Island Gems 18-21 Feb

Beaches, waterfalls, a boat trip and a Sunday School lime are some of the delightful gems that make Tobago a very special place.

Tobago embodies simplicity and calm with its straightforward offer.  Guaranteed warmth although it did rain for about 10 minutes much to our indignation. The azure sea, swaying palm trees, chickens, hummingbirds and miniature iguanas all add to the relaxing charm.

Pigeon Point & Sunday School – 18 Feb

Pigeon Point Heritage Park is a 125 acre nature reserve on the Southwestern coast of Tobago. With a Pavilion used for weddings and special events, bars, traditional food, craft stalls and the stunning beach makes Pigeon Point worth the entrance fee to savour Tobago’s popular spot.

We languish by one of the bars eating bake and shark and gaze in wonder at the aquamarine waters taking classic photos on the famous romantic jetty.

Later we go to Sunday School in Buccoo, a local weekly event featuring the Buccooneers Steel Orchestra who play an enchanting medley of pop, calypso and reggae before the sound system kicks in with dancehall, reggae, soca and calypso. Great fun and an opportunity to meet people, eat local food and see Tobagonian culture including a raucous home made roulette gambling game.

Argyle Waterfall – 19 Feb

We travel to Argyle Waterfall, a protected beauty spot and a favourite with visitors. Our well informed guide Lennon tells us about the tropical plants and their medicinal values. He gained his extensive knowledge from his Grandmother and has worked at Argyle for twenty-three years.

We have a fabulous time splashing in the pool which has plenty of darting fish. Shel tackles the precipitous climb to the next waterfall level showing off her natural athleticism whilst Maiya and myself are not brave enough so we can only watch in wonder.

Glass Bottom Boat & The Strip – 20 Feb

We spend the morning gift shopping in the craft market for magnets, caps, trinkets, t-shirts and all sorts of unnecessary bits and pieces to bring home. As long as there is a steel pan or Trini flag colours I find it impossible to resist this plethora of red, white and black momentos.

Then we go off on the ‘Cool Runnings’ glass bottom boat for a trip to No Mans Land – an exquisite turquoise lagoon with white coral sand dotted with palm trees. Definitely one of the most beautiful spots in Tobago along with Nylon Pool which is a shallow area in the middle of the sea accessed only by boat.

We end the day meeting up with friends for a farewell party evening at The Strip – a street of bars and eateries with loud soca and reggae, cheap drinks and friendly vibes near Crown Point. We eat gyros, drink daiquiri and Carib beers and have fun until our late short walk back to our hotel.

Farewell Tobago

For our final day we celebrate with a traditional Trini breakfast. I eat fry bake with deliciously seasoned saltish buljol. Divine!

We ❤️ Trinidad & Tobago 🇹🇹