Beach House - Reader Reports & Opinion
Jo Mole from U.K. visited in February 2014 and awarded
The Beach House is wonderful. We stayed in one of the studio apartments and then moved up to Coconut Heights, and while Coconut Heights is bigger and better appointed and it is lovely to be up in the trees with the birds, the studio was also very welcoming. I don't think we have ever, or will ever, stay in a better location, where the sea is so close, where you can watch all the comings and goings in the bay, where there is so much wildlife and where we felt completely at home. To be able to come back each day (when we could tear ourselves away) and relax looking out at the sunset with a rum punch was magic. The village is a lovely place to stay and Little Bay (Heavenly Bay) is wonderful for swimming. Having The Boat House next door is a bonus, where you can go on a Wednesday to hear the drummers, and where you can sit and eat or have a drink on the balcony overlooking the sea. The only downside are the mosquitos in the evening - do take enough repellant for your stay. I would recommend The Beach House unreservedly for anyone who likes wildlife, a beach location, feeling part of the local way of life and totally relaxing. We could hardly bear to leave.
Azura & Jared Evans from U.K. visited in November 2013 and awarded
This review is long overview since it's been 2.5 weeks since we get back from beautiful Tobago. But the memory of Beach House never seems to fade even a little. It was a very memorable stay right on the beach in Castara called Little Bay.
Beach house is beautiful & it was our first sanctuary in Tobago. We stayed in one of the studios & loved it. It's perfect for a couple, comes complete with balcony where we spent many wonderful moments looking at the ocean, watching sunsets, barbecueing & just relaxing with drinks & books in hands. There are wooden bench, chairs & dining table enough for 4 people as well as hammock & clothes line to dry washing. The kitchen is very well equipped for cooking & the bed is fixed with the mosquito net. There are also an outdoor shower & stand pipe to wash the sands off you when u come back from the beach. We went to the beach everyday during our stay.
Beach House is nicely located close to the popular Boathouse which is a great restaurant that serves delicious local cuisines & it hosts a must go drum night every Wednesday. It is also within a very close proximity to local shop (Bingi's King of Fruit), tour company (Alibaba), bus stop, another beach (Big Bay) and best of all, fish stall where fishermen gather around with their fresh catch of the day around 3pm.
During our stay, we have had the pleasure of meeting the owner of Beach House, Carole & Graham & spent some time with them. They were very kind & attentive to our needs & well being. We were also looked after by Beach House's local manager, Porridge who always went out of his way to make everything perfect for us. We are very fortunate & grateful to have met such wonderful people here at Beach House. So we would recommend anyone who isn't afraid of Mosquito bites as well as the sound of the ocean & birds. Here at Beach House, the birds & lizards pay you a visit & make your every day.
Claudia Burkhardt from Germany visited in November 2013 and awarded
The setting is breathtaking: A wooden house in a lush garden only a few meters from the beach and the sea. The "Beach House" is all nature, you live with the sound of the waves and the singing of birds. We spent whole days just sitting on the balcony watching boats, birds, bats, dogs, cats, fishermen, local familys and a few other tourists. Main activities were swimming, snorkeling, reading, playing guitar and so on. Probably at Castara we had the most relaxing holidays we ever had, although there is enough to do at Tobago. But beside all this - the best of this holiday home is, that you really feel "at home" in a very private atmosphere and charming arrangement. (We love Carols decoration.)
Staying at the Beach House is like staying in the house of a close friend, who gave you a key, telling you: "Have a good time and feel at home!"
Wolfgang from Switzerland visited in October 2013 and awarded
Searching for a tropical island with an overwhelming nature, beautiful beaches, a clear sea and colourful fishes on living reefs? Want to make and meet friends in an idyllic fishermen’s village with some small but nice restaurants and bars? You don’t need luxury but a well equipped and clean accommodation for a reasonable price? You are searching for a beautiful apartment at the most romantic place in the world directly at a wonderful beach with an unbeatable view and magnificent sunsets?
You have found it: „The Beach House“ in Castara, Tobago, W.I.!
And you will return!
Alison from Trinidad visited in September 2013 and awarded
A few friends and myself stayed at Beach House and I fell in love with the place immediately. The place was equipped with everything you needed and the location was simply lovely. Being right on the beach and able to hear the sound of the surf and seeing the amazing sunsets was very therapeutic and just what I needed. Sitting on the porch in the mornings drinking that first cup of coffee and watching the birds feed on the sugar we put out was the perfect start to the day. The bay is frequented by manta rays so it is lovely to see them and the braver ones swim with them. There is a lovely local restaurant just next door for when you don't feel to cook and you are also able to catch different boat tours from right on the beach if you are so inclined. There are a lot of beautiful areas to visit in the area but you would need a car if you want to do that. I would also suggest you come with most of your food items although the village does have all the basics you would need. I did not miss not having access to TV or Wifi as there was more than enough for us to relax and enjoy. I will definitely be going back again. A warm, cozy, welcoming and relaxing destination and I will recommend highly.