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Trinidad And Tobago Holidays

Trinidad And Tobago Holidays

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Along with its big sister Trinidad, Tobago enjoys a stunning setting in the south of the Caribbean, just a few miles from the South American coastline. Blessed with postcard-worthy beaches, world-class nature reserves and seafront hotels galore, it’s perfect for family breaks and romantic escapes alike - and thanks to the sizzling year-round sunshine, your tropical tan is virtually guaranteed.

Beaches Over 45 stretches of sand are dotted around Tobago’s shores, with the biggest and best beaches clustered around the west of the island. Located just a few minutes’ drive apart, Castara Beach and Englishman’s Bay dish up sun, sea and sand in spades, with unspoilt, forest-fringed coves offering a picture-perfect setting for relaxation. Towards the northernmost tip, there’s also the super-secluded Pirates’ Bay, one of the settings for Disney’s Swiss Family Robinson.

Top tip

For a beach off the beaten track, sail away to the gorgeous Cotton Bay. Only accessible by boat, this hideaway cove is famed for its powder-soft sands and aquamarine waters, perfect for sunbathers, swimmers and snorkellers alike. It’s also an amazing spot to mingle with the local marine life, with polka-dot filefish and serene stingrays both likely to join you for a dip.

Food & Drink

A rainbow of fresh fruits take centre-stage in many Tobagan treats, with the mouth-watering ‘chow’ - a refreshing combo of pineapple, lime, garlic and spices - a hugely popular beach treat. Fusion flavours are also a staple on many a menu, from the Creole ‘pelau’, a caramelised chicken dish sure to tantalise your taste-buds, to the Indian ‘pholouri’, deep-fried doughballs teamed with a creamy curry dip. Plus, to wash it all down, there’s plenty of luscious rums to sample - or, for an alcohol-free tipple, tons of street vendors serve up chilled coconut water straight from the shell.

Culture Like many of its fellow Caribbean islands, Tobago has a lengthy history book, with overseas settlers and swashbuckling pirates laying claim to its shores throughout the centuries. Today, it’s a real melting pot of cultures, with diverse influences from across the continents - and each community celebrates its own slice of history with an annual festival, filled with folk dancing, parades and live music. Plus, the whole country comes together each spring for the spectacular Carnival, which takes over the streets with a medley of music, street performances and marvellously messy mud-baths. NightlifeWith “get up with the sun, go to bed with the sun” a popular saying on the island, Tobago’s nightlife scene is pretty mellow. Most bars and clubs have a laid-back vibe aimed at ‘liming’ - carefree chilling-out with mates over a few drinks. The open-air Sunday School, nestled by a cove in beautiful Buccoo, is a great spot to team island beats with a night out - showcasing steel bands and fresh reggae every (you’ve guessed it) Sunday night. The Crown Point and Bon Accord neighbourhoods are also home to some of the island’s best bars, with the tropical Bago’s Beach Bar a firm local fave.

Important Information

Flight Time: 11 hours

Time Difference: -5hr in the summer, -4hr in the winter

Currency: Trinidad and Tobago dollar

Official Language: English

Vaccination For all up to date healthcare requirements, please check with your doctor before booking your holiday.

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Trinidad And Tobago Weather

With toasty temperatures of 25-27°C all year round, any time’s a great time for your Tobago travels. The dry season runs from December to May, followed by the wet season from June to November - but as any showers usually fall at night, feel free to leave your brolly at home. Plus, as it’s just outside the hurricane zone, storms are super-rare - and thanks to the cooling trade winds that drift across the island, there’s always a balmy breeze served up with the sunshine.
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Things To Do on Trinidad And Tobago Holidays

Pigeon Point Part sun-kissed beach, part nature reserve, this award-winning park is deservedly one of Tobago’s top attractions. Families love the super-calm waters, which are protected by a shimmering coral reef - and thanks to the choice of beachfront restaurants, shops and watersports, making a day of it couldn’t be easier. Before you head home, be sure to visit the jetty on the western shores - you’ll soon see why it’s one of the world’s most photographed beach locations.

Forest Reserve With almost 10,000 acres of tropical rainforest to its name (the equivalent of 160,000 tennis courts!), the Forest Reserve is Tobago’s most prized natural wonder. Stretching right down the middle of the island, its jungle-esque canopies and cascading waterfalls are a hotspot for hikers and nature-lovers, with miles of lush trails to explore. Be sure to hire an expert local guide to get the most out of your forest adventure - most tours set off from the Main Ridge Visitor Centre.

Fort King George Located at the highest point of the capital, Scarborough, this British-built fort dates all the way back to 1777. Following careful restorations, it’s now home to a thriving visitor experience, with gigantic cannons, sprawling barracks and a colonial museum to discover. It’s also a superb spot for photos, thanks to its panoramic views right across the bay.

Cocoa Estate Perched on a hillside just outside Roxborough, this colourful complex showcases Tobago’s love affair with the cocoa bean in true island style. With regular plantation tours on offer, including live demos of the harvesting process, it’s a truly sweet way to spend an hour - and chocoholics can even indulge in a cheeky taste-test or two. Or three, or four…