The drive along Trinidad’s northern coastline provides glimpses of innumerable rainforest-smothered headlands, and stopoffs at some fantastic beaches.
#02 HIKING IN THE NORTHERN RANGE
Trinidad’s Northern Range hills offer excellent hiking, with hundreds of trails through the lush forest. Carapichaima provides a great introduction to Indo-Trinidadian culture, from the Temple in the Sea at Waterloo to the gigantic Hanuman Murti statue.
Carapichaima provides a great introduction to Indo-Trinidadian culture, from the Temple in the Sea at Waterloo to the gigantic Hanuman Murti statue.
Take a pre-Carnival tour of Port of Spain’s panyards to hear practice sessions for the coveted Panorama prize.
Visit in season and you can watch leatherback turtles lay their eggs in the sand or see the hatchlings make their way to the sea.
#06 Escapism at Grande Riviere
Close to swimmable rivers and rainforest hikes, this remote and unspoiled coastal village is a fabulous place escape the crowds any time of the year.
#07 Port of Spain nightlife
From jumping up at an outdoor fete to dancing the night away at a club or bar, there are few reasons to go to bed early in the nation’s capital.
#08 Trinbago cuisine
From curry crab and dumplin’ at Store Bay to gourmet Creole dishes at Chaud, T&Ts rich pot-pourri of influences has created a delicious and unique cuisine.
#09 Birdwatching at Asa Wright
This standout nature centre is one of the best places in T&T for a spot of birdwatching.
#10 cruising along tobago’s coast
A boat ride along the island’s Caribbean coast provides a spectacularly different perspective on Tobago’s scenery.
#11 trinidad’s east coast
Enjoy some Trini-style beach time or explore the fantastically diverse forests and wetlands of Nariva Swamp.
#12 Tobago’s beaches
From the emerald waters of Mount Irvine to the often-deserted Englishman’s Bay, Tobago’s beaches offer plenty of variety beyond the palm-trees-and-white-sand scene.
#13 Hummingbirds at Yerette
Witness these magical little birds flitting around the sugar-water feeders of a private garden in the Maracas–St Joseph valley.
#14 Speyside diving
With intricate reefs patrolled by shoals of colourful fish, the waters offshore of Speyside are a delight.
Whether you’re watching the parade go by or joining a mas band, Carnival is T&T’s ultimate party.