Blue Mango Cottages - Reader Reports & Opinion
These reports are a combination of questions and comment posted in our Blue Mango Cottages forum and visitor reports added via the 'Add Report' tab above. The votes awarded are weighted by volume and date to give a truer representation of reader satisfaction [more details].
Reader Satisfaction Ranking: Weighted ranking based on 32 votes = 4.3 (max 5)
Sarita from Trinidad visited in July 2015 and awarded
Humble wooden cottages built among the trees on top of hill overlooking castara bay.
Fantastic views / sunsets with easy access to beautiful beach that also has excellent snorkeling.
Swam with hawksbill turtles, rays, cuttlefish in crystal waters. Saw more birds than at Asa Wright just sitting in the room veranda !!
Castara waterfall nearby is wonderful forest walk in the morning..
Room is complete with refrigerator, small stove. Bathrooms worked fine... no problems with water or elec.
No air conditioning or TV which is GREAT for those seeking a more 'eco' experience. WiFi works well. Mosquito net over bed. Had the best sleep there.
Castara village is very receptive to visitors and there are many options for tours, sea trips, food / supplies. Food is excellent !!
Easy drive to englishman's bay / parlatuvier or back to bucco / crownpoint
beautiful natural getaway
Bernard from France visited in March 2014 and awarded
A notre arrivée au cottage, nous avons été surpris de la qualité de l'habitation, en effet,les photos présentées sur le site sont loin de la réalité : un sérieux rafraîchissement s'impose! De plus des coupures d'électricité et d'eau ont agrémentées notre séjour. Un bon conseil si vous résidez à Castara (et certainement ailleurs) et que vous souhaitiez vous reposer : munissez vous de bouchons d'oreilles indispensables à cause des coqs et des chiens qui n'arrêtent jamais de hurler (surtout la nuit). Ceux-ci nous ont gâché notre séjour. Un plus quand même : Collin est sympa et parle français. Si vous désirez faire des activités (pêche en mer ...), assurez-vous de la fiabilité des individus !!!
Gillian Templeton from Canada visited in March 2013 and awarded
Blue Mango was perfect for us. We wanted a quiet vacation without throngs of party-goers. Our apartment was comfortable and very clean - we were not seeking luxury - and we were constantly lulled by the sound of the sea below our window. Despite the heat, our room was cool and the balcony shaded until just before sunset; a beautiful view. All arrangements were made easily and smoothly including a drive organized from the airport with time to pick up groceries and go to the bank. We enjoyed the swimming, snorkelling, walks along the stunning beach, joining local life in town, particularly when fishermen brought the catch in, birdwatching, nature walks nearby, eating in local restaurants, buying fish at the market to cook ourselves. I would definitely recommend Blue Mango if this is the type of holiday you seek and if you are able to entertain yourself. Bring a book, music, binoculars, camera and a loved one. We enjoyed every minute of our 2 week vacation at Blue Mango. Thank you Colin & Rebecca.
Anthony from Canada visited in February 2013 and awarded
Yes the place is showing signs of age but...what a great location. Inbetween the two bays, overhanging the bays. It's quiet and yet within minutes of the beach and the restaurants.
Rooms are large and quiet. A constant breeze makes it a very comfortable temperature and there is always a fan if needed.
I would return in a heartbeat. If you are looking for pampered luxury then no. If you're looking for location, atmosphere and comfort then a big YES!
E. Van Dooren from Netherlands visited in February 2013 and awarded
What a great place!! Lovely view over the caribbean ocean, pure nature and wind blowing trough the balcony doors at night.
Had a lot of fun with Rebecca, she's a powerfull, good cooking lady with a great sense of humor!
We just loved it there and hope to come back soon!