Why Tobago is the perfect post-COVID holiday destination
Posted Jul 13, 2020
Travel has been completely upended for 2020, forcing avid tourists to cancel their holiday plans for the year. After the initial period of anxiety, travelers are ready to explore the world around them. However, the reality is that many countries' borders are still closed and there is still a certain level of fear associated with travel. Given the fact that there is still no available vaccine, it's understandable that travelers looking at their next holiday destination will want to know how safe it is when they are in a position to travel. While Tobago's borders have not yet opened to international travel, our government and relevant authorities are working hard to prepare for your safe return.
Here’s why Tobago is the perfect destination for post-COVID travel.
1. With extremely low numbers, Tobago can be seen as a safe haven
Since the outbreak of the virus, the government moved swiftly in efforts to manage the worst of its impact, and as a result, Tobago has had very low cases of infections. In June, both Tobago and its sister isle, Trinidad, ranked first of all the Caribbean islands in its preparedness to lift physical distancing measures, according to a University of Oxford study. Even better, there have been no new cases since Tobago has begun its phased re-opening. Of course, there's no way to predict how long the pandemic will last but there's some assurance that you can visit and know that the risk of exposure is low. For families, this makes Tobago an idyllic place to safely enjoy a true Caribbean vacation destination, especially after months of isolation.
2. It's easy to practice social distancing
Tobago has a population of just over 50,000, which makes it less populous than most countries. This means that there fewer crowds across the island and you can enjoy our tiny slice of paradise while still effectively practicing social distancing. Whether it's trekking through the many trails of the Main Ridge Forest Reserve or soaking up the sun on one of the multitudes of beaches, there are fewer chances of encountering large crowds which means you can safely explore with little interaction with others.
3. Less commercialized = true paradise found
There's a reason why Tobago has been described as unspoilt, untouched and undiscovered. With countless pristine beaches, striking coastal views, wildlife and lush landscapes--including the oldest protected forest reserve in the western hemisphere--Tobago stands as the ideal destination to experience the authentic natural beauty that it's renowned for. Whether it's hidden bays such as Lover's Bay with its warm, pink sand, listening to the sweet sounds of Tobago's birds anywhere you turn or taking a dip in the three-tiered Argyle Falls after a day of exploring, there's no end to the pure gems that are sure to leave an indelible mark on your travel experience.
4. Reconnect with nature like never before
The pandemic has put quite the mental and emotional strain on us all and we've all taken to finding serenity and peace in the simpler things like nature. Tobago's breathtaking landscapes are not only unforgettable but allow you to reconnect with nature and feel like you've been transported to another world. Now, more than ever, it's important to find a space where you can disconnect from the world and experience the tranquil sights and sounds of nature. The opportunity to immerse into the untouched splendor of Tobago is yours to take.
For more information on Tobago travel advisories or things to do and see in Tobago, visit tobagobeyond.com.