Trinidad & Tobago is a warm and passionate paradise full of Caribbean vibrations. In Trinidad & Tobago you are never bored; carnivals, calypso music, paradise beaches, rainforests, rum and an incomparable Caribbean atmosphere! A trip to Trinidad & Tobago is exactly the Caribbean vacation, you dream of. The palm-filled beaches are straight out of a postcard. This and much more is what you find in Trinidad & Tobago!
Tranquility and relaxation in Tobago
Tobago is the smaller of the two islands, both in size and population. If you travel to the Caribbean to find peace and relaxation, we recommend that you rent a room or a bungalow in one of the small fishing villages on the island's north coast. Here, you could spend days in a hammock under the palm trees while sipping an ice-cold beer.
Take it easy...
No one is busy in Tobago, in fact, time seems to go a little slower here than most other places. If you want to do some physical activities, you can hop on one of the local fishermen's boat out to sea. If you enjoy other activities at sea, you can also easily find plenty of good snorkelling and diving sites, for example Cove Reef and Flying Reef near Crown Point on the island's south-west side. Likewise, you will find good surf spots on Tobago's north coast.
Tobago's lush attractions
If you travel around the island, you soon discover that this island is very green. Actually, renting a car and driving around on your own here is recommended - the roads are narrow and not always good, but there's almost no traffic. The island offers several idyllic fishing villages and many irresistible bays with amazing beaches. Alternatively, you can go hiking in the fascinating jungle and finish with a refreshing bath in one of the many beautiful waterfalls.
Trinidad is the big brother and the main island with the capital, Port of Spain. Here you will find many of the same attractions as the younger brother Tobago, but otherwise Trinidad is probably best known for its magnificent carnival, which is the second largest in the world. The preparations alone, for this impressive celebration, is something else - they actually last most of the year. When the big event is finally happening in February, the entire city and the island is upside down. Everything is going crazy with parades, oil drums rhythms, magnificent costumes, plenty of rum, sweaty bodies and singing and dancing until dawn. Remember to mind your belongings - crime is especially high during the carnival in Port of Spain, but sadly also in Trinidad general.
It is advisable to rent a car and enjoy the peace and quiet of driving around and exploring the magnificent scenery, beautiful coves and bays with inviting beaches, lush ridges, rainforests and exciting wildlife.
The food in Trinidad & Tobago
The cuisine on the islands is a cross between Indian and Caribbean traditions, and often quite spicy. Rice and beans are common commodities, and especially Tobago gets lots of delicious fish, including the popular kingfish and tuna.