Port Of Spain - Post Report Question and Answers

What are the particular advantages of living in this city?

It's close to the US and beaches are only 30 minutes away. - Aug 2021

Weather, kids happy, you can get a nice tan, people are generally nice, it's a bit of America lite, really like how multi ethnic and multi cultural it is. - Mar 2019

The chocolate, the food, and an affordable Carnival experience (living here, you will save a lot of money that visitors will be forced to spend on flights and hotel rooms). For those who are adventurous, it's easy to get to Suriname and Guyana from here. - Apr 2017

The weather, if you like summertime, is nice. - Aug 2016

Not many. There is a limited amount of things to do. If you love birds, I suppose this might be ideal for you. Customer service is deplorable and the attitude is horrible. It grinds you down. - May 2016

Trinidad and Tobago is a very unique country in every aspect. It is not your typical Caribbean island beach paradise. However the lack of accesible beaches is made up for by the plethora of outdoor and eco-centric activities that you can participate in. If you are motivated, there is golfing, boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, road cycling, hashing, birding and a vibrant restuarant scene. Overall Trinidadians are very friendly people and take great pride in their homeland. - Jun 2015

The special advantages are the weather and the nice locals. It is a simple life but it can get boring at times - May 2015

Not much. Other than the occassional trip to the beach, a one time trip to see the turtles, there is simply not much to do. Dining out is prohibitively expensive. The cinema is at the U.S. standard. Most people spend their time searching for something to do. In the end, most look forward to their departure. I haven't met anyone who has ever looked back. No repeat tours here. In 2012 about a third of the officers departed prematurely. - Aug 2014

The weather is the biggest advantage in Port of Spain. Dry season runs Jan-May and rainy season from Jun-Dec. Temperatures run 85-95F all year, the only difference is whether it rains or not. There's no touring here, you can do every tourist destination in a full weekend. The culture is problematic coming from a first world country, be prepared for lousy customer service with a touch of attitude. In fairness, it's not everyone but in honesty you'll have poor customer service in about 80% of anywhere you spend your money. You will not save money here, the prices are equal if not more than in Canada or the U.S. If you but street food like "Doubles," you can save or when you buy street market fruits then maybe. Keep in mind once a Trini hears your non-Trini accent, the price goes up. - Dec 2013

Trini culture is amazing. It's an amalgamation of so many different cultures. Visit 5,000-year-old Amer-Indian sites, underwater archaeological sites, world class bird watching (over 400 species visit TT). - Oct 2012

This is an easy place to live - not so very different from southern Florida. The weather is fabulous. Trinis are fun-loving. Carnival, beaches, music. Tobago is just a 15 minute and $50 roundtrip flight away. - Feb 2011

Culture, Music, Carnival - Jan 2011

The culture, the food, the people, the weather, my boy friend being in my country with me, meeting the expat community. - May 2010

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