Information about flights to Port Of Spain
The much larger island of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad is quintessentially Caribbean with its flourishing food scene and spectacular exotic scenery. Many holidaymakers take flights to Trinidad Piarco International Airport, although others prefer to take a luxury cruise here from other Caribbean destinations.
Port of Spain
The capital of Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain was founded as a colonial settlement in 1560 and became an official city in 1990. Spend some time at the impressive National Museum and Art Gallery, which was founded in 1892 and showcases the colonial history of the area and some of this nation's most treasured works of art. During the day, you could also have a stroll around Queen's Park, which is next to the terrific Stollmeyer's castle, a fascinating Scottish Baronial building. Port of Spain is also home to a picturesque botanical garden and the Emperor Valley Zoo, which was founded in 1952 and houses more than 2,000 animals. You could also see the magnificent Dattatreya Temple and Hanuman Statue, which includes one of the largest statues in the Caribbean and was built in the elaborate South Indian Dravidian architectural style.
The Asa Wright Nature Centre
See dozens of beautiful bird species at the Asa Wright Nature Centre, which consists of lush tropical forestry that has exceptional biodiversity.
Visit the secluded village of Grande Riviere, which is another popular destination for ecotourism and overlooks a wonderful sandy beach.
A little further inland, Chaguanas is next to the vast Caroni Swamp and has various shopping malls and lively bars.
Head to the attractive Harris Promenade with its fine historic landmarks, then go to the top of San Fernando Hill, where you can enjoy an excellent panoramic view of the tropical landscapes.
Restaurants in Trinidad – a few suggestions
Trinidad is revered for its diverse cuisine, which is like a fusion of all the best elements of European, Asian, African and Amerindian food, thus comprising many unique flavour combinations. For delicious European and Middle Eastern food, try Joseph's at the Port of Spain, or head to the Zazou Bistro Moderne, also in the Port of Spain, for equally divine French dishes. Treat yourself to other mouthwatering Italian recipes at Giropizza in Chaguanas, or have some delectable seafood at the Richard's Shark and Bake.
You could book a stay at the deluxe, yet value-for-money The Carlton Savannah hotel, or the immaculate Hyatt Regency Trinidad, or consider the friendly, secluded Acajou Hotel. Other sought-after hotels in Trinidad include the charming Courtyard by Marriott Port of Spain and the elegant Cara Suites - Pointe a Pierre.