"Nature Lover's Paradise" Top 5 Page for this destination Trinidad and Tobago by kyoub

Trinidad and Tobago Travel Guide: 788 reviews and 1,397 photos


When Columbus discovered Tobago, he called it Bellaforma. The island has changed hands many times since then. The Dutch had it - the French claimed it - the Kings of Poland and Sweden wanted it - The British captured it - an American squadron tried to take it - ceded to France - recaptured by the British now, united with Trinidad...

Tobago is a delightfully relaxed island with excellent birdwatching and nature.This is a picture of a Copper-rumped Hummingbird. It was taken in the gardens at the Blue Waters Inn near Speyside.

Blue-grey Tanager

These little birds are a common resident of Trinidad and Tobago.
In Tobago they are called "Bluebirds". The real name is Blue-grey Tanager.
A restless, noisy and excitable species, usually found in pairs.
They are not shy of humans and breed in gardens and near houses.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nature abounds
  • Cons:Locals trying to sell you something
  • In a nutshell:A birders dream come true
  • Last visit to Trinidad and Tobago: Nov 1997
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    Kay, Trinidad & Tobago sounds like a birders paradise (and for bats too)! Great tips on the variety of accomodations and restaurants you tried on the islands. I had to laugh at your Warnings littering sign tip!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2007 at 7:09 AM

    Loved the Miss Jeans Restaurant. The Cotton House sounds wonderful. All the Bays you visited are magnificent. Pumpkin Soup sounds yummy! Beautiful sculptures. Great tips on hotels. Terrific place for birding, Kay.

  • Zarasher's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2007 at 1:07 PM

    Great tips! I love goat!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2007 at 3:02 PM

    Great coverage. Fantastic secluded beaches, wildlife, great scenery and the world's finest carnival make me want to visit these islands now.

  • zlatiq's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2006 at 1:20 PM

    nice page...i'd love to go and experience it all myself...someday, someday:)thanks

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2006 at 7:56 AM

    Great pictures of the bats! Sounds like a lovely place to go!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2005 at 4:06 AM

    Another awesome destination Kay. Trinidad and Tobago is definitely exotic. Wonderful bird photos.

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2005 at 12:22 PM

    Sounds like just the place i would like to be right now instead of cuddling the radiator like im doing now LOL

  • globerover's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2005 at 2:17 PM

    that is a really exotic place, one that I hardly ever will be able to visit, so a virtual tour with the help of your pics and tips at least somehow made up for what I shall miss ... $1 fine or 6 months imprisonment, now that IS a difficult choice!

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2005 at 3:59 AM

    Great page Kay! Like the photo you captured of your driver drinking & the cremation. Sounds a wonderful destination, (~_~)


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