Alibaba's Sea Breeze Apartments
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Alibaba's Sea Breeze Apartments

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#2 of 4 apartments in Castara
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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Alibabas Sea Breeze is located in Castara at the Caribbean Coast of the island. About an hour from the airport with stunning views from the balconies, a few steps distance to the beach, hot water showers, fully equipped kitchens, back support king size beds with mosquito nets, big fridges to always enjoy a cold drink or do some cooking with the fresh produce and fish you can buy in the village and also a restaurant close by.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Beach
Snorkelling
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
Laundry service
Room features
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Room types
Ocean view
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, German

Location

Depot Road, Castara Tobago
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 70 out of 100
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Tobago Airport
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millgood0 wrote a review Feb 2020
Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom41 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 14 nights, having not been to Tobago before but having been to other West Indian Islands. Ali picked us up from the airport and we stopped at supermarket en route. The apartment is clean and well equipped. The bed was a superking and very comfortable. There is no air conditioning but we found the ceiling fans in kitchen and bedroom to be absolutely adequate. The noise of the sea lulled us to sleep. Stephanie could not have been more helpful. There was a power cut when we were there but Stephanie/Ali provided candles for us so no problem.

I would recommend this place for anyone wanting a no frills, comfortable place to stay. Beautiful views from the balcony. Very near The Boathouse which we recommend for food and drink.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Stingray is the best view I think
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Bob N Chris wrote a review Apr 2023
Nepean, Canada26 contributions4 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Highly recommend Sea Breeze self catered apartments Brian and Stephanie are a team that offer you a full range of tours, services and anything else you need, they are onsite and very happy to help. They were our go between for our beach wedding being helpful with developing contacts which are friends for life. Being a self catered apartment overlooking small bay beach, you can be as busy or laid back as you want, apartments are equipped with everything you need just short of the grocery’s so yes come visit Brian and Stephanie here in Castara you will not be disappointed
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We bought a power water pump for 5 gal. Jugs, water is drinkable and good for coffee and cooking...
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Alex J Whiskey wrote a review Dec 2021
Parlatuvier, Tobago10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The view is amazing, the accommodation was prestige and Stephanie was very accommodating with our needs. The sound of the ocean is very soothing for the soul, grab a book from the in-house library, and put your feet up and relax. I highly recommend Ali Baba’s Sea Breeze apartments for a lush tropical, piece of mind getaway stay.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Per R wrote a review Mar 2020
Gothenburg, Sweden9 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Best location in Castara. Almost on the beach and just some steps to best beach bar & restuarant in a quite corner above the snorkeling reef.
The place has charm and "german" high quality and service.
No problem without AC thanks to sea-breeze and good fans.
A few other restaurants around with great food.
We made a full day snorkeling tour - great experience!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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David and Jane S wrote a review Mar 2022
Fletching, United Kingdom12 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had yet again a lovely relaxing time at Seabreeze. Right above the beach with lovely views from the balcony and excellent facilities. Watching the sunset each evening and listening to the sea, it's the perfect place to relax. Stephcwas her usual cheerful and helpful self.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Per U wrote a review Jan 2023
Skien, Norway616 contributions285 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A location made out of heaven. Amazing sights from veranda. Nice apartments with all you need for self catering. Good wifi when weather is ok. Beautiful beach with everyday show of stingrays swimming with you. Good snorkelking all over the beach. It is a ten minutes steep walk up and then down to main village and super market. Local restaurant with drumners every wednesday at the beach below. Stephanie is very attentive and helpful. Highly recomnended apartments.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The turtle room was in a very good condition.
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brilandhen wrote a review Mar 2023
London, United Kingdom67 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A really pleasant one bedroom apartment with the most comfortable bed I've slept o apart from our own. Whilst not brand-new ( apart from the microwave) everything in the kitchen worked well, and was scrupulosity clean.Sitting on the balcony with a terrific view of the beaches and across the bay. And the motmot in the morning was a favorite activity. Lovely birding walk with Ali. Great value for money and lovely hosts
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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donald1995 wrote a review Dec 2020
Port of Spain, Trinidad5 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent two nights in the stingray apartment, beautiful view and a nice & friendly property owner. There was no AC if you are expecting that but you don’t need it the sea breeZe keeps you cool. Nice place to stay in Castara and we will be returning sometime in the future.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ears4me wrote a review Jul 2014
Queens, New York, United States34 contributions18 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My boyfriend and I had the pleasure to staying with Alibaba in Jan 2014, the room is great and the view is even better. Walking up to birds, lizards and the sound of the waves was spectacular. The room was comfortable and clean and the kitchen is stocked with everything a self catering traveler needs. We were picked up on time by the driver, can't remember his name but was friendly and answered all of our questions about Tobago. We were taken to the grocery store to get our supplies for the week. The journey to Sea Breeze is about 45 min and the trip was great. Our driver stopped at the top of the hill so we could take pictures before descending into Castara. What a fantastic fishing village! We had such a great time and explored the town and had lunch at Marguerites, I tried goat for the first time and loved it. Our favorite place to "lime" was the Coffee Shop which is a short walk from the room. They had steel band one night and bbq which was reasonably priced. We took a boat ride/fishing trip with one of the brothers from the Coffee Shop and the boat driver Look Up who is a talented boat driver. We caught some fish and Look Up cleaned them for us before we departed the boat. It was a great day! Our experience in Castara was so relaxing, we read on the deck every morning with multiple pots of coffee feeding and watching the wildlife who come up to greet you every morning. Alibaba is very nice and unfortunately we didn't have the opportunity to take a trip with him, next time! You will love this property.
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Date of stay: January 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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nemequittepas wrote a review Jun 2013
Trinidad5 contributions10 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Alibaba at the beginning of June for four nights. I was really looking forward to the trip, Castara is a beautiful village and the beach was gorgeous. The drive up to Castara is also very scenic. I recommend that you stop at the park in Castara en route to Alibaba's (don't know the name) to take in the views for a few minutes and really soak up the beauty of it all.

