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Largely unscathed by the influences of mainstream modern tourism, Tobago is considered one of the best eco-tourism destinations on the planet. Diving, birdwatching, hiking, snorkelling and rainforest exploration sit at the centre of Tobagonian tourism, where authentic locally-supported resorts act as the gateway to the Caribbean's pre-colonial life. Tobago is great for holidaymakers who don't want their hand held by high-profile hotels; those of you who look to leave the beaten track and come face-to-face with the honest identity of an island nation.
- Flight time: Approx 9 hours
- Passport & Visa: No Visa required
- Currency: Trinidad & Tobago Dollar
- Time Zone: GMT-4
- Language: English
Rich in folklore, music and dance inspired by African heritage, Tobago is one of the most culturally exuberant island in the Caribbean. Every year from mid-July to early August the Tobago Heritage Festival moves from village to village celebrating the island's fascinating customs and traditions.
Tobago's traditional cuisine is heavily influenced by the African heritage of its inhabitants, flavoured with delicious seafood specialities that include crab and flour dumplings simmered in a thick curry and coconut sauce, and a thin, spicy drink called pacro water. Store Bay is home to some of Tobago's best cooks who sell authentic local fare out of beachfront kiosks.
Tobago has many beautiful beaches, some peacefully removed from the beaten track and some fully-equipped with lifeguards and modern facilities. Diversity arises in their number, some boasting white sand and calm blue waters for paddling, others with shallow reefs for snorkelling. Either way, you're in for some romantic walks and fun in the sun.
The waters around Tobago support around 300 species of coral, including staghorn, elkhorn, fire coral, giant tube sponges and starlet coral, creating a kaleidoscopic backdrop for underwater adventures. Excellent dive sites can be found off Speyside, Little Tobago and Goat Island on the north-eastern side of Tobago, renowned for drift-dives above reefs with sponges the size of bathtubs.
Clear blue seas, wide sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs and coconuts are all synonymous with Tobago's balmy tropical identity. Explore the green depths of Tobago's Rainforest Reserve, the oldest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, or drift-dive with manta rays and sharks. Hike it, bike it, kayak it or observe it from afar. The choice is yours.
Tobago has a warm, sunny climate year round, with average daytime temperatures of 28°C. The island has two main seasons: Dry Season, January - May and Rainy Season, June - December. But even in the Rainy Season mornings are usually sunny followed by fair nights, and the general rainfall pattern is often interrupted by days of brilliant sunshine.
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