Blue devils breathing fire early on Jouvay morning. Photographer: Shirley Bahadur

The Birth & Evolution of Trinidad Carnival

Central to understanding much of the Trinidadian psyche is to understand the festival (Carnival) culture of the island

Caribbean Airlines Invaders Steel Orchestra perform at Pan, Parang and Pork.

The Making of a Steel Pan

The steel pan (it’s really a bit of a faux pas to call it a steel drum!) is one of Trinidad’s proudest exports. It distinguishes itself by being the only acoustic, non-electric instrument invented in the 20th century, and one incubated right in and around Port of Spain during the second world war.

Trinidad & Tobago Soca Warriors captain and star striker Kenwynne Jones

Trinidad’s Land & Water Sports

Trinidad has a healthy appetite for sport. National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) govern various sports and manage the development of athletes. As a result, the country has been well represented on the international stage in track and field, football, cricket, hockey, boxing, martial arts, swimming, motor sports and shooting. The sports calendar is packed, with tournaments and meets throughout the year. While sports tourism is not yet fully developed, many events do include foreign competitors.

Fort Granby on the Windward Coast. Photographer: Oswin Browne

Tobago Sightseeing: So Much to Explore

Tobago offers the visitor a wide range of touring options. It’s possible to drive around the island in a single day, but for the best experience, take it slow. History buffs will revel in the island’s historic sites, legacy of the 31 separate occasions Tobago was lost and conquered over the centuries. And even if you just stick to the well-known beaches and tourist sites, there’s still lots to see.

Shopping stalls at Store Bay. Photographer: Courtesy T&T Business Guide

Tobago Souvenir Shopping

if you’re interested in unique handcrafted items and clothing that reflect the island’s laid-back vibe, Tobago offers an appealing shopping experience

The Moriah Ole Time Wedding at Tobago Heritage Festival. Photo: CaféMoka Gallery

Tobago Festivals & Holidays

Highlights of Tobago’s cultural calendar: Festivals large and small every month

Diving in Tobago. Photo: Edward Montserin

Your Guide to Diving in Tobago

Whatever your level of experience, the waters around Tobago offer some of the most outstanding diving opportunities in the Caribbean

Machel Montano performs at his Carnival-time AC concert. Photographer: Keown Thomas

Behind Trinidad’s Music

Our multicultural heritage gives our music an intriguing eclecticism, and a range of rhythms and styles that’s guaranteed to please

A tufted coquette (Trinidad & Tobago). Photo: Faraaz Abdool

Trinidad: A Land of Biodiversity

Andean origins give the island of just 1,700 square miles awesome biodiversity. With hundreds of bird and butterfly species, countless hiking and biking paths up mountain trails leading to caves and secluded waterfalls with cooling plunge pools, Trinidad is an eco-lover’s paradise. The island offers natural wonders to explore and experience that are unparalleled anywhere else in the Caribbean.

Glass-bottom boats at the Nylon Pool. Photographer: Caroline Neisha Taylor

Top 10 Things to Do & See in Tobago

If you only pick 10 things to see or experience while in Tobago, these would be our recommendations

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