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Nature + Ecotourism
A nature-lover's paradise, this 12,000-acre, ecologically diverse wetland lies just south of Port of Spain and shelters more than 100 species of birds, including the brilliant Scarlet Ibis, Trinidad's national bird. Guided boat tours are available.
Asa Wright Nature Centre
Experience the towering 100-foot canopy of a tropical rainforest in the island's northern mountain range. This reclaimed plantation offers bird-watchers a close-up view of squirrel cuckoos, toucans, parrots, and several species of hummingbirds.
The largest natural deposit of asphalt in the world, Pitch Lake in southwest Trinidad measures about 100 acres and 250 feet deep. Walk on the surface and bathe in the sulfuric rainwater that gathers in pools. Guided tours are available.
Nearby Tobago—reached by fast ferry in 2 1/2 hours (or 20 minutes by plane from Piarco International Airport)—boasts wide beaches and excellent sites for snorkeling and diving. Along with multiple coral colonies, the surrounding waters include three wrecks that house rays, turtles, sharks, and tropical fish.
Museums + Attractions
Royal Botanic Gardens / Emperor Valley Zoo
Founded in 1818, the 60-acre Royal Botanic Gardens is one of the oldest continuously operating gardens in the Caribbean. The adjacent seven-acre Emperor Valley Zoo features small mammals, large cats, a reptile house, aquariums, primates, and more.
House of Angostura
Tour the distillery that produces world-renowned Angostura Bitters and a variety of rums. The museum displays personal effects and chemical instruments from Angostura's originator, plus a large collection of colorful regional butterflies.
National Museum and Art Gallery
Explore Trinidad's geology, ties to the petrochemical industry, and exuberant culture of Carnival. The museum also houses paintings by renowned Trinidadian painter Michel-Jean Cazabon.
East Indian Experience
Trinidad's South Asian population is evident in the many Hindu temples and mosques on the island. Must-see landmarks include the birthplace of Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul, the Temple in the Sea, and an 85-foot statue of Hindu god Lord Hanuman.
The well-developed Northwest Peninsula lies a short drive from Port of Spain, with scenic beaches framed by green mountains. Enjoy all manner of sports, including kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, hiking, and golf, or visit a nearby offshore island.
Drive about an hour north over the mountains to the Blanchisseuse area. Celebrated beaches include the tranquil half-moon of Maracas Bay and Marianne Beach, a broad stretch of sand with a freshwater lagoon.
Surfers flock to Trinidad's eastern coast, where the convergence of Caribbean and Atlantic currents creates powerful waves. Explore ruggedly beautiful coves including Balandra Bay, Mayaro Bay, Saline Bay, Salybia Bay, and Manzanilla Bay.
This less-traveled area includes quiet beaches, snorkeling, and a view of the Venezuelan mainland.
Sushi Making Demonstration
Learn from some of the best sushi chefs in Trinidad and see for yourself how to make one of our exciting sushi rolls. This is available to registered hotel guests only at an additional cost. Try what you've learnt at home for family and friends and of course, samples are also included on site. Meet us at the sushi bar at 2:00 p.m.
Pizza Making Class for Kids
With the Local Hyatt Nights package, kids can also have more fun with our culinary experts. At 12:30 p.m. Monday to Friday,, our chefs will teach the children how to make a pizza. Ingredients will be provided and the kids can make their own pizza with toppings of their choice. It will then be taken to the oven to bake and once finished, brought back so the kids can taste their own creations.
Family Movie Night on the Waterfront
Every night at 7:00 p.m. family movie night is a must. Enjoy the ambiance of the waterfront while eating popcorn and watching one of your favorite movies.