Naturalist Beach Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
Anita from U.S.A. visited in July 2011 and awarded
We stayed at The Naturalist for 6 days and were not ready to leave. Ancle and his staff are wonderful. Our family had the entire resort booked for a wedding. It was the perfect place for a wedding. Ancle made everything so enjoyable and took care of all of us with ease. The rooms are all very nice and comfortable. We were in Dolphin and had a beautiful view of the beach. The rooms have well equipped kitchens and the local stores have basic food items. The rooms were cleaned each day by a very friendly and helpful staff. If you are looking for a relaxing place to vacation this is it. The beach is great, sunsets beautiful and snorkeling right out from the resort was fantastic. A waterfall you can swim in is just a short walk away along with several restaurants.
Karla And Jose Morey from Venezuela visited in July 2011 and awarded
This was our second trip to Tobago and our second stay at the Naturalist. Ancle is above and beyond accommodating and made us feel like family. My fiance and I loved it so much on our first trip that we decided to get married there! The Naturalist is the only hotel in Castara that is truly right on the beach, no matter what other hotels claim.
Ancle made all the arrangements for us and went out of his way to make our wedding special and beautiful. All of our family loved their accommodations and Ancle is constantly working on upgrades and improvements.
Castara is a small village, but they have all the basics so you can get what you need to make your own meals or you can opt to eat out. If you're thinking of visiting Tobago for a relaxing time, stay at the Naturalist in Castara Bay. You will not be disappointed!!
Judston from Canada visited in April 2011 and awarded
We enjoyed our stay, the beach at Castara is as beautiful as they come and you can't stay much closer. Ancle and his staff are very accommodating, we were impressed with his willingness to help and go out of his way without complaint.
We stayed in the Bonito, as with the other downstairs units it is a bit dark and doesn't have a patio or deck but aside from that it is fine, it has plenty of room and the kitchen is decently equipped. We were there with our two pre-teen boys and the resort is definitely family friendly.
Sarah B from U.S.A. visited in March 2011 and awarded
Truly the best place we stayed in Tobago. Our stay was so fantastic, we are returning again this year, and we have never in our travels to any country stayed in the same place twice. If you want a relaxed trip without the distractions of a large (overpopulated!) resort, then the Naturalist is a perfect fit. Ancle provides great hospitality, the views are spectacular, and don't worry about planning your side trips prior to the stay... you can book them with the folks right on the beach. Watch fishermen pull up their nets, get a visit from the ice cream man, and even have an impromptu steel drum lesson. We highly recommend the Naturalist.
Kathleen McTigue from U.S.A. visited in January 2011 and awarded
I stayed in the least expensive of the apartments, Bonito; it's on the ground floor and the decking above makes it a little dark, but I was mostly there just to sleep so it wasn't a problem. The room was clean and neat and had everything I needed; Ancle and the staff were friendly and responsive when I had questions. I arranged with Peter Cox for two different days out birding, which was BRILLIANT -- highly recommended!