At Birdie's Nest you will an unmatched opportunity to see Giant Leatherback Turtles which virtually come to the doorstep during the annual turtle nesting and hatching season (April-September). Great Courland Bay, Tobago, is one of a handful of beaches in the world where these endangered creatures return every year to lay their eggs. It is an unforgettable, prehistoric ritual, to see the turtle emerge from the sea, lay her cache of over 50 eggs then camouflage the spot before returning to the sea. Even if you do not witness this incredible event, there will always be the pleasure of a golden sandy beach and sparkling blue waters of the Caribbean Sea lapping at your feet - this is the beautiful Great Courland Bay, home to the Turtle Beach Resort hotel and two of Tobago's popular little tourist villages - Black Rock and Plymouth, with their local Creole restaurants and 'rum shops' and where you can hear the sweet sounds of Katzenjammers steelband, calypso and reggae rhythms or meet some of the village folk and join in with fishermen who still cast their nets daily in the picturesque ritual called 'pulling the seine'.
Airlines serving Tobago
Tobago's only airport is Crown Point International Airport (airport code: TAB).
- Caribbean Airlines - this Trinidad & Tobago national airline serves North American and the Caribbean region
- LIAT - inter-island connections among the southern and eastern Caribbean countries
- British Airways - flights from London Gatwick airport
- Virgin Atlantic - direct flights to Tobago from London Gatwick
- Monarch Airlines - low-cost charter flights from London Gatwick to Tobago
- Thomas Cook (Condor) German - charter flights from Frankfurt, Germany
- For airlines from North and South America into Trinidad, visitors can transfer to Tobago via Caribbean Airlines/LIAT
- American Airlines - direct flights to Trinidad from Miami, New York and Washington
- Air Canada - flights to Trinidad from Toronto
- Continental Airlines - service to Trinidad from Newark and Houston
- Aeropostal - Alas de Venezuela
For detailed visitor information about Tobago, we recommend www.myTobago.info who kindly provided many of the photographs used to illustrate this website.