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Castara Retreats

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2015

What can be a more perfect escape than this beautiful spot, in a lovely fishing village. Castara Retreats will look after you as much as you wish, Castara itself will welcome you as if you have always been there. All you have to do is relax and enjoy and let life happen.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2015

This is a holiday like no other. If you want 5* luxury forget it .If you like the simple life, enjoy bird-life,the sound of waves on the beach at night and wonderful friendly locals, this is the place . You will need to be reasonably mobile as access from village is up slopes or a lot of steps but as...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2015

We had a week at Castara & stayed for 5 nights in Rainforest, which we loved,and as we booked late so we also had 2 nights in Firefly, which is much smaller and doesn't have such a stunning view. But all in all the week was fantastic - totally surpassed our expectations. As I say the view was awesome, the...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 6 March 2015

My fiance and I recently spent a few days at Castara Retreats and fell in love with its unique beauty that truly let us get away from the hustle and bustle of New York City and find a quiet space in nature that felt equal parts all to ourselves and shared with the amazing community of both this little fishermen's...

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1Thank MelindaMantooth
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2015

We stayed in the Rainforest and Treetops apartments and loved the experience we had at Castara retreats. The apartments were well thought out and well equipped - we had everything we needed. The views of the bay and village were absolutely amazing and we enjoyed being close to nature and the "outdoor" living environment acheived through the (safe) panoramic balcony/veranda,...

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perth
Reviewed 25 February 2015

i should preface my review by stating that about 45% of the guests at Castara retreat will think it's perfect and the other 45% will be so stoked at staying in a tree house on a tropical island that they will forgive them anything. The view is lovely and the apartments are well built and thought out. However to be...

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Lorna F, Guest Relations Manager at Castara Retreats, responded to this review

Over the years, services at Castara Retreats have improved to reflect the helpful feedback from guests. Any reviews that are not fully positive are discussed with our team in Castara and this has enabled them to better understand expectations for accommodation at our level of quality and pricing. Our aim is for guests to feel they received good value, and...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 22 February 2015

I loved this little apartment for one or two people. It is a beautiful little haiku house with an outside cement patio and 2 Adirondack chairs with a view of the Bay. It does not have much of a kitchen, however, so don't expect to cook much of a meal in there, and as well, the odor does prevail if...

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Reviewed 19 February 2015

We stayed in little bay at lilbets apartments and often wondered what the beautiful lights were. Got a tip from some lovely people about the restaurant. We booked online. The view was absolutely magical the kind you see in films. Then the food... Never tasted fish so beautifully cooked the whole plate was stunning. The staff are incredible. When we...

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Maraval, Trinidad
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Excellent in every area- comfort, ambiance, charm, nature, view, service, especially with a partner. Simple and magical. The stars are spectacular at night. Porridge and his wife are always ready to help out. The simple things that truly matter- covering bags with plastic to protect from the rain, checking in that all is alright, even allowing me to pick lemongrass/...

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Shenandoah, Iowa
Reviewed 15 February 2015

Beautiful property, excellent staff and attention to detail from start to finish. Porridge & staff where so terrific to work with and took care of our every need. Porridges niece makes the best bread and they leave a loaf for each guest. We loved it so much that we asked for a second loaf. We wish they served it at...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • 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: $143 - $467 (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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