SeaScape - Reader Reports & Opinion
Pekka And Hannele from Finland visited in June 2011 and awarded
We spent 6 lovely days in the small village of Castara and in the Sunset apartment. We had high expectations of them both, and yet they were exceeded! It is one thing to view pictures on the Internet, and to actually see, hear and smell the place. Having looked around in Castara, we are convinced that SeaScape has the best location of all the accommodation in the village. Especially in the Low season, as there are not so many visitors, you can enjoy not only of the marvellous view to the sea -we saw one day a double rainbow that ended 100 meters from the apartment! -also the privacy of a very nice small beach. There were only a couple of people on the beach during the time we were there.
The apartment is nice: clean and cosy, has all the basics that one needs (TV is not needed here; there is quite enough to see in the nature)
Two things to be aware of: first, the noice during nights. Although the waves are definately not high at all, they make surprisingly loud noice in the night. Second, the local roosters have no idea of when they should be singing; they start around 1 o'clock in the night, and go on for a couple of hours! So, if you are sensitive to noice, bring ear plugs and you'll be fine.
Second, the heat and ventilation. We experienced that the ceiling fan is necessary (do not select any accommodation with only floor fans, they are of no use), and we were there during the not-so-hot season!
One more thing: moving around the island is not so easy if you do not rent a car. If you do, be prepared for some extra excitement in your life. But after a couple of days, you will get used to it and can enjoy the beautiful roads and the nature around them.
All in all, if you enjoy beautiful nature and watching genuine Caribbean life (with its pro's and con's) and can survive without extensive tourism services, you will surely enjoy Tobago! If not, consider some other destination.
And if you do decide to visit Tobago -which we highly recommend! - the village of Castara and especially SeaScape is THE choice of accommodation.
Joanne Cole from Canada visited in April 2011 and awarded
We loved SeaScape! The climb from the street isn't for anyone that has bad knees...but well worth it! When you open the bifold doors to walk out onto the balcony every bit of stress that you carried with you until that moment falls away! The sound of the waves crashing on the shore, the birds calling each other and watching the sunset over the ocean is magical. After the sunsets and you are sitting on the balcony and the first firefly blinks in the darkness you feel like you've come home! Everyone should be lucky enough to experience the magic of SeaScape during their stay on Tabago in the loveliest of villages Castara.
Alex Hajek from Austria visited in March 2011 and awarded
I stayed in Tobago for about a week together with my friends on a recent trip during carnival time.
Not only that I want to admit that the island of Tobago is an awesome and safe place with a caribbean spirit and very kind and "easy going" people where you can relax, snorkle, dive, hike and so on.
Whatsmore I can only highly recommend you the Sea Scape estate on heavenly bay, if you ever plan to do a trip to this country aswell.
I just want to say "thank you" to Mr. Rolling and Mrs. Lavorne, the local manager and caretaker as well as to the owner Mr. Bray
for making our wonderful holiday possible - and in that I may speak for our group as a whole!
Sea Scape is a wonderful place for a vacation, thanks!
When we visited the website of sea scape we got a glimpse of what it can look like - but we couldn't imagine that it looks like that also in real! Just situated above the heavenly beach and just a few minutes walk to the castara village center and a waterfall in the rainforest, you can enjoy caribbean life in a nearly lonely bay as someone can wish for - and so we did.
When we entered Sea Scape the first time, we loved it in an instant - it is fully made of wood and furnished in a modern way. The kitchen is well equipped and there are many little gadgets which make your stay easier (mosquito buzzer and net, flashlights, field glasses for bird watching, mixer and so on). Everything was very clean and the climate inside the building was also very comfortable because of the architecture. The balcony and the sight out of the shower window are overwhelming - due to the fact that the estate is buildt at the top of a small hill on the bay, you can overlook the whole beach with palms, the waves and some fisherman's boats - and you can also sit in the sun in the late afternoon, even when all the other apartments on the bay are covered in shadow. people from other apartments on the same bay told us that they envied us for that fact when they looked up on to 'our' house.
I think Sea Scape has the most impressive panoramic view in an apartment Ive ever seen. We nearly sat every day inside the house or on the balcony while we enjoyed the sunset with a sundowner cocktail. The sun sets in straigt line in front of the rooms there. during our stay we could hear the sounds of the sea at any time, which gave an additional feeling of relaxation.
When we had some problems with a misunderstanding concerning our airport transfer by car or with our toilet we got fast and friendly help by Mr. Rolling and Mrs. Lavorne at any time. Usually they came to see us at the sea scape in person just a couple of minutes after we called them for help.
After returning home, I noticed that I accidentialy put a torch/flashlight (which was put into the electrical socket in the main room as a helpful gadget) into my trousers and
carried it all the way back to Austria. This happened when I
welcomed our airport taxi drivers in the earliest morning at
3:30am, to fall not across the stairs outside. I wanted to send it back to them, but the the owner just answered me in a mail: "Don't worry about the flashlight. Please keep it as a reminder of SeaScape. I'm glad it helped you make it safely down to the road so early in the morning. That is why it was there."
To sum up, we were very lucky to have chosen that apartment and it was the definite highlight on our one-month lasting travel through Florida and the caribbean sea. Again, I can only highly recommend you this place for your trip aswell.
May Wahdan from U.S.A. visited in February 2011 and awarded
I loved everything about this gorgeous rental-- from falling asleep to the sounds of the crashing waves, to being able to watch the sunset from the privacy of the shower, to the banana birds flying in an perching on the window while you're having breakfast. Perfection. Would highly recommend to everyone. Can't wait to come back!
Barbara Sutton from U.K. visited in February 2011 and awarded
Seascape is in the most wonderful location overlooking Heavenly Bay and very close to the local beach and cafe. The showers are modern and the kichen well equipped. The two bedroom appartment is spacious and airy. Although the one bedroom is definately on a smaller scale, it does have a large terrace which is lacking in the larger appartment, although there is a very small terrace on the upper floor. The Boathouse (2 mins away) serves the most fabulous Creole food with a splended view of the beach.
If you are looking for a really chilled and relaxing place with incredible views, you need look no further.