While you're there

Whenever you visit Tobago you'll receive a welcome like no other! Their renowned reputation for partying is well deserved and there are plenty of opportunities throughout the year to enjoy a celebration in true Tobagonian style.

Its diverse cultural and religious background allows for many festivities and ceremonies throughout the year. Tobagonians celebrate thirteen public holidays in total each year, with three of these taking place in the month of April.

Carnival of Trinidad and Tobago has been called "the greatest show on earth". Celebrated on an annual basis, on the two days preceding the Lenten period, people come together on the island to celebrate and welcome in the holy period. The event is marked with music - typically Calypso, Steelpan, Soca and Rapso (Rap and Calypso) - and masquerade costumes that illuminate this famous celebration and delight locals and visitors alike. The main carnival takes place in Port of Spain in Trinidad but if you want to stay in Tobago there is a smaller version in Scarborough which is also great fun.

There are also lots of Reggae, Soca & Calypso artists that perform on the island throughout the year. To find out more about what's on and where, look out for posters around the island or tune into Tobago's local radio station (Tambrin - 92.7).