Initially when I contacted Stephanie she was very friendly and helpful which I loved because I rate customer service above ALL else. But once I paid the direct deposit for the trip that all changed. Before, it took me less than a day to hear back from her but once I paid she never responded to any of my emails. She claimed internet problems (that she sent a response but I just didn't receive it) but I find that rather convenient.

The night before we were bound for Tobago I called Stephanie just to remind her that we were coming and make sure everything was in place. She then told me that we cannot get the sugar bird room that we originally booked because the toilet is broken so she has placed us in the Iguana room next door. Well, good thing I called because I guess I would've only found that out on arrival. Immediate disappointment. She assured me the sugar bird was the most private and quiet etc so that's really what I wanted but I figured I would make the most of it. When we got there however, the room was actually occupied. No toilet problems, just occupied. This is an issue for me not even because that's the room I booked but because I was lied to. If you mixed up the booking then just say so, don't lie and then I get there and people are chilling on the balcony telling us hello. Moved past that with an eye roll.

The iguana room was nice, I like the layout of the rooms with the kitchen opening to the balcony etc. The water was literally right there and we could actually see a turtle (I named it Bob) swimming in the water every day. We also got to see Mot Mots, Cocricos, humming birds and many Bananaquits who are very cheerful to listen to. The room was cleaned on our second day there by Joy who was lovely and thorough.

The next day there was no water, we were slipped a note under the door so we didn't use a lot of water that day to conserve the tank water. However when I was about to take a shower (my first of the day!) we were rudely disrupted by someone BANGING on the door, who I thought was the police for how loud it was but later discovered was Alibaba, shouting at us that there was no water. First of all, as a Trini, we all know about taking one shower a day when there's no water and we're running on tank water, but do not bang down someone's door like it's against the law or something when I was actually doing everything in my power not to use a lot of water. There were no buckets so I had to turn the shower on - period. On our day of departure he was apologetic about this but I found it unacceptable that he did it in the first place.

The balconies at Alibaba also need to be more private. There were people looking over our balcony from the neighbouring rooms which was VERY uncomfortable. You're just sitting there in your pjs or whatever and someone is peeping over the barrier into your room like it's nobody's business. Ugh. There is also no kind of soundproofing so every time a chair or something moved upstairs in Alibaba's house you could hear it very loudly downstairs. Even heard a child running etc.

There were Tassa drummers at the bar on Wed. (which happens every Wed.) and they were really great, you can hear them from the rooms but they stop by 9pm which I think is very respectable. I recommend that you wash all your dishes before you use them because there was a kind of mouldy smell in the cabinets and in a few dishes we found black pellets like little rat droppings.

In a small establishment like this I thought Stephanie and Alibaba would be more friendly. Even after all the emails and phone calls she never came to introduce herself to us upon our arrival. If it was a big hotel it wouldn't even have crossed my mind but for a small place they really aren't very welcoming. I couldn't even find her on my first day there as she wasn't at the information booth and we weren't sure which of the houses was Alibaba's until we asked a fisherman nearby. No one was there to greet us or anything of the sort but we met a friendly cleaner who showed us to our room.

