We have spent our second holiday at Castara Retreats and absolutely loved our time there. Part of us wants to keep the place secret, to make sure that we can still go there when we want, but that's not really fair. The place, people and surroundings are so charming - we can only hope that it will never be spoilt by mass tourism. It is not a place for people who like 5 star all inclusive holidays with air con, but it IS for those who like luxurious self-catering accommodation in authentic tropical surroundings. Castara Retreats offers 6 different apartments which are extremely comfortable and have stunning views, set in a lovely tropical garden that comes with all the birdlife you can imagine. Getting up at 6 am and listening to the birdsong is an unforgettable experience and if you want more of this, then a trip to the rainforest will fill in the gaps with rare species such as white tailed sabrewing, blue backed manakin and the odd potoo.
Apart from being in a beautiful location, Castara Retreats has a great team looking after holidaymakers. Jeannell, Porridge and Sherwin could not be more welcoming and make your stay truly special. Boat trips, island trips, Friday barbeques under the new Pavillion overlooking the sea are only a few examples.
We feel very privileged to have spent time at Castara Retreats and will definitely be back.
Mike and Annette / London
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 15 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castara Retreats Hotel Tobago
- Castara Retreats Tobago