An untouched island escape in Tobago

In association with: Tobago Tourism Agency

Natural wonders and vibrant culture are at the heart of this Caribbean island

Tobago’s unspoilt golden shores shine at any time of year, but why wait until winter? Summer is an accessible and affordable time to enjoy the island’s untouched natural landscapes and fun‑filled events.

Combining beautiful beaches and friendly people, delicious food and a rich heritage, there’s something for everyone to love on this tropical island. And it’s easy to reach thanks to British Airways’ direct twice-weekly service to Tobago in summer, and direct flights three times per week to Trinidad and Tobago capital Port of Spain, with easy onward connections.

Lime like a local

Tobagonians have perfected the art of ‘liming’ – relaxing with friends over food and drink – and visitors will find themselves swept up in the island’s laidback lifestyle too. Its beaches are ideal for making memories, with sweeping bays and secluded shores where colourful coral reefs sit just below the waves.

Whether clients head for the white sands of Pigeon Point, snorkel in the crystal-clear waters off Englishman’s Bay or soak up the sun at Castara Bay, they will enjoy watersports, beachfront dining and sunset views.

After a day on the water paddleboarding or kayaking, the island’s beach bars and local restaurants are just the spot to sip a sundowner and try curried crab and dumplings, Tobago’s national dish.

Beyond the beaches

Blanketed in emerald jungle and dotted with towns and villages, there’s more to discover beyond Tobago’s shores. Adventurous families will enjoy hiking to Argyll Falls and spotting wildlife in the Unesco-listed Main Ridge rainforest on a safari or bike ride.

Tobago has 260 recorded bird species, which can be seen on birdwatching adventures along the Gilpin Trace hiking trails and on Little Tobago Island.

Visitors can also dive into island life in capital Scarborough, home to historical Fort King George and botanical gardens, or in Charlotteville at the northern tip of the island, where a sea of pastel-coloured houses and waterfront restaurants await.

On Tobago’s packed events calendar is Tobago Carnival, which brings colourful costumes, lively music and a festive atmosphere in late October. In July and August, the Tobago Heritage Festival features cultural performances from each of the island’s villages, along with two weeks of celebrations, music and mouth-watering cuisine.

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Protecting paradise

Did you know that Tobago’s northeast was awarded the prestigious Unesco Man and the Biosphere designation, making the area the largest Unesco site in the Englishspeaking Caribbean.

Tobago is also the only island in the Lesser Antilles to have Blue Flag approval, as King’s Bay, Bloody Bay and Mount Irvine Bay have all been awarded Blue Flag pilot status, based on their efforts in safety and environmental responsibility.

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