Sint Maarten

Trinidad and Tobago is a relatively prosperous two-island nation off the coast of Venezuela. The island of Tobago is well served by international flights and sees more tourism than Trinidad. Pigeon Point Heritage Park in the southwest of the island is a famously beautiful stretch of beach.

Little Tobago is a protected bird sanctuary on an island off the east coast with excellent short hiking trails. The Trinidad carnival in Port-of-Spain has a reputation as one of the best in the world and takes place shortly before Lent. In the north, Maracas Bay is part of a national park and is surrounded by steep hills covered in lush forests.

Country

Trinidad and Tobago flag

Why you should go:

It is a little less commercial than its neighbours.

Why you shouldn't:

The crime rate is quite high.

Map of Trinidad and Tobago