Destination guide

Take time out in Tobago

Set aside plenty of hammock time for Tobago _ this island's the chilled half of the T&T nation. The crooked planks of rum bars dot its shoreline and the calls of exotic chachalacas echo in its dense rainforests, forging the perfect backdrop for long, laid-back sessions of sunbathing and swimming. From hidden Englishman's Bay beneath its jungle-dressed coastal hills to reef-ringed Pigeon Point, there are plenty of spots to kick back and relax. Tobago vacation rentals mirror the lackadaisical vibes perfectly, too _ think pool-fringed villas with patios and charming Carib family homes.

Things to do

Enjoy tales of Tobago's past

Make for the formidable bulwarks and cannon-topped keeps of Fort James to begin your journey into the fascinating past of Tobago island. There, the lichen-spotted walls of the 1760s give way to gun batteries and reveal enthralling tales of slave rebellions and colonial wars. The Tobago Historical Museum in Scarborough is a fine place to continue on. It's housed in the old officer rooms of Fort King George _ another 18th-century relic of England's power in these parts _ and has curious pre-Columbian relics next to geological finds from the island valleys.


Trawling the beaches of Tobago

Tobago's one darn fine place to be for rest and relaxation by the side of the Caribbean Sea. Beaches fringe its whole shoreline, going from the white sands of Pigeon Point to the glowing yellow arc of Englishman's Bay _ like something out of a pirate flick. The shores aren't inundated with swish Tobago vacation rentals and condos like other Caribbean getaways, meaning local vibes and salt-washed rum shacks are still the name of the game. Dive outfitters pepper some of the beaches, too, offering a chance to get into the underwater wonderworld of Buccoo Reef, Tyrrel's Bay and beyond.


Top times in Tobago

Tobago has 2 distinct seasons in the year: Dry and wet. Most people will come seeking a tropical escape from the cold of the north in the winter months, which run from December to March. They are the driest, with minimal rainfall and pleasant temperatures from day to day. They also have some of the annual highlights, like the rambunctious carnival of February and the turtle hatching season of midwinter. Visits in spring's April and May are great if you're looking at Tobago vacation rentals that will let you laze on the beach. Things get hot then. Really hot.

Natural features

Tiny Tobago has loads to offer

Tobago is just a speck on the map compared to its compatriot, Trinidad. Scarred through the middle by rugged rows of volcanic peaks and ringed by untouched beaches, it certainly packs plenty into its diminutive size. On the eastern end of the isle is Tyrrel's Bay, a mecca for divers out of Speyside that comes adorned with gorgeous reefs and inlets. In the west, there's the handsome powder of Pigeon Point. That's perhaps the prettiest beach going, with white sand and stooping palms. The hinterland is a place of misty rainforests packed with tropical birds and scented with cocoa beans.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Tobago

The nearest airport is in Tobago (TAB-A.N.R. Robinson Intl.), located 11.1 mi (17.8 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in Tobago?

Luxury villas, secluded treehouses and sprawling homes — everyone's dream getaway is different. Whatever you're into, you're sure to find something that catches your eye among our top vacation rentals in Tobago:

  • "Bay View ~ Cottage": If you're looking for somewhere in Parlatuvier with 1 bedroom where you'll feel right at home, this retreat will tick your boxes. Amenities include outdoor furniture and an oven.
  • "Carpe Diem Villa - Studio - Sunset 2": Settle in at this option in Castara and take advantage of a garden, a barbecue grill and more. It has 1 bedroom to accommodate your friends and family.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Tobago vacation rental for you.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Tobago?

If you're looking for something with more personality than the usual hotel room, you'll like our studio apartments in Tobago. Whip up a snack in your kitchenette, flop onto the lounge and feel completely at home. Here are some of our coziest digs:

  • Eat, nap, chill with friends ... Do it all from the compact yet well-designed single room space at "Bay View ~ Cottage". Located in Parlatuvier, a stovetop and a porch are among the conveniences here.
  • Otherwise, use "Carpe Diem Villa - Studio - Sunset 2" as a base to get out and explore the area. This homey retreat is in Castara and offers a fridge and coffee and tea making facilities.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Tobago?

