Lying to the south of the main string of Caribbean Islands, you’ll find the ultimate tropical island of Tobago. Long and thin in shape, the island has mountainous rainforest inland, stunning waterfalls and is lined with white, sandy beaches, all surrounded by clear blue sea and amazing coral reefs. With a population of just 50,000, and English as the official language, you’ll soon feel at home and well looked after by the laid-back and easy going locals. During your holiday in Tobago, don't miss the carnivals, steel bands, calypso and limbo dancing, there's also the the tasty food and cocktails to keep you happy. Tobago is just ripe to be explored – A visit to the island’s capital Scarborough on market day is a must, when half the island’s population hits town to shop and chat; explore the coral on the Angel and Buccoo reefs on a glass bottomed boat trip; swim in the pools of the Argyle Waterfalls; or visit the exotic sea birds on the paradise island off Little Tobago. Choosing a holiday in Tobago ticks all the boxes for a romantic break or a relaxing chill-out with family and friends - stay in anything from a simple, small-scale guesthouse in a tiny village to an exclusive 5* Tobago resort or hotel with every luxury laid on.
Holidays in Tobago can be as active or as relaxed as you like, with scubadiving, snorkelling, windsurfing, wakeboarding and kite surfing available on the main beaches. Visit the Tobago Forest Reserve for hiking trails and bird watching. Drive along the twisting coastal Windward Road for the best views of the Atlantic. For the best beach on the island, spend time on Pigeon Point beach. Souvenir shopping is easy with locallymade rich Tobago fruitcake, woodcarvings, beads and pottery available.
Nighttime in Tobago is as laidback as its people, especially in the smaller towns and resorts. For a livelier time, head to the capital Scarborough or the resort of Crown Point. Sunday School, a loud, vibrant street party each Sunday evening in Buccoo, is an experience. Most hotels provide nightly entertainment during the 'high' season winter months.
Dining in Tobago is informal with the main emphasis on the food and atmosphere. The cuisine is a unique blend of African, Indian, Chinese, European and Latin American influences, with some Syrian, Lebanese and Italian flavours too. Freshlycaught fish and seafood are just waiting to be enjoyed. Sampling the local crab n dumplings from a roadside vendor is a must, as is the national favourites of curry and roti. Vegetarians are wellcatered for too with many vegetable based meals on the menu. The rum punch has quite a kick and the local Stag and Carib beers are tasty too.
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