Category: Trinidad

A blue devil at the Canboulay Riots Re-enactment. Photo by Warren Le Platte

Trinidad Carnival 2017: the who, what, where, when, why

The Carnival season is like one large buffet. You can sample all of it over multiple courses; just some of it, by confining yourself to a few things which appeal to you; or none at all (which means leaving the restaurant altogether, to keep the analogy going). But the point is, there’s no right way

The Temple in the Sea at Waterloo at sunset. Photo by Nyla Singh

Trinidad sightseeing: our picks for 2017

Our favourite sightseeing 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

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,

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

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

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