Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
Tobago is one of the real Robinson Crusoe islands. Although measuring just 26 miles by nine - around every corner and turn, you'll find your jaw dropping open at the sheer beauty of another scene. Sometimes it is a waterfall falling from a volcanic hill, and then it will be a long, white, sandy beach with the translucent waters reflecting a coral reef below. Even the names are evocative - Pigeon Point (acknowledged as one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean), Man OWar Bay and Bloody Bay. The capital and cruise port Scarborough is laid-back even by Caribbean standards and a great place for a quiet drink and to watch the world stroll by. And, although there is plenty to see inland - from rainforests to bird sanctuaries - most visitors just put on their swim-gear and head for the beach. And who can blame them?