HOLIDAY IN TRINIDAD & TOBAGO > CARIBBEAN
Located in the southern Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Venezuela. It consists of two main islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and many smaller islands, the most important
being Chacachacare, Monos, Huevos, Gaspar Grande, Little Tobago and St. Giles Is.
Regional Corporations Trinidad: Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo, Diego Martin, Princes Town, Rio Claro-Mayaro, San
Juan-Lavantille, Sangre Grande, Siparia, Tunapuna-Piarco
Municipalities Trinidad: Arima, Chaguanas, Point Fortin, Port-of-Spain and San Fernando
of Trinidad and Tobago: Port of Spain
car hire, hotels, tour operators, travel guides, travel to trinidad / travel to tobago
Car Rental Trinidad
Hotels in Trinidad
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.
In Tobago the Kariwak Village hotel and holistic haven has one of the most beautiful gardens in the south Caribbean filled with bird life.
National Parks / Sanctuary
The Main Ridge Rain Forest Reserve
Little Tobago Bird Sanctuary
Travel Agents / Tour Operators
British Airways - Holidays in Trinidad and Tobago
On your St Lucia holidays, stand in awe by the towering volcanic Pitons that jut out above its rainforest. Near
St Lucia's capital, Castries, you can spend your holidays learning all about its past naval battles at Fort Charlotte. Or relax on St Lucia holidays on Anse Chastanet's palm-fringed beach.
- Create your perfect trip to Trinidad
Flight, Hotel and Car.
Harris Jungle Tours
Tobago Nature Tours
Internationally recognised field naturalist and local environmentalist Peter Cox offers well organised and well informed nature and sight seeing tours.
Some of the main places of interest are the main ridge forest reserve, little Tobago sea bird sanctuary, Bon accord wetlands, Castara and many waterfalls including the well known Argyle Falls
Coco Motion - Snorkelling & Scuba Diving in Tobago
High speed ride aboard Coco Motion, a 31ft cigarette hulled offshore powerboat. The powerful twin engines
can whisk you to some of the best snorkelling spots along Tobago's lush and lovely coastline.
Cuffie River Nature Retreat
Cuffie River Nature Retreat, a romantic and secluded tropical rainforest and exotic birding resort located at the
edge of Tobago's main ridge - the oldest protected tropical rainforest in the western hemisphere.
Enjoy exotic birding and tropical rainforest tours, romantic and secluded weddings, honeymoon and anniversary experiences, comfortable accommodation and wonderful cooking.
Our romantic and secluded resort offers opportunities for adventure vacations, unique and romantic wedding
and honeymoon experiences, rainforest adventure tours and exotic birding in a tropical rainforest setting.
Tobago sail charters
All inclusive Day and Sunset Sails on the 'Island Girl' catamaran!
Newton George - professional birdwatching and nature tour guide
Newton will personally guide you throughout Tobago with his wealth of knowledge.
R & See Divers - Tobago Scuba Diving and PADI Dive Courses
R & Sea's office and classroom are located at Toucan Inn on Store Bay Local Road, within walking distance of many of the other hotels and guesthouses in the Crown Point/Pigeon Point area.
Travel Guides Trinidad / Related books
The Rough Guide to Trinidad & Tobago
Polly Thomas (Author)
The Rough Guide to Trinidad & Tobago is the definitive guide to these lively twin islands. Beautiful white-sand beaches, swaying palms and reef-studded
waters are all on offer, but there's more to Trinidad and Tobago than sun and beach life: Tobago is home to one of the densest populations of bird species
in the world, and the oldest protected rainforest in the western hemisphere. Up-to-date listings and tips give you the lowdown on the islands' brilliant dining
and nightlife scenes. And from boutique hotels on the sand to budget dorms, local guesthouses to lavish villas, our accommodation reviews will help you
find a room that suits your needs. The Rough Guide to Trinidad & Tobago also gives you insider information on everything from watching leatherback turtles
lay eggs on the beaches, to navigating the multitude of carnival fetes and Calypso tents. So whether you feel like striking out on rainforest hikes, cooling
off in hidden waterfalls, or exploring Hindu temples and Indo-Trinidadian food.
Paperback: 312 pages; Publisher: Rough Guides; 5 edition (1 Nov 2010); ISBN
-10: 1848365144; ISBN-13: 978-1848365148.
Trinidad and Tobago (Macmillan Caribbean Dive Guides)
Solomon Baksh (Author)
Trinidad & Tobago is the southernmost country of the Caribbean chain and offers some of the world's best diving. Over recent years dive holidays
have greatly increased in popularity in the twin island state, which boasts a large number of exciting dive locations with ideal conditions and clear
waters. Tobago is particularly blessed in this regard.
This comprehensive Macmillan Caribbean Dive Guide, illustrated with over
170 underwater colour photographs, contains a wealth of both practical and technical information for the experienced and beginner alike. Each of
the dive descriptions gives a depth range, an indication as to grade (beginner, intermediate and advanced), as well as an invaluable GPS
location. For each dive, there are tips on what to look out for – including a detailed marine life identification guide. Names and addresses of the dive
centres are listed at the back of the book.
Paperback: 114 pages; Publisher: Macmillan Caribbean; illustrated edition edition (1 Feb 2006); ISBN-10: 1405013362; ISBN-13: 978-1405013369.
