Castara Bliss Apartments - Reader Reports & Opinion
Miguel Williams from U.S.A. visited in July 2011 and awarded
First and foremost I totally and unequivocally had a fantastic time at the Castara Bliss Apartments. My wife and I found the apartments purely by chance on our honeymoon. Castara is a thoroughly charming village, the beach is gorgeous, the atmosphere is peaceful, and the locals are friendly. The Apartments are located on a hill just off the main road, the beach, restaurants and bars are all a short walk. The back porch provides sweeping views of the local football (soccer) field, surrounding hills and beyond that the bay. Sunsets are nothing short of spectacular. The apartments are clean and furnished with a small kitchenette, a bed with mosquito netting. The communal porch has chairs and tables for enjoying the view.
But in truth the apartment itself is really just the tip of the iceberg. I wouldn't be writing this if it wasn't for the owner of the Castara Bliss Apartments, Joshua. Joshua and his family are the very epitome of fantastic hosts. They introduced us to other friends, suggested activities for us and showed us around the village. If you are looking for the Four Seasons, Cancun or Planet Hollywood don't bother with Castara. If you're looking for a nice place to stay in a peaceful fishing village where you can make some new friends talk to Joshua he'll show you around.
Don And Toni from U.S.A. visited in April 2011 and awarded
We totally recommend Castara Bliss. It is beautifully situated overlooking the village with excellent views of the mountains, rain forest, the village and the ocean. The evening sunsets can be spectacular.
Joshua and his wife kept everything impeccably clean and neat and were readily available for questions and assistance. The furnishings and layout are comfortable, clean and very functional.
We loved sitting on our balcony watching the village activity and the nightly soccer game on the field below and had a great time sharing our vantage point with friends. The kitchen was well appointed and we enjoyed cooking many of our meals during our stay. We love the glass walled shower and the very comfortable bed with its netting was romantic.
Walking down from our apartment was always a please as we enjoyed well-lit and beautifully landscaped path with its abundantly flowering tropical plants. Everything in the village was minutes away, including the pristine Castara Bay beach.
We loved our stay at Castara Bliss and would encourage others to give it a try.
Karl & Tina from U.K. visited in June 2010 and awarded
Castara Bliss Apartments.
This Apartment is truely remarkable,the name speak for itself,it clean stylish and homely.The views to the sea is breathtaking with your private balcony overlooking the beach leading unto an amazing water falls 400m away.It literally 2mins walk to the beach and water falls.Their is a Coffee Shop/Restaurant/Bar all in one only 1 min from the Apartment with amazing local food.
This Apartment is located on three acars of land with a family run Coffee Shop/Restaurant/Bar,the breadfast and dinner at the coffee shop/restaurant/Bar,is absolutely delicious,the local coconut bread with saltfish or bacon and eggs is a must.
Staff Joshua and Wife Avion are amazing,they are warmth,friendly and on hand all the time,their service is secong to none.This is the best holiday ever,Thanks you Avion & Joshua for making our holiday so memorable.We will difinitely coming back with friends.
Love Tina & Karl
Tabari from U.S.A. visited in March 2010 and awarded
I found Castara Bliss online and stayed there for 5 days with three other friends. We booked two of the apartments, and had an amazing time! Joshua and his brother Cheno were so welcoming and friendly and took care of us.
This was my first trip to Tobago and I really enjoyed the beauty of the island as well as the peace and tranquility. Although there is not a bustling night life there are events almost every night at one of the bars, or you can just head down stairs to Chenos restaurant to grab a drink and meet other people.
I would definitely recommend staying at Castara Bliss, this was definitely one of the best vacations I have ever had!
Guest Report 01 May 2009
L.A. Mcdonald from Canada visited in March 2009 and awarded
I have just returned from Castara Bliss apartments.
Having only stayed on small bay before I was hesitant to stay up in the village. To my surprise it was a wonderful experience and there were many advantages. The view from up in the hill was breathtaking. The sunsets were as gorgeous as down on the beach, we had the pleasure of watching two football games from our balcony, and we didn't have as much wildlife(interpret as you may) at our door.
Cheno has a new coffee shop/restaurant at street level, that is very nice and affordable.
The apartment itself was quite nice, the bathroom could do with a proper door as it only has a curtain. Not ideal for any privacy. The kitchen was well equiped with the only complaint being that there was not quite enough plates and cutlery. When Joshua the owner was asked for more, he promptly provided more. There is a great patio aside from the balcony and that was great to have a bbq on and have visitors for dinner.
We never had our linens changed or the place cleaned whilst we were there for 6 days, this may be something that needs looked at. We tidied up ourselves, but new towels would have been nice.
The people in the village were as pleasant as ever(save the bakery women), and we had a wonderful time.
The family of Joshua , his wife , his many brothers and sisters, their children and friends make the area very welcoming and hospitable.
It's worth the many steps up to this apartment. With a few minor adjustments I would recommend this accomodation.