If you are after thriving nightlife and traditional bars this is not the location for you, if you are looking for a slice of paradise then I would suggest you email Stephanie immediately.
From my first email enquire about availability to us leaving the island the level of service was amazing. Stephanie never failed to respond to my numerous queries and questions and after experiencing the internet connection first hand I was even more impressed with her prompt replies.
We were collected from the airport as part of the service by a very knowledgeable Mendales, on route back to the apartment he offered to stop at the supermarket and bank to ensure we would have everything we needed.
Stephanie and Alibaba were fantastic host, always ready to answer any questions but they were not intrusive.
The apartments had everything we needed for our two week stay, they were thoroughly cleaned every 3rd day even down to changing the shower curtain. There are three fans in the apartment these are more than adequate. We never once shut our veranda doors and this allowed a breeze through the apartment. I had read a few reviews complaining about the sound of the waves, I have to say they are loud but I found the sound relaxing and drifted off immediately.
For us the veranda was the highlight of the apartment offering stunning views over the water, providing the ideal place to relax and watch the wildlife.
Alibaba also offers a variety of trips we went on several, the day out on the boat was amazing. My husband couldn’t snorkel but after a few instructions from both Alibaba and Duc he was fine. We also went on a trip to Sunday school, this is on a Sunday evening but to be honest it really doesn’t get going until quite late, we had already settled in to island life and were ready for our beds by 10pm!
Castara itself is a small village, with two small stunning bays surrounded by rain forest. Fortunately as of yet there are no hotels, and only a small number of self-catering apartment ensuring on a small amount of tourists. There are a few small shops selling fruit and veg and in the evenings you can buy fresh fish from the local fisherman very cheaply. The village has a handful of bar / restaurants just don’t expect them all to be open all of the time.
We rented a jeep from Taylors this is located 30 seconds from the apartments. We toured around the island but were always happy to return to Castara after a few hours.
I can honestly say that we thought that Castara was the best place in Tobago, we enjoyed ourselves so much we booked for next Christmas before leaving the apartments.
Thank you to Stephanie, Alaibaba and all of the staff for making our stay so wonderful
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Alibaba's Sea Breeze Apartments Tobago/Castara