Scarborough port of call

A bustling city seeped in history, Tobago’s capital offers up a snapshot of days gone by. Sprawled over the hillside, it’s overlooked by the Fort King George, a 17th-century hideout that sits proudly at the summit. Wander through the town to Upper Scarborough and take a look at the House of Assembly – it’s one of the best examples of Georgian architecture in the Caribbean. Head down by the port, and you’ll find colourful houses lining the harbour and lively markets dominating the streets. Here, you can pick up island favourites like fresh coconut milk and syrup-coated ice-cream, as well as arts and crafts......

Scarborough

Things to do in Scarborough

  • A bustling city seeped in history, Tobago’s capital offers up a snapshot of days gone by. Sprawled over the hillside, it’s overlooked by the Fort King George, a 17th-century hideout that sits proudly at the summit. Wander through the town to Upper Scarborough and take a look at the House of Assembly – it’s one of the best examples of Georgian architecture in the Caribbean. Head down by the port, and you’ll find colourful houses lining the harbour and lively markets dominating the streets. Here, you can pick up island favourites like fresh coconut milk and syrup-coated ice-cream, as well as arts and crafts.

  • Hike up the hillside to Fort King George. You’ll find a museum in the Barrack Guard House, filled with Amerindian artefacts and military relics. The view of the harbour from up here is well worth the legwork, too.
  • Lose yourself in the Scarborough Botanical Gardens. Spread over 17 acres and filled with exotic plants and shrubs, it’s definitely worth a look. Make sure you pay a visit to the native orchid house, as well.
  • Spend some time relaxing at Pigeon Point. With its white sands, nodding palms and turquoise waters, it’s arguably the most beautiful beach on the island. Plus, it boasts a restaurant, a cocktail bar and all sorts of watersports.
  • More than 200 species of mammals and birds call Tobago Forest Reserve home. Hummingbirds, armadillos, and tiny tree frogs camouflage themselves among the streams, waterfalls and waxy plants.

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