Motto: "Together we aspire, together we achieve"
Currency: Trinidad and Tobago dollar (TTD)
Airports: Piarco International Airport (POS), Crown Point International Airport (TAB)
Official Tourism Website:
Drives on the: Left Side
Calling Code: +1-868
Blend a little romance with some recreation, stir in a picturesque location and the love of a lifetime. Or simply come have a honeymoon set in Nature’s backyard.
Lay back and dream, imagine palm fringed beaches, rolling green hills, aquamarine waters and rustic ruins, secluded coves, strolling hand in hand with a loved one and creating memories and magic. Dream of Tobago where dreams come true & the memory of your wedding will live forever.
Things To Do in Trinidad & Tobago
is right under your feet on this majestic island. Choose from any of the following and return home with many stories to tell.
There are a wide range of hiking trails, with hikes varying in difficulty. Covered by rain forest, the island’s Northern Mountain Range is a favorite with hikers for its variety of trails, waterfalls, rivers, streams and limestone caves, but the wetlands of Central Trinidad and wildlife rich southern mountain range, are also great for exploring.
Tobago also offers a wide range of hiking trail for all levels of difficulty. A relaxing walk through the Hemisphere’s oldest rainforest is an easy and gratifying hike. For the ambitious a challenging six hour trek through abandoned cocoa estates and woodland to a mountain lake.
Trinidad’s network of old oilfield roads and hiking paths provide a range of surfaces and environments for cycling. If you have a preference for a paved surface, almost every area of Trinidad has country roads with reduced vehicle traffic. The cross-country rider will be able to find undulating paths with amazing views. The mountain biker will find the trail less traveled requiring navigation skills and dexterity.
Tobago has everything a mountain biker of any level can want and bicycles are widely available for rental. The southwestern side of the island provides a smooth ride with flat land and gentle hills. The northeastern end of the island provides stunning trails with steep mountains.
Trinidad has several fascinating cave systems. In the Northern Mountain Range lies the Aripo Caves. In Central Trinidad, the Tamana Caves and the Cumaca Caves. Off the western peninsula, on the island of Gaspar Grande, a network of underground caverns called the Gasparee Caves provide a wealth of geological formations including stalactites, flow Stones and fringe curtain.
Tobago has several great sites for bird watching, including a former cocoa estate converted into a bird sanctuary. Bird watchers will also enjoy Little Tobago, once home to Birds of Paradise. Trinidad is a paradise for lovers of diverse bird life. More than 430 bird species, from the Speckled Tanager to the Scarlet Ibis which can be spotted on the island.
Both island have so much to offer with their crystal clear waters, these are just a few of the many ways one or shall I say two can enjoy a good splash.
Trinidad provides ideal conditions for those who do not want to contend with large waves, ocean swells and unpredictable sea currents. Chaguaramas, on the western peninsula and Godineau River in south Trinidad are the premier spots to launch from.
There is only a gentle swell in the waters of Tobago. It is protected by the Buccoo Reef, the azure waters of Tobago’s Buccoo Bay and Bon Accord Lagoon making it perfect for kayakers. The fringing mangrove swamps of the Bon Accord Lagoon provide a lovely contrast to the white sand beaches along Pigeon Point at the centre of Buccoo Bay.
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
The waters around Tobago support about 300 different species of coral, including staghorn, elkhorn, fire coral, giant tube sponges and starlet coral. There is also a broad range of reefs, rock pillars, wrecks and extravagant undersea gardens filled with giant sea fans, whips and plumes. Popular sites exist off Speyside, Little Tobago and Goat Island where you can drift dive along reefs with sponges the size of bathtubs and bushes of black coral. On the southeast coast are the crystal clear Nylon Pool and Buccoo Reef National Park.
During the months of March to July, Manta Reef is the place to see giant rays, although divers also encounter dolphins, marine turtles and sharks.
There are seasons to the fishing in Trinidad. Sailfish season is from November to April. Kingfish, African pompano and Spanish Mackerel abundant between June and September. Dolphin and wahoo action peak from October to May and other species – such as tarpon, tuna and shark – are plentiful year round.
