Destination guide

There's nothing like Trinidad and Tobago

There's nothing quite like the dual-island nation, which lies much further south than its Caribbean neighbors. Here, the sounds of steel drums fill the air in the island's capital Port of Spain and little excuse is necessary for an impromptu party. Outside the city, things get decidedly more sleepy. Long stretches of palm-backed beaches typically have little on them other than a colorful beach shack serving up cold beers and the odd glass-bottomed boat available to the few travelers and families on the sand. If you're looking to escape the city, leave your cellphone behind and nab a beachfront Trinidad and Tobago vacation rental.

Things to do

Museums and monasteries in Trinidad and Tobago

If you're a newbie, a good place to start is Port of Spain, the islands' bustling commercial capital. Here, you can amble around botanical gardens, discover several fine museums and, if visiting just before Ash Wednesday, immerse yourself in the Carnival celebrations, an extravagant kaleidoscope of color, dance and Calypso rhythms. Alternatively, chocolate lovers can swing by one of the cacao plantations that sell the native and sought-after Trinitario bean to artisan producers the world over. For a slice of history, you shouldn't miss the Mount St. Benedict Monastery, established by Benedictine monks in the early 20th century.

Activities

Master the art of liming in Trinidad and Tobago

The first thing to understand when you stay in a Trinidad and Tobago vacation rental is liming, the art of kicking back with friends and family, immortalized in Lionel Ritchie's "All Night Long". Don't worry, you'll easily get the hang of it, particularly when you've got a cold drink, a little Caribbean food and good company. If you're liming with locals, don't be surprised if it turns into a Calypso party, as darkness creeps in. To get the blood flowing again, there's no shortage of water sports available, or you could lace up your boots to hike through the lush forests to one of the tumbling waterfalls.

Weather

Trinidad and Tobago off the hurricane belt

Like the rest of the Caribbean, the busiest time and more comfortable weather is during the winter months. December can get busy, with families escaping the cold to enjoy the festive season in tropical weather, while January to May makes up the rest of the islands' high season. The country's position just off Venezuela is well off the hurricane belt, so if you don't mind the odd afternoon tropical downpour, you could always nab a Trinidad and Tobago vacation rental at a knocked down rate between June and early December. You'll still be basking in balmy climes that hover around the 80s.

Natural features

Great wildlife spotting in Trinidad and Tobago

Compared to the rest of the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago has a surprisingly large number of critters to spot. Cheeky capuchin monkeys swing through the trees, the call of the howler monkey echoes across the islands and caiman crocodiles lurk in the lagoons. If you're a birder you're in luck. There's just under 500 species of recorded avifauna fluttering around near your Trinidad and Tobago vacation rental, including orange winged parrots and magnificent frigatebirds. Make sure to keep your mask clear when you're diving because you're not going to want to miss the West Indian manatee or the black tip reef sharks.

Where to stay around Trinidad and Tobago?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 286 vacation rentals near Trinidad and Tobago. From 95 Villas to 53 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Trinidad and Tobago for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Trinidad and Tobago?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Trinidad and Tobago. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Tobago: 199 vacation rentals
  • Port of Spain: 69 vacation rentals
  • Canaan: 167 vacation rentals
  • Trinidad: 83 vacation rentals
  • Blanchisseuse Beach: 55 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Trinidad and Tobago! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Trinidad and Tobago?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Trinidad and Tobago:

  • Port of Spain: 69 rentals
  • Canaan: 167 rentals
  • Black Rock: 181 rentals
  • Scarborough: 188 rentals
  • Bon Accord: 166 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Trinidad and Tobago?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Trinidad and Tobago. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Blanchisseuse Beach: 55 rentals
  • Maracas Beach: 67 rentals
  • Las Cuevas Beach: 67 rentals
  • Pigeon Point Beach: 188 rentals
  • Queen's Park Savanah: 69 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Trinidad and Tobago listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.