TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Overview

Trinidad & Tobago’s many personalities range from laid-back and tranquil to vibrant and energetic. Tobago is the peaceful partner with sun-kissed, secluded beaches. Recognised as a premier eco-destination, it offers the nature-lover a myriad of sights and sounds with lush rainforests, crystal-clear waters, and teeming coral reefs.

 

Activities include biking or hiking into the canopied mountains to seek out waterfalls; the annual turtle hatchling programme on the beaches; diving and snorkelling among the shallow reefs to discover the world’s largest brain coral; visiting the islands’ bird sanctuaries; kayaking; night time bioluminescence tours on stand-up paddle boards to experience nature’s lighting show or to cruise along the stunning coastlines and lagoons by day; or teeing off on one of Tobago’s challenging golf courses.

 

Often described as the ‘cultural capital of the Caribbean’, Trinidad is famed for its Carnival each February. A visit to the Asa Wright Nature Centre is a must as well as the new zip-lining course ‘ZIP-ITT’.

 

Searching for something magical? Stand-up Bioluminescence paddle tours will get you there - www.standuppaddletobago.com

 

As well as exploring hidden coves and deserted beaches, The Caroni Sanctuary, just south of Point of Spain, must be on any visitor’s holiday agenda.

 

You can find out more on the Tobago Travel Guide App:
http://goo.gl/ov4pf0

Airlines

British Airways

Fly to more Caribbean islands from Europe than any other airline. Whether customers are looking for a calm island retreat, an action-packed adventure, or a place to get away from it all, the Caribbean has something for everyone. Spotlight topic

 

Caribbean Airlines

Non–stop to Trinidad with strategic onward connections to sister island Tobago and Georgetown, Guyana. Spotlight topic


Trinidad & Tobago is served by direct British Airways and Caribbean Airlines flights. Regional services into Trinidad & Tobago are operated by Bahamas Air, LIAT, Rainbow International Airlines and Trans Anguilla.

 

More information in the Guide to the Caribbean (pages 56-57).

Cruise

A number of cruise lines include Trinidad & Tobago on their Caribbean itineraries. More details will follow shortly.

Hotels

Grafton Beach Resort, Tobago

An ideal family resort for travellers seeking to enjoy a holiday with friends and family. Spotlight topic

 

Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort, Tobago

Offers guests a high standard of accommodation. Spacious rooms offering king beds with modern conveniences. Spotlight topic


Trinidad & Tobago offers a range of accommodation options. More details will follow shortly.

Tour Ops

Eighteen CTO-member tour operators serve Trinidad & Tobago. See pages 58-59 of the Guide to the Caribbean.

Itinerary

My perfect itinerary would involve a trip to Port of Spain, for Carnival, the biggest street parade in Trinidad with an explosion of colourful costumes, music and dancing.
Travel to Caroni Swamp, the second largest wetland mangrove on the island and home to national bird, the Scarlet Ibis.
Visit Maracas Bay and taste the local dish ‘Bake n’ Shark’. ‘Down the Islands’ is a group of small islets between Trinidad and Venezuela, for basking on beaches, fishing and cave exploring on Gasparee Island.
Check out one of the many Pan Yards around Port of Spain where locals practice on the Steel Pan. These often turn into popular night spots where fans can have a drink and listen to music.
In Tobago, Pigeon Point beach is one of the most scenic and stunning.

Rudolph Walker, OBE of EastEnders fame