Little Tobago


Also known as Bird of Paradise Island (though it isn't home to any of the eponymous birds), Little Tobago was a cotton plantation during the late 1800s, and is now an important seabird sanctuary that offers rich pickings for birdwatchers. Red-billed tropic birds, magnificent frigate birds, brown boobies, Audubon’s shearwaters, laughing gulls and sooty terns are some of the species found here. The hilly, arid island, which averages just 1.5km in width, has a couple of short hiking trails with captivating views.

Frank’s and Top Ranking Tours run glass-bottom-boat tours to Little Tobago. The trip includes guided birdwatching on the island and snorkeling at the lovely Angel Reef.

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1. Flagstaff Hill

3.38 MILES

Reached via a signposted turnoff from the main road between Speyside and Charlotteville, Flagstaff Hill is a popular spot to picnic and watch the birds…

2. Man of War Bay


The large, horseshoe-shaped Man of War Bay is fringed by a palm-studded yellow-sand beach with good swimming. Roughly in the middle of the beach, you’ll…

3. King's Bay

3.73 MILES

Though its forest of palms and curve of yellow sand look amazing from above as you drive the Windward Rd from Scarborough, the beach here isn't Tobago's…

4. Pirate’s Bay

3.89 MILES

Past Charlotteville's pier, a dirt track winds up and around the cliff to concrete steps that descend to Pirate’s Bay, which offers excellent snorkeling…

5. Fort Campbleton

3.99 MILES

Within walking distance of Charlotteville village, the site of the old Fort Campbleton, on the west side of Man of War Bay, offers a good coastal view…

6. Argyle Falls

6.54 MILES

This 54m waterfall on the Argyle River is Tobago's highest, cascading down three distinct levels, each with its own pool of spring water, which you can…

7. Tobago Forest Reserve

7.19 MILES

A 20-minute drive east of Castara, at Bloody Bay, the Roxborough–Parlatuvier Rd strikes inland, meeting the Windward coast at Roxborough. This smooth,…

8. Heavenly Bay

13.24 MILES

The smaller of Castara's beaches, this is arguably a better spot for a day by the sea, with a beachside restaurant, good snorkelling and more of a holiday…