Tobago is the smaller, more rural, partner of the twin-island republic of Trinidad & Tobago. The islands are located at the southernmost end of the Caribbean archipelago, with flora and fauna bearing more resemblance to their closest neighbour, Venezuela, rather than to other Caribbean islands. Tobago has the oldest protected rainforest in the western hemisphere. Touring this lush green mountainous 26 x 8-mile island is probably the one activity shared by every visitor.
Situated just 11° north of the equator, temperatures in Tobago are consistent all year round. The island has three seasons – the ‘Wet Season’ (June to November), the ‘Dry Season’ (December to May) and ‘Carnival Season’ that runs all year round, but peaks with Carnival, normally in late February.
Tobago has a population of around 60,000. Tobagonians are a proud and religious people, primarily of African descent. They are noted for their warmth and friendliness.
Pigeon Point is home to more than 220 species of bird, making the island highly popular with bird watchers. The seas off the island also boast some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean, including the largest brain coral in the world.
Above and beyond all of this, Tobago is best known as a holiday destination to ‘lime’ – the local term for relaxing and chatting to friends and family, or simply having a good time.
For general visitor information about Tobago, we recommend www.myTobago.info.