Hummingbird 2 – Tobago holiday apartment
Hummingbird 2 is a newly renovated one-bedroom Tobago holiday apartment which adjoins Hummingbird 1 and is beautifully positioned with a small outdoor deck and panoramic views of the beach and the whole of Castara Bay. It is surrounded by lush, tropical gardens looking west through the old mango trees to the ocean and the setting sun. It’s a lovely setting for the perfect Caribbean vacation, this well presented apartment is located within the original Japanese style Haiku lodge consisting of three purpose-designed private apartments, each well soundproofed and orientated to optimise the fabulous views of the beach, the rainforest, the surrounding gardens, and the cooling breezes from the east.
Following recent renovations of these Tobago holiday apartments in the Haiku lodge at Castara Retreats, it is now possible for two couples or a family to have the additional option of renting both apartments side by side (Hummingbird 1 & 2). When the wooden dividing wall between Hummingbird 1 & 2 is retracted, it has a spacious 32-foot terrace that spans the whole front of this beautiful Tobago holiday accommodation with comfortable seating and dining options. It is perfect for those who appreciate privacy within a shared environment with the facility of two en suite shower rooms.
We recently installed a new shower room and a spacious fitted wardrobe in Hummingbird 2 and updated the bedroom with a king size bed that can be converted to twin beds on request. Recent renovations have included an extension of the covered deck area to include a well-equipped and spacious new kitchen with cooker, full-size fridge freezer and hardwood cupboards built by local craftsmen. New hardwood windows and entrance complete the picture with everything built to the same high standards and attention to detail as in Hummingbird 1. As with all the accommodations at Castara Retreats there is an iron, ironing board, hair dryer, security safe, and ventilation fan. We have just installed a good quality iPod docking system for those that love music when staying in our Tobago holiday apartment above the bay in Castara. You can also use your iPhones and MP3 players on the system provided you use the mini jack to stereo RCA cable that we provide. We request that guests are mindful of volume levels both during the day and in the evening so you do not disturb your neighbours.
Hummingbird 2 is a little smaller holiday apartment than Hummingbird 1 and the main difference is that it does not have such a spacious outside terrace. The covered terrace is a good size 16' x 12' plus a 12' x 4' area in which we have created the kitchen. All in all there is a spacious 16' x 16' open plan terrace room for cooking, dining, relaxing and limin' with comfortable chairs, a hardwood coffee table and full size hammock - all with views to the beach and bay. There is a very well soundproofed solid wall between the two apartments, ensuring guests are not disturbed by neighbours.
Manta rays can regularly be seen in the ocean below and hummingbirds arrive every few minutes to feed on the Ornamental Bananas and colourful flowers. Bananaquits have even nested in the candle holders that we provide for each accommodation!
This Tobago holiday apartment at Castara Retreats is, as with all our accommodations is sensibly illuminated with lamps and spotlighting with dimmer controls, which are perfect for creating soft ambient lighting for a romantic atmosphere during vacations in Tobago and with the added benefit of avoiding the tropical insects that are attracted by bright light.
If you are looking for high quality Tobago holiday apartments, then Hummingbird 1 at Castara Retreats offers the perfect place for your self-catering holidays in Tobago.