Trinidad and Tobago Journals

Experience the Beauty and Friendliness of Tobago

Best of IgoUgo

A May 2005 trip to Trinidad and Tobago by LindaW

Quote: The beauty of Tobago is exceptional. The friendliness of the people is unsurpassed. There is so much to see that 1 week in this paradise is not nearly enough time. You must see and experience it yourself to understand.

Experience the Beauty and Friendliness of Tobago

Best Of IgoUgo

Overview

Quote:
A trip to the rain forest is a must-do for first-timers to this lovely island. There is a tendency to want to keep going farther and farther in because of the beauty around you, but don't forget - you have to walk out, too. And it’s uphill! If you like horseback riding, the beach trip with Looking Out Stables is an event you won't soon forget. Swim with the horses in the sea. I'm not talking walking through the water, but actually swimming. Nightlife MUST include the Diver's Den and Shade. Any age will feel welcome and comfortable. Sunday School is another event not to be missed. Lovely trinkets can be purchased at the stands at the Store Bay Beach facility. It’s within walking dis...Read More

Sandy Point Beach Club

Best Of IgoUgo

Hotel

Quote:
Best Things Nearby:Store Bay Beach Facility, shops, and nightlifeBest Things About the Resort:The resort is fairly small, so it is easy to make friends and stay friends. The clubhouse/bar was the gathering place for everyone to discuss their day's travels and experiences. The bartenders were always attentive and sometimes joined in with the festivities. There are numerous activities and trips planned by the resort, which makes it easy to schedule your days and nights. The pool is not large, but it's more than big enough to cool you down. Also, several hot tubs are situated throughout the resort, great for the aching back after a day (or night) of too much activity. The ba...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 29, 2005

Sandy Point Beach Club
Crown Point
Tobago, West Indies
(868) 639-0820

Cafe Coco

Restaurant

Quote:
The restaurant is new and quite beautiful. It is open air, with marble, fountains, and beautiful gardens. The staff was exceptionally friendly and accommodating. We had seven people and needed three separate checks, which did not faze the waitress at all. The food ranged from salads to pizzas to steak dinners and seafood of all types. My group of three had a chicken sub sandwich, a steak dinner, and a Caesar salad (dinner size). Drinks included a rum and coke and two Caribs. The total for all, including tax and tip, was TT$262, or approximately US$44. It was very romantic, which was obviously not needed for our party of seven. The restaurant had come recommended and was okay. I wou...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 29, 2005

Cafe Coco
Store Bay, Local Road
Tobago Cays, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
639-0996

Best of Thymes

Restaurant

Quote:
The menu is fairly limited for non-seafood eaters. One person in our party had the crab legs, which she said was exceptional. Two others had the chicken breast, and both said it was good. Two of us had the pork chops, which were good, though not like pork chops I've known in the US. The jerk chicken appetizer was wonderful. It was plentiful and could have been eaten as a dinner (if you’re not an enormous eater). The atmosphere was nice, with tables situated around the pool area. Our waiter was attentive but hard to attract when we needed more ice (several times). There was no rush to finish and leave - just take your "island time." Overall, it was an okay meal for your money.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 29, 2005

Best of Thymes
Crown Point Beach Hotel
Crown Point , Trinidad and Tobago
(868) 639-8781

Sandy Point Beach Club

Restaurant | "Sandy Point Beach Club Restaurant"

Quote:
This is a great place for breakfast. It overlooks the sea. For $5, you can go away totally stuffed and ready for the day. It is a definite recommendation if you’re too lazy to cook breakfast for yourself.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 29, 2005

Sandy Point Beach Club
P.O. Box 377
Scarborough, Tobago, W.I.
(868) 639-0877

Quote:
I was a little disappointed in the snorkeling in Tobago. We went to Englishmen's Bay, which was supposed to have excellent snorkeling right off the beach. It was quite cloudy and you really couldn't see anything. I understand from others that that's pretty much the situation all over if you're snorkeling from shore. As you get out farther, it gets better. We did not do a boat trip, so we never got to experience it.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on May 29, 2005

Quote:
The two best nightclubs in the Crown Point area are the Diver's Den and Shade. Shade is made entirely of debris from Hurricane Ivan, a big hut with a dance floor, tables, and a bar. It jumps until the very wee hours of the morning. Diver's Den is a smaller place right around the corner with a nice bar. It is always packed, with loud music. Security is good. Taxis are readily available to take the weary home.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 30, 2005

Tobago - Go with the Flow

Best Of IgoUgo

Story/Tip

Quote:
Tobago is a beautiful island, not just in the scenery, but the people also. Everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful. Leroy from Sandy Point was quick to describe the difference between American and Tobago citizens. Americans walk fast and talk slow, but in Tobago, they talk fast and walk slow. To go at island speed is to get it done - well, sooner or later, most likely later. Just because the sign says starts at 7pm doesn't really mean 7pm. It means 7-ish. They party all night. I'm not real sure how they manage to get up the next day. Saturday night is a slow night at the nightclubs because everyone is still recovering from Friday night. Then Sunday night is Sunday School, so Mond...Read More

About the Writer

LindaW

LindaW
Venice, Florida