Tobago’s interior is rich in nature and wildlife and the mountainous Tobago Forest Reserve with its main ridge reaching nearly 2000 feet contains a dazzling variety of tropical flowers and vegetation. We can recommend experienced knowledgeable guides to lead your trek through this amazing terrain with its wildlife and waterfalls.
Villages & Islands
The North East of Tobago offers endless opportunities to explore the undiscovered features of the island. Take the glass-bottomed boat from SPEYSIDE to explore the 250 acre island of LITTLE TOBAGO. Just 20 minutes by boat from the shore this bird sanctuary is home to nearly 60 species of tropical bird, some extremely rare and guides will escort you as you explore this haven. The nearby GOAT ISLAND is surrounded by reefs and the glass bottom boats will give you a spectacular view of marine life and living coral of incredible variety. Take a trip to CASTARA to see one of the most natural of fishing villages and “lime” with the locals.
Tobago has its famous beaches – Pigeon Point, Store Bay, Stonehaven Bay – with watersports and all sorts of facilities. However, just a short drive up the coast from Plymouth takes you to an array of peaceful, golden sandy beaches where the waters of the Caribbean seas lap into beautiful coves. Wonderful names like Man O’War Bay, Parlatuvier Bay, Bloody Bay, Englishman’s Bay, Heavenly Bay and Pirate’s Bay to name just a few. Some have little shacks selling snacks and local crafts. The traditional fishing village of Castara is set within a wonderful horseshoe bay split into two lovely sandy beaches. You will find a good selection of places to eat and drink around both beaches and within the village itself.
Art & History
Fort King George, built by the English in 1779 has stunning views especially at sunset, the Tobago Museum is also there and houses archaeological relics from all eras of the island’s history, artifacts from pirate ships and a collection of historic military items and maps. The Kimme Museum is home to the magnificent collection of huge wooden sculptures by the late Luise Kimme. Every inch of the walls of The First Historical Cafe (closed until further notice) is covered with historical and rhetorical writings about the island and is a history lesson in itself. Have a cold drink and a snack whilst reading the fascinating documents covering all aspects of Tobago life.
There are bars and restaurants but not a great deal of organised nightlife. Many hotels have regular entertainment and some bars and restaurants will have calypso singers and local dancers. The small village of Buccoo comes alive on Sunday night for the weekly Sunday School. No bible readings or gospel singing involved, just eating, drinking, music, dancing and liming at this lively street party which lasts till the early hours. All are welcome.