Beach tower with palm trees in Trinidad and Tobago 

As the birthplace of calypso, Trinidadians know how to party, while over in Tobago rest and relaxation is generally the order of the day. The archipelago state of Trinidad and Tobago is made up of the two main islands and a number of smaller islands. You can discover pirate history with a visit to Gasparee Island or drive the beautiful scenic routes of the islands, beach-hopping along the way.

Airports are located on both main islands. Tobago A.N.R International (TAB) is situated to the south west of the island and is only eight miles from the capital of Scarborough. There is an hourly bus service into Scarborough. The majority of the resorts and hotels are located within a 15-minute drive from the airport, making transfers simple and fast. Many hotels will offer a transfer service, but there are also plenty of taxis and car hire options. Hiring a car gives you the opportunity to experience the whole of the island at your leisure. On Tobago you can enjoy scenic coastal drives and the beautiful beaches found at every corner.

Most Trinidad and Tobago flights come into Piarco International Airport (POS) on Trinidad. The capital city Port of Spain can be reached in less than 30 minutes via hire car. A regular bus also takes visitors to the city.

Port of Spain is the place to be in carnival season, when the calypso and soca sounds which are native to this country can be heard. The capital is also overlooked by Fort George, which was built in 1804 and offers great views of the surrounding areas. Other highlights nearby include the Caroni Swamp and Maracas Bay. You can also go turtle watching at Matura Beach. Other places to visit include Pitch Lake, the world's largest deposit of asphalt and Galera Point, which is in the very east of the island.

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