The vast majority of visitors to Tobago are seeking holidays with lots of sun, sea and sand. Tobago has an abundance of both and no other Caribbean island boasts quite the same range of largely deserted beaches, varying from the pristine white coral sands of the Caribbean coast to the dark volcanic sands of the Atlantic coast. Please keep in mind that nude and/or topless sunbathing is illegal in Tobago. This practice is often considered highly offensive to the local population. Please also remember to cover-up when leaving the beach.
Still in Great Courland Bay, famous Turtle Beach is a mile-long sandy, sloping beach famous as a nesting site for giant leatherback turtles (March-August). Services are available at the Turtle Beach Hotel.
Guests at the hotel can benefit from regular turtle viewings. A turtle watch is organized by the hotel, during the nesting season.