Two contrasting islands: one very vibrant (and reputedly the birthplace of calypso, carnival, steel pan music and the limbo dance!) and the other serene, unspoilt, and the setting for Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe.
When first-time visitors come to the Caribbean, they may expect to find a laid-back paradise of pina coladas and poolsides. Trinidad challenges the status quo and breaks the mould. It is a land of adventure, with a vast choice of festivals, fun events and a host of other adrenaline-generating activities. Port of Spain, the bustling capital city, is filled with an enchanting myriad of art galleries and restaurants.
But Trinidad has peace and quite as well, with the gorgeous, sandy beaches along the North Coast provide the perfect atmosphere for seclusion, rest and recreation.
The more serene of the siblings, Tobago is home to the oldest protected rainforest in the Western Hemisphere. It really is the last of the unspoilt Caribbean. Once you behold her beauty, you will understand why Tobago was Robinson Crusoe’s isle – and why its European settlers fought over her ownership more than any other Caribbean island. This strip of elongated land, abounds with natural allure - palm-lined beaches, lush rain forests and pristine coral reefs teeming with rich marine life.
A perfect complement to bustling Trinidad, Tobago is a true jewel of the Caribbean Sea, whose sparkle will live in your memory long after you have left her shores.