Port Of Spain - Post Report Question and Answers

What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

Liming, liming, liming! People love to drink here. They also like to get together for meals, dancing, and socializing. Sadly, Carnival 2021 was canceled and I can't see it happening in 2022 either. Covid, again, has really limited socializing as groups larger than 5 are not permitted. There are hashers here for those who like to run. - Aug 2021

T and T is a party nation. - Mar 2019

I don’t really socialize with the expat crowd, but I understand that evening and weekend get-togethers are common. There are several hiking/birding/general nature groups to join, but you’ll have to ask around to see which ones are in operation. (I recommend that people look into Road Trip TT.) - Apr 2017

DDI (down the islands), house BBQs, the beach. There is the American League and a couple of other clubs. - Aug 2016

bars - May 2016

Liming. Liming is the national past time of Trinidad & Tobago. Trinis love to drink, party and have a good time. Most limes involve pot luck food and copious amounts of rum, whiskey and beer! - Jun 2015

Bars, restaurants, embassy outings. - May 2015

Drinking and hanging out on street corners, something the locals call liming. - Aug 2014

"Liming" or sitting around drinking is popular. Every now and again there's a Soca concert. Carnival time (Feb) is when the city lights up. Going to the movies is pretty much the standard. - Dec 2013

Tons. - Oct 2012

Carnival events; private parties. - Feb 2011

Mostly private parties. - Jan 2011

Lots of social life. - May 2010

It's always possible to entertain at home. Just like in the states, you can go to the movies, gym, mall and restaurants. If you are in a senior ranking position at the embassy or local company, there are organized social events. If you are into clubbing, you'll have a good time here. If you are not into clubbing, this is not a fun place. - Nov 2009

Eating out, sailing, golf, tennis, running, movies, going to Tobago, club events, shopping, travelling to other islands, kids sports and school related events for the parent set, hiking, driving around the island in certain areas. - Mar 2008

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