Trinidad & Tobago Travel Guide

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Best Things To Do in Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad is popular with nature lovers and bird-watchers, but if you're looking for beach activities, we recommend a ferry ride to Tobago. Resplendent beaches line the island's coast and many remain untouched and desolate. Some of the best lie near the southern end, including Store Bay and Pigeon Point. And if you're thinking of visiting in winter, Trinidad's famous Carnival celebration is a must-do.

How we rank Things to Do
  • #1
    Fort George (Trinidad)
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    #1 in Trinidad & Tobago
    Monuments and Memorials, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Monuments and Memorials, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    Not to be confused with Tobago's Fort King Georgein Scarborough, this historic Trinidadian structure provides visitors with a taste of the island's colonial heritage. Fort George was built in 1804 by former British Governor Brigadier-General Sir Thomas Hislop to protect the Port of Spain from any perceived military threats. However, the

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  • #2
    Store Bay (Tobago)
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    #2 in Trinidad & Tobago
    Beaches, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Beaches, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    A cheaper alternative to neighboringPigeon Point, Store Bay's free beach offers travelers a relaxing place to soak up some sun and cool off in Tobago's famous clear, blue waters. But visitors don't just come for the beach. Beachgoers can watch planes come in and land at nearby Arthur Napolean Raymond

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  • #3
    Fort King George (Tobago)
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    #3 in Trinidad & Tobago
    Monuments and Memorials, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Monuments and Memorials, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    Much likeFort Georgein Trinidad, this mountaintop fort mixes stunning ocean and city views with a dose of Tobago's military and colonial history. Built after the French captured Tobago from the British in 1781, this military compound was controlled by the French until 1793 when it was recaptured by the British.

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  • #4
    Pigeon Point (Tobago)
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    #4 in Trinidad & Tobago
    Beaches
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    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Beaches
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
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    There is a beach with all of the stereotypical Caribbean amenities — the swaying coconut trees, the bone-white sand, the sparking aquamarine water — and it resides in southwest Tobago. If you haven't picked a resort near Pigeon Point, just about everyone says you need to make a special trip

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  • #5
    Asa Wright Nature Centre (Trinidad)
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    #5 in Trinidad & Tobago
    Parks and Gardens, Zoos and Aquariums
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    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Parks and Gardens, Zoos and Aquariums
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
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    TheAsa Wright Nature Centreis home to more than 400 species of native birds, plus 55 different reptile species, 25 amphibians, more than 600 butterflies and more than 2,000 types of flowering plants. In short, northern Trinidad's Asa Wright Nature Centre is bursting at the seams; it's the ultimate stop for

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  • #6
    Yerette (Trinidad)
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    #6 in Trinidad & Tobago
    Parks and Gardens, Zoos and Aquariums
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    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Parks and Gardens, Zoos and Aquariums
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Nestled within Trinidad's Maracas Valley, this lush sanctuary is home to a variety of native flora and 13 of Trinidad and Tobago's 17 species of hummingbirds. Started accidentally by Dr. Theodore Ferguson and his wife, Gloria, to make it easier to photograph birds (one of the doctor's hobbies), Yerette, which

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  • #7
    Buccoo Reef (Tobago)
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    #7 in Trinidad & Tobago
    Natural Wonders, Swimming/Pools
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    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Natural Wonders, Swimming/Pools
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    Situated just off the coast of Tobago'sPigeon PointBeach and within 2 miles ofStore Bay, Buccoo Reef is highly regarded by locals and visitors as one of Trinidad and Tobago's best areas for snorkeling. Even though parts of this massive reef are starting to die off due to poor conservation efforts,

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  • #8
    Caroni Bird Sanctuary (Trinidad)
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    #8 in Trinidad & Tobago
    Parks and Gardens, Zoos and Aquariums
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Parks and Gardens, Zoos and Aquariums
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    Located about 9 miles southeast of Port of Spain, Caroni Bird Sanctuary offers many of the same thrills of theAsa Wright Nature Centrewithout requiring the far pilgrimage to the island's northern rainforest. But the real reason to visit Caroni is to observe the scarlet ibis, the national bird of Trinidad

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