Castara Retreats offers a good choice of holiday beach accommodation in Tobago. With the recent addition of our new apartment, The Studio, we now have seven high-quality Tobago vacation rentals to suit a variety of holiday requirements and budgets, and with the possibility of multiple reservations should you be part of a larger group. All have fabulous views of Castara Bay and the Caribbean ocean.
First, there is the main house which consists of three beautifully appointed apartments divided into a two bedroom penthouse apartment (Rainforest) on the upper floor and two one bedroom apartments (Hummingbird 1 and 2) below. In September 2007, renovations were completed in Hummingbird 1 upgrading it from a studio apartment to a one-bedroom apartment with separate kitchen and living/dining. Hummingbird 2 was completely rebuilt in 2008 as a one-bedroom apartment with separate living/dining areas. These three apartments offer a very high level of accommodation and are perfect for anyone looking for quality holiday accommodation in Castara, Tobago.
Secondly there is Fisherman's Lodge, a quirky and characterful shack offering 800 square feet of spacious living with a large double bedroom, kitchen, living room, and both covered and open deck areas set in Castara Retreat's lush tropical gardens.
Thirdly are two state of the art wooden haiku lodges, Coasthanger and Birdsong, each offering very high quality and spacious Caribbean holiday accommodation. Coasthanger has one bedroom and an open plan living area, kitchen, shower room and porch. Birdsong has similar open plan living areas but with two bedrooms and two en-suite shower rooms.
Finally, we have created The Studio, a new apartment underneath Birdsong Lodge that we plan to offer separately to Birdsong and is available from 13th December 2012. This is our smallest accommodation and is entered quite separately from and below Birdsong, and is completely private. The Studio is of a similar size and configuration as Hummingbird 2, with an en-suite bedroom and open plan living/kitchen area on the covered deck. The bedroom is the only room at Castara Retreats with air conditioning. Photographs will be available by mid-November 2012.
All of our accommodations in Tobago offer open, spacious living areas and comfortable seating for both dining and relaxing. Each has stunning and uninterrupted views of the bay and the Caribbean ocean.
Mango trees fringe the lush tropical gardens and banana palms and bamboo grow below, with orchards with papaya, lemons, plantain, avocado, orange and limes within the two acres of rapidly maturing gardens. The fruits are there to enjoy when in season. To enhance enjoyment of the garden, we have just completed (December 2010) a magnificent new pagoda beautifully set in our tropical gardens overlooking the ocean and offer delicious three course meals six evenings a week and a traditional BBQ on Friday evenings. Guests can also enjoy a fresh fruit cordial or smoothie along with a selection of well-priced wines, beer and vintage rums in our quiet bar. The Pagoda is a spacious 18ft by 24ft with comfortable seating and atmospheric lighting. Let Porridge or Kenny know if you would like to have a meal – it's a great way to relax and meet everyone. All our guests are invited to share its use, and to explore the gardens.
We would point out to visitors that our Tobago accommodations are located on a hillside overlooking Castara beach. Access to and from the beach involves a 75-yard walk up a paved, well-lit path. A look at our web site photos will give you a good impression of the daily walk up and down the hill from our holiday rentals in Tobago to the beach.
In October 2005 we created a private drive and discreet car park so vehicular access to our stylish wooden lodges, and our quality apartments in Tobago, is now much simpler and clients can arrive and walk to all the Castara Retreats accommodations without effort. As part of this development we also created new facilities for guests who arrive early or have late departures. These facilities include the Pagoda with comfortable seating and honesty bar, a shower room and toilets for guests to use before setting off for the airport, and a lock-up baggage room with security safes, all designed for clients to relax and enjoy their final day of their Caribbean vacation.
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