Tuesday, January 8, 2008
WE DESTINATION: Tobago – The Ultimate Carnival Cool-Down
Flights, hotels and car rentals are booked months in advance by the multitude of Carnival revellers seeking an escape after Carnival Monday and Tuesday. The white sands, shallow bays and beautiful clear waters along the shores of Tobago are just what you need to rejuvenate the body and soul after a hectic Carnival schedule.
Most visitors tend to stay in Crown Point (close to the airport), along Store Bay and Pigeon Point which hosts most of the major resorts, hotels and villas and is where much of the after-Carnival activities take place. For diving and snorkelling, enthusiasts head up to the North East coast at Charlotteville which boasts some of the world’s best diving and water sports.
Aside from being famous for its secluded beaches and spectacular coral reefs, Tobago also offers some of the best bird watching and is home to the the oldest protected forest in the Western world, The Tobago Forest Reserve. For avid golfers, Tobago offers two championship golf courses, The Mount Irvine Golf Course and the Tobago Plantation.
You can experience fine dining at places like Café Iguana at Crown Point, Coral Reef Restaurant inside the new Hilton Hotel or at the classy Coco Reef Resort overlooking Store Bay. For a more relaxed casual meal, you must visit the food kiosks at Store Bay and try the world famous ‘Miss Jean’s Crab and Dumplings’.
Carnival Las Lap - February
Celebrity Golf Tournament - February
Plymouth Jazz Festival - April
Tobago Heritage Festival - July
Food Festival – October
For more information on accommodations, dining, eco tourism, activities, road maps, etc visit http://www.visitstcroix.com/, http://www.tobagotoday.com/, http://www.mytobago.info/, http://www.simplytobago.com/.