Naturalist Beach Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
Keith Klein from U.S.A. visited in March 2014 and awarded
We could not have asked for a more perfect vacation. The holy trinity of sun, sand and sea comes together at the doorstep of The Naturalist. Similarly, Tobago, Castara and The Naturalist form a combination that is hard to beat anywhere in the Caribbean. Tobago is a beautiful island on its own with a few regions to choose from. Castara in particular while off the beaten path offers holidaymakers the opportunity to see the Caribbean of yesteryear. With it's picture perfect bay and more importantly the wonderful people and sense of community surrounding it, Castara is not just a basecamp for island adventures, it's a place you will not want to leave. While Englishman's Bay and Parlatuvier are not to be missed, our trip to Tobago was made by Castara and perfected by The Naturalist. The properties varying room locations offer superb views of the Caribbean Sea which is only a few steps away. The experience is made complete by the exceptional service and hospitality from the owner, Ancle and his entire staff.
Andrew English from U.K. visited in March 2014 and awarded
Simply the best. I could leave it at that but for those unbeleivers here are some details.
Staff - fantastic from Ancle the owner, Tracy in reception who arranged everything to all the cleaning and ground staff.
Everyone was friendly yet professional, accommodating, courteous, happy and efficient.
Rooms - Wonderful, very well equipped kitchen, lounge, en suites and bedrooms. DVD player, free cable TV, free WiFi
Views - Outstanding, superb, fantastic, unobstructed views and magical sunsets.
Position - You couldn't ask for better - directly on Castara beach yet quiet and peaceful.
I stayed at a Turtle Beach Resort at the begining of our stay in Tobago before moving to Castara. Turtle Beach Resort was all inclusive and was on the beach too ! It had lots of amenities, facilities and staff yet The Naturalist knocked Spots off it ! This is no reflection on Turtle Beach Resort but rather how good the Naturalist was.
John Woodward from U.K. visited in February 2014 and awarded
My wife and I spent 2 delightful and relaxed weeks at The Naturalist. All the apartments are a little different in their layout, but facilities and standards of accommodation are all attractive and consistently good. Ancle and his team have the knack of making you feel so welcome and look after everything you could wish for without it ever seeming to be a chore. The complex is ideally placed right on the beach in Castara, so if you are looking for a relaxed environment, go for it. A bonus for us was at the end of our holiday, we had spent considerably less than we would normally spend on a Caribbean package holiday. We will be back.
Joanne Green from U.S.A. visited in February 2014 and awarded
This is our 5th. stay at the Naturalist & things just keep getting better! Ancle George continually works to develop his property to its fullest. The staff is excellent; they work hard to serve the guests. Our apartment (Grouper) was kept spotless and beds are changed every other day. The location, right on the water's edge can't be beat and the village of Castara is so fun to be in. To be able to stay in a working fishing village is a unique experience. No sterile resort feel here! Needless to say, we'll be back!
John Tuckwell from Canada visited in February 2014 and awarded
I highly recommend on of the apartments right on the beach. I stayed in the Blue Marlin suite, and loved it. The louvred windows open fully on three sides so you can enjoy a view of the whole bay, and its glorious white sand beach. Great snorkelling is steps from your room, and the pounding surf is your lullaby at night. The staff at the resort are very helpful and friendly