The Annex - alternative to Tobago hotels
With the Annex, Castara Retreats is offering something similar to Tobago hotels with this self-contained, air conditioned unit. It is designed for two people seeking a spacious and stylish en suite bedroom, with facilities for preparing breakfast and light bites for lunch, but not hot food. Our guests staying here are therefore people who, like those staying in other Tobago hotels, plan not to prepare hot meals and to eat out either in the village or in our restaurant at Castara Retreats.
The Annex is accessed via a private path from the driveway below. There is also the option for a family or group staying in Birdsong to also rent this additional space, hence providing them with a third en suite bedroom, and in which case there is an alternative entrance via a path at the side of Birdsong. Birdsong and The Annex do not overlook each another and the adjoining wall is fully soundproofed.
Facilities and features include the following:
- A spacious en suite bedroom (16 x 16 feet or 5 x 5 meters). However, the Annex is smaller than our lodges and apartments and is consequently our most modestly priced accommodation.
- Fine views of the ocean from the large queen size bed fitted with a top quality mosquito net on a purpose made frame.
- Storage and hanging space in the fitted wardrobe, as well as bedside tables and lamps, and a number of other lighting options to create ambient and task lighting to suit all moods.
- A spacious en suite shower room with large mirror and discrete spotlights.
- Facilities for preparing breakfast and light bites, but not hot food. This includes a small fridge, toaster, kettle and crockery and small sink.
- Air conditioning is available. For those who prefer not to use aircon, there is the option to open the window and to let in the natural sounds of the ocean and dawn chorus. In this case you may wish to use the ventilation fan to create a little air movement at night.
- The floor is polished pitch pine and the walls and ceiling are boarded with either cedar or pine.
- An iron, ironing board, hair dryer, security safe, and ventilation fan.
- Outside is a small open terrace with a lovely view of the ocean and ample space for two comfortable beach style chairs for those wishing to relax in the sun or star gaze at night.
- The small car park at Castara Retreats is located below the Annex and this offers the quickest way to the beach in a four or five minute walk.
The Annex offers a wonderful alternative to Tobago hotels for your holiday in this quiet fishing village on Tobago. Everything in the Annex is new and well appointed to the high standards that clients have come to expect of Castara Retreats or indeed of a luxury Tobago hotel.