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Tobago holidays take you to one half of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, a dual-island nation in the very south of the Caribbean. Petite Tobago measures just 37 miles across, but this tiny Caribbean isle is full of flair. Boasting idyllic beaches, crystal-clear waters and incredible rainforest, it’s ripe for both exploring and relaxing. And you can take your pick from plush hotels and tiny guesthouses, where you can expect a warm welcome from the friendly locals.

Tobago might be smaller than neighbouring Trinidad, but this vibrant island still packs a punch. Tobago holidays boasts an enticing mix of attractions. Wonderful sandy beaches and small fishing villages pepper the coastline, while the interior rises with rugged mountains and stunning jungles. You can unwind with a rum cocktail on the sands, snorkel in tropical waters and kayak through mangrove swamps. Make sure you also go bird-watching in Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve – it’s the oldest protected rainforest in the world. Or follow in David Attenborough’s footsteps when you visit Little Tobago in search of colourful frigatebirds.

If you’re more into culture than nature, make sure you spend some time in the city of Scarborough on your Tobago holiday. The island’s capital offers insight into Tobago’s colonial past, with landmarks revealing its historical ties with Britain, France and the Netherlands. Literary fans should also make tracks for Robinson Crusoe’s Cave – a limestone cavern overlooking Crown Point, which is believed to have featured in Daniel Defoe’s famous novel.

Whether you’re drawn to the island’s beautiful beaches, rich flora and fauna, or its top-notch hotels, our Tobago holidays will never disappoint. Speak to our travel specialists to find out more and tailor-make your perfect getaway

Beaches

Wildlife

History

Best time to go

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Tobago beaches

On your Tobago holiday, you’ll find lots of fantastic beaches for both couples and families. From watersports areas and bar-dotted bays, to secluded hideaways designed for lazy afternoons, there’s plenty of choice throughout the country.

In the island’s southwest corner, postcard-worthy Pigeon Point is one of the best beaches in Tobago. The bath-warm sea is clean, shallow and – thanks to Buccoo Reef, just off shore – the water is very calm for swimming. The whole family will love snorkelling with tropical fish among the corals. Or, if you’d prefer to keep dry, you can opt for a glass-bottomed boat tour instead.

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Mount Irvine Bay and Store Bay are also excellent choices for snorkelling and watersports, but they can get a bit busy during peak season. If you want to truly get away from it all, head to the unspoiled sands of Bloody Bay on the west coast. This idyllic spot is nicely tucked away, but still has toilets, showers and a bar – everything you need for an easy day on the beach during your Tobago holiday.

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Nature & wildlife

Tobago holidays are a nature lover’s dream. Believe it or not, tiny Tobago is home to the oldest protected rainforest in the world. Safeguarded since 1776, Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve is home to more than 200 species of birds – many of which are endemic to the island. Don your hiking boots and explore the reserve’s walking trails, keeping your eyes peeled for iguanas, geckos armadillos and the rare white-tailed sabrewing hummingbird.

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If you’re a keen bird-watcher, a visit to Little Tobago is a must. Aptly named, this pint-sized isle covers less than half a square mile and lies off the northeastern coast of Tobago, just a 20-minute boat ride from the village of Speyside. A protected wildlife sanctuary since 1924, Little Tobago is home to all kinds of rare birds, including the magnificent frigatebird and the red-footed booby. Plus, if you snorkel at the nearby coral reef, you’ll be able to spot cuttlefish, parrotfish and hawksbill turtles.

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History & culture

Alongside beaches and birdlife, Tobago holidays serve up plenty of history. The island has a colourful past, having been colonised by the British, Dutch and French, and converted into a sugar-producing colony during the 18th and 19th centuries.

In the island’s capital of Scarborough, you can see Fort King George. Dating back to the 1770s, this sprawling fortress has been carefully restored and now houses the fascinating Tobago Museum. The fort’s also conveniently placed for watching the sunset. For more great views, head to Plymouth to see Fort James – a coastal fortress built by the British in the 18th century. Made from limestone blocks, the fort boasts sweeping panoramas over Great Courland Bay.

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If you’ve ever read Daniel Defoe’s famous novel Robinson Crusoe, you’ll want to visit Crusoe’s Cave. At Crown Point, this jagged cavern is where the fictitious castaway took shelter after being shipwrecked near an unnamed tropical island – widely thought to have been based on Tobago.

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Best time to visit Tobago

Whenever you go on holiday to Tobago, you can look forward to relatively low humidity and refreshing ocean breezes. There are two main seasons here – wet and dry – but the temperature hovers around 27°C throughout the year.

