Tobago is an unspoiled island in the Caribbean; it’s the ideal place to get away from it all. It’s slightly smaller than its sister island, Trinidad, but it’s absolutely brimming with glorious rainforests, colourful coral reefs and miles of pristine beaches. From the volcanic shorelines (where you’ll find Hawksbill turtles) to the refreshing Nylon Pool lagoon, this is a dream-like destination. And on top of all this, you’ve got year-round sunshine. Holidays in Tobago really are your little slice of paradise.
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You won’t be able to resist the white-sand beaches and the sparkling blue sea is a calming presence. If you want to explore what lies beneath, you can try exploring the beautiful coral reefs with a spot of diving or snorkelling. You can discover a wealth of natural beauty beyond the shoreline, too; make a beeline for the UNESCO-protected Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve to see the tropical rainforest in all its glory.
Golfers will adore the island’s two championship golf courses, boasting panoramic ocean views that could easily put you off your swing. When you’re ready to sample traditional cuisine, it’s worth seeking out crab and flour dumplings with a sip of spicy pacro water. If you want to let loose, go ahead and get dressed up for one of the country’s famous carnivals.
You’ll definitely feel you’re in a tropical paradise on Tobago’s beaches. They are truly stunning with white or golden sands and warm waters, fringed by palm trees and other lush greenery. Tobago has so many beaches that it is impossible to visit them all on one holiday to the island. There are some secluded and isolated, and there are some that are well-known with lots going on, no matter how much of a favourite some of the beaches are with tourists, they all remain fairly quiet and unspoilt.
Tobago is a nature lover’s paradise as it is surrounded by all kinds of natural beauty. It’s home to hundreds of species of birds, wildlife and marine life including dolphins and endangered turtles, making it a prime location for animal spotting. The sea waters are so clear that you can easily see the colourful fish and coral reefs underneath, perfect for diving and snorkelling. It is also surrounded by plants and flowers and has the largest protected rainforest in the western hemisphere.