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
Alison Whiteoak from U.K. visited in December 2013 and awarded
We had a wonderful holiday at Alibaba's. The apartment was as it is in the photos - not luxurious but great value for money and had everything we needed. Alibaba's is all about the location and that couldn't be better. I spent many happy hours on the balcony watching the birds, the fishermen bringing in the catch and the sun going down.
Stephanie was great and we loved our boat trip with Alibaba. There's no pressure to go on trips but it was a great day out, catching fish for our lunch, snorkeling etc.
I would definitely recommend Alibaba's for anyone wanting a simple, laid back, peaceful holiday.
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.