Trinidad is the largest and most populated of the twenty-three islands which comprise the country of Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad is the southernmost island in the Caribbean Sea, just seven miles of the coast of Venezuela, and is known for it’s beautiful views, along with the wonderful beaches. Of course, the food isn’t bad either! So, no matter what you are looking for on your vacation, Trinidad can offer it to you. From water sports to land activities to fine cuisine and shopping, Trinidad is a great place to spend your vacation.

Water Sports
Along the north and east coasts of Trinidad, visitors will find spectacular beaches with great facilities for water sports. Exciting scuba diving with breathtaking coral formations and abundant marine life await the adventurer. Amateurs are welcome also, and there are plenty of scuba schools on hand to assist. For those who prefer not to get wet, there are trips in glass bottomed boats to allow you to see the coral and reef life up close and personal, and still stay dry!

Island Diversity
Trinidad is a colorful, lively island infused with a party culture. Calypso, Chutney music, Soca, and Reggae are popular styles of music and dance. At Christmas time, a Latino style of music known as ‘parang’ is popular. Trinis are of a unique national identity, and host a spectacular pre-Lenten Carnival (the two days precedine Ash Wednesday) annually, which attracts tourists from around the world.Indian traditions have also influenced the island’s celebration-infused culture. Divali is the annual Hindu festival of lights, and preceding Divali night there is a week-long festival called the Divali Nagar, a sleepless fest of Indian song, dance, and shows. Visitors can find a unique party any time of the year on the island of Trinidad! There doesn’t seem to be an end to the party atmosphere as there is always life to celebrate.

To find quiet time from the bustling parties, one can visit Trinidad’s extensive natural beaches, nature reserves, and parks. Maracas, Las Cuevas, Mayaro, and Grand Riviere are the main beaches on this island. Unusual swamps, the hills of the Northern Range, and tropical forests occupy considerable areas of the island, and are home to the leopard-like ocelot, caimans, the Scarlet Ibis, and other exotic birds. The manatee is also attracted to Trinidad’s coastal regions. So, you can always find something to see, do, or watch while on vacation here. From nature walks to tours to shopping, Trinidad has a never ending shortage of things to do.

Carnival In Trinidad

Carnival In Trinidad

Although Carnival celebrations in Rio and New Orleans may be more well-known internationally, Carnival in Trinidad is usually considered the best in the World.
Officially, Carnival takes place on the Monday and Tuesday preceding Ash Wednesday. Celebrations in Trinidad however begin long before that time. Once the holy festivities of Christmas wrap up for the year, the focus turns immediately to Carnival and the party-like atmosphere slowly begins to infiltrate the land.
The first sign that Carnival is in the air is the new music of the season being played over the airwaves and virtually everywhere else. The pulsating beats and hypnotic [...]