Tag: Sightseeing

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!

Pigeon Point. Photo courtesy TDC

What to see & do in Tobago

Sightseeing, day trips, and eco escapes by land and by sea

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

Trinidad sightseeing: our favourite places across the island

With four distinct coasts (plus offshore islands), this is an island with range. Tour operators offer full-day, half-day and customised tours. For easy day trips and sightseeing — and if you feel confident on the road — you could rent a vehicle, pick up a Discover T&T map, and go exploring on your own! Here are just a few of our favourite places to visit

Blue Basin Gorge. Photo by Chris Anderson

For eco lovers: what to see and experience in Trinidad for 2017

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 and rivers cascade. There are

Crown Pt aerial. Photo by Stephen Broadbridge

Tobago touring & sightseeing — coast to coast

One of the advantages of holidaying on a small island is that incredible experiences of every kind are in easy reach. From landmarks that whisper of the island’s complex history (it changed hands some 31 times in colonial days) to thrilling eco escapes and adventures by land or sea, the biggest challenge you’ll face is what to choose in the time you have

The Pitch Lake. Photo courtesy TDC

Trinidad touring & sightseeing — natural & built heritage

Trinidad offers a wealth of natural (forests, savannahs, reefs, and wetlands) and built heritage (colonial mansions and estate homes, churches and cathedrals, mosques, mandirs, forts, and museums) to explore

Ambard's House or Roomor. Photograph by Chris Anderson

Touring Trinidad’s heritage

In between Trinidad’s many modern buildings and ultra-contemporary homes, architectural gems peep out, legacies of Trinidad’s many influences – religious, social and economic. Among the most beautiful and appealing are the signature gingerbread houses, many Catholic churches and cathedrals, classic Islamic mosques, Hindu mandirs, 18th century mansions built by cocoa kings, former sugar plantation homes and museums, such as the National Museum and Art Gallery, which has a German Renaissance style

Lopinot House. Photograph by Chris Anderson

Trinidad sightseeing day trips

This guide makes no claim to offer a comprehensive listing of things to do in Trinidad. Instead, here is a brief suggestion of some things to do, in each quadrant of the country. Each section is a selection of sights (and sites) that can be visited in a day

Little Tobago and Goat Island

Tobago day trip recommendations

Here are a range of day trips you can look forward to in Tobago, grouped by level of intensity and about how long they’ll take

Fort George, Trinidad. Photo: William Barrow

Trinidad sightseeing: our top 24

For a single island, Trinidad is incredibly diverse, her human and physical landscapes varying vastly from coast to coast. Starting early and limiting your stops, you could see the entire island in a day if you really wanted to, either on your own, or with guides. Here are our 24 favourite sights.