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We stayed at Castara Retreats (Firefly) for 9 nights and loved it! The room, the wiew and the little terrace was perfect for us. Porridge, Jeanell and the rest of the team are very friendly and helpful.
We had our best meals in their restaurant...More
* All the reviews are accurate.
* The Castara team are almost as special as the place.
* Castara bay is the best bay on the island.
* Do hire a car and explore.
Activities that made our stay more special; massage on our first...More
Great accommodation, good bedroom and open air kitchen with a terrace with sea views and plenty of bird life right from your own private terrace.10 minutes walk and you're in the rainforest, and another 10 minutes walk to a very pleasant waterfall where you will...More
After hectic few days of carnival in Trinidad, a visit to Castara Retreats was just what we needed. The property was clean, well maintained and staff friendly. The ocean views are spectacular and the short hike to the waterfall was fun and memorable (be sure...More
My wife and I have just finished a 10 day stay at Castara Retreats, after really enjoying our time there in 2015. Once again this was an excellent stay on all counts.
We again stayed in Hummingbird 1, which is a self-catering hut that has...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.