Sunset at Pigeon Point, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Holidays

As the home of the carnival, it’s easy to understand why these islands are considered some of the most lively in the Caribbean. Join the party and find something unusual in every corner – anyone up for some crab racing?

The home of carnival, calypso, limbo dancing and Angostura bitters, Trinidad and Tobago’s contributions to the world have always been an assault on the senses.

On a holiday to Trinidad and Tobago, you’ll find a calendar full of unusual events such as crab or goat racing, and for those who don’t go on holiday to relax, horse-riding, hiking, mountain biking and kayaking can all be arranged. Both islands radiate a constant party atmosphere which you would be hard-pressed to ignore.

Parlatuvier Bay, Tobago
Parlatuvier Bay, Tobago

Highlights of Trinidad & Tobago

Uncover the highlights of Trinidad & Tobago while travelling between dramatic valleys and golden beaches in the company of a private guide. Fly between the Caribbean‘s most southerly islands, scouting for wildlife, interacting with friendly fruit-selling locals and sipping sun-downers on sun-drenched beaches.

15 days

from £3,220 pp

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Pigeon Point, Trinidad & Tobago
Pigeon Point, Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago: What to Expect

The Trinidadian capital, Port of Spain, hosts a world-famous annual carnival while inland birdwatching is a big attraction with swamps, wetlands, mangroves and dense rainforest hosting an excellent range of native and migratory avifauna. Tobago, the smaller sister island, is altogether wilder and renowned for its beautiful beaches and reef-protected waters with Charlotteville, at the north-eastern tip, ranking as one of the Caribbean’s most picturesque towns.

Experiences

Discover some of our suggested activities to include on your holiday

Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean

Rainforest Adventures

Trek through rainforests to mountain waterfalls.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Leatherback Turtle, Grafton Beach, Trinidad and Tobago

Turtle Watching

See leatherback turtles lay their eggs and hatchlings scamper to the sea.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Carnival, Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean

J’Ouvert Carnival

Party with the locals during muddy J’Ouvert carnival.

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Scarlett Ibis, Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean

Bird Watching

Glide through mangroves to see the crimson flash of the scarlet ibis flying in to roost.

Fruit vendor in Trinidad

Sample local cuisine

Taste the delicious fusions of Indian and Afro-Caribbean cuisine.

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Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

Blue Waters Inn £££££

  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Blue Waters Inn is a charming hotel hidden away from the islands main tourist areas and nestled at the foot of the eastern mountain ranges amidst 46 acres of tropical rainforest. Overlooking a white sandy beach, the 38 guestrooms are simple and elegant, each has a balcony or patio, all are a short walk from the shore and most offer an ocean view. The infinity pool and sun terrace overlook the waters of Batteaux Bay where guests can swim, snorkel, dive or just relax on the beach.

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Asa Wright Centre £££££

  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

The continental origin and proximity of Trinidad to South America, as well as a multiplicity of habitats, have resulted in an unusually diverse fauna. The species lists are impressive: 108 mammals; 460 birds; 55 reptiles and 617 butterflies. No other area in the West Indies can match this species diversity. The climate at the Nature Centre is tropical and humid. However, its mid-montane location tempers the heat to a pleasant 18-30°C. The long dry season, when the striking vegetation is in bloom, lasts from January until May. The balance of the year constitutes the rainy season.

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Cuffie River Nature Retreat £££££

  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • B&B, Motel and Guesthouse

Cuffie River Nature Retreat is located on the edge of the oldest protected rain forest in the western hemisphere. Turn south off the main north coast road and a two-mile drive along a rough track will take you to the door of this charming retreat tucked away in the Runnemede Valley, alongside a stream and surrounded by lush vegetation. There are just 10 simple rooms, each with a private balcony, tea & coffee making facilities and wi-fi. Regina, the owner, provides a very warm welcome and her kitchen produces some tasty Caribbean dishes. An elevated outside pool offers great views across the valley.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

John Faithfull

John loves the warm welcome of these two islands, which combine magnificently for a few days of culture and bird-watching followed by beach stays and mountain adventures.

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