Introduction - Tobago holiday accommodation
Castara Retreats offers Tobago holiday accommodation in their quality eco resort superbly located overlooking the Bay of Castara, with stunning views of the Caribbean and mountains. For those seeking an exciting alternate to Tobago hotels for their holidays, these ten stylish accommodations are built to the highest standards and are set right above Castara beach in two acres of lush tropical gardens. Backed by the deep green of the oldest protected rainforest in the Western Hemisphere and framed by mango trees and bamboo, Castara Retreats is a perfect Tobago holiday destination for those seeking quality accommodations in a lush tropical paradise where guests can relax and live in the landscape around them free from the protocols of your average Tobago hotel.
The Telegraph Magazine (11th February 2012)
Edmund de Waal's lead feature on Tobago and Castara Retreats
“Overlooking Castara Bay, the lodges of Castara Retreats combine simplicity with luxurious touches……each one angled to make the most of the spectacular views. This is as good as it gets……We loved it.”
The Sunday Times (11th May 2014)
Article by Karen Robinson.
“From the breeze-kissed terraces of Castara Retreats, the view sweeps around the bay, taking in the sparkling cobalt sea, the clean white curve of sandy beach and the sweetie shop – bright paintwork on the houses clambering up the hillside…[Castara Retreats is] a collection of 12 lodges and apartments cantilevered out from the lush green hillside at the southern end. No TV, no air con, just natural wood, slatted blinds, secluded terraces and simple, comfortable furniture – it’s like living in a grown up treehouse, with parrots swooping through the foliage.”
Our ten self-catering Tobago holiday accommodation consists of four all-wood lodges, (Birdsong, Coasthanger, Ginger Lily and Lime Tree) plus a renovated Fisherman's shack and five stylish high quality apartments, all of which can be rented by couples or by families and groups.
These Tobago holiday accommodations sit gently on the land, are reliant on natural airflows for cooling, and reflect grace, simplicity and restraint. Haiku means 'what I feel' and was coined as a form of poetry to communicate awe and wonder at the abundance and harmony of nature. Our philosophy for Castara Retreats is to offer holidays in Tobago in a small Caribbean eco resort that reflect principles of beauty, balance and respect and we endeavour to reflect these aspirations in our buildings, the gardens, in the relationships with the people we work with, and with our gusts.With the recent creation of our stunning pavilion café/restaurant, offering freshly made meals, light bites, organic juices and cocktails, Castara Retreats offers a range of quality Tobago holiday accommodation together with the choice of both informal and fine dining to create an additional option for those initially seeking Tobago hotels as a venue for their holiday. Our accommodation recently featured in The Guardian in a feature in the travel section entitled “Top 10 hotels, guesthouses and villas in Tobago”.
Castara Retreats offers Tobago holiday accommodations set in two acres of tropical gardens with sun terraces, and shady spots where you can relax under the mango trees and listen to the mot-mots calling. Purpose-designed deck areas are as perfect for birders as they are for watching the stingrays in the bay below or the spectacular Caribbean sunsets.
The basic principle at Castara Retreats is for guests to look after themselves in well-resourced self-catering accommodation in Tobago with good local support that is free from the constraints of Tobago hotels. Our support team, led by Porridge and Jeanell, are local to Castara and live close by in the village. Contact with them offers guests the perfect opportunity during their Tobago holidays to be introduced to local Caribbean culture, and have really enjoyed spending time in their company.
If you are looking for holiday accommodation in Tobago with informal, relaxing, high quality lodges and apartments, then Castara Retreats is the Tobago holiday rental for you.