Just 25 miles long and 8 miles wide, Tobago is widely recognized as the jewel in the Caribbean crown. It is the island that inspired Daniel Defoe’s wonderful novel Robinson Crusoe. Located at the southernmost end of the Caribbean Sea, Tobago is the smaller partner in the twin-island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago. Located just off the coast of Venezuela, Trinidad is a much larger island with substantial oil and gas reserves and more dynamic and vibrant feel. Tobago’s industry, on the other hand, is limited to tourism and the island has a totally different and more laid-back vibe. It is undoubtedly the ultimate ‘chill-out’ destination. Tobago is a cool and serene island with sandy beaches and a lush tropical mountainous rainforest interior. Driving around the island couldn’t be simpler and is one of the island’s most popular visitor attractions. In fact because the island is so undeveloped, very few hotels, guest houses or rental homes are within walking distance of a choice of restaurants, beaches and other facilities. A self-drive rental car is essential if you are to get the best out of Tobago and will invariably work out more economical, and considerably more convenient, than relying on expensive private taxis. We recommend readers to MYTOBAGO.INFO, the definitive tourist guide to Tobago.