Hummingbird 2 – Tobago holiday apartment
Hummingbird 2 is a one-bedroom Tobago holiday apartment surrounded by lush tropical gardens and offering affordable, secluded accommodation for couples seeking a Caribbean vacation. Located below Rainforest it has astonishing 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 is 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. 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!
Hummingbird 1 adjoins Hummingbird 2 and it is possible for two couples or a family to rent both these apartments. When the wooden dividing wall between the terrace areas is retracted it creates a spacious 32-foot terrace that spans the whole front of this accommodation with comfortable seating and dining options. It is perfect for families or for those who appreciate privacy within a shared environment with two en suite shower rooms.
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.
Facilities and features include the following:
- Bedroom: Large double bedroom (12 x 12 foot) with a king size bed that can be converted to two twin beds on request. The bed has a good quality mattress, pillows, white cotton sheets and bed cover and is covered by a very large mosquito net on a rectangular wooden frame that allows lots of space underneath. The bed looks directly out to the ocean and beach and the atmosphere is enhanced by the carved sun panels that are featured above all the windows and doors and allow the breeze to flow throughout the day and night as you enjoy your Caribbean vacation at Castara Retreats. The bedroom has a fitted hardwood wardrobe.
- Shower room: Good-sized shower room and toilet that is beautifully tiled and lit by flush spot lights with dimmer switch.
- Kitchen: Spacious kitchen, finished with hardwood windows, doors and cabinets, all made by local craftsmen. The kitchen has the same spectacular views as the terrace and looks to the ocean and beach as well as to the garden and is located to allow ease of access and socialising with both the indoor and outdoor terraces which makes serving meals and drinks easy and relaxing. The kitchen is well-equipped with top of the range cooker and full size fridge-freezer and has quality utensils, pans, coffee and teapots, glasses and china plates and bowls.
- 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. The modest sized outside terrace (8 x 8 foot) give s outside space to enjoy your morning coffee, some sun bathing, or an evening beer.
- The whole apartment, including the terrace, is illuminated by spotlights with dimmer controls, which are perfect for creating soft low lighting for a romantic atmosphere, with the added benefit of avoiding the tropical insects that are attracted by bright light.
- There is a small security safe for cash, documents and other valuables, as well as an iron, ironing board, hair dryer, and iPod docking station (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.)
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.