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!

Photo: Tadeu Brunelli, courtesy 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!

Divers adore the reefs off Tobago. Courtesy The Division of Tourism and Transportation.

Diving in Tobago: kingdom of the corals

It’s just like Finding Nemo. Dive below the surface of the aquamarine and azure waters off Tobago and enter the kingdom of the coral reefs. Many of the dive sites here are drift dives, which just means that you just go with the flow — literally. You adjust your buoyancy to follow the current; keep

Winston Duke. Courtesy Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Meet Tobago’s Winston Duke, who stars as M’Baku in “Black Panther”

Tobago-born actor Winston Duke, appearing in Marvel’s eagerly anticipated Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War movies, on his love of stories and magical realism, how his village childhood shaped his ethos, and his love of soca music

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

Some of Trinidad’s most popular hikes — from easy waterfall hikes, to caves with over a million bats, and the country’s most grueling climb

Game fishing is fantastic in Tobago. Photo by project1photography/Shutterstock

Tobago game fishing

Plenty of fish in the sea? Game fishing is fantastic here, with the main offshore season lasting from October to June. Anglers can expect to do battle with blue marlins, white marlins, swordfish, wahoo, tuna, barracudas, mahi-mahi (dolphin-fish) and sharks. Large game fish migrate south for the winter and chase the schools of small flying

A Black-throated mango hummingbird at the Adventure Eco Villas in Tobago. Photo by Rapso Imaging

Tobago sightseeing — and boons for birders!

Our favourite sightseeing spots, day trips, and birdwatching sites for 2018!

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