Trinidad and Tobago: Tobago Island

Lying between Trinidad and Open Ocean Tobago Island has dimensions of only 41 by 14 kilometers. For a long time, almost unknown to tourists, recently it develops with stunning speed, demonstrating almost two-time increments of the number of guests every year. And it is not surprising – the luxurious underwater world, untouched nature, deserted shores and lush tropical forests – here are the main "trumps" of this island.

Tobago, like his southern neighbor, also opened Columbus and captured by the Spaniards. However, unlike most other islands of the Caribbean region, there was never serious attempts to colonization, although in the XVII century for the right to own the island fought the British, French, Dutch and even Latvians! In 1704, the island was declared a neutral territory, but after the pirates arranged their base here, the British in 1763 established their colonial administration. In 1888, Tobago unites with Trinidad, in 1889 he received his own independent legislative body, and since 1946 it becomes a self-governing territory as part of the Federation of British West Indies. At the beginning of the 60s, Tobago, along with Trinidad, achieves the right of domestic self-government, and in 1962 both islands receive complete independence.


The administrative center of the island and its main port, the prosperous city of Scarborough almost completely devoid of tourist complaints.

Windward coast

The Atlantic (atmosphere) coast of the island is a narrow and winding strip, sandwiched between the southern slopes of low hills and coastal. From the capital along the entire length of a narrow coastal plain runs the Windward Road highway, providing and the connection between the tiny villages on the coast, and the fantastic types of atlantic waters and tiny, ever-shrouded splashes of the islands. Local attractions include Mount Saint George villages (Georgetown, First British Capital of Islands), Gudwood, Roxboro, Goldsboro and Pembrook, Coloring First Historical Cafe (First Historical Cafe) in Park Studley, Beautiful Building of the Old Sugar Plantation Richmond Great House (XVIII, now there are a hotel, a restaurant and an extensive assembly of African art and textile), Argail Waterfall (the highest on the island – 54 m), the beautiful Bay of Kings Bay (one of the few places on the coast, having a good beach with fairly developed infrastructure), as well as environmental protection zones and Little Tobago Island, protecting the nesting places of many seabirds.

Fisherman’s town Charlottell, cozy, located at the foot of Peak Pidgen in Northeast Tobago, is one of the most popular tourist objects of the island.

Revered coast

Leeward (caribbean) coast of Tobago deserted and almost not affected by human activity. As well as decades ago, the main branch of the economy here is fishing, growing agricultural culture on tiny plantations and, rather rarely for the countries of the region, – Hunt.

When visiting these secluded places should pay attention to the attractive fishing village of Castara, famous for his fishing festival (one of the biggest on Tobago, August), a small waterfall and an excellent beach (also this is the only place on the coast, where there are decent places to accommodate tourists ); Visit the Bay of Inglishment Bay Bay, Pearl Sand Crescent in Parliamentary Bay Bay, Desert Beach in Bludi Bay and nearby Tobago Forest Reserve (founded in 1764 – The Oldest Tropical Forest Reserve in Western Hemisphere), Oval Lagoon Bon-Chord with her protected reefs and mangrove forests (south-western tip of the region).

Interesting turtle beaches in the Black Rock area and Mount Irwin (the best surfing place on the island), the Museum-gallery of the eccentric German sculptor Louis Kimme (WWW.Kimme.DE), justified at Tobago in 1979, as well as the well-known bay Baku (Baku) with his beautiful reef and a whole series of wide beaches with yellow sand, as well as the neat coastal town of Plymouth – the first (or one first) European settlement on the island.

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Plymouth has a rather unusual story. As the local legends say, the first Europeans, who settled in this place, were people from modern Latvia. Then the Dutch, those English, and in the colonial era, the local population was replenished with people from Africa and the countries of the Mediterranean. Attractive small city, Plymouth is widely known and its Fort James (1811 g – the oldest fort on Tobago). His bastions from coral limestone and four guns still "Exercise control" Over the beach Tartl Beach and nearby water management.

Beach rest

Unlike his southern neighbor, Tobago has a whole set of beautiful shores and beaches, many of which are among the best resort areas of the Caribbean Sea. To the best places for relaxing by the sea, the viewed bank includes Tartl Beach, Piged Point, Sendy Point and Crowe Point, Bay Bay (at a distance of only 10-15 minutes walk from the island’s airport), all shore near Spaceide, Bay of Curland Bay, Kings Bay, Castara, Parliamentary Bay and Inglishment Bay. The windward coast can offer excellent beaches of Kings Bay Bay, Batto and Manovar, as well as the same Spaceide. From Baku to Plymouth stretches the beautiful coast of Stoneheven Bay, Bacolay Bay and Mount Irwin Bay, and Manzanilla Beach is considered the best beach area on the eastern shore.

Diving and snorkeling

To the best dive sites Tobago include Baku Reef, Columbus-Passage with his reefs Daverz-Dream, Daverz-Tirst, Flaming Reef and Cove Reef, many beautiful areas of the sea around Culloden, Mount Irwin, Sisters Rock, Kellleston- Drayn and St. Jils, around Little Tobago Islands (Island itself is a bird nature reserve), Gate Island or St. Giles Island. Famous Baku Reef near Pidgen Point – the best place to snorkeling and diving on the entire coast. Covering 12 kV. km of the Caribbean, Baku Reef – the largest and most visited reef on the territory of Tobago. Hometown for more than forty coral varieties and 140 species of fish, Reef has age about 10 thousand. years, so in 1973 he was declared the National Marine Park. In the south of Reef, the sandy bank of Nylon pool stretches, choking a kind "Swimming pool in the middle of the sea" (Interesting the history of the name of this place – in the early 1950s, the Princess Margaret noticed that "Water here is as transparent as a nylon stocking").

Good conditions for snorkeling can be found in the Bay of Pirates-Bay north of Charlottellille, on Angel-Reef off the coast of Gate Island, in Amos Veli-Bay Bay, Batto, Belmont, Starvud and Great Kurland Bay, as well as underwater Rock Bkendza and Blackjack-How. Often called "Disneyland Daiver", Tobago has luxurious underwater ecosystems, whose decoration is considered the so-called so-called "Brain coral", Some local representatives of which are considered the most largest in the world (individuals are often up to 6 m in diameter).

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