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Where to stay in Trinidad and Tobago

A bit about Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago are beautiful and peaceful islands in the Caribbean, where you'll receive a warm welcome and leave having experienced something truly wonderful. Like many of the islands in the region, they were colonised by European empires and have the sad history of the slave trade behind them, so there's plenty of heritage to uncover on your holiday.

These two islands actually existed independently for centuries, with Trinidad and Tobago having only been joined in the late 19th century by the British. Both islands are distinct and there's plenty to enjoy on each. Tobago has some particularly wonderful beach resorts, and Trinidad is the more urban and industrialised of the two, but both destinations are renowned for the quality of their scuba diving.

Crown Point for all the action

The busiest tourist resort for a holiday in Tobago is Crown Point, where you'll find high-quality hotels, as well as lots of restaurants and bars. There are also several excellent beaches around here, including Kilgwyn Bay, which is typically very calm and shallow, making it great for families; and Store Bay, one of the most popular stretches of sand around Crown Point.

If you're staying in Crown Point, you need to try the food on offer from the ‘Crab and Dumpling' vendors who patrol the sand - it's a real Tobago speciality. It's also worth taking a day trip to the Bon Accord mangrove lagoon, which is a beautiful and tranquil spot to explore where you can see a wide variety of birds.

For couples, it's worth heading to Fort Milton in time for sunset at least once, as the sky looks spectacular when the sun dips beneath the horizon.

Relax in the Lowlands

The Lowlands of Tobago are the perfect base for a holiday if you're looking for something a little quieter, but still with plenty of amenities on hand. The beaches around here are much less developed than the ones you'll find around Crown Point and are ideal if you're looking for the epitome of a secluded Caribbean escape.

Buccoo Bay, which is protected by Buccoo Reef, is a delightful spot to visit, with the long strip of sand often deserted. The sheltered lagoon is great for swimming, while the reef is one of Tobago's top scuba diving sites. In fact, many of the waters around the Lowlands are exceptional for scuba diving, so this is the place to come to if you want to include a bit of diving in your itinerary.

Stonehaven Bay is a beautiful stretch of sand in this region, where you'll also find top-quality hotels. It is one of the few places on Tobago where the endangered leatherback turtle breeds, with turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs between March and June, while the hatchlings emerge approximately three months later.

Turtle Beach, also in the Lowlands, is a must-visit if you're keen to see these amazing marine reptiles, with regular turtle sightings are reported here during the breeding season. Unspoilt landscapes, world-class scuba diving and excellent hotels are what characterise this part of Tobago.

Discover Pigeon Point

Pigeon Point is technically part of Crown Point, but it deserves its own mention when it comes to recommending places to visit in Tobago because of its outstanding attractions. In fact, Pigeon Point is home to the island's most stunning beach, and one that is regularly featured on holiday brochures the world over.

Its natural beauty has been well preserved, so when you reach the coast you can enjoy the wonderful surroundings with little in the way of modern development - thatch-roofed huts are about the only buildings you'll spot on the shoreline as you wander along the pristine white sand. Look out for the famous thatch-roofed jetty that has been photographed thousands of times.

The lack of large-scale development and peaceful nature of the peninsula makes this a great choice for romantic holidays in Tobago. What's brilliant about staying in Pigeon Point is that you're within easy reach of the nightlife and restaurants in Crown Point, in case you fancy something a little livelier.

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Places of interest in Tobago

Depending on the type of location you want, the kind of facilities you'd like to find and the proximity to certain attractions, we have a good number of areas for you to choose from and stay at during your holiday.

Whether you want a pumping and energetic beachside retreat, a tranquil setting in a secluded cove, a hillside resort perched in the midst of nature, or a strategic central location close to civilisation and buzzing city life, nightclubs, theme parks and other kinds of leisure attractions, we can advise you on the best places for you.

Choose from our selection of handpicked places and be based right at the place that's most ideal for you and your travelling party

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