Tobago is the slightly smaller sister island of Trinidad, but it’s bursting at the seams with natural wonders. From the volcanic beaches inhabited by Hawksbill turtles to the rejuvenating ‘powers’ of Nylon Pool lagoon, this a magical eco-destination to explore.
Essential information for Tobago
Tobago has a tropical climate and is sunny all year round. The average temperature is 29°C (83°F) so it is perfect for families. Dry Season in Tobago is between December and May, and the Wet Season between June and November. But don't be put off by the rain. The rain generally falls in short sharp bursts so it won't spoil your holiday!
You normally hear about the combined islands of Trinidad and Tobago, but each of these pretty Caribbean islands has its own unique identity. Tobago holidays give you a chance to explore the smaller of the two islands. Just because it’s smaller than Trinidad doesn’t mean that holidays to Tobago are any less fun.
Sitting in the glorious Caribbean Sea just off the coast of Venezuela, Tobago is prosperous, tourist-centric, and lush. If you’re looking for a Caribbean holiday that includes swathes of green jungle butting up against sugar-soft white sandy beaches, all-inclusive resorts that take care of every detail and a unique island culture, our Tobago package holidays give you all of that in one bundle. If you love natural beauty, you’ll love Tobago.
Tobago’s beaches are literally postcard perfect. You’ve got white sand that slopes gently into azure water so clear, you can see the turtles swimming lazily through the reefs. Top beaches in Tobago are Pigeon Point, Store Bay, MT Irvine, Bucco, Grange, Englishman's Bay and Canoe Bay, although there are lots of tiny inlets and coves all around the coast that are just perfect for exploring. Some you can only reach by sea, which is why kayak trips are so popular around the coast. For some serious natural history (and awesome snorkelling), head to Buccoo Reef on the north coast. Glass bottomed boats are the best way to see the reef without impacting on the fragile ecosystem.
Holidays to Tobago aren’t just for star-crossed lovers looking for a tropical paradise getaway. They’re perfect for a real treat of a family holiday too. With great value resorts and plenty of activities to keep the little darlings happy (like those beaches aren’t enough!), family holidays in Tobago give you the chance to spend some precious family time together. Here are a few of our favourite Tobago hotels:
For years, holidays to the Caribbean were seen as a privilege for the rich and famous, who often ended up buying an island or two as a souvenir. Tobago all-inclusive holidays take care of your flights, accommodation, food and drink for the duration of your stay. Meaning all you need to do is sit back and relax.
One word. Rum. You cannot come to Tobago and not try the local grog. This stuff is unlike anything you’ve ever tried at home. It’s also incredibly strong (no, really. Sit down when you drink proper Caribbean rum), so don’t make any plans for afterwards if you’re going on a full-on ‘let’s try one from each of the top shelf’ session.
Food-wise, you’re in the heart of Creole country, and a popular favourite is Creole fish stew, served in a tomato and onion-based sauce with plenty of hot peppers (and we mean hot). Other specialities of the island include curried crab and dumplin’, which is a delicious coconut and crab curry served with dumplings. It has to be tasted to be believed. You’ll never eat a sad-looking soggy crab sandwich ever again after you’ve gobbled down a few plates of this tantalising taste bomb.
Tobago holidays are a chance to explore some of the island’s historic sights, and take part in some unusual festivals (if you’re here during Easter):
You’re in the tropics, so expect tropical temperatures all year round. Tobago is slightly cooler than Trinidad (by a degree, so you really won’t notice any difference). The average temperatures all year round range between 18-34°C. The dry season runs from January to May, with the rainy season kicking in from June to December. Don’t be put off, though, as any showers you might encounter are usually confined to the evening, they’re short, light, and surprisingly warm! The closer to the beaches you are, the more temperate the climate, making this an ideal destination at any time of the year.