Located at the southernmost tip of the Caribbean lies Tobago: the "little sister" island to Trinidad and the ultimate diver's den. Known for its unspoiled beaches, relaxed atmosphere and underwater appeal, Tobago offers water adventurers fascinating coral formations, countless fish and invertebrates, and exceptional water conditions.
Tobago provides an ideal location for divers due to the slow flow of the Guyana current that moves up the eastern coast of South America, then divides around Trinidad and washes the south and east coasts of Tobago. Warm water rich in nutrients provides a haven for a wide range of marine life, making it possible for divers to catch a glimpse of barracudas, dolphins, whale sharks, turtles, porpoises and even the occasional manta rays, as well as butterflyfish, queen and French angels and parrotfish. Tobago is also one of the few places in the world where divers have the opportunity to dive with manta rays.
Diving is concentrated in five main areas around the island: Speyside, St. Giles Islands, Man O' War Bay, the North Coast and Columbus Passage. Tobago has a few true coral reefs, such as Angel Reef and Buccoo Reef, where divers can find thousands of barrel, rope and tube sponges on the reef, which are home to countless invertebrates, hydroids and fish. Tobago boasts the largest recorded brain coral in the world. It is estimated to be hundreds of years old and spans more than 13 feet across.
Tobago's diversity is reflected not only through its amazing marine life, but also through its rich cultural heritage and warm and generous hospitality. Outside of diving, Tobago has many land activities for every type of traveler. For the adventurer, the Main Ridge Rainforest, the oldest protected forest preserve in the Western Hemisphere, features hiking trails and magnificent bird life. Miles of powder white sand and deep blue sea are in abundance for relaxation while teeing off can be done on one of two championship 18-hole golf courses. Tobago also hosts unique cultural festivals and events such as Goat and Crab Races in April and the Tobago Heritage Festival, a celebration of the island's history, in July/August.
Tobago is the quintessential Caribbean island with secluded beaches, quaint villages, charming hotels and private villas. Delta Airlines currently offers seasonal direct round-trip flights from Atlanta commencing in December. Please visit www.delta.com for more information.
ACCOMMODATIONS: For information on accommodations, visit visittobago. gov.tt and click on "Plan Your Trip."