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Ambassador's House‘Tobago, a little, tranquil island 21 miles northeast of Trinidad and part of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago was connected to the South American mainland thousands of years ago. The island is an Eden that tourism has only just begun to touch……………… Reefs and rainforests, lagoons and waterfalls are home to some 210 species of bird and 123 different butterflies. There are some 30 reefs surrounding the island where all manner of fish and underwater flora abound.’ (Culinaria the Caribbean Discovery, Parkinson R) Ambassador's House sunset
Scuba diving Ambassador's HouseTobago is a well-known diving location: there are Manta Rays and giant coral in the Angel Reef off Little Tobago, and the famous Bucco Reef off Pigeon Point hosts a multitude of fish and underwater gardens. There are several reputable dive schools on the island.
Ambassador's House The Mount Irvine Golf course is a well-established venue for international competitions, and enjoyable for players of any standard, with Mount Irvine Bay adjacent for a cooling dip after the 18th hole. Tobago now boasts a brand-new 18-hole golf course at the Hilton hotel which is proving popular with the many enthusiasts who visit the island. Golf
Carnival Ambassador's HouseThere will come a time, when you want to leave your hammock and indulge in a little exploration, perhaps some scuba-diving or golf or maybe take in some nightlife. Ambassador's House is perfectly positioned to allow you to visit all parts of Tobago with ease.
Ambassador's HouseWhen you confirm a booking, we will send you a pack with lots of information and personal recommendations.

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The restorative qualities of peace and tranquility:

  • Explore Tobago undisturbed and quietly, away from the crowds.
  • Feel the special charm of this unique island from the privacy of our family home, situated away from the tourist resorts.
  • Experience the friendliness of Tobagonians.
  • Enjoy the rare experience of unspoilt nature.
  • Watch many different species of birds that you’ll find in the garden of Ambassador's House.
  • ‘Take your time’ as the local saying goes; visit the beautiful beaches and little coastal villages when you feel like it - you’re on holiday after all!
  • Discover rainforest, hidden waterfalls and turquoise bays.
  • Relax on the veranda, sip a rum punch and enjoy the sunset.

    Evening swim at Parlatouvier Little Bacolet Bay Glass bottomed boat


    Or the action-packed holiday:

  • Party every Sunday at Bucco at the famous ‘Sunday School’
  • Play golf at Mount Irvine or Hilton courses
  • Diving is available from several different locations around the island.
  • Charter a sailing boat to take you to those inaccessible bays.
  • Take a power boat trip with Peter to the other end of the island with stops for snorkelling.
  • Go deep-sea fishing with Captain Frothy.
  • Take a tour with a local naturalist to the rain forest, or bird-watching on Little Tobago.
  • Take tea at Arnos Vale hotel and watch the birds being fed.
  • Visit the Historical Café and learn about the history of the island.

    Trips and Outings

    Up the coast road on the Atlantic side of the island at Richmond is the Richmond Great House, formerly a Plantation House, now a guest house, it is very beautiful, inside and out, and well worth a stop for a drink in the little bar on your way to Speyside.

    There are several little restaurants at Castara, on the Caribbean side of the island where you can have a fresh chicken or fish lunch and drinks near the sea, very simple but enjoyable. At Englishman’s Bay Eula at the food stall serves roti.

    beach bar on Castara Bay
    Beach bar on Castara Bay
    Beach bar at Little Bacolet Bay
    Beach bar at Little Bacolet Bay

    The Arnos Vale hotel near Plymouth serves afternoon tea at 4pm (expensive) and you can watch a good selection birds come to be fed. There are a lot of hummingbirds there and a hotel parrot. Snorkelling off the beach there is very good.

    Peter Cox is a very good local naturalist and takes guided tours into the rain forest, for details his phone number is in our phone book. He gives a lecture on local wildlife every Tuesday at the Turtle Beach Hotel at 5pm, lives quite close by and will organize trips to suit you; his phone number is in our book, Lesleyann can contact him for you.

    Rainforest hikes
    Rainforest hike
    Rainforest hikes
    A refreshing swim below the waterfall

    Sailing trips can be arranged with a large catamaran operating out of Pigeon Point, or a smaller sailing boat from Mount Irvine Bay. A motor boat makes day trips up the coast to take people snorkelling and fishing, and this has been highly recommended by guests. (contact numbers in our phone book) . Glass bottomed boats run out of Bucco to visit the reef for snorkelling which is very good there, or from Speyside to visit the Angel Reef. There are several diving schools on the island, the best ones are at the eastern end of the island next to the Blue Waters Inn, or at the Speyside Inn. Information available at Windy Edge. Fishing trips leave from Store Bay, but some will pick up from the house.

    Boat trip to Little Tobago, snorkelling off Goat Island
    Boat trip to Little Tobago
    Boat trips along the Caribbean coast
    Boat trips along the Caribbean coast

    Boat trips along the Caribbean coast
    Boat trips along the Caribbean coast
    Boat trips along the Caribbean coast
    Boat trips along the Caribbean coast

    A trip to the Argyle Waterfall is well worth doing. It is about 45 mins’ drive up the road towards Speyside. You will see the sign to the waterfall just before you get to Roxborough. Leave your car in the carpark where you will find a government guide to escort you to the falls. Take swimming things as you can have a lovely swim in the pool under the waterfall.

  • Nature trail with Peter Cox, naturalist
    nature trail with Peter Cox, naturalist nature trail with Peter Cox, naturalist nature trail with Peter Cox, naturalist


    Some pictures of the Flora and Fauna (Click to enlarge)
    The view Birds Jungle Garden Bird in the garden
    Garden Garden Garden Cactus blossom for one day only Pineapples in the garden
    Flowers in the Garden A pair of Motmots in the Garden A humming bird in the Garden Motmot Motmot in the garden


    Feeding the birds at Arnos Vale
    Feeding the birds at Arnos Vale

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