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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Just finished 10 days at Castara Retreats with my wife and we both agree this is a flawless accommodation. The restaurant here is not great but I have made a separate review for that and don't include it in these marks, as it's run as a separate function. The accommodation is quite Spartan but this suits the stay, it's certainly...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 20 April 2015

My family and I just had the most wonderful vacation at Castara Retreats! We spent 5 nights in Ginger Lily, lovely accommodations with 2 air-conditioned bedrooms and an airy open living room/kitchenette. The restaurant was wonderful, fantastic food, open for lunch and dinner, with gorgeous views. Most of all, I can't say enough about the people. Kenny, who runs the...

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London
Reviewed 20 April 2015

I can't imagine a more wonderful place to stay, whether alone, as a couple or as a family. Castara Retreats is perched above the lovely village of Castara. The staff - Porridge, Jeanell, Kenny and the team are a great team - friendly, individual and flexible. No request is too much trouble. The restaurant serves the most amazing food with...

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Marlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

Stayed in Firefly, small but had all we needed with great views of the bay. Well run hotel owned by a Welsh Family. Big thanks to Porridge and Sien for taking me out to the three sisters for fishing, caught lots of small tuna and rainbow runner 2-3kg great sport on my light spinning rod. My only criticism would be...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Spent 4 nights in Shady Mango 1 at Castara Retreats during the Ides of March. I was born and raised in NYC to parents that immigrated from the Caribbean island of Grenada (which is not too far from Tobago), so I have to acknowledge the authentic vibes of Castara. My stay was absolutely refreshing. My goal was to getaway from...

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2015

A week in Birdsong. I won't repeat the superlatives used by everyone who has been to Castara...I'll just say that it's all true. I never realized that waking up at 5.30 in the morning could be so wonderful. Can't imagine a better view anywhere than from the upper deck at Birdsong.We did virtually nothing apart from lay on the beautiful...

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London, England
Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

There is no more convincing proof of the existence of a benevolent Creator than a stay at Castara Retreats. Words fail me, and yet I must meet the minimum 200 word count in order to be able to publish this. I'm almost there. I have no longing for a heavenly afterlife now that I know paradise exists on Earth.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Just returned from a fabulous two weeks in Castara Retreats, Tobago. This has been the most relaxing holiday ever. We were lucky to have been on holiday at the same time that the owners Steve and Sue were also on the Island. We were made to feel like personal guests and enjoyed their company on a boat trip come BBQ...

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2015

We stayed in Hummingbird 1 and absolutely loved it, but any of the apartments would have satisfied us, it's so very beautiful here - the views across Castara Bay and towards Little Bay are out of this world. The accommodation is clever: it's simple, yet attractive and allows you to appreciate your surroundings - the very best of nature in...

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St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2015

For a get away from it all holiday this is just THE place to come. The apartment was a lovely design, one of the new ones, and will by now be fully finished. It was a little noisy when the builders were there but every effort was made by Steve and Porridge to make up for it and take us...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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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: $147 - $441 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“All hilly (if that's a problem)”
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 of 5 bubbles shenesy, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We only stayed in Ginger Lily and would be happy to recommend.”
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 of 5 bubbles bex400, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Treetops. Large appartment. Two separate bedrooms, each with bathroom. Perfect for family or two couples.”
 of 5 bubbles hamag75, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If possible go for the biggest and highest apartment”
  • View of Castara beach from Rainforest Apartment
  • Battening down the shutters as the rain approaches
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 of 5 bubbles Tuftyhead, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are designed to allow a high level of seclusion and privacy”
 of 5 bubbles Jhz52, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
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