Naturalist Beach Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
Garry And Shirley Wray from Canada visited in January 2010 and awarded
WE stayed at the Naturalist Beach Resort for a month from jan. 18, and enjoyed every day of it.
Cartara is beautiful! and we were able to get any groceries we wanted and there was a good bus service to Scarbough and then we could buy fish up the beach everyday at 4pm, the best fish ever.
Angle George was very good to us,WE liked our accommodation and had privacy if we wanted it.
Angle George got up 4am in the morning to drive us to the airpot as the carnival was starting and he thought it might be slow to get through town. WE will always remember our time there with fond memories and the lovely sunset. Thank you Garry and shirley
Linda Levy from U.S.A. visited in December 2009 and awarded
Even though things did not work out as planned with my stay at the Naturalist, I wanted to post this report, particularly since there is a negative report about Ancle on the site.
When my family of four arrived at the Naturalist, there was major confusion. Ancle was surprised to see I had two kids with me, because the room we had reserved was not big enough. In addition, it did not have a sea view as I had requested. This had all the makings of a very tense and unhappy situation, not helped by the fact that Ancle had to rush off to the airport almost immediately -- we arrived rather late in the day.
Now, I am not the sort of person to usually do this, but for some reason I had printed out all the email correspondence I'd had regarding this and other bookings I'd made for this trip. In the emails it is clear that I have 2 kids and I wanted a sea view room.
Here's how Ancle handled the situation: He gave us a second room for our children and did not charge us for either room for the one night we stayed -- even though he doesn't normally accept one night stays. Furthermore, he was extremely gracious to us throughout our stay in Castara not only when we ate at his cafe but simply when we ran into him as we went about our days.
Ancle told me that he didn't charge us because it was his mistake and he had to honor his word. I don't think anyone could ask for more than that.
I hope a large, sea view room will be available at the Naturalist the next time we visit, but if not, I will still look forward to seeing Ancle in Castara!
Stephanie Carman from U.S.A. visited in December 2009 and awarded
The accomodations at the Naturalist were excellent. We stayed in one of the smaller, self-catering units and were pleased with the space, cleanliness, and comfort. The location was wonderful and we enjoyed the friendliness and assistance of Ancle and the entire town.
Evelin + Rainer from Austria visited in October 2009 and awarded
wir waren eine Woche auf Tobago und wollten abseits der üblichen Hotelanlagen eine ruhige Zeit in einem Fischerdorf verbringen.
Im Internet fanden wir das Naturalist Beach Resort, das wir dann auch gebucht haben.
Wir wohnten eine Woche in der wunderschönen Blue Marlin Suite direkt über dem Meer. Die Unterkunft ließ keine Wünsche offen, mit der Küchenzeile waren wir gut vorbereitete Selbstversorgern. Machte man die Türe zur Suite auf, sah man als erstes den Strand und das Meer. Der Vermieter Ancle (ausgesprochen: ANSEL) ist ein lieber, zuvorkommender Mensch, auf den man sich verlassen kann. Er hat uns vom Flughafen abgeholt und uns auf dem Weg in das Fischerdorf Castara noch die Insel gezeigt.
Zusätzlich haben wir uns eine Auto gemietet, was wir nur jedem Tobago-Besucher empfehlen können. Das mit dem Linksverkehr hat man bald raus, außerdem wird auf der Insel recht vorsichtig gefahren.
Wir können das Naturalist Beach Resort jedem Tobagobesucher nur wärmstens empfehlen.
Terry-Ann Roberts from Trinidad visited in September 2009 and awarded
My husband and I stayed at the Blue Marlin Suite for one week and it was amazing. Perfect balcony views, daily beautiful sunsets sigh... nice wind cooling the house during the day and friendly villagers. We loved the open floor plan and how well kept the suite was. Simple no frills but all the basic necessities. Our only complaint was that at night it got a bit hot and we did not want to sleep with the windows open. The ceiling fan was not sufficient to keep the house cool at night. I would suggest that a standing fan is included in the room. Apart from that our stay was heavenly and we would definitely return.