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 $122 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
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 ...
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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 $178 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
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 (520 reviews)
"From day 1, shower was cold. Reported every day, but the staff just does not care, "they are too busy for this". Rushed out of the shower every day. Not returning..."

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2021

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Trincity Trinidad Airport
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Trincity Trinidad Airport
3 out of 5
No 1 Exposition Drive, Piarco, Trinidad
The price is CA $171 per night from Oct 14 to Oct 14
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Millenium Golf Club and Trincity Mall. University of the West Indies and Tunapuna Market are also ...
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Trincity Trinidad Airport
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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 Sep 22 to Sep 22
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. ...
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The Hummingbird Villa Luxury Suite- Beach Resort Villa in Mayaro - Trinidad
The Hummingbird Villa Luxury Suite- Beach Resort Villa in Mayaro - Trinidad
La Savanne, Rio Claro-Mayaro
The price is CA $382 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
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 ...
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Guayamare Rock Resort - family friendly villa!
Guayamare Rock Resort - family friendly villa!
Sangre Grande Regional Corporation
Situated on a river, this romantic villa is within 20 mi (32 km) of Toco Folk Museum, Salybia Beach, and Toco Beach. Galera Point and Cleaver Woods Park are ...
Guayamare Rock Resort - family friendly villa!
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