Tobago Attractions

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.

Beaches

Store Bay

There are a large number of beaches to visit on the island. Regardless of whether you're looking forward to people watching, or you like having more of the beach to yourself, you can find what you want. Click on the beach names for a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.

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!

A second option to consider is Store Bay. Store Bay is well groomed, with a man made rock ledge surrounding the beach, benches just beyond that, and palm trees, umbrellas, and several areas of landscaped grass along the shore. The sands themselves are powdery and tan, while the water is bright turquoise and known to be calm.

King Peter's Bay Beach: Almost always deserted these days, this beach was once put to use by pirates and merchant ships in the 18th century thanks to its private nature. Because there are no facilities and the crowd is non-existent, swimmers should air on the side of caution.

Tobago has plenty of other beaches to choose from. To get more information on beaches available, go to this page.

Historical Sites

Fort King George

In case you enjoy exploring the historical roots of a foreign place, you might want to visit a historical site during your time 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.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Fort King George. It is found within Scarborough, Tobago. The fort is open on weekdays only from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

Check out the table below for a list of historical sites 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

Travelers will enjoy some other worthwhile places to visit on the island.

The other kinds of landmarks on Tobago are provided in the table below.

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

One of the more popular outdoor tourist attractions is Argyle Waterfall. 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.

A second local attraction you might want to visit is Tobago Forest Reserve. 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.

Tobago has additional nature attractions. For more about natural attractions on the island, click here.

Casinos

Looking for a bit of action? Guests interested in trying their luck on the slots will find a few alternatives on the island.

Royalton Casino is Crown Point, in western Tobago. Known for having some of the loosest slots on Tobago, the Royalton Casino at Crown Point Hotel is always busy with tourists trying to hit the jackpot.

The gaming opportunities on Tobago are shown in the following chart.

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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