Lillibets - Reader Reports & Opinion
Ulrike Koenigs from Germany visited in June 2013 and awarded
One month ago my husband and I returned from our second trip to Castara. We stayed at " Lilibets "for three weeks.
The appartment was plain but we had everything we needed.
Every day it was a sportive practice to walk up and down all the steps but in exchange you get the amazing view from the generous balcony.
Looking to both beautiful beaches and the green hills with the wonderful nature ,was a daily pleasure !You can look to the fishermen how they put their nets into the sea and pull them out later.Different birds visited us and even the Motmot was there.
For us there were only two little negative things.
It would be good to change the mattress and the open shower in the bathroom is not the best solution.
Nevertheless I can recommend " Lilibets "to everybody who want
to have a very relaxed vacation ,with the best view,in the very friendly village of Castara.
Certainly we`ll be back soon.
Carole from U.S.A. visited in March 2013 and awarded
My husband and I have had the good fortune to stay at Lillibets in Castara for 3 weeks. Tom and Liz are the perfect hosts - gracious, helpful and generous, but not intrusive. They told us that our apartment (Jayon) had the least expansive view, so we were pleasantly surprised by the dramatic view of the bay from our deck. The apartments are comfortable and well maintained. The kitchen had everything we needed for self-catering. We highly recommend Lillibets for a stay in the paradise of Castara.
Helena Hoare from U.K. visited in February 2013 and awarded
Tom and Liz could not have been more helpful during our stay.
Lillibets was basic but adequate and the veranda delightful. Taylors carhire failed to collect us from the airport which was alarming and unsatisfactory after a long flight and at dusk.
from Switzerland visited in February 2013 and awarded
Long overdue report (apologies Tom and Liz...)
We have been greeted on the balcony of our appartment in Castara by the lovely Tom and Liz with an ice cold beer and a lovely welcoming chat after quite a tedious trip : what a view!
Very promising indeed: the appartment is quite roomy (big living room/ kitchen)and airy. There was no air-conditionning but felt there wasn't any need for it as our room was top floor and quite breezy (we did have 2 fans, though and they came in handy at night). It is rustic and charming in its decoration but it fits the atmosphere of castara quite well. The kitchen is perfectly equipped and will have you cooking with ease unlike some of the accomodation with so-called kitchens I have stayed in in the past... It is perfectly located in Castara: you are overlooking the little beach (Castara has 2), quite high up and the view in the morning especially (with the fog) is quite stunning. It is very quiet, the locals are very friendly and all feels very safe: after a couple of days, it feels like you are part of the community. I should really mention that we were top floor in Lilibet's so bear in mind that you will have to face the mighty stairs that lead to the house and to our floor ( Castara is after all very hilly)
and that you should be good on your legs if you are planning to be in and out of the house all the time.
All in all, we had a lovely stay. This place is very good value for money and will leave you feeling like you have been part of the real Tobago for a while.
Jane & Russ from U.K. visited in January 2013 and awarded
We had a fabulous stay at Lillibets and must offer a huge thanks to the owners Tom & Liz for that. The apartments are in a beautiful location on the hillside above Little Bay, equipped with everything you need and if you need anything else Tom & Liz are there and always willing to help. The wifi access and use of a neighbouring pool were an unexpected bonus, as was the excellent air con unit in the bedroom and the powerful (and hot) shower, not to mention the amazing view from the balcony where we ate all of our meals. I can't add any more to the reports already on this site, which are very thorough and overwhelmingly positive. Would we stay at Lillibets again? Without hesitation, its great value! Yes, there were steps involved, but you will struggle to find property with such a good view in Castara that doesn't involve any steps or a steep road and ultimately, the steps can be tackled at your own pace, have a handrail and are lit up at night. If you opt for a beach-side property you will likely find the sandflies problematic - we didn't experience them up at Lillibets. You also won't escape the noise from the local wildlife (cockerels mainly!), no matter where you stay so if you are a light sleeper some ear plugs may be beneficial. Castara is by far the friendliest and safest place we found on the island. For its size, it has a decent amount of eateries, but The Boathouse just below Lillibets and on the beach was our favourite. We rarely strayed up and over the middle hill to the larger bay as we simply didn't need to.