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Discover holidays in Tobago

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.

28 °C

Average daily temperatures of 28°C.

10-11 hours

Flying Manchester to Tobago the flight time is approximately 10-11 hours

 

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.

Tobago best for...

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


Weather and climate

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.


Getting around

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.


Events

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.


Fast facts

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
Visa & Health: Before you travel, click here for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Tobago.


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