Fetes, Limes, Mas and More – Celebrate Trinidad & Tobago’s 50th Anniversary of Independence

Port of Spain, Trinidad – This year, Trinidad and Tobago is celebrating an important milestone in the dual-nation’s history: 50 years of independence. As such, the islands are abuzz with steel band and military parades, community murals, sports history and icon exhibitions, and much more, now through December 31, 2012.

The official date of independence is August 31, but in true Trini-style, the fetes, limes (parties) and mas (masquerades) have already begun. Whether visiting for the first time or returning home for the festivities, now is the perfect time to plan a getaway and experience the culture, fashion, history, sports and tradition on display for the duration of 2012; and to help travelers find the best accommodations, hotels on the twin islands are offering special rates to visitors ready to join in on the celebrations.
 
In Trinidad:
 
The Carlton Savannah is offering an “Independence Day Getaway” for guests staying three consecutive nights between August 30 and September 2, 2012 a special rate of US$395 for the three nights, including breakfast for two. The Carlton Savannah is offering rooftop party at RISE, for some of the best views of the National Fireworks display along with drinks, live music and a tapas buffet. For more information, please visit www.thecarltonsavannah.com, email info@thecarltonsavannah.com or call 868-621-5000.
 
The Independence Package – Valid 30 August to 1 September 2012 – at The Coblentz Inn is offering guests a US$325 package that includes two night’s double occupancy accommodations, welcome mini bar, breakfast and nightly glass of wine with dinner. For more information, please visit www.coblentzinn.com, email coblentzinn@tstt.net.tt or call 868-621-0541.
 
The unique, upside down Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre, also celebrating its own 50th anniversary, is offering a special 50th Anniversary package that includes accommodations with a next room category upgrade (subject to availability), US$50 hotel credit, 10% discount on dinner at Pool Terrace Garden Restaurant, 10% discount at Gazebo Pool Bar, and 15% discount on select spa services. Rates start at US$159 per night, per room. Special requires a booking of 2-nights or more and is valid on stays through September 1, 2012 that are booked by August 29, 2012. For more information, please visit www.hiltoncaribbean.com or call 868-624-3211.
 
The Hyatt Regency Trinidad is offering guests the opportunity to truly relax with the Hyatt Free Time promotion, which includes Stay two nights and get the third night free, complimentary breakfast and late checkout. To book, request offer code FRTIME; offer valid through December 30, 2012. For more information, please visit www.trinidad.hyatt.com or call 868-623-2222.
 
In Tobago:
 
Stay seven nights at the luxurious Villas at Stonehaven and receive free airport transfers and a complimentary welcome basket. Rates start at US$275 per night, per villa. Offer valid through December 23, 2012. For more information, please visit www.stonehavenvillas.com, email stonehav@tstt.net.tt or call 868-639-0361.
 
The beautiful Coco Reef Resort & Spa is offering an exclusive, all-inclusive online promotion for a 5 day, 4 night package for US$2,700, based on double occupancy, which includes airport transfer, meals, alcoholic beverages, as well as complimentary water sports and tennis. Offer valid through December 20, 2012. For more information, please visit www.cocoreef.com, email cocoreef-tobago@trinidad.net, or call 868-639-8571
 
In honor of the 50th anniversary celebrations, Blue Waters Inn is offering a special rate to stay seven nights in a standard room, inclusive of breakfast & dinner for US$674 based on double room occupancy between August 1 and –December 19, 2012. For more information, please visit www.bluewatersinn.com, email bwi@bluewatersinn.com, or call 868-660-4341

The Bacolet Beach Club, a stylish retreat from any worries, is offering complimentary breakfast and a fourth night free, as well as a one day courtesy rental car for guests who book at least three nights, starting at US$190 per night, based on dual occupancy. Offer valid through December 15, 2012. For more information, visit www.bacoletbeachclub.com, email info@bacoletbeachclub.com, or call 868-639-2357

Celebrating the nation’s history and diversity, the 50th anniversary is officially taking place from August to December of 2012 and is honoring the nation’s fast, present and future with film screenings on nationhood and identity, an exhibition on the islands’ emancipation, parades, calypso festivals, free concerts and more. For more information and a calendar of events, please visit http://www.tnt50.gov.tt/ or www.goTrinidadandTobago.com.

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