- Sports & activity
- Cot / Highchair
- Internet Access
- Linen provided
- Beach within 30km
- Beach within walking distance
- Golf within 30km
- Child Friendly
- Sea View
- Cook available
- Other rental properties on site
- Suitable for events
Castara Retreats is a luxury eco-resort set into the hillside overlooking the fishing village of Castara on the Caribbean coast of Tobago. Backed by the oldest protected rainforest in the Western Hemisphere and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, Castara Retreats has an abundance of colourful wildlife from Mot Mots to Hummingbirds, Agoutis and Iguanas.
There are 16 accommodation options including a stunning penthouse apartment (sleeping 4) one bedroom apartments (each sleeping 2) in the main house plus luxurious cedar lodges (sleeping 2-4) and a characterful renovated fisherman's shack (sleeping 2). All have astounding views over the broad sweep of Castara Bay and/or look west over the Caribbean. Castara Retreats is five minutes walk from the sandy beaches and the village with its little shops and cafes. There is a Pavilion and terraces with plenty of seating - perfect places for watching the sunset or stargazing. All the accommodation has free WiFi internet access. We are rated #1 in wheretostay.com for the whole of Trinidad and Tobago because of our unrivalled location, our high quality accommodation and our friendly helpful service.
Castara Retreats is set between the sea and the rainforest on the spectacular north coast of Tobago in one and a half acres of lush tropical gardens. The beach is just five minutes away as is the village with its little shops and cafes. You can take trips right from your front door - island tours, birdwatching, hiking, fishing, snorkeling or stay put and sun bathe or laze in your hammock. Or maybe do a little yoga in our covered Pavilion. The temperature averages 85F year round - it's drier in the winter but still has an average seven hours/day of sun in the summer.
Guests arrive at Crown Point Airport, Tobago from London, Frankfurt and New York. Connecting flights go to Port of Spain, Trinidad where you pick up the commuter flight (20 minutes) to Tobago. You can also go through Barbados with a one hour flight to Tobago. There are also car and passenger ferry services from Port of Spain, Trinidad to the capital - Scarborough. It's a 50 minute drive to Castara and we can arrange for Porridge, our local manager, or one of his team to meet your flight or ferry for a reasonable fee. He will also stop at a supermarket along the way if you wish. You can rent a jeep or car or have Porridge or Jeanell drive you wherever you would like to go. The island is only 22 miles by six miles so it doesn't take long!
Crown Point. 50 minute drive.
Nearest Bus Stop:
In the village. five minutes walk.
Scarborough 50 minute drive.
Choose from one of 16 accommodations, which each has its own unique qualities and characteristics. With 4 two-bedroom options and 12 one-bedroom options, there are choices to suit a variety of requirements and budgets. The accommodation is spread across the tropical gardens above the beach. There are foopaths with handrails to each accommodation, though some sections are steeper than others. Free standing ventilator fans, safe for valuables, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, well equipped kitchen, laundry service on request, dimmer switches on all lights.
Decks with colourful furniture, paved paths with 24 hour lighting, outdoor showers for use after swimming.
Staying at Castara Retreats gives visitors the opportunity to be part of island life in an unspoiled fishing village with just 400 inhabitants. The accommodation is set right above the village so you can hear the school children singing and drumming each morning and watch the fishing boats come and go. The cafes are simple with good, creole style food and you can buy most basics from the little stalls and shops. Watch a football match or listen to the steel band, snorkel along the reef or enjoy a fishing or bird watching trip. The choice is yours - as much or as little to do as you would like...
Conditions of Rental
Rates are in UK sterling. A one third deposit is required on booking with the balance due eight weeks before the holiday is due to begin. Payment is by credit card on our secure payment page on the website. Our minimum booking is seven nights except at the last minute or if we have gaps in our schedule. Following your reservation and receipt of your deposit, cancellation within 12 weeks of your arrival date will entail both the loss of your deposit and responsibility on your part for payment of the outstanding fee.