Discover a mellow, get-away-from-it-all honeymoon atmosphere in Tobago.
Play Robinson Crusoe on an impressive choice of white-sand beaches, snorkel and scuba dive coral gardens teeming with tropical fish, hike through lush forests then unwind in comfort at an array of elegant hotels that pamper your every need – just perfect for a honeyoon or romantic getaway.
The home of Daniel Defoe's legendary Robinson Crusoe, and of today’s celebrities, tiny Tobago (43km long by 12km wide) was first claimed for Spain by Columbus in 1498, then settled by the English in 1642. It remained a British Crown Colony (together with sister island Trinidad) from 1814 until independence in 1962.
What to do and see in Tobago
Away from the impressive beaches, Tobago offers hiking trails alongside rivers and through lush forest, coconut and banana plantations filled with rare and exotic tropical birds – ideal for adventurous honeymoon couples.
Take a guided tour through the Tobago Main Ridge Rainforest, the oldest protected preserve in the western hemisphere. Or hire a boat and cross to Little Tobago Island where you can stroll marked hilly trails though a bird sanctuary.
Learn about the island’s colonial past at the Tobago Museum, home to fascinating artefacts and housed inside the 18th century Fort King George, which clings to a 130m-high cliff overlooking the capital, Scarborough.
Visit the ruins of Fort James in Plymouth, which date from 1768. See whimsical sculptures of local Tobagonians at Kimme's Sculpture Museum near Mount Irvine and enjoy a sunset picnic and ocean views from scenic Flagstaff Hill, one of the highest points on Tobago.
At Buccoo Reef, just off Pigeon Point, snorkel and scuba dive coral gardens teeming with tropical fish or dive the underwater canyons and cliffs around St Giles Island on the north-eastern tip of Tobago.
While Tobago offers a choice of accommodation options to suit most honeymoon budgets, the island is becoming better known for hosting stylish boutique hotels and luxurious 5-star resorts, such as the Vanguard Hotel Limited Tobago Golf and Spa Resort and Le Grand Courlan Resort and Spa.
Best time to honeymoon in Tobago?
Any time is a good time for a honeymoon or romantic getaway in Tobago; the island is below the hurricane belt and year-round temperatures average 26°C, with a high of 32°C. The cooler dry season lasts from December to May and the hot, rainy season from June to November.
For more climate info: Tobago Weather Guide
Tobago is located 34km northeast of its sister island, Trinidad, which is only 45km from Venezuela.
By air, Tobago is a short hop from Trinidad, which receives daily non-stop flights from several US cities including Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and New York, as well as a weekly flight from London. Direct flights to Tobago also originate from Barbados and Grenada.
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