Discover the 3 Hottest Spots to Live in Trinidad and Tobago

Are you wondering what it would be like to live in the sun-drenched Caribbean?  Do you want your new tropical home to have the “beach vacation” vibe without the throngs of tourists?  Nestled in the southernmost part of the Caribbean Sea are the islands of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. These picturesque islands are not as well-known as Jamaica and the Bahamas, but they offer the appeal of a relaxed island atmosphere with the right amount of contemporary amenities.

Beach at Pigeon Point, Tobago

By Kp93 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

Rich in the oil-industry, Trinidad and Tobago have excellent employment opportunities for those looking to relocate to the region. And of course, you can’t forget about the main reason to move to a tropical island! Trinidad and Tobago offers an abundance of natural elements including unspoiled beaches, magnificent waterfalls, abundant rainforests and dazzling coral reefs. So where are the best areas to set up residence? The three main communities, San Fernando, Port of Spain and Scarborough, each have something to offer.

San Fernando

San Fernando, Trinidad from Vistabella hill

By Christianwelsh at Wikimedia Commons

As the second largest city in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, San Fernando is overflowing with a mix of natural beauty and modern conveniences. Someone who is wanting to move to a place where they can have the best of both worlds will find just what they are looking for in San Fernando!  Nature lovers will feel right at home spending their free time hiking up San Fernando Hill or visiting the mud volcanos at Devil’s Woodyard. While visiting downtown, you will experience the modern flair of shopping malls, restaurants and the promenade where you can enjoy open-air entertainment. Being the trade center of the southern half of Trinidad, San Fernando offers plenty of variety in the job and real estate markets.

Port of Spain

Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago

Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago

Port of Spain is the largest city in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.  In this capital city of Trinidad, families will find international schools, private healthcare facilities and an ample amount of entertainment for the whole family.  For those who are more free-spirited, the Port of Spain is known for its spectacular nightlife including the annual star-studded Carnival. As the name states, Port of Spain is the central location for imports and exports of goods to the area and is brimming with employment opportunities in Trinidad and Tobago. As the largest community of international residents, there is a wealth of cultural diversity but also a sense of unity that helps newcomers feel comfortable.


View of Scarborough in Tobago

View of Scarborough in Tobago

Scarborough is the capital city of the smaller island of Tobago.  A shipping port, Scarborough is dotted with historical landmarks, lined with quaint shops and features many stunning facets of nature such as a lush botanical garden and the crystal clear waters of Buckley Bay.  While many cruise ships bring tourists to visit the port at Scarborough, it has kept its small town feel. Although smaller than the cities of San Fernando and Port of Spain, the town has adapted to include up-to-date services to aid in a comfortable lifestyle for its residents. Scarborough is the perfect place for someone who wants the slower pace of island life without having to give up modern conveniences.

We know Trinidad and Tobago has a lot more to offer as a place of residence so share in the comment section where in Trinidad and Tobago you would you like to call home.

If you are looking for a home, then please visit our classifieds section where you can find houses for sale in Trinidad and Tobago.

Leave a Comment:

Your email address will not be published.

Find us on Facebook

Our Latest Blog Post

4 Tips to Help You Find a Job in Jamaica

Searching for a job is tough work.  You may have the training and experience required to find a job in your field, but sometimes that is just not enough. A lot of times... Read more