Trinidad and Tobago is a twin island in the Caribbean that’s rarely considered as a tourist destination by R&R seekers around the world when making vacation plans. Visitors would easily choose to St. Lucia, Jamaica, Barbados and even Grenada but very rarely would you see an influx of tourists to T&T outside of the Carnival festival season. Because of this, we thought we’d remind the world of what a wonderful experience a visit to Trinidad and Tobago could auger for anyone who travels to this multicultural destination, at any time of the year.
HERE ARE A FEW THINGS TO EXPERIENCE IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
There are a few things that Trinbagonians are always proud to share with the world so let’s get those out of the way:
• Carnival- the Mecca of all Caribbean carnivals and the first to have started it all.
• Doubles – the unofficial national street food of the twin island Republic
• Maracas Bay- possibly Trinidad’s best beach that’s proven to be an ideal spot for not just the waves, but also the best ‘lime’ (hang out).
• Crab and Dumplings – Tobago’s national dish.
WHAT ELSE COULD THERE BE?
So, here’s the thing! There’s much more to a visit to T&T than these three talking points, and while the larger of the destination may not boast aqua blue seas, Tobago’s got that, so those who crave the solitude, white sandy beaches and aqua blue water, can get their fill over there, but when it comes to ‘the vibe’ of the Caribbean, Trinidad is it!
DO THESE THINGS IN TRINIDAD!
• Experience a natural mud bath at L’eau Michel Mud Volcano in South Trinidad.
• Book a tour to the Rio Seco Waterfall
• Hike with a fitness team to the Bamboo Cathedral– a breathtaking climb in Chaguaramas, West Trinidad.
• The ecotourism lover will definitely enjoy a trip to Pointe-à-Pierre Wildfowl Trust.
• For those who are interested in the multidimensional religious landscape of Trinidad and Tobago, a visit to the Hindu Dattatreya Temple and Hanuman Statue may be an intriguing experience.
• Trinidad is also the hub for nightlife and entertainment. There are a number of restaurants and bars, both in South Trinidad and on the Western end of the island. Ariapita Avenue in Woodbrook, Port-of-Spain is well reputed for that good Trini nighttime fun.
- And if you’re bringing the kids along for some Trinbagonian fun, there are a couple waterparks they can experience. Five Islands Water & Amusement Park is highly rated. It’s located along Chagville Beach in Chaguaramas, West Trinidad. There’s also Harry’s Water Park and Cascadia Water Park.