Trinidad is listed under USA TODAY’s Best Caribbean Spring Break Islands!
"In an infrequent twist of the Christian Liturgical Calendar, this year Carnival overlaps the beginning of spring break. Easter will be "late" this year, and so Carnival, which ends on Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) before Ash Wednesday, is late, too. If you’re down for a really big party, Trinidad’s Carnival is the region’s biggest blowout.
The festivities started just after Christmas and continue until March 4. The Panorama steel pan band competition takes place on Saturday, March 1, the costume competition to determine the queen and king on Sunday, then the street dancing takes over Monday. The phrase, “and the crowd goes wild” could easily have been coined right here: Calypso competitions, soca performances and parades where the costumes can weigh 50 pounds or more — spectacle just barely begins to describe it. Some of the dancers make the wet T-shirt contest at Señor Frogs look like a fashion show for missionaries.”