Trinidad and Tobago Named Happiest Country in the Caribbean

The destination’s bourgeoning culinary scene, world renowned beaches and numerous festivals bring out the happiness in both locals and visitors alike.

trinidad tobago carnivalEver wonder why Trinis are so happy? Well, it’s not just because of Carnival and Callaloo. According to the World Happiness Report from the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network released on September 8th, the destination ranked highest in happiness in the Caribbean and 31st in the world. This isn’t surprising however. With its vibrant lifestyle, dynamic mix of culture, booming business center, strong government and, of course, Carnival, which is the largest cultural festival in the Caribbean, there’s no surprise that the dual-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago leads the way in happiness in the Caribbean.

According to the study there were six key variables factored into its conclusions: “Real GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, having someone to count on, perceived freedom to make life choices, freedom from corruption and generosity.”

The destination’s bourgeoning culinary scene and numerous festivals, combined with local steel pan music and world-renowned beaches, bring out the happiness in both locals and visitors alike. Whether sampling street food on “The Avenue” [Ariapita Avenue], moving to the music at cultural and food festivals, getting a taste of adventure in the mountains of Trinidador unwinding on Pigeon Point beach in Tobago, Trinbagonians have plenty of reasons to smile.

In addition, with 15 public holidays last year, Trinidad and Tobago is among the top ten countries in the world for the number of public holidays. Who wouldn’t want a few extra days off from work/school per year?

  • Bookstar

    As a Trini, this made me smile. : ) Tweeting!

  • They look great with the fun and enjoy life and great moments.

  • sm

    Some of this is true,, but i am a Ttini who lives abroad, went home on vacation and yes the people are happy with what ever little they have. Take a deeper look before articles like this is written

    • nicky_nickx

      umm wat little u speak of ???? if yure family or the people you assosaite yourself have little resources avialbe to them speak for yurself!!! most of the people that i know have almost everything dat countries like the us uk and canada have so umm u think before you write lmao…

  • avdhut

    that’ll make al the skullmen happy

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  • wilhelmina

    It’s only when you go out into the world you realize how good T&T is. We might not be perfect *coughscorruptpoliticianscoughs* but the country is really blessed

  • Very positive. Can’t wait to visit

  • nicky_nickx

    trini life sweet to bad….. 😀

  • Ah Trini

    Thanks for that! Positive news….I really need to take a break from the political stories, as entertaining as they may be.

  • UdonNo

    the only people in trinidad who are benefitting are the Syrians, Indians, and Chinese, –in that order!

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