Central America & Caribbean
Trinidad and Tobago
- Port of Spain
- 1.4 million
- Trinidad and Tobago dollar
The Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago has the requisite swaying palms, sun-kissed beaches and deserted coves you dream of while at your office desk during a dreary winter.
As well as being hot from a temperature point of view the country is also hot (smoking, even) in other ways. The islands’ past is checkered with the arrival of a variety of peoples; everyone from Arawak and Carib Indians to the ubiquitous European colonists who brought African slaves and workers from India, the Middle East and China with them. All of which makes for a diverse experience and some rather attractive residents. Then, of course, there are its reefs, birdlife and wildlife, which are also stunning.
If you can make it to Trinidad and Tobago for its annual Carnival (held in late March or early April) you’ll be captivated by the abandon and revelry – oh, and those barely there costumes. You’ll also be oh-so grateful if you can time your trip to get among the variety of other rowdy and vibrant festivals that populate the calendar.