The islands of Trinidad & Tobago were first discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1498 after he found islands populated by Amerindian Caribs and Arawaks who arrived from South America. The Islands have taken up by Spain, Holland, France and the UK until gaining independence and becoming the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in 1976.
Trinidad is the larger of the 2 islands which hold the centre of industry and commerce. Both Islands are popular for tourism, especially Tobago. There are Art Galleries, Museums, Carnivals, Rainforests and a wide choice of restaurants with very interesting cuisine. There is excellent Marine Life to explore for divers and Snorkellors on the North Coast of Tobago, which has some of the Caribbean's most beautiful coast.
Tobago is known internationally as the Jewel of the Caribbean, pristine beaches, turquoise waters, local arts, music and influential traces of African, Caribbean and European cultures. There is sunshine every day throughout the summer rainy season from June to December. High season begins in November and ends in April. Many artists live in Trinidad and Tobago and you can spend days visiting their galleries.