Tobago, often perceived as the lesser of the two islands in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, has so much to commend it to the discerning traveller.
There are natural rainforests, incredible dive sites, exquisite blue seas, and authentic Caribbean culture.
Tobago has rugged canyons, dramatic waterfalls, and steep hills. Ideal for hikers and bikers!
This tropical gem with its laid-back lifestyle has great cuisine and is a paradise for nature watchers.
The beautiful soft sand beaches are a mixture of sunbathers and nesting turtles. This small island offers a surprising range of activities whether for sightseeing or action.
The famous thatched roof jetty at Pigeon Point is an international icon for Tobago. The Pigeon Point Heritage Park hosts this beautiful beach on the southwestern coast of Tobago.
This secluded beach on the Caribbean side of Tobago sits between Castara and Parlatuvier. Englishman’s Bay Beach is a classic crescent where two forrested headlands flow down to the sand.
This beach is on the North coast of is also crescent-shaped beach that has soft sand lined with palm trees. Warm calm waters kiss the shore as fishing boats sit on the horizon.
This long sandy bay greets you with great scenery. And good snorkelling sites await you further out around the famous Buccoo Reef. If you prefer to stay dry, you can still view the coloured fish parrot fish, angelfish and butterflyfish flashing among the staghorn corals through a glass-bottom boat.
Pirate’s Bay Charlotteville
Pirates Bay offers excellent snorkelling and a great place to hang out with locals and visitors alike. It’s a 10-minute walk to the beach down a track from the town. Remember to take your cooler for drinks and food as there are no facilities here.
Diving in Tobago
The diving sites in Tobago are among the best in the Caribbean. Tobago owes its unique position, to its closeness to the mouth of Venezuela’s Orinoco River.
This means that the coast around Tobago is fed by the nutrient-rich Guyana current, which provides sustenance for the reef while attracting a wealth of life to the area. Trinidad, which is closer to the mouth, has no significant coral because of low salinity and higher silt.
There are 50 listed dive sites around Tobago. And diving is centred on Speyside. The best of the three wrecks situated around its shores is the Maverick Ferry. This boat is 350 feet long and sunk in 98 feet of water (the top of the wreck is at 49 feet).
Around the wreck, you will find jewfish, and many species of tropical fish including sharks, rays and turtles.
Tobago is 25 miles long and only 6 miles wide yet over 230 species of birds have been identified of which 90 species nest on the island. Small wonder that this one of the primary birdwatching destinations.
The differing small island habitats, rainforest, shore, and wetlands, means that there are many birds cohabiting in a small area. Because of its closeness to South America (only 99 miles), many birds found here are not found in other Caribbean countries including Trinidad.
There are hummingbirds, tropical kingbirds, blue crowned motmots and bananaquit's in the upper and lower rainforests.
The resplendent frigate bird soars above pelicans feeding on the reefs. The wetlands are home to herons and egrets where woodpeckers and honeycreepers nest in the trees.
Little Tobago has the red-billed tropicbirds, boobies and terns.
Did we mention the rainforest?
The British established the oldest protected rain forest in the western hemisphere in 1776. The concept was to protect the island’s watershed while the land was being cleared by the colonists. What foresight!
It covers almost two-thirds of Tobago’s mountainous spine. Here you will find rugged peaks and winding trails with a whole hidden world waiting to be explored and discovered. Crashing waterfalls and amazing animal and plant life. Be sure to book the Reserve Guides to open the forest in all its glory!
Welcome to Tobago!
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