This tropical paradise may only be 26 miles long, but it has everything you could possibly need Caribbean escape here. Tobago holidays conjure up images of pristine white sand beaches, lush green rainforests and colourful coral reefs. But why conjure up images when you can have the real thing?
First thing’s first, take a look at the little teaser video below. Then read on to find out a bit more about what Tobago has to offer. And then get packing…
Top things to do
If you’re looking for a holiday destination that allows you to spend all day, every day, lying on a picture perfect beach, with nothing but the sound of gently lapping waves and swaying palms filling your ears, then Tobago can give you just that. But if you want even more from a holiday – sights to see, places to explore, different cultures to experience; you need look no further either…
Tobago is home to the oldest protected rainforest in the western hemisphere, which covers one third of the island. It’s a great place to go for a trek and discover all the fascinating colours, sounds and species that live within. How many beautiful birds will you spot?
This is one of the most visited attractions on the island. It’s an in-sea, shallow pool located just off Pigeon Point. Boats regularly take people over to take a dip in its metre-deep waters and the name comes from Princess Margaret, who said the water was as clear as her nylon stockings.
Yep, you read that right! If you’re visiting Tobago over Easter, then you’d be bleating mad not to head to the village of Buccoo to witness the annual goat races. They’ve taken place every year since 1925 and it’s amazing to watch the jockeys try and keep up with the goats.
This isn’t your traditional Sunday School. In fact, it’s something completely different. Sunday School in Tobago is a weekly street party that allows you to get a real taste for the Tobagonian way of life. It features the Buccooneers Steel Band and is a must visit for anyone looking for feel-good fun.
Tobago is blessed with countless stunning beaches, but easily the most beautiful of them all is the breathtaking Pigeon Point. It boasts mile upon mile of soft, white sand and calm, turquoise waters; perfect for snorkelling. And it’s home to Tobago’s iconic thatch-roofed jetty.
Tobagonians love any excuse for a celebration, so you’re likely to find some kind of festival taking place no matter what month you choose to visit. The Tobago Heritage Festival at the end of July, the Blue Food Festival in October and the Tobago Culinary Festival in June are well worth looking out for.
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