TOBAGOWHAT TO DO
Tobago, widely considered to be the island that inspired the novel, "Robinson Crusoe," is only recently being re-discovered as a divers' dream. But, if you have time to explore topside, there are many interesting activities to discover. Watersports are a popular pastime along with sportfishing and sailing. One thing not to miss ... the spectacular sunsets that paint a watercolor ribbon of lavenders, pinks and rosy oranges every evening.
This area is home to a protected marine park, and Tobago's most famous reef. Here you can hop on one of the many glass-bottomed tour boats that pass over the reefs giving close-up views of the colorful fish life just under the surface. Local lore suggests that those who swim in the Nylon Pool area of the reef will shave 20 years off their chronological age!
This village is famous for its yearly crab and goat races each Easter. Sunday nights here offer a rousing street-party atmosphere with steel-drum bands and jamming until the wee hours. It's a fun evening festivity for all ages.
Fort King George
One of Tobago's best-preserved monuments, the fort houses the Tobago Museum and offers beautiful views of the Tobago coastline. Here you'll also find prisoner's quarters, barracks, an officer's mess hall, several intact cannons and historic artifacts.
This is where Tobago's drinking water comes from. This area is restricted, however permission to tour the area can be granted by contacting the Water and Sewage Authority. It's a favorite place for birders to spot the many varieties of waterfowl on Tobago.
Kimme MuseumLuise Kimme, a German sculptor, opens her workshop and studio on Sundays only and by appointment. Her large sculptures of Caribbean dancers and folklore characters are made from oak and cedar and are not to be missed.
Main Ridge Forest Preserve
This area runs along the volcanic spine of Tobago. It covers a vast area with tropical rainforest that has re-grown since the devastating damage Tobago encountered in 1963 due to Hurricane Flora. The reserve has many hiking trails and the BBQ pits and campground are extremely popular on weekends with the locals. The walk can be muddy, but you will be rewarded with sightings of parrots, woodpeckers, hummingbirds and many small mammals like opossum, agouti and armadillo.