Naturalist Beach Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
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.
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.
Roslyn Woodcock from Canada visited in January 2011 and awarded
We stayed at the Naturalist for the better part of 5 weeks in December and January. The property is wonderfully situated and the rooms are good for the price but the real beauty is in the owner, Ancle who works hard to create a great business and be an asset to his community.
Over the course of the visit we ended up staying in most of the rooms available. All are livable but the second story rooms are worth the money if you are there for any length of time. The balcony overlooking the beach is really great, especially if you want a bit of privacy but don't want to be stuck in your room.
Kitchenettes are a must in Castara if you are there for any length of time as the food choices are pretty minimal.