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PROS: The size of the apartment is amazing. The view is unbelievable. The beach is really great.
CONS: Every night has a party in the beach in front of the hotel. We've been there for 8 nights and all the nights we have to dinner...More
My Partner and I stayed at Castara Retreats on 18 April 2016 for a week. Next time it will be for two weeks! We had just finished a weeks eco friendly diving with the Environmental Research Institute Charlottesville (ERIC) and it was great to have...More
Went for a girl's weekend and had a wonderful time. Beautiful place, beautiful service. Walking distance to the village and the beach was amazing. You can hike through untouched wilderness. Special thanks to Porridge for all his help! We will definitely go back!
We loved the retreat. It was always very clean. The kitchen/living room has a good spacious. The staff are very friendly. The nature is gorgeous. I had never seen so many diferent birds together in my live. Every day you see hummingbirds flying in the...More
Firstly the service was amazing. Friendly, laid back but absolutely all of our needs were covered.
Okay the famous Porridge....yes he is amazing and I hope he gets paid A LOT of money for doing that job!! What a laugh we had....You must try and...More
I'm sure they do - but you may have to pay for the apartment/room full price? This is a super friendly retreat, as is the village, so if you want people to chat to, I don't think Castara or Castara Retreats will disappoint... More
I'm sure they do - but you may have to pay for the apartment/room full price? This is a super friendly retreat, as is the village, so if you want people to chat to, I don't think Castara or Castara Retreats will disappoint you.
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Late answer but Thomas Cook have started direct flights from Manchester to Tobago now- brilliant service better than BA we thought, we used it this month-. They return via Barbados so on the homebound flight because the... More
Late answer but Thomas Cook have started direct flights from Manchester to Tobago now- brilliant service better than BA we thought, we used it this month-. They return via Barbados so on the homebound flight because the runway isn't adequate for a transatlantic loaded take off so you fly from Tobago to Barbados, disembark with all your hand luggage as a transit passenger at Barbados airport whilst the aircraft is cleaned, then it's directly back to Manchester.
The flight outbound was about 9 hours. Inbound it's 30 mins to Barbados, wait at airport about 75 mins and flight home about 8 hours (ours was 7 hours because we had a really strong tail wind).
This service is SO much better than a trek to London with another stay in an hotel and Gatwick suffers from more delays and bad weather probs than Manchester.
NOTE: Tobago airport terminal is very basic. It didn't take long at all to get through security but once through there were NO refreshments available except a vending machine.(The kiosk was eventually opened after we'd been there an hour- this was at 3pm) but it was basic and very expensive. Next time I would check in but have a coffee, etc on the ground side and not go through security till much later.
Also I would recommend not getting any duty free Tobago airport if you're flying via Barbados have to go through security again as a transit passenger in Barbados and the 100ml liquid rule applies so they might take your drinks off you. Shop in Barbados duty free whilst you're in transit it's much better and cheaper.
Next time I would check in but have a coffee, etc on the ground side and not go through security till much later.