Trinidad and Tobago


Trinidad Has Big Tourism Plans

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The island of Trinidad has unveiled some bold goals to grow its long-under-the-radar tourism sector.  Tourism Trinidad Limited, the island’s destination marketing company, says it is planning to increase visitor arrivals by 7 percent for the 2019-2020 fiscal year period, […]


Trinidad and Tobago Wins Caribbean's Top Culinary Competition

By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s national culinary team took home the top honors in the latest edition of the Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami last week. The team beat out 11 other national culinary teams […]


Editor's Note: The Caribbean, After Irma

On Oct. 9, 1780, the Great Hurricane came to the Caribbean. Huracan San Calixto lasted 11 days in the West Indies, pummeling the southeastern Caribbean with terrifying winds as high as 200 miles per hour, destroying homes and livelihoods. Almost […]


Caribbean305, Miami's Major New Caribbean Food Festival

There’s a major new Caribbean food festival coming to Miami, part of a regional push to take the Caribbean’s food scene to new global heights. Indeed, celebrated Trinidadian chef Richardson Skinner is calling for the Caribbean to elevate the role […]

A Great Gluten-Free Caribbean Recipe to Try

Gluten-free meals can be found on almost every menu these days, but what exactly is a gluten-free dish? Well, it is anything that excludes gluten, which is found in grains like wheat, barley, rye, spelt, kamut, triticale, bulgur and semolina. […]

The 5 Best Tobago Hotels

A 115-square-mile island just a 25-minute flight from Port of Spain, Trinidad’s sister island, Tobago, is known as the place to recover after a rollicking time at Carnival. But there are plenty of other reasons to visit all year round, […]


Starbucks Continues Caribbean Expansion in Trinidad


Starbucks continues Caribbean expansion By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Heads up, Caribbean-bound coffee lovers: there’s a new Starbucks in town. The region’s 33rd outpost is now open in San Fernando, Trinidad’s SouthPark Entertainment Complex. Operated by local restaurant management company […]

Trinidad and Tobago Showing Strong Cruise Growth

Tobago Cruise Growth

It was a strong season for cruise arrivals to Trinidad and Tobago, according to the latest numbers from the country’s Tourism Development Company. The island of Trinidad received 30,493 cruise passenger arrivals from 25 cruises, while Tobago saw 70,298 passengers […]

These are the Nonstop Flights to Trinidad

How do you get to Trinidad quickly? We continue our Nonstop Flights series with a look at how to fly nonstop to the Caribbean island of Trinidad, which has seen a wave of new airlift in recent years, most recently […]


How Trinidad’s Best Spa Just Got Better

New treatments By Dana Niland CJ Contributor A new line of treatments and natural body care products, infused with tropical and botanical blends from the South Pacific Ocean, are now available at Hyatt Regency Trinidad. With the addition of the […]

Tobago Great House Set to Open

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Tobago is getting a major new boutique resort. The Tobago Great House Resort and Spa is slated to open this fall within the 260-acre Grafton Caledonian Wildlife Sanctuary. The property will include 20 ocean-view suites, 36 garden suites overlooking the […]

Tobago Is Adding More Hotel Rooms

Tobago is expanding its hotel stock. The island’s House of Assembly has purchased two properties at Sanctuary and Manta Lodge, according to Tourism Secretary Tracy Davidson-Celestine. The pair of properties will add 160 rooms to the island’s hotel stock. “Works on […]


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