About Tobago

Only 300m from the sparkling Caribbean Sea in the Bon Accord district, near Crown Point, lies this exquisite, luxury 3-bedroom villa. Villa de Lena is specially designed to capture the warmth and comfort of Tropical Tobago; the Capital of Paradise.

Tobago is the pearl of the Caribbean islands, lying some 10km off the Venezuelan coast. In 1888 it was linked to Trinidad in a single government administration. The two islands lie only 33km apart. Trinidad has an area of 4 828km2 while Tobago covers a mere 300km2. It has a central spine of rolling hills and highlands of lush rain forest.

The lowlands are covered with coral soil, shrubs and cultivated fruits and vegetables. Tobago is tranquil, relatively undiscovered and unspoiled by tourists. It has a rich variety of birds, flowers and marine life. There are two internationally recognized, attractive golf courses. The island has justifiably been named Robinson Crusoe Island. Its beauty is echoed by its friendly people, beautiful beaches and coral reefs.

Tobago's weather: Average temperature is 29°C (82°F). June to December is the wet season with rainfall mostly in short sharp bursts. Cool breezes blow constantly, but never become chilly.

Clothing - What to wear?: Light comfortable wear, such as shorts, wraps and sundresses is a must for daytime. Eveningwear is classy but cool and women are advised to bring along a cocktail dress for that special night.

Eating out: Tobago's restaurants offer everything from delicious elegant cuisine to tasty beach snacks!

Entertainment: Nightlife in this tranquil little island is limited. A popular choice consists of live music and floor shows highlighting traditional dances, songs and folklore. There are a few discos/night clubs in the Crown Point/Shirvan areas.

Carnival: This festival is celebrated extensively in both Trinidad and Tobago. The climax is on Monday and Tuesday before Easter Ash Wednesday. Major components of the spectacle are Calypso, Steel band-music and the Masquerade Ëœplaying mass” or being a member of a costumed Carnival band. The festival is flamboyant, joyous and peaceful.

Driving in Tobago: A valid Driver's License is required.

Festival Dates - Calendar Year Carnival

  • 2019 - March 4 & 5
  • 2021 - February 15 & 16
  • 2023 - February 20 & 21
  • 2025 - March 3 & 4
  • 2020 - February 24 & 25
  • 2022 - February 28 & March 1
  • 2024 - February 12 & 13
  • 2026 - February 16 & 17

Activities & Adventures

Golf

Tobago has two world-class championship courses. The Mount Irvine golf course, built on land which rises in natural terraces from the sea. The course covers 127 acres and is 6 793 yards long. It offers immaculate green, wide-open fairways and breathtaking views of the sparkling Caribbean Sea. The second is Tobago Plantations Golf & Country Club, which is a 18-hole championship standard Plantation course with its sister 9-hole Sugar Mill course. This course is just over 7 000 yards.

Water Sports

Professional personnel maintain a high standard of safety in conducting colorful Water Sports programs at different sites. Deep Sea Fishing, Snorkeling, Water Skiing, Wind Surfing, Sailing and Jet-Skiing can easily be arranged.

Rainforest

Experienced guides conduct trips into the most protected Rain Forest in the Western Hemisphere and to the famous Gold and Silver Waterfall.

Buccoo reef & bar-b-que

Tour on glass bottom boats to the Coral Gardens, Nylon Pool and the Buccoo Reef.

Scarborough

Tobago's capital since 1769 and the commercial and cultural hub of Trinidad's smaller sister island. Fort King George, built in 1779 at the height of the conflict over the island between the British and French, still dominates the skyline and has lovely views of the city and sea.

Pigeon Point Heritage Park

The beach at Tobago's Pigeon Point Heritage Park is one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean, noted for its iconic jetty and calm swimming waters. A small admission fee gets you access to the lifeguard-protected beach as well as restaurants serving famous Trini "bake and shark," vendors selling local handicrafts, showers and bathrooms.

Main Ridge Forest Reserve

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tobago's Main Ridge Forest Reserve is the oldest protected forest reserve in the Western Hemisphere, established in 1776 to protect rainwater supplies for the island.

Buccoo Reef and the Nylon Pool

Located offshore of Tobago's Pigeon Point and easily accessible, Buccoo Reef and the adjacent Nylon Pool are among the most popular tourist destinations in Tobago.