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Tobago is one of the two islands that comprise the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago.

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Tobago is a delightful island in the southern Caribbean. It is an escape from the hustle and bustle of Port of Spain for those from Trinidad and, served by Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Condor and Monarch as a major destination for those from outside the country. The west side of the island features beautiful beaches and the Bucco reef at Pigeon Point. The east side features unspoilt rainforest that are protected and is the oldest protected rainforest on the western Hemisphere.

Talk

The people talk English with a strong accent, a few dialect words and quite fast but after a few conversations you slowly start to understand what the people are saying.

Get in

Tobago has its own airport, at the south of the island. It receives flights from Port of Spain, several other Caribbean islands, and from London via BA scheduled flights (Thursdays and Mondays with a short stop in Antigua) and Virgin (fly Thursdays direct). Caribbean Airlines runs a weekly direct flight from Tobago to JFK on Sunday. There are also charter flights from Europe. The small departure lounge can get congested when the flights to Europe are leaving in the early evening.

The area around the airport is a typical tourist zone and you may wonder why you made the journey. But don't be put off. The rest of the island is a delight.

Taxis, mainly consisting of ancient American cars, are available at the airport.

Get around

Vehicles can be rented, although the quality can sometime leave much to be desired. Driving around Tobago basically consists of taking the coastal road that circles the island, together with two or three east-west roads. Cars are right hand drive and you drive on the left.

See

  • Tobago Museum

Do

Wildlife

  • Little Tobago Hire a boat and head for the small island of Little Tobago from the marina at Speyside. Little Tobago is a protected bird sanctuary (no place to stay!) with wonderful hiking trails and a few tiny beaches.

Golf

The Mt. Irvine Bay Golf Course is said to be Tony Jacklin's favourite (remember him?!). It is a challenging weave in and out of coconut palms.

Beaches

  • Englishman's Bay
  • Pigeon Point
  • Mt. Irvine beach Very popular surf- spot with both locals and tourist. There a beachbar and the place is perfect for sunset.
  • Grafton beach/ Stone Haven Bay
  • Turtle Beach named for its turtle nesting during the months of Feb.-Aug.
  • Store Bay
  • Canoe Bay
  • Kings Bay
  • The Grange
  • Lambeau
  • No Mans Land
  • Man O War Bay
  • Pirates Bay
  • Batteaux Bay

If you're staying on the more populous south end (near the airport), Pigeon Point is the more touristy beach, with a small admission fee, cabanas for rent, bar, espresso bar and snack bars. It's the one with the famous pier that's on every Trinidad and Tobago tourism brochure. And then there's more casual Store Bay, favoured by the locals and visiting Trinidadians. Bigger waves, firmer sand, less seaweed. You can easily sample both in one day, as they're about a 20-minute stroll apart.

Fishing

Diving

  • Speyside
  • Store Bay/Kariwak Reef
  • Mt. Irvine
  • Arnos Vale

Eat

A lot of cafes and restauants don't take European debit/credit cards, even if they have the sign in the window. The main problem seems to be with HSBC cards.

Drink

Sleep

Stay safe

Get out



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