Say “I do” to a romantic Tobago getaway

An abundance of nature, a laid-back culture and expert wedding and honeymoon services come together to make Tobago the ultimate choice for a couples’ break

In the south Caribbean lies an island where white-sand beaches meet verdant landscapes, and nature and wildlife sit side by side with a relaxed culture and friendly locals. Tobago is perfect for couples looking to spend some all‑important quality time together. 

The largely untouched island of Tobago strikes the perfect balance between tranquillity and adventure, from secluded beaches – three of which have been awarded a Blue Flag pilot status – to activities including paddleboarding and horse riding. And if couples are looking to tie the knot overseas, Tobago boasts a plethora of wedding services to ensure their special day is seamless. 

Experience island life

With a rich and fascinating heritage, Tobago is the ideal destination for couples who want to soak up local culture. To get a true flavour of the island, visitors can venture to the historic colonial forts or spend an afternoon ‘liming’ with the locals – the term for hanging out and enjoying each other’s company. 

Nature abounds amid Tobago’s forested emerald blanket. There are 260 bird species and keen-eyed explorers may spot the national bird, the cocrico, as well as the white-tailed sabrewing hummingbird. 

Tobago’s northeast, which incorporates the Main Ridge Forest Reserve, is a Unesco Man and Biosphere Reserve – one of the world’s oldest legally protected tropical rainforests, and perfect for seeing wildlife. 

Take to the sea for kayaking, diving and boat trips – an ideal opportunity to soak up the scenery from beyond the shoreline – followed by an afternoon of horse riding, to connect with each other and nature. 

Choose a beach wedding

For couples thinking about getting married abroad, Tobago’s picture-perfect views provide a wonderful backdrop for a wedding, whether they want to say “I do” with the sand between their toes at the beautiful beach of Pigeon Point, or head north to Parlatuvier where nuptials can be shared on the beach or by its cascading falls. 

There are a multitude of on-island services that enable couples to have their wedding their way, and they can choose a package for either a religious or non‑religious ceremony.

Tobago’s expert wedding planners can help your clients’ dreams come true, wherever they decide to tie the knot. The packages also offer assistance with everything from flowers to hair and make-up, so all your clients have to do is look forward to their big day.

Wedding tips

Anyone wishing to get married in Tobago must be aged 18 or over. They also must have been in the country for at least 24 hours before the ceremony, with a passport to show proof of entry and proof of address.

For those who are divorced, proof of decree absolute must be shown. Those who are widowed must show the original death certificate of their spouse.

Finally, couples will need to pay for their marriage licence, which can be obtained at the office of either the registrar general or warden. 

Top romantic experiences for couples in Tobago

Cruise on a catamaran 

Uninterrupted views and quality time await on board a private catamaran tour. Couples can soak up the sun while enjoying an ice-cold drink, leaving their everyday troubles behind. For the ultimate experience, book a sunset cruise, with the sky’s orange and pink hues making for an even more romantic setting. 

De-stress at a yoga class 

A couple’s private yoga session is key for relaxing and unwinding. They can de-stress at an invigorating class and, with some incredible studio locations to choose from, connect with Tobago’s natural surroundings in the process. 

Take to the water on a paddleboard 

Couples can put their balance to the test with one of the many stand-up paddleboarding excursions on the island, with either short sessions or full-day tours. They can explore secret rivers, hidden beaches and beautiful coral reefs. 

Get inspired, get rewarded

For bookings of seven nights or more, you will be rewarded with £10, while bookings of at least 14 nights will gain you £20. Find out more and sign up at: 

Become a Tobago expert agent with the specialist training programme from Tobago Beyond at:

PICTURES: Natalie Kriwy; Celeste Hart; RoamTT

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