Half of the tropical Caribbean paradise of Trinidad and Tobago belongs to Trinidad, an exciting vacation destination known for its carnival celebrations and its fun, festive atmosphere. Visitors from all over the world come to Trinidad every year to experience the world-class restaurants, unique music scene, and lively nightlife here. But Trinidad also offers an unforgettable vacation experience for nature lovers. This place is home to miles of preserved rainforest ecosystems, reef and marine habitats, and protected bird sanctuaries. Come here to trek the mountain trails to breathtaking ocean overlooks and stunning waterfalls. Snorkel and scuba dive in sheltered coves that offer a home to rare sea turtles and stingrays. And enjoy it all while staying in your own private vacation rental. Luxury vacation rentals in Trinidad are often less expensive than hotels and can offer the space you need to store your outdoor equipment and beach gear.
Wake up in the morning in your own beautiful beach condo and watch the sun rise over the ocean from your private balcony. Enjoy breakfast in your gourmet kitchen and then head downtown to explore the busy side streets. Spend the day on the beach, a golf course, hiking the mountain trails, or relaxing in a world class Trinidad spa. Then come home at night to your cabin or villa and host dinner for your family and friends.
Here are a few additional suggestions for your trip:
-Visit the Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust: This protected bird sanctuary offers a home to several rare species of resident and migratory water birds, including the Scarlet Ibis, Trinidad's national bird.
-Visit the Mount St. Benedict Monastery: This peaceful mountain monastery offers tranquility, seclusion, and breathtaking views.
-Visit the Asa Wright Nature Center: Located deep in the heart of the Trinidad rainforest, this nature center is dedicated to wilderness preservation and public education.
-Visit the La Brea Pitch Lake: This 100 acre lake is largest of its kind in the world. The lake is a geological rarity that produces and releases asphalt from its depths.
-Explore the Nariva Swamp: Another natural marvel of the island, this swamp is a diverse ecosystem teeming with rare birds and wildlife.
-Go snorkeling in Pigeon Point Bay: Go snorkeling and scuba diving off the shores of this popular beach and see colorful fish, sea stars, and stingrays.
No matter what time of the year you plan your visit to Trinidad, you'll never run out of exciting things to do. You'll also have no trouble finding the perfect luxury condo or private ocean villa within easy reach of your favorite activities. While you're visiting Trinidad, schedule time to explore Tobago as well, and be sure to visit other Caribbean destinations like Nevis and St. Kitts.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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