Cross Country from West to East
From Parlatuvier Bay, we took the hill road to reach the other side of Tobago (West to East)…this road wind up thru’ the tropical rain forest. You feel like you are totally in a jungle and not in tiny island. It took minimum an hour to do this cross section, on the way you can also have a look on the lovely country side of Tobago. This road starts from Parlatuvier and ends up in Roxborough.
The resort half of T&T
Please note that this page is dedicated to more of the island of Tobago as a whole and to Crown Point.
The airport is in Crown Point (south west corner of Tobago).
Honestly speaking from a visitor's point of view this is where you want to be anyway. The capital city of Scarborough does not particularly cater to visitors.
Crown Point will have all the hotels, restaurants, tour & dive shops, car rentals, etc.
There are a few small towns worthy of stopping at, so it would be recommended to rent a car and circle the island. The entire island can be circumnavigated in a day.
The upper northeast coast by Speyside is quite refreshing.
Trinidad and Tobago are two distinct islands, but they do share a common culture. There is a mixture of religions (Christian, Hindu, Muslim, etc.) and a diverse ethnic mixture, mostly of African and Indian decent.
Tobago, of the two islands, is far more concentrated in the African and Christian populations, with large Rastafarian communities.
Of the two, Tobago is more laid back, operating on a slower pace. It does have a few supporting industries, but the people predominantly depend on tourism.
But for some more general thoughts on my month long stay in T&T or more specifically Trinidad, please feel free to stop by my Trinidad & Tobago page.
(for more pictures, feel free to visit my Trinidad & Tobago Gallery. If you enjoy the pictures, please leave a comment.)
"Keep it a secret."
We ended up in Tobago after doing the Carnival thing in Trinidad, I wasn't expecting a huge amount, but Tobago has now become a place that I will definitely be going back to, as opposed to a place that I just say ' that was nice' .
The people there are super-friendly, the crime rate is virtually non existant when compared to the crime rate of Trinidad, the food (always fresh sea food and some of the tenderest steak I've ever had) is fantastic, as is the diving and beaches, not to mention the oldest preserved rainforest reservation in the western hemisphere.
I really can't rant enough about how outstanding this little island is, but maybe I shouldn't ..... nahh your alright
Tobago - Paradise
After 4 weeks, we were getting a little restless, so we got on a ferry to Tobago. It took six hours, and its closer than Ireland and France!! It was definately worth it though when a school of Dolphins decided to swim alongside us and started doing jumps!
And it was all topped off by a beautiful sunset on the open waves - if you've never seen it, i recommend you do. It's unforgettable.
As for Tobago itself, its pretty much one massive beach. The whole island is only 21 miles long and five miles across. I can throw further!
But seriously, its pretty idealic!
Glorious sunshine, white sands and crystal clear waters. Straight out of a movie and into my life. I really am lucky. I just wish all of you could be here to enjoy it with me.
As for nightlife, its a bit lacking if i'm honest. Apart from Sunday School. ( remember i mentioned this earlier). This happens on a Sunday ( duh really!) and starts at about 11pm. It's pretty much just a massive beach party where everybody goes to drink, smoke, lime (chill-out) and wine (dance). It is mental an doesn't finish till dawn!! Only in Tobago!
The only other thing to do here is watersports (not that kind you dirty girl!). So of course we obliged, and you're now talking to a PADI qualifies Open-Water SCUBA diver! Cool huh!
A whole new world for us to ***-off!
We've seen Angel Fish, Lobsters, Moray Eels, Electric Rays and a Turtle. That was really special - Even the instructor had never seen one.
I told you, I must have been born under a lucky star i guess.