Tobago is Trinidad’s little sister and sits 21 miles northeast of Trinidad. It is a typical Caribbean island with an eco edge. The clear, nutrient-rich waters surrounding Tobago encourage coral formation and ensure an exceptional diversity of marine life beyond the island’s signature sandy white beaches. In some parts of the island the beaches are often a cinnamon brown or almost black, due to its geological roots as part of South America. The marine wealth and water-based diversity is mirrored on land by an amazing amount of flora and fauna.
Tobago is 26 miles (42km) long by seven miles (10km) wide and has two distinct sides – one facing the Atlantic Ocean and the other the Caribbean Sea.
Weddings and Honeymoons
With its tropical climate, sea views, amazing sunsets and fantastic beaches, Tobago offers countless possibilities for romantic weddings and delightful honeymoons. From the historical Ole Time Tobago wedding procession to traditional nuptials or an underwater exchange of vows, the island offers the perfect backdrop for a dream wedding.
Hiking – there are exciting hikes to suit every age and ability from a relaxing walk through the hemisphere’s oldest protected rainforest to a challenging six- hour trek through abandoned cocoa estates and woodland.
Biking – it is very easy to hire bikes on the island, those staying in the southern part of the island may want to hire bikes as their main means of transport as the terrain is relatively easy. The north-eastern end of the island provides the mountain biker with spectacular trails with steep climbs and exhilarating descents.
Kayaking – the waters of Buccoo Bay, which are protected by the Buccoo Reef, provide a gentle kayaking area with light swells. The mangrove swamps of Bon Accord Lagoon provide a scenic contrast to the white sand beaches found elsewhere on the island. In the north of the island, around Charlotteville, there are more challenging kayaking spots.
Nature - Turtles
The huge, endangered leatherback turtle is the largest of all the surviving turtle species and a regular visitor to the beaches of both Tobago. These amazing creatures can weigh up to 2,000 pounds. From March – July the females come ashore and lay their eggs. Two months later, the eggs hatch and the baby turtles scramble their way to the sea. Unfortunately few survive to full maturity as they have so many predators.
The chances of seeing the turtles increase when it is nearing a full moon and from 10pm into the early morning hours. In Tobago, Turtle Beach and Stonehaven Bay are the main nesting beaches. Several hotels offer a turtle watch service whereby they wake guests when a nesting turtle is sighted. When turtles emerge from the sea, there should be absolute silence with no lights, including camera flash.
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