Category: Trinidad

A Trinidad festival guide for 2018

Here are some of Trinidad’s most treasured festivals, in alphabetical order…starting with the big one: the Carnival season.

The Port of Spain waterfront. Photo by Chris Anderson

Welcome to Port of Spain

A look at Trinidad’s capital city in 2018 So much history in such a small place. Beneath its ever-increasing skyscrapers – well, they are, in this part of the world – the story of Port of Spain is still writ large in its contrasting wealth and seediness, the throbbing pulse of downtown Charlotte and Nelson

Brian Lara batting for West Indies against India at Kensington Oval, Barbados, in May 2002. Photo: Ukexpat

Trinidad & Tobago sporting legends

Four of the islands’ most famous sporting sons

Stollmeyer's Castle was built in 1904. Photo by Rapso Imaging

Trinidad’s architecture & built heritage

The mosaic history of this little island and its extraordinary wealth are built into its varied architecture. You will find mansions and public buildings in the early 19th century neo-classical style popular under British colonial rule (eg St James Police Barracks, Port of Spain General Hospital). Governor Ralph Woodford also sponsored the construction of the

Q&A with the producers of The Cutlass

As the T&T feature film The Cutlass prepares for its international release, Caroline Taylor talks to the filmmakers — Teneille Newallo, Darisha Beresford, and Drew Umland — about the challenges of local and regional cinema

Drinks on "De Avenue". Photo courtesy the Tourism Development Company

Lime & party in Trinidad like a local: our guide for 2017

Whether it’s a basic roadside bar; a swanky bar and lounge carrying live entertainment, gaming options, or the sports fixture of the hour; or a club to keep you pumping all night, we’ll show you where to enjoy the best of Trinidad’s nightlife

In 2017, a cermony was held at the Red House to honour indigenous ancestors whose skeletal remains were found under its foundations. Photo by Maria Nunes

A Trinidad festivals calendar

In alphabetical order, here are some of the island’s most treasured festivals. For a full calendar of events, click here. Bocas Lit Fest The five-day Trinidad & Tobago Literary Festival brings together readers, writers, poets, and publishers from the Caribbean diaspora each April for book launches, discussions, performances, readings, workshops, and the presentation of annual

Soca legend Super Blue whips the crowd into a frenzy at QRC fete. Photo by Aaron Richards

Trinidad Carnival: the who, what, where, when, why

The Carnival season is like one large buffet. You can sample all of it over multiple courses; just some of it, by confining yourself to a few things which appeal to you; or none at all (which means leaving the restaurant altogether, to keep the analogy going). But the point is, there’s no right way

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

The infinity pool, overlooking the Gulf of Paria. Courtesy the Hyatt Regency Trinidad

Trinidad accommodation guide for 2017

International chains, local gems, B&Bs, eco escapes, and so much more