Alibaba's Sea Breeze - Reader Reports & Opinion
Ariane Herdemerten from Belgium visited in September 2012 and awarded
There was not another village on Tobago, where I would have like to stay more than Castara. There was no other place in Castara that I would have like more than Alibaba`s.
For us, this was really THE perfect accomodation on Tobago. The apartement was very clean , perfect size , and most of all, the perfect location. Sitting on the balcony, you have this beautiful view over the bay , and an abundance of birds to share it with.
It is a place to chill and relax (and snorkel !)
I would always come back !
Petrina Wake from U.K. visited in August 2012 and awarded
Location, location,location! The apartments at alibaba's sea breeze overlook the small bay at Castara known as Heavenly Bay. The beach is a few steps away and this is a perfect spot for relaxing and taking time to enjoy the beautiful view. The apartment itself was basic but more than adequate, the bed was comfortable and sheets and towels were changed regularly during our 12 night stay. If you expect luxury and all mod cons this is not the place for you, however there was everything we needed and it was clean. I would strongly recommend stocking up very well at the supermarkets in Scarborough before you arrive as supplies are limited locally, although there are a few small stalls and shops. There is a small freezer and large fridge.
If you want to buy bread or cakes from the clay oven you need to go down early and pre order as demand is high. When we were there they were baking on Wednesday and Saturday. The bars and restaurants in the village, including the Boathouse seem to have erratic opening hours, although we were there in August so this may be why. ( another reason to make sure the fridge is full!) Alibaba was a great host and our day out in his boat, snorkelling the reefs and BBQ on a deserted beach is one I will always remember. Tobago is a beautiful island and it's people were friendly and helpful. If mornings on the balcony sharing breakfast with the birds and watching the fishermen and evenings enjoying the spark of fireflies and watching the sun go down with a cool drink are your thing then this is the place to do it. Don't miss the beautiful reef just around the bay, my first ever snorkelling expedition was an experience I will never forget.
Anders Hede + Family from Denmark visited in July 2012 and awarded
And outstanding view from the patio plus a lot of birds. As amateur armchair birders we counted at least 25 different speices from frigate birds to humming birds. The rooms are clean, are big, the sheets changed every to-three days. The beds and the nets are very good quality. The rates are very reasonable. Ali Baba is a great host. PLUS you get to stay in Castara which is a really nice village to spent a holiday.
Rabia Ramcharan from Trinidad visited in June 2012 and awarded
The drive to Alibaba tours was breath taking, the apartment was beautiful and well equipped, very comfy and romanic. The view was very scenic,relaxing and not what u wud c in d city area...
I would definitely visit Alibaba's again without a doubt.
Kirsty from U.K. visited in May 2012 and awarded
Amazing views, clean, charming & very comfortable.
1 minute walk to the quiet beautiful beach which I often had all to myself.
Fully equipped apartment with your every need anticipated.
Very quiet & private but Alibaba & Stephanie wonderful hosts and quietly in the background if you need any help or advice.
As a seasoned world traveller you cannot beat this place for value, cleanliness & sheer beauty. I have severe withdrawal symptoms since leaving a few weeks ago!