Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago are an exercise in beautiful contradiction. In Trinidad, pristine mangrove swamps and rainforested hills sit side by side with smoke-belching oil refineries and ugly industrial estates. Tobago has everything you’d expect from a Caribbean island, with palm trees and white sand aplenty, yet it’s relatively unchanged by the tourist industry. Combined, this twin-island republic offers unparalleled bird-watching, first-class diving, luxuriant rainforests prime for hiking, waterfall swimming and cycling, and electric nightlife, with the fabulous Carnival easily the biggest and best of the region’s annual blowouts.

The oil and gas industry leaves tourism low on the priority list, so it’s up to you to take a deep breath, jump in and enjoy the mix. This tiny twin island republic offers an enticing mix of cultural activities and eco-adventure. Located just off the tip of Venezuela, lively Trinidad, the larger of the two, boasts energetic nightlife in its modern capital, Port-of- Spain. Driving on the North Coast Road reveals lush forest and breathtaking views. Tobago, two hours away by fast ferry, is comparatively serene. Azure seas contrast with pale pink sands and golden sunsets. Protected rainforest and stunning coral reefs complete this paradise.

Cruisers come to Trinidad for hurricane storage and service facilities with its enormous concentration of yards and people to work on boats. Yachting facilities are now among the best in the Eastern Caribbean, and Chaguaramas (near Port of Spain) is where the majority of marine services and boatyards are concentrated. Read more about St. Helena;

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Steelband Music

Steelband Music
Steeldrums are called steel pans or just “pans” in Trinidad and Tobago. Beginning in the 1930s, they were created and refined in the poorer sections of Trinidad’s capital, Port of Spain, by young men of African heritage with little formal education or...

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Island Cuisine

Island Cuisine
You will never go hungry in Trinidad! If anything, you will have a difficult time deciding what to eat next. Choose from upscale fine dining haunts to intimate family-run establishments where Trini warmth and hospitality will overwhelm you. You can opt...

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Leatherback sea turtles

Leatherback sea turtles
The largest of all living turtles, these ancient mariners have been swimming the world’s oceans for over 100 million years! Unlike other species of sea turtles, Leatherbacks do not have a bony shell. They get their name from the dark rubbery flexible...

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Yachting

Yachting
If you're looking for a yachtsman-friendly location, Trinidad and Tobago is the place. Located south of the hurricane belt, Trinidad boasts high quality workmanship, a ready availability of super grade teak, a relatively low cost of labor and excellent...

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Fishing

Fishing
There is seasonality to the fishing in Trinidad with sailfish being plentiful from November to April and kingfish, African pompano and Spanish mackerel abundant between June and September. Dolphin and wahoo action peaks from October to May and other species...

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Emperor Valley Zoo

Emperor Valley Zoo
The Emperor Valley Zoo (EVZ) is situated adjacent to the Botanical Gardens, Port of Spain, Trinidad. The exhibits are spread over a 7.2 acreage, with much of the flora of the original site retained, thus enhancing the overall landscape. Enclosures, pathways,...

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10 Facts about Trinidad & Tobago

10 Facts about Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago is no ordinary Caribbean destination. This great twin island destination boasts an extraordinary mix of natural attractions along with a unique cultural heritage which makes a visit to the islands an unforgettable experience. Here...

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The people are laid back, friendly and helpful - although it is not always easy understanding the "Trini" dialect. However, people are very accommodating and if requested, will repeat in more understandable English.

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There is not much to dislike about Trinidad & Tobago, except that things happen on a different time scale - time is seldom of the essence. This is a problem if you need work done, as projects can drag on and it quickly becomes quite expensive.

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