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Trinidad Highlights

  • Pro
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     Lively, friendly people, and interesting mix of cultures! 

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     Not great if you get bored easily 

  • In a nutshell
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     Go to Tobago for the beaches and quite! 

Trinidad Things to Do

  • Trinidad's Grand Carnival Celebration

    When it comes to celebrating Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday," New Orleans, Venice or Brazil might rapidly come to mind. However, Trinidad claims their Canival celebration to be the oldest and the greatest of them all. In Trinidad, Carnival is not celebrated for one day or even one week only; in Trinidad, Carnival is a whole season leading up to the...

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  • Monastary the Site of Unusual Devotion

    During our visit to the Mt. St. Benedict Monastary and the Pax Guest House for our afternoon tea, the monastary manager/guide, Mr. Gerard Ramsawak, discribed to us how the monastary is the site of an unusual religious rite of devotion. During the last days of Lent, pilgrims and parishioners make the tortorous journey up the road leading to the...

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  • Mt. St. Benedict Monastary Cemetery

    You will also be able to visit a cemetaey on the side of the hill which like the rest of the monastary is quite historical and most certainly unique. Can you guess why these graves are above ground?We made a short visit to the cemetery where our tour guide pointed out interesting facts and history about some of those buried here and their...

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  • "The Monastary at Mt. St. Benedict"

    From Port of Spain, take a drive across town and up into the high hills where you will find the Monastary at Mt. St. Benedict perched on the hillside of Mt. Tabor. From this point you will have a sweeping view of the Caroni Plains. The ARIPO Savannah lies to the south.The monastary was founded in 1912 by Abbot Majuel when the Bernadine monks fled...

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  • Temple by the Sea

    The Temple by the Sea, sometimes referred to as Waterloo Temple is a nice place to visit, particularly during dusk as the sun is setting.It is a relatively small temple, but the setting is wonderful. Entrance is free, but the gates may be locked after sunset.Immediately adjacent to the temple parking lot is a popular cremation site. If you visit...

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  • Maracas Bay - View Point

    There is a view point before you reach Maracas, if you travel from the West end of Trinidad. You can also reach this place from the east of Trinidad via ASA Wright nature center & Blantechure (not sure about the spelling) beach.

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Trinidad Restaurants

  • Trinidad Restaurant Experience: Apsara

    This restaurant is an upscale, reservations recommended, Indian restaurant on the east side of Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain, Trinidad. We throughly enjoyed our Christmas eve dinner there. We marveled at the authentic Indian decor, which included altars and incense to Hindu gods, dishes and cutlery which the proprietor proudly told us had...

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  • Wine Place

    No food. They are importing the wine juices and bottle here in Trinidad. Lot of good stuffs there. Fruit wines, Premium wines, reservo, terroir vinterro and some speciality wines Every Wednesday they have a free wine tasting. One of their favouirte is Ice wine.

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  • Tea

    Quite good ambience, good service "Tea" try that Tea...they have all kind of teas ranging from green tea mint to hibiscus with strawberry. It comes with 3 kinds of snaks and finish with 3 kinds of sweets. good to have during evening

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Trinidad Nightlife

  • High end club

    This place is the one for the high end people...but dont worry...they have 4 levels, the lowest level...I am not sure about the price, then they have the VIP wich will cost you around US $25 to just get in and then if you need drinks...you need to pay the extra. No Sneakers, caps, T shirts etc

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  • Time to Party!!!

    There are loads of great clubs in Trinidad, but all of them are a way out of the town. It's best to get a local or a taxi to take you there (and pick you up)...Some are truly awesome, including 'Pier One' where a boat sails from and keeps the party raging!!!And the clubs don't shut untill really late...Plus, as I already mentioned - everything is...

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Trinidad Transportation

  • Taxis

    There are 2 types of taxis in Trinidad. Maxi taxis and personal taxis.From the airport you can get a taxi to pretty much any where you want to go. I think it cost me nearly $70 USD to get to San Fernando a rip off I knowIn Port of Spain at the main bus station there are maxi taxis, you go to the sign with place you want to go listed an stand there...

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  • Public bus from san fernado

    The cheapest way to get around trinidad is by public bus, I did see quite modern bendy busses on my way to san fernando, but I cought one on a sunday and it was really old (like 1970s) with no air con. Tickets cost $4TT which is like nothing, to get a taxi from the airport it cost me $250TT (about $40US)The public bus stop in San Fernando is down...

