Alibaba's Sea Breeze - Reader Reports & Opinion
Iris Rivera from U.S.A. visited in May 2009 and awarded
We were only able to stay one night at Alibaba's but it was more amazing then what we expected. The view was incredible and the rooms were clean and well kept. I HIGHLY recommend it. We are planning to go back and stay more days.
Brian And Lyn Matthews from U.K. visited in April 2009 and awarded
We had a wonderful holiday. The apartment is ideally situated by the beach and has great views of the beach. The accommodation is good. It is basic but all the necessities, such as toilet rolls and salt are provided. The bay is beautiful and the snorkelling from the shore is great. We saw squid, rays and many of the usual fish. The fan corals were beautiful.
Stephanie and Brian (Alibaba) are happy, welcoming and very helpful. They looked after us and were a constant source of information.
Castara is a lovely place to stay. It is not yet commercialised and has a wonderful relaxed atmosphere.
S. Thebeau from Canada visited in March 2009 and awarded
Having traveled to many countries in a wide variety of accommodation types, we must report Alibabas to be one of the most peaceful, beautiful and idyllic places we've been to. Laid back, excellent views, quiet, with beautiful birds on the deck, excellent facilities in the suite and a great location make it excellent value for the $$$.
If you're looking for the Sheraton... stay at the Sheraton. If you're looking for something relaxed and cozy... this is the place.
Very accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable hosts. Highly recommended!!!
Robert & Julia Peterson from U.S.A. visited in March 2009 and awarded
The apartment was comfortable and well maintained. Loved the well thought out details - from the bird feeders on the balcony, to the corkscrews to the stepstool so that kids could reach the sink. The owners were friendly and quite helpful.We enjoyed out stay, and felt quite at home.
Simone Kist from Canada visited in January 2009 and awarded
My new husband and I decided to get married in Tobago. After a lot of research we picked Castara as the perfect setting for our dream beach wedding. We also came across Alibaba’s Sea Breeze Apartments, located right on Heavenly Bay beach in Castara. After contacting the hotel we decided to reserve all four apartments for a week, for ourselves and some family and friends.
When we arrived in Castara we found it to be even more beautiful than we had imagined, it was so lush and natural. When we got to the apartments we were equally impressed. We were greeted by the very approachable co-owner, Stephanie (Mrs. Alibaba) and shown to our apartments. Each unit is a studio apartment with the bathroom at the rear, then a bedroom section with a large bed and mosquito net, then finally the kitchen/dining room which opens up onto a private balcony about twenty feet above the end of the beach.
We found all the units to be clean and well-supplied with everything we needed to feel comfortable. What are really outstanding about the apartments are the balconies. Situated right on the end of the beach, the balconies have the best view of Castara and also enjoy visits from many tropical birds including bananaquits, tanagers and mot mots (providing you leave them some treats in the birdfeeders). The beach below is only a two minute walk down the driveway and a small flight of steps.
Throughout our visit we found our hosts to be very friendly and resourceful. For example, my parents had accidentally left some groceries in a store in Scarborough (a 45 minute drive away) and Alibaba (aka Brian) went and retrieved them for us! Also, our close friends took a rainforest tour with Alibaba’s Tours and were very satisfied, finding the guide particularly knowledgeable and environmentally sensitive.
Overall Alibaba’s Sea Breeze Apartments was the perfect home-base for our destination wedding, we would thoroughly recommend the apartments other travelers.