Tobago is one of the two islands that comprise the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago.
Tobago is a delightful island in the southern Caribbean. It is an escape from the hustle and bustle of Port of Spain for those from Trinidad and, served by Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Condor and Monarch as a major destination for those from outside the country. The west side of the island features beautiful beaches and the Bucco reef at Pigeon Point. The east side features unspoilt rainforest that are protected and is the oldest protected rainforest on the western Hemisphere.
The people talk English with a strong accent, a few dialect words and quite fast but after a few conversations you slowly start to understand what the people are saying.
Tobago has its own airport, at the south of the island. It receives flights from Port of Spain, several other Caribbean islands, and from London via BA scheduled flights. There are also charter flights from Europe. The small departure lounge can get congested when the flights to Europe are leaving in the early evening.
The area around the airport is a typical tourist zone and you may wonder why you made the journey. But don't be put off. The rest of the island is a delight.
Taxis, mainly consisting of ancient American cars, are available at the airport.
Vehicles can be rented, although the quality can sometime leave much to be desired. Driving around Tobago basically consists of taking the coastal road that circles the island, together with two or three east-west roads.
- Tobago Museum
- Leah Arken Boston,MA http://www.cruisetobago.com Tobago Princess-Tour Boat
- Little Tobago Hire a boat and head for the small island of Little Tobago from the marina at Speyside. Little Tobago is a protected bird sanctuary (no place to stay!) with wonderful hiking trails and a few tiny beaches.
The Mt. Irvine Bay Golf Course is said to be Tony Jacklin's favourite (remember him?!). It is a challenging wweave in and out of coconut palms.
- Englishman's Bay
- Pigeon Point
- Mt. Irvine beach Very popular surf- spot with both locals and tourist. There a beachbar and the place is perfect for sunset.
- Grafton beach/ Stone Haven Bay
- Turtle Beach named for its turtle nesting during the months of Feb.-Aug.
- Store Bay
- Store Bay/Kariwak Reef
- Mt. Irvine
- Arnos Vale
A lot of cafes and restauants don't take European debit/credit cards, even if they have the sign in the window. The main problem seems to be with HSBC cards.
Fish Pot  in Pleasant Prospect. Nice and casual, reasonable prices for quality food. Friendly and helpful staff. Fish is brought in from sea every morning, and their Irish and Rastafarian chef. Run by locals and internationals, and the menu reflects it. They take Credit cards, as well as euro's, pounds and US dollars.
- Carib or Stag, the local beers
- Kalamazoo Restaurant and Bar Spring Garden Tobago Excellent customer sevice,local dishes and drinks cost as little as $9 TT.If youre in Tobago you have to go there!
- Speyside Inn 189-193 Windward Road, Speyside, Tobago http://www.speysideinn.com $85-$170 email@example.comRun by a Togobanian and her Canadian husband, Speyside Inn is a friendly place to stay while at Tobago. Plenty of locals wander in and out, and the town of Speyside is a relaxed place.
- Golden Thistle Hotel Store Bay Local, Crown Point 1st Street on Right after Police Street, 2nd Street on Right, 1-868-639-8521 http://www.goldenthistlehotel.com 14:00 12:00 $50 - $100USD A quiet, cosy hotel that offers self catering studio rooms in the Crown Point area. Family run and a friendly, unpretentious place to stay, there is great local food available at the restaurant on site. Close to Airport
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