Trinidad & Tobago
Do you have a sister or brother that’s truly energetic? That’s Trinidad!
When first-time visitors come to the Caribbean, they may expect to find a laid-back paradise of piña coladas and poolsides however Trinidad challenges the status quo and breaks the mold. You can chart your own adventure with our help of course and discover the unexpected with a vast choice of festivals, fun events and a host of other adrenaline-pumped activities.
Port of Spain, our bustling capital city, is filled with an enchanting myriad of art galleries and restaurants. At the National Museum you can delve into the culture of our country and its diverse people.
If you prefer to be more laid back and take your time discovering our treasures, we also have our share of quiet quality. Once part of the South American mainland, Trinidad, with its boot-like shape measuring 37 miles (80km) by 50 miles (60 km), boasts an ecological and geographical diversity unmatched in the region.
The gorgeous, sandy beaches along our North Coast provide the perfect atmosphere for seclusion, rest and recreation. Dominated by densely forested peaks, the northern interior offers excellent hiking trails framed by canopies of lush, indigenous rain forest, while the low, predominantly agricultural plains of Central Trinidad strike a fascinating contrast.
Our East Coast is home to protected wetlands and miles of beach frontage lined by groves of coconut palms, known to locals as the ‘Cocal’. The island’s ‘Industrial Capital’ is a hilly, friendly base from which to explore the island’s modern oil towns, picturesque fishing villages and calm, deserted beaches.
The more serene of the siblings, Tobago is home to the oldest protected rainforest in the Western Hemisphere. It is the very last of the unspoilt Caribbean. Once you behold her beauty, you will understand why Tobago was Robinson Crusoe’s isle – and why our European settlers fought over her ownership more than any other Caribbean island. This strip of elongated land, just 41 by 14 kilometres, abounds with natural allure - palm-lined beaches, lush rain forests and pristine coral reefs teeming with rich marine life.
Contrasts of rolling hills against wave-beaten shores create a stunning backdrop for the island’s unequalled beauty. The South (Windward) Coast is washed by the dark green, wave-whipped Atlantic and is lined with vibrant fishing villages, while the North (Leeward) Coast provides Tobago with some of its finest beaches. In the main, the eastern landscape of the interior rises steeply into tall peaks and rolling hillocks, providing shelter for the oldest protected forest reserve in the Western Hemisphere.
A perfect complement to bustling Trinidad, Tobago is a true jewel of the Caribbean Sea, who