If you're eager to dazzle your someone special, take them someplace special! Organize a romantic weekend getaway in Tobago at one of these hideouts and watch the sparks fly:

  • "Bay View ~ Cottage" in Parlatuvier is the perfect setting for romantic interludes. This retreat is full of nice touches, including a nearby bay and air conditioning.
  • Alternatively, plan a loved-up weekend break at "Carpe Diem Villa - Studio - Sunset 2". Located in Castara, it offers a dining table, a balcony and other bonuses.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Tobago?

If your idea of the perfect trip away is to bring along all your friends, you're going to need a whole lot of space. Luckily, there are many vacation rentals in Tobago that cater to large groups, starting with these sprawling stunners:

  • "Bayview Villa With 3 Self - Contained Apartments Overlooking Stonehaven Bay": This escape is a great choice for larger groups staying in Western Tobago. It has 7 bedrooms and many great amenities, including a swimming pool and a garden.
  • "Premium 4 Bedroom Villa In Secure Gated Development Close To Beaches": This retreat in Golden Grove has 4 bedrooms, so don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list. A water park and a garden are some of its many highlights.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Tobago?

We have large family vacation rentals that'll fit almost everybody — even that strange second cousin of yours! Whatever type of property you want, you'll find the perfect one on Vrbo. Here are some of our top picks in Tobago:

  • Located in Western Tobago, "Pellicano" Tobago: Your Personal Seaside Palace In The Caribbean" has 4 bedrooms and can sleep up to 9 guests. Top amenities at this spacious escape include a toaster and a DVD player.
  • "Bayview Villa With 3 Self - Contained Apartments Overlooking Stonehaven Bay" in Western Tobago is another top option. It caters for up to 14 guests and has 7 bedrooms. A separate dining area and a stereo will help keep your gang comfortable and happy.

If you're hoping to visit some family-friendly attractions in Tobago, there's plenty to keep you busy. Nylon Pool, Argyle Falls and Argyle Waterfall promise crowd-pleasing fun for kids and adults alike.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in Tobago?

From pint-sized cabins to sprawling houses and everything in between, Vrbo has rental properties in all sizes and shapes. If you don't need much room, one of our one-bedroom vacation rentals might be ideal for you:

  • Get away on your own or take a friend with you to "Bay View ~ Cottage" in Parlatuvier. When you're not out sightseeing, make the most of a beach view and a kitchen.
  • "Carpe Diem Villa - Studio - Sunset 2" in Castara is another choice where you can stay, play and sleep in comfort. Amenities here include a garden and a kitchen.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in Tobago?

From cozy cabins to luxurious apartments, Vrbo has two-bedroom vacation rentals to suit every budget and style. Here are some of our top picks in Tobago:

  • Unpack your bags at "Soothing Holiday Home In Løkken With Sauna" in Lokken and then venture out and explore some of the area's hot spots. Amenities such as a kitchen and video games will help make your stay at this two-bedroom retreat all the more comfortable.
  • Another enticing property is "Pride Of Courland "royal Tern": Beach Front Two Bedroom Apartment" in Western Tobago. It features a kitchen, a swimming pool and many other extras.

What are the best three-bedroom vacation rentals in Tobago?

Traveling with a group of friends or large family in Tobago is a piece of cake with Vrbo. Take a look at our selection of three-bedroom vacation properties with plenty of space for your whole gang:

  • Located in Moltrasio, "Villino Genia Moltrasio Lake Como Pool And Lake View" will get the tick of approval from your fellow travelers. As well as room to move, it features a range of quality amenities, such as a garden and a swimming pool.
  • Another three-bedroom retreat that'll welcome your crew is "Mock Turtle Is An Enchanting And Affordable Retreat". This Plymouth property offers a swimming pool, off-street parking options and more.

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in Tobago?

Sitting around a fire pit is a wonderful way to reconnect with family and friends, so it's hardly surprising that this amenity is often on travelers' wish lists. The following vacation properties in Tobago offer an outdoor fire pit and more:

  • Enjoy a few nights or more of outdoor fun at "2bedroom Condo - In The Heart Of Crown Point". As well as a fire pit, this rental in Umag comes with a water park and a garden.
  • Alternatively, sit back under the night sky and watch the flames flickering in the moonlight at "Vacation Villa In The Beautiful Island Of Tobago" in Bon Accord Village. A firepit and a swimming pool are two other amenities that add to the appeal of this place.