FIRST IMPRESSIONS

It felt strange, but the weather felt different in Tobago than in Trinidad.

I also felt very relaxed the moment we got there.

I will have to say leaving my stressors behind was a huge factor in being so relaxed in Tobago.

I was not impressed with the surroundings; everything just looked like Trinidad.

For some odd reason, I was hoping for a more upscale environment. I have no idea why I thought this, but I did.

My first impression was, “okay, I feel relaxed, but what’s so special about this place.”

ACCOMMODATIONS

We stayed at a place called “The Johnston’s.”

The Johnston’s is a clean and comfortable place to stay in.

The apartment we stayed in was on the ground floor, and we had one bedroom with two beds (1 twin and one double).

I am not sure why the beds were the size they were; it was very odd to me.

The apartment is stocked with all the cookware you need to cook a homemade meal.

You have access to the Crown Point Hotel’s Pool and other facilities, just not the buffet breakfast that the Crown Point Hotel offers (bummer, I know., not really)

Staying at The Johnston’s will save you $100.00USD per night or more, compared to The Crown Point. Sorry but $100.00usd is not worth complimentary breakfast.

The parking is a bitch at night, and I thanked GOD I was with my spouse, and he did all the driving.

The best part about The Johnston’s Hotel is the LOCATION. It’s minutes from the airport, eating hot spots and Stores Bay.

The staff is friendly except the lady with the braids; I have no idea why customer service seems complicated in the islands.

The staircase at The Johnston’s Apartments

Rating: 3 out of 5.

You have pathways for morning walks, evening strolls, and set-ups for picnics and bar b ques on the complex.

RECREATION

The only thing we paid for to do in Tobago was the Glass Bottom Boat.

It’s a boat that gives you’re a short tour of the island.

If visiting Tobago, I highly recommend the Glass Bottom Boat tour as it’s also very affordable, $150.00TTD per person.

Tobago is filled with hot spots to soak up the sun and relax.

They had other activities such as Kayak, Jet skis and Hikes.

I did not have time to try out the other activities, but I did go on a road trip and visited about 5 Bays.

Overall, I think Tobago still lacks things to do and can up the game with more, but you are not meant to do much when you go there.

Mother Nature is HEALING.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

FOODIE

If you know me, you know I love food.

But you will also know I am not too big on eating meat. For a personal reason, I had stopped eating meat.

Knowing I was going on this trip, I stayed open to trying new things and was okay if meat and dairy were my only options.

I am so happy I was not on a restricted diet. There are no options for vegans unless you want to eat fries. You can maybe get away with eating vegetarian or pescatarian.

That being said, I was happy I broke my no meat, no dairy. I had the best Italian food of my life.

Like no kidding.

I am a big fan of Aioli’s Market Place in Trinidad, but La Tartaruga and The Pasta Gallery Tobago did it for me. I will most definitely eat from there again when I do visit next.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I only gave a 5 star for the places I went to. I wish they had other options, and not many results showed up with a google search.  

WILL I GO BACK AGAIN?

Overall I had a wonderful time. It was the perfect place to get away from all the things I was trying to get away from.

My Spouse and I had a wonderful time together; we watched the sunset, and being around nature was incredibly healing.

I found myself at ease, just taking in all the beauty of the trees, ocean, and the way the sun looked relaxed, and the moon felt like it was protecting me.

I will go back if I need to relax, and I cannot go elsewhere.

Will I recommend Tobago as a place you MUST SEE?

No, I won’t; there was nothing spectacular about the island.

If you are looking for a getaway to relax and not do too much, this can be your next vacation spot.

Rating: 3 out of 5.