The pictures of the views enjoyed by Castara retreats are amazing, the reality is even better. It really is an amazing location. The service is excellent, there is always someone around to answer a query or pass on a message to Porridge who organises most things. Although it is self catering, the staff made it feel more like a hotel, first names were used from day one onwards and as I mention, there is always someone around. The lodges themselves are as stunning as the scenery, fully equipped kitchens, mosquitoe nets around the beds, plantation shutters on the windows. The village itself is probably the friendliest we have ever stayed, we 'limed' with the fisherman, went to a block party, watched three local football games, all the while feeling perfectly safe (we had teenage daughter in tow). For us, this location brought us serene peace and we left with a sense of calm. The only downside to our trip (and this was due to my bad planning rather than the retreat or village) was the mosquitoes. Make sure you take good sprays and creams! The lodges are surrounded by mango trees which meant a steady supply of the freshest fruit. We did a couple of day trips to other parts of the island but to be honest, nowhere compared to this place. Book it now!
- 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