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Castara Retreats

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May 7 May 8
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Castara Retreats is an excellent property to visit. The accommodation and views are superb. To get around to the rooms you need to have the requirements of a mountain goat because it is built on a hillside. Apart from this, the staff were excellent, friendly and very accommodating to your needs.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and i stayed here for 4 nights after visiting Trinidad carnival and travelling across Tobago for 10 days. This part of our trip was the relaxation part and at Castara retreats thats exactly what it was. The room was brilliant, had a really natural feel as well as edging towards the luxurious treehouse vibe, we loved it. All...

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Boston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for a minimoon after getting married at Tobago plantations - great little inn with some of the best food on the island. Porridge the co-owner and his partner were super ATTENTIVE and friendly and even helped me with a sea urchin wound at 8 PM! Service in the rest of tobago is pretty terrible and you often...

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Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Castara Retreats for 10 days last month. It was perfect. We had spent a few days exploring the rest of Tobago and been quite busy, but life in Castara is deeply relaxing and we quickly reached a point where a 15 minute walk to the local waterfall felt like a major project. Our accommodation was simple and...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Simply put; a beautiful location, incredible views from the balcony, lovely and attentive team, fab happy hour (try the caipirinha and rum punch). Then there's castara itself! A lovely bay with great snorkelling (especially at low bay), we spotted sting rays on at least five occasions. Try D'Almond for food on a Thursday, get your fresh punkin bread on a...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We traveled to Castara Bay in December 2015, but the memory of our wonderful stay at Castara Retreats is still so fresh and clear that our high-school and college-age daughters are still wistfully asking if we can go back. PROS: - The staff!! Before the trip Lorna was great in communicating with me via email regarding payments and the types...

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Thank Mona A
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We had a room on the top of the retreat, it felt like being in a tree. Wonderful. The rooms are excellent, the view terrific, the restaurant very good. Yes you have to walk to the beach down the stairways, but it keeps you fit, so no complains here. I would recommend it anytime, especially if you want to be...

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We found Castara Retreats by chance, and we're so glad we did. The people there were so friendly and welcoming, the accommodation in Fiddle Tree was lovely, and met all our requirements. Porridge arranged everything we asked for with courtesy and charm. We loved the wooden chalet-style accommodation, with a view over unspoiled and beautiful Castara Bay that was sublime....

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Castara Retreats was a perfect way to finish our ten day holiday travelling round Tobago. The apartments are beautifully designed, stocked with good quality equipment and with a view to die for. The proximity of wild birds and animals just a few feet away on the terrace (each apartment has a bird feeder) was a delight and we counted at...

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Colchester
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We have just arrived home after spending three weeks at Castara Retreats in Treetops apartment, Spacious and comfortable with all the equipment you could need, Treetops has stunning views over the beach and sea and the whole village. The village is small and very laid back, but everyone is very friendly and welcoming. A few small shops sell almost all...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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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
Region: Caribbean > Trinidad and Tobago > Tobago > Castara
Price Range: $140 - $422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“The higher the rooms the better the views but more difficult to climb the stairs for accessibility.”
23pcm, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you have any concerns about stairs, do ask Lorna about which unit is most appropriate for you. And bring bug spray!”
monaa405, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“we stayed in Limetree, on top of the whole complex. Wonderful!!”
  • Open room, lounge of apartment
nilszurawski2017, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Fiddle Tree had fantastic views. Its location meant sounds from the beach may be more noticeable than other rooms, but it didn't disturb us.”
tonyf882, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Didn't see all the rooms but suspect they are similar and all have a good view”
Brassley, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
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