Trinidad - Come join us in Trinidad!
Trinidad, some seven miles off northeast Venezuela, was colonised by the Spanish, the French and the British, and this mix, together with the indigenous Amerindian people, the African slaves, the Indian indentured labourers, and significant communities of Chinese and Middle Eastern people make this the colourful and vibrant island it is today. Annually there are fourteen public holidays each year to celebrate and commemorate festivals and events such as Easter, Divali and Eid and Emancipation Day. There are also two unofficial public holidays for the main days of Carnival (the two days preceding Ash Wednesday) each year.
So much more than a beach holiday, there are numerous activities to do and sights to see on a holiday in Trinidad including:
- Watching giant leatherback turtles come ashore to lay their eggs, and later their tiny hatchlings make their way to the sea for the first time
- Visiting the world famous Asa Wright Nature Centre
- Swimming in the Gasparee Caves
- Investigating the natural asphalt lake
- Hiking to many stunning waterfalls, picnicking at and swimming in rivers
- Watching the Scarlet Ibis at sunset
- Taking a tour to see the Red Howler Monkeys
- Relaxing on the beach, deep sea fishing, sailing, kayaking in the sea
- The world famous Carnival and all it's associated activities
There are numerous dining and shopping options, theatre and art exhibitions. Thanks largely to petroleum and natural gas production and processing, Trinidad is one of the most prosperous countries in the Caribbean, and has a largely undeveloped tourism industry allowing visitors to join in and truly experience life in the Caribbean.
Written by Nerissa, Owner of Property 95207 in Trinidad