SeaScape - Reader Reports & Opinion
Jenny And Henry Fay from U.K. visited in November 2010 and awarded
This was our second stay at the one-bedroom apartment, "Wave Song". Our first stay, in 2009, was only for a few days and we loved it so much that we really had to go back and stay for longer! There had been some good additions to the apartment, like a hammock, but nothing to spoil the chic, uncluttered feel of the place. Our previous visit was in January so November was very different in terms of the weather but even during heavy rainstorms the apartment has a romantic charm. The view of the ocean is absolutely breath-taking whatever the weather. Castara remains an unspoilt location with really friendly locals and a good range of basic amenities. Lavonne and Rolling, who look after the apartment, were very helpful and attentive and kept the place spotlessly clean. Almost the standard of care you would expect from a boutique hotel! Perfect for a laid-back escape.
Scott Bickerton from U.S.A. visited in November 2010 and awarded
Let me first say Seascape is an exceptional place, could be the nicest spot on the island. Every moment my wife and I were there we felt so peaceful, so at home, and so lucky. I'd picked your lodging on a quick internet search, I liked the photos, the all wood interior, and it was all true once we finally saw it.
One of its best aspects, after a morning of activities. or after some adventure, was its private, safe locale, perched above the beach like that. The concrete stairs and walkways let you know you were going away from the fray and back into your private little palace. I guess what was so great about that privacy or even secrecy of its perch was that you weren't isolated because it opened up to the surf to the birds to the greenery. Seascape is a part of the landscape and when you sat down either on the balcony or just inside you entered the landscape of Castara. That was its own entertainment to watch the rain falling on the bay, to hear the unending surf.
Your manager and his wife and the driver dude, they were all exceptional people, nothing like hearing Bob Marley being driven from the airport to Castara. I think what I really liked about your hired folks is that they weren't around much, just when necessary, and I felt that Wave Song was truly my private space, no construction work or anything going on.
The layout of your lodging was perfect, open, yet it could close up as the weather changed, the fans were vital at times, the louver doors were the best. I cooked a fair amount, as your kitchen was well stocked, and Bingy the Fruit King was a godsend just up the hill.
Shopping first at Crown Point, and for good rum too, was a vital initial task, and I did bring my own ground coffee and am I glad I did that to start each morning. Some of the restaurants were overpriced in Castara, those with the euro fared better, paying like ninety TTS for lunch which was sixteen US was too much, getting dinner at the shack next to the fish house for six bucks now that was good value.
So to end your lodging is primo, high up on my list of my best choices, and I've picked some true winners around the world over the years. A week wasn't enough, and I don't say things like that, being an American who never gets enough time off. and subsequently chops up his visits. Ten day , two weeks , come to think of it didn't I see retirees there?
Christine Heath from U.K. visited in November 2010 and awarded
We stayed in the larger, 2 bedroom apartment, for 10 days. It was very clean and well looked after,and we would definitely recommend it. The position is perfect, being totally private, with stunning views. There is easy, though hilly, walking access to the main Castara beach area, where we found a good choice of restaurants and small food shops. The restaurant and beach bar on little Castara beach, directly below the apartment, is great and we had one of our best meals of the holiday there. The cleaning service every 3 days was just right, and carried out by a very friendly and helpful lady. The only thing we should have done, is take more insect repellant for the island generally, as it was that time of year. However, the mosquito nets in the apartment were very effective. All in all we loved Tobago and we loved Seascape and hope to go again.
Bridget from U.K. visited in August 2010 and awarded
Looking to get away from it all and have special quiet family time Seascape provided the most perfect holiday destination. It has a most wonderful intimate feel. The views from the living area and bedroom are just stunning. We would wake to watch the pelicans feeding and later the fisherman pulling in nets. The kitchen is well equipped and we cooked fish purchased from the local fisherman off the beach. Salad, fruit and vegetables could be brought from a seller who came to the door..
Castara is uncommercialised,friendly and felt safe which with two girls (9 and 10)is important.
The sea was safe to swim in and we enjoyed snorkeling most days.
Lauren from U.S.A. visited in August 2010 and awarded
We discovered SeaScape on accident. We were originally planning on spending the Tobago part of our honeymoon in Crown Point at Kariwak Village. They ended up giving our reservation away so we were stuck finding another place to stay. I called around to different places and eventually was referred to SeaScape by the people at Blue Mango in Castara (they were full). David (the proprietor) was more than accommodating and made reservation process easy (this is not the case with other places in Tobago).
I can't believe how lucky we were that we ended up at SeaScape!! The place is an an absolute dream (and a great value!). It's literally a little tree-house on a cliff overlooking a beautiful bay. It's clearly lovingly cared for and everything is modern and clean. You fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing and wake up to breakfast with an amazing view.
As we were on honeymoon we appreciated the privacy of the place along with the extremely chill and not-overly-touristy nature of Castara. We were originally planing on traipsing around the island but we felt so relaxed and satisfied in Castara we spent the bulk of our time there. When the time came for us to say goodbye we were so sad!! I would go back to Seascape and Castara in a heartbeat and am already recommending it to friends. We will definitely be back!
Our sentiments were only underlined on our way out. We had a little time before our flight left so we walked around Crown Point a little bit to see if we had missed out on anything. We certainly did not! We found it very un-charming and overly-touristy. The white sands of Store Bay were nice, but not nearly as nice as the beach below Seascape. All in all we couldn't have been happier with our experience at SeaScape!