If anyone suggested a holiday in sunny Scarborough, they wouldn’t be thinking laid back, take it easy holidays in sunny Tobago. This holiday destination is fantastic fun and great for family getaways, from its capital Scarborough to the endless exotic beaches. Explore beautiful countryside and wonderful, unspoilt beaches this south Caribbean island has to offer.
Tobago lies 11 degrees north of the equator and just 22 miles north-east of its sister island Trinidad. The rainforests and nature reserves are home to many different species of migratory and marine birds so the wildlife is good enough reason to visit this wonderful country.
Tobago holiday accommodation consists of pleasant hotels and Caribbean style villas in secluded spots around the island. It doesn’t tend to have the large scale beachfront hotels as they would in Barbados and St Lucia.
There are plenty of excursions to enjoy while on holiday in Tobago. These include rainforest tours, trips to Little Tobago, island tours with stop-offs at local villages, and the chance to swim in waterfalls. Birdwatching, sailing, cycling and golfing are all popular activities when on holiday in Tobago. And of course it’s easy to take boat trips to neighbouring Trinidad and the Grenadines during your stay.
Tobago’s capital of Scarborough and is a lovely place to visit, with its Scarborough Botanical Gardens particularly. It is spread over 17 acres, filled with exotic plants and shrubs; it’s definitely worth a look. Make sure you pay a visit to the native orchid house, as well. Scarborough is overlooked by the Fort King George, a 17th Century hideout that sits proudly at the summit. In Upper Scarborough there is the House of Assembly when is the best example of Georgian architecture in the Caribbean. The cannons on Gun Bridge are a hint of turbulent times gone by. There are colourful houses along the harbour and lively markets to enjoy.
Summer temperatures can reach 32ºC which makes it a desirable place to visit for sun worshippers. Whether you fancy time lying on sandy beaches, or meander around the city streets, Tobago gives you exotic excitement to entice your senses.