Beach House - Reader Reports & Opinion
Bianca And Peter from U.K. visited in February 2010 and awarded
Staying at the Beach House was a real delight. We spent two weeks in Palm Corner: the location was perfect, just a few steps to the beach, and it felt very private even though you are only two minutes walk from the Boat House restaurant (great food and lovely people). Our room was lovely, simple but with character, a good bookshelf and good quality kitchen equipment. Humming birds and bananaquits come to your balcony and the fruitman delivers daily. Thanks Carole and Graham - you made us very happy!
Brigitte And Martin from Germany visited in February 2010 and awarded
In February 2010 we realised our dream and came to Tobago. At no point we were disappointed and especially our stay in the Beach House / Coconut Heigths was exceptional. Every day was different and full with experiences we will never forget due to the people, the island and its nature. Also the surrounding and perfect atmosphere of the lodge did a lot to feel very comfortable.
We enjoyed the “easygoing life” in Castara very much with “events” like seeing stingrays, coloured fishes and beautiful corals in Little Bay, getting bread from the ladies at the school, hearing the steel-band and drums on Wednesday at the Boat House, meeting nice people for liming and so on ....
We recommend this special place to all people who do not like camouflage clothes at any time and appreciate this little island and Castara just how they are.
Bill And Diane from Canada visited in February 2010 and awarded
Just back from our most relaxing vacation yet. This was our second time at the Beach House. This year we spent 18 nights and loved every moment. Things were as we remembered it from last year. It's a quaint, rustic home away from home on the beach. The local people are friendly and helpful. One local even delivers fruit and vegetables right to your door or you can walk up the hill to his place. We bought fresh fish at the market in Castara as the fishermen bring their catch in to cook in our apartment. We also ate at several of the restaurants in the village. Food was always good either way.
To sit on the porch in the evening and watch the spectacular sunsets every night, just can't be beat.
The water was always warm and refreshing, and only feet/meters from your door. There is snorkeling on the small reef to the right off the beach. We saw stingrays, squid, parrot fish, eels and numerous other fish.
A special thanks to Porridge, who collected us from the airport and was always available for any information and suggestions too help us out. He always has a smile and a good word to say.
And thanks to Carole and Graham, our hosts, who are very friendly and a pleasure to know.
See you next year.
Bill and Diane
Niels Hagen from Netherlands visited in February 2010 and awarded
thanks for the plesant stay at your beach house!! We stayed at the Coconut heights and had a excellent time. The weather was great with cool nights, the people at Castara are very nice, beautiful beach with good snorkling and a great environment with a lot of different trees and flowers. Its really a place to relax. We had a great time and special thanks to Porridge who makes your stay complete. We hope to come back once, its a great spot for honeymoons!!
All the best, Niels Hagen & Mieke van Dam
Steve Bond from U.K. visited in January 2010 and awarded
We stayed at The Beach House for about 10 days in January after being stuck at Gatwick for 5 days so needed somewhere very chilled to recover from this delight. The Beach House must be one of the best locations on the island - it is 10 paces from the beach. The room was fine and had everything we needed, clean, good shower - no complaints at all.
Castara is lovely, the people are lovely and we were made to feel very welcome. Porridge looked after us well and even gave us a trip and tour around Scarborough after a problem with the Castara cashpoint machine. He really is a top man.
It is one of the few places I've ever been when doing very little is highly recommended. Get up, have a swim, lie in the hammock, watch the Motmots make their regular visits (I'm a birdwatcher and after 10 days had masses of birds visiting the feeders), have another swim, have a beer, go and buy some fish at the beach (about 16.00, and 20T$ will get you something marvellous), grill it, eat it, have another beer and watch the little fruit bats emptying the sugar water from the hummingbird feeders.
Maybe, try a peanut and guiness ice cream (I'm serious). Maybe go to the Tuesday pan night.
So, The Beach House is very recommended. Our thanks to Carol, Porridge, Pandy (who gave us regular invites into his home for Tobago food and liming) and everyone else who makes Castara such a great place. Nearly forgot: Sherwins Curry Goat at Marguerites......
Is there any downside: well the waves don't always lap, sometimes they crash. It is Tobago and there are 24 hour chickens. Sleep can be a problem........ but not a big problem.
If you have any questions I'd be pleased to try and answer.