Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tobago, A-go-go

This past weekend BF and I had the pleasure of hosting his brother and sister-in-law in Trinidad. We played around Port of Spain for a day and then decided it was time to grab the ferry over to Tobago.
The TT Spirit is an amazing high-speed hydrofoil ferry that gets you from Port of Spain, Trinidad to Scarborough, Tobago in 2.5 hours. It is super comfortable and they play movies on the way. There is only one downfall to the Saturday morning ferry: it departs at 6:30 AM and you must be there 2 hours early to load your car!!! Getting up at 3:45 AM is a new one for this puppy.

Here is our view from the ferry leaving Port of Spain at the crack of dawn. I would show you the pictures of us on the ferry but it was so early. So scary.

When we arrived in Tobago we drove off of the ferry and made our way to the jaw dropping Plantation Beach Villa we rented. 3 bed, 3.5 bath, Caribbean views, and huge covered porches off of every room. Did I mention that we had a maid/cook that made us yummy fruit salads and cooked up some drool worthy bacon? Thank you, Nadine.
The style of this cottage is called "Gingerbread." You will find it all over both islands.

Who wouldn't want to wake up to this view every morning? Have I ever told ya'll that the sun starts to rise at 5:45 AM here? It does, and it's bold. And beautiful.

Sweet J & K. We miss them already!

While in Tobago we relaxed on the beach, played games late into the night on the porch, had some fabulous drinks (Brown Cows and Pina Coladas...) and snorkeled in the crystal blue water.

The last activity was a big deal because I'm deathly afraid of fish. Not in an aquarium setting though. I love the Baltimore Aquarium. For me, I just don't like to be swimming in the same area as sea critters. Remember my "Leatherback Turtle Incident" from a couple of weeks ago?
I'm so glad that we went. Tobago has one of the largest coral reefs in the world with some of the best snorkeling and diving. We chose to snorkel at Arnos Vale, known as the best diving on the island. It was like visiting another world.

If you're looking for fun and an unbelievable underwater world you better head to Tobago, West Indies. Don't worry the tiny island has an airport.

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