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A team of of writers discovering Trinidad & Tobago for 26 years and counting!

Siparee/Supari Mai or the Black Madonna/Virgin at the Church of La Divina Pastora (the Divine Shepherdess) in Siparia. Photo: Ariann Thompson/MEP Publishers

The Miracle Mother — La Divina Pastora, Siparee/Supari Mai, the Black Madonna

In what was once a Capuchin pilgrimage church of the same name in Siparia — a town settled by the first Spanish colonists — stands a dark-skinned statue of the Virgin Mary as La Divina Pastora (the Divine Shepherdess). But this is not her only name, and Catholics are not the only ones who celebrate her.

Liming and partying Tobago style in 2017

Tobago nightlife & entertainment   Bars & happy hours Some of the most popular bars rub shoulders with the restaurants at major hotels and developments like the Magdalena Grand, Crown Point Hotel, the Seahorse Inn, and the Villas at Stonehaven, so you may not need to go far! But there are others like BarCode (Scarborough),

Drinks on "De Avenue". Photo courtesy the Tourism Development Company

Lime and party in Trinidad like a local for 2017

Want to lime, fete, and talk like a Trini? So what is “liming”, exactly? All it really means is passing time and enjoying yourself, with company, in whatever way you like. Trinis take this so seriously that they have made this into an art, and a science — so much so that the word even

A Trinidad festivals calendar for 2017

In alphabetical order, here are some of the island’s most treasured festivals. For a full 2017 calendar of events, click here. Bocas Lit Fest The five-day Trinidad & Tobago Literary Festival brings together readers, writers, poets, and publishers from the Caribbean diaspora each April for book launches, discussions, performances, readings, workshops, and the presentation of

Pigeon Point. Photo courtesy TDC

What to see & do in Tobago for 2017

Tobago sightseeing & eco escapes — the 2017 edition Tobago is small enough for much of it to be seen in a day, especially if you start out early. Tour operators offer a range of full-day and half-day tours, plus specialised itineraries based on your interests. For eco tours and adventures, make sure to book

The Temple in the Sea at Waterloo at sunset. Photo by Nyla Singh

Trinidad sightseeing: our picks for 2017

Our favourite sightseeing and eco escapes for 2017 With four distinct coasts (plus offshore islands), this is an island with range. Tour operators offer full-day, half-day and customised tours. For eco adventures, book a registered tour operator or guide (see gotrinidadandtobago.com and visittobago.gov.tt). For easy day trips and sightseeing — and if you feel confident

Relaxing in Castara. Photo by Chris Anderson

Where to stay in Tobago: our accommodation guide for 2017

Glamorous resorts, boutique hotels, eco retreats, B&Bs, and so much more in Tobago…   Booking.com   In the thick of things: Tobago’s southwest There’s a lot to be said for basing yourself near Crown Point. The airport is right there. Two of the island’s most popular (and often crowded) beaches, Store Bay and Pigeon Point,

The infinity pool, overlooking the Gulf of Paria. Courtesy the Hyatt Regency Trinidad

Where to stay in Trinidad: our accommodation guide for 2017

International chains, local gems, B&Bs, eco escapes, and so much more Business travellers and those looking for upscale, full-service hotels near the capital and San Fernando will find a range of great properties offering everything they’ve come to expect — wifi, conference facilities, restaurants, spas, pools, gyms, and more. Nature lovers will also find soothing