Transport / How do I travel to Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad Airport - Piarco Airport
British Airways - Flight tickets Port of Spain / Flight tickets Tobago
- flights to Trinidad
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Airline Tickets / Bargain Flights
Flight tickets Trinidad / Price comparison possible
Maps International -
Maps of Trinidad
Mapsinternational.co.uk is one of the largest map shops online.
Maps Trinidad [ Uni Texas - Perry-Castañeda Library - Map Collection ]
Tourist Board Trinidad & Tobago - Trinidad & Tobago Tourism Office
Port of Spain - Capital City of Trinidad
Scarborough - de facto Capital City of Tobago
The town is dominated by Fort King George, a 18th Century fortification named for King George III which now hosts a historic/archaeologic museum.
Speyside - situated in the north east
Popular base for divers and snorkellers.
Angel Reef - get a glimpse of the largest brain-coral in the western hemisphere.
Tobago's highest waterfalls are located near Roxborough.
Buccoo Reef - Glass-bottomed boats leave daily from Store Bay for trips
Located between the fishing villages of Castara and Parlatuvier. This area is considered to be the most peaceful and lovliest on the island.
Store Bay , the heartbeat of Crown Point
Over 656 feet long and one of the most popular swimming beaches in Tobago.
Gulf of Paria
University - University of West Indies, Cave Hill Campus
Autonomous regional institution supported by and serving 15 different countries in the West Indies.
Save Our Sea Turtles [ SOS ]
Save Our Sea Turtles (SOS) Tobago is a small, volunteer based organization formed in 2000 with an
ambitious mission to conserve Tobago's sea turtle population and their coastal and marine habitat through research, education and eco-tourism.
Cuisine / Trinidad Foods / Recipes
The Cuisine of Trinidad is indicative of the blends of Asian, Creole, Indian, Italian and Lebanese gastronomic influences.
Callaloo - a representative main dish from Trinidad and Tobago
Creamy and spicy soup made of dasheen leaves, ochro, coconut milk, pumpkin and chandon benit (French thistle).
IslandFlave - Trinidad recipes
Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad and Tobago - Ramin Ganeshram
The Caribbean nation of Trinidad & Tobago is more widely known as a vacation destination than for its cuisine
. It was a British colony from 1779 until 1962, and in those early colonial years its population grew to include
East Indian and Chinese indentured servants who worked in the sugar plantations alongside African slaves.
Trinidadian food is marked by the blending of these cultures. As such, curry, Indian breads, callaloo (a soup of West African origin), and fried rice are all among the national dishes.
Hardcover 250 pages (October 30, 2005); Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Inc.; Language: English; ISBN: 0781811252
History of Trinidad & Tobago
Independence: 31 August 1962 [ from UK ].
Prior to European contact, the island of Trinidad is reported to have been occupied by various Amerindian
nations some of whom were described as being Caribs while others were reportedly Arawaks. Tobago was
inhabited by Island Caribs. The aboriginal name for Trinidad was Kairi or Iere which is usally said to mean The Land of the Hummingbird, although others have reported that it simply meant island.
Trinidad's History - Wikipedia
The Loss of El Dorado - V.S. Naipaul
A passionate and vivid recreation of the history of Trinidad The Loss of El Dorado exposes the barbaric
cruelties of slavery and torture and their consequences on all strata of society - from the idealist to the
reactionary - in a moving account which penetrates aspects of a complex society more often overlooked by
professional historians. It is made up of two forgotten stories - the first being Walter Ralegh's raid on Trinidad
and South America in 1595 and ends with his return in 1617, paroled from Tower of London. The second
story occurs nearly two hundred years later - the story of the British-sponsored attempt from the newly
captured island of Trinidad to set going a revolution in the Spanish Empire. The author looks at what Ralegh
left behind in the Caribbean. A brilliantly written narrative history of scandals, betrayal, colonization and forgotten lands - ideal for readers of general history and travel writing.
Paperback 256 pages (September 21, 2001); Publisher: Picador; Language: English; ISBN: 0330487078
Music, Arts & Culture, Events
Music of Trinidad and Tobago
The Caribbean state of Trinidad and Tobago is best known as the homeland of calypso music, including 1950s
stars Lord Kitchener and Mighty Sparrow. Other forms of music include Carnival songs like lavway and
leggos, as well as bongo music (which originated at wakes). Yoruban shango and Dahomean rada are also popular among the descendants of indentured servants in Port of Spain.
Calypso [ Early performers ], Soca, Rapso, Brass bands, Chutney music.
Great Boat Race - one of Tobago's most exciting events
Carnival, Canboulay and Calypso: Traditions in the Making - John Cowley
Starting from the days of slavery and following through to the first decades of the twentieth century, this
book traces the evolution of Carnival and secular black music in Trinidad and the links that existed with other
territories and beyond. Calypso emerged as the pre-eminent Carnival song from the end of the nineteenth
century and its association with the festival is investigated, as are the first commercial recordings by Trinidad
performers. These featured stringband instrumentals, 'calipsos' and stickfighting 'kalendas' (a carnival style
popular from the last quarter of the nineteenth century). The emphasis of the book is on history, and great use
is made of contemporary newspaper reports. colonial documents, travelogues, oral history and folklore, providing an authoritative treatment of a fascinating story in popular cultural history.
Hardcover 267 pages (February 23, 1996); Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Language: English; ISBN: 0521481384
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