Crown Point Airport.
CURRENCY: Trinidad & Tobago
dollar (TT$). Credit cards accepted by many hotels and some shops and
VISAS: Visas are not usually necessary for British passport
VACCINATIONS: No compulsory vaccinations, however, Hepatitis A,
Polio and Typhoid are recommended.
TIME ZONE: GMT - 4 hours.
Tobago road map
Most people think of Tobago as the inspiration for
Daniel Defoe's classic novel "Robinson Crusoe", and sure enough,
it is 26 miles by 7 miles of text book tropical paradise, with a
scurvy bunch of pirates thrown in for good measure, only
in this case they are
not robbing pirates, but "Pleasure Pirates", and for me, every
time I think back to Tobago, I think of our first
evening at the
Toucan Inn, listening enraptured to the topical calypso ballads of this
talented quartet. We heard them several more times around
Tobago as we filmed from hotel to hotel, and their blend of gentle
fun making and satirical lyrics are atypical of the Island's
gentle peoples that made our stay on Tobago so special.
Thickly forested, mountainous interior, fine sandy beaches and
hidden coves on the coast, spectacular coral reefs and world class
bird-watching to rival any other Island in the world, who could ask for more in a destination.
What's more, tourism is not well developed here so life is slow in
the Island. If you are
looking for a down side I can't help you.( unless you consider
shopping and night clubs essential.) I am sure it will
come, but for now Tobago is reminiscent of the un-spoilt Caribbean
of twenty years ago, and the Island's simple friendly charm, and
abundant natural beauty will win over any and all newcomers to
this fabulous Island.