Has anyone recently gone "on their own" around Tobago (meaning, no tours)? I've thought about renting a car for the day, but I'm not sure if things are done the same way there as they are in the US. My husband is also a bit nervous about renting a car in an "unsafe" place. He's concerned about fabricated "accidents" (read: pedestrian jumping out in front of you and sueing the rich American tourist). Not sure if this is a completely unrealistic concern or not.
Are there any interesting things to do near the port, or is a taxi or car rental the best options? We enjoy lazing on the beach and snorkeling, from shore if possible. We just really have no ideas and would appreciate any suggestions!