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

Muslim devotees at Hosay in Cedros prepare to push a tadjah out to sea after dusk. It is then moored overnight and dismantled on land the next morning. Photo by Giancarlo Lalsingh

Hosay in Trinidad

What This lively Trinidadian incarnation of Islamic Muharram observances, celebrated chiefly by the Shia Muslim community, was brought to the island by Indian indentured immigrants, who came to Trinidad between 1845 and 1917 to work the sugar plantations. The observances commemorate the martyrdom of Hussein (the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson) and the later murder of his

A swimmer enjoys the pristine waters of Argyle Waterfall

Keep dreaming of Tobago

As the global travel and tourism industry continues to grapple with the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Tobago Tourism Agency Limited (TTAL) launched a digital campaign to bring some much needed positivity and hope to their global travel community, and encourage past and future visitors to keep “Dreaming of Tobago”

Kees Dieffenthaller with Carla Parris

Tourism Trinidad announces creative arts campaign partnership

Tourism Trinidad Limited (TTL) has partnered with The Business of Carnival, the YouTube series by entertainment and sports attorney Carla Parris, to present the digitally-driven #StayHomeandLEVELUP campaign. The objective is to educate stakeholders across the Caribbean diaspora about the legal and business aspects of the Carnival and cultural industry; to elevate business standards within the

Spotlight: Caffe del Mare (CrewsInn) curbside pickup menu

Looking for a delicious meal and a change of scene? If you order from Caffe del Mare’s curbside pickup menu, both the journey to idyllic Chaguaramas to collect and the destination (a delicious meal!) should hit the spot. Who couldn’t use a view of the sea and a breath of sea air right now? Click

Our 5 (well, more than 5) favourite Tobago beaches for 2020

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 — plus many of our other favourites. One quick tip: the further north you go, the quieter the beaches tend to be. And, of course, if you want the low-down on all Tobago’s beaches, make sure to check out the rest of our Beaches section!

Courtesy the Villas at Stonehaven

Where to stay in Tobago for 2020

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 2020

Acajou hotel. Photo by Chris Anderson

Where to stay in Trinidad: our 2020 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 2020, no matter what your needs or budget!

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

Our Trinidad food & dining guide for 2020

You could, quite seriously, come to Trinidad just to eat. Trinidadians love food — eating it, cooking it, and sharing it. Of course it’s way more fun to enjoy everything the island has to offer, but punctuate the excursions with culinary experiences ranging from finger-lickin’ street food to exquisite, award-winning fine dining experiences

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, leisure & entertainment [updated for 2020]

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 Tobago festivals calendar for 2020

In alphabetical order, here are some of Tobago’s most treasured festivals, from Harvests and Heritage Festival to Jazz Experience and Great Fete

For eco lovers: what to see and experience in Trinidad

Trinidad’s best hiking, turtle-watching, and bird-watching