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View Poll Results: Which would you rather visit?
Jamaica 15 39.47%
Trinidad and Toboga 23 60.53%
Voters: 38. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-16-2012, 01:35 AM
 
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Which would you rather visit?

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Old 02-16-2012, 09:45 AM
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T&T is not really known as a tourist destination, especially when compared to Jamaica; so this poll doesn't seem to be quite 'fair'. Maybe comparing Jamaica to other hot destinations like Puerto Rico, Barbados, Dominican Republic, even Cuba; would had been better.

Then again, this is City-Data. lol
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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Trini all the way!! If you are a culture vulture, I doubt there is a more interesting country in the Caribbean. If you are into resorts, and just want to chill and party, it barely matters where you go in the Caribbean (not that I'm condemning chilling and partying).

Trinidad, btw, is much more interesting than Tobago, Trinidad doesn't even need tourism!
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:36 AM
 
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If you are into resorts, and just want to chill and party, it barely matters where you go in the Caribbean (not that I'm condemning chilling and partying).
Agree on this part, if you are stuck in an All Inclusive resort, you might as well choose the cheaper option wherever you go, you are not going to get any real cultural experience and will probably meet more Americans, Canadians and Europeans than actual locals.

I personally can't choose. I am from Jamaican so I love home, but my wife is from Trinidad and I have spent alot of time on the Island because of that. Both are diverse interesting distinct cultures with amazing history and music along with excellent cuisine.

I do have to admit though, people who travel to Trinidad are probably more likely to be the type of traveler that wants to actually experience the culture over tourists to Jamaica. Trinidad is alot less commercialized than Jamaica and you are forced to interact with the local culture, unlike Jamaica where you have to option to segregate yourself in one of the many resorts. It is a shame people do not take the time to experience the "real" Jamaica when they visit.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:23 PM
 
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Trinidad is not a tourist destination. I've heard stories of people finding it almost impossible to book a hotel during the carnival season.


Jamaica is better. It's bigger and safer. Trinidad has become violent in the past few years.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:36 PM
 
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Trinidad is not a tourist destination. I've heard stories of people finding it almost impossible to book a hotel during the carnival season.
Trini Carnival = One of the best times you will have in your life.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:42 PM
 
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Trini Carnival = One of the best times you will have in your life.

That's what I heard. But it's very hard to get down there if you have no family or friends willing to accommodate your visit if you didn't book a room a year in advance.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:45 PM
 
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That's what I heard. But it's very hard to get down there if you have no family or friends willing to accommodate your visit if you didn't book a room a year in advance.
Agree, you need to start planning immediately after Carnival ends the previous year.
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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Been to both a few times... I'd say Jamaica solely because of safety. Hard to say without knowing what you're looking for though.

To be fair though, in Jamaica I stayed at a resort (safer environment)... in T&T, I was with distant in laws.

A little late for this year, but another place to party for Carnavales (without having to worry too much about violence)-- Las Tablas, Panama! It's a great time!

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Old 07-23-2012, 01:49 PM
 
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Depends...

T&T for cultural diversity & experience, and it is a little bit safer. The cultural experience will be different from rest of the Caribbean. The crime has certainly risen, but there have been inaccurate reports about the crime rate. The crime rate is actually still slightly lower than Jamaica, USVI and one or two other islands if one reads the UN report on crime for the region.

Jamaica for the beaches and resorts. Further, if one wants to experience a well-known culture of the Caribbean, then JA would be the choice. Crime, though actually higher than Trinidad, is generally confined to certain areas.
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