Naturalist Beach Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
Thomas&kirstin from Germany visited in August 2011 and awarded
We stayed at three places in Tobago and the Naturalist was the best place we found (by far). We had the Blue Merlin apartment. You can watch on the sea directly from your bed! From the large balcony you have the full overview over Castara beach and the whole bay. We could watch the fishermen who start or end their fishing tours from the beach or bring out there nets directly at the beach in the morning or evening time. The beach is nice for swimming and snorkelling. In the afternoon you have even the opportunity to see stingrays, which come close to the shore.
The apartment kitchen was well equipped compared to the other places we visited, e.g. a microwave, grill and wider range of pans. The apartment was daily cleaned and the linen was changed every two days. So we felt very comfortable.
We enjoyed the village of Castara, too. It is quite remote, but there are quite a number of tourists staying in different little places. So you find some restaurants which have very good meals for fair prices (go for the lobster). And if you prefer cooking yourself, get very fresh fish directly from the fishermen.
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!!
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.
Karen from U.S.A. visited in July 2011 and awarded
We love the Naturalist! It is the perfect place to unplug and relax. We stayed here during my sister's wedding -- which was also held at The Naturalist. The owner was very accommodating! The rooms are comfortable, and I loved falling asleep and waking up to the sound of the waves just outside my window. (We stayed in The Grouper.)
The beach is beautiful, and the sunsets are amazing. We also found the people of Castara to be very friendly and welcoming.
I hope to visit Tobago again soon -- we will DEFINITELY stay at The Naturalist!
Dee & Liz Williams from U.S.A. visited in July 2011 and awarded
Went for a Wedding, oh my what a beautiful place. Very friendly and clean, the rooms were great. The owner is a very gracious man. The people of the Island are wonderful. Fresh fish served daily in the restaurants, what ever was caught that morning. The beaches/water/snorkeling are great. I would love to go again and will suggest people to go and experience the Naturalist and the Island of Tobago.