Our 2017 issue is all new, in print and online

Twenty-six years of discovering T&T This year, we at Discover mark 26 years (and 28 editions) of writing about the islands we love. As you discover these islands, we’re sure you’ll understand why. For the second issue in a row, we have two vibrant covers — flip it one way, you’re in Trinidad! Flip again,

Etienne Charles performs at the Tobago Jazz Experience. Photo courtesy Toucan/THA

A Tobago 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. Blue Food Festival Dasheen and other root crops take centre stage each October, as the villages of Bloody Bay, L’Anse Fourmi, and Parlatuvier on the northeast coast pay homage to the versatility and utility

Pigeon Point. Photo by Caristock

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 sightseing 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

Courtesy the Villas at Stonehaven

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

The long crescent bay at Las Cuevas, Trinidad's Blue Flag Beach, and our favourite for 2017. Courtesy the Tourism Development Company

Our favourite Trinidad beaches for 2017

You may not come to Trinidad for the beaches… You’d probably go to Tobago for a beach break! But you still have several fantastic options in Trinidad, especially if you also enjoy things like turtle-watching or hiking or kayaking… Read on for more! And for even more on Trinidad’s beaches, click here, and here! Our

Choreographer and dancer Dave Williams in his iconic performance ‘Scan’ (2009). Photo: Jeffrey Chock courtesy the Coco Dance Festival.

Trinidad arts & culture: the lay of the land for 2017

This is a hugely creative society. In a nutshell, and in alphabetical order, here is a taste of the arts scene in Trinidad. This is merely an appetiser, so for much more, visit our Arts & Culture section. Fashion & jewellery Fashion: check out CLD, Ecliff Elie, Adrian Foster, House of Jaipur, Heather Jones, K2K,

Cuisine corner: our Tobago food & dining guide for 2017

Food & dining, Tobago style This is just a beginner’s guide — for much more, dive in to the range of coverage, including recipes and local food features, in our Food & Entertainment section.   Fine dining Tobago’s best restaurants pair delectable food — including European, Asian, Caribbean and local Tobagonian favourites — with ambience

Breakfast wrap. Photo courtesy the G Spot food truck

Cuisine corner, Trinidad edition: our Trini food & dining guide for 2017

Food & dining, Trini style Foodies may well be stumped for choice here. With African, Indian, French, Spanish, Chinese, Syrian-Lebanese, and other influences, the island’s culinary scene is distinct, dynamic — and delicious! This is just a beginner’s guide — for much more, dive in to the range of coverage, including recipes and local food

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