Castara Cottage - Reader Reports & Opinion
Earlier this year my husband, son and I travelled to Tobago to stay in a beautiful, family run apartment called Castara Cottage. This was our second visit to Castara Cottage and we weren’t disappointed. We stayed in the same Cinnamon apartment which felt like home. It was spacious, clean and had all the amenities we needed, with a bonus of an additional outdoor shower. Wildlife is all around you and our son thoroughly enjoyed trying to catch the ghekos and feed the brightly coloured birds that visited us on our porch.
The manager, Brigette, was friendly, approachable and always available during the day if needed. She would also come in a couple of times a week to change the bedding, lay out fresh towels, etc... This of course helped make our stay more pleasant.
Because of its extremely close proximity to 2 beaches our son was never out of the water. The locals are very friendly and engaging with some great local knowledge. There were many activities for us to do. One of our favourites was a fishing trip we went on. We set out from morning, fished, snorkled and took in the amazing sights. The highlight of that trip was eating lunch on a beautiful beach where we got to feed a sting-ray. On another occasion we got to see giant turtles laying their eggs. If, like us, you like nature you will understand how exciting that was for us.
The local cuisine was mouth-watering and very affordable and even though we had the facilities to cook we found ourselves eating out a lot of the time.
Overall we gave this holiday experience 5* for its homely, friendly, non complicated, easy going surroundings and will definitely be booking a return trip.
Any Info On Castara Cottage?
We are planning a two week stay here in early Jan. It looks and sounds nice on the web site. Does anyone have 1st hand information about this cottage? I think it used to be called Mango house. This will be our first visit to Tobago, and we want mainly to hike, birdwatch, and snorkle. Thanks, Linda