Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, is a town complete with breathtaking views, vibrant nightlife, and eruptions of Trinidadian culture. During the day, it comes across as any other Caribbean district, boasting endless natural beauty as far as the eye can see. At night, however, the city is bursting with energy and unique spots to let loose. Saint James sits on the north-western coast of Trinidad, just a 15 minute drive from Hilton Trinidad Hotel and Conference Center. Sometimes referred to as the New Orleans of the Caribbean, a fun experience is practically guaranteed.
One of the best areas for sightseeing occurs on Western Main Road. Imagine driving along the coastal Caribbean Sea, taking detours for a dip in the beautiful crystal clear waters that St. James has to offer. Sink your toes into the powdery white sand and take a moment to absorb the paradise before you continue on your sightseeing voyage. Unwind with gorgeous harbor views, marinas, and yacht clubs that create the ideal setting for ultimate relaxation.
Once night falls and you simply lack the resources to continue working on your tan, continue down Western Main Road to encounter the countless bars and vendors, open late to ensure you’ll have time to properly indulge in Trinidadian nightlife. The bars are lively with locals, meaning you won’t be lured by tourist traps with overpriced sugary concoctions and you’ll have the opportunity to truly explore the local culture. Hop from bar to bar and experiment with local beers, dabble in authentic Caribbean rum, or enjoy the low-priced cocktails scattered throughout the area. All this set to a playlist of traditional Trinidadian music, accompanied by dancing, giving you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the artistic aspect of Trinidadian culture. Try out the locals’ moves as they sway along to the vibrant, upbeat music. After all, when traveling, do as the locals do!
Besides the bars, street vendors and local restaurants are open throughout the day as well as late at night. For a true experience of authentic Trinidadian food, street vendors are an absolute must. They offer all forms of delicious cuisine made fresh that simply cannot be found in upscale restaurants. Thanks to a large influx of Indian immigrants (and a smaller portion from China as well), you may find some unexpected delicacies among the options. Indulge in mouth-watering burgers, roti, dalphuri, goat, barbecue, local fresh veggies, and an endless array of potential choices.
After your meal, be sure to save room for dessert! Satisfy your sweet tooth with what is said to be the absolute best ice cream around. Highly acclaimed by locals and tourists alike, B&M Homemade Ice Cream Delights offers a variety of unique and fascinating flavors, made from scratch with fresh local ingredients. Some customer favorites include the coconut, Guinness, peanut, piña colada, guava, and soursop. The flavor is smooth, creamy, and delectable, unlike typical store-bought ice cream that simply doesn’t come within comparison! A visit to B&M’s is a simple must during your visit to the island.
A visit to St. James is only complete if you have properly submerged yourself in Trinidad’s beautiful culture. Food, nightlife, and scenery are an excellent place to start! Explore the Caribbean city that never sleeps both by relaxing all day and celebrating all night, making for the ideal tropical getaway.