Life truly is a beach in Tobago, where the vibe is laidback and the surrounding scenery looks as if it’s taken straight from a postcard. This oval-shaped myriad of beauty measures 41km by 14km, but don’t let its small size deceive you, Tobago is filled with diversity, from the Caribbean coast's deserted pristine white sands to the dark volcanic sands of the Atlantic coast, then there's the lush rainforest and vibrant nightlife.
With so much to see and do in Tobago, it's hard to know where to start! Don't worry, Netflights.com have you covered with with our top five 'must do' suggestions:
Scuba diving and stand-up paddle boarding
Tobago has dive sites unlike anywhere else in the Caribbean due to the nutrient rich waters. Grab your scuba gear and witness the underwater beauty or try your hand at stand up paddle boarding. Explore the beautiful mangroves in the Bon Accord Lagoon, discover the many wonders of the Nylon Pool, or surf one of the many wave areas on the edge of the Buccoo Reef; in Tobago the fun never ends.
Off road jeep safari
There’s no better way to see Tobago! Venture off the beaten track and travel through rivers and old plantations from the coast into the heart of the island. Jump out of the jeep and walk along the tropical paths to a beautiful waterfall, where you can swim in a natural pool. This also gives you a perfect chance to see the nature and wildlife up close.
Witness the giant leatherback turtles come at night to lay their eggs from Great Courland Bay. Don't miss the egg laying season between March and July, there are organised nightly trips to the beach during this season.
Tobago is a bird watchers haven, attracting thousands of visitors, all looking to catch a glimpse of the unique species. Be sure to take a trip to Main Ridge Forest Reserve to look out for hummingbirds, manikins and jacamars nesting deep within the rainforest.
Pigeon Point Heritage Park
The famed 125-acre nature reserve on the south-western coast of Tobago is home to the popular and postcard-perfect palm-fringed Pigeon Point Beach. It’s the most photographed area of Tobago and it’s easy to see why, with a rustic weathered pier topped with thatched-roofed huts, it’s simply stunning.