Category: Trinidad

Vaughnette Bigford wows the crowd at North Coast Jazz (Blanchisseuse) last May. Her album, Born to Shine is available at vaughnettebigford.com. Photo by Camille Lowhar

Trinidad arts & entertainment 2018

If it’s one thing Trinis take seriously, it’s partying. But, we’re also ride or die with our music, dance, theatre, film, fashion and design, literature, and festivals. Want to know more? Read on!

A room at the Hyatt Regency, Trinidad.

Trinidad accommodation guide 2018

International hotel chains, local gems, B&Bs, eco escapes and more — our picks for where to stay in Trinidad for 2018, no matter what your needs or budget!

A Winston Nanan Caroni Swamp boat tour in central Trinidad. Photo by Stephen Broadbridge

Easy Trinidad day trips

In addition to the great eco escapes, adventures, and heritage explorations, there are lots more easy day trips and family-friendly activities you can enjoy on the island

The Gasparee Caves, Trinidad. Photo: Stephen Broadbridge

Family-friendly fun in Trinidad

Chaguaramas The Chaguaramas National Heritage Park in Trinidad’s northwestern peninsula is just 20 minutes from Port of Spain (with no traffic, of which there is a lot on weekends and public holidays). Home to the wondrous Tucker Valley, families share space with hikers, bikers, explorers, bird watchers, hashers, archers, and golfers all have their place

Sunrise at the ever-popular Maracas beach. Photo by Chris Anderson

Beach and river days in Trinidad

For those who love the water, discover some of Trinidad’s most cherished spots to spend days at the beach, or by the river

Waterfall. Photograph by Ariann Thompson

Trinidad hiking and outdoor adventures

Your 2018 Trinidad hiking & eco adventure guide Like bats out of hell: Tamana Caves The Tamana Bat Caves in the Central Range are home to an estimated 1.5 million bats. Yes. One for every Trini, with extras. Mt Tamana itself (313m/1,009ft) was revered as a sacred mountain to a tribe called Guarahoons from South

A giant leatherback turtle heaves her bulk out of the water to nest. Photo courtesy the TDC

Turtle-watching in Trinidad

Trinidad is one of only a few places in the Caribbean where the giant leatherback female practises her timeless “family tradition” of returning to the place where she was born to lay her eggs. The sight of these huge creatures swimming in the rough waves of the Atlantic and then making their way up on

Blue and yellow macaws were successfully re-introduced to Trinidad in the early 2000s after being extirpated by habitat loss and the pet trade. Photo by Chris Anderson

A birder’s guide to Trinidad

The island is blessed with nearly 500 recorded species — among the top 10 countries in the world for number of species per square mile. Peak birding season is November–May, but there’s lots to see year-round. Ornithologists flock here because of the diversity and accessibility to the birds. You can stay on the road and easily record 60 species on a single outing. Here’s where you’ll want to head.

Pastelles are an integral part of a Trini Christmas. Photo courtesy the TDC

Trini food: the taming of the stew

A guide to Trinidad’s food and dining scene, all new for 2018!