Travel to Trinidad and Tobago

Erica Naugle

Imagine lying in a hammock on the beach, under a pair of palm trees, the warm wind gently rocking you back and forth. Listen to the crash of the waves as they break on the shore and then the pause as they roll swiftly back to sea.

This is what you will find on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago.

On a visit to the islands, you can enjoy the views of Maracas Bay, walking on the boardwalk, a tour of Fort King George and Queen’s Park Savannah, the zoo, strolling through the Botanical Gardens, speaking with locals and learning about the culture at the market, snorkeling or scuba diving the reefs, shopping for souvenirs for jealous friends and family, a hike in the mountains, trekking through the tropical rainforests, a glass bottom boat cruise, and beaches – lots of beaches.

A round trip flight to Trinidad, Port of Spain (POS), from JFK will cost you about $380.00, before taxes. A round-trip flight from POS to Scarborough will tack on another $68.00 to your bill; but if you’re already down there, you may as well explore both islands!

With an average low temperature that refuses to dip below 70°F, you can enjoy the warm air all year long. This means it’ll never be too cold to enjoy the sights of the two islands. However, being out all day means eating out. Not to worry though- you can eat locally for about $35 a day.

When it’s time to get some shut-eye, there are plenty of choices for accommodation. With a bit of deal hunting and proper planning, rooms in hostel-esque joints can be found for as low as $30 a night.

Dust off your suitcase and dig out your floppy hat, it’s time to enjoy island life.