Category: Editor’s Picks

Lover's Bay is a hidden gem accessible only by boat. Photo by Nyla Singh

Our 5 (well, more than 5) favourite Tobago beaches

OK, no matter what else you may have come to Tobago to explore, enjoying its truly stunning beaches is bound to feature high up on your list of things to do! So here are our top five for 2017 — plus many of our other favourites. One quick tip: the further north you go, the quieter the beaches tend to be. And, of course, if you want the low-down on all Tobago’s beaches, make sure to check out the rest of our Beaches section!

Lopinot estate and historical complex in Trinidad. Photo: William Barrow

Did you know? 25+ cool & important facts about Trinidad & Tobago

There are many people and things that have landed Trinidad and Tobago in the history books…or which are just plain cool! Here are just some. And if you know more that you think should be here, feel free to give us a shout! We always love to hear from our readers. Banwari Man The oldest

Charlotteville. Photo by Chris Anderson

Our top 25 Tobago beaches

You’re stumped for choice when it comes to beaches in Tobago. A good rule of thumb: the further north you go, the quieter the beaches become. Here are our top 25, grouped by region — Crown Point and the southwest, the Leeward (Caribbean) coast, and the Windward (Atlantic) coast. Crown Point Canoe Bay (entrance fee):

Ambard's House or Roomor. Photograph by Chris Anderson

Touring Trinidad’s heritage

In between Trinidad’s many modern buildings and ultra-contemporary homes, architectural gems peep out, legacies of Trinidad’s many influences – religious, social and economic. Among the most beautiful and appealing are the signature gingerbread houses, many Catholic churches and cathedrals, classic Islamic mosques, Hindu mandirs, 18th century mansions built by cocoa kings, former sugar plantation homes and museums, such as the National Museum and Art Gallery, which has a German Renaissance style

Little Tobago and Goat Island

Tobago day trip recommendations

Here are a range of day trips you can look forward to in Tobago, grouped by level of intensity and about how long they’ll take

A menacing blue devil intimidates the crowd. Photo by Atiba Williams

Trinidad Carnival: the birth & evolution

Central to understanding much of the Trinidadian psyche is to understand the festival culture of the island. And no festival is greater than the Trinidad Carnival. The dynamism of the festival has sparked its reproduction throughout the rest of the Caribbean island chain, and as far away as Toronto, New York, Miami and Notting Hill. But everyone knows that Trinidad is the “mother of all West Indian carnivals”, which attracts visitors from all over the world, including international celebrities like Halle Berry. Its roots are here

A scarlet macaw. Photo by Chris Anderson

Trinidad & Tobago — a birder’s paradise

Photographer and naturalist Roger Neckles of Avifauna Tours on Trinidad & Tobago birds and birdwatching

Poolside at the Magdalena Grand

Where to stay in Tobago

Tobago’s ever-increasing range of accommodation can meet any holiday plans or budget

Happy newlyweds. Photo Yaisa Tangwell via the Villas at Stonehaven Tobago

A Tobago wedding

Your guide to planning the perfect wedding in Tobago – whether on the beach, or in a church!

The Ocean View Lounge at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad

Where to stay: Trinidad accommodation options

Accommodation in Trinidad range from major hotel chains, business hotels and guesthouses, some with conference centres, plus villas and apartments across the country