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Tobago travel guide

Weather and climate

Temperatures: The average temperature is 29°C.

Best time to visit: To make the most of the sunshine, book your getaway for the dry season (December to May).

You can expect a tropical climate and year-round sun on holidays to Tobago. The island has two main seasons: dry season runs from December to May and the rainy season is from June to November. But even during rainy season, mornings tend to be sunny and the rain usually falls in short, sharp bursts so you can still enjoy your holiday. And nights are lovely and clear, too, so you’ll see a fabulous Milky Way and millions of stars; just right for a moonlight stroll along the beach. 

Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

Tobago is best for...

Beach lovers: Unwind in the Caribbean sunshine on Store Bay at Crown point, or head for Stonehaven Bay to see wild scenery and leatherback turtles nesting.

Couples: Quiet beaches, turquoise waters and glorious scenery; is there anything more romantic? Head for Pigeon Point beach if you really want to get away from it all.

Explorers: Wind your way through the oldest rainforest in the Western hemisphere, Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve. Or head straight for Buccoo Reef National Park via a glass-bottomed boat.

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Fast facts

Language: English.

Currency: Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TT$).

Local time: Tobago is 5 hours behind GMT/UK time.

Fly to: A.N.R. Robinson International Airport. It's just 10 minutes to transfer to Turtle Beach and Grafton Beach and around 30 minutes to Scarborough.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Tobago is 11 hours.

Tourist information: Find out more before you travel, here https://www.visittobago.gov.tt.

Visa / health: Click here https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/trinidad-and-tobago to read about health and advice recommendations and advice before you go on holiday.

Getting around

By taxi: Taxis and maxi-taxis (privately owned mini-buses) are readily available in towns, hotels and the airport. It’s a quick and easy way to get around.

By hire car: If you want to make the most of your time on the island, this is the way to do it. If your Tobago holidays are during the peak times, be sure to book a few months in advance to get the car you want.

By bus: You’ll find the main bus terminal in the island capital of Scarborough, with routes covering the majority of the island.

Events

Carnival: It’s the most popular event here; expect flamboyant dancers and traditional music galore. Held in February or March, you can party day and night during this two-day event.

Buccoo Sunday School Street Party: No, there’s nothing religious about it. But this weekly event in the village of Buccoo is the perfect way to sample a slice of this islands social life. Think live music and dancing, and expect to join in, there’s no spectators here, everyone’s a participant!

Easter goat and crab racing: Yes, you read that right! If you’re around at Easter, come and watch this fun-filled event in Buccoo. It’s one of the island’s less conventional traditions.