Castara Cottage - Reader Reports & Opinion
Josefine And Guenter from Germany visited in April 2014 and awarded
Castara is a small, nice village with very kind and friendly people. We spent there one week at Saffron Apartment of Castara Cottage. Saffron Apartment is well equipped and nicely done up. It has has a pleasant and cozy ambience. Kiesha, the manager, is pretty friendly very helpful.
Ricky Williams from U.K. visited in December 2013 and awarded
This was our first holiday since having the kids & what a fantastic choice it was. We took Cinnamon apartment on the lower level & it was as close to nature as you can get. It really was like being in a tree house with countless species of colourful birds inviting themselves for breakfast every morning ! The children were mesmerized.
The 2 beaches are only a short walk from the apartment and Heavenly Bay (the small beach) was indeed a treat for young & old alike. Shallow, safe waters with some great snorkelling only yards away from the beach.
Cinnamon apartment was clean & very well equipped for self-catering. We had everything we needed & more than we expected.
The owners had been in regular contact to make sure our requirements were available - especially for the children, including a cot, high chair, potty and even a baby-sitter !
The best thing about Castara, is there is nothing much to do. No big decisions to make. No big money to spend on tourist tack. The only challenges are 'shall we go to Big Beach, or Little Beach?'
Activities are only moments away, if your imagination & 'get up and go' allows you.
We did squeeze in a couple of brilliant trips - one up into the rainforest & the other on a boat-trip with BBQ. It was SO exciting to cook the very same fish that we had just caught.
Castara Cottage is a delightful, friendly place to stay, especially for families. The staff are exceptionally helpful & we were totally satisfied.
Maggie Gilpen from U.K. visited in September 2013 and awarded
No need to look any further – this has to be the best honeymoon destination of all time ! Castara is just paradise and Saffron apartment is perfect for two - we wish we had more days to spend.
Our five night stay at Castara Cottage was absolutely wonderful. We did lots of bird-watching by putting fruit (bananas mostly) and pieces of bread on the balcony ledge and saw more birds here, than anywhere else.
As for the rooster, that other guests have mentioned - he is just part of the experience and you soon get used to the many sounds and of this unspoilt and welcoming village. There is nothing better than hearing the sound of the waves, exotic bird calls and the rooster crowing in the morning.
We loved everything about Castara Cottage – especially the mosquito nets which feel so romantic and cosy at nights. The house is clean and better equipped than most holiday apartments with good kitchen/cooking facilities.
Local people are friendly, sociable and incredibly generous with their time and advice. Someone else said that you should relax because you are safe, and it's true. The people in Castara are all about love.
Tobago is truly the paradise we were looking for! The beaches are magnificent, the water is warm and inviting, and Castara is a lovely town. Our stay at Castara Cottage has been wonderful too. Everything was great and more than we expected. Thank you for a lovely place to stay and to enjoy our few days in heaven.
Nicola from Canada visited in June 2013 and awarded
My partner, 5 year old daughter, and I stayed here and had a very pleasant stay. it's a great place to completely relax and forget about the rest of the world! close to the beach, surrounded by lush greenery - you feel like you're living in a tree house! the kitchen is well equipped and the owners are very helpful.
Caterina from Germany visited in March 2013 and awarded
We (family, two girls 8 and 11 years) had a fantastic stay in Castara Cottage. We felt really at home - it couldn´t be better. Everything was well prepared and we were welcomed very warmly by Adam, the manager, who took care about us the whole time.
Castara is a nice little village and we loved it with all its smells, colours and sounds. For Castara Cottage is a wooden building with no window-glasses, you probably will hear some of the typical sounds of a small village like the cock in the morning. And you will hear and smell the sea! The Cottage has got very good beds, so we were sleeping like babies. Every afternoon we were buying fresh fish directly on the beach which is really nearby just down the hill. We had great fish-dinners on "our" terrace, which offers a maximum of privacy. There are wonderful plants around it and we enjoyed watching the birds in the morning and the bats at night.
Castara Cottage is nothing for people who need luxurious amenities in a pampered environment, but if you are looking for a place, were you can feel a piece of real caribbean life - just go there. You will find everything you need in a peaceful shabby-chic atmosphere.