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About Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago, located off the coast of Venezuela, are the southernmost of the Caribbean islands.
Christopher Columbus landed on
Trinidad during his third voyage, on 31st July, 1498.
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The island of the Arawaks and Caribs was then colonised by Spain.
The indigenous population soon disappeared, and slaves from Africa
were captured to replace them on the plantations.
After successive raids by the Dutch and French, during the 17th
century, the island fell to the British in 1797, and was finally ceded to them following
the Treaty of Amiens, in 1802.
Tobago was also ceded to Britain at the end of the Napoleonic Wars.
After slavery was abolished in 1833, the British imported more than
150,000 Muslim and Hindu Indian guest-workers, between 1845 and 1917.
Trinidad and Tobago became an independent state in the Commonwealth of
Nations on August 31, 1962.
In April 1970 Trinidad suffered serious rioting and a mutiny by part
of the army. The state of emergency was finally ended in June 1972.
The capital is situated on the island of Trinidad.
When the Spanish settled in the area in 1595, they renamed the Native
American village of Conquerabia to Puerto de Espana.
Then the British Anglicised it to Port of Spain when they took control
of the island in 1797.
Carnival in Trinidad is always a special time, although rooms fill up
quickly. Mas and Calypso go together like rum and coconut.
Things to see in Port of Spain
The Royal Botanical Gardens; the National Archives; the National
Museum and Art Gallery, an Anglican cathedral (1816-1823); and a Roman Catholic cathedral.
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Beach by Rex Resorts Hotel is directly on a mile-long sandy beach at Great Courland
Bay, on the north-west coast of Tobago. The beach is regularly visited by nesting
Leatherback turtles, usually between March and July, who turn the beach into home to lay
their eggs. The hotel is 7 miles from Tobago`s capital Scarborough and 2 miles from the
Mount Irvine golf course.
Pigeon Point has one and a half kilometres of tourist brochure white sand, but you might
prefer one of the smaller bays.
View the beaches on the map, and click to where you want to go.
Carnival is not a parade. You dont just stand on the side and watch it go by. You
see it, hear it, smell it, taste it, breathe it and live it - and here you can read it.
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