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We will be in Port of Spain , Trinidad for the day in Feb , can anybody recommend something safe to do with two teenage girls aged 14 + 16 , have heard that it can be quite dangerous on this island , any help much appreciated

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We will be in Port of Spain , Trinidad for the day in Feb ,

Can anybody recommend something safe to do with two teenage girls aged 14 + 16

DON'T go walking around the inner city by yourselves, straight off the ship.:cool:

 

 

 

Take a ship's tour, or take your own DIY tour, preferably out to Maracas Bay.

 

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Ain't much for a trio of girls to be doing, in Port of Spain itself.

Get together with other folks and assemble a vanload of cruisers out to Maracas Bay!

 

You'll be there in about 45 mins. seeing some neat scenery on the way there.

 

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And when yuh reach,

tell Richard yuh want a Shark and Bake for Lunch!

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I am not sure that I would have a huge problem walking around in downtown Port of Spain during the day. As you move out of the city to the suburb of San Juan...not thanks, it was pretty much a ghetto. As the op has pointed out Maracas Beach is pretty nice and worth the trip to see it.

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My boss, originally from Grenada (and at least six feet tall - LOL), said he would never walk around the city, either on his own or with his cousin! Nuf' said for me. We're taking a tour:eek: but will definitely check out the beautiful beach and scenery! We will save money on other islands but will splurge on this one.

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Don't!!
Why not?

I'd suggest cruisers plan to spend about the same on most islands they visit.

 

Only one I'd spend more actual $$$ on, is St.Maarten

because of the shopportunities there, no other reason really.

 

But tour-wise I'd spend about equal dollars (all other things considered) :confused:

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HI

 

We will be in Port of Spain , Trinidad for the day in Feb , can anybody recommend something safe to do with two teenage girls aged 14 + 16 , have heard that it can be quite dangerous on this island , any help much appreciated

 

We lived in both Diego Martin and Trincity. I wouldn't recommend just walking around Port of Spain especially as a tourist. Go with a group. I lived there and safety in numbers was often our motto :)

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Hey, it's the same ole strategy for just about any other country you visit..

Avoid the city/cities -try to see the country, see the island.

 

 

Port of Spain is not Trinidad -it's just one city on that island.

The other fifteen-sixteenths of the island is really quite interesting and beautiful

but you have to get yourself outside that 2 mile radius of where your ship docks, in the crappiest part.

Sorry bout dat circumstance

 

That means $pending $ome money on a tour, $hocking though that may be to you 'rich cruisers'. :D

 

Port of Spain Trinidad is NOT a DIY(Do It Yourself) destination

-you need to come to terms with that reality. ;)

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