Although grouped together by name, these two islands really are very different in nature. Trinidad is the rather more unattractive of the two, thanks largely to a number of oil refineries and dour industrial estates. Tobago, on the other hand, is adorned with white sandy beaches and palm trees, and it offers diving, swimming and hiking opportunities aplenty.
Along with these two main islands, a handful of other small islands make up Trinidad and Tobago, which has a population of 1.36 million. It is located right at the base of the Caribbean, a mere 750 km (470 miles) from Venezuela in South America.