3 myths about Trinidad & Tobago that natives KNOW are false

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If you grew up in Trinidad & Tobago or are currently living there, you know that a lot of the assumptions people tend to make about this Caribbean nation are simply not true.

In fact if you are now living somewhere else, you probably find yourself regularly correcting people who make generalizations about your home country.

Here is 4 well-known myths about Trinidad & Tobago that are no entirely true: 

People here are OBSESSED with Carnival

Yes Carnival is as important in Trinidad & Tobago as it is in any other Caribbean country and yes we do look forward to festivities, but it is certainly not the be-all and end-all.

In fact, many locals like to take the time out from the madness and spend the holiday with friends and family.

As many tourists believe that Carnival is the best time to visit Trinidad & Tobago, this time can get chaotic in the major cities.

Maracas Bay is the only good beach in Trinidad

If you have ever been interested in visiting Trinidad & Tobago then you have probably heard Maracas Bay is THE beach to visit on the islands.

However, locals know if you’re willing to go a bit further afield you can find some of the cleanest, un-spoilt beaches in the world.

A popular amongst locals includes Las Cuevas or Cotton Bay on Tobago.

We ONLY do great street food

Trinidad is well known for its street food which is pretty good and locals will happily eat from breakfast right through to dinner.

From corn soup to a hearty double, street food is definitely a must-try for all visitors but there is a thriving dining scene on the islands that many do not realise even exists.

From more Americanised options to traditional restaurants, there is a wealth of new and experimental cuisine options which locals are embracing with open arms.

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