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TrinidadTrinidad and Tobago

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.

Top Hotels in Trinidad

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Regency Trinidad
Hyatt Regency Trinidad
4.5 out of 5
No 1 Wrighton Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad
The price is CA $195 per night

Located in Downtown, this luxury resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Ariapita Avenue, Movietowne and Queen's Park Oval. Queen's Hall and Emperor Valley Zoo are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)

"Great stay as usual. Very reassuring changes made in light of the pandemic. Only recommendation is allowing access to the TV port so persons can connect their own streaming devices"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 18, 2020

Hyatt Regency Trinidad
Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre
Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre
4 out of 5
Lady Young Road, Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad
The price is CA $229 per night

Located in the heart of Port-of-Spain, this resort is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Queen's Hall and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Movietowne. President's House and Royal Botanical ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"The pool area was world class. The hotel condition and cleanliness was impressive"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 24, 2020

Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre
Courtyard by Marriott Port Of Spain
Courtyard by Marriott Port Of Spain
3.5 out of 5
Invaders Bay, Audrey Jeffers Hwy, Port of Spain, Trinidad
The price is CA $177 per night

Located in the heart of Port-of-Spain, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hasely Crawford Stadium and Movietowne. Ariapita Avenue and Adam Smith Square are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (363 reviews)
Great Stay

"Great staff but was told you can only catch a cab from street level away from the hotel. Movie Town next door to the hotel have some great venues for food and drink."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 16, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Port Of Spain

Top things to do in Trinidad

Port of Spain & Fort George Sightseeing Tour
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Port of Spain & Fort George Sightseeing Tour

CA $61
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Ziplining Experience
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Ziplining Experience

CA $118
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Central Trinidad Island Tour
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Central Trinidad Island Tour

CA $139
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Full-Day City Tour, Maracas Bay & Caroni Bird Sanctuary
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Full-Day City Tour, Maracas Bay & Caroni Bird Sanctuary

CA $139
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Half-Day Port of Spain Highlights & Maracas Bay Tour
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Half-Day Port of Spain Highlights & Maracas Bay Tour

CA $108
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Down South Tour of Trinidad
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Down South Tour of Trinidad

CA $117
Per adult