Laid-back Tobago is a Caribbean daydream with turquoise bays, golden sand and lush rainforests. Stunning beaches, world-class dive sites and wildlife sanctuaries showcase the natural beauty of the island, while centuries-old forts and fascinating local museums appeal to history buffs. The island caters to all tastes, with accommodation ranging from luxury beachfront hotels to rustic guesthouses.
Things to do in Tobago
Tobago is dotted with picturesque towns and villages like Charlotteville, a great base for exploring the island. Stroll around the lively town centre, relax on the golden sand at Pirate’s Bay Beach and take a glass-bottom boat tour out to Buccoo Reef.
Tobago is surrounded by crystalline water and boasts some of the best dive sites in the Caribbean. Descend underwater to discover colourful coral reefs teeming with tropical fish, rays, sharks and turtles.
Just offshore, Little Tobago is a sanctuary for seabirds. Red-billed tropic birds, brown boobies, sooty terns, magnificent frigates and Audubon’s shearwaters are just some of the species you can spot on the former cotton plantation.
Corbin Local Wildlife Park gets you up close with native animals, including opossums, iguanas, armadillos, caiman and boa constrictors. Most have been rescued from the wild and are being rehabilitated by the park’s passionate conservationists.
As you travel around the island, you’ll be tempted by delicious local cuisine influenced by a melting pot of cultures. “Curried crab ‘n’ Dumplings” is the island’s signature dish, with other local specialties including lobster, tuna and barbecue pigtail. Wash down your meal with a shot of spiced Caribbean rum.
Getting around Tobago
Rental cars offer the freedom to explore Tobago at your own pace. Taxis and private drivers are also a good way to get around. All the island’s towns and villages are compact and easy to get around on foot while ferries and flights run between Trinidad and Tobago.