Attractions on Tobago

Tobago is a hot spot of tourist activities

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A popular destination for tourists from around the world, Tobago is well experienced in keeping visitors entertained. From the nightlife in Scarborough to the beaches along the coast, there is plenty to enjoy on Tobago.


Store Bay

You will discover several beaches to consider on the island. Whether you prefer people watching, or you'd rather have more of the beach to yourself, you're likely to find what you want. Click on the name of the beach for a detailed review of that particular location.

Sandy Point Beach: Just a stones throw away from the Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson Airport is Sandy Point Beach. If getting beach side is your top priority, this beach is so close that you can hop off the plane, grab your luggage, and go -- though you may want to drop your stuff off at your hotel first!

Another option for beach-goers to consider is Store Bay. Store Bay is located nearby a semi-popular resort area on the island of Tobago, and the crowds that reside there on a daily basis reflect this. Still, most visitors agree that everyone is respectful and friendly, and the crisp, calm waters are worth braving the small crowd.

Bacolet Bay Beach: Used to shoot scenes from the Swiss Family Robinson film, this beach is of course a beauty, but it also has great conditions and a limited amount of facilities.

Fortunately, you'll be able to find a full range of choices for beaches on the island. To read a more complete discussion of beaches, go to this page.

Historical Sites

Fort King George

Do you enjoy exploring the historical roots of places you visit? If that's the case, you should consider visiting a historical site while on vacation on Tobago.

Fort Bennett: While it is mainly in ruins and buried beneath the ground, Fort Bennett was once a formidable battle-ready position that helped defend Tobago. Built originally by the Dutch around 1630, it was taken by the British in the 19th century when it got its name.

Another popular destination is Fort King George. It is located in Scarborough, Tobago. Visitors will be able to explore all that the fort has. With very little in ruins, you will really be able to step back in time and get an idea of the old European conflicts in the Caribbean.

Be sure to look at the following table to find out more about sites of historical interest on the island.

Historic Sites On Tobago
Name Phone Location
Fort Bennett -- 3.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central downtown Scarborough
Fort King George (868) 675-7034 0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Scarborough

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests will discover some other interesting local landmarks on Tobago.

The following table enables you to learn more information on the other kinds of sites of interest to travelers.

Miscellaneous Landmarks On Tobago
Name Type Location
Crown Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.4 mi. South West of Central Crown Point
Fort George Lighthouse 0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Scarborough

Natural Attractions

Argyle Waterfall

Argyle Waterfall is one of the outdoor tourist attractions you might consider visiting. One of the best waterfall hikes on Tobago is the Argyle Waterfall off Windward Coast Drive. After a 15 minute forest hike, you will be dazzles by a three-tiered fall that heartily invited hikers in for a swim.

Tobago Forest Reserve is another site that provides a nice way to spend some time outdoors. This nature reserve has a special place in the history of conservation. The Tobago Forest Reserve was the first nature reserve in the Western Hemisphere, established in 1763.

Needless to say, you'll find other nature attractions. To get more information on natural attractions on Tobago, use this link.


Feeling lucky? Those interested in testing their luck will discover a few opportunities to do so on the island.

Royalton Casino is Crown Point, in western Tobago. Royalton stands out for its collection of classic coin reel slots, but there are also video reel slots as well.

The following chart enables you to get some key facts regarding the gaming opportunities on Tobago.

Gambling On Tobago
Name Type Located At Phone Location
Crystal Palace Gambling Site -- (868) 639-5565 1.8 mi. East of Central Crown Point
Jade Monkey Casino & Bar Gambling Arcade Jade Monkey Casino Bar & Grill (868) 631-0044 0.3 mi. West-Northwest of Central Bon Accord
Royalton Casino Casino -- (868) 631-8500 0.2 mi. Northwest of Central Crown Point
Sunset Palm Gaming Club Gambling Site -- (868) 631-0044 Tobago

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