Tobago is relaxed, slow-paced and largely undeveloped compared with her sister island, Trinidad. It boasts white-sand beaches, crystal-clear seas, and rain forests teeming with exotic bird life. In the east of the island is the oldest protected rainforest in the western hemisphere. There are many beautiful beaches including Pigeon Point, Store Bay and Turtle Beach, where brown pelicans can be seen diving into the waters to catch fish; Man O'War Bay, at the opposite end of the island; and Mount Irvine and Bacolet Bays. Scuba diving, snorkeling and bird watching are favorite pastimes in Tobago.
The capital, Scarborough, has many charming houses, as well as interesting Botanical Gardens. It is overshadowed by the Fort King George built in 1779, 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
* 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.
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.