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Top ChoiceChocolate in Port of Spain

Cocobel

Made from the finest Trinitario beans, Cocobel chocolates are available only in Trinidad and Tobago, but can stand up as some of the finest you'll taste anywhere in the world. Each of the individual bonbons are...

Top ChoiceChocolate in Port of Spain

Cocoa Pod

A one-stop cocoa mecca: as well as chocolates and bars (some raw), flavoured with roucou, honey, sea salt, coffee or mint, goodies include ice cream, syrups, pepper sauce, delectable cookies and dip'n'spread jars...

Top ChoiceMarket in Port of Spain

Green Market

Set in the verdant Santa Cruz Valley, this fabulous spot has an organic farmers market selling all kinds of sustainably grown tropical delights, as well as wonderful food offerings, from Venezuelan arepas (corn...

Top ChoiceIndian in Port of Spain

Dopson's Roti Shop

This tiny place is a favorite locals' spot – many Trinis claim it makes the best rotis in Port of Spain. Fillings are fresh, succulent and generous (try the curried duck). There are lots of veggie choices and...

Top ChoiceCaribbean in Port of Spain

Breakfast Shed

Under an awning right on the water, this is the place to go for Trini tastes and great views over the Gulf, with stalls arranged around an open-air, picnic-benched eating area. The large servings of local fare...

Top ChoiceCaribbean in Port of Spain

Veni Mangé

West Indian flavor, art and enthusiasm infuse this vibrant restaurant. Serving classic Caribbean cuisine cooked with love, it’s one of the best spots for authentic Trini food in Port of Spain. Try the oxtail with...

Top ChoiceItalian in Port of Spain

Buzo Osteria Italiana

Set in a gorgeous old stone building, with a courtyard that's ideal for evening cocktails, this is one of Trinidad's best restaurants. The Italian chef cooks authentic antipasti and pasta (from crab-stuffed...

Top ChoiceDiner in Port of Spain

Lola's Food Company

Fabulous family-run place, with truly friendly servers and a fun, casual atmosphere. Breakfast runs from pancakes, eggs and waffles to sada roti and saltfish. For lunch, there's an excellent roasted beet salad,...

Top ChoicePark in Port of Spain

Queen’s Park Savannah

Once part of a sugar plantation, formerly home to a racecourse and now the epicenter of the annual Carnival, this public park is encircled by a 3.7km perimeter road that locals call the world’s largest...

Top ChoiceFort in Port of Spain

Fort George

Get a truly spectacular bird's-eye view of the Port of Spain cityscape and the Gulf of Paria from this colonial-era fort, with stone-built defensive walls pierced by a row of ancient cannon. There's a wooden...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Port of Spain

National Museum & Art Gallery

Housed in a classic colonial building, the rather dry historical exhibits range from the oil industry to Amerindian settlers, the colonial era and indentured Indians. There are also geological and natural-history...

Top ChoiceGardens in Port of Spain

Botanical Gardens

Resplendent with exotic trees and plants, and networked by paved paths, the Botanical Gardens date from 1818. Take a stroll or relax in one of the handsome wooden gazebos; at Christmas time, trees along the...

Top ChoiceBar in Port of Spain

Frankie's on the Avenue

First opened as an inexpensive lunch spot, Frankie's has morphed into one of Ariapita Ave's best-loved liming locations. You can still get local lunches (and breakfast too), but it's best after dark, when the...

International in Port of Spain

Chaud

Set in secluded St Ann's, this is Trini fine-dining at its best. The gourmet creations of local superchef Khalid Mohammed might include pepper-jelly glazed pork with sweet potato hash, pineapple chow and tamarin...

Live Music in Port of Spain

Renegades

The Renegades panyard is a little out of the way on the fringe of downtown Port of Spain, so getting there and away can sometimes feel a bit edgy. But once inside, the buzz is electric, especially in the run-up...

Live Music in Port of Spain

Phase II Pan Groove

Led by Len 'Boogsie' Sharp, Phase II inspires loyal devotion from its many fans; the spruced-up panyard hosts practice sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (nightly during the run-up to Carnival), as well as...

Live Music in Port of Spain

Silver Stars

This friendly panyard is centrally located and a great place to listen to practice sessions, held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings (nightly during the run-up to Carnival) from about 8pm.

Park in Port of Spain

Woodford Square

This grassy square with its central Eros and Aphrodite fountain and ornate bandstand is the symbolic center of downtown Port of Spain. Dr Eric Williams, Trinidad and Tobago's first prime minister, gave stirring...

Museum in Port of Spain

Central Bank Money Museum

Newly refurbished and with ferocious air-con that provides a welcome break from the downtown heat, the Money Museum is a surprisingly absorbing affair, with a solid history of currency from cowrie shells to hard...

Notable Building in Port of Spain

Stollmeyer's Castle

With its battlemented turrets, this fabulous Scottish Baronial pile really does have the feel of a castle. Loosely modeled on the British Queen's home at Balmoral (and properly called Killarney, though it's...