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The five best day trips in Tobago

Ditch the hotel for the day and discover the best things to see and do around the island

Time Out in association with British Airways
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Limbo with locals in Castara

Limbo with locals in Castara

Head out on a morning drive to Castara to participate in the tradition of ‘seine-pulling’ (helping fishermen haul in their nets) and enjoy lunch in the village. Then, go onward to the Main Ridge Forest for a spot of bird-watching before returning to Castara where there’s a weekly bonfire, drumming, limbo dancing and music.
Castara

Be a beach bum at Pigeon Point
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Be a beach bum at Pigeon Point

Tobago’s most popular beach, Pigeon Point Heritage Park is dotted with restaurants, bars and chillout spots – more than enough to keep you busy for the day. Non-land-lubbers should investigate nearby Tobago Waterholics for watersports and glass-bottomed boat trips.
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Make a splash in Speyside

Make a splash in Speyside

Blue Waters Inn in Speyside offers some of the Caribbean’s best diving, with dive sites suited to all levels of ability and a training centre for those slipping on their fins for the first time. For lunch in a quirky setting, head to Jemma’s Seaview Kitchen, which is built around a huge almond tree. 
www.bluewatersinn.com

Take a cruise to Cotton Bay
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Take a cruise to Cotton Bay

Offering a true slice of desert-island tranquility, Cotton Bay on the island’s west coast is only accessible by boat. Arrive by catamaran and you can snorkel, kayak or simply swim in the tranquil blue water, with only fellow cruisers (and possibly the odd dolphin) for company.
www.islandexperiencestt.com

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Horse about in Buccoo
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Horse about in Buccoo

The Healing with Horses Foundation offers free ‘equine nature therapy sessions’ for differently-abled people of Tobago, but visitors are welcome to drop-in for sessions with the animals too. To round off a day out in Buccoo, have some high-energy fun at Danny’s Inflatable Water Park or, for something more sedate, learn to make your own jewellery at the Academy of Jewelry & Art.
www.healing-with-horses.org

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