Weekend Pass: Tobago

July 25, 2014



Make the final day of the weekend count but take it a little easy because later tonight you will be heading to the most popular party on the island. Christen today “beach day” and take the North Pipe Road around the island to discover the waters of some of the beautiful semi-deserted village coasts.

Get Going Again

Make sure to stop at Jemma’s Treehouse Restaurant for a real Tobago “Blue Food” lunch. This spot is literally a treehouse overlooking Charlotteville and has been a favorite for people heading to this side of the islands for years.

Our Beach Picks
Photo: Kwesi Des Vignes

Englishman’s Bay: A half-mile (800m) beach on the north coast near Castara with powdery light sand leads to the deep, calm water and one of the loveliest beaches for snorkeling.

Lover’s Bay: This one is only accessible via boat from Charlotteville but the pink sand on the beach sets an appropriately romantic mood that makes it worth the visit.

King’s Bay: Located on the southeast side of the island and once a Native First People settlement, this secluded, dark-sand beach has good facilities, including showers, lifeguards and shaded cabanas.

Pigeon Point: This beach rivals Store Bay in popularity, but is even more stunning. We named it #2 on our countdown of the Caribbean’s best beaches. Entry fee is US$3 and the calm waters make it perfect for watersports. Radical Sports is the leading service provider on the island with kitesurfing, water-skiing, paddle boats, kayaking and much more. Pigeon Point also has a Sunday night beach lime so, even if you don’t feel like driving around today, you can still have an full day of activities in this one spot.

Island Girl Cruises offers amazing coastline tours aboard Catamarans that sail you around the island to beaches only accessible by boat and waters where you can watch dolphins playiing in the water. Another great way to spend a day!

Go Hard Before You Go Home!

After a day of sea bathing and a good Tobago “Blue Food” lunch, head back to the hotel, relax and get ready for your night. Sundays in Tobago are synonymous with the Sunday School fete, in Buccoo. It’s a law. Arrive early (9-ish) if you want to take in the pre-party steelpan session and to sample the hand of the food vendors that come out at night. But the actual fete starts around 11pm when the DJs get to work mixing soca, dancehall and reggae, and the session doesn’t stop til the sun comes up. No need to dress up or walk with a lot of cash — drinks are cheap. Consult our Rules for Wining before you hit this one. It’s gonna be a long wine and jam night.

You can’t leave Sunday School without getting a the bake and fish from Benson’s Bake and Fish cart right outside the venue. It’s so good, you’ll be going back for seconds.