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Category: Food & Entertainment — Trinidad

Original hand-crafted jewellery on sale. Courtesy Green Market Santa Cruz

Made in Trinidad: unique gifts, souvenirs & shopping

No, a ceramic coconut made in China is probably not how you want to remember your trip to Trinidad. Fair enough. But there are exceptionally talented local craftsmen in Trinidad working in leather, clay, fabric, copper and other raw materials like seeds, shells and gourds. And you can find just about anything mainstream, from clothes, houseware and aromatherapy candles to fancy local foods, fashion and jewellery

The magnificent view from Paramin. Photo by Jason Audain

Trinidad for thrill-seekers and adrenalin junkies

Very different ways to get your blood pumping in Trinidad — from hiking to martial arts, and a range of eco adventures by land and sea

Callaloo Swizzle. Photograph by Ria Birju

Callaloo recipe

Want to make Trinidad & Tobago callaloo? Here’s an easy recipe

Liming on Ariapita Avenue, Trinidad. Photo: Stephen Jay Photography

Trinidad’s Ariapita Avenue: liming & dining

It’s Friday night. Or maybe it’s Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday or any other night of the week. And you’re bored! Now, we Trinidadians take boredom very seriously. We have a reputation to maintain as the social mecca of the Caribbean – “liming country”, if you will – and we cannot have our reputation tarnished by any local or visitor claiming to be bored on our watch.

Trinidad & Tobago doubles. Photo: whatscookinginyourworld.com

A love affair with Trinidad’s food

Pretty much everything we do revolves around food. Out for drinks? Yes but we’ll stop for doubles/roti/gyros after. It’s Christmas! Midnight mass, love to your fellow man, wrap presents. The reward: pastelles, ham, ponche de crème, black cake. Beach! Where’s the shark and bake*? Cricket! Who’s bringing the pelau?

The arch at Paria Bay, Trinidad. Photo: Chris Anderson

Ten free things to enjoy in Trinidad

You don’t have to break the bank to explore Trinidad or have some fun. Here are are top 10 things you can do for free.

Cuisine. Photograph by Anu Lakhan

Eat a food: Trinidad’s diverse & dynamic culinary scene

Trinidad’s food landscape reflects the diversity and creativity of its people. That rich and diverse people and history give rise to a culinary landscape that is almost beyond “fusion”, and just its own thing

Haze Night Club in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Photo by Stephen Broadbridge

Trinidad’s nightlife & entertainment scene

Trinidadians take their nightlife and entertainment very, very seriously. The multitude of bars, nightclubs and lounges, roadside watering holes, multi-level VIP clubs with dazzling lights and sizzling cocktails, shows exactly how serious a business partying is to Trinis. There’s no shortage of possibilities — find your niche and dive in!

The Falls at West Mall. Photo: Horace Peters

Trinidad: a shopping mecca

Trinidad continues to be a major shopping centre in the Caribbean, attracting shoppers from all over the region and neighbouring Latin American countries. With shoes, jewelry, clothing and household products particularly, the prices are comparable to what you would pay in the United States. Knowing what you want and where to find it is the first step to enjoying your shopping experience.

Catch of the day at Aioli restaurant

The Trinidadian food & dining experience

From haute cuisine to roadside hut cuisine, Trinidad takes gastronomes on a culinary world tour