SeaScape - Reader Reports & Opinion
Randy And Brenda from U.S.A. visited in August 2009 and awarded
When my wife and I planned our trip to Tobago we were looking forward to getting away from the same old predictable touristy vacation spot. We did some homework and found Sea Scape at Heavenly Bay. It was perfect! Sea Scape is perched within a thick green canopy just above two beautiful beaches that offer both corals for snorkeling or white sands for sunbathing. We also found ourselves just a short walk of several restaurants, groceries, and lots of local nightlife. We were very happy to find our accommodations did not disappoint either. Sea scape is a wonderfully open wood constructed apartment with everything we were looking for. It was clean, spacious (plenty of room for a family), and offered beautiful ocean views. With lots of fresh fish and produce available we were able to enjoy many romantic meals in the dining room thanks to the well appointed kitchen. Its proximity to the beach ensured we were lulled to sleep nightly by the sounds of crashing waves. Sea Scape is a must if you are looking for a nice relaxing getaway. We will definitely be going back.
Tania Powell from U.K. visited in May 2009 and awarded
As we couldn't decide between two apartments we decided to split our stay between the two. The last few days we stayed in the Wave Song apartment at Seascape.
Although it was a lovely, newly built studio apartment, we were slightly disappointed after coming from a much larger place at half the price. The nice thing about Seascape is the amazing sea view but, as we had another place in Castara to compare it to, we realised it is considerably overpriced. In the first house we didn't have a sea view but it was just as clean and well kept but had lots of added bonuses, which Sea Scape didn't have. Furthermore, Sea Scape was tiny compared to other places we saw. It is very new however so does look lovely inside. I liked the fact that you can open all the wooden doors and have a view of the whole bay.
I was really surprised at the amount of mosquitoes in the apartment, as it is high up and by the sea. I got bitten more there in an hour than I did in over a week in a house in the village. I would suggest some kind of electric mosquito repellant. There was one there but it was broken and I am not sure why it had not been replaced. This really affected our stay because we had to cover ourselves in repellant as soon as we walked in the door.
We were kindly provided with a UK adaptor, when we asked but I would like to suggest the use of a telephone for guests that stay there. We had one in our other house in Castara and it helped us book a car and try to change our flight.
We were advised that it was not really big enough for a couple with a child and I understand that now but there are lots of other places in Castara that are clean and comfortable but cheaper and, I believe, much better value for money. It is very difficult to know what to book without seeing various places beforehand but I would only recommend SeaScape for someone who doesn't mind paying a lot just to get a sea view.
Lensen from Netherlands visited in May 2009 and awarded
We have found Seascape an absolute place of serenity. Relaxing
at the beach, wayting for the fisherman to come back, get some
fish from them, and cook it on the spot, at the beach! Absolutely brilliant!
The owner and manager have really helped us out with the transport from Trinidad. They have proven to be people you
can count on.
The appartments themselves are everything you need and could wish for. Everything is there. And even more important, the view in the evening is to die for.
The overall experience was perfect, and would recommend it
Thanks for all your help David,
Ethan75 from U.K. visited in April 2009 and awarded
This is the first time we have ever written a review, but this place was just incredible!!
This wasn't only a room with a breathtaking view, the shower was unreal... you can see the whole bay , the amazing sunset & the fisherman all from the shower!!
The house was very clean, best location in castara & really as you can tell we loved it! Its been built so you feel like you are living in your very own private treehouse.
Rain forest is 15min drive away, through beautiful traffic free roads, englishmans bay is 5min drive which is stunning! we were scared of the crime in tobago due to what we read beforehand, but not once did we feel in any way uncomfortable, the locals can be a little abrupt but soon soften. all in all had the best time, but this was due to seascape, the romance of the place is hard to beat.
it would be hard to beat this place
Jenny Fay from U.K. visited in January 2009 and awarded
We have just returned from a wonderful stay in WindSong, the one bedroom apartment of Seascape in Castara, Tobago. We felt very privileged to be its first paying guests.
The welcome we received from Porridge and Lavonne was very warm and put us right at ease. Porridge does airport transfers, so he was there to meet us off the plane. On the way to Castara he took us to a supermarket and a fruit store so we could stock up ... although these days there is also a small supermarket in Castara itself. He made sure to pop in most days to check everything was OK and struck just the right balance between being friendly and available whilst not intruding into our privacy. Lavonne cleans the apartments every few days and changes all the linen ... almost a hotel level of service!
The apartment itself exceeded all our expectations in almost every respect. The view from the balcony/living room/bedroom really is spectacular, giving a lovely open feeling to the indoor space. Because of the elevation above the beach it still feels very private ... though watch out when the afternoon sun comes into the living room as you then become visible to inquisitive sea swimmers! You can see the sea and fishing boats without really being conscious of the other apartments around the bay. It makes you feel like you own the whole place! You canít beat the relaxation of sitting on the west-facing balcony with a drink, watching the sun go down over the sea.
The kitchen was better kitted out than we expected (no less than 6 gas rings on the hob!) with a good size fridge/freezer. There are plenty of cooking utensils but to be honest we were too lazy to use these preferring the simple but delicious fare in the local restaurants, which are all within easy walking distance. In the morning you can sit at the well-positioned breakfast bar looking out over the bay. The bedroom is simply but elegantly furnished and the en-suite bathroom of a much better standard than we have come across in other self catering places in the area.
All in all, this apartment is a lovely base from which to enjoy the beauty of Castara. Seascape is unrivalled in its combination of proximity to the sea and almost complete privacy. Certainly not a budget choice, but in our view if you can afford it, the extra money is well spent.