Here is a little practical information about the destination to help with your planning, but please do contact us with any questions that you might have.
Port of Spain is the capital of Trinidad and Scarborough is the capital of Tobago. The official language is English.
Although not compulsory, it is advisable to make sure that your inoculations, particularly tetanus is up to date and sometimes a vaccination for Hepatitis A is also advised. Some doctors and websites also recommend an inoculation against yellow fever for those travelling to Trinidad. No treatment is required to prevent malaria, but mosquitoes can carry dengue fever and other diseases, so it is advisable to use insect repellent as a precaution. Always consult your own doctor’s surgery for up to the minute advice.
No visas are required for UK, US, Canada or European passport holders but your passport must be valid for 6 months.
The Trinidad & Tobago dollar is tied to the US dollar and the rate against the Pound Sterling fluctuates accordingly. At the moment the exchange rate is approximately TT $8.00 to the Pound.
Trinidad & Tobago is a year round destination and lies beneath the hurricane belt. The dry season is usually from December to May and the rainy season from June to November. Temperatures are nearly constant all year round averaging 29C/84F during the day and 23C/74F at night.
There are direct flights to Trinidad with BA from London Gatwick five days a week. Both BA and Virgin also fly to Tobago from London Gatwick and Thomas Cook flies to Tobago from Manchester. There are also many flights available from various US airports and from Germany.