Naturalist Beach Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
from Germany visited in October 2012 and awarded
My fiancé and I, together with two friends spent one week at the Naturalist Beach Resort. We stayed in the Whale apartment which has a separate room with bathroom, the Crown´s Nest, upstairs. The apartment is spacious enough for four people (even five could sleep there) with a fully equipped kitchen and a veranda all around, from where you can see the sea. We loved to have our breakfast there (although breakfast is provided, we sometimes made our own) and watch the birds or enjoy a glas of rum in the evening.
The room was cleaned every day and the free laundry service was very convenient.
Ancle is a great host and takes good care of his guests. Also his team was really nice and helpful.
We rented one of Ancle´s jeeps which was a great way to experience the island.
The Naturalist is nicely located directly at the Castara beach. We enjoyed several breathtaking sunsets over the bay or watched the fishermen hauling their nets.
Castara has several small nice restaurants, which all served delicious (sea)food. Especially the Almond Tree next to The Naturalist was very good.
During our vacation on Tobago we stayed at different places and all of them were nice, but Castara and the Naturalist was the place we definitely liked the most.
Tobago is nice, but The Naturalist is paradise ;-)
Pauline Mallory from U.K. visited in August 2012 and awarded
We Just got back from a week in Castara. We could have easily spent another week lazing on The beach And snorkelling. The Naturalist was The Perfect Place for me And Two active Sons. Our room was kingfish, on ground level with The beach in front of us!! The only problem was the dogs who roamed outside And slept in our sunbeds.
Ancel was very welcoming And breakfast was a bonus as was The Wi-fi, use of computers And 24hr filter coffee, water And Ice.
Our room was cleaned daily, beds made, clean towels, even our laundry done And hung on The line for us.
The shower was not very Powerful, but there was an outside one which was great for rinsing off sand, And sometimes The water was warm from The Sun!!
The best resterant, The Almond Tree, was next To us with views of The bay.
All in all We were very lucky with our accommodation And being in Castara, by far The best village for a range of activities including fantastic snorkelling especially out To The far side of little bay, brilliant beach for bathing And Sand castles, Beautiful Sunsets, fishing boats, a decent range of bars And resterants, local food shops, ATM, a bus stop, a beautiful waterfall, And a real sense of communite. All this whilst avoiding The steep slopes of Castara!!
If We come again We will not leave Castara - Maybe once for The rainforest!!
Peter Horvath from U.K. visited in July 2012 and awarded
The Naturalist Beach Resort is a fantastic place to stay in Castara. The room we stayed in (Whale) was very spacious, well-equipped and spotlessly clean. The Crow's Nest room where our teenage daughter stayed was fantastic, with its own bathroom, fridge and terrace. This let her enjoy her privacy but kept her close to us too. The rooms were cleaned every day by the friendly, helpful staff, who also provided a clothes laundering service free of charge. Every morning there was a lovely breakfast provided which always included a local speciality eg. stewed pumpkin (yummy!), saltfish or fried plantain. Wifi was reliable and free too.
Ancle, the owner, is a lovely person who went out of his way to help and advise us and to make sure we were comfortable and looked after at all times. He also included 1 day free car rental. The apartments lead straight onto a beautiful beach and the warm water of the Caribbean Sea (in our opinion, the best location in Castara).
All in all, our stay in July 2012 was absolutely fantastic: excellent accommodation; beautiful location; wonderful people; fabulous memories!
Aldene & Conrad from Jamaica visited in July 2012 and awarded
We had a very relaxing and enjoyable four days and wished we had more time at this natural setting on the Castara beach. Ancle and Jodie were very hospitable and personable, they collected us at the airport and made sure our needs were met. For visitors wanting a real island experience the Naturalist keeps you close to nature and life in a village setting with added pleasures of watching the fishermen haul in their daily catch and being able to eat fresh sea food each day - heavenly and revitalising to spirit, body and mind
Marsha Baboolal from Trinidad visited in July 2012 and awarded
It was breathtaking and beautiful. If you want to get away from the town and just want to relax, then you should stay at the Naturalist Beach Resort . The beach is right outside your door, beautiful, clean clear water. The people are amazing and friendly. You can take a nice cool walk to the Waterfall is just 10mins away. Just Beautiful!