A tropical climate is tempered by the northeast tradewinds giving
daytime temperatures in the 80sF (28-32C) with nights in the 70sF
(15-27C). The Dry season is January – May with the wettest
months being June – September but the difference between the
seasons is not acute. There tends to be a dry spell in September/October
then more rain in November but Tobago is outside the main hurricane
belt so less affected than other parts of the Caribbean.
The official language is English, the Time Zone is GMT –4
(summer) or –5 (winter). The currency is Trinidad and Tobago
dollar (roughly 10 to the £), Population is 50,000, the island
is 26 miles x 7 miles. Independent of Britain since 1962, Trinidad
and Tobago (though separate and very different islands) combine
to be one of the most prosperous countries of the Caribbean due
largely to petroleum and natural gas in Trinidad and tourism in
Tobago which is expanding but in a sensitive low key way. Inter
island flights mean 2 centre holidays are possible (Barbados, St.
Lucia, Grenada) and if you want to combine a few days relaxing in
Tobago with Carnival in February in Trinidad (home to calypso and
steel bands) the crossing is only US$40 return or a ten minute flight.
For visitor information about Tobago, we recommend www.myTobago.info