Scarborough, Trinidad & Tobago
Tobago is very different from her sister isle Trinidad, which is 32km away. It is a tranquil island with calm waters and vast stretches of white sand beaches. In the east, the volcanic part of the island is precipitous and heavily wooded, with the oldest protected rainforest in the western hemisphere.
The capital, Scarborough, has many quaint houses which spill down from the hilltop to the waterside, as well as interesting Botanical Gardens. It is overshadowed by the Fort King George built in 1779 during the many struggles between the French and the English, an excellent point from which to view the sunset. The Court House built in 1825 is today used as the meeting place for the Tobago House of Assembly, while Tobago Museum showcases artifacts from Tobago's early American Indian and colonial days.
Things to See & Do
* Pigeon Point beach
* Buccoo Reef
* Fort King George
* Tobago Museum
* Botanical Gardens
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Trinidad & Tobago Dollar (TTD; TT$)
Language – English, French Patois & Spanish
Land Area – 300 sq km’s
Population – 20,000
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1 + 868
Port Location – Ships dock at the cruise terminal in Scarborough which is located close to the downtown area.
Transport Links – Crown Point airport is 13km from Scarborough. The national airline is BWI, which flies to other Caribbean islands and to several towns on the North and South American coasts. BWIA operates frequent services from London (Heathrow), Miami and New York to Port of Spain. The main ports are the Port of Spain and Scarborough. There is a daily (except Saturday) car ferry/passenger service from Port of Spain to Tobago (Scarborough), which takes approximately six hours.
Shared taxis are most commonly used to get around. Rental cars, motorbikes and mopeds are also available.