Tobago is a dream come true for sport anglers with game fish, including blue marlin, white marlin, swordfish, wahoo, tuna, barracuda, dolphin (mahi-mahi) and shark. Fishing is good all year round in Tobago but the main offshore fishing season is October to June. The biggest months for marlin are February, March and April, when Tobago hosts the International Game Fishing Tournament.
Equipment rentals, charter boats and customized fishing trips are always being offered.
Trinidad and Tobago is made for the yachtman/ woman. Located south of the hurricane belt, Trinidad features high quality workmanship, a ready availability of super grade teak, a relatively low cost of labor and excellent support services. With marinas, boatyards, support services and contractors all conveniently in one location – Chaguaramas Bay – you can be sure you will find somewhere to anchor.
Shopping is everywhere in Trinidad, from main streets housing small variety shops and family-run businesses to multi-level shopping malls. Roadside and street vending is also very common. Almost anything, from seasonal fruit and vegetables to mad bulls, is available from a tray on the pavement or the back of a pick-up truck! Duty-free shopping is also available at West Mall in Westmoorings, Long Circular Mall in St James, Excellent City Stores in Port of Spain, Maraj and Sons, Frederick Street, Port of Spain and Stechers, Long Circular Mall, St James.
Golf & Other Sports
Tobago has two championship 18 hole golf courses. Both with impressive views and scenery and equally challenging
- The Mount Irvine Golf Course
- The Tobago Plantations Golf Course
Both clubs rent out equipment and have professional coaches for both beginners and experienced players.
Trinidad is home to six golf courses.
- The Petrotrin Pointe-a-Pierre Golf Club- 18 hole, USGA rated par 70 golf course
- Usine Ste Madeline Golf Course, a par 34 nine-hole course
- The Brechin Castle Golf Course
- St Andrews Golf Course 18-hole golf course.
- The Chaguaramas Golf Course is a unique Par 67, 5,646-yard golf course with its nine holes and 18 T Boxes
- Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club. PGA-designed 18-hole par 71 championship course.
Trinidad also offers an amazing array of spectator sports such as Cricket, Football/ Soccer, Rugby, Volleyball, Hockey & Marathons.
Cultural Events: Trinidad & Tobago is a melting pot of culture, expect to see any of these traditional holidays being celebrated on your trip
- Corpus Christi- the Thursday after Trinity Sunday
- Divali- Between October & November
- Eid- Ul- Fitr- After Ramadan
- Emancipation Day- August 1st
- Hosay- runs for 4 days either in April, May or June
- Arrival Day- May 30th
- Phagwa or Holi- During March & April
- Spirtual/ Shouter Baptist Liberation Day- March 30th
- Carnival- Usually in February but honestly every moment before then is just in preparation for Carnival
Cuisine of Trinidad & Tobago
Cuisine as you would expect covers the full spectrum of international fare. However local fare is quite good. Do not pass up the road side vendors. Be sure to try the rotis & Shark ‘n’ bake at Maracas Beach.
Try to be around for the amazing food festivals. A must visit is the annual Taste T&T, where the top local restaurants and purveyors of traditional foods come together for two nights. Two other popular food festivals include the fundraisers Chefs Royal and Dining with the Saints.
Marriage Requirements for Trinidad & Tobago
Special Marriage License
- Both parties must be non-residents of Trinidad and Tobago
- Three days residence in the country must be established (calculated from the day after the date of arrival)
- The Marriage license will be issued on the next business day following the residency period.
The following documents must be produced:
- Proof of residence passport and airline tickets
- Identification of applicants passport
- If divorced, original or notarized copy of degree absolute
- If widowed, original deaths certificate of spouse. A notarized English translation if not in English.
- Deed poll or other proofs of name change where name differs on documents.
Apply for your marriage license at one of the following offices. The license costs $TT337.50 ($US55) which is payable in cash or in postage stamps obtainable from the General Post Office.
Registrar General’s Office
The Red House, Abercromby Street
Port of Spain
Tel: (868) 623 2450
Registrar General’s Office
Jerningham Street, Scarborough
Tel: (868) 639 3210Warden’s Office
IDC Mall, Scarborough
Tel: (868) 639 2410
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