Vist the Beaches in Trinidad
The beach lies west of Vessigny Village about 3 km south of La Brea and the Pitch Lake. The water is generally very calm and is cleaner during the dry season. There are well maintained service facilities including a car park, snack bar, camp grounds, changing rooms with showers and toilets. There are no lifeguards on duty. It is about 2 hour's drive from Port of Spain.
South Coast. Access by the Coora Road and the Penal-Quinam Road. Beach - about 1600m. About 3 hours drive from Port of Spain.
South Western peninsula. Access through the Granville Road. Beach -about 900m. About 3 hours drive from Port of Spain.
Fondest memory: Domestic Ferry Service
The Domestic Ferry Service is operated by the T&T Port Authority, providing transport for passengers, vehicles and cargo. Services include dining (on the Panorama) and bars.
TT$60.00 (return ticket)
Cabin (double occupancy) TT$160 (return ticket)
Light vehicles TT$108.00 (one way)
Favorite thing: Trinidad and Tobago are only just off the coast of Venezuela, yet they share little of the culture of South America. The people are a cosmopolitan mix of African, East Indian, Chinese and European. Beach tourism has been developed on the smaller island of Tobago. Both islands offer a wildlife sanctuary. Together the islands have more species of birds than any other Caribbean Island.
Favorite thing: Well, when visiting Tobago you definitely have to take the busride from Scarborough to Charlotteville. Wow, what a ride! It's a real rollercoaster. I couldn't believe people on the bus were actually reading a book or even sleeping, while I was holding on to my seat with both hands! Anyway, if you're in the neighbourhood: Take the ride!
... well must... as far as local beers are concerned you can either drink Carib or you can drink a 'MAN'S BEER' (- as it is advertized) called Stag.
Personally I prefer Stag since it is not as light as a Carib. When I say light I don't mean alcohol wise
cause both have about the same percentage.
Nevertheless, I do like my share of Caribs once in a while as you can see from the picture... :)
Fondest memory: I met up with Island_Babe (she lives here, and has a page on VT) - but everyone here is so outgoing that it is incredibly easy to make lots of new friends - I did! The photo shows scurly and Island_Babe together, after we had met up at Maracas Bay beach one Sunday (lots of Trinis go there at the weekends). This is the closest beach to Port of Spain, with excellent facilities and delicious 'shark-and-bake' available from lots of kiosks. The sea may be a bit rough for swimming, but lots of people still splash around in the surf, and the dramatic scenery (and beautiful people!) more than make up for it....
To enjoy a nice vacation in Trinidad, take the opportunity to visit the Maracas Beach or maybe you can stay at the exquisite Maracas Bay Hotel.
Fondest memory: I just love this place for the various mountain range, the moment getting up early in the mornings and walking up those massive steep streets and looking over the horizon. The hospitality of the Trinidadian people is great.
Visit Tobago.Trinidad is not a tourist Island,our economy is based on Oil and Natural Gas, so you will find the pace here much faster than most Caribbean Islands.
Trinidad is great for explorers and adventurers and is quickly becoming a haven for nature lovers as eco tourism is on the rise.Of course what we are most famous for is our Carnival which you must experience at least once in your life...stay for two or three weeks.
Tobago is much more relxed and quiet, what you imagine a typical Island to be..the ones you see in the brochures,with white sand and tourquoise waters.
Make a stop over in Tobago and discover all it has to offer, from the Buccoo Reef to eating curry crab and dumpling at Store Bay.....Tobago is rich in possibilites to explore.
Go for carnival in Trinidad!!! Be sure to get your costume in advance and prepare for the party of your life. 3 days of hardcore fun is exhausting so take a short flight to Tobago to relax and recover. The beach at Pigeon Point is lovely.
Fondest memory: Dancing and laughing with a bunch of people I just met
and feeling like I've known them my whole life.
Buy some CD's there. Steel pan, songs from carnival Whenever I listen to that music I feel really happy!!!
Favorite thing: You must absolutely visit Fort George on Tobago. It has spectaculair views and a beautiful ford. This is one of the views. You can sit there and relax a bit. We also found out that just outside Scarborough they have a Dutch Fort too!! When we found it was just an empty road...,oh well Fort George is just as good. It's a French fotress so that's also close to home!!
Tobago’s premier tourist beach with its white sand, coconut palms, shallow turquoise sea and pretty jetty. Price to get in is $2US but the bar is cheap, as is the food. High-quality craft stalls abound. Recliners are available and there are palm-covered huts with seats and tables for shade.
Glass bottomed boat trips to the reef leave from here. Whilst close to the airport, it is reached by a long, narrow, shady road running along the sea.
Fondest memory: the marvellous beaches and palm-trees
Favorite thing: Local market in Chaguanas, a small town with a majority of east indian trinnies. Interesting to note the huge amount of friction and racism between the african trinni population and the east indian trinni population. Whole towns seen to be segregated as african or indian. While we were staying with a very nice woman that we had met who was of african descent, she warned us of the Indian Population, how they would try to take our money etc... We heard this often, then while in Tobago, spent some time with a wonderful Indian couple who took us under their wing, and repeatedly warned us to beware the african population for the same reason. Interesting dynamics.
Tobago's Nylon pool. We saw Manta rays while snorkling. The water is so clear because it's base is made up of white coral pieces. Beautiful. Apparantly called the nylon pool because on a visit to the area, Princess anne(I think), when seeing the colour of the water exclaimed 'Why, it's as clear as my nylon stockings!'. I don't know if this is true, but I found the story entertaining.
Fondest memory: Glass bottom boat tours pass over the coral reefs for a close up view, then you get to walk out in the shallows and look for fish with a snorkle. My travel buddy and I were having a bit of a time battling the waves and dealing with the salt water which we were not used to. One of the crew on the ship saw our struggle, came over to us in the water, grabbed one of each of our hands in his leathery grip said 'float' and dragged us along behind him. He flipped over several rocks for us to see the huge fish swimming out from under them, and he got a kick out of seeing us sputter as we opened our mouths in amazement under water. What a wonderful fellow.
Visiting the Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) has been one of the most spectacular experiences of my life.
CARNIVAL IN 2003 IS FROM MARCH 2 TO MARCH 4.
You can find more information on Carnival 2001 and later on 2003 on www.visittnt.com
Fondest memory: Participating in pre-carnival activities before the carnival is a must.
The carnival is something speciel and can be a very powerfull experience. To give you a feeling of what it all is about it is a good idea to go to T&T before the actual Carnival which is from sunday to ash wednesday every year. Here you can get used to the climate, the MUSIC and find out what it all is about. Whats behind the words Bands, Mas, Calypso and Soca Monarchs, Kings and Queens, Fetes, Jouvert.....
Pre-carnival activities starts from Cristmas and goes on to the three Carnival days where everything explodes in music, parades and parties.
CROWN POINT area International Airport of Tobago is almost walking distance.
And Pigeon Point is close as well!
i loved the main city - port of spain... very beautifull place.. and very poor... but it doesnt matter cause the people over there are so rich in heart and that what is importent.
i really recommand to se the place
Fondest memory: what i miss the most is the people that i met over there... very genouros people... very happy people... very friendly...
If there is one place in the entire world that I would long to return to it is to Coco Reef. ...more
I was at this property for about 8-9 hours -- hectic travel week. Decent hotel, but it was old in...more
My job involves 200 days of travel a year. I thought I had seen all the world has to offer. But then...more