|Port of Spain||C$ 456|
|Crown Point||C$ 541|
|Black Rock||C$ 541|
Trinidad, along with its smaller neighbour Tobago, make up the country of Trinidad and Tobago. Just 11km off the coast of Venezuela, Trinidad is fascinating. The island is a fusion of several different cultures (Spanish, French and British), influences that feed into its cuisine, music and festivals. And what a festival takes place in Port of Spain, the capital, each year…
Most travellers booking cheap flights to Trinidad come for Carnival, held on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Carnival started almost 170 years ago as a way for freed African slaves to remember their lives on the plantations and send up the lifestyles of their former masters. Today, the streets explode in a riot of music, colour and dancing and revellers being “wicked” in the best possible way.
For the rest of the year there is no shortage of things to do. The island is one of the Caribbean’s most biodiverse destinations. Hiking through rain forests, kayaking, watching turtles or bird spotting are all popular activities. Trinidad has hundreds of types of bird, mammals, butterflies, reptiles and amphibians. So diverse, the island is said to be South America Caribbean-style.
(prices quotes are from London)