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The dry season runs from January to May, when you can expect sunny days, blue skies and occasional showers. This is the perfect time for your trip, although it’s also the most popular time to go. The remainder of the year – from June to December – is officially wet season, but the mornings and evenings are still generally sunny. Plus, unlike other Caribbean islands, Tobago lies outside the hurricane belt. So, really, you can plan your Tobago holiday any time you like – you might just need to pack an umbrella if you visit during the wettest months of June and July.

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Essential Information

Visa: British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Tobago for less than 90 days
Language: English
Currency: Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TTD)
Time difference: GMT -4 hours
Flight duration from London: A direct flight takes just over nine hours
Capital city: Scarborough

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Beaches

Tobago beaches

On your Tobago holiday, you’ll find lots of fantastic beaches for both couples and families. From watersports areas and bar-dotted bays, to secluded hideaways designed for lazy afternoons, there’s plenty of choice throughout the country.

In the island’s southwest corner, postcard-worthy Pigeon Point is one of the best beaches in Tobago. The bath-warm sea is clean, shallow and – thanks to Buccoo Reef, just off shore – the water is very calm for swimming. The whole family will love snorkelling with tropical fish among the corals. Or, if you’d prefer to keep dry, you can opt for a glass-bottomed boat tour instead.

Show More
Show Less

Mount Irvine Bay and Store Bay are also excellent choices for snorkelling and watersports, but they can get a bit busy during peak season. If you want to truly get away from it all, head to the unspoiled sands of Bloody Bay on the west coast. This idyllic spot is nicely tucked away, but still has toilets, showers and a bar – everything you need for an easy day on the beach during your Tobago holiday.

Show More
Show Less

Wildlife

Nature & wildlife

Tobago holidays are a nature lover’s dream. Believe it or not, tiny Tobago is home to the oldest protected rainforest in the world. Safeguarded since 1776, Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve is home to more than 200 species of birds – many of which are endemic to the island. Don your hiking boots and explore the reserve’s walking trails, keeping your eyes peeled for iguanas, geckos armadillos and the rare white-tailed sabrewing hummingbird.

Show More
Show Less

If you’re a keen bird-watcher, a visit to Little Tobago is a must. Aptly named, this pint-sized isle covers less than half a square mile and lies off the northeastern coast of Tobago, just a 20-minute boat ride from the village of Speyside. A protected wildlife sanctuary since 1924, Little Tobago is home to all kinds of rare birds, including the magnificent frigatebird and the red-footed booby. Plus, if you snorkel at the nearby coral reef, you’ll be able to spot cuttlefish, parrotfish and hawksbill turtles.

Show More
Show Less

History

History & culture

Alongside beaches and birdlife, Tobago holidays serve up plenty of history. The island has a colourful past, having been colonised by the British, Dutch and French, and converted into a sugar-producing colony during the 18th and 19th centuries.

In the island’s capital of Scarborough, you can see Fort King George. Dating back to the 1770s, this sprawling fortress has been carefully restored and now houses the fascinating Tobago Museum. The fort’s also conveniently placed for watching the sunset. For more great views, head to Plymouth to see Fort James – a coastal fortress built by the British in the 18th century. Made from limestone blocks, the fort boasts sweeping panoramas over Great Courland Bay.

Show More
Show Less

If you’ve ever read Daniel Defoe’s famous novel Robinson Crusoe, you’ll want to visit Crusoe’s Cave. At Crown Point, this jagged cavern is where the fictitious castaway took shelter after being shipwrecked near an unnamed tropical island – widely thought to have been based on Tobago.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to go

Best time to visit Tobago

Whenever you go on holiday to Tobago, you can look forward to relatively low humidity and refreshing ocean breezes. There are two main seasons here – wet and dry – but the temperature hovers around 27°C throughout the year.

Show More
Show Less

The dry season runs from January to May, when you can expect sunny days, blue skies and occasional showers. This is the perfect time for your trip, although it’s also the most popular time to go. The remainder of the year – from June to December – is officially wet season, but the mornings and evenings are still generally sunny. Plus, unlike other Caribbean islands, Tobago lies outside the hurricane belt. So, really, you can plan your Tobago holiday any time you like – you might just need to pack an umbrella if you visit during the wettest months of June and July.

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Show Less

Essential Info

Essential Information

Visa: British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Tobago for less than 90 days
Language: English
Currency: Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TTD)
Time difference: GMT -4 hours
Flight duration from London: A direct flight takes just over nine hours
Capital city: Scarborough

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