Trinidad & Tobago Overview
Trinidad and Tobago is a country that consists of two islands in the West Indies. It lies in the Caribbean Sea, near the northeast coast of South America. Trinidad, the larger island, is 7 miles east of Venezuela.
Just a twenty-minute flight, Tobago is about 20 miles northeast of Trinidad. Tobago’s at 42km in length and barely 5km wide anything that happens on Tobago is bound to happen on either the beach or in the surrounding waters that shelter the largest brain coral in the world.
Trinidad and Tobago is the mysterious twins of the Caribbean. Lush rain forest, flooded mangroves, sparkling coral-white beaches and rich indigenous culture provide all the ingredients of a perfect tropical island.
Trinidad and Tobago has a hot, humid climate. Temperatures range from 64 °F (18 °C) to 92 °F (33 °C). The average annual temperature is 78 °F (26 °C) on Trinidad and slightly lower on Tobago. Annual rainfall ranges from about 50 inches on south-western Trinidad to more than 100 inches in the mountains of Tobago.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
POPULATION: 1.2 million
CURRENCY: Trinidad and Tobago Dollar
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 115V, 60Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a two pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: TT
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +868
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC -4
There is an underlying threat from terrorism. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by foreign travellers. You should be aware that there are high levels of violent crime, especially shootings and kidnappings. Foreigners have been victims of violent attacks, particularly in Tobago where law enforcement is weak.
Information provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK www.fco.gov.uk