Nestled at the southern end of the Windward Islands, just 22 miles northeast of its larger counterpart, Trinidad, Tobago is a hidden gem in the Caribbean. Measuring only 27 miles in length, this island is a friendly and authentic destination that can be fully explored in just one week.
Tobago boasts a diverse range of beaches to suit every preference, from the vibrant party atmosphere at Pigeon Point to the secluded tranquility of Englishman’s Bay. Surfers can catch thrilling waves at Mount Irvine Bay, one of the three beaches recently awarded Blue Flag pilot status, while families with young children can enjoy the shallow and sheltered waters of Canoe Bay.
Venture into Tobago’s UNESCO MaB-listed Main Ridge Forest Reserve, a pristine tropical rainforest spanning nearly 10,000 acres. Established in 1776, this natural wonder welcomes hikers and birdwatchers alike, with over 260 bird species, including the endemic white-tailed sabrewing hummingbird. Don’t miss Argyle Falls, a popular spot with natural rock pools for cooling off.
Explore the ocean by booking a guided night safari in a kayak or standup paddleboard across the bioluminescent waters of Bon Accord Lagoon, where thousands of microscopic organisms emit a captivating blue-green glow. Below the surface, Tobago boasts over 50 dive sites, including Kelleston Drain, home to a stunning 16-foot-wide brain coral, and London Bridge, a massive natural arch you can swim through.
Satisfy your taste buds with Tobago’s delectable cuisine, made from the island’s rich soil and abundant sea. Savor roti filled with curried goat or crab, indulge in callaloo made with dasheen leaves, okra, and coconut milk, and sample homemade ice cream infused with avocado or pumpkin. You can learn about the country’s organic cocoa and award-winning chocolate at the Tobago Cocoa Estate in Roxborough or enjoy affordable street food at kiosks in Store Bay and Castara Bay.
In Tobago, relaxation comes naturally, thanks to its small size, breathtaking scenery, and welcoming locals. Resorts offer yoga, sports, and spa treatments, while venues like Healing with Horses provide therapies and beach rides with a rescued herd. At Castara Retreats, wellness and creativity weeks are led by experts in yoga, meditation, health, and nutrition. Discover Tobago’s art trail in the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere
Reserve, fostering a deeper connection between people and nature while preserving this Caribbean paradise