TobagoTrinidad and Tobago.
- Pigeon Point, in Crown Point is a lovely white sand beach situated in a heritage wildlife park. There is a TTD18 charge to enter before 5pm.
- Grafton Beach in Black Rock is a less touristy option further up the north coast with a long sandy beach and warm waters.
- Englishman's Bay, near Castara Bay is much further up the coast and is highly recommended. The beach is accessed over a sandy road and a suitable car is recommended.
- Castara Bay is also a popular destination on the Roth shore.
Unlike some other Caribbean islands, all beaches in Tobago are free of charge.
There are a number of old forts worth seeing. The best is Fort St George in Scarborough. There is a museum and a fantastic view over the bay at Scarborough. It is highly recommended for a sunset visit.
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 British Airways and Condor 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.
A.N.R. Robinson International Airportis the only international airport in Tobago. It receives flights from Port of Spain, several other Caribbean islands, and from London via BA scheduled flights (Thursdays and Mondays with a short stop in Antigua) and Virgin (fly Thursdays direct). Caribbean Airlines runs a weekly direct flight from Tobago to JFK on Sunday. 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. Taxis, mainly consisting of ancient American cars, are available at the airport.
The area around the airport (Crown Point) 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.
By boatA boat service runs between Port of Spain and Scarborough (Tobago). There are 3 ferries per day and the journey is at least 3 hours. Tickets can be bought online on Trinidad and Tobago inter-island ferry service.
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. Cars are right hand drive and you drive on the left.
- Tobago Museum
- 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.
- Turtle watching
- Corbin Local Wildlife Park
GolfThe Mt. Irvine Bay Golf Course is said to be Tony Jacklin's favourite (remember him?!). It is a challenging weave in and out of coconut palms.
- Englishman's Bay
- Pigeon Point
- Mt. Irvine beach Very popular surf-spot with both locals and tourists. 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
- Canoe Bay
- Kings Bay
- The Grange
- No Mans Land
- Man O War Bay
- Pirates Bay
- Batteaux Bay
If you're staying on the more populous south end (near the airport), Pigeon Point is the more touristy beach, with a small admission fee, cabanas for rent, bar, espresso bar and snack bars. It's the one with the famous pier that's on every Trinidad and Tobago tourism brochure. And then there's more casual Store Bay, favoured by the locals and visiting Trinidadians. Bigger waves, firmer sand, less seaweed. You can easily sample both in one day, as they're about a 20-minute stroll apart.
- Store Bay/Kariwak Reef
- Mt. Irvine
- Arnos Vale
A lot of cafes and restaurants 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.
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