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Where to stay in Trinidad: our 2019 accommodation guide

Whether you’ll feel most comfortable at international hotel chains or at home-grown brands — or if prefer homey B&Bs, rustic eco escapes and more, we’ve got you covered. Here are our picks for where to stay in Trinidad for 2019, no matter what your needs or budget!

Luxury in the capital

The high-end hotels feature sought-after amenities, like top-class restaurants and excellent pool, gym, business, and conference facilities. In downtown Port of Spain on the waterfront, the recently upgraded Hyatt Regency Trinidad offers views of the Gulf of Paria, a range of dining, a roof-top pool, and an on-site spa. The Radisson, just across the road, boasts a revolving restaurant at the top; while the Courtyard by Marriott, situated just west of Port of Spain, is a draw for business travellers who can pop into MovieTowne next door for a bit of shopping, dining, or entertainment. The iconic Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre and classy Kapok boutique hotel both offer superb views of the Queen’s Park Savannah.

Southern charms

Down south in San FernandoTradewinds has both nightly hotel and monthly residency options, while the charming Royal Hotel islocated just around the corner from the entrance to San Fernando Hill, and the Cara Suites Hotel & Conference Centre overlooks Claxton Bay.

Gems of the east

In the east, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Trincity is located just five minutes from the airport, with the mall and a world-class golf course within walking distance. Also near the airport are the Grand Diamond Trinidad and the Monte Cristo Inn. Academic visitors and researchers will appreciate the recent addition of the University Inn at the University of the West Indies’ campus in St Augustine.

Beloved boutiques, B&Bs, and beyond

Among the most popular guesthouses, B&Bs, and self-catering options are The Allamanda (Woodbrook); Forty Winks Inn (Port of Spain); Thanna’s Place and Savannah Maison Guest House (Belmont); Kiskadee Korner (St Clair); Crosswinds Villa Bed & Breakfast (Santa Cruz); Culture Crossroads Inn (St James); The Inn at 87 (Newtown); Willard’s Bed and Breakfast (El Dorado); and the Coblentz Inn, Heritage Inn, and L’Orchidée Guesthouse (Cascade).

Green retreats

Quieter, greener options exist for nature lovers. If you want to see the stars at night, head to one of the following retreats: Paradise Villas (Paramin); Asa Wright Nature Centre (Arima-Blanchisseusse Road); Hacienda Jacana (Talparo); Petrea Place (Pointe-à-Pierre Wildfowl Trust); Xanadu Resort (Lopinot); Pax Guesthouse (Mt St Benedict); Anise Resort & Spa (Sans Souci); or Acajou, Le Grand Almandier, and Mt Plaisir (Grande Rivière).

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Prices & availability

Hotel rooms average US$165–260 a night, and guesthouses $75–105. Availability is usually good, except around Carnival and major conferences or events, where prices can increase significantly.


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Hyatt Regency Trinidad

Hyatt Regency Trinidad (Port of Spain) 623-2222, www.trinidad.hyatt.com www.facebook.com/hyattregencytrinidadTwitter/Instagram @HyattTrinidad

Easily one of the most popular hotels in the country — with business travellers as well as local guests — their 428 contemporary designed guestrooms, suites and facilities are being transformed to offer a new and vibrant experience (completion by the second quarter of 2017). With a superior level of service, the Hyatt Regency Trinidad is ideally located in the heart of Port of Spain along the waterfront. This luxury hotel has one of the largest conference facilities in the Caribbean. Other highlights include: several on-site dining options including the lobby bar and lounge with nightly entertainment, a sushi bar, 24-hour Cinnamon deli/patisserie, and the Waterfront restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating; airport transfer and taxi service; meeting and conference spaces; complimentary WiFi in guest rooms and public spaces; on-site spa facilities; rooftop infinity pool and terrace with a poolside grill; 24-hour room service; state-of-the-art fitness facility; foreign exchange services; laundry and dry cleaning; a business center; Regency Club and a robust concierge service (including a personal shopper service).

Photo: Tadeu Brunelli, courtesy the Hyatt Regency Trinidad

Photo: Tadeu Brunelli, courtesy the Hyatt Regency Trinidad

Royal Hotel

Royal Hotel has the all charm of a bygone era, with the best conveniences of the modern world. We are known for our warm southern hospitality, an oasis conveniently located within the city of San Fernando. We invite you to relax in any of our 62 spacious rooms equipped with cable TV, air-conditioning, safes, free WiFi along with a complimentary continental breakfast. Visit our Landmark Bar or Pavilion Restaurant for an eclectic mix of local and international cuisine. Our conference and meeting rooms are ideal for hosting business events, cocktail parties and wedding receptions. Hoping to see you soon.

Royal Hotel. Photo courtesy Royal Hotel

Royal Hotel, San Fernando. Photo courtesy Royal Hotel

Tradewinds Hotel

Situated in the breezy residential area of St Joseph Village, San Fernando, Tradewinds Hotel has been owned and operated by the Laing family since 1990. The 41-room “home away from home” boasts friendly, helpful and courteous staff and an efficient management team. Rooms are spacious and fully equipped with minibar, cable TV, air-conditioning, safes and complimentary WiFi. Other facilities include Offside Sports Bar and Restaurant, Bottles & Bites Sushi Restaurant & Bar, conferencing, mini-mart, gym with state-of-the-art equipment and instructors on site, and swimming pool. Only 800 metres away from Caribbean Cinemas 10/South Park Shopping Plaza. www.tradewindshotel.com

Poolside. Courtesy Tradewinds Hotel

Poolside. Courtesy Tradewinds Hotel

The Face and Body Clinic

Website: www.faceandbodyclinic.com
Email: info@faceandbodyclinic.com
The Face and Body Clinic Limited seeks to bring tranquility to both body and mind. Spoil yourself with our complete range of personalised spa treatments, from a revitalising facial to a heavenly massage or aromatic body treatment from Germaine de Capuccini. Our mission at The Face and Body Clinic Limited is to make our client’s dreams of attaining perfect beauty and total wellness come true. We pride ourselves in offering the latest technologies in esthetics, offering a wide range of delectable spa full body treatments, including anti-aging, stress reduction and body firming. Our facial beauty treatments are customised to suit your skin type. Combining the best in products with relaxing protocols and massage therapies, we provide much more than a standard treatment – simply try our prescriptive approach and you’ll be amazed at what we can do for you. We invite you to come experience a new world of possibilities at our five locations:
  1. 28 Park Street (Cnr Park & Todd), San Fernando. Tel: 653-8329 / 223-2345
  2. 189 Caroni Savannah Road. Tel: 671-4020/7941
  3. 11 Alexandra Street, St. Clair. Tel: 628-9250/9521/9252
  4. Magdalena Grand Beach Resort, Tobago Plantations Estate, Lowlands Tobago. Tel: 631-0038/0039
  5. 139 Eastern Main Road, St Augustine. Tel: 223-2340
     
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