One of the least known of all the Caribbean islands, Tobago still has an unspoilt charm
Just 26 miles long and 10 miles wide, Tobago may be small, but it's certainly perfectly formed. As soon as you step off your flight to Tobago, you’ll be in awe of its beauty. And unlike some of its more glitzy neighbours, it's got a chilled out vibe that will make home, work and real life feel a million miles away.
It's a natural wonder too, with a rainforest that's been protected for more than 300 years, pelicans that will dive for fish while you swim, and beaches so stunning you'd think they were painted! More wildlife than nightlife – that's Tobago for you.
Flights to Tobago start from March 2015, departing from London Gatwick.
Make like David Attenborough and hike through Tobago's rainforest with a local expert guide, or hire a jeep and explore the island safari style. Either way, you won't believe your eyes. You can find out more about Tobago nature and bird watching tours, and who offers the best trips, at www.mytobago.info (opens in a new window).
The diving in Tobago is out of this world. Explore the bridge, deck and cabins of a wrecked ship, spot manta rays and blacktip sharks. Find out more about scuba diving in Tobago at www.underseatobago.com (opens in a new window).
One of the quirkier highlights of the Tobago year is the Goat and Crab Racing Festival at Buccoo (opens in a new window), where the jockeys run alongside their somewhat unusual charges.
It may not be a late night island, but you can still have a great time. Head for Buccoo's Sunday School street festival to eat, drink and dance alongside the locals.
If you're booking a cheap Tobago flight for late February and want to crank up the pace for a day or two, take a ferry (opens in a new window) over to neighbouring Trinidad for one of the world’s best carnivals.
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