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Everything You Need To Know For The Best Caribbean Vacation in Trinidad

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The Land of Calypso

Did someone say fashionable fun, awesome adventure, beautiful nature, rum and rhythm, pure energy, and carnival, the greatest show on Earth?  THIS is TRINIDAD. My island home.

Carnival: The Greatest Show on Earth

Trinidad is ultra-independent, inclusive, cosmopolitan, creative and loaded with good family vibe. This island is the authentic heartbeat of the Caribbean; its Cultural Capital. 

Trinidad is the home of the Steel Pan, Calypso, Ex Tempo, Carnival, Soca and Limbo.  Yet, Trinidad is one of the most un-discovered and un-touristic islands of the Caribbean. 

With huge reserves of oil and natural gas that provide more than 90% of the island’s export revenues, Trinidad never needed tourism.  In fact, Trinidadians are one of the most educated, well-heeled, and well-travelled citizens of the Caribbean.

Home to Africans, Arabs, Chinese, European, Indian and Mixed races, where “every creed and race finds an equal place”, the Island of Trinidad is a must-visit if you want to experience the Caribbean in its pure, undiluted form. 

An Unforgettable Caribbean Experience

If you would like an unforgettable experience of nature, and to feel the natural warmth, energy and the intensive vibes of creative, fiercely independent Caribbean people, then you need to visit Trinidad. 

Don’t expect to see crowds of tourists.  Find a local host and feel completely at home.  Create unforgettable memories! You will always want to return.

And while you are at it, don’t forget to visit our completely laid-back sister Island of Tobago.

Trinidad Offers Eco-Adventure

Trinidad is not your typical sun, sand and sea destination. Trinidad offers eco-adventure.

Trinidad’s flora and fauna are among the Caribbean’s most diverse. Hundreds of bird and animal species, as well as thousands of plants, call the country home.

On your visit, spend a day exploring the island by embarking on a hiking trip to Paria Waterfalls, El Cerro Del Aripo or Edith Falls, or plan your vacation to coincide with the turtle-watching season.

A trip to Trinidad would be incomplete without a visit to a mangrove wetland, such as the Caroni swamp, which is home to the Scarlet Ibis, the country’s national bird. Check out Yerette and the Wild Fowl Trust, too. And don’t forget one of the wonders of the world, La Brea Pitch Lake.

Caribbean Environment - Scarlet Ibis

Here are our Top Picks for Business Hotels in Trinidad

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Hyatt Regency – Trinidad

5 dining outlets with a Waterfront Restaurant, Rooftop infinity pool, Sushi Bar, and Conference Centre, Hyatt Regency Port of Spain, has it all.

The Hilton – Trinidad

Nestled on a hillside overlooking the famous Queen’s Park Savannah. Take advantage of the wedding services, and the many business services offered.

Kapok Hotel – Trinidad

Stroll to the Queen’s Park Savanah, The Magnificent Seven, the Emperor Valley Zoo and the Royal Botanic Gardens from this business friendly hotel.

Here are Our Top Picks for Vacation Villas in Trinidad

Hibiscus House – Trinidad

A luxurious villa located in a gated community in Maraval. Experience peace and solitude at the villa or discover Trinidadian nightlife a short distance away.

Pandora Manor – Trinidad

A well-appointed 6 bedroom villa, located in a prestigious neighborhood near the Queen’s Park Savanah and the Emperor Valley Zoo.

Bridge Cabin – Trinidad

Located in the picturesque Paramin town of Hopeland Estate’s gated community and forested hills, on the tropical island of Trinidad.

Here are Our Top Picks for Eco-Friendly Places to Stay in Trinidad

Acajou Hotel – Trinidad

Six cottages within walking distance of Grande Reviere Beach, the world’s second-largest leatherback turtle nesting site.

Bridge Cabin – Trinidad

Located in the picturesque Paramin town of Hopeland Estate’s gated community and forested hills, on the tropical island of Trinidad.

Here are Our Top Picks for Bed & Breakfast in Trinidad

Kapok Hotel – Trinidad

Stroll to the Queen’s Park Savanah, The Magnificent Seven, the Emperor Valley Zoo and the Royal Botanic Gardens from this business friendly hotel.

Runway Hotel – Trinidad

A hotel in close proximity to Piarco International Airport and boasting a restaurant which serves delectable cuisine.

Here are Our Top Picks for Places to stay for Carnival  in Trinidad

Hyatt Regency – Trinidad

5 dining outlets with a Waterfront Restaurant, Rooftop infinity pool, Sushi Bar, and Conference Centre, Hyatt Regency Port of Spain, has it all.

The Hilton – Trinidad

Nestled on a hillside overlooking the famous Queen’s Park Savannah. Take advantage of the wedding services, and the many business services offered.

Kapok Hotel – Trinidad

Stroll to the Queen’s Park Savanah, The Magnificent Seven, the Emperor Valley Zoo and the Royal Botanic Gardens from this business friendly hotel.

Radisson Hotel – Trinidad

Within easy walking distance of Independence Square and the picturesque seafront of the city, the hotel is ideally located in the center of Port of Spain.

Here are Our Top Picks for Tourist Attractions  in Trinidad

Yerettê Hummingbird Sanctuary

Visit the #1 Hummingbird Sanctuary in Trinidad. See various birds up-close, take photos, follow a guide and learn about each of the birds and the sanctuary.

Caribbean Environment - Scarlet Ibis

Caroni Bird Sanctuary – Trinidad

The 12,000 acre swamp on Trinidad’s west coast is one of the island’s largest mangrove forests, and is home to the country’s national bird, the Scarlet Ibis.

Wild Fowl Trust – Trinidad

View tropical water fowl like ducks, swans, geese, and more up close and in their natural habitat. No need to trudge through swamps and jungle.

Getting to Trinidad

US: Caribbean Airlines flies to Trinidad from Miami, New York, Toronto, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. From Miami, American Airlines operates flights. United operates flights from Newark and Houston. Daily flights from New York and Fort Lauderdale are provided by airline Jet Blue.

Caribbean: A variety of inter-island flights are provided by Liat and Caribbean Airlines. Caribbean Airlines and Aerotuy each offer seven weekly flights from Venezuela to Trinidad, while Caribbean Airlines and LIAT fly daily from Guyana. Both Caribbean Airlines and Suriname Airways offer four weekly flights from Suriname to Trinidad.

Europe: British Airways offers five weekly flights (with a stopover in St. Lucia) and Caribbean Airlines offers nonstop service to Trinidad three times each week; both airlines operate out of Gatwick.

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