Photograph of countryside beach in Tobago.

The Caribbean's ‘Adventure Island' Has Rainforests, Remarkable Restaurants, and a Rich Culture Waiting To Be Discovered

Posted Apr 19, 2023

Accurately known as one of the most adventurous islands in the Caribbean, Tobago stands out for its dedication to preserving its largely unspoiled, natural outdoor experiences. Unlike many neighboring islands in the region that simply encourage lounging at the beach with a cocktail in hand, a full itinerary in Tobago can include that and so much more.  

For city dwellers wanting to swap skyscrapers for scenic views, or trade in traffic jams for trekking through miles of hiking trails, Tobago is an ideal getaway. Read on for how to plan the perfect trip to this Adventure Island. 

Getting to Tobago 

Caribbean Airlines is operating direct flights weekly from New York (JFK), as well as regular flights with a short stopover in nearby Trinidad (POS) from Toronto (YYZ) and Miami (MIA), making it easier than ever to get to Tobago from the U.S. and Canada. If you are coming to Tobago from another Caribbean island, Caribbean Airlines now offers direct flights from Barbados and more. 

Best Time to Visit Tobago  

Tobago’s rich culture is on full display in its music, food, and art 365 days a year. But Soca and calypso music, paint, mud, and powder will cover the island during its second-ever Carnival in October (while February plays host to the bigger, national celebration in Trinidad, Tobago is quickly establishing a celebration that’s not to be missed). Earlier in the year,the renowned Tobago Jazz Experience returns in April featuring an international line-up of talent performing in some of the island’s most scenic locations. In August, the Tobago Heritage Festival showcases the island’s rich heritage and culture in towns and villages from coast-to-coast. But thanks to its prized location in the southern reaches of the Caribbean, tucked safely outside of the hurricane belt, Tobago is truly the ultimate year-round destination. 

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