A dual island-nation, the islands are almost perfectly separated by their work-play attitudes. Trinidad is a thriving business center with an abundance of natural resources. In Tobago, where a majority of tourists flock, the laidback towns and unspoiled nature make the region popular for eco-tourism. Still, the island doesn’t have tourism high on its priority list with an already bustling economy, which is surprisingly refreshing. Though there are a number of beautiful resorts and plenty of activities to try, there is an attitude that visitors should mingle with locals without stuffiness and pretension.
For couples to marry, proof of address, identification cards (e.g. National ID card, Driver’s Permit or Passport) and permission to marry from immigration control are required. Divorce and death decrees are also required if applicable. For more information, check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Travelers outside of the US and Europe must have a valid passport. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
The official language is English, though natives also speak Creole.
The Trinidad and Tobago dollar is the official currency.
Climate & Beaches
Trinidad & Tobago has a pleasant maritime tropical climate, with average temperatures ranging from 78 degrees F to 93 degrees F. June through December is the rainy season, when frequent, intense showers occur.
With a number of beautiful bays with quiet and pristine Caribbean beaches, there’s much to explore in Trinidad and Tobago. Maracas Bay takes you through a scenic rainforest drive to get to its popular beach, which is excellent for fishing and sunbathing. Castara Bay is a local fishing village with untouched beaches far removed from the bustling tourist centers.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
Tobago is a popular eco-tourism destination with the island’s rainforest protected since the 18th century. Whether you want to explore the jungle for its hummingbird sanctuaries or kayak through the mangrove swamps or bike the island, there’s plenty here for outdoor adventurers. If you’re brave and a water lover, try swimming with sharks and manta rays along the coast. The islands also have fascinating and lively heritage celebrations, ranging from street poetry readings at the Tobago Heritage Festival to colorful, memorable street dancing at Carnival. Best yet, the celebrations are visitor-inclusive, so join in on the food, music, and fun.
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