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Castara Retreats is a small Tobago eco resort superbly located overlooking the Bay of Castara, with stunning views of the Caribbean and mountains. For those seeking holidays in Tobago the seven tropical hardwood accommodations are built to the highest standards and are set right above Castara beach in lush tropical gardens. Backed by the deep green of the oldest protected rainforest in the Western Hemisphere and framed by mango trees and bamboo, Castara Retreats offers Caribbean vacations in a lush tropical paradise where guests can relax and live in the landscape around them. The lodge accommodation offers 17 separately available areas, each with wonderful privacy and exclusive terraces, which can be rented individually by couples, or together for larger groups and families. The accommodation is specially designed to create open, spacious living areas that allow uninterrupted views of the beach and rainforest, cool sea breezes and the natural sights and sounds of the ocean, rainforest and village. Each lodge or apartment is constructed of red cedar, a local hardwood, and is from sustainable sources. The bedrooms, each with en suite showers and either queen size or twin beds all have full size mosquito nets on suspended wooden frames. The spacious living areas have panoramic views of the two beaches looking north-west and also to the coastline looking south-west, and stunning sunsets over the Caribbean. Each accommodation has the advantage of free Wi-Fi internet access. There is comfortable and stylish seating with both indoor and outdoor dining and all three areas are equipped to a very high standard for self-catering. We have recently completed open-decked Pavilion Bar and Restaurant - already receiving excellent ratings - perfect for a romantic dinner for two or for family groups and events.
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Non-smoking hotel
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Imshah wrote a review 19 Jan
Port of Spain, Trinidad10 contributions7 helpful votes
Still mentally in the Castara zone after a week! Castara Retreats was amazing. They handled our transport from the airport, our changes of date and rooms when we extended our stay, and the staff (heads up Porridge and Judah (massage)) were amazing. On arrival our rooms,with comfortable bedrooms, balcony with an amazing view of Castara bay and the soothing sounds of crashing waves, was perfect. Note not suitable for persons who have difficulty with stairs since the rooms are perched on a steep hill. Have never seen so many birds flittering around. Really felt like an eco resort! And Castara itself was perfect, still a village, but with all the amenities that you would want. A perfect holiday destination!
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Date of stay: January 2022
Carleone wrote a review Dec 2021
Houston, Texas2 contributions
Peaceful, rejuvenating, welcoming, grounding, refreshing. True escapism. Friendly villagers and fresh off the boat seafood ready at the fish market on the beach. Clean spring water , rainforest showers and fresh air. Dashes of John Lewis kitchen and home combined with caribbean style skillfully and lovingly crafted villas. Missing it already after the most peaceful week with my misses and toddler. Great WiFi, epic yoga studio and a lovely cat we called Lulu. Grateful. Namaste.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Take your mosquito repellant. We also bright and cooked our own food. Useful convenience store...
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Arianne S wrote a review Dec 2021
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I stayed in Hideaway, because the more balconies the better! It's a bit of a hilly drive from either the port or the airport but very manageable even in my (very old) car. I was met at reception by a very welcoming and fully vaccinated lady who helped me carry my things to the room. This was a 5 minute brisk, hilly walk from where I parked, but with beautiful views every step of the way. As you step into the front balcony/open air kitchen and turn around, the view of Castara bay hits you and you can hear the waves. It does not disappoint. The surrounding trees add to the atmosphere. The kitchen is well equipped with stove, fridge, freezer, teapot, French press, toaster, plus all the basics. There was even a pitcher, in which I mixed my drinks flavoured by the fresh limes from the tree just outside. At the time I went, the restaurant wasn't open, but dinner could still be ordered and brought to your room by another lovely lady. The food was plentiful, but average. The room and bathroom were very clean, with fans, air conditioning and hot water. The bed was comfortable and there were large windows if you preferred breezes. There weren't many mosquitoes at the time I was there, but I kept the doors shut after dusk just in case and there were mosquito nets on the bed. The second balcony was everything. Blazing sun in the mornings if that's something you want, but cool and shady from the afternoons, which I spent drunk in the hammock. From here you can see the mountains, the stars and hummingbirds. They have a few books, a Bluetooth speaker and WiFi that well supports streaming. There is a little waterfall with a pool 15 minutes' walk behind the savannah next to the property that is definitely worth it, and more stunning views to be had driving east. I also had a massage from Judha, which was another perfect way to relax. Overall, this was the stress relief I wanted and needed, the five days felt too short, and I don't think I'll ever be able to stay anywhere else in Tobago!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Neil M wrote a review Nov 2021
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My wife and I needed a good getaway just to relax. Castara Retreats was it. It is beautifully nestled in the mountainside overlooking the ocean with lots of lush vegetation around including fruit trees. The fruits attract all sorts of birds and little furry creatures. We enjoyed just watching nature at it's absolute best. Due to COVID the restaurant was only open for take-out but the restaurant seemed so cozy overlooking the ocean. The people in this fishing village were very warm ann inviting. Our second day into the village we were offered fresh caught fish by a fisherman. His welcome to us into his village. We also enjoyed our morning walks which seemed to end in town with a local breakfast. This is the perfect getaway.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Compass796771 wrote a review Oct 2021
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This trip was definitely just what I needed. The room met and surpassed all expectations. The staff was extremely hospitable and checked in ever so often to see if there was a need. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an escape from the hustle of life and looking to make a scenic escape. You will not regret it.
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Date of stay: September 2021
US$130 - US$249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Castara Retreats
Which popular attractions are close to Castara Retreats?
Nearby attractions include Castara Bay (0.2 miles), Englishman's Bay (1.9 miles), and Shurland Nature Park (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Castara Retreats?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Castara Retreats?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Castara Retreats?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Castara Retreats?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Castara Retreats?
Conveniently located restaurants include Caribbean Kitchen at Castara Retreats, The Coffee Shop, and D'Almond Tree Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Castara Retreats?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Castara Retreats have airport transportation?
Yes, Castara Retreats offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Castara Retreats?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort King George (7.1 miles), Fort James (7.0 miles), and Courlander Monument (6.9 miles).
Does Castara Retreats have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.