Trinidad and Tobago are vibrant destinations to visit, there is a rich culture, friendly locals, spectacular scenery, rainforest and also stunning beaches. These islands are spectacular and a great eco tourism destination - thousands of people take vacations here every year and there is something for everyone, families and solo travelers.
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Lots of major international airlines fly to Tobago including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Monarch. You can also cross from Trinidad or visit the country via a cruise.
Trinidad and Tobago benefits from a warm sunny climate all year round due to is Caribbean location. Average temperatures are around 30⁰C (84-86⁰F)Tobago has two annual seasons; wet season (July-November) and dry season (December-June) and lies outside of the hurricane belt. Expect warm weather all year round. The yearly average temperature is around 28 - 30 degrees.
Most people think of Tobago as a luxury travel destination, but there are so many activities available like volunteering on community and conservation projects. You can go snorkelling, scuba diving, visit beautiful white sandy beaches beaches, join a horse trail, go trekking in nature tails, go mountain biking, bird watching, whale watching excursions, kayaking, explore rainforest or just kick back and relax at one of the many resorts.
There is a lot more to this island than just beaches and scenery too, we highly recommend exploring villages like Castara, Charlotteville and Scarborough. Tobago is much more relaxed and tranquil compared to Trinidad and you will get a really authentic experience due to the lower tourism numbers compared to other countries in the region.
You can easily navigate this island by public bus, taxi or even hiring a car.
Let’s take a look at why should consider visiting.
Trinidad and Tobago really is what most people picture as paradise… blue water, blue skies and golden beaches situated in front of the thick green tropical forest. Local people are famous for their hospitality and you will find everyone you meet very welcoming. This is also an English speaking country which can make visiting easier.
Trinidad and Tobago is very developed and you can find all the things you would find in a normal destination e.g. libraries, police stations and medical centres. If you have any medical emergencies you will be taken to the main hospital in Scarborough which has modern facilities. Most places, even outside the large resorts are well equipped with bars, restaurants and free wifi.
You can find cheap budget bed and breakfasts right up to luxury hotels. You will also get much better value for money here compared to nearby destinations like the British Virgin Islands and Barbados.
Although Trinidad and Tobago might look small on a map there are lots of places you might want to add to your itinerary and also ways to experience the local way of life.
When you think of Tobago, you might think about a Caribbean culture and beaches. But there is more to this country and there are options for all budgets and interests, from luxury beach holidays to more independent packages. Attractions on the island aren’t as famous as other destinations in the region but you can lots of exciting activities and adventures available e.g. hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, sailing, swimming (incredible during a tropical rain shower ) or simply sunbathing.
If you book a package holiday or tour daily adventures can include visiting idyllic beaches, waterfalls, and hidden jungle pools and jungle treks. Taking a trip to the neighboring islands of Little Tobago and St Giles is worthwhile. Another special place for tourists is the ‘nylon pools’ which is a famous long expanse of shallow reefs, white sands and turquoise waters.