Tobago’s idyllic Caribbean coast Crown Point—Mount Irvine—Black Rock—Courland Bay—Plymouth—Moriah—Castara—Parlatuvier—Charlotteville Tobago’s Leeward coast – fringed by coral reefs and the Caribbean Sea – is the calmer of the island’s two shorelines. The journey northbound takes you from the southwest’s flatter, gentler limestone terrain to the mountainous hard rock formations of the northeast. Beautiful beaches offer great …
Manzanilla and Mayaro: one long, palm-fringed beach runs into the other to shape Trinidad’s dramatic east coast. Developed as coconut estates, the plantations have given this sea-coast its distinctive character.
North Trinidad is dominated by the mountains of the Northern Range and the popular beaches at their bases. Here we go exploring the North Coast & Northern Range: Maraval—North Coast Road—Maracas Bay—Blanchisseuse—Brasso Seco—Arima—Port of Spain (about four hours’ driving)
Trinidad’s second city is the commercial centre for the energy-based industries located in the south-west of the island. Out in the countryside you can taste some of the best Indian cuisine on the island, and enjoy beaches with glass-like water in the west and good surfing in the east.
Trinidad’s at once industrial and bucolic south is in many ways the backbone of Trinidad. The oil which has (literally) fuelled Trinidad and Tobago’s rise as the most developed country in the Caribbean, comes from here; and the fight for workers’ rights began here back in the 1930s. Although the pace of life is hectic in some parts, the south generally cannot compete with the hustle and bustle of the north.
Port of Spain’s residential communities fan out to the valleys and hills around the western Northern Range: Belmont & Laventille, Woodbrook, Newtown & St. James, St. Clair, Maraval, St. Ann’s & Cascade.