This is a really well appointed accommodation set above Castara bay. It has everything you could need in the way of kitchen equipment, toiletries etc; a nice balcony overlooking the bay where exotic birds come if you put out some bread; a comfortable bed with mosquito net and nice furniture. It is very secluded with a magnificent view.
A few words of warning though. There are about 50 steps up to the apartment and to get to the larger beach that has most of the facilities and where you would want to sit during the day, there is another precipitous climb, so anyone who is not pretty fit or has any mobility issues this is not the place for you. Also, the mosquitos are fierce so you must use lots of spray and the coils (provided) and it is a 'country' place so you will be wakened by cockerels at about 3.30am and there are a few dogs around that like to bark during the night.
We were unlucky as the weather was terrible when we were there with a huge storm one night and rain sweeping in most of the time. Because of the construction of the building we couldn't sleep due to the noise and had to leave 2 nights into our stay.
The lady who took us to the resort via the supermarket was very friendly and nice but was not very informative about Castara, forgot to ask if we wanted beach towels so we didn't get any (why are they not just in the apartment?), and only told us about a much-needed short cut to the other beach because we asked. We didn't see her or her husband again and she still owes me $10 change from the cost of the pick-up!
I'm sure that if the weather is beautiful this is a lovely place to stay, but there are a couple of issues the owner needs to look at.
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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!
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....
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.
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...
We were absolutely delighted with our two week stay at Seascape's Wind Song apartment. It is a comfortable, well equipped unit, with a spectacular view of the ocean and surrounding rainforest.
Located in Castara, a unique fishing village offers a Caribbean vacation of your dreams. The owner is very easy to work with and communicates quickly, allowing you to plan your vacation in good time. The unit is everything and more than you can imagine. If you are considering a Caribbean vacation, Tobago is a paradise and Seascape offers you everything you need to fully enjoy.
Seascape is a wonderful getaway for those who want to experience life in a small village in Tobago. We had a couple of days of rain but what better place to weather Mother Nature than hanging out in Seascape. There are other tourists there to be sure, but Heavenly Bay is also a working fishing bay. The waves can get noisy (I recommend ear plugs if you're a light sleeper like me), but the villa gives you the great advantage of being high above it all with the most amazing view. Rollins was excellent and a good recommendation to have him pick us up and take us back to the airport. We actually didn't end up driving at all because we hired a local guide, Roachee, for 3 days who took us snorkeling, fishing, and in the rain forest. We some issues with ants, but as long as you put everything in the fridge and freeze your leftovers, it wasn't a problem. So all in all, a great honeymoon for us. If you're looking for a resort with lots of glitz and polish, this isn't the place for you. If, like us, you are looking for something lovely yet rustic, a quiet village, minimal tourism, and some island life, this place is perfect!