|CLIMATE: Tobago lies 21 miles (33 km) north-east of Trinidad at 11 degrees and 14 minutes North and 60 degrees and 40 minutes West. It is 116 square miles (300 square km) in area. Cooling Trade Winds blow consistently along with a sunny climate all year round and an average temperature of 28°C – 84°F .||ELECTRICITY:
Depending on where you are staying, you may find either 110 Volt or 220 Volts. Best to check before you travel so you know whether to bring travel adaptors and transformers.
|DRESS CODE: Casual dress is normal although some hotels and restaurants require ‘elegantly casual’ in the evenings. Please ensure to cover up if you are venturing into the shops from the beach. Officially nudity is against the law in Tobago and is frowned upon to the islanders. It can become cool in the evenings, especially in the hills so a light jacket or a shawl is recommended. When hiking stout footwear and waterproof gear are recommended.||GOVERNMENT:
Twin island republic with Trinidad with a parliamentary democracy within the Commonwealth. Has a President and a Prime Minister.
|DRINKING WATER: Generally safe to drink, but you can opt for bottled water if you prefer.||SUNTANNING TIPS:
Always have sun block ready, as even on overcast days you can easily become badly sunburnt and spoil your holiday. Try to get a sun block that is water resistant as it is tedious to continually keep reapplying suntan cream every time you get out of the water. For those travelling on boats the need for sun block is especially great; you’ve got very little shade and the consistent breezes may well make you feel that your skin is not burning.
English, with a unique Tobagonian dialect.
Atlantic Standard Time (4 hours behind Britain, 1 hour ahead of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard).
Commercial: Open 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Saturday. Sat 8.00 am – 12.00 noon.
A number of telecommunications services are provided including cardphones, payphone, credit card calling facilities and reliable internet services. For a complete picture of cellular roaming services available in Tobago, click here.
Tobago’s official currency is the TT Dollar (TT$). US Dollars are widely accepted as are credit cards. You can expect an exchange rate of US$ 1.00 = TT$ 6.23
|PASSPORT & VISAS:
Every person (including minors) seeking admission at a port of entry into Trinidad and Tobago must be in possession of a valid travel document/ passport. A person who is not a citizen or a resident of Trinidad and Tobago must be in possession of a valid return ticket to his/her homeland or country of residence or a security deposit or bond as required by the Chief Immigration Officer.
Click here for further details on entry requirements.
|LOCATION AND GEOGRAPHY:
Latitude – 60° 40′ W 11° 9′ N. 26 miles long, 6 miles wide. Highest point is Pigeon Peak at 576m (1890 ft). Relief like a Stegasaurus’ backbone - a long, rugged central line of hills with a flattish tail.
Always be sure to be sensible by not leaving valuable belongings on view, and take the same precautions you would back at home when you are out and in the place you are staying.