Toobago Toobago is a small island located approximately 22 miles north east of Trinidad. The population is about 50 000 and consists mainly of descendants of African slaves brought to work the sugar plantations in the 17th century. The native language is English and the majority of the inhabitants are Christians. The people of Toobago are warm and friendly. Toobago is considered one of the jewels of the Caribbean. Nature lovers and visitors alike can experience the unspoilt lush tropical vegetation that abounds on the island, which is also filled with a wide variety of birds and wildlife. The surrounding white sandy beaches with their blue Caribbean waters are ideal for relaxation and bathing. For the adventurous at heart there is an abundance of water sports such as surfing, scuba diving and kayaking, just to name a few. The famous Nylon Pool is found in the waters off Store Bay. This is a safe bathing area with clear blue water and is located on a sand bank about a mile from the shore. Not too far off is one of the largest barrier reefs in the world, filled with a wide variety of colourful tropical fish.