Alibaba's Sea Breeze - Reader Reports & Opinion
Hans Neher from Germany visited in December 2013 and awarded
It is a very private place, good room, perfect sea view and good for birding. We will stay there again.
we enjoyed a lovley almost empty and clean beach.
thanks for you recommendation, Hans Neher
Jenny from U.K. visited in December 2013 and awarded
If you are after thriving nightlife and traditional bars this is not the location for you, if you are looking for a slice of paradise then I would suggest you email Stephanie immediately.
From my first email enquire about availability to us leaving the island the level of service was amazing. Stephanie never failed to respond to my numerous queries and questions and after experiencing the internet connection first hand I was even more impressed with her prompt replies.
We were collected from the airport as part of the service by a very knowledgeable Mendales, on route back to the apartment he offered to stop at the supermarket and bank to ensure we would have everything we needed.
Stephanie and Alibaba were fantastic host, always ready to answer any questions but they were not intrusive.
The apartments had everything we needed for our two week stay, they were thoroughly cleaned every 3rd day even down to changing the shower curtain. There are three fans in the apartment these are more than adequate. We never once shut our veranda doors and this allowed a breeze through the apartment. I had read a few reviews complaining about the sound of the waves, I have to say they are loud but I found the sound relaxing and drifted off immediately.
For us the veranda was the highlight of the apartment offering stunning views over the water, providing the ideal place to relax and watch the wildlife.
I can honestly say that we thought that Castara was the best place in Tobago, we enjoyed ourselves so much we booked for next Christmas before leaving the apartments.
Thank you to Stephanie, Alaibaba and all of the staff for making our stay so wonderful
Jutta from Germany visited in November 2013 and awarded
Appartment with fully equipped kitchen and a balcony just above the beach. Friendly hosts. Perfect for snorkling, scuba diving and trips around the island.
Carsten from Germany visited in June 2013 and awarded
Sehr nettes inhabergeführtes Haus in Castara. Top-Lage inmitten der Natur und direkt am Strand, der leider etwas unter der rauhen See im Frühjahr gelitten hat. Die offene Bauweise der Zimmer macht eine A/C entbehrlich.
Tolle Organisation individueller Ausflüge mit super-netten Guides. Die Gastgeber waren bei Bedarf sofort erreichbar, ansonsten kaum wahrnehmbar, dass sie im gleichen Haus leben.
Einkaufsmöglichkeiten in ca. 10 Minuten Fußweg erreichbar, am Strand gibt es in kleines Restaurant mit Speisen zu fairen Preisen.
Wenn wir noch mal nach Tobago fahren, dann garantiert wieder nach Castara mit seinen wunderbaren Einwohnern und Unterkunft bei Alibaba und Stephanie.
Aum Nicol from Canada visited in May 2013 and awarded
In Castara, you have to go up to go down. There's a great windy road to get to it. The village nestled in the mountainside opens to a beautiful bay. When we walked into our apartment to our left was a good sized bathrooin the middle of the space is a king sized mosquito-netted bed and then a small kitchenette-fully stocked. Opening the balcony doors we had the exact view as in the MyTobago site. I cried it was so beautiful!
My husband and I would "lime" on the balcony with our Angostura Lemon-Lime and enjoy the view. Our room was very close to greenery and lots of birds sang to us and chickens and roosters woke us early to enjoy the day. I have made friends with a lizard that scuttled in and out of our kitchen with a big moth in his mouth.
Unfortunately, we did not make a connection with the owners, otherwise we would have probaby taken the diving trip and tours from them. I was sad to miss them as we had made bond with all our other hosts over our three week stay in Tobago.
The apartment was clean and they offer laundry service! If I could miss one thing, it would be airconditioning. It wouldn't have worked there because there are criss-cross openings in the wall near the ceiling that lets air flow in and out to the outside and to the hallway...which... is a little awkward regarding privacy. I loved the kingsized bed and was grateful for the ceiling and standing fans.
Castara is a lovely village and we celebrated Harvest with the locals. We found a cherished coffee house and many good eating establishments. The fishermen get up early with their nets and the locals were friendly. One thing would be great in Castara is if the people took more pride in the fact they live in heaven and cleaned up the litter along the beach regularly. It wasn't too touristy in May but we made good friends in the locals and from visitors like ourselves.
Alibaba's has a good thing going and a great spot. I recommend this place to visit any time.