All posts by Discover Trinidad & Tobago

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

The Gulf of Paria at night

Hometown Trinidad

A look at the homes & sanctuaries of Keshorn Walcott, Nicki Minaj, Anya Ayoung-Chee, and Machel Montano Toco: Keshorn Walcott’s hometown The lighthouse in Toco, the most eastern point in Trinidad, has been renamed in honour of the island’s javelin champion, Keshorn Walcott. The 2012 Olympic gold medallist, the first black male athlete to win

Crown Pt aerial. Photo by Stephen Broadbridge

Tobago touring & sightseeing — coast to coast

One of the advantages of holidaying on a small island is that incredible experiences of every kind are in easy reach. From landmarks that whisper of the island’s complex history (it changed hands some 31 times in colonial days) to thrilling eco escapes and adventures by land or sea, the biggest challenge you’ll face is what to choose in the time you have

The Pitch Lake. Photo courtesy TDC

A Trinidad Touring & Sightseeing Guide — Natural & Built Heritage

Sightseeing & more Trinidad’s natural history & built heritage Trinidad owes its phenomenal diversity of flora, fauna and topography to a combination of Caribbean and South American characteristics (the island was originally connected to the mainland). The result is a unique mix of island and continental ecology, a distinctive legacy that is visible all around

Stonehaven club house pool

Tobago Accommodation Guide 2016

Where you stay in Tobago depends on what you’re looking for in your Tobago escape. Luxury or budget? Ocean or mountain view? Beach or infinity pool? Villa or hotel room? Room service or self-catering? Retreat or resort…?

Leatherback Turtle returning to sea. Courtesy The Division of Tourism and Transportation

Our top 5 Tobago eco experiences

Our favourite Tobago eco escapes & adventures, by land & by sea: turtle-watching, bird-watching, horse-riding, watersports, ang glorious diving!

Charlotteville. Photo by Chris Anderson

Our top 25 Tobago beaches

You’re stumped for choice when it comes to beaches in Tobago. A good rule of thumb: the further north you go, the quieter the beaches become. Here are our top 25, grouped by region — Crown Point and the southwest, the Leeward (Caribbean) coast, and the Windward (Atlantic) coast. Crown Point Canoe Bay (entrance fee):

A blue devil at the Canboulay Riots Re-enactment. Photo by Warren Le Platte

Trinidad Carnival — what you need to know

A large part of Trinidad Carnival is about abandon and confrontation, an anti-authoritarian movement subverting all that inhibits and represses. So what you’ll find is a strange, testy negotiation between organisation and mayhem, rules and anarchy. And that hot and sweaty, drunk and disorderly, loud and wassy space in the middle is bliss for some, purgatory for others! Love it or hate it, it is a uniquely Trinidadian experience you are unlikely to forget. Are you ready?

The National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA). Photo: Edison Boodoosingh

A Trinidad arts & culture guide for 2017

Every culture is unique, but Trinidad’s culture has been cross-pollinated by generations of migrants from all over the world, whose cultural traditions have been preserved and adapted, all in one small island. here’s a culture lover’s guide to Trinidad

Curried crab and dumpling is a must-eat in Tobago. Photo by Bennyartist/Shutterstock
Broiled scallops. Photo courtesy Kaizan Sushi

Our 2016 Trinidad food & dining guide

You could, quite seriously, come to Trinidad just to eat. Trinidadians love food — eating it, cooking it, and sharing it. Of course it’s way more fun to enjoy everything the island has to offer, but punctuate the excursions with culinary experiences ranging from finger-lickin’ street food to exquisite, award-winning fine dining experiences