The facility was good value for money and the balcony offers fantastic views over the village and the beautiful bay (needless to say, if you want a good view, you must expect there to be steps involved so its not recommended for those with significant mobility issues). The lower floor apartment is fairly basic but has everything you need, including a very good air con unit in the bedroom and nets around the bed. The bathroom is a wet room with a good shower, no shortage of hot water. The cooking facilities lack only a microwave, but this isn't a problem as it has a gas oven and 4 rings, a toaster and generally everything you need (including a kettle and coffee maker). If the sea looks a bit rough to swim in at any point, you are able to use the pool at Angel Apartments below. There is also car parking available behind those apartments.
The owners, Tom and Liz, go out of their way to make you feel welcome and sort everything out really quickly. They are very knowledgeable about the island and know everybody in Castara so are very good local guides. Castara is the friendliest place in Tobago, with a strong community spirit between the locals and the ex-pats who live out there. We found the nicest bar to be The Boat House, just below Lillibets - fabulous pizzas on a Sunday, and very good rum punch! A couple of tips if you plan to stay in Castara - take some earplugs as there is an abundance of cockerels around the village trying to out-do each other in the volume stakes, and take a torch for late-night trips back from the bars.
A big thanks to Tom & Liz for a fabulous stay! We hope to return in the not-too-distant future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have 4 one bedroomed apartments with kitchen facilities.Balconies for each apartment provide out door living area to view the sea and forests and local amenities.The beach is at the end of our pathway. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lillibets Tobago/Castara