A welcome message from Councillor Nadine Stewart-Phillips for 2020
Welcome to Destination Tobago — an island treasure with more than 101 amazing reasons to enjoy this ideal vacation escape.
Voted among the top 50 islands in the world and the number one eco-destination at the 2019 Caribbean Travel Awards, no travel bucket list can be complete without a visit to our tropical paradise. If you’re here already, you’ve definitely made the right choice.
We invite you to blissfully detach from the hustle and bustle of life as you enter our world, endowed with spectacular natural wonders, breathtaking landscapes, alluring cultural attractions and festivities, historic relics, delectable cuisine, and the warmth and friendliness of our people.
For the eco-enthusiasts, Tobago features rich biodiversity. Spend some time identifying various species of flora and fauna in the Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve that has been named the Caribbean Nature Park of the Year in the Caribbean Journal’s Green Caribbean Awards 2019. You can also journey to Little Tobago to witness phenomenal sea bird colonies, or have a thrilling encounter swimming with bioluminescent plankton in the Bon Accord Lagoon. If you are up to the challenge, we dare you to visit our more than 25 beaches, which feature wide expanses of pristine waters and an array of marine life.
Tobago’s social diversity is on display throughout the year. From community Harvest celebrations and Buccoo’s Sunday School Street Lime, to the Tobago Jazz Experience, Tobago Carnival, Tobago Heritage Festival, Blue Food Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Tobago Masters Football Tournament, International Sea to Sea Marathon, and the Tobago International Cycling Classic. There are endless activities for every appetite.
And, should you simply wish to immerse yourself in the island’s history, take a trip to the picturesque Fort King George Heritage Park and visit our recently launched Icons of Tobago Museum, the Tobago Historic Museum, or witness Tobago’s historical legacy come alive with dramatic re-enactments at the monthly Interactive Museum.
So, whether your interest is in seas and beaches; eco adventure and nature; culture, heritage and people; or romance and weddings, come and enjoy an experience of a lifetime in Tobago … the Caribbean destination that is beyond ordinary.
Councillor Nadine Stewart-Phillips
Secretary of Tourism, Culture and Transportation at The Tobago House of Assembly
Written by Discover Trinidad & Tobago