PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Rich in culture and diversity, Trinidad and Tobago is known for its many festivals and holidays throughout the year. This year the twin island nation has been gifted with several long weekends that are jam-packed with events to suit the most discerning traveler.
When visiting Trinidad and Tobago during the Easter Season, scheduled to be celebrated from Good Friday on March 25 to Easter Monday on March 28, you can expect to participate in a myriad of activities and delight in the added bonus of Easter Tuesday celebrations in Tobago.
Easter in Tobago is a unique celebration with throngs of visitors coming to the island to watch Goat and Crab Racing at Buccoo on “Easter Tuesday.” A highlight of the Easter season, Goat and Crab Races are important activities to many families visiting Tobago. The event usually starts with a lively street parade and involves mouthwatering local dishes prepared by residents who open their homes to visitors.
In addition to the races, locals and visitors go to popular beaches like Maracas and Las Cuevas in Trinidad and Store Bay, Black Rock and Pigeon Point in Tobago. It is also common to see children flying kites and joining in the fun of Easter Bonnet parades, Easter egg hunts and other community based activities.
The islands of Trinidad and Tobago offer similar experiences in the realm of entertainment and nightlife. Known for its incomparable nightlife scene, Trinidad offers clubs, fine dining restaurants and bars throughout the hit strip on Ariapita Avenue and across various places around the country.
In Tobago, sport bars and restaurants are already preparing to host stage shows and dance parties, featuring some of the top calypsonians and disc jockeys on the islands. Popular places to look out for when in Tobago are Shade Night Club in Bon Accord as well as Barcode in Scarborough. Many restaurants, bars, especially in the Crown Point area, offer a variety of nightly live entertainment, including pool halls, karaoke nights and variety shows with live music.
Home to the largest Carnival celebration in the Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago is the southernmost Caribbean nation located seven miles east off the Venezuelan coast. Ranked the happiest nation in the Caribbean by the United Nations’ World Happiness Report, in 2013 and 2015, the destination’s distinct and harmonious blend of cultures, eclectic cuisine and environmental treasures continue to attract travelers of all ages to its shores. Birthplace of the limbo and the world famous steelpan, the only acoustic instrument invented in the 20th century, as well as a diverse mix of monthly festivals and events, it’s little wonder that Trinidad is known as the ‘cultural capital of the Caribbean.’ Sister island Tobago offers a quintessential Caribbean vibe with secluded beaches, quaint villages, private villas and award-winning eco attractions. Tobago is home to the largest brain coral in the Western Hemisphere and the oldest protected reserve in the Western hemisphere, The Main Ridge Rainforest. Come and explore Trinidad and Tobago – the true Caribbean!
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