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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We have just spent Christmas at Castara Retreat and had a wonderful time! This is a stylish but simple place to stay. We had absolutely everything we needed in our apartment and were very comfortable. Virtually no glass anywhere, everything open to the elements so the breeze blew through to cool us down when we needed it. Spectacular views over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The accommodation was excellent. The staff were helpful and Porridge checked up daily to make sure everything was in order. the beaches were superb. There was no gratuitous selling of knick- knacks on the beaches or restaurants. An ideal location for recharging the batteries.I Wouyld happily make a return visit.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

What a wonderful place! We are a swedish couple that stayed four nights when we just had arrived to Tobago. The view from the veranda is just amazing with the village and blue ocean beneath. The small cottages have everything you need, even include a kitchen so you can do some coocking on your own. If you don't want to... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We visited for lunch on 29 December having found this place on the very useful map handed out at airport, hotel and by carhire company. We had slight difficulty finding it but it was definitely worthwhile. View amazing - frigate birds and pelican diving in the bay below and humming birds and banana (?) birds feeding on the bird feeder.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The view from the veranda is spectacular. It was lovely just sitting there and soaking up the grandeur of nature: the lush vegetation, the different birds, the baby iguana...My ti-punch only made everything more memorable. I simply loved the rusticity blended with the modern.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

After our first visit to Tobago in November 2013, my husband and I fell in love with this beautiful island so we returned in October 2014 and stayed at Castara Retreats again. It is the perfect place to relax, snorkel in the most beautiful bay on the island and enjoy amazing sunrises and sunsets from the veranda of each apartment.... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We went for 2 weeks at the beginning of November and stayed in "Birdsong" which is one of the larger lodges with spectacular views across the whole bay. It was well equipped, spacious and comfortable and included a separate raised deck area which was great for watching the wildlife whilst enjoying a sundowner. It was cleverly designed to have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Five of us, my mother, husband, daughter and her boyfriend, traveled to Tobago and thoroughly loved Castara Retreats. We stayed in Birdsong 1 and 2 and Firefly. Birdsong has absolutely amazing views of the bay from multiple porches. There were amazing birds coming to our feeder. The atmosphere is completely tropical with the full hills above and around us.The rooms... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Stayed in Hummingbird 1 fro a week in early November 2014. Apartment was lovely and clean with stunning views down to beach. Lots of wildlife - birds especially - in the nearby trees and on the balcony. Castara village was full of real and friendly people leading their lives - enjoyed interacting with them very much. Great service from Porridge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We stayed at the Fisherman's Lodge as part of our honeymoon and we couldn't have chosen a better location! The lodge is equipped with everything you can think of and the views over the bay were absolutely spectacular. Porridge and Jeanelle were great hosts and we were lucky enough to stay when Steve (owner) and Lorna were there too, as... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Smoking rooms available
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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 

Additional Information about Castara Retreats

Address: Northside Road | Castara, Castara, Tobago
Location: Caribbean > Trinidad and Tobago > Tobago > Castara
Price Range: $130 - $386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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