As close to unspoilt as it gets‚ Tobago is pure Caribbean. Glorious rainforest‚ fish–filled coral reefs‚ nesting turtles and mile upon mile of beautiful beaches. This is the home of calypso‚ and the island to choose when you want to unwind away from it all. Discover the lively side of Tobago and watch one of its famous carnivals and festivals, rich in history and culture.
Average daily temperatures of 28°C.
Flying Manchester to Tobago the flight time is approximately 10-11 hours
Book a holiday to Tobago with Thomas Cook for idyllic Caribbean beaches and energetic festivals that guarantee equal doses of fun and relaxation.
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Tobago’s capital and main town of Scarborough, in the south of the island, is where you will find the main buzz of the island, including the two-day Carnival. If you love finding out about the history of where you’re staying, Scarborough is also home to Fort King George, built in the 1770s and still with much of the original site preserved today. If you simply want to get away from it all on one of Tabago’s longest stretches of golden sand, head to the popular resort of Great Courland Bay. Here you may even catch a glimpse of a leatherback turtle!
Discover the natural beauty of Tobago by following nature trails through the oldest protected rainforest in the Western hemisphere or diving in the delicate coral reefs. For something a little more relaxing, Tobago’s white-sand beaches and calming blue sea are the place for you. For sporty types, the island’s two championship golf courses will keep you entertained – just don’t let the panoramic ocean views put you off your swing! If you’re feeling peckish, try Tobago’s crab and flour dumplings with a sip of spicy pacro water before getting dressed up for one of the country’s famous carnivals
Visit the oldest protected rainforest in the Western hemisphere where luscious greenery and towering trees ensure that you get close to nature. Walk along the nature trails and you may just stumble upon one of Tobago’s tranquil waterfalls. If you love being by the sea, one of the best places in Tobago is Buccoo reef, perfect for snorkelling or scuba-diving. If you don’t fancy getting in the water to see the colourful coral reef, take a glass-bottom boat ride from Pigeon Point and enjoy the spectacular underwater world.
Every year from mid-July to early August, Tobagonians hosts their own heritage festival, moving from village to village celebrating the island’s culture and traditions. Enjoy the sounds of traditional music played on the fiddle and tambourine whilst learning about an island that’s steeped in history. There are still plenty of places to visit in Tobago if you prefer a quieter scene. Fort King George, built in the 1770s, has preserved much of its original site, including the barracks and prison. If you’re around on Easter Tuesday, be sure not to miss the famous Tobago goat racing.
With shady palm trees and a relatively quiet atmosphere, Pigeon Point is one of the more secluded beaches on the island. Capture the moment by having a photo of you on the iconic thatched-roof jetty. One of the best places to go in Tobago is Store Bay to get your fill of authentic local cuisine. Sample crab with dumplings fried in a thick curry and coconut sauce from Tobago’s top cooks whilst admiring the sea views. Wander down to Turtle Beach and watch the leatherback turtles take to the water as you soak up the sun.
Nature lovers: Buccoo Reef National Park: take a glass–bottom boat ride from Pigeon Point
Explorers: Follow a nature trail through the oldest rainforest in the Western hemisphere
Couples: Take yourself away from it all and unwind on the secluded Pigeon Point beach
Temperature: Average daily temperatures of 28°C.
The weather in Tobago is mostly warm and sunny all year. The island has two main seasons, the dry season and the rainy season. The dry season covers January to May and the rainy season, June to December. Although a rainy season, mornings are usually sunny and the rain does not fall until the afternoon, with clear nights.
By taxi: Getting around Tobago is reasonably easy as taxis and maxi-taxis (privately owned mini-buses) are readily available in towns, hotels and the airport.
By hire car: Hire a car to make the most of the island, but during peak times booking months in advance is recommended.
By bus: You’ll also find the main bus terminal located in the town of Scarborough with routes covering the majority of the island.
Traditional music: Carnival is Tobago’s most popular event, with flamboyant dancers and traditional music, including African drumming, to match the spirit. This 2-day event (during February or March) in Scarborough will see you partying through the day and night.
Lively dancing: For a fun-fuelled evening of lively dancing and music every week, head down to Buccoo’s Sunday School Street Party.
Crab races: If you’re around at Easter, watch the goat and crab races in the village of Buccoo. Not only are the goats specially trained but the jockeys have to be able to keep up by running alongside.
Language: The main language spoken in Tobago is English.
Currency: The currency used in Tobago is the Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TT$).
Local time: Tobago is 4 hours behind GMT/UK time.
Fly to: The only airport in Tobago is the A.N.R Robinson International Airport, around 11km from the island’s capital, Scarborough.
Flight time from UK: Approximately 10 -11 hours
Tourist Information: Further Tobago tourist information can be found here.
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