Castara is our favourite place in Tobago where the rain forest tumbles down to the very pretty, village and its two lovely sandy bays, Big Bay and Little Bay or Heavenly Bay, both of which offer lovely swimming and snorkelling. We preferred the main beach which we found clean and uncrowded; most days we were the only people on it! Snorkelling highlights included spotting eels, rays, squid and turtles.
Castara is an unspoilt, very friendly and welcoming fishing village. You can watch the fishermen at work pulling in the seine nets and purchase fish from them at excellent prices. There are a number of good restaurants/cafes where you can sample tasty Caribbean cuisine- the Almond tree and Marguarite's being our favourites. We also enjoyed time in Marvin's bar, liming with the local people and stopping for coffee at Chino's which offers excellent breakfasts.
There is a very pretty waterfall, a refreshing alternative to the sea and just a 10/15 minute walk from the beach. If you are in Castara on a Wednesday or Saturday don't miss ordering freshly made bread and cakes, baked in the traditional clay oven.
Castara Bay is a delightful place for a day trip or holiday base with a number of accommodation options.
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