Cuffie River Nature Retreat - Reader Reports & Opinion
Cuffie River Retreat
After reading the mytobago review. I booked my parents on a long overdue but well deserved holiday at Cuffie River.
I popped in on them a few times during their stay and I can say that Cuffie River is truly paradise on earth. The accommodation is welcoming, and the owner friendly and accommodating.
The natural surroundings, including the birds helped to make their stay an enjoyable one. Prior to this holiday my father's favourite quote had been " I'm old and ready to die now". Since the holiday it has been "I can't wait to go back to that lovely place I stayed in Tobago".
My parents have only positive things to say about the place and the owner, so now I'm recommending Cuffie River to all of my friends who are looking for a nice relaxing holiday in Tobago.
Cuffie River Nature Retreat
We spent two nights at the Cuffie River Nature Retreat, located slightly south and inland from Castara. It was the most amazing experience! The hosts, Regina and Anthony, have built a gem of an inn directly in the rainforest. It is a very unique building with ten rooms - open air, and designed in such a way that you catch all the breezes but no rain. We also didn't have a problem with insects. This place is fabulous and any nature lover must check it out! Also, the delicious food at the inn was lovingly prepared by local food "artists". I'm serious about this! The cooks did a phenominal job of preparing wonderful food with local spices and ingredients. We felt totally relaxed and pampered. Also, Desmond, an employee of the inn, is a wonderful rainforest guide and is also a very friendly fellow. He was very knowledgable. We went on a four hour hike and saw all sorts of plants, animals, and birds. Additionally, every morning, Regina feeds the birds. So, you will see lots of birds up close. There is also a swimming pool on site which is lovely and relaxing. We had such a wonderful time here. It was totally relaxing, safe, and enjoyable. I will definitely visit Cuffie River on my next visit to Tobago.
Cuffie River Resort
Post Recreated: Originally posted - 27 November
Dear Steve & Jill,
My wife Pat & I have just returned from a two week holiday on Tobago, celebratng our 25th wedding anniversary. We used your site for part of our trip preparation and were very pleased with the information you provided & your site layout & functionality. Thank you!
Week #1 was at a friend's cottage in Charlotteville, and we found this fishing town as friendly & delightful as most people have described it. Our second week on Tobago was spent at Cuffie River Resort, and we'd like to sing its praises:
Regina and Anthony Sanchez, the proprietors of Cuffie River were simply wonderful hosts. They looked after us as if we were family. We stayed in one of their "executive suites", a large comfortable room, well appointed, and with views out over the jungle forest from windows on three sides. Our second floor balconied aerie looked onto several nearby guava trees which were full of exotic birds from dawn to dusk: chachalacas, mot-mots, jacamars, hummingbirds, wrens, thrushes and more. We observed over 30 species in all. The meals were excellent, beautifully presented & representative of the local Tobagonian cuisine. The surroundings were peaceful (except for the morning cocrico chorus, and the twice daily raucous commutes of a hundred or so green Amazon parrots passing overhead), the grounds are well-tended, and their resident guide, Desmond, knowledgable and helpful. At the end of our stay, Anthony delivered us to the airport for our early morning departure, and remained with us until all departure details had been successfully sorted out. We recommend Cuffie River highly and we'd return in an instant.
Hope this information might be helpful to you, or your site visitors who are looking for a restful, ecologically responsible, small inn on this wonderful island.
With best wishes,