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Trinidad Attractions and Local guide

Turquoise waves rolling into a rugged shore, rolling hillsides, and striking architecture create a scenic backdrop inviting the eye to gaze in wonder. Welcome to Trinidad, a Caribbean jewel brimming with rich history and a diverse collection of intriguing culture. Stay with us at the Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre, where luxury and style go hand-in-hand. Just 10 minutes from the city, 45 minutes from the International Airport and many of the most popular attractions, our hotel is the ideal retreat after a day of exploring the island.

Things to do

Royal Botanical Gardens

Discover a variety of botanical species – tropical and subtropical trees from South America, Burma, and India, as you stroll though 38 acres of lovely gardens.

Queen’s Park Savannah

The site of the world-famous Trinidad Carnival, this former sugar plantation is nearly 162 acres. It’s also the home of several other cultural events and international concerts.

Fort George

This British Fort was constructed in 1804 to guard the Port of Spain. Visitors can see some of the original cannons and lookout stations and enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the city.

Emperor Valley Zoo

See more than 2,000 animals at Trinidad & Tobago’s most renowned zoo. Over 200 different species are represented here.

Caroni Bird Sanctuary

The perfect outing for those who love nature, this beautiful sanctuary is the protected roosting site to the National bird of Trinidad, the Scarlet Ibis.

Maracas Beach

Golden sands, awesome surf and misty mountains in the background, Maracas Beach is the ideal place to spend an afternoon while in Trinidad.

Carnival

While in Trinidad be sure to catch this incredible event that takes place each year on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. The Trinidad & Tobago Carnival is famous for its spectacle and is regarded as the greatest show on earth! Celebrations include music, lively and colorful parades, masqueraders, stick fighting, limbo competitions, and much more.

Transportation

Just 17 miles  (or 27 km ) from the Piarco International Airport, there are a variety of options for transportation to and from the hotel and the surrounding areas.

Currency

The official currency of Trinidad is the Trinidad and Tobago dollar. Each dollar is divided into 100 cents and there are currently two sets of notes in circulation.

Climate

Northeast trade winds and a tropical geographical location give Trinidad its wonderfully pleasant climate. The average temperature throughout the year is 78 degrees Fahrenheit, and while the rainy season takes place from June through December, the rainfall is characterized by short showers.