Discover the Untouched and Undiscovered Island of Tobago
Tobago is one of the last truly undiscovered places in the Caribbean where unspoilt traditions, untouched natural beauty and undiscovered gems merge to create the idyllic Caribbean escape.
Since most airlines don’t offer direct flights into Tobago, North Americans hoping to reach the tropical island will need to travel to Port of Spain, Trinidad and take a short connecting flight. Luckily for Canadians, on December 19, 2019, Sunwing will introduce its direct flights from Toronto into Tobago.
Where to Stay
Mount Irvine Bay Resort
Located on a former sugar and coconut plantation overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Mount Irvine Bay Resort is an elegant hideaway adjacent to an 18-hole championship golf course and a picturesque beach.
Overlooking a quiet bay by a fishing village on Tobago's northern coast, the lodges at Castara Retreats are built at treetop level - perfect for mindful seclusion with a bird's eye view.
What to do in Tobago (and beyond!)
Pigeon Point Heritage Park
Pigeon Point Heritage Park is a 125-acre nature reserve on the southwestern coast of Tobago. This perfect all-day beach destination is home to an award-winning beach, famous thatch-roof jetty, along with a sleuth of amenities and activities. The beach also serves as a venue for Tobago’s largest events, including the Tobago Jazz Festival, Great Fete and the Tobago Dragon Boat Festival.
Buccoo Reef & Nylon Pool Tours
Explore the beauty and wonder of Nylon Pool and the famous Buccoo Reef on a boat tour. Believed to possess mystical powers, Nylon Pool is a shallow “pool” in the middle of the ocean offering exceptional conditions for swimming and snorkelling. While at Buccoo Reef visitors can experience close encounters with a wide variety of marine life and coral reefs. The Pigeon Point Jetty is the nearest departure point for tours and glass-bottom boats.
Tobago Cocoa Estate
Tobago Cocoa Estate is a cocoa estate and heritage park where visitors can learn about the history of cocoa in Tobago. Visitors can see heritage displays and participate in the fermentation and drying activities or enjoy a rum and chocolate tasting.
Main Ridge Forest Reserve
The Main Ridge Forest Reserve is the oldest legally protected forest reserve in the Western Hemisphere established for conservation purposes. Home to approximately twelve to sixteen species of mammals and many species of flora and fauna, visitors can take a scenic tour through the reserve.
Pro tip: wear pants, long sleeves and bring bug repellent.
A top contender among Tobago’s most idyllic beaches, Englishman’s Bay is a stunning stretch of coastline where the lush greens of the rainforest seem to touch the deep blue-green of the ocean.
Adventure Farm and Nature Reserve
Adventure Farm and Nature Reserve is a 12-acre working organic estate perfect for eco-tourism. The estate is home to citrus fruits, ripe mangoes and a wealth of bird species. Visitors that venture beyond the reserve are rewarded with glimpses of the island’s natural wildlife - with a chance to see the white-tailed sabrewing hummingbird up close.
Pro tip: The fruits grown on the estate are free to eat.
Strategically positioned cannons point the way to stunning panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea at Fort James. This attraction is popular amongst locals and visitors alike, with many using the peaceful grounds for a variety of occasions, including weddings, photo shoots and wholesome family fun.
Where to Eat
Caribbean Kitchen at Castara Retreats
Located at Castara Retreats, Caribbean Kitchen is a magical spot for lunch, savouring sundowners or enjoying a candle-lit dinner with panoramic views. The menu features locally sourced, fresh ingredients blended with Caribbean flavours and spices as well as fresh fish caught daily.
Must try: Passionfruit mojito and Jerk Chicken
Located steps from Store Bay Beach, MissTrim’s offers the most authentic Tobagonian cuisine from curried crab and dumplings to red bean rice and macaroni pie.
Must try: Curried Crab & Dumplings
Fish Pot offers Tobago’s freshest fish, reeled in by local fishermen only hours before being served. From the authentic to the innovative, Fish Pot is guaranteed to exceed guests’ expectations with its amazing dishes and gracious choice of drinks.
Must try: Coconut cream cheesecake
For more information about your trip to the ultimate Caribbean island getaway, visit https://www.visittobago.gov.tt/.