Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Pigeon Point is also known as Pigeon Point Heritage Park (PPHP) and is often considered Tobago’s most beautiful beach and is home to the famous thatch-roofed jetty which has become an internationally recognised signature of Tobago.
The Buccoo Reef is one of the most accessible coral reefs in the Caribbean. It is a protected marine park located a short distance off Pigeon Point and store Bay beaches. The reef has a fascinating, colorful underwater life.
The Nylon Pool - so named by Princess Margaret on her visit there in 1962, is a shallow white sand area just behind the Buccoo Reef. The waters of Nylon Pool are said to have the ability to rejuvenate anyone lucky enough to swim in it.
No Man’s Land
Located just off the paradise shores of the Island of Tobago, near the Bon Accord Lagoon; this unique beach is called No Man’s Land.
No Man’s Land isn’t an island, rather a spit of white coral-sand stretching out in front of the lagoon. The spit is surrounded by clear shallow water and speckled with leafy trees and small forest growth on either side of a long path that makes up the dance floor to dozens of brightly colored dragonflies.
Option for Water Sports
Drive along Tobago's Atlantic Coast through several quaint villages before stopping at Argyle for a drive through the cocoa plantation. Historically cocoa was one of the major crops grown throughout Tobago. The particularly fine flavor of its beans won the isle fame and allows many large plantations, such as the Roxborough Estate, to concentrate on the production of cocoa as a viable cash crop. Visitors to Tobago Cocoa Estate have the chance to experience a piece of Tobago's past heritage and a taste of the future through our morning tours and whole day excursions.
Visit to Argyle Waterfalls
A little paradise within paradise, the 54m-high Argyle Waterfall is the highest on the island. Guides are available – and highly recommended – for the easy, 20-minute walk to the falls past cocoa and other fruit trees, which provide food for a whole rainbow of bird species. Cool off in the fresh water once you arrive, and hike up to the second tier for a natural Jacuzzi – or the third, where you can climb behind the waterfall.
Visit to Englishman’s Bay
This sweeping bay, flanked by emerald forests, provides the perfect photo opportunity for those wanting to prove they really have set foot in paradise. Englishman’s Bay has great snorkelling, safe swimming and few crowds – so get stuck in.
King George Fort
Fort King George, Scarborough built in the 1780s, this is Tobago’s best-preserved historical site. The early prison, bell tank, several cannons, barracks and officers’ mess are located within well-manicured grounds with magnificent coastal views. Besides offering insight into the history of Tobago, Fort King George also rewards its visitors with some supreme views of Scarborough and the Atlantic Ocean. No visit to Scarborough would be complete without a trip up to this most historic site in Tobago, so you’ll want to set aside at least a few hours to enjoy it.
One of the highest points on the island sits at the northern tip of Tobago. Surrounded by ocean on three sides and with a view of other hills, Charlotteville, and St. Giles Island, this was the site of an American military lookout and radio tower during World War II. It's an ideal spot for a sunset picnic.
Asa Wright Centre
Oldest nature centre in the West Indies. Inexpensive, expertly guided birdwatching and natural history tours throughout the year. Species lists for this island are impressive, including 97 native mammals, 400 birds, 55 reptiles, 25 amphibians, and 617 butterflies, as well as over 2,200 species of flowering plants. Located at 1,200 feet in the mountains of the Northern Range, seven miles north of the town of Arima, the Asa Wright Nature Centre (AWNC) is a world-class natural history destination for students of tropical ecology and is of particular interest to birdwatchers. Asa Wright Nature Centre welcomes day visitors during the hours of 9am – 5pm. Guided walks with our professional naturalist guides are conducted daily at 10:30am and 1:30pm. The walk lasts about 1.5 hours.
Caroni Bird Sanctuary
Upon arrival you will board a large flat-bottomed boat with outboard motor and slowly travel along the beautiful waterways admiring the unusual landscape and variety of birds, crustaceans and other wildlife. Arriving in the wide lagoon, the boat becomes your floating vantage point to witness the protected brightly colored Scarlet Ibis. The young ibis is usually greyish-brown. The plumage turns pink between 6-12 months then develops a scarlet color in 3 years. The adult ibis is a brilliant scarlet with the tips of the four longest primary feathers being black. The legs, bill and face are pink but during the breeding season the bill turns blackish. Tours leave the jetty at 4:00 p.m. and return by 6:30 p.m. Meeting time is at 3:40 p.m at the Caroni Bird Sanctuary.
Gasparee Caves are approximately 90ft deep, this underground limestone system consists of three main areas: The Entrance, The Twilight, and the Dark Zone. In each, fascinating geological formations are enhanced by natural light reflections. Take a fifteen minute boat ride through the northwestern archipelago to visit the magnificent limestone cave system at Gaspar Grande, the most popular offshore island, with beach houses right around the coast. Your tour guide will explore with you this natural wonder as you descend to the shimmering blue waters of the underground pool in which is reflected the surrounding stalactites and stalagmites.
Steel Pan experience
Trinidad and Tobago is the birthplace of calypso music and the steelpan, which is widely claimed in Trinidad and Tobago to be the only acoustic musical instrument invented during the 20th century. Trinidad is also the birthplace of Soca, Chutney, Parang, and Carnival (in the form that has been widely copied in the Caribbean and around the world).
Take a drive around the city of Port-of-Spain and cover all main points of interest, including Government's House, "The Queens Park Savannah, Botanical Gardens, Emperor Valley Zoo, National Museum, Churches, Shopping, and modern residential areas. Then you journey over the saddle Road with a breath taking View or the Moka Golf Course on the way to the sandy & beautiful Maracas beach, out journey passes through the scenic mountains of the northern range.
Maracas Bay Tour
Arrival at the Maracas lookout- here you will see the aqua blue Caribbean Sea in the horizon, as well as the Turtle Peninsula. Sample tastings of pickled and preserved local fruits. Also the display of locally handmade jewel crafts made from seeds and grains from our tropical rainforest.
Continue to the Maracas Bay- upon arrival you can try a must do "TRINI" thing when visiting the Maracas Bay which is to taste the famous Bake & Shark lunch- (Vegetarian Options Available).
One of the more famous religious sites in Trinidad is the 85-foot-high Hanuman murthi — the largest outside India it’s claimed, and the architectural designs of the pinkish/saffron (Kesari) colored Dattatreya Mandir at Orange Field Road, Carapichaima. The only Southern Indian–style temple in the western hemisphere is an incredible sight to behold in the middle of a small Trinidadian town. Take the Chase Village exit from the highway and 1km down the road you’ll see the turnoff for Orange Field Rd; the site is a couple of kilometers down.
Temple by the sea
Quarter of a mile off the west coast of Trinidad there stands an extraordinary monument to the human spirit: a magnificent Hindu temple standing in the sea. It bears the name Seiwdass Sadhu Shiv Mandir. A well-known site of worship for Hindus and a tourist attraction, the Waterloo temple was built by Seiwdass Sadhu, an indentured labourer who came to Trinidad in early 1900’s.