Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
This southernmost Caribbean island is dynamic. It is said to be the birthplace of calypso, the steel band and the limbo. Festive shows are popular in the evenings. Trinidad also boasts a magnificent landscape and exotic wildlife. Tourists will want to visit the Caroni Bird Sanctuary, the Asa Wright Nature Centre, the Royal Botanic Gardens and a sugar or coconut plantation. Tobago, this small island just off the northeastern coast of Trinidad is an eco-destination. Dive excursions to Buccoo Reef are popular, and an island tour highlights the capital city and the town of Plymouth, where visitors wonder at a famed 18th-century tombstone inscribed with a mysterious riddle. A special expedition to Little Tobago Cay's 450-acre bird sanctuary can sometimes be arranged with the dedicated birders at Speyside.