Category: Trinidad

Choreographer and dancer Dave Williams in his iconic performance ‘Scan’ (2009). Photo: Jeffrey Chock courtesy the Coco Dance Festival.

Trinidad’s arts & culture: an overview

A meeting point for cultural traditions preserved by migrants from around the world, Trinidad is constantly abuzz with artistic and cultural activity — music, dance, theatre and drama, fashion, literature, and much more

A firebreathing jab jab in Trinidad Carnival. Photo: Lyden Thomas

Trinidad Carnival in a nutshell

Love it or hate it, it is a uniquely Trinidadian experience you are unlikely ever to forget

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.

Trinidad & Tobago Soca Warriors captain and star striker Kenwynne Jones

Trinidad’s land & water sports

Trinidad has a healthy appetite for sport. National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) govern various sports and manage the development of athletes. As a result, the country has been well represented on the international stage in track and field, football, cricket, hockey, boxing, martial arts, swimming, motor sports and shooting. The sports calendar is packed, with tournaments and meets throughout the year. While sports tourism is not yet fully developed, many events do include foreign competitors

Sisters Roses Hezekiah and the late Allyson Hennessy (a Cordon Bleu chef), co-founders of Veni Mangé. Photo: definitivecaribbean.blogspot.com

Interview: Allyson Hennessy & Roses Hezekiah on Veni Mangé

Veni Mangé is a creole restaurant in Woodbrook, Trinidad founded by sisters Roses Hezekiah and the late Allyson Hennessy (a Cordon Bleu chef). They shared their thoughts with Discover T&T on Trinidad cuisine and their favourite dishes

View from the Trinidad Hilton

Discover Trinidad: a mini guide

Beaches – yes. Sun – yes. Palm trees – lots. But if that’s all you expect from a tropical holiday in Trinidad, this is the wrong place

The Ocean View Lounge at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad

Where to stay: Trinidad accommodation options

Accommodation in Trinidad range from major hotel chains, business hotels and guesthouses, some with conference centres, plus villas and apartments across the country

Machel Montano

Behind Trinidad’s Music

Trinidad’s multicultural heritage gives our music an intriguing eclecticism, and a range of rhythms and styles that’s guaranteed to please