On the surface the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago couldn’t be more different. Trinidad, a vibrant and industrial country is also the home of calypso and the steel drum. Not to mention probably the world’s best carnival held annually in February.
Tobago is a sleepy island whose beaches and scenery have been attracting tourists from Western Europe looking for a luxury Caribbean holiday, for just a few short years and is an ideal destination for a beach holiday.
Trinidad is covered by dense rain forest, which is home to a wide variety of birds including the scarlet Ibis which returns home every evening to its home the Caroni Rain Forest. For anyone with even the slightest interest in ornithology or looking for a Caribbean wildlife holiday, a visit to Trindad on the way through to the beaches of Tobago is a must.
In Tobago, north of the capital Scarborough are the highlands which are covered in rainforest. Take a drive to Speyside and Charlotteville, villages where time seems to have stood still. If you do you’ll have to pass through the hills and valleys of the highlands witnessing some of the most spectacular scenery in the Caribbean.
Low Season: May - November
High Season: January - March
Capital: Port of Spain
Currency: Trinidad and Tobago dollar
Time Zone: GMT -4 hours
Average Flight Time: 9.5 hours
One a sprawling kaleidoscope of colour, calypso music and burgeoning industry, the other small, sleepy and breathtakingly scenic, Trinidad and Tobago are yin and yang ; although natural opposites, you can’t imagine one without the other – nor would you want to. Prepare yourselves for the pristine splendour of Tobago’s beaches, the dense mystery of Trinidad’s rainforests and world-class diving through the rainbow-hued coral that shimmers beneath the surface of their crystalline water; full of colourful contrasts and endless surprises, this dual-island nation will not disappoint.
Our obliging team of Caribbean experts are frequent visitors to Trinidad and Tobago – they know the islands from shore to shore, and stay consistently up to date on the resorts that we sell. Not only are they highly knowledgeable about the multitude of attractions on offer across the islands, they are also genuinely passionate about Trinidad and Tobago as a holiday destination, and committed to ensuring that you soon feel the same way!
The best time to visit Trinidad and Tobago is from January through to May, when there are clear skies and bright sunshine as far as the eye can see. Although not located on the hurricane belt, afternoon rain showers are a regular occurrence on the islands from June to December.