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Pigeon Point Rd, Trinidad and Tobago
Pigeon Point is one of Tobago's most beautiful beaches. Crystal waters, lush palms and soft white sand make up the beach, while Radical Sports Tobago adds adventure by offering lessons and rentals for kayaking, standup paddle boarding,...
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Newtown, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
While many people visit Maracas Falls on Trinidad, the trail to the waterfall has an alternative path that leads to a set of three tiered pools aptly named "Three Pools." The water is clear, calm and refreshing. I recommend stopping there on the...
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North Coast Road, Maracas Bay Village, Trinidad and Tobago
Shark and Bake is a traditional food of Trinidad & Tobago. The dish features a hearty piece of fried shark on a fried bun, topped with items like cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, tamarind, hot sauce, coleslaw and garlic. Maracas Beach is where you'll...
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A visit to Gill's Pan Shop in the Curepe neighborhood of Trinidad will allow you to see how steelpans are made, tuned and played. The steelpan is the national instrument of Trinidad, and a very important part of the culture. While the instruments...
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Yerette is located on Trinidad in St. Joseph. Here you’ll see hundreds to thousands of hummingbirds flocking to the yard of Theo and his wife, Gloria. The couple have set up over 20 feeders of sugar water to attract the birds, as does their lush...
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Pigeon Point Rd, Trinidad and Tobago
Buss-Up-Shut is a local dish of Trinidad & Tobago that you can find at any roti shop. This particular buss-up-shut was purchased at the Tobago Curry House located nearby on an unnamed street. Directions: Coming out of Pigeon Point Road you make a...
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Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago
Located about 25 kilometers from Scarborough is Argyle Falls, a 100-foot tiered waterfall. Visitors will trek through the rainforest for about 10-15 minutes before reaching the falls, which offer cool, clear water for swimming at the base. Many...
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Main Ridge, Trinidad and Tobago
Main Ride Forest Reserve was established on April 13, 1776, as is on record as the “oldest legally protected forest reserve geared specifically towards a conservation purpose.” It encompasses 9,780 acres of rainforest, and is home to about 220 to...
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Roxborough, Trinidad and Tobago
Made from Trinitario raised from seed, to tree, to pod, to bean all in the same estate, the sweets from the Tobago Cocoa Estate are unlike any you'll sample anywhere else in the world. Get shown around the grounds, learn the ins and outs of single...
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88 Valley View, Maracas, St Joseph, Trinidad and, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
This was taken at the Yerette hummingbird sanctuary, where all variety of hummingbirds gather, attracted by the plants grown there and the bird feeders. There are no signs leading to the place, so you will need a guide who knows about the place...
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Overshadowed by the multi-million dollar goat racing track in Buccoo Bay, Tobago, the Bamboo Shed truly lives up to its motto. Taste. Price. Attitude. No Waste. SMILE. Go for doubles, smoked hering, saltfish, bake and more Trini staples after a...
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Trinidad and Tobago
Imagine a swimming pool with no walls and no limits with warm water and bright sunshine in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. Named in 1962 by Princess Margaret who thought the clarity of the pool reminded her of looking through a nylon stocking,...
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“If you eat that I’ll have to call an ambulance,” says Nick, my guide in Trinidad, as we stare at some unshapely red peppers at a Chaguanas Farmers’ Market. Around me are vegetables and island fruit from sour sop to green mangoes, but we are...
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Castara, Trinidad and Tobago
Pressed into the leeward side of Tobago between the sea and the steep rise up to the island’s mountainous Main Ridge spine, the tiny village of Castara offers intrepid travelers the essential aspects of the uncommon Caribbean. On the day we...
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Matura, Trinidad and Tobago
Every summer on the protected beaches of Matura Trinidad, Leatherback sea turtle hatchlings emerge out of the sands. They must make their way through a dead gauntlet of crabs, birds, dogs, and occasionally humans simply make it to the open ocean...
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Southern Main Rd, Brighton, Trinidad and Tobago
All roads may lead to Rome, but most roads certainly come from La Brea Pitch Lake, Trinidad, which contains the largest deposit of asphalt in the world. When I treaded the still rubbery Pitch Lake perimeter, I was a little nervous. La Brea Pitch...