Is Alibaba cozy and all that? Yes, the room is quaint and comfortable and the beach and views are priceless but as I said in the beginning, I rate customer service above all and that was seriously lacking in this experience. I probably would not go there again but if you don't care about those things, it's good value for your money.
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Date of stay: June 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The sting ray is the first room in the lineup so you will have the best all-round views but for...
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Response from alibabatobago, Inhaber at Alibaba's Sea Breeze Apartments
Responded 1 Jul 2013
We usually are not upset about a not all the way positive review and open for constructive criticism, BUT we do not let it stand when guests do not stick to the facts. Just to set a few things straight: - we we usually have no problems during booking, but when an email gets lost, either direction we have always been able to sort it out! - we DID have a broken toilet and had to make some changes in the plan. the room offered was right next door to the one originally planned and was SAME standard and size. - the whole area of Parlatouvier and Castara was experiencing water problems at the time and apart from a brief moment when we had to switch tanks there was always water available to our guests. We just POLETELY asked to be considerate and save water. - there are NO rats on our premisses (thanks to a very clean house and a very active cat). - we do show our balconies on the website and so far all our guests loved the partitions that give you privacy but also chance to step towards the front rail and mingle with your neighbours (many accommodations in the village have no partitions whatsoever) - we do not hide the fact the we have a little child in the house, he is the first thing you see on our homepage. we would try to keep him even quiter if guests should complain, but yet again...no complaints so far... Alibaba's Sea Breeze is an apartment building. if you need total privacy and no noises around you, you would have to book a villa in the bush! - our cleaner is also our receptionist and was told to be there for your arrival. we are booked all year around and make a point of MEETING all our guests, but sometimes we do not manage to see them at arrival. we feel that you might have chosen the wrong accommodation for your purpose and are dissappointed. we do understand that! but it should be no reason to go around and try to damage a business with an otherwise good reputation. PLEASE, next time you have problems, complain instantly and give your host a chance to fix or change (or at least explain) whatever is wrong. choose your next accommodation wisely and actually read the information given on a website and look at the pictures. we hope you have a better time in a different part of Tobago in a different type of accommodation next time!
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Answer from alibabatobago
Tobago
Hello again... Already answered your email (fully booked, sorry!) but just for info: hairdryers? Yes! Beachtowels? Yes one set per week... Little safe box... But not needed... Very safe here! No air-conditioning hence the name sea breeze... Not needed ;-) Hope we have mire space next time! Sunny greetings Steph
Answer from alibabatobago
Tobago
Hi jennifer! No TV, sorry! But our guests dont miss it, warching the reef, the village life and the birds from the balcony ;-) Taylor rental is right here in the bay! We are in the village but in a remite corner. Everything is in walking distance around here, just be prepared that castara is a hilly village. Hope that helps! If you have more questions, dont be shy to ask. Sunny greetings from the beach Stephanie
Bob N Chris wrote a tip Apr 2023
Nepean, Canada26 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We bought a power water pump for 5 gal. Jugs, water is drinkable and good for coffee and cooking but because it is quite warm here drinking"
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Per U wrote a tip Jan 2023
Skien, Norway616 contributions285 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The turtle room was in a very good condition."
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millgood0 wrote a tip Feb 2020
Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom41 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stingray is the best view I think"
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Rr23 wrote a tip Nov 2019
Trinidad14 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms have the same view.The cottage up the hill has the absolute best view but is a bit more open to the elements"
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stevyboy11 wrote a tip Dec 2017
Ottawa, Canada11 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for the outside rooms...that way you only have to hear one neighbor."
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PRICE RANGE
£74 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CaribbeanTrinidad and TobagoTobagoCastara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alibaba's Sea Breeze Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Alibaba's Sea Breeze Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Castara Bay (0.1 miles) and Castara Waterfall (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Alibaba's Sea Breeze Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Alibaba's Sea Breeze Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a mosquito net.
Is parking available at Alibaba's Sea Breeze Apartments?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alibaba's Sea Breeze Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Caribbean Kitchen At Castara Retreats, The Coffee Shop, and D'Almond Tree Restaurant.
Does Alibaba's Sea Breeze Apartments have airport transportation?
Yes, Alibaba's Sea Breeze Apartments offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Alibaba's Sea Breeze Apartments?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Alibaba's Sea Breeze Apartments?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort King George (7.4 miles), Fort James (7.1 miles), and Courlander Monument (7.0 miles).
Does Alibaba's Sea Breeze Apartments have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.