5 Fun Things To Do In Tobago Right Now
Posted Feb 04, 2022
There’s no need to delay your trip to paradise any longer - Tobago is open to travellers and ready to welcome visitors! While it’s not quite business as usual, for now the beaches are open from 5AM to 6PM, and mask mandates are in place for your protection for both indoor and outdoor activities. However, that doesn’t mean there’s still not a lot to see and do on this action-packed island.
Here’s a look at 5 fun and unique things to see and do beyond the beach:
1. SATISFY YOUR FOOD CRUSH
Be sure to make the most of your visit to Tobago and enjoy a meal and more at Shore Things Café and Craft. This brightly coloured gem of a spot serves locally inspired dishes such as salt fish, bakes & chocolate tea and creole lunches featuring Callaloo soup, Caribbean crab back, and more. Every 1st Saturday of every month at the “The Market” from 8am – 3pm, you’ll find friendly vendors selling keepsake crafts, unique souvenirs, homemade soaps, wines, jewellery, and so much more.
While visiting, be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth at Tobago Chocolate Delight conveniently located adjacent to the café. The only ‘Artisan Chocolate Manufacturer’ in Tobago, more than 30 varieties of chocolate are featured here. You can choose from truffles, dark, milk, and white chocolates made bean-to-bar exclusively using 100% local cocoa. Founded by Jean Claude Petit, he offers guests the ultimate Chocolate Experience, a sweet hands-on activity (Cost $150TT / person) you won’t want to miss. Guests of all ages can learn the history of cocoa and experience the art of tempering, moulding, and creating decadent truffles and chocolate bars while soaking in glorious ocean views.
2. SIP & PAINT
Create colourful memories. Some of Tobago’s most-talented artisans offer immersive experiences that encourage you to get creative and channel your inner artist. This relaxing experience can be hosted at various locations across the island, or even at your hotel, villa, or guesthouse. You don’t need to be Picasso, you just need to be ready to have some fun. This is all about connecting with friends and family over a glass of wine, your favourite snacks, and a night of laughs while you perfect your painting skills. Oh, and you’ll also learn how to paint too!
Delisa Rollocks, founder of the Rollocks Therapeutic Care is trained in art psychotherapy and is especially adept at helping individuals who have challenges expressing themselves.
Other local artists offering immersive experiences include:
● Vibrant Anecia Baptiste offers customizable Sip & Paint experiences tailored to suit your needs whether you’re looking for a party atmosphere or something more serious and subdued. See more on Instagram.
● Experience Tobago’s art and culture through painting and spoken word with Askala George. After all, “Life is art in perspective,” proclaims Askala. Her colourful Instagram will surely inspire you.
● Tomley Roberts of Prestige Arts International knows how to create a memorable experience with a lively vibe. His signature Sip & Dab events are not to be missed. Check out his Facebook page to see more.
3. HIGH-OCTANE ADVENTURE
Get your pulse racing with the friendly folks at Define Fitness. In addition to their action-packed outdoor obstacle course training facility, this high-octane adventure group also hosts hikes, mountain biking expeditions, yoga, and more. Discover their Facebook page to see the types of adventures that await you.
4. HUMMINGBIRD FEEDING FRENZY
A trip to Tobago isn’t complete without a visit to the Adventure Farm and Nature Reserve. It’s ranked by travellers as one of the top things to do on the island according to Tripadvisor. This 12-acre organic estate in Arnos Vale will delight visitors of all ages. Regarded as a birdwatcher’s paradise, the reserve is best-known for its daily hummingbird feedings.
The colourful diminutive creatures flutter en masse when a bell is rung to signify feeding time. Watching them up close is a wonderful spectacle that’s not to be missed. When you visit, keep an eye out for the Ruby Topaz, it’s considered to be one of the most spectacular and colourful hummingbirds. Open Monday – Saturday from 7am to 5:45pm.
5. GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR HANDS
Here in Tobago, you’ll be surrounded by amazing art and natural splendour. With so much colour and creativity coming at you from all angles, you might get inspired to get your hands dirty and creatively express yourself through ceramics.
At Planet Ceramics, owner Helen Evans not only has a stunning shop stocked with a sublime selection of one-of-a-kind handcrafted, high fired stoneware ceramics with Caribbean-inspired glazes she also hosts workshops for beginners to have a go at the pottery wheel. Classes are available for up to 6 people.
Here are even more things to do on island now:
Castara Dirt Oven Bread and Pastries
Indulge in bread and a variety of pastries baked in a traditional dirt oven; baked to perfection on Castara Beach every Thursday and Saturday. Items go fast so remember to place your orders via WhatsApp or call +1 (868) 483-0964 before 10:00am.
Being With Horses / Healing With Horses
Volunteer or ride along the coastline, woods, and the beach…through the water…along the seaside with the herd.
Island, Rainforest, and Bird Watching Tours
Tour the island, visit the rainforest, and enjoy Tobago's rich history, flora and fauna with a variety of tours for you to choose from, there is something for everyone.