All posts by Discover Trinidad & Tobago

A team of of writers discovering Trinidad & Tobago for 26 years and counting!

Photo courtesy Undersea Tobago

Derek Chung talks diving in Tobago

Derek Chung has over 30 years of diving expertise. Owner of Undersea Tobago and a former president of the Association of Tobago Dive Operators (ATDO), we talked to him for both our 2008 and 2019 editions for tips and insights into Tobago’s diving scene

Photo courtesy Crewsinn Hotel & Yachting Centre

Where to stay in Trinidad: our 2019 accommodation guide

Whether you’ll feel most comfortable at international hotel chains or at home-grown brands — or if prefer homey B&Bs, rustic eco escapes and more, we’ve got you covered. Here are our picks for where to stay in Trinidad for 2019, no matter what your needs or budget!

Courtesy Caribbean Estates, Lands and Villas

Where to stay in Tobago for 2019

Whether you crave a stay at a glamorous resort, charming boutique hotel, rustic eco retreat, or welcoming B&B, we’ve got you covered from coast to coast and catering to every budget. Here are our picks for where to stay in Tobago for 2019

Divali in Felicity, Trinidad. Photo: Ariann Thompson

Divali: the festival of lights

Divali if one of the most beautiful, unifying, and anticipated holidays of the year, celebrated by Hindu faithful and the nation as a whole

Paddling the Ortoire River — kayakers look forward to the Maritime Ortoire River Race held in October every year. Photo courtesy the Trinidad Kayak Club

The Maritime Ortoire River Race

Paddlers delight Kayakers head to the southeast coast of Trinidad on Saturday 20 October to paddle in the ninth annual Maritime Ortoire River Race. Paddlers have been training in Chaguaramas over the past weeks, and there will be hot competition among paddlers to improve their standings. When & where The races start at 9am from

Fireworks. Photo by Kazim Daniel

Independence Day

Trinidad & Tobago Independence Day in a nutshell Independence Day — a public holiday — marks the occasion on 31 August, 1962 when Trinidad & Tobago’s became independent from Great Britain. The day is formally celebrated by a parades of the various protective services at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain and in Scarborough,

The flambeaux street procession is a hallmark of Emancipation celebrations. Photo by Maria Nunes

Emancipation Day

Celebrated on 1 August to commemorate the end of slavery in the British colonies (1838), Emancipation Day — a public holiday — is marked with street processions (a morning procession, including towering moko jumbies, and a flambeaux-lit Canboulay procession in the evening); religious and spiritual observances; cultural shows and performances (dance, music, and theatre, including

Trinidad mosque. Photo: William Barrow

Eid-ul-Fitr

Eid-ul-Fitr, often shortened locally to just “Eid” (and sometimes spelt Eid al-Fitr internationally), marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan — the ninth month of the Muslim year, according to the sighting of the new, or crescent, moon. On the day Eid is declared, observances customarily begins before sunrise, with prayer and the

Courtesy Cascade Festival Ballet

The Cascade Festival Ballet presents Ballet’s Got Style

On Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2018, the Cascade Festival Ballet invites dance lovers to step inside a dancer’s mind as they present Ballet’s Got Style: Passion & Style — Complete Devotion to the Art at the Queen’s Hall. Founded in 1996 by Caroline Potter-Vilain as the performing company of the Bentley Potter School

Dancers perform for Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad. Photo: Edison Boodhoosingh

Indian Arrival Day

This national public holiday (30 May) commemorates the arrival of the first indentured labourers from India on the Fatel Rozack in 1845, following the Emancipation of African slaves in 1838. Waves of indentured immigrants arrived at Nelson Island, off the coast of Chaguaramas, before being sent to various estates where the living conditions were often