Trinidad

Travel Guide
Trinidad showing a beach, boating and landscape views

This lively island in the southern Caribbean Sea is famous for its colonial towns, carnival, beaches, bird-watching and rainforest-covered hills.

A warm welcome awaits visitors to Trinidad, an island that blends flamboyant festivals and colonial heritage with natural wonders such as tropical beaches, cave systems and colorful wildlife. Trinidad is the larger of the two islands that make up Trinidad and Tobago, a Caribbean nation located off the coast of Venezuela.

Port of Spain is Trinidad’s capital. See traditional bazaars, malls, cathedrals and mosques standing in front of undulating hills. Visit the British-built Fort George, the architecturally impressive Independence Square and Emperor Valley Zoo. Watch cricket matches at Queen’s Park Oval and visit the Royal Botanic Gardens at Queen’s Park Savannah.

Away from the capital, pristine Atlantic Ocean beaches are scattered along Trinidad’s northern coast. Maracas Beach, Tyrico Beach and Las Cuevas Bay are idyllic palm-fringed beaches within an hour’s drive from Port of Spain. See nesting leatherback turtles at Grande Riviere, hike to a waterfall at Blanchisseuse and relax at the sleepy village of Toco. Quinam Beach is one of several idyllic spots on the Caribbean coast on the island’s south side.

Beyond the beaches, Trinidad offers stunning natural attractions and myriad wildlife. Spot some of the island’s 400-plus bird species at the ASA Wright Nature Centre and Caroni Bird Sanctuary. Swim in warm sulfur pools at Pitch Lake. Explore the fascinating limestone Aripo Caves and Tamana Bat Caves. Kayak to the offshore islets set around the Chaguaramas peninsula.

Trinidad’s diverse mix of cultures is the catalyst for a captivating line-up of festivals and a thriving culinary scene. Dance to the beat of calypso music and steel bands during the world-famous Carnival in the spring. Experience an explosion of color and vivacity during autumn’s Hindu festival of Diwali. Try typical Creole street food such as a doubles, a curried chickpea and flatbread sandwich.

Reach Trinidad by flying to Piarco International Airport and get around via rented car, public bus or organized tours. Trinidad has year-round mild temperatures and rarely suffers from hurricanes. Combine your Trinidad vacation with a trip to Tobago, an island paradise of beaches, ecotourism and watersports.

Grand Diamond Hotel Suites Trinidad
Grand Diamond Hotel Suites Trinidad
3 out of 5
LP 12 Golden Grove Road, Piarco, Trinidad
The price is CA $116 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority and Eco Park. Trincity Mall and Millenium Golf ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (343 reviews)
"The room was very clean and hotel was very well maintained. The restaurant served some of the most amazing foods. Highly recommended. Parking could be better on the premises. Overall a great time staying at hotel."

Reviewed on Nov. 23, 2021

Grand Diamond Hotel Suites Trinidad
Radisson Hotel Trinidad
Radisson Hotel Trinidad
4 out of 5
Wrightson Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $191 per night from Dec 31 to Dec 31
This family-friendly Port of Spain resort is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Brian Lara Promenade and Holy Trinity Cathedral. Movietowne ...
3.4/5 (528 reviews)
"Hotel was very clean that’s what I liked"

Reviewed on Nov. 28, 2021

Radisson Hotel Trinidad
Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre
Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre
4.5 out of 5
Lady Young Road, Belmont, Port of Spain
The price is CA $199 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
Located in the heart of Port of Spain, this luxury resort is within a 15-minute walk of Queen's Hall, President's House, and Royal Botanical Gardens. Emperor ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
"All staff were warm and accommodating. Sky deck staff were also lovely to interact with. Check in was smooth and easy quick. What I didn’t like- 1. Room smelled a bit musty. Maybe the carpets 2. Found hair in the bathroom and some ants in the room. Could be cleaner. Ensure they wipe every surface ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2021

Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre
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Beautiful Paradise Hill Villa near Beach
Beautiful Paradise Hill Villa near Beach
Blanchisseuse, Tunapuna-Piarco
The price is CA $115 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Situated near the beach, this villa is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Blanchisseuse Beach and 8.1 mi (13 km) from Las Cuevas Beach. Maracas Beach and Asa Wright Nature ...
Beautiful Paradise Hill Villa near Beach
The Hummingbird Villa - Beach House Mayaro Guaya Vacation Rental Trinidad Tobago
The Hummingbird Villa - Beach House Mayaro Guaya Vacation Rental Trinidad Tobago
La Savanne, Rio Claro-Mayaro
The price is CA $231 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
This family-friendly La Savanne villa is located by the sea, 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Mayaro Beach, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Mayaro Bay and Edric Connor Park. ...
The Hummingbird Villa - Beach House Mayaro Guaya Vacation Rental Trinidad Tobago
The Hummingbird Villa Luxury Suite- Beach Resort Villa in Mayaro - Trinidad
The Hummingbird Villa Luxury Suite- Beach Resort Villa in Mayaro - Trinidad
Guayaguayare, Mayaro
The price is CA $405 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
Situated near the beach, this romantic villa is 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from Mayaro Beach and within 12 mi (20 km) of Mayaro Bay and Edric Connor Park. Point Radix and ...
The Hummingbird Villa Luxury Suite- Beach Resort Villa in Mayaro - Trinidad
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