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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to think of anything that hasn't already been said about Castara Retreats so this is just to reiterate what everyone else has posted. This is indeed a very special place. We stayed in Hummingbird Two and loved it. The views were amazing. We could just have sat on our terrace all day looking out at the sea and... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an absolutely stress free holiday for us. Everything about Castara Retreats and Tobago says "chill", "it's all good". It's not a 5 star luxury spa retreat but the simplicity and natural beauty of the location and the friendliness of people in the property and in the village more than make up for that. I could have spent all... More 

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Nottingham, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If your idea of the perfect holiday is a sleek sophisticated hotel, gourmet food, and being cosseted and pampered in five star luxury then Castara Retreats may not be for you. But if you're looking to get away from mass tourism, to have a genuine Caribbean experience, and stay in absolutely beautiful accommodation then this place is perfect. Last year... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For years we have been addicted to the remote beaches of the Western Isles of Scotland so a long haul flight to somewhere unknown was outside the comfort zone of my wife and three boys. We are now so very glad we took the chance. It may sound a cliche but Castara is a unique place and truly gave us... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having read the reviews, we were really looking forward to staying at Castara Retreats and we weren't disappointed. We stayed in Hummingbird 1 for five nights in October. The views were amazing, but I don't think this is unique as all the apartments have great views. Sitting out overlooking the ocean having breakfast surrounded by birds and wildlife is a... More 

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1 Thank CatherineRyder76
Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany
2 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Just came back from a 2-weeks stay in Castara Retreats in the first weeks of October. It was the first holiday in the Caribbean and all our expectations were more than fulfilled! The Retreat is located beautifully on a hill above Castara village with an awesome view over the bay. We stayed in apartment "Hummingbird-2" which was perfect for a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Castara, Tobago – My-My, what a beautiful Island! Two weeks back, and I can still hear the birds singing! I remember looking on in awe as the different species of birds – gorgeously coloured with distinct shapes, sizes and wing movements – flew onto my table in the Tamarind Lodge at Castara Retreats. Castara Retreats is truly different and unique!... More 

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Port Of Spain, Trinidad And Tobago
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Great view from Firefly; single bedroom apartment where I stayed. Birds, including hummingbirds and the gorgeous Motmot, could be seen from my room. Hummingbirds and Bananaquits were regular visitors at the hotel's restaurant, Caribbean Kitchen, thanks to two bird feeders there. The manager, 'Porridge', and Keisha the cook at the restaurant, were a true joy to be around - helpful,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

First of all, this review is very overdue - we spent 12 days in Castara in early 2013 (I had to pick a more recent option to post this review apparently) - but we remember it like it was yesterday! Simply put - it is a magical place. (The island and the town as well - but Castara Retreats in... More 

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1 Thank kctdvm
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

I spent a few days at the Castara Retreat, the employes are very kind and make sure you feel like home. The place is amazing with a beautiful view. Close to the beach. For the people who need to rest and like to discover exotic places, i'd say : That's where you have to go.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Smoking rooms available
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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: RM464 - RM1,402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“All apartments very different so check the website for individual characteristics. We loved Beachscape.”
 of 5 bubbles , 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All of them are good!”
 of 5 bubbles hobkinson, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Hummingbird 1 - great location, quiet but only a few minutes from the beach and village, and fab views of the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles CatherineRyder76, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lived in Hummingbird-2, very central but quiet. Close to the restaurant, awesome view. Hummingbird-1 is next door and comparable.”
 of 5 bubbles Reiseekki, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our view from Hummingbird One was outstanding and it was very private - but from what I understand, all of the rooms are amazing!!”
 of 5 bubbles kctdvm, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
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