Why Tobago is the eco-adventure destination everyone should visit this year

Tobago’s jaw-dropping nature will help you disconnect from the madness – then reconnect with what’s important…

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Tobago’s jaw-dropping nature will help you disconnect from the madness – then reconnect with what’s important…


If you like to get up-close to nature as much as you do a rum punch, then Tobago - one of the most bio-diverse islands in the Caribbean - should be top of your bucket list. With crystal-clear waters, stunning rainforest and a wealth of tropical wildlife you don’t have to look far to find an eco-friendly experience. The best fares via British Airways are only a click away...


Miles of Unspoilt Rainforest

This heavenly slice of the Caribbean is home to the Main Ridge Forest Reserve, the oldest protected rainforest in the Western Hemisphere. With over 200 species of birds, it’s no surprise that it’s been listed for UNESCO World Heritage status. Don’t forget your binoculars.

Coral Reef Diving

Those who love to explore the magic of the underwater world are in for a treat. Tobago is home to all manor of carnival-coloured fish as well as the largest recorded brain coral in the world. Just wow.

Walking Adventures

The best way to fully immerse yourself in Tobago’s eco-friendly experiences is on foot. So pack your Teva’s and trek to Corbin Local Wildlife - a hidden gem in 20 acres of beautiful forest - then take a dip in the natural Jacuzzis of the tumbling Argyle waterfall. Heaven.

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The first rule of eco-travel is ditching the resorts in favour of booking in - and chilling out - at an eco-hideaway. Escape to one of Tobago’s alternative hotels for a touch of feel-good luxury…

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Castara Retreat

You can't get much closer to Tobago’s jaw-dropping nature than one of Castara Retreat’s rustic hillside lodges. With unspoilt views over the ocean and perched within their lush tropical gardens, you’ll be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the sea, and awoken by hummingbirds and ripe mangoes falling from nearby branches.

Cuffie River Nature Retreat

With charcoal filters purifying rainwater and balconies overlooking the canopy of the rainforest, the Cuffie River Nature Retreat is our kind of green getaway. A birdwatchers paradise, expect to see beautiful Hummingbirds as well as other colourful birds, such as the Mot Mot and the Rufus tailed Jacamar.

Kariwak Village

Hidden among exotic gardens complete with hammocks, yoga and even a waterfall, Kariwak Village is the perfect place to relax after a days diving and trekking. What’s more, the kitchen serves some of the best food in Tobago, offering up local cuisine using locally sourced and home-grown organic ingredients. Yum.

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