Resources

  • Tourism Development Company (www.gotrinidadandtobago.com) Official visitor site, with general info and an events calendar.
  • Discover Trinidad and Tobago (www.discovertnt.com) Regularly updated, with lots of info from local writers.
  • Trini Chow (https://trinichow.com) Excellent foodie site with the lowdown on restaurant happenings, with regular updates on the Facebook page.
  • My Tobago (www.mytobago.info) Listings of visitor resources in Tobago, from accommodation to car rental, with reader-driven review scores.
  • Lonely Planet (www.lonelyplanet.com/trinidad-and-tobago) Destination information, hotel bookings, traveler forum and more.

What to Take

  • Insect repellent, especially given recent zika/chikungunya outbreaks.
  • Walking shoes, if you plan on hiking/birdwatching.
  • High-factor sunscreen and UV-protective swimwear.
  • Party clothes and shoes – Trinis dress up when they go out.
  • A flashlight (torch) – power cuts are quite frequent.

What to Wear

Natural fabrics work best in the heat, and you'll appreciate a UV sun vest if you plan on snorkeling. Trinbagonians can be quite conservative, so keep beachwear for the beach, and cover up with a T-shirt or sarong when ordering drinks from the beach bar. Many of Port of Spain's clubs require smart-casual clothes and disallow hats, sneakers or flip-flops ('slippers'), though these rules are sometimes waived for visitors. Otherwise, you'll be fine in casual shorts and a T-shirt or sundress. Jeans/trousers and a top with long sleeves can be useful for cool evenings and protection against bugs.

Pre-Departure Checklist

  • Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months after your departure date.
  • Check your airline's baggage restrictions.
  • Arrange travel insurance.
  • Advise debit/credit card companies of your travel plans.
  • Print a copy of your travel itinerary to ensure you have proof of onward journey.
  • Make a note of your accommodation's address for immigration forms.