Cara Suites - Pointe a Pierre

Southern Main Road, Claxton Bay, Caribbean
Cara Suites - Pointe a Pierre
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Trinidad Trip

by Randy65


I'm planning to visit Trinidad the end of May to meet a friend in Claxton Bay
I never been to Trinidad before and I'm looking for reasonable hotel in Claxton Bay to stay in. And can you tell me when is the best time to visit Trinidad.

Thank you

Re: Trinidad Trip


Well, Claxton Bay has one of the few hotels south of Port of Spain. It is the Cara Suites. It is fine but not at all like what you may be familiar with.

Southern Main Road,
Claxton Bay, Trinidad & Tobago
Tel (868) 659-2272
Fax (868) 659-2202

Re: Trinidad Trip

by Josilver

Hi I stayed at the Royal hotel is San Fernando which is not that far from Claxton Bay. It was a nice western style hotel.

Re: Trinidad Trip

by Randy65

Thank you for you response I really appreciate it.

Re: Trinidad Trip

by Randy65

Thank you for your help. The link was helpful. Is Port of Spain the only city with an airport in Trinidad? This hotel is like 45 min from POS which means I most likely have to rent a car at the airport and drive to Claxton Bay. BTW, do they drive on the left or right side of the road there?

Thanks again

Re: Trinidad Trip


ABSOLUTELY DO NOT RENT A CAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Driving in Trinidad is unlike anything you have ever experienced. It is a third world country for sure. The roads are poorly if even marked. They are a former British colony which means they drive on the left side. The residents drive erratically and very aggressively and very unpredictably. They use the horn more on a five mil;e trip then you probably use in a year. If you have a friend there, have them pick you up and drive you around. I go there fairly often and still would never even consider driving there.

Yes, POS is the only airport and yes, it is about a forth minute drive.


Re: Trinidad Trip

by sharonhh

May's not a bad time to visit Trinidad, though if you really want the full Trini experience you should visit in February/March for the carnival (two days before Ash Wednesday). It's fantastic!

Re: Trinidad Trip

by DSwede

I stayed at Tradewinds Hotel in San Fernando, quite nice place, up on the hill with a good view.

My humble feelings on driving in T&T is that its not that bad. Depends on what your driving experiences in other countries has been like. I drove myself around both Trinidad and Tobago for about a month and never had any issues. I've driven in many countries that are much worse.

Travel Tips for Trinidad

Notice the Hindu culture

by DSwede

T&T has quite a mix of ethnic groups, and in Trinidad, the Hindus are quite strong. No doubt this will be first apparent when you notice all of the Indian restaurants and Roti shops.
Then, there will be the temples and prayer flags.

However, if you have the fortunately opportunity to be in Trinidad during larger holidays, such as Divali (sometimes "the Festival of Lights"), the locals are very welcoming and open to sharing.

There is a fair ground located halfway between Port of Spain and Chaguanas, known as "Divali Nagar Site". During Divali, this will be busy will be Hindu music, dance and singing. Also stalls selling local crafts, Indian roti (pepper doubles will be the local favorite) and clothes.

(I will not take the time to explain Divali. It took me a few months in India to understand it properly. I suggest searching Wikipedia)

Birdwatchers Paradise!

by starship

Trinidad in general, and Mt. St. Benedict in particular, is a birdwatchers' paradise. The towering trees in this tropical forest are alive with an amazing variety of birds. Just off the terrace of the Pax Guest House where we had tea, the hummingbird feeders were constantly beseiged. We were told that Trinidad is home to several dozen varieties of hummingbirds and too many other species of birds for me to list here. The guest house encouraged many different birds into the area through the placement of feeders. It is a good way to draw out birds that might not have made an appearance otherwise.

The national bird of Trinidad is the Scarlet Ibis, but unfortunately we never saw one!

The Hilton Pool

by markblonde

You have got to join the Hilton Hotel Pool. Even if you are not staying there (let's face it - most of us can't afford it) you can use the pool. The fee is pretty small, and you get a fresh towel everyday and tableside waiter service.
Seeing that the beach is a trip away, the place feels like heaven.

Hindu prayer flags

by DSwede

As I noted previously, Hindu is dominant in Trinidad. When traveling around, regardless of urban or rural, beach or countryside, one cannot escape seeing the colorful Prayer Flags.

Each flag is dedicated to a particular deity. Each deity in return is the embodiment of a particular characteristic. For example, Saraswati is the giver of knowledge, learning and inspiration. Lakshmi is the giver of wealth and prosperity.

Active Hindus will other their prayers and Mantras to these deities (divas or devis) and place a flag in the ground. Placing the proper prayer may help pass the big test, give good health, etc.

Once in the ground, these flags cannot be removed. The only way they can be collected is after time, if they either break or fall over.

Independence day

by chennaismartguy

During Independence Day (31 August), there will be a fireworks show in the Shavana around 8 - 9pm for 30 minutes. Its very nice...if you happend to be there during this time...dont miss can as well watch those from the view point @ lady young road...but it will too much corwded.


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 Cara Suites - Pointe a Pierre

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Address: Southern Main Road, Claxton Bay, Caribbean