10 of the Most Unique Tours and Destinations in Tobago

For your next trip to Tobago, be sure to visit the regular beautiful beaches and the popular destinations.  But to get the most out of your holiday on this awesome paradise island, there are some must visit destinations that, though they may take you off the beaten path, are fantastic experiences you will never forget.

1Highland Waterfall
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Escape the crowds to your own waterfall oasis in the forest.
Nestled in the lush green forest just outside of the villages of Les Coteaux and Mason Hall, you will find Highland Waterfall.  This rarely visited waterfall is the tallest single drop waterfall on the island of Tobago.  But don't be mislead, its low popularity is related to its difficulty to locate. Highland Waterfall is an awesome, must visit waterfall located in beautiful scenic surroundings. The water descends into a deep plunge pool at the bottom set in a narrow gorge that is ideal for a relaxing and rejuvenating swim.  The adventurous person can get a thrill jumping into the plunge pool from the wall of the gorge.
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2Nylon Pool
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The Nylon Pool is a natural, metre-deep crystal clear swimming pool with a sandy bottom in the middle of the sea created by an offshore sandbar and a still lagoon. Take a rejuvenating swim With the deep ocean on one side and palm fringed beaches on the other.
This is one of many serene destinations in the tropical paradise that is Tobago. Located just south of Buccoo Reef, you can relax in the soft white sand bordering the thigh-high turquoise waters. If you can't resist the urge to go in, you can float in the still lagoon, with the deep blue ocean on one side and a palm-fringed beach on the other. Locals claim the water here has the ability to rejuvenate anyone lucky enough to swim in it. Accessible by glass-bottomed boat from Store Bay and Pigeon Point, the area was named by Britain’s Princess Margaret in 1962, who likened it to the transparency of nylon, when she spent her honeymoon there. And it remains today a popular idyllic destination for couples and families alike.
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3Black Rock Beach
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This beach which is a great spot for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, surfing and sun bathing is located in the Black Rock area just below Fort Bennett.
This beach is located in the Black Rock area and is right below Fort Bennett. This beach is located between Stone Haven Bay and Great Courland Bay on the Western side of Tobago. Known for its large black rocks surrounding the beach, there are some slopes along the shoreline in various areas as the beach is said to be resting on one large rock! This beach is a great spot for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, surfing and sun bathing. There is also leatherback turtles that can be seen nesting at this site.
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4Englishman's Bay
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This classic crescent shaped beach, which is nestled between the thick tropical rainforest and the clear blue Caribbean Sea, is ideal for swimming, snorkelling and camping.
On the leeward coast of Tobago, if you look carefully, you will find Englishman's Bay - a picturesque secluded beach which despite its lack of popularity among beach-goers is arguably Tobago's most beautiful beach destination. Counted among the top 10 beaches in the Caribbean by many travel magazines and websites, this beach is indeed a diamond in the rough. Located between Castara and Parletuvier about 1. 5 km past Castara, the beach is not visible from the Northside Road. Locating it requires a keen eye for a blue and white sign indicating a left turn. Follow the unpaved road to the end and there you will find the classic crescent shaped beach nestled between the thick tropical rainforest and the clear blue Caribbean Sea. The destination is ideal for swimming, snorkelling and camping. Chairs, umbrellas and snorkelling equipment can be rented. It is a nesting ground for the leatherback turtle and is a popular mooring spot for yachts. There is food on sale as well as local craft.
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5Argyle Waterfall
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At 175 feet (54 meters), Argyle, Tobago’s highest waterfall attracts locals and foreigners to its cascade of cool, crisp water that flows down from three dramatic levels.
At 175 feet (54 metres), Argyle, Tobago’s highest waterfall attracts locals and foreigners to its cascade of cool, crisp water that flows down from three dramatic levels. Located on the northeast side of Tobago, the falls are just outside Roxborough, on the Scarborough road (only a few hundred metres from the road to Bloody Bay along the Caribbean coast). The Roxborough Visitor Service Co-op office serves as the entrance. Encircled by lush green foliage, the waterfall is accessed after a 15-20 minute trek along a clearly marked trail. Along the way you are greeted by butterflies and a variety of birds. But before heading off you must pay an entrance fee of TT$60 at the office. If you wish you can hire a guide for an additional fee. With 3 levels, the thunderous sound of the waterfall is heard long before you see it. The height of the first cascade hides the real splendor of Argyle’s upper levels. If you are adventurous you can hike up a bushy path on the right hand side to the second level, where you are greeted by a thick mist. At this level, you can lie in several natural rock tubs and let the water rush over your body. Finally, going further the third pool, though the smallest is the deepest and the best for swimming, inviting you to dive, jump or swing into the water from available vines.
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6Adventure Farm and Nature Reserve
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You can not leave Tobago without a visit to the unique jewel that is Adventure Farm and Nature Reserve, a 12 acre working organic estate which engages in sustainable agriculture. This small plantation grows citrus and other fruits and the best place for bird watching as it is home to many species of birds like the Mot Mot, Blue Tanagers, Humming Birds, and many more.
