Boatview - Reader Reports & Opinion
Sabine Hollaender from Germany visited in July 2012 and awarded
After three years we stayed again in the Boathouse and we enjoyed it very much. We especially enjoyed the kitchen where you really find everything what you need for cooking.Despite of the rainy season we had great weather with a lot of sunshine. We liked Castara a lot. They closed down the supermarket. But you can find all you need in the small shops on the road if you┤ll look around.It was a totally relaxing holiday and I am sur we will return some day.
Alvaro Risso from Uruguay visited in June 2012 and awarded
Spanish is our language but we will write this report in english so we can share our experience with more travelers.
First of all, we must say that all the information that we have in My Tobago was an excellent help to our first trip to Tobago. Hotels, car rental, supermarkets, fuel, beaches, restaurants, apartments... Everything was very useful, thanks!!!
My wife and I went from Trinidad to Tobago by plane in Caribbean Airlines. We purchased our tickets in their web site and all worked fine.
After a couple of days in Crown Point, we went by car to Castara and we stayed four days at the Boatview apartments. We read the reviews in My Tobago, and it was the kind of thing that we want in a little beach village.
The apartment was spectacular. Sharon, the owner, choose the Lavander for us, and we really enjoyed it. The view was great, the bed big and confortable, the kitchen very well equipped and the location superb. The swimming in the tranquil beach was excellent and the near Englishman Bay is just the most beautiful beach in the island.
Take care with the services that are very poor in Castara. In our stay we coudn┤t find any restaurant or cafeteria open. All the recommended options reviewed in My Tobago were closed, and the only dinner that we had was in Sharon┤s restaurant in the beach.
We highly recommend Boatview and Castara aswell.
Andrea from Germany visited in May 2012 and awarded
It was my first time in Tobago and i was looking for a place close to a beach to relax from 2 weeks sightseeing in Tobago and Trinidad. The appartment is big and has a wonderful big balkony and a kitchen with all you need. It is not modern, 2 fan and one fan + mosquitonet above the bed. not perfect cleaned but it was ok. I left the door open all day and night and had no problem with any "visitors" if bird, spider, locust or bat disturbing my dreams :-).
I enjoyed the breakfast and dinner in Sharons Restaurant, the quiet small beach and the greater castara beach with fresh fish offers and a few good restaurants on the main street. Sharon was very helpful and organizing boattours with Alibaba to Nylon Pool or fishing and also her driver Karim is always on time when you need a ride to a shop or another beach or sightseeingtours around the island.
I will definitly stay there again if i come to Tobago again.
Thanks for the nice stay!
John Hogarth from Canada visited in April 2012 and awarded
Wonderful view of Heavenly Bay and very good service from Sharon. Only a few steps from the beach. Also appreciated car rental service available at Taylor's, very near Boatview Apartments. Beach restaurant has excellent food and is a great place to enjoy the ambience of Castara.
Kristina+dietrich Huebing from Germany visited in March 2012 and awarded
Wir waren f├╝r eine Woche im ersten Appartement vom Treppenaufgang (Lavendel). Es ist eine fantastische Lage. Auf dem riesigen Balkon kann man relaxen oder V├Âgel und Echsen beobachten und aus n├Ąchster N├Ąhe fotografieren. Der Strand liegt direkt vor dem Balkon und man hat einen herrlichen Blick ├╝ber den gesamten Strand, die K├╝ste nach S├╝den und die Karibische See. Unser Appartement h├Ątten wir uns im K├╝chen-und Badbereich etwas besser gereinigt gew├╝nscht. Das nur kalte Wasser (ca.27┬░C) aus allen Wasserh├Ąhnen hat uns ├╝berhaupt nicht gest├Ârt. Alle K├╝chenger├Ąte (K├╝hlschrank, Toaster, Microwelle, Gasherd) funktionierten einwandfrei. Der Ort Castara war f├╝r uns sehr authentisch. Wenn wir in Charlotteville, Speyside oder Scarborough waren - in Castara sind die Leute anders, fr├Âhlicher. Trotz unserer geringen Englischkenntnisse haben wir rege mit den Einheimischen geplaudert - was der sehr verst├Ąndnisvollen Art der Menschen hier geschuldet ist, danke auch hierf├╝r. In Sharon`s Restaurant haben wir das beste Essen der Insel genossen. Wein und Bier immer bestens temperiert. Die Lage in unmittelbarer N├Ąhe von Appartement und See ist einmalig. Sharons aufmerksame Art, ihr bem├╝hen, uns mit ein wenig deutsch entgegen zu kommen m├Âchten wir hier extra loben. Ich denke wer nach Tobago reist, sollte eine ├ťbernachtung in den Boatview Appartements machen. Wir wollen jedenfalls bei unserem n├Ąchsten Tobagobesuch wieder hier ├╝bernachten - dann aber 2 - 3 Wochen.
Nochmals - Danke Sharon f├╝r alles, du bist ein Schatz.
Kristina & Dietrich