Have the Time of Your Life on Trinidad

Keeping up with the hours of operation will help travelers take care of business

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Whether you have important business to conduct or even attractions you don't want to miss, it's useful to know how long businesses stay open on Trinidad or Tobago.


There are four major banks that operate on both islands. These banks all keep the same schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Fridays. Banks on the island are generally not open for business on Saturdays and Sundays, but banking facilities in shopping malls and busier areas may stay open until 6:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.


Shopping is a major attraction to the both Trinidad and Tobago, and many vacationers enjoy taking advantage of great buys from all over the world. Travelers will find that the shops and bazaars on the islands have hours that can accommodate most vacationers' shopping needs. Most shops are open Monday through Saturday. On weekends, shops are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. Malls and some larger shops are open longer on the weekdays and all day on Saturdays.

Post Offices

Vacationers who want to send a post card or package will find the post offices on Trinidad and Tobago keep odd hours. Post offices are only open on the weekdays, so prepare your mail and parcels before the weekend. Offices are open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and they reopen at 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Tourist will find that they can take care of most of their business and pleasure priorities on Trinidad and Tobago at mostly convenient times.


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