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Courtesy the Villas at Stonehaven

Tobago accommodation guide 2018

Glamorous resorts, boutique hotels, eco retreats, and B&Bs, from coast to coast and catering to every budget — here are our picks for where to stay in Tobago for 2018

A room at the Hyatt Regency, Trinidad.

Trinidad accommodation guide 2018

International hotel chains, local gems, B&Bs, eco escapes and more — our picks for where to stay in Trinidad for 2018, no matter what your needs or budget!

Divers adore the reefs off Tobago. Courtesy The Division of Tourism and Transportation.

Diving in Tobago: kingdom of the corals

It’s just like Finding Nemo. Dive below the surface of the aquamarine and azure waters off Tobago and enter the kingdom of the coral reefs. Many of the dive sites here are drift dives, which just means that you just go with the flow — literally. You adjust your buoyancy to follow the current; keep

The Gasparee Caves, Trinidad. Photo: Stephen Broadbridge

Family-friendly fun in Trinidad

Chaguaramas The Chaguaramas National Heritage Park in Trinidad’s northwestern peninsula is just 20 minutes from Port of Spain (with no traffic, of which there is a lot on weekends and public holidays). Home to the wondrous Tucker Valley, families share space with hikers, bikers, explorers, bird watchers, hashers, archers, and golfers all have their place

Sunrise at the ever-popular Maracas beach. Photo by Chris Anderson

Beach and river days in Trinidad

For those who love the water, discover some of Trinidad’s most cherished spots to spend days at the beach, or by the river

Game fishing is fantastic in Tobago. Photo by project1photography/Shutterstock

Tobago game fishing

Plenty of fish in the sea? Game fishing is fantastic here, with the main offshore season lasting from October to June. Anglers can expect to do battle with blue marlins, white marlins, swordfish, wahoo, tuna, barracudas, mahi-mahi (dolphin-fish) and sharks. Large game fish migrate south for the winter and chase the schools of small flying

A Black-throated mango hummingbird at the Adventure Eco Villas in Tobago. Photo by Rapso Imaging

Tobago sightseeing — and boons for birders!

Our favourite sightseeing spots, day trips, and birdwatching sites for 2018!

Your Tobago liming, partying & entertainment guide 2018

If you’re in the mood to enjoy the nightlife, there are more than enough bars, restaurants, clubs, casinos and open-air party venues to keep you happy — especially on the western side of the island! There’s loads of live entertainment too

A giant leatherback turtle heaves her bulk out of the water to nest. Photo courtesy the TDC

Turtle-watching in Trinidad

During peak turtle nesting season (1 March—31 August), five of the seven sea turtle species found globally return to Trinidad’s beaches to lay their eggs. Trinidad is the second largest leatherback nesting site in the world. Two months later, turtle hatchlings emerge (especially from June to August). Witnessing the nesting ritual, and clutches emerging from the sand, is an unforgettable experience

Blue and yellow macaws were successfully re-introduced to Trinidad in the early 2000s after being extirpated by habitat loss and the pet trade. Photo by Chris Anderson

Bird-watching in Trinidad

The island is blessed with nearly 500 recorded species — among the top 10 countries in the world for number of species per square mile. Peak birding season is November–May, but there’s lots to see year-round. Ornithologists flock here because of the diversity and accessibility to the birds. You can stay on the road and easily record 60 species on a single outing. Here’s where you’ll want to head for the best bird-watching