Warm and tropical, Trinidad and Tobago are a beautiful place to spend an island hopping vacation. For thousands of years, people have called these islands home, and Trinidad is the earliest settled part of the Caribbean. Conquests of the islands began in the late 1400’s, and over time the native people were slowly devastated. The islands changed hands during the rough colonial period, but finally gained independence in 1962.
Today, islanders rely heavily on fishing, petroleum, and tourism to make their way, and the islands are one of the wealthiest areas of the Caribbean. The islands are the birthplace of Calypso music, so don’t be surprised if you here the haunting tones of the steelpan ringing in the distance.
Visit the Main Ridge Rain Forest. Bird watch on Little Tobago Island or along the Gilford Trace trail to spot some of Tobago’s more than 200 bird species. Hike to Argyle Falls. Try the Adventure Farm and Nature Reserve for hummingbird spotting. Visit the beautiful Pigeon Point Heritage Park.
A few international flights arrive at Tobago’s A.N.R. Robinson International Airport. There are more flights into Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport and regular service between the two islands.