Trinidad and Tobago are the southernmost islands of the Caribbean and the nearest to the Equator. Tobago is the smaller of the two islands, being just 26 by 8 miles, and lies in the Caribbean Sea outside the hurricane belt. Unaffected by mass tourism as some other Caribbean islands can be, Tobago is unspoilt and has a diverse, tropical landscape.
Situated so close to the Equator means that the temperatures in Tobago are consistent all year round, averaging at 30C (86F) throughout the year. The high season (December to May) experiences little rainfall, with normally short bursts of rain interrupting sunny days in the low season (June to November).
Being of volcanic origin, the central and northern areas of Tobago are mountainous with fertile soil resulting in a tropical rainforest and thriving seabed. A lack of predators means that the bird life flourishes with one of the highest variety of species in the world.
Exchanging hands many times during the colonial years, Tobago has a rich history that is apparent all over the island, from our local Englishman's Bay, to Pirate's Bay and Fort King George. The official language is English with the locals also speaking the English-based Tobagonian Creole.
The southeastern areas of Tobago are the most populated, with Scarborough the capital city and the larger hotels on the lowland areas around Crown Point Airport. However the population of 50,000 is mostly rural based with picturesque towns and villages scattered across the island.
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