All posts by Discover Trinidad & Tobago

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

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 to stay in Tobago 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…? Booking.com The hub: Crown Point & the southwest This is where you’ll find

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

Our Top 5 Tobago Eco Experiences

Our favourite eco escapes & adventures, by land & by sea Turtle-watching One of Tobago’s best-known nature activities is watching the ancient nesting ritual of the sea turtles (March–September) on Tobago’s beaches. The most common are the giant (and endangered) leatherback, hawksbill and green; all (and their eggs) are legally protected. Leatherbacks come ashore primarily

Charlotteville. Photo by Chris Anderson

Tobago Beaches: Our Top 25

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):

Bunji Garlin revs up the crowd. Photo by Aaron Richards

A Trinidad Liming & Partying Guide for 2016

Trini nightlife & entertainment Monday and Tuesday might be the only two days of the week when Trinis don’t lime and party in droves. Maybe. Because whether it’s a basic roadside bar with the spirited essentials; a swanky bar and lounge carrying live entertainment, gaming options, or the sports fixture of the hour; or a

Masquerader. Photo by Stephen Broadbridge

Trinidad Carnival: a Guide for 2016

Jamette consciousness: introducing Trinidad Carnival You’ll hear it in virtually every soca song: “Carnival is bacchanal” — which it is, on many levels. It’s also called “the greatest show on earth” — though a more accurate description might be “the world’s greatest street party”, or the “Mother of all West Indian style Carnivals”. But the

The Falls at West Mall. Photo: Horace Peters

A Trinidad Shopping Guide for 2016

Retail therapy: what to buy & where to buy it Now that you know all about our food, plus our music, art, fashion, film, and more, it’s time to find out how to buy some! Souvenir ideas Cocoa & chocolate T&T produces award-winning cocoa and chocolate. Think: Trinitario (used by French luxury chocolate manufacturer Valrhona),

Exodus at Panorama. Photo courtesy TDC

A Trinidad Arts & Culture Guide for 2016

The culture lover’s guide to Trinidad 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. Music The trifecta: calypso, soca & steelpan Also known as just pan (from “steelpan”), this Trinbagonian invention,

Perfectly prepared lobster. Photo courtesy the Division of Tourism & Transportation

Tobago Dining & Leisure Guide 2016

Tobago dining, liming, shopping & more! Fine dining Tobago’s finest restaurants often take advantage of stunning locations — outdoor seating overlooking the ocean, the shells of colonial waterwheels and sugar mills, preserved plantation houses, golf courses and landscaped gardens, or awe-inspiring mountainside perches. Many are part of the posher hotel developments and offer a range

Broiled scallops. Photo courtesy Kaizan Sushi

Trinidad Food & Dining Guide 2016

Dining in Trinidad 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