If you cruise here in February, don’t miss Trinidad’s Carnival, described as “the greatest show on earth”, with pulsating music, spectacular costumes and a euphoric atmosphere that defies description. Everyone is invited, so bring your dancing shoes and join the party! Then head over to tranquil Tobago to relax and enjoy its unspoilt, pale pink sands and azure seas. — Fiona Maureso, Charter Broker
The two sister islands, which birthed the classically Caribbean steel drum sounds of calypso and saco, each boast unique qualities. Both, however, have strong ties to the United Kingdom, but African, Indian, Chinese and French influences can be found ashore. These island nations are notably industrialized and quite modern for their Caribbean location, but both maintained their pristine island beauty for you to enjoy during a Trinidad and Tobago yacht charter.
A signature of these islands is Carnival. Originally brought by French settlers, it has been adapted to its current form. Held the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday in the Christian calendar, this celebration is widely associated with calypso and soca music. Individuals dress in costume and parade the streets dancing and playing music. The atmosphere is festive and the party can last into the wee hours.
When the celebrations end, Trinidad has much to offer. Port of Spain, the island’s capital, is ripe with activity. There is an array of culture busting to life here, as cathedrals, temples and mosques stand side-by-side showcasing the true melting-pot nature of this island. Trinidad also is host to a myriad of beautiful beaches. Along the north coast of the island, you will find powdery, driven sand with sparkling azure waters that provide a stunning backdrop for relaxation during a Trinidad & Tobago yacht charter.
Smaller and less intense, Tobago is home to many treasures as well. The craggy landscape of the north is due to volcanic origin, while the southern setting is more flat and made of coralline limestone. The lush, tropical rainforest of Tobago is disposed for exploration during a Trinidad and Tobago yacht charter. Golf is a popular pastime on Tobago, which features two well-known courses, Mount Irvine Hotel Golf Course and Magdalena Grand Hotel and Golf Club.
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