Head to the unspoilt paradise island that will soothe your soul
If you’re looking for an unspoilt and untouched slice of paradise, it’s time to discover the idyllic Caribbean island of Tobago.
Think secluded white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, stunning sunsets and a welcome warm tropical breeze – and you’re only halfway there. The unparalleled scenery makes that dream barefoot wedding a magical reality, and with endless on-island services offering wedding planning packages, your big day will be utterly unforgettable.
But there’s so much more to the island than striking Instagrammable scenery. When you’re not soaking up the sun, whet your adventure-loving appetite with 101 unforgettable activities and authentic experiences that take you beyond ordinary. From diving and paddle-boarding to exciting eco nature reserves, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding how to spend your lazy – or not so lazy – days.
It’s a wedding wonderland
Forget the stress of wedding planning and take advantage of the on-island services that will help you put together the day of your dreams. Leave the heels at home and let the blue waters lap at your feet as you say your vows enveloped by the warm sea breeze with the sand between your toes.
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Let the distant sound of music wash over you as you laze on a beautiful unspoilt beach, soaking up the romantic atmosphere that you can only get in the Caribbean. The azure waters are there for your taking to enjoy everything from diving to paddle-boarding and boat trips. Looking for the most secluded spots? Head to these breath-taking locations…
Little/Big Bay Castara
Mt Irvine Bay
Culture and kindness
Immerse yourself in Tobago’s vibrant culture and learn about the island’s fascinating history in between beach trips. Rustic charm is what makes Tobago stand out from other popular Caribbean islands, and you’ll fall in love with the people – incredibly friendly with family at the heart of everything they do, the locals will make you feel right at home.
Visit the historical colonial forts, attend the famous Buccoo Goat and Crab Races and head to the Tobago Heritage Festival. Also give ‘liming’ a go – a social gathering in the back yard or down by the beach where you can eat, drink and chat about everything from current affairs and politics to sport in a relaxed environment.
Don’t forget to try the local delicacies – crab and dumplings are non-negotiable.
Eco adventures and nature
Tobago’s lush and protected rainforest is where you’ll find the striking natural wildlife. Head to Adventure Eco Farm and Corbin’s Local Wild Life for the chance to see some of Tobago’s native wild animals, from manicous to spectacled caimans. Then make your way to the Main Ridge Forest Reserve for a unique look at the island’s lush greenery.
Diving is also available across the island, so grab a snorkel and enjoy a swim with the turtles.
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Fort King George
Take a trip to Scarborough on the south west coast of the island and visit the elevated fort, built in 1781, which features batteries, cannons and a museum.
On the northern tip of Tobago, Flagstaff Hill is one of the island’s highest vantage points with epic views of the ocean.
Head north west to Black Rock and discover the fort which overlooks Grafton Beach, and make your way up the short and winding path for an unforgettable panoramic view of the bay.
From the small town of Roxborough, take a 15 minute stroll into the rainforest to the three-tiered waterfalls complete with three pools to take a refreshing dip in.
Pigeon Point Pavillion & Jetty
Turquoise water, silky soft sand and lilac sunsets like no other – no wonder this is one of the island’s most popular wedding hotspots.
Mt. Irvine Golf Course
Treat yourself to a game of golf once you’re done relaxing at the Mt. Irvine Bay Resort.
Where to stay
Heading to Tobago to tie the knot? Castara Retreats is the perfect place to say ‘I do’. These Caribbean eco lodges overlook sparkling waters and golden sand, and with a range of wedding packages on offer all that’s left for you to do is enjoy your barefoot beach wedding.
An ‘oasis of serenity’, these secluded beachfront villas are ideally located for those who crave tranquillity. Surrounded by lush tropical forests while simultaneously offering unreal ocean views, it encompasses Tobago’s irresistible charm.
The perfect spot for honeymooners, Coco Reef is located amongst ten acres of tropical gardens and is nestled between Store Bay and Pigeon Point. With its own spa, gorgeous sea views and a private white sand beach, it’s the perfect place to kick back with your other half.
Stone Haven Villas
The ultimate in luxury, each villa boasts a private infinity pool and terrace – so there’s no reason not to enjoy a delicious breakfast poolside. Complete with a tennis court, gym and bars and restaurants, you’ll be absolutely spoilt.
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