Caribbean Tourism

Food & Drink

Excursions

Trinidad There are pleasant drives in the hills around with attractive views of city, sea, and mountains. Go up Lady Young Rd, about two miles from Savannah, to a lookout 563ft above sea level (not on a taxi route, but some cars take this route from the airport), by Lady Chancellor Rd to a look-out 600ft above sea level (not always safe, even by car) and to...

The South Coast

The South Coast On the coast is the fishing village of Moruga, which is reached by a fascinating drive through the Trinidad countryside. Every year around the middle of July they have an unusual celebration of Columbus’ 1498 landing on the beach. Fishing boats are decked out as caravels, complete with the red Maltese cross. Columbus, a priest and soldiers are met by...

San Fernando

San Fernando on the southwest coast is a busy, hot city, as yet not spoilt by tourism but spoilt by just about everything else and not especially attractive. An expressway connects Port of Spain with San Fernando, making it a 30-minute drive (one hour by taxi). In its neighbourhood are the principal industrial-development area of Point Lisas and the Pointe-...

The North Coast

North of Port of Spain is Maraval, just beyond which is the 18-hole St Andrews golf course at Moka (there is also a swimming pool, US$3 for non- members). The North Coast Rd branches left off Saddle Rd (which runs through Maraval back over the hills to meet the Eastern Main Rd at San Juan), leading to Maracas Bay, Las Cuevas and Blanchisseuse (see Beaches...

Chaguaramas

Midway along the Western Main Rd to Chaguaramas a road runs off to the north, through the residential area of Diego Martin. The Blue Basin waterfall and natural landmark, on the Diego Martin river, is off this road, about a five-minute walk along a path from the town. (If you do leave your car to visit the fall, leave nothing of value in it. You are also...

Places to Eat - Tobago

Around Store Bay and Crown Point There are a number of restaurants, many have tables outside near the beach. The Beach Bar has music all day on Sat, and a barbecue from 2000-2400, for US$17 per head for drinks and small portions of fish and chicken, poor value unless you drink a lot. Miss Jean’s, US$2 and less for all kind of ‘ting’, a full meal with drinks...

Places to eat - Trinidad

Port of Spain At the main hotels where you can expect to pay US$15 in a nice setting with imaginative menus, eg Tiki Village in the Kapok Hotel, T6226441. Serves good Polynesian and Chinese food, nice Chinese lunchtime buffet. The Hilton Sunday brunch buffet is good value at TT$66 plus 15% VAT and 10% service and use of pool, the food here is of an...

Food and Drink

Food A wide variety of European, American and traditional West Indian dishes (these include pork souse, black pudding, roast sucking pig, sancoche and callaloo stews, and many others) is served at hotels and guest houses. Some also specialize in Créole cooking. There is also, of course, a strong East Indian influence in the local cuisine and also lots of...