Trinidad and Tobago, two islands in the Caribbean, offer the stuff holiday dreams are made of. Here you will find amazing beaches, incredible rainforests and world-class diving locations – perfect for that island holiday you have been dreaming of. Brightsun Travel has fantastic beach holidays to Trinidad and Tobago all year round, placing you at the heart of all that this island nation in the Caribbean has to offer.
Trinidad boasts incredible dive sites and some of the best beaches in the nation, like Maracas Bay, which is accessible from the central and lively city of Port of Spain. In Port of Spain Trinidad & Tobago you will find the island’s best nightlife, plus plenty of museums, galleries and historical sights. Or, head into the island’s interior and discover rainforests full of waterfalls, birds and mountains. From ecotourism hubs like Brasso Seco, you can go on memorable hikes to spot a range of wildlife and trek to the tallest mountain on the island, El Cerro del Aripo.
Explore Tobago, the smaller of the two islands, and experience one of the most peaceful places in the Caribbean. All around Tobago, measuring just 42 kilometres across, you will find bays, beaches, islets and cays where you can swim in pristine oceans, laze on picture perfect white sands, and ease into the relaxed pace of island life in the Caribbean. Contact Brightsun Travel about our extensive range of beach holidays to Trinidad and Tobago and unwind in style this holiday.
Trinidad & Tobago Currency: You’ll be spending Trinidad & Tobago Dollars
Language: English, though Trinidadian English Creole and Tobagonian Creole are widely spoken.
Local Time in Trinidad & Tobago: Four hours behind GMT.
Flight Time from the UK: Approximately 9hrs 10mins (from London Gatwick)
Tourist Information: Visit the official Trinidad & Tobago tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around.
Health/Travel Restrictions: To travel to Trinidad & Tobago, British citizens need a valid passport. A travel visa is not required. For up-to-date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for Trinidad & Tobago.
A: Yes, Trinidad & Tobago are two separate islands although they are the still the same country, officially named as The Republic of Trinidad & Tobago.
A: Trinidad & Tobago shares a maritime border with Guyana to the southeast, and Barbados to the northeast. Its close neighbours include Venezuela and Guyana
A: Trinidad has seen a recent increase in violent crime, particularly in the capital Port of Spain. This is usually within local areas, but it’s still recommended to be vigilant at all times as tourist robberies can occur; we’d advise that you ensure valuables are stored in your hotel safe.
Tobago mostly offers trouble free holidays with violent crime rarely reported; however, the island has seen recent incidents of tourists being robbed / raped, so we’d advise that you still stay vigilant at all times.
A: The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is situated in the Southern Caribbean, south of Grenada and northeast of Venezuela, South America.
A short drive from Port of Spain is the 85ft tall Hanuman Statue – the second tallest of its kind in the world, featuring Dravidian-style architecture. This is a must-visit on your sightseeing journey in Trinidad & Tobago. Fort George is also worth noting; the historic structure and former signal station features preserved dungeons and cannons dating back to 1802. The fort’s hillside location allows for spectacular views over Port of Spain.
Port of Spain offers plenty of natural spaces to retreat to. The Queen’s Park Savannah is the largest open leisure space in the city, home to poui and samaan trees, street food vendors, gardens, and architectural wonders including the Magnificent Seven – a series of early 20th century structures. Escape the city with a daytrip to Maracas Beach, a picture-perfect Caribbean beach lined with palm trees and golden sands. The journey to Maracas Beach is just as scenic with extensive views of the region’s tropical rainforests.
Trinidad & Tobago’s location close to the equator creates two distinct seasons: a dry season, occurring between January and May, offering warm sunshine with cooler evenings and less rainfall, and a wet season from June to December, coinciding with the dual island’s hurricane season. The average daily temperature in Trinidad & Tobago is around 26-27 degrees Celsius which increases slightly in the wet season and cools down in the dry season.
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