If you’re looking for island charm, laidback vibes and a warm Caribbean welcome, Tobago should be top of your must-visit list.
Bursting with lush landscapes and tropical vistas, one of the best ways to see the island’s natural beauty is on two wheels; hire a bike and explore the island at your own pace while enjoying the island’s captivating backdrops. We also recommend venturing into town to find a street food vendor selling delicious Caribbean delicacies such as roti and doubles and once you’re full, head to one of the beautiful beaches for a spot of sun-worshipping, or take a dip in the turquoise waters to take advantage of the fantastic snorkelling available; you might even spot a turtle or two.
Tobago is perfectly paired with Antigua if you’re on the hunt for even more Caribbean paradise. With white sandy beaches accompanied by lively karaoke bars and bustling restaurants, it offers the perfect contrast to those lazy Tobago days.
Five reasons why Tobago should be your next Caribbean holiday
Nature lover’s paradise
Direct Carriers: Unfortunately there are no direct flights to Tobago from the UK
Indirect Carriers: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic both operate twice weekly services to Tobago via Antigua
Tipping in Tobago is not expected, however, when done it shows you are really happy with the service you received. Restaurants generally add a 10 percent service charge; if you wish to leave an additional tip for your server, be sure to give it directly to them, not add it to the bill, as this will simply be shared between the staff. If somebody went out of their way for you, it is acceptable to tip an additional 5 to 20 Trinidad and Tobago Dollars. As a general rule, do not tip taxis as tipping draws unnecessary attention to yourself.
No vaccinations are required for travel to Tobago. All travellers should be up to date with routine immunisations. It is important to contact your GP to check for the latest recommendations.
British Passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Tobago.
The official currency in Tobago is the Trinidad and Tobago Dollar. You can exchange your UK pounds prior to leaving on holiday to Tobago, however, you will save 5 to 10 percent if you wait and exchange your money upon arrival.
We recommend you bring UK pounds and a credit card with you and exchange your money or withdraw cash from a cash machine when you arrive in Tobago. Cash machines give cash advances on credit cards in Trinidad and Tobago Dollars and banks are available to convert your money. Credit cards are widely accepted and traveller's cheques are accepted at most tourist restaurants, shops, and hotels, although you will likely pay dearly if you change your traveller's cheques at a hotel.