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Castara Retreats

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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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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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Stayed in Shady Mango for one week. Perfect spot to relax, but also a good base for exploring the north of the Island. As everyone says, Porridge is a star. He is always around if you need to find him, but not in your face in anyway. Castara as a resort appeared to have many repeat visitors (from all over)...

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Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We didn’t stay there but went to look around as our daughter and family had talked about going there and asked us to check it out. The whole complex is at the top of a steep pathway leading up to a small car park. There are 15 what they call rustic tree-house style, self-catering accommodations. We asked to see a...

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Beloit, Wisconsin
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This trip was to celebrate my husband's second retirement. His position required him to be available at all times so when asked what he wanted for his retirement trip his answer was fairly simple: Beach, view, few people, drink as much coffee as wanted, and read to his heart's content. Spent a lot of time looking for the perfect spot...

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Perranporth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We booked Castara Retreats directly through the website which was straightforward and was followed up by direct contact and advice and information from a UK representative. We were collected from the airport by a smiling Porridge who continued to be helpful throughout our stay. We stayed in Ginger Lily, which I read on the website to be more compact and...

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Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada
Reviewed 18 February 2017

One word of caution, do not go to this hotel if you have any kind of mobility issue. The hotel is on a hill side and you're always going up and down stairs. Service at Castara Retreats is outstanding, Pooridge and Jeanelle go out of their way to make sure everything is perfect. They don't way for you to ask,...

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München
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great people, great food, great experience in a very authentic way. Maybe the only "real caribbean" place in the caribbean :-) Even in the not perfect way it was perfect. And the Manager Porridge did a great boat trip, the best we had in three weeks.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We stayed for a week in january 2016 in the Treetops appartment. It's as nice as you find it on their web site. The price is a rather high. Especially if you would like to stay for some weeks. he If breakfast would have been included it would have been more value for money. That would also bring the guests...

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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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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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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: RM524 - RM1,083 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“This is truly natural beauty. It is not for people who want to live fast paced.”
jayalila, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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
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