What I can add to the many positive reviews is pertinent for Canadian travelers -WestJet offers some incredibly affordable flights to Trinidad - my daughter and I travelled for less that $700. for the both of us - no, not each but BOTH of us. The flight from Trinidad to Tobago was about $70. return, and the timing of these flights was pleasant and perfect for the short trip we could fit into our busy schedules as a University student daughter and Professor mother escaping together. Castara Retreats is just perfect - lovely community, exquisite snorkeling, exciting activities including an evening of drums and delicious food - but really the best part is the kind and caring people who made our stay perfect. The Rainforest apartment where we stayed is situated on a hilltop with an astounding view of the beach visited by birds and we encouraged the evening arrival of bats with bits of banana. The kitchen, hammock, bedrooms and outdoor seating area create a marvelous space you won't want to leave, though the in-house restaurant is inviting. High point - snorkel with our guide Seon - an amazing experience! If, like us, you enjoy a place away from big-box tourism and love the sea and the experience of being in a small community and fishing village, this will really be paradise for you. Breaking news - thanks to WestJet flights, Castara Retreats is now affordable from Canada.
- 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