Collected by Stephanie Gerson
Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
Looking for a short stay without much of anything planed, some simple ideas to pass some 48 hours odd hours roaming slowly during the day and enjoying tranquil nights in the Village of Castara, Tobago. It’s early around 6.30/ 7am. It’s Saturday....
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,...
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...
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...
Delaford, Trinidad and Tobago
We dropped by on a Sunday afternoon while on our drive around the island. It doesn't look like much from the outside, and it was questionable as to whether it was even open. But don't be put off by the roadside look of the place. Walk through to...
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...
65 Orange Grove Rd, 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...
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...
Lopinot, Trinidad and Tobago
From the road the only sign that confirmed we were at the right spot was a mossy green sign reading Cafe Mariposa. The bed and breakfast unsuspecting from the main road may make any visitor reconsider venturing in further as it is easily mistaken...
94 Tragarete Rd, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
A historic West Indian cricket ground, Queen’s Park Oval has hosted the most multiple-day Test matches in the Caribbean, beginning with England’s first visit in 1930. Catch a match featuring the local QPCC Premier team or the Trinidad & Tobago Red...
44 Coblentz Ave, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
The decor in the 10 individually designed rooms evokes Trinidad’s diverse colonial and South Asian heritage, and the quiet suburban location gives the Coblentz the feel of a residential refuge. The inn’s restaurant, Battimamzelle, is considered...
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...
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...
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...
Englishmans Bay, Trinidad and Tobago
The image speaks for itself. A lazy Sunday afternoon in Tobago. The day after Christmas (Boxing Day). What an incredible view from the hilltop above the bay, and a nice visit to the warm water after driving down to the beach.
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...
Bon Accord Village, Trinidad and Tobago
What is it with kids and pizza? It's like some kind of magic food! And wouldn't you know it, Tobago not only has excellent West Indian fare (roti, doubles, crab and dumplings, etc), it also has some great brick oven pizza at this humble pizza...
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...
103 Woodford St, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
A very steep mountain road (best negotiated in a 4x4) leads up out of the tropical forest into a beautiful pine forest that looks out over the city of Port of Spain. One of Trinidad's most exclusive locations, The Pines features a small wooden...
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