Where’s Tobago? Tobago lies south of the hurricane belt just off the coast of South America, resting 22 miles (33km) northeast of Trinidad. The tranquil Caribbean Sea laps the island’s north coast, while the dramatic Atlantic Ocean lies on the island’s southern and western side.

What’s the weather like? Tobago boasts a warm, tropical marine climate with constant cool breezes. Year-round temperatures range from 23°C (73°F) to 32°C (89°F). The dry season runs for the fi rst six months of the year, while July to December is considered the rainy season with 200cm (40in) average rainfall.

What’s the capital? Scarborough is Tobago’s capital, though the island’s southwestern tip is the busiest, fastest developing area with all of the major facilities and amenities of the capital.

How big is the island? Tobago has an area of 1126 sq. miles (300 sq. km)  and a population of 60,874 (as per the 2011 census).

What time is it in Tobago? Tobago’s timezone (Atlantic Standard Time) is one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time and four behind Greenwich Mean Time. Daylight Savings Time is not observed.

What’s the landscape like? Tobago is an undulating mass of coral and volcanic rock. The Main Ridge Forest Reserve is the island’s hilly forest backbone, covering over 60% of the island, while sandy beaches and clear blue waters frame the island.

What’s the currency? The Trinidad and Tobago Dollar, or TT Dollar, is the island’s official currency. Generally US$1 will buy you TT$6.80.

What’s the language? English is spoken everywhere, with a Creole dialect taking elements from the island’s European colonisers, especially the French, Dutch and British.