. In the north-eastern part of the island you will find great mountains and small fishing villages.

 

The island is also famous for the large amounts of turtles that nest on the beaches and come to shore between April and July. A third of the island Tobago is a nature reserve and in the center of the island you’ll find the Main Ridge Forest Reserve. This part of Tobago, where the rainforest is dense, has been protected since the 1800th century. The rainforest has its own microclimate and is a bit cooler then the rest of the island. While walking in the sanctuary one can feel how the temperature goes down.

 

Bird watching

Many tourists also comes here to watch birds and Tobago is famous for its rich birdlife, including lots of hummingbirds, and attracts birdwatchers from around the world.

 

Tobago Diving

Tobago is a popular diving location known to be one of the best diving sites in the Caribbean. If you want to snorkel or dive you’ll find the best places on the island’s northern side by Speyside. There are three wrecks close to the island and the most popular one is the 350 feet long Maverick Ferry who was purposely sunk for divers.  The Coral reef Buccoo Reef is located close to the Pigeon Point and has a magical underwater life.

 

The relaxed lifestyle in Tobago and the culture of liming

Because of its climate Tobago is a perfect place for those looking to relax. Only being on the island a few hours is enough to feel calm. The islanders are experts in what they call “liming” – a way of spending time together, preferably over a glass of punch.

 

When to go to Tobago

Tobago has a tropical climate and the temperature is always around 30 degrees Celsius. There are two seasons at Tobago – the rainy season from June to December and the dry season between January and May. The water is always around 26 degrees Celsius.

 

 

How to get to Tobago

When travelling to Tobago one can choose to go to either Trinidad or directly to Tobago.

You can easily fly between Tobago and Trinidad, a trip that only take you about half an hour and that doesn’t cost must. One can also take a ferry between the islands, a trip that takes about two and a half hours.

 

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Tobago Facts

Population60 874
CountryTrinidad and Tobago
LanguageEnglish
CurrencyTrinidad & Tobago Dollar
Longitude-60.667
Latitude11.25
AirportPiarco, Trinidad and Tobago (POS)

Tobago average temperatures

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
28~30 °C 29~30 °C 30 °C 31 °C 30~31 °C 29~31 °C 29~30 °C 29~30 °C 30~31 °C 29~31 °C 29~30 °C 29~30 °C

GOLF

Golf in Tobago

There are two golf courses on Tobago, and they both succeed in giving you a great and challenging golfing experience as well as a scenic walk in the beautiful nature. The Mount Irvine Golf Course is an 18 hole championship course where the fairways are separated by natural coconut trees and where the coast to the azure blue sea is ever present. The other course is the Tobago Plantations Golf Course, also an 18 hole championship course located on the southern coast of the island. Both courses rent out clubs to affordable prices, so it is very possible to go for some spontaneous golf here!

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MARATHON

Trinidad & Tobago International Marathon

Every year Tobago organizes the annual event of Trinidad & Tobago International Marathon. The marathon starts at St. Mary’s Junction in Freeport and then the finish is at Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain. Take the chance and experience a beautiful island at the same time!

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