Trinidad and Tobago is the located at the southern end of the
Caribbean island chain, just off the coast of South America. The
island is surrounded by the tranquil Caribbean Sea on its North
Coast with the less calm Atlantic Ocean on its southern and western
sides. This twin-island paradise is about 21 miles apart,
linked by regular air service and daily ferries and quite different
from each other.
While Trinidad is extrovert, highly industrialized, lively, full of
activity and energy, Tobago is introvert, more peaceful, calm,
relaxing and caters to vacationers with wonderful clear water,
white-sand beaches and fringing reefs. The islands comprise of
1.3 million overall, with only 50,000 in Tobago. The language is
English. The population is very mixed, descended mainly from Africa
and India, but also from Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle
East, even China and a few from the original Amerindian settlers.
Visiting the Islands.
Visitors to the islands must have a valid passport and visas (if
needed). Your passport must be valid for 3 months longer than your
intended stay. You must also have tickets and documents for return
or onward travel.
There are several major airlines serving Trinidad and Tobago. Among
those are: LIAT and Caribbean Airlines which connects us to and the
rest of the Caribbean and from North America, Delta Airlines and
American Airlines. Connecting the island from Europe are Virgin
Atlantic Airways, British Airways, Excel Airways, Martinair and
Arrival in Trinidad and Tobago.
Upon arrival on the island there are tourism information offices at
Piarco International Airport in Trinidad
Crown Point Airport in Tobago
For recommendations on where to stay you can visit:
As with every tourism destination keeping safe and healthy is
priority. Always be aware of your surroundings, do not leave
valuables unattended, do not travel at night alone, if in doubt
about an area where you are staying, get advice from hotel staff or
call your embassy. When travelling from the airport to your
destination, use an accredited taxi. By staying healthy avoid direct
exposure to the sun especially between 11am and 3pm. Use plenty of
sun block, wear a cap or hat and don’t stay in the sun for long
periods. When buying street food, ensure that the vendor has a valid