6,000 rooms, 52% occupancy
The distinction should be made between laid-back Tobago and bustling Trinidad, which attracts a fair amount of business travelers. In Port of Spain, the Hyatt Regency, Carlton and Hilton provide a stylish retreat from a sometimes overbearing city.
In Tobago, Pigeon Point is one of the better beaches, with the nearby Coco Reef Resort, while guests houses compete with dive resorts at Speyside.
Bear in mind that rates soar and availability plummet in Carnival season around February.
For the ultimate retreat, the Kariwak Holistic Haven in Crown Point, Tobago, is a Canadian-run eco-resort meets Zen heaven. Wildlife-lovers, on the other hand, will love the Cuffie River Nature Reserve where the birdwatching is among Trinidad’s best.