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

Lover's Bay is a hidden gem accessible only by boat. Photo by Nyla Singh

Our Tobago beach picks for 2017

Discover Tobago’s magnificent beaches OK, no matter what else you may have come to Tobago to explore, enjoying its truly stunning beaches is bound to feature high up on your list of things to do! So here are our top five for 2017 — plus many of our other favourites. One quick tip: the further north

Blue Basin Gorge. Photo by Chris Anderson

For eco lovers: what to see and experience in Trinidad for 2017

Trinidad eco escapes and adventures Nowhere else in the Caribbean is like Trinidad. That’s not hyperbole — the island’s unique environment combines a South American continental legacy with Caribbean island features. (Click here for an in depth look at Trinidad’s natural history.) Tropical rainforest cloaks the north, central, and southern mountain ranges, from which waterfalls

Courtesy Tobago Estate Chocolate.

The Tobago shopper’s companion for 2017

Looking for essentials? Gourmet goods? Distinctly local souvenirs? Whatever you’re looking for, we’ll point you toward what to get, and where to get it. Popular local souvenirs Miniature steel pans are always popular among those looking for souvenirs, as are locally made shoes, jewellery, fabric, sculptures, ceramics, preserves, and cosmetics. You can find these and

The Falls at West Mall just outside Port of Spain, Trinidad. Photographer: Stephen Broadbridge

The Trinidad shopping bible for 2017

People come from all over the region to shop in Trinidad. Whether you’re looking for international brands, or something distinctly local, something for yourself or a gift for someone else, we’ll point you toward what to get, and where to get it. Distinctive local buys ALCOHOL & BEVERAGES Think local beers, award-winning local rums (like

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