The post-snowbird, budget season officially arrives in the Caribbean this month. And Tobago provides fresh incentive to see the island this summer. Its new Hilton Tobago debuts a PGA-designed golf course. Sweeping ocean views, mangrove forests, and an old sugar mill highlight the Tobago Plantation’s 18 holes. After your round, shed your spikes in one of the hotel’s 200 oceanfront rooms with Atlantic-facing balconies. Then plunk your chaise ankle-high in the pool on a special platform for sun lovers. Summer, FYI, makes for some of the best Caribbean diving and snorkeling as winter seas subside. Rooms start at a bargain $124 through August. (868) 660-8500, -