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Review of SeaScape on Heavenly Bay

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SeaScape on Heavenly Bay
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“This place is bliss!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

We had a wonderful stay here at Seascape. We loved Castara, and whilst it was great to travel round the island by car or boat, it was always lovely to come home to Seascape. The location is unbeatable, with wonderful views of the bay, and we spent many a happy hour just sitting on the balcony, admiring the view, listening to the waves, watching the incredible sunsets and the comings and goings on the water.

We stayed in both apartments, and loved the upstairs room and bathroom with the sea view in Sunset. The Wavesong balcony was probably our favourite spot. Both apartments are really nicely furnished, with lovely stylish touches like bedside lamps and colourful towels, and the kitchens are well equipped.

Booking was a doddle, and the owner David Bray, was really responsive and helpful. Rolling and Laverne looked after us really well whilst we were there, and were a pleasure to deal with. The local people were really friendly, and there are good places to eat, with the local Boathouse or many other places in the bigger bay, such as Castara Retreats or the Coffee Shop.

We loved it, and we'll be back!

Victoria, London

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

What a sublime location. SeaScape might possibly offer THE best location in Castara. The balconies hang over the beach below with unobstructed views of the Bay, and at night you enjoy the peaceful sound of waves crashing against the shore. However, it is built high enough into the hillside that you also enjoy privacy and seclusion.

My husband and I stayed in the Sunset apartment, which is the larger two-bedroom unit. We of course chose to sleep in the upstairs bedroom that opens onto the balcony, and the ensuite bathroom has windows in the shower that overlook the sea. You couldn't sleep closer to the water unless you were on the sandy beach! Although the main level does not have a balcony, the entire ocean-facing wall has shutters that open up and it makes you feel as though you are in an outdoor space.

The apartment was extremely clean and comfortable, and the kitchen was fully stocked with cookware and utensils. We stopped at the supermarket on the way from the airport, and then realized once we arrived how many local restaurants and eateries there are.

Castara is a charming and peaceful village, full of friendly people, and you can arrange all sorts of activities through local guides.

Overall, I highly recommend SeaScape in Castara!!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

Seascape, Heavenly Bay. Both aptly named. We stayed in both apartments built in a wooden haiku style just metres above the beach........giving uninterrupted views over the ocean.....from all bedrooms. Watching the sun on the water in the morning and at dusk were highlights. As was sleeping to the sound of surf rolling on to the beach.

The way the louvred doors opened to the view of the bay and distant headlands was an unending pleasure as was watching the colourful birds on the balcony in the morning. Beds were extremely comfortable and the showers were capacious with great pressure and temperature.

We were looked after by on the spot team Rollin' and Laverne really comfortably and they managed to answer just about any question we had, including how to get takeaway supper minutes after our arrival!

In terms of human noise eg. Music, chat in the street below we found Sunset much quieter than Wavesong although the sound of the waves was a little louder. The sounds of nature and life are all around, complete with vigourous birdsong and crowing cockerels. We found it charming but it's not always quiet.

The relaxed village vibe and the friendly interaction between visitors and inhabitants felt special and we liked it a lot but secluded it is not.

But for an incredibly beautiful place with an unaffected natural feel it's really hard to beat.

Cally and Alan

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Milan, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

We stayed at the Wavesong apartment in August and had a truly amazing time. The location is the best in Castara (which is a small village away from the crowds). We started and ended each day on the beautiful balcony that overhangs a small beach, Heavenly Bay. The beach itself is a 2 minute walk away. The apartment is tropical chic -- simple but comfortably furnished, with thoughtful details, like binoculars (for birdwatching), flashlights (for night walks for dinner) and a radio (for relaxed evenings post-beach). Maybe consider bringing a mosquito net -- the one over the bed is too short and the sandflies can be vicious at night! The location is also great for exploring the northern end of the island, including Englishman's bay, which is a short drive away. Our host was very friendly and full of suggestions for places to try and events around the island. The highlight of our stay was the fisherman's fete on castara beach -- the annual party for the fishermen on the island. A very local experience!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

WaveSong was exactly what we were looking for. Secluded location, located in a small fishing community and right amongst the locals. We had many highlights during our vacation and this was one of them. It exceeded our expecations in many ways and made our vacation memorable.

