The Tobago Cays

The Tobago Cays at last! They are every bit as beautiful as we were told. I can see why everyone raves about this place. The water is almost a fluorescent aqua color and clear as gin. It's like a tiny piece of the Bahamas down here in the Caribbean. The white sand anchorage provides great holding, beautiful water, and surprisingly, loads of tiny sea creatures to explore. The reef in front of the anchorage does offer some protection from the swell, but it is still a little choppy in there. That doesn't really matter though, because you'll spend most of your time swimming around face in the water or hiking on the islands nearby.

Look at that water!!!!!

We dinghed over to the nearby reef to snorkel and then came back to the boat and snorkeled around there as well. Matt found loads of cool things right under the boat: 2 seahorses, pike blennies, a long-armed octopus, sting rays, eagle rays, turtles, tons of urchins, and lots of cute trunkfish. Amazing! I kept getting out of the water to lounge on the bow (thinking there was no way we'd see anything else after all that) and Matt would stick his head up out of the water and say "you've got to get back in here and see this!" This happened 3 times. All of which times I was already rinsed and dried, but all 3 times were totally worth it!

Have I mentioned how amazing our new Costa Del Mar sunnies are? Well, if not, they are the BEST sunglasses we've ever owned. Great for the water. You can look right through the glare and see the anchor/fish/coral perfectly. Essential! And look how cool you look in 'em too. 

Varuna is so happy in water the same color as she is :) 

We headed to shore to hike to the top of the island and get some amazing photos. We saw a few iguanas along the way as well. How beautiful is this?! We couldn't believe it! Matt FaceTimed his parents just to show them how gorgeous it was. Heck of a place to call home from, huh?!

The Tobago Cays are a must see if you are in the area. And make sure you have enough time, because you could easily spend a whole week there!