In association with: Tobago Tourism Agency
Say ‘I do’ on an island that’s Unspoilt, Untouched and Undiscovered
There’s no doubt that Tobago has a reputation for being a romantic destination. Whether couples are coming to propose, marry, renew their vows or spend their honeymoon, the island’s unspoilt landscapes and calm turquoise waters act as the perfect surroundings for them to disconnect from the busyness of daily life and reconnect with each other.
Getting married is blissfully simple. There are minimal fees to pay and requirements to follow. Couples must have arrived on the island at least 24 hours before the ceremony, provide legal documents and proof of address, and pay a marriage licence fee costing just £32.
There are a host of full-service wedding planners across the island
To ensure that weddings and vow renewals are as hassle-free as possible, there are a host of full-service wedding planners across the island offering services such as flower arranging, photography, furniture hire and linen rental.
They will always endeavour to make the ceremony as personalised as possible, giving your customers the ability to organise their big day just as they would like it.
In Tobago weddings and wellness go hand in hand, giving couples the chance to kick off married life in the most relaxing and rejuvenating way.
Start with a stay in a charming, tropical hotel where the owners greet their guests personally, treat them with locally-sourced products in the spa, or set them up with a local guide to lead them on a hike through the pristine rainforest.
Couples keen to tie the knot in unique and memorable surroundings will find that choices abound in Tobago. Whether it’s the simplicity of a stunning deserted beach and the sand between their toes, or a high hilltop with picture-perfect views across the lush green forest, there is a plethora of idyllic locations.
Easily-reached waterfalls provide for a dramatic photographic backdrop, while historic waterwheels, overgrown sugar mills, bird sanctuaries, botanical gardens or ancient forts add quirky interest to the photo album. At Pigeon Point Heritage Park, a thatch-roofed jetty over the Caribbean Sea is probably one of the most favoured and most photographed locations.
The lead-up to the wedding doesn’t need to be stressful. In Tobago, your couple‑to-be can take advantage of the island’s tranquillity and laid-back mentality and put wellness at the top of their agenda.
With an abundance of nature at every turn, they can unwind by taking a moonlit dip in the bioluminescent waters of the Bon Accord Lagoon, head out into the ocean on a private catamaran to watch the sun set, or look out for some of the island’s 260 species of birds. Friends or family joining the wedding party can also hit the reset button and indulge in the island’s many wellness-focused experiences.
Three of the best wellness experiences for couples
1. Embark on a horsey escape
Healing with Horses in Tobago offers visitors a range of experiences focusing on yoga and art or health and lifestyle, which include the chance to swim with and be close to horses as a form of mindfulness.
2. Have a picnic in Lover’s Bay
True to its name, Lover’s Bay is one of the most romantic spots on the island, reached by boat with Tobago Waterholics. Or try a floating picnic waist-deep in the pale waters at Nylon Pool, or under the stars at No Man’s Land overlooking the Bon Accord Lagoon.
3. Try nature’s massage
Head to one of the many waterfalls and let nature do the work of the masseur under the fresh, tumbling waters – a perfect way to wind down before or after the big day.
Tobago at the National Wedding Show 2021
Tobago Tourism Agency will be at the National Wedding Show at the ExCeL in London, exhibiting at the Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Show on October 16-17. Attendees can head to the Tobago stand to learn about options for romantic breaks in this lush destination.
Learn and win
Complete the Tobago 101 Specialist Training programme and be entered into a prize draw with a chance of winning a Tobago goodie box. To find out more, click here.
You can also sign up to a webinar on October 12 to learn more about Tobago’s romance offering here.
PICTURES: Celeste Hart; Welmoet Photography