Beach House - Reader Reports & Opinion
Tina Maryan from U.K. visited in January 2013 and awarded
I stayed at the Beach House, Castara, in one of the studio apartments and couldn't have asked for anything more. The studio apartments are simply and attractively furnished and right on the beach, and the balcony overlooking the sea provides a constantly changing but always beautiful view. It is possible to snorkel from the beach and see fish, turtles and rays on the small coral reef. Castara village has places to eat and drink and the Wednesday night drumming session in the bar next to the Beach House is great fun. I was made to feel really welcome by Graham and Carol, the owners, and Porridge, the manager, and by the many local people I met in Castara. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Beach House and Castara.
Richard And Alison from U.K. visited in January 2013 and awarded
We loved it! We stayed in one of the lower apartments (Palm) for 5 days in mid January 2013. It is basically a bedsit, compact but very well equipped, with ample hot water and enough space to move around, particularly with the addition of the spacious verandah area. There is a little wooden gate leading directly to the beach and a fantastic view over the bay from the veranah. Surrounding trees provide just the right amount of privacy. The whole area is very uncrowded - we never saw more than about 10 people on the beach at peak times and we usually had it to ourselves for our first swim in the morning. Little Bay is self-contained but it is a short walk to places to eat and shop. "Idyllic simplicity" sums up our experience and we had the added bonus of the company of the charming owners Carole and Graham in the apartment upstairs. With transport, a rain forest trip and a boat trip competently arranged by Porridge, we couldn't have asked for more. This was definitely the right choice for us, and we enjoyed our stay there much more then our earlier (expensive!) stay at Coco Reef !
Darren McGehee from U.S.A. visited in December 2012 and awarded
Fantastic in every way Great! location in a friendly, safe and seanic village. On the beach, great snorkeling, cought lobsters right in the bay! Clean and well apointed for the West Indies. Very near other graet villages on the less developed Carribean side.
Sue & Gil Law from Canada visited in November 2012 and awarded
We added on a week at the Beachhouse to the end of our 2 week stay in Grenada last November. Alison and her parents were extremely accommodating last minute, and we appreciated it.
This time we stayed in Palm Corner (next to Breadfruit Grove), as upstairs Coconut Heights was unavailable (we wanted to try it for the week)! Oh well, another time...
Palm Corner is exactly the same as my previous review of Breadfruit Grove.
As always, Porridge & Jeannell are very accommodating, check on you each day, give you tips on where to go, what to do, rent you a car. They are managers for the property, but really, are "part and parcel" of the Beachhouse!
Not much new to report, was the same as our last review. All very good....
Same recommendations I made to the owners' daughter: we would have loved our own beach loungers, but now Ali Baba's is renting them out, so that's good...
And because of the privacy and "get away from it all" feel, Wifi will also never be added to the Beachhouse. This was a small problem for us, as we had to search around to find it for my husband's job to get in touch with them back home, check on our flight & whatnot. Would be a great addition.... But thanks to Sharon and Chino for getting us connected!!! So there's always a way.
Otherwise as always a great, private place to stay!
Schwab Joachim from Germany visited in April 2012 and awarded
We stayed at the Beachhouse (Breadfruit grove) for two weeks. It is a lovely place. Perfect located at the best beach "little castara beach" at Tobago. There are two beaches the little and the normal beach and we found out the little is the better one. The house is very clean and full equiped with everything you need. A big barbeque grill belongs to the house where you can make the fish you buy from the fisherman from castara.The view from the deck to the sea is fantastic. Every 3 day's the towels will be changed.
The boat house restaurant&bar is next to the appartments located directly at the beach and they over good food and perfect drinks and even if it's so close there is no disturbing noise during night.
Special thanks to "Porridge" his son "Jacky" and his wife "channel" who takes care of everything and everybody.
We had beautiful scuba dives with "Richie" the owner of the Padi dive base divingintobago.com. The best dive instructor we ever had. Very special thanks to him.
Thank you all for that beautiful holidays.