Castara Bay

Castara Bay, Tobago: Address, Phone Number, Castara Bay Reviews: 4.5/5

Castara Bay
4.5
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Oatgirl12
New Berlin, WI338 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We stopped here to enjoy the beach. It was nice, though some areas of the beach did smell fishy. We were having trouble finding somewhere to eat on a Sunday and stumbled upon Duck's Seaside Cafe & Grill. It was a man with catering pans of food and he put together plates for us. Very tasty and reasonably priced! Highly recommend enjoying lunch here with the beach.
Written February 9, 2020
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Adventurer291787
5 contributions
Feb 2020
Nicest experience we had in Tobago!! Had local authentic cusine at this charming restaurant on the beach in Castara Bay. Thd husband and wife who own the restaurant made our vacation so special. Duck buys and uses only local and organanically grown vegetables including fresh fish that is brought in daily there at the fish market. His wife has a coffee bar serving smoothies, cappucinos, and other frozen drinks which is a refreshing treat as we soaked up the tropical island beach. Treat yourself to lunch or dinner - listen to the island sounds, sit and watch the sun go down from their patio and enjoy.
Written February 9, 2020
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Sarah F
Isle of Wight, UK17 contributions
Jan 2020
When we arrived in Scarborough,Tobago we were a liitle surprised to discover that the Local lady who was co ordinating all the cruise passengers into local taxis was obviously VERY determined that we would ALL go to Pigeon point!! her determination was actually quite amusing but if you want a small golden beach to yourself , with just the one beachbar( with wifi)stick to your guns and insist on Castara.A tiny friendly fishing village on the other side of the island. If you dont want to spend @ 40 mins in a taxi each way then its not for you. Equally , if you want chairs and umbrellas its not for you, But, if you want p& Q, great swimming and a white sand beach virtually to yourselves, Do IT. You're by no means isolated as there are lots of small wooden holiday lets dotted into the hillside and a clutch of holiday makers in the know who love to stay here. Its not a resort.Its authentic, safe and friendly.Easy to get there and back for your 5.30 all aboard!and really, as there's nothing to see in Scarborough, why wouldnt you?it's a windy road with fab views and though a couple of us felt a bit quesy on arrival we loved it.The driver you choose should be very happy to wait for payment once he has returned you to the ship.I think we paid about $80US for 4 of us round trip.
Written February 15, 2020
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RICK B
BILLINGS278 contributions
Mar 2020
My husband and I went there to snorkel and explore the village. The drive there took us over an hour from Buccoo, about 15 miles. The beach facilities are wonderful, with showers, dressing rooms and toilets. We tried to pay the posted 1TT charge, but they did not want to take it. The beach has plenty of shade and there is parking very close, albeit not many spaces, but it is not crowded at all. We found the water cloudy and not many interesting fish or coral. We went to the right side of the beach.
We also got there early enough to order our loaf of bread and coconut drops at the outdoor clay bakery. This happens on Thursday and Saturday, I think. We went back at 3:00, but did have to wait until 3:40 to get our bread, but it is a very interesting event to observe and the bread is delicious.
Written March 7, 2020
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Barbara M
Springfield, MO3,327 contributions
Jan 2020
Local and tourist activity. The dirt ovens, restaurants, watching fishermen, shops, ice cream, and people watching were better here than on any other beach/bay we visited. I loved Castara, and if we are ever lucky enough to return to Tobago, we will definately spend a few days here.
Written March 11, 2020
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Sagacious S
3 contributions
Dec 2020
I love this beach for a nice soak even though it’s used mainly for the fisherfolk. Take a walk all the way down on the left for the best bathing spot. Water was calm enough for a relaxing bath, no fighting with the waves at all. I liked the well kept beach facilities was able to shower before taking the long drive back to Magdelena.
Written December 20, 2020
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Castara was one of the most peaceful places on earth. People
were friendly. There was a bar restaurant directly on the beachThey offered fishing trips where you could catch your own baracuda and Bar-B-Q it afterwards.
We stayed in Tobago for 3 weeks (2 were planned), we travelled the whole Island, but came back six times all in all. There was absolutely no hassle...
I would go there again ...anytime. And baracuda is a very good tasting fish.
Written January 9, 2002
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Ruanaru
Greater London, UK405 contributions
Stayed in Castara for 2 weeks, but regret not staying longer. The place is just so relaxing - you can literally just sit all day and watch the bay and you won't get bored. The views are beautiful, the water so warm and clear and you really feel like you are away on holiday. Definitley one of the nicer places to stay in Tobago.

Written July 6, 2004
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Cosmopolitan6491
England1 contribution
went to castara for the day what a beautiful place the air there was much fresher ,peaceful and tranquil .I have been to tobago twice now and the next time i go i will definately stay in castara.Tobago is a beautiful island castara is a bonus.
Written November 30, 2003
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lipsforchrist
Kalamazoo, MI7 contributions
Aug 2011
If you head up the main road of Castra, across form the little yellow restaurant called Margarite's, you will find a soccer field. Walk across the grass, and keep walking... you'll come to a small creek. Follow that creek upstream and you'll find a very beautiful waterfall!
Chances are you'll see others hiking up this trail, which is easily seen- no guide needed like in Bloody Bay.
The waterfall is lovely, crisp and refreshing. The locals like to climb up about half way and jump! It's quite fun if you try it. A nice place to get out of the salt water and into cooler air.
Written August 22, 2011
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