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Castara Bay

Tobago
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Ranked #7 of 63 Attractions in Tobago
Type: Beaches
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Trinidad
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I visited Castara Bay for the first time this September. The water was cool and crystal clear. You did not need any goggles to see all the fish and occasional stingray swimming around your legs. The sand was so soft that it was a bit difficult at times to keep your balance. The bathroom facilities are quite clean. There is... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

No busy city stuff! Watch the men drag in fishing net. Enjoy drums at The Boat House Restaurant. Get bread from the clay ovens, or fresh produce anywhere.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Astonishing! Always a sighting of turtles and sting rays and lots of other fish, some of which were not common according to our fish book. Shoals and shoals of little and medium sized fish keep the seabirds amused and every now and then you get a frisson of surprise as large tuna like fish swim past you chasing the littler... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed near Courland Bay and the drive to Castara was not an easy one. It is easy to find yourself off the main road, as it is very winding around the island, and so we did manage to get lost a few times on our way there. The closer you get to the beach, the harder the driving is... More

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West Orange, New Jersey
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My wife spent 4 nights in Castara in a studio apartment approximately 100 yards from the bay. It doesn't take long to realize that everyone in this small fishing village knows everyone else. The area felt safe (although, we did hear about one traveler getting held at knife point several months ago), the people were quite friendly and the few... More

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Great drive along the coast with a panoramic view of the bay and village that is pure heaven, you won't see this anywhere else. The water is perfect for swimming or just resting on the shore with peace and quiet, untouched by any sort of 21st century development, you gotta go there on your visit to Tobago.

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Lima, Peru
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I picked this place as it had a reef you could swim to from the beach as well as the tranquility if offered. Best place we could have picked to relax in Tobago. Lovely people and atmosphere.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Picturesque town on the Caribbean coastline. Great options for accommodations, delicious food and beach and rainforest hikes. Our home for five nights and a fantastic home base for exploring the beautiful island of Tobago!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Called here twice in our week, once by boat and once by car. Looks a really lovely place and when we go back to Tobago may well plan to stay here. Only a quick visit so hard to say more but folk who joined us on out boat trip said they loved the place. Very welcoming people and good, basic... More

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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

There are so many bays offering something for everyone. We had gone to hopefully catch the fishermen but missed them. There are facilities nearby but couldn't see if there were loungers on the beach etc as we didn't stay too long as we were touring a number of bays that day. If you come from the south of the island... More

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