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Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago
The best way to spend a day in Tobago is either eating or on the water. Turtle Beach offers pretty reasonable and easy access to all sorts of watersports. Enjoy!
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Brickfield, Trinidad and Tobago
Boasting the tallest Hanuman statue outside India, the temple’s chief god stands at 85 feet, and is an impressive, lighthouse-like beacon that welcomes visitors. Hanuman plays an important role in the pantheon of the Hindu gods: he is one of the...
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Emerald Bay was my favourite snorkelling spot in all of Tobago, and there was some tough competition. The waters around Tobago support approximately 300 different species of coral, including staghorn, elkhorn, fire coral, giant tube sponges and...
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Brickfield, Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad is a country filled with temples (actually hundreds, explains my guide, Nick). This should come as no surprise, considering the number of Indian settlers on the island. Only one, however, is a floating marvel on the Caribbean Sea itself,...
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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Typically found in South America and the Caribbean, the scarlet ibis are brilliant creatures that are both unmistakable yet hard to capture. In Trinidad, the best spot to see hundreds of scarlet ibis (you’ll feel as though you’re in a dream), is...
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Trinidad, CO 81082, USA
“All this wasn’t planned,” says Theo Ferguson humbly about his spacious white house, which played host to over 300 hummingbirds that flitted, swooped, darted and drank from the flowers and generous sugar water feeders. “It was a grand accident....
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I was told of this secret cache of custom/aged rum at The Seahorse Inn on Grafton Beach in Tobago - hidden in the managers office. So it was easy to figure out where I would stay when I visited. Seahorse Inn is an inn with 4 rooms and some off...
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Speyside, Trinidad and Tobago
Nestled next to the tourist favorite Jemma's Treehouse Restaurant in the northern town of Speyside is a nondescript, orange, beachside spot with a short pitch on its only sign: OPEN 4 LUNCH For my money, this is the spot to hit in Speyside for...
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Golden Grove, Trinidad and Tobago
The great thing about life on a small island is that there are often singular locations for specific needs and this place is THE place for grabbing the freshest meat on Tobago. Run by a couple proper old ladies who spend the day in an old beach...
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Tyson Hall, Trinidad and Tobago
Need a quick bite moments after landing on Tobago? You could do a lot worse than stopping at these guys selling doubles (a local Indian influenced, curry filled street food) from the back of their car at the intersection leading to Pigeon Point.
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Long Street, Trinidad and Tobago
For a tiny island like Tobago (overshadowed as it is by its sister island and Caribbean culture juggernaut, Trinidad) there are a surprising number of annual events that draw travelers to its shores from far and wide. The biggest are the Tobago...
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St Patrick's, Grenada
"This historic plantation, restaurant, and working farm teaches visitors the island’s spicy history. Cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves, turmeric, and mace are all grown on-site, and the air smells of heavenly cocoa. A filling lunch of traditional...
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Grenada
At almost three feet high, over six feet long, and weighing in the region of 2,000 pounds, full-sized female leatherback turtles are a sight to behold any time of day, but more so in the middle of the night... Lumbering across the beach! Here at...
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Pearls Main Rd, Moya, Grenada
The lovely spice island of Grenada is a tropical island retreat. The natural beauty of Grenada is displayed in its lush vegetation. The beaches are long gorgeous strands of sand ringed by translucent azure waters. The local people are friendly,...
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The Carenage, St George's, Grenada
Shop, eat and stroll among the whitewashed colonial-era buildings at St. George's waterfront promenade. You're as likely to run into local fisherman as visiting yachtsmen on the surrounding winding, hilly streets.
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Grenada
Known as the “Spice Island,” Grenada literally blooms with enticing flavors and natural amenities. Nutmeg is the national calling card, but cinnamon, cloves and mace have also been grown here for centuries. Some visitors swear you can smell the...
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La Mode, Grenada
After hiking the steep side streets to Grenada's Saturday St. George market for fresh produce and spices, I decided to come back to the waterfront to walk the Carenage. A sidewalk that hugs the horseshoe-shaped port, the Carenage takes you past...
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Calle Atravesada, Granada, Nicaragua
The central market in Grenada is an unforgettable sensory experience. Its narrow pathways make wandering through the aisles of fruits and vegetables, sauces, meats, and trinkets an intense experience. The sweet scent of mangoes is enticing as is...