Category: Tobago

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 Moriah Ole Time Wedding at Tobago Heritage Festival. Photo: CaféMoka Gallery

Tobago festivals & holidays

Tobago’s cultural and festival landscape ranges from folk traditions with strong roots in Tobago’s communities, to international events and festivals attracting talent and patrons from across the globe. Here are some highlights of Tobago’s cultural calendar

The Unit Trust (UTC) building in Scarborough. Photographer: Oswin Browne

Doing business in Tobago

An introduction to Tobago’s economy, dominated by tourism and the civil service

Trinidad & Tobago pelau. Photo: Giancarlo Lalsingh

Casual & fine dining in Tobago

The variety of restaurants in Tobago caters for those with a penchant for fine dining, home-style cooking, or adventures into the unfamiliar

Castara Bay, Tobago. Photo by Chris Anderson

Tobago beach breaks, coast to coast

In Tobago, you’re never far from the beach. In most cases, it’s just a short drive; if you’re lucky, it’s walking distance. Choose your beach destination according to your vacation mode. Fans of the active, social lifestyle will gravitate towards beaches with watersports facilities, souvenir shops and fast food outlets. In other cases, your only company might be a solitary pelican. There are beaches where local fishermen invite you to try your hand at “pulling seine”. The busiest beaches are concentrated in the Crown Point area. A good rule of thumb is that the further north you venture, the quieter the beaches become. We’ll guide you where to look…

Seafood entrée at the Pavilion Restaurant. Courtesy the Villas at Stonehaven

Let’s eat out: Tobago’s culinary scene

Many of Tobago’s restaurants are open-air, ready to catch the afternoon or evening breeze, sometimes with amazing views…

The Speechettes of Scarborough RC school in a traditional speech band performance, where costumed characters speechify in rhyme. It is popular at Carnival and during Heritage Festival. Photo courtesy the THA

The roots of Tobagonian culture

Traditionally, Tobagonians have never separated arts and entertainment from education. Families, friends and neighbours would gather outdoors around a fire, roasting nuts and corn while telling stories and sharing superstitions. This was how Tobagonians passed on proverbs and the wisdom of the elders; it was how they relaxed after hard work on the estates or