This is wonderful 12- acre estate in Arnos Vale is a birdwatcher's paradise, where you can discover over 50 different types of birds, butterflies and iguanas. While you visit you are free to pick and eat mangoes and citrus fruit. The reserve was awarded for being a business venture that has found the ideal balance between being a haven for wildlife and being a model for sustainable Eco-tourism. It is only minutes away from palm-fringed Arnos Vale Beach which is excellent for snorkeling.
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Batteaux Bay, Speyside, Tobago
7Batteaux Bay
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For the sun-lovers, swimmers, snorkelers and scuba divers - Batteaux Bay is the ideal place for you. This pocket shaped bay, with clear deep blue water is one of the best well-kept secrets on the island of Tobago - the jump off point for great dives and snorkeling adventures and to explore the beautiful islet of Little Tobago.
For the sun-lovers, swimmers, snorkelers and scuba divers - Batteaux Bay is the ideal place for you. This pocket shaped bay is one of the best well-kept secrets on the island of Tobago, protected by rocky headlands with flourishing trees atop. Though located on the windy side of the island, the bay has been spared the gusty winds and raging waves of the North Atlantic Ocean by Goat Island and Little Tobago located a few miles off shore. Accessed through the privately owned Blue Waters Inn which is located on the bay, the olive green water nestles at the front of the hotel providing the ideal intimate getaway for couples and dive sites filled with shimmering reefs and corals for divers and snorkelers.
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8Being With Horses
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This group offers guests a chance of a special experience with some horses with personality! Stroll along wetlands, ride through clear blue waters of Buccoo Bay all while learning about horse care, body language and being one with nature. A truly magical experience!
Guests learn about the horses personality & character, their age & where they came from and how to interact with them in a gentle & easy way. Persons get to choose their horse/ team partner - guide the Horse, mount the Horse, go through the village where tours begin. Enjoying the beauty of the Horses, swimming with them in the sea, riding them on the sand are all part of this wonderful experience hosted by a lovely couple. Please come in comfortable clothes ( T-shirt/Tank & Short Pants) also walk with extra clothes for after the tour. Bring your camera or let the resident photographer catch you in the moment - everything else is provided. It is a 2 hour experience with a personal guided tour - everyone is welcome - no age limit . No experience needed - The only limitation is the weight limit (190 pounds). You need to make your booking in advance due to limited space. Rides are offered in Western or English saddles & riding helmets. The group is currently offering a trail-swim combination. This special 2 hour experience is a joyful one for both horses and riders, including first timers who have never spent time with horses. Excellent guidance and instruction makes it possible for all riders to be at ease. After introducing the horses to guests (at which point each rider chooses his/her ’team partner’ horse), the starts with a ride through Buccoo Village, past the goat race track and through the wetland mangroves to the beach for a long and exciting beach ride to the end of Buccoo Bay where the group can then swim with the horses along the shore . The cost of this guided tour is 600TTD (60 UK Pounds or 95 USD)per person (children and adults are the same price).
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9Parlatuvier Bay
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The blue-green waters of this picturesque destination are inviting for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving.
Parlatuvier Bay, located at the North Western end of Tobago, is another gem on the island. Its value, perhaps, is in the beach's golden sand but the overall landscape is what really makes the beach a beauty to behold. About 50 minutes drive from Scarborough, Parlatuvier Bay is a tranquil beach about 500 metres long. It is partly sheltered, so the water is quite calm with small lapping waves. However, the waves can be strong at times. Entering Parlatuvier Bay, the river meets the sea and visitors usually express pleasure bathing at the river mouth. Fishing is also part of the village livelihood so small fishing boats line the shore. The beach also has a jetty about 200 meters long. The beach is surrounded by the village with rugged rocks closing it in from the sea. The natural enclosure makes the beach ideal for swimming and snorkeling, but caution must be taken since the beach is tucked away and there is no lifeguard here. The water gets deep quickly and there is excellent jumping and diving from the jetty.
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10Adventure Farm and Nature Reserve
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You can not leave Tobago without a visit to the unique jewel that is Adventure Farm and Nature Reserve, a 12 acre working organic estate which engages in sustainable agriculture. This small plantation grows citrus and other fruits and the best place for bird watching as it is home to many species of birds like the Mot Mot, Blue Tanagers, Humming Birds, and many more.
This is wonderful 12- acre estate in Arnos Vale is a birdwatcher's paradise, where you can discover over 50 different types of birds, butterflies and iguanas. While you visit you are free to pick and eat mangoes and citrus fruit. The reserve was awarded for being a business venture that has found the ideal balance between being a haven for wildlife and being a model for sustainable Eco-tourism. It is only minutes away from palm-fringed Arnos Vale Beach which is excellent for snorkeling.
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