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  • Boats to Tobago

    There are 2 ships which operates between Trinidad & Tobago. It leaves to from the main Port of Trinidad (Port of Spain) to Tobago (Scarbourough). 1. MV sonia - which takes 4:30hrs the economy ticket is around TT$25, Tourist class-TT$30, Cabin class - TT$80.2. Linx or CAT - which is a fast catamaran boat, takes around 2:30hrs and has only economy...

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Trinidad Shopping

  • Shopping Could Be Better!

    At the Marine Terminal you'll find at least 10 shops with eveything from Caribbean clothing, and handmade crafts, to artwork, postcards, music and lots of small souvenirs. Just outside in tents, vendors sell a lot of the same but the most amazing and colorful items were Asian Indian silk clothing items --- saris, tunics, etc. The clothing ran about...

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  • For Expatriates

    This Mall is very nice and beautifully decorated. Most of the Trini's think that this mall is only for the expatriates...but its not like that. If you dont want to walk in the unsafe main Port of Spain, then i feel this is the safest place to shop, even though its costly. My first convern is safety. Try out!! From fast food to local food. Bank to...

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  • The low down on shopping

    Trinidad is cheap. Everything is cheap. But be prepared, as there isn't the usual chains and brand names that you find in the UK or the USA. Market stalls are an excellent way to pick up a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables. You have got to try the local delicacy (?) if you can call it that.It's 'Pepper Sauce' - and it goes on everthing and...

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Trinidad Local Customs

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    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 it...you can as well watch those from the view point @ lady young road...but it will too much corwded.

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Trinidad Warnings and Dangers

  • Night-Time

    The company my ex's father worked for HIGHLY recommended NOT going out in the city after dark. This is a general warning and of course one can venture out, but DON'T go alone and STAY in well lit, main-street areas.

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  • Crime.

    You get off the plane, get your rental car, turn on the radio to listen to some Soca, the news comes on.Prison officers found with Marijuana on them, Kidnappings, Murder, Corruption charges, and this is daily, no joke, every single day we were there the front page of the guardian had some news on someone getting killed or imprisoned.Whilst we were...

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  • Tramps and Beggars

    Everyone is really friendly in Trindad. The problem with this is that the beggars often take advantage of this..What I mean is that they start wakling and talking to you, and then when you arrive at your destination they expect payment for walking with you. You just have to learn to politely ignore them, or explain that you are fine walking by...

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Trinidad What to Pack

  • Storms

    Bring with you a backpack, but also you will find the compulsary daysack a handy thing, for trips to the beach, shopping and the such. We went in Summer (June/July) which is 'Rainy Season' where they get tropical storms. So be prepared to get wet. Saying that, it only rained a few days of the 6 weeks we were there.And it was still hot!:o) Don't...

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  • Watch the mozzies

    Depending on what you taste like, you might get bitten loads or not at all.I never got bitten once, and I slept with windows open, no net or repellant. My friend however, was eaten alive despite sleeping in a closed room, under a net and soaked in mozzie rep!Be warned.

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Trinidad Off The Beaten Path

  • Mud Valcanoes

    In South (the lower 1/3 of Trinidad), there are a few mud volcanoes. The largest and most popular of them is the Devil's Wood Yard.These scaled-down volcanoes are constantly oozing and bubbling. While you may not actually be present for an eruption, evidence will show that they are constantly active.Devil's Wood Yard got its name after the first...

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  • Check out the beaches

    There is a famous beach called 'Maracas beach' just outside Port of Spain. It is quite busy, but a must stop-off for a 'Shark 'n Bake' sandwich..The gem I'm telling you about is a little further along called 'Las Cuevas Beach' - this is empty and has some great waves. You can pretty much get the beach to yourself.

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Trinidad Sports & Outdoors

  • Your own private beach

    Along the road that goes to Maracas Bay from Port of Spain, after the summit, Fond Pois Doux road branches off upwards, steep on the left side (it would be best to park here). From here you have two options:option 1 : from the Fond Pois Doux road, hike up about 15 minutes until you reach a gated drive that goes to the right. Take the right and...

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  • Aripo Caves

    If you have access to your own vehicle and want to get off on a less traveled hike and have an opportunity to see a cave, Aripo is the ticket.The windy road up to Aripo Village offers a nice break from the flat valley. The jungle canopy slowly envelopes you as you climb.The road will ultimately end above Aripo Village. At this point, the cave is...

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  • All the info on Sports

    To be honest, there isn't much to do. You can surf the waves (if you have your own board) or travel the island in a jeep. Apart from that, the laid back lifestyle means that the beach is the only real thing to do.

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Trinidad Favorites

  • Hindu prayer flags

    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,...

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  • Notice the Hindu culture

    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...

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  • Birdwatchers Paradise!

    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...

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