5 ways to enjoy Tobago

Looking for a unique destination for your next tropical vacation? Then you should visit the picturesque island of Tobago. The smaller of two islands that make up the nation of Trinidad and Tobago, this beautiful destination is home to lush landscapes, tropical forests, pristine beaches and a rich history. Sunwing is the only Canadian airline that offers direct flights to Tobago this winter, making it easier than ever to vacation in this magical paradise! Read on for five of our favourite ways to explore.

Palm tree blowing in the breeze at Pigeon Beach
Stroll along world-famous Pigeon Beach

Palm trees, pristine shores and sparkling turquoise waters await on world-famous Pigeon Point Beach, renowned for its thatch-roofed jetty set against pristine waters and an unbelievably blue sky. You can experience this paradise to the fullest when you stay at Coco Reef Resort and Spa Tobago, nestled in between the renowned shores of Store Bay Beach and Pigeon Point Beach on its own private stretch of sand. The resort is situated just a five-minute taxi ride to Pigeon Point Beach (entry fees may apply), where you can take a long walk on the sprawling stretch of sand, take a dip in the warm tropical waters, try out your kite surfing skills or enjoy a glass-bottom boat tour to the coral reef nearby. Back at the resort, you can relax under an umbrella by the pool or try out the wide range of water sports from kayaking and windsurfing to snorkelling.

Two cannons on a hilltop overlooking Tobago's coast
Step into the past at Fort James

The old barracks at historic Fort James date back to the 18th century and were home to numerous battles. You can easily explore this famous landmark when you can choose to stay at Starfish Tobago Resort as it’s located just down the beach from the site. Plus, the island’s capital of Scarborough is just a short taxi ride away. There you can browse for handmade souvenirs at Scarborough Market, stroll through the lush Botanical Gardens and learn about the island’s history at the 18th century ruins of Fort King George. After a day spent exploring maybe relax poolside back at the resort with a refreshing drink from the swim-up bar.

Golf course overlooking the ocean at sunset
Tee off on a championship golf course

Pack your clubs and tee off on one of the most beautiful golf courses in the Caribbean – the Tobago Plantations Golf Course. This championship PGA-designed course offers panoramic views of the island’s capital and the sparkling coast on both the back and front nine. Situated within a former coconut plantation, the par-72 course is perfect for both beginners and experts, with 18 holes that are beautifully woven into the area’s natural landscapes You can stay right on the course at Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort, and enjoy exclusive discounted green fees. When you’re not practicing your swing, relax by one of three pools or take a stroll along the lush resort trails.

Serene pool overlooking the ocean
Indulge in lavish spa treatments

Vacations are all about rest and relaxation, and what’s more relaxing than choosing a resort with its own spa? The adults only Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort is built with tranquility in mind, so even when you’re not at the spa you’ll find yourself in a Zen state of mind. Fitness enthusiasts will love the state-of-the-art fitness facilities, complete with floodlit tennis courts for late night games and air-conditioned squash courts. Plus, there’s nothing more relaxing than sitting poolside with an umbrella drink and a good book in hand after a lavish spa treatment.

Taste authentic local cuisine

The best way to immerse yourself in any culture is to try the local cuisine. You can indulge in traditional Tobagan dishes such as callaloo, saltfish and fried bake when you stay at Grafton Beach Resort. Savour local cuisines at the resort’s Ocean View Restaurant serving an array of delicious delicacies (and international classics for any picky eaters in the family). For evening cocktails, head to the beachside Waves Restaurant that benefits from gorgeous sunset views over the coast. When you’re done savouring the delicious food, you can soak up the sun along the resort’s half-mile stretch of beach or take a day excursion to explore the nearby capital of Scarborough.

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