LonelyPlanet.com’s Trinidad pages portray it as a place to be if you want to go beyond traditional Caribbean tourism and experience true Caribbean island culture. Sure there are high-priced tourist resorts on Trinidad, but avoid them; they’ll just remove you from the wonders of Trinidad’s multifaceted, multicultural society. Other-half Tobago, says Lonely Planet, is “the laidback pleasure center” while Trinidad has less of a tourist infrastructure but still offers more than enough fun for an independent traveler. GoTrinidadandTobago.com strongly suggests you visit during Carnival. Sounds like a great bet.