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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 $3,556 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

Rainforest Adventures

Trek through rainforests to mountain waterfalls.

Turtle Watching

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

J’Ouvert Carnival

Party with the locals during muddy J’Ouvert carnival.

Bird Watching

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

Sample local cuisine

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

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

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 18-30C. 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. Rains, while they can be frequently torrential, are usually very intermittent and good field observations can be made at the Centre throughout the year. The Centre offers simple accommodation in cottages with en suite bathrooms and screened verandas.

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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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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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Frequently asked questions about Trinidad and Tobago

Is Trinidad and Tobago safe to travel around?

Trinidad — particularly certain neighbourhoods in Port of Spain — is more dangerous than Tobago. In Port of Spain, make sure car windows and doors are locked when driving through the city and do not leave touristy areas after dark. In Tobago, this is less of a worry. However, we advise that you leave valuables behind and take extra care when in crowds.

For up-to-date information regarding safety and security, check the FCO website (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/trinidad-and-tobago/safety-andsecurity).

Can I use my mobile phone in Trinidad and Tobago?

Mobile phone coverage is excellent in Trinidad and Tobago, even in rural areas. As always, roaming charges will apply and these can be quite expensive. However, it is cheap and easy to obtain a local SIM card, which will offer far cheaper rates.

What is the time zone in Trinidad and Tobago?

Trinidad and Tobago is four hours behind GMT. It does not observe daylight saving time.

How long are the flights to Trinidad and Tobago from the UK?

From London to Port of Spain, direct flights take approximately 10 hours.

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We visited both Trinidad and Tobago on a trip planned seamlessly by John. Thank you for pouring so much effort into our trip, going above and beyond to tailor excursions and properties to our requirements.

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