Practical information

Shopping For Food

You can get all the basics in Charlotteville in the two small “supermarkets” and the various small shops and fruit stalls in the village.

Kosa at his Quality Restaurant makes delicious home cooked bread

Fresh fruit and veggies can be bought in the village and from a pickup truck opposite the supermarket on Fridays from 3-5 pm

The Rum Shop near the petrol station, and Lyda’s Bar sell beer and spirits.

Pennysavers in Canaan near the airport is the best for a big shop if you have a car and are going up to that part of the island. It’s cheaper than Charlotteville and has a wide range of imported food, wines etc. It’s a good idea to stop here on your way from the airport.

Internet Access, Boat Hire

Workshop Tours just opposite Sharon and Pheb’s restaurant

Post Office

In the supermarket


There are no banks in Charlotteville or nearby. The only banks are at the airport and in Scarborough so its quite a nuisance to run out of cash. There is an ATM near the White House just opposite the library but it doesn’t always work.

Get plenty before arriving in Tobago, or at the airport on arrival or when in Scarborough.


  • Cat, our caretaker has a nice car and will drive you around by arrangement 777 1964
  • Next door but one is our friend Jemmo 660 5441

Hire Cars

The main hire car companies are available at Crown Point.

  • Cheaper, older but serviceable cars are available from the following. Mention Steve and Jacquie at the White House.
  • Nandra, in Charlotteville – 660 5570
  • Ancle George, The Naturalist, Castara – 639 5901. About US$40 a day but for a week or two you should get a better rate.
  • Cordners (Steve Cordner) 639 7603 or 620 4939. You should be able to get one from Steve for $30-35 US a day for a week’s hire.

Emergencies, Doctors And Dentists

The Community Hospital of Seventh-day Adventists in Scarborough has private doctors and clinics and emergency services – 639-1115, 639- 4014, 622-1191, 622-1192, 622-3302, 622-3048

There is a public hospital in Scarborough.

Ambulance – 990
Police – 999

Charlotteville Community

The neighbours are all local Charlotteville people. You are living in a vibrant Caribbean community. You will find people very friendly and helpful if you smile and say hello.

General visitor information about Tobago

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