Trinidad & Tobago
This gorgeous, sandy beaches tiny twin island offers you a unique experience as you explore the rich history, culture and biodiversity. Enjoy lush forest and breathtaking views. Tobago, two hours away by fast ferry, is comparatively serene. Azure seas contrast with pale pink sands and golden sunsets. Protected rainforest and stunning coral reefs complete this paradise.
The smaller half of Trinidad and Tobago, the 116-square mile island is a top eco-tourism destination. Its rainforest has been protected since 1776. Kayak through mangrove swamps, mountain bike testing trails in the island's northeast, drift dive with manta rays and sharks, hike the Rainforest Reserve or take in the distinctive Tobago pursuits of goat and crab racing. Visit this wonderful Caribbean cultural melting pot renowned for its Carnival and pulsating to the beat of steel drums, soca music, and calypso.
Kapok HotelHotel Location
An 8-minute walk from Emperor Valley Zoo, this casual hotel with a colorful facade is 14 minutes' walk from Queen's Park Oval stadium and 1.6 km from the Royal Botanic Gardens.
The polished rooms come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen HDTVs, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. Some feature warmly colorful accents. Amenities in some upgraded rooms include balconies, kitchenettes and/or iPod docks. Room service is available.
Breakfast and parking are free. There's an Asian/Polynesian restaurant, as well as a hip cafe/bar with a brick pizza oven. Other amenities include an exercise room and an outdoor pool, plus a sundeck with sunloungers.
Hyatt Regency TrinidadHotel Location
In a high-rise building on the Gulf of Paria waterfront, this upscale hotel is a 7-minute walk from Port of Spain Water Taxi Terminal and 2.3 km from the National Museum and Art Gallery.
Sleek rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, iPod docks and coffeemakers; some have gulf views and/or balconies. Suites add living rooms and/or kitchens. Club-level rooms add access to a lounge offering complimentary breakfast and evening snacks. Room service is available.
There's a waterfront restaurant, a sushi eatery and a cafe, as well as 2 bars (1 is next to the infinity rooftop pool). Other amenities include a spa and a 24/7 gym. Parking is free.
Courtyard by Marriott Port of SpainHotel Location
Overlooking the Gulf of Paria and adjacent to the MovieTowne Mall, this upscale hotel is 2.6 km from cricket matches at the Queen's Park Oval and 3.6 km from Emperor Valley Zoo.
Warmly decorated rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges. Upgraded rooms add balconies, and suites provide iPod docks, microwaves and whirlpool tubs; some offer pull-out sofas and kitchenettes.
There's a relaxed restaurant and a bar, as well as an outdoor pool and a fitness room. Other amenities include 3 meeting rooms, a business center and free parking.
Hilton Trinidad & Conference CentreHotel Location
Across the street from the Royal Botanic Gardens, this upscale conference hotel surrounded by lush greenery is 3 km from Queen's Park Savannah.
Featuring private balconies, the warmly decorated rooms come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as laptop-sized safes, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites include sitting areas or separate living rooms. Room service is available.
Parking is included. There's a casual restaurant, plus a sushi eatery, a lobby bar, and a poolside bar and grill. Other amenities consist of an outdoor pool, a gym and a tennis court. A conference center is on-site. Breakfast is offered for a fee.
Radisson Hotel TrinidadHotel Location
This polished hotel in Downtown Port of Spain is a 9-minute walk from Woodford Square and a 13-minute walk from the Trinidad and Tobago Inter-Island Ferry Terminal.
The modern rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemakers. Some rooms add Juliet balconies, while upgraded rooms offer minifridges. Suites feature living rooms and kitchenettes. Kids age 17 and under stay at no charge, and 24-hour room service is offered.
Parking and breakfast are free, and dining options include a revolving rooftop restaurant, a buffet eatery and a lobby bar. There's also an outdoor pool and a 24/7 fitness center.