Dance the Congo line to a live steel pan band, wave your hands in the air in a nightclub or enjoy the local cultural acts in a theatre style environment. There are numerous forms of entertainment on the island apart from live entertainment offered in most Restaurants and Hotels. Some of the islands frequented entertainment spots are as follows:
Itsy-Bitsy Playhouse, Mt. Pleasant
It is not the normal theatre but one which offers its patrons local food, exhibition of artifacts and total all-local Tobago culture all-year round. Be awed by the flaming limbo, traditional folk songs, drumology and the talents of many local artistes.
Art Galleries & Museums
Art Gallery, Lowlands
Dillon's Art Studio & Gallery
Dive Museum, Bacolet
Fort King George, Scarborough
MovieTowne, Gulf City Mall Lowlands
Royalton, Crown Point
Sunset Palm, Buccoo Junction
Jade Monkey, Fortune Plaza, Milford Road
Mount Irvine Bay Golf Course
his is an award-winning, championship quality 18-hole course with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea, carved out from the grounds of an old coconut plantation. The course was designed by the late Commander John D. Harris and, considered to be his finest; it is regarded as one of the premier golf courses in the Caribbean. Established in 1968, the course is set within gently rolling countryside along the north coast of Tobago, with a view of the sea from every hole and an abundance of massive coconut palm trees. Visit http://mtirvine.com/golf/golf.asp for more information.
Tobago Plantations Golf and Country Club
Like no other course in the world, Tobago Plantations Golf and Country Club has been designed to be Tobago and reflects its glorious Caribbean atmosphere. The flat terrain has been sensitively modified to utilize indigenous plants and increase the habitat diversity for wildlife. Within this setting, the Plantations Course has been planned around the mature trees and landscape features.
The resulting course of just over 7000 yards has a distinct Links feel on many of the holes, thus the decision to use a British Golf Course designer. There are characteristic pot bunkers sunk into the greensides, such as on the 3rd hole, a Par 4 beauty that goes out onto the peninsula to enjoy panoramic views of Scarborough, the capital of Tobago, and the adjacent Atlantic Ocean.
In stark contrast to the coastline holes, others weave their way through mature Palm Trees and surrounding Mangroves. Truly Tobago reflects with even a sugar mill behind the beautiful par 3 17th green.
The course at Lowlands is very different to most of the courses in the Caribbean. It has been woven into the landscape of an old coconut plantation, which extends through a xerophytic area out to the sea.
It is a highly enjoyable experience for all those who are prepared to match their skills against Plantations Course at Tobago Plantations Golf and Country Club. Visit www.tobagoplantations.com for more information.
Tobago has a couple stables which offer a variety of activities from therapeutic rides to trekking through the countryside or along a selection of beautiful beaches of Tobago. The two main stables are:
- Being With Horses in Tobago which is located in Buccoo, Tobago owned and operated by Veronika and Lennon La Fortune. Visit www.being-with-horses.com for more information.
- Friendship Stables is located in Canaan, Tobago, owned and operated by Louise Hearn. Visit www.friendshipridingstables.com for more information.
Tobago offers a wide range of trails from breathtaking downhills, challenging single tracks to easy-coast cruises. It is a first class destination for mountain bikers of all levels. There are many natural trails overlooking the ocean with breathtaking views, some of which lead to secluded beaches where riders can cool down and even take a swim before heading to the next trail. For more information please see visit www.mountainbikingtobago.com or www.tobagomountainbike.com
Off Road Tours
There's no better way to see the lay of the land than jumping on a Motorcycle or hop in the back of the Off-Road Jeeps for a Safari on the winding roadside tour of the island.
Off Road Jeep Safaris
Tobago Now Tourism Services
This exciting off-road excursion in search of adventure, will allow you to cover parts of the island and appreciate sights that most visitors never get to discover. You will be driven on dirt roads off the beaten track, through rivers and old plantations from the Caribbean coast into the heart of the island. The jeeps will be left behind to engage in a 20 min. walk to reach a waterfall where you can swim in its natural pool. You will see a variety of birds, among which, the colorful Motmot, and Tobago's wildlife up close. After a picnic snack in the middle of the forest, our journey continues alongside a river where it's easy to notice Caymans. Visit www.tobagonow.com/tour01.htm for more information. Alibaba Tours Do you feel for a little adventure during your holiday? Then we definitely have the right thing for you. Jump up on our open jeep (hood can be on to protect you from hot sun or rain). We are leaving the main roads of the island and follow some rough tracks that let you experience Tobago's nature at its best. After we enjoy a real local lunch, we spend the afternoon at a beautiful waterfall. Depending on wishes, condition and weather it can be Castara-, Argyle-, Highlands- or Rainbow-Waterfall. You can wash of the dust of an adventurous day in the pool. Visit www.alibaba-tours.com/rainforest.htm for more information.
Off-Road Motorcycle Tours
Terrence 'Bull' Baynes of Trail Dogz, offers on and off-road motorcycle tours on Yamaha DT174 or XT550 motorcycles. At Trail Dogz Tobago, we strive to cater to different needs. You may wish to have a custom, individually guided tour taking you to specific areas of interest. Or, if you belong to a club or group of three or more riders, you benefit from generous group discounts. Tours are designed for learners, intermediate and advanced riders. Of course, you can even tour as a passenger, rather than a rider. Visit www.traildogztobago.com for more information.
This can be done at the Grafton Beach, Stonehaven Beach and the Great Courland Bay is the location of Turtle Beach where giant leatherback turtles lumber onto the beach at night to lay their eggs. The egg laying season is between March & July and The Trinidad & Tobago Field Naturalists Club organizes nightly trips to the beach during the season. The following is a selection of the THA certified tour guides who have also completed the SOS "Turtle Watch" training workshop and are actively involved in Turtle Watching Tours:
Harris McDonald â€“ 1 868 759 0170
Peter Cox â€“ 1 868 751 5822
Micheal Frank (Frankie) â€“ 1 868 681 3717
Katarina Dumas (speaks German) â€“ 1 868 756 0407
Wellness and Rejuvenation
Folklore has it that a visit to the Nylon pool will make you feel 10 years younger. However, Tobago has spas and holistic centers to relieve your stresses, relax the tension and rejuvenate your body mind and soul.
Yoga and Alternative Therapies
Kariwak Village Hotel
Store Bay Local Road, Crown Point, Tobago.
Phone: 1 868 639 8442
Visit www.kariwak.comfor more information
Ayurvedic massage, Qi Gong, Shiatsu, Hatha yoga. Gentle Stretching & relaxation sessions, weekday mornings. There are early morning sessions of gentle stretch, Iyengar yoga or Hatha yoga, Qigong movement with breath or a full introduction to Tai Chi for health. Workshops on mind and body health and alternative therapies are held during the year. This Holistic Haven also offers Ozone Therapy Sessions and Bio Photon Light treatments.