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.

Beaches

Store Bay

You will find an abundance of beaches to enjoy on the island. Regardless of whether you prefer people watching, or you prefer a quieter stretch of sand, you should be able to find just the right beach. Click on the name of the beach to get additional information about 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 place that beach-goers can 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.

These examples are just a few of the options. Click on this link to check out our article about beaches for Tobago.

Historical Sites

Fort King George

In case you enjoy exploring the historical roots of a foreign place, you should consider visiting a historical site during your vacation.

Fort Bennett: Visitors can walk the down the paths that line Fort Bennett and stop to look at the many signs, ruins, and beautiful views.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Fort King George. It is situated in Scarborough, Tobago. Fort King George was a British outpost built in 1779 and is today the most completely remaining fortification on Tobago. In addition to the fort itself, there is a park around the fort that makes for a nice walk.

Take a moment to look through the chart below for more information on historic 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

Visitors can discover some other worthwhile sites on the island.

The chart below offers some key facts concerning other kinds of attractions of interest to visitors.

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 better known natural attractions. 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.

Another attraction that allows you to enjoy the natural surroundings 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.

Of course, you can find additional natural attractions. If you'd like to obtain more information about natural attractions on the island, can do so by following this link.

Casinos

Feeling lucky? Vacationers wanting to test their luck in some gaming action will discover several places to go on the island.

View this table to learn more.

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
Sunset Palm Gaming Club Gambling Site -- (868) 631-0044 Tobago
 

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