More than sand: 5 ways to enjoy Tobago when you’re not sunbathing

Posted Apr 01, 2020

From diving through colourful coral to A-list-approved paddle boarding, there’s more to Tobago than lying on a beach…

Why Go?

Holidays in the Caribbean are all about slowing down, kicking back and relaxing. But what if you get restless after a few days lying on the beach? Whether you’re under or on it, Tobago’s crystal-clear water has a few surprises up its laid-back sleeve.


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Ideal wind conditions and the Buccoo Reef-protected waters make laid-back Tobago’s Pigeon Point ideal for kitesurfing. With safety-conscious instructors on hand and clear, shallow waters, it’s the perfect setting for novices to master this island highlight. Begin your kitesurfing adventure with Radical Sports Tobago

Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Tour Operator

Paddle boarding is an A-list favourite and Tobago has one of the world’s most spectacular spots to master it. As soon as the sun sets, head to Bon Accord Lagoon for a sedate paddle through the glowing plankton waters. With millions of tiny organisms reacting with a pinprick of light, each stroke of a paddle sets off a cascade of spiralling, glistening light, making for a truly unforgettable experience. Go Paddle boarding with Stand Up Paddle Tobago



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Swimming amongst exotic fish and brightly coloured coral in the warm waters of the Caribbean… does it really get any better? Just wait until you set your eyes on Pirates Bay. This undiscovered gem, with unbeatable views of the breathtakingly beautiful coral and sparkling blue waters is the ultimate snorkelling playground and deserves a spot on any traveller’s bucket list. Check out Zoe's Snorkelling Tours for guided snorkelling tours and more. 




What better way to explore the island’s stunning coastline and pretty archipelagos than hopping aboard a private boat? Whether you want to hone your skills on the blustery open waters in the south or kick back and experience the wonders of Nylon Pool, a metre-deep swimming pool-like lagoon with the ocean on one side and palm-fringed beaches on the other, this is a sailing destination like no other. Ready for your private charter then check out Top Catch Tobago.


Scuba diving

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Home to one of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs, more than 60 dive sites, and world-renowned azure waters that cater for novices and technical divers alike, it’s easy to see why Tobago is one of the best diving destinations in the Caribbean. Check out our Diving in Tobago Guide for dive sites and dive shops.

Discover even more things to do, see and experience here and check out our blog for more ideas on how to plan your trip to Tobago.