Just across Tobago’s northern peninsula from Charlotteville, the town of Speyside is a small settlement along the coast of Tyrell Bay. The town’s biggest attraction is the incredible collection of offshore reefs and scuba diving sites, and many of the lodges in town are built around their on-site scuba diving operations. From here, it’s just a few minutes by boat to Little Tobago and Angel Reef, which are famous for the fast currents that attract beautiful corals, mobs of fish and awe-inspiring manta rays. You can also visit Little Tobago by land to spot a variety of seabirds, like brown boobies, Audubon shearwaters and sooty terns. In town, one attraction is the Speyside waterwheel, part of the ruins that remain from a once bustling sugar plantation.
Speyside sits at the far north of Tobago, overlooking Little Tobago and Tyrell Bay. It’s about 35 minutes drive from the capital of Scarborough and the island’s airport. From Speyside, you can also visit the nearby town of Charlotteville, which sits just across the peninsula.