Take a day to explore the picturesque countryside of Tobago along the Windward Road. This 22-mile stretch of coastal road connects Scarborough with Speyside, winding through lush valleys, past remote beaches and through rural Caribbean towns along the way. You’ll be stopped by traffic jams of slow moving goats, and spot friendly local waving from their porches and roadside rum shops. Must-see stops along the way include the Hillborough River, where you may spot a caiman lurking in the water. Stop at the fresh fish market in Barbados Bay, once the site of Georgetown, Tobago’s original British capital. Just before Roxborough, you’ll want to stop and marvel at Argyle Waterfall, which tumbles into a refreshing swimming hole. A guide and admission fee is required to walk the trails; official guides wear khaki uniforms and carry ID. Once you reach Speyside, you can relax with a drink along the waterfront, enjoying the views of Goat Island and Little Tobago.
To drive directly from Scarborough to Speyside on the Windward Road takes about 1.5 hours. However, it’s a good idea to slow down and make frequent stops as you explore the countryside.