The Tobago Jazz Experience Returns!
Posted Mar 31, 2023
Tobago's attractions are abundant—from the lush green forest reserve to cascading waterfalls that make for the Caribbean's most majestic hikes, to the tasty rum punches best enjoyed on sandy beaches at sunset. But if you need one more reason to put this island on your must-visit list this year, the island's largest music festival is returning after a three-year hiatus. That means you can enjoy a unique mix of spellbinding musical performances set against some of the Caribbean's most majestic backdrops, mixed with island vibes, and mouthwatering cuisine.
The festival has attracted stars such as Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Miguel, J Cole, Wyclef Jean and Grace Jones. Music lovers converge every April to experience jazz, world music, cultural heritage, and local culinary delights against the island's tropical canvas.
Promising much more than music, the festival spans from April 20th to 23rd and transports music lovers to various scenic locations on the island like Speyside and Mount Irvine Bay.
Three Melodious Nights
Gospel Night, April 20th, opens the music festival with the gospel sounds of Jonathan Nelson, Samuel Medas, Positive, Blessed Messenger and more, resonating throughout the Shaw Park Cultural Complex.
On Saturday, April 22nd leads you to the Speyside Recreational Grounds at sunset where the teal and orange sky forms the background of reggae, soca and Caribbean music at Speyside Jazz. With performances from Richie Spice, Everton Blender, KMC, Sekon Sta, SuperBlue, Ronnie McIntosh, Gardah Knight and many more.
International Night on April 23rd features Grammy Award winners' Boyz II Men and Koffee, as well as performances from Theron Shaw, Tony Paul, Vaughnette Bigford, Tobago’s very own Sharon Phillips, and many more. For ticketing and other event information, visit the Tobago Jazz Experience website.
Much More Than Music
April is an electrifying time to be in Tobago. With clear seas, skies and Poui abloom, the island is beyond picturesque and creates the perfect canvas for your trip itinerary. Looking for what to do?
- Get close to wildlife at Adventure Nature Farm, Corbin's Local Wildlife or one of our many Main Ridge trails.
- Stimulate your body and mind with yoga at Kariwak or Castara Retreats.
- Take a dip in the three pools at Argyle Falls or the scenic Parlatuvier Waterfall.
- Get sunned and soaked with Watersports such as kayaking, windsurfing, paddleboarding, or relaxing on a boat trip.
- And so much more! There's 101 Reasons to Visit Tobago and you can start planning your various tours with numerous operators here.
Where To Stay
What's better than specials on stays across the island for your perfect adventure weekend? Whether you're looking for a place to stay or book a tour, here are some of the very best deals for this month from Tobago Lime.
Family-friendly resorts and villas
If you're planning a trip with the fam, there are numerous kid-friendly options available on the island. Coco Reef Resort and Spa, Grafton Beach Resort in Black Rock, Magdalena Grand Beach Resort in Lowlands, and Mount Irvine Bay Resort are all perfect for the resort getaway you're looking for.
Casa del Sol in Bon Accord, Chaconia Suite in Black Rock, Hibiscus Heights or Tomas Villa are the ideal vacation homes for 6 to 16 people. With enough space for the family and a variety of luxurious amenities such as: pool decks, gazebos, outdoor kitchens, and more, you and yours can truly relax in luxury.
Everything in the West
Want to be close to the beaches, bars, watersports, stays and eats in the West? Bananaquit Apartments, Rainbow Resort or even The Bungalow at Pigeon Point are the ideal options for Crown Point stays, alongside the numerous villas lining the outskirts of the area.
Nestled in the East
The best part about being close to the Main Ridge is the numerous waterfalls, trails and luscious nature that surround you. Not to mention the beautiful beaches and dive sites that Tobago's countryside has to offer. Blue Waters Inn at Speyside, Castara Retreats, or Manta Suites may be your best bet for tucked away stays.
Discover even more things to do, see and experience here and check out our blog for more ideas on how to plan your trip to Tobago.