We stayed at Seascape's 1 bedroom unit (WaveSong) for 14 days (June 10-24). Our booking experience with David Bray (owner) was hassel free. David responded quickly to my emails and was able to provide excellent pointers for Castara and Tobago as a whole. This is one of the many reasons why I chose Seascape.

Rollins, the local Manager at Seascape collected us from Charlotteville, John and I feel quite at easy and very relaxed during our drive. Rollins is quite skilled driving on the left hand side on very narrow roads winding up and down hills. He also pointed out restaurants, shops, fruit stands, where to purchase fish, local points of interest, etc. along th way.

The steps leading up to WaveSong was daunting at first. But let me tell you, entering the apartment definitely makes up for the jaunt. I kept saying that I would count the steps the entire two weeks we were there, but guess what. I never did. John and I totally enjoyed our location and all the ammenities it had to offer. There are also several fruit trees in the garden.

All the reviews I read on WaveSong is quite accurate. After leaving Charlotteville, Tobago (stayed here 9 days) we had two essential requirements for Seascape; a pot and mosquito net. John headed straight to the kitchen (more than 4 litres) and I headed to the bedroom We both were in luck. The kitchen was very well stocked with utensiles, pots, pans, cutlery, etc. There was shampoo, conditioner, soap supplies (hotel sizes). Towels, and linen were changed every 3-4 days. Laverne, the housekeeper was very friendly and was always willing to answer our many questions. A nice touch of fresh fruit, cold water and Carib were waiting for us. Thanks David!!

WaveSong overlooks Heavenly Bay. Both John and I felt (rather selfish of me), that this was the best accommodation on Heavenly Bay. It had the most amazing view of the ocean, you wake up every morning to the sound of the waves and birds (can see the ocean from your bed). Personally, the best view!! Many varities of birds visited the balcony and we were fortunate to see the Mot Mot Bird on several occassions. If you're lucky you can also view the stingrays close to shore from the balcony.

Heavenly Bay is a short walk (3 mins), Boathouse restaurant is located here and has a varied menu with reasonable prices. Visit on a Wed night for local entertainment. There are fruit stands, local "oven" (fresh bread and local pastries every Wed and Sat), several other restaurants and shops in the village. Castara is a small vising community, fresh fish daily at the main beach. The locals are very welcoming, take the time to chat with them. There are several tours you can choose from, just ask around. We took the public bus to Scarbrough on 3 occassions.

David and his two son's stayed at Windsong while we were there (2 bdr unit). We had many enjoyable visits playing cards, limin' on the beach, John sending the boys on a wild goose chase or two or just sampling each other's food. Your boys denititely made a great impression. I won't be suprised if Lincoln becomes a politician one day... We'll definitely have to have BBQ pork chops and squid some day soon! Spending time with you guys definitely made our trip very memorable.

David. John and I are planning our return trip already. Thank you for everything and hope to see you and the boys soon. John and Liz

PS. John is still talking about retiring in Tobago....

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Besigheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

We had our honey moon at that site and it was brilliant.

Dream view, nice designed bungalow, service orientated employees. Just perfect!

A small and original village on the Island Tobago. The restaurant from Sharon is just a few steps away and the best restaurant in the village.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

We couldn't have designed a more perfect holiday. SeaScape is just wonderful. A simply furnished wooden beach apartment overlooking the most wonderful bay. All the basics for self catering are there (and buying freshly caught fish straight from the beach, and cooking it was fabulous), though there are plenty of excellent local restaurants serving fantastic food.
Anyone looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday could do no better than to stay here. Rolling (the manager) is also the perfect host, from airport pick-up to amenity advice. Never intrusive, but there on the end of the phone if needed.
We will definitely be returning here sometime soon. Oh, and don't forget to buy bread from Hazel at Bingi the Fruit King at the top of the road...

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: SeaScape on Heavenly Bay
Address: Depot Rd, Castara, Tobago
Region: Caribbean > Trinidad and Tobago > Tobago > Castara
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 Speciality Lodging in Castara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — SeaScape on Heavenly Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SeaScape offers stunning unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea. It is a hand crafted wooden holiday accommodation that sits directly above the beach at Heavenly Bay in Castara, Tobago. A place where delicate and colorful birds often fly through the room, where the soothing sound of the calm surf below seems to be coming from all around you and where every room offers unobstructed views of fiery sunsets slipping into the Caribbean sea. ... more   less 
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