Blue Mango Cottages - Reader Reports & Opinion

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Manuel from Austria visited in October 2009 and awarded  Four out of Five

I do recommend the Blue Mango cottages in Castara for every one who loves unspoilt nature and beautiful beaches with cristal clear water.

The Blue Mango consists of several (5 or 6) individual cottages all with their own private balcony or patio. They all lie on a rock above the picturous beach of Castara to which they have their own access ( afew steps to the beach).

As all the balconies and patios are facing west, incredible sun sets are guaranteed.

There is no air conditioning and no TV but neither is required.

The open architecture (a hand-wide gap between the walls´ top and the roof) allows a fresh breeze in during the night.

The bed has a mosquito net to keep unwanted visitors out.

Nevertheless due to the open structure some isolated ants could be found during the stay eventhough the cleanliness was good. The bed linens were changed twice a week as well as the towels.

All cottages are equipped with a small kitchen (fridge + freezer, stove, sink, toaster, plates etc etc).

Rental cars can be parked on the premises.

Despite other descriptions of the village on the internet a few supermarkets or kiosks can found where essential breakfast items can be bought.

Furthermore some nice seafood restaurants are located in Castara which prepare the day´s fresh catch.

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Meredith from U.S.A. visited in October 2009 and awarded  Four out of Five

If you are a simplistic nature lover who needs only the sunset and wildlife for evening entertainments Blue Mango is for you! My mother and I stayed in Sea Steps; it was exactly like the pictures and how the reviews explained it...you will drift off to sleep with the crashing ocean below and the breeze blowing through the open holistic structure. You wake to shy geckos clinging to your bedroom walls. Birds and lizards are daytime visitors who seemed at home sitting on the dining table watching you eat.

The uniqueness of Blue Mango is that you feel on your own, you walk a few minuets and you are in town to buy food at the little huts/markets to cook on the hotplate provided. There is still fresh bread being made (Sat and Tues) in the traditional brick oven on the beach. At Blue Mango Rebecca's food in the Clay Kitchen is sure to please anyone who loves traditional Caribbean cooking!

I always felt safe, comfortable and welcomed both at Blue Mango and in Castara. If you are looking for a simple, quiet, beautiful, and friendly atmosphere Castara and Blue Mango are for you. If you want a resort experience with daily housekeeping and a concierge to do everything for you, this is not the place.

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Ingrid from Norway visited in August 2009 and awarded  Four out of Five

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time living at Blue Mango in Castara. We ended up staying there the whole holiday as we didn't want to leave the place and the georges (almost) private beach. We really enjoyed living so close to nature and listening to the sound of waves, watching the birds, looking at the fishingboats. The host and hostess were really friendly, warmhearted and helpful.

A perfect place for naturelovers, relaxation and secludedness.

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Sarika Maharaj from Trinidad visited in July 2009 and awarded  Four out of Five

It was a special trip for my 35th Birthday!I knew exactly what I wanted, the sights and sounds and general ambience that I wanted to be emersed in and most importantly,wake up to.

I found it all at Blue Mango!

An innocuous looking place upon arrival but I was soon swooning when I looked out from my deck onto Castara.. the village, the fishing community, the coastal road winding down into Big Bay and Little Bay, all backdropped by the Main Ridge (the first Protected Area in the Western Hemisphere). The panoramic view from Blue Mango was worth much more than I had spent on the accommodation here and anywhere else I have ever visited.

The infrastructure of Blue Mango is unpretentious, basic, quirky and charming, with self contained wooden cottages and most importantly for me..unobtrusive. No phones, radio, AC or television (as I said..basic) but that's really not what you will be coming to Castara for anyway right?!

I loved that I could buy FRESH fish from the depot every day, walk down to the private beach or hop/swim over to either of Castara's beaches. Or jump in my car and drive to ANYWHERE. Castara is not far at all from the main areas..20 minutes to Bucco or Scarborough..no need to be stuffed into the concrete areas like Store Bay or Buccoo.

Castara is definitely one of the best areas to stay in Tobago and Blue Mango is a big winner!

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Claudette Forbes from U.K. visited in July 2009 and awarded  Four out of Five

Blue Mango was one of 3 guesthouses I stayed at during my six week stay at Castara.

Fabulously situated and built with real vision. Truly original. I stayed in one of the one bedroom cottages for one night. The owners, Colin and Rebecca, were fabulous hosts and I enjoyed their company throughout the whole of my stay in Castara. They were most hospitable, and I was fortunate enough to attend 2 of their impromptu dinner parties, attended by fellow guests. Huge fun!

The steps down to the tiny bay situated directly below Blue Mango gives the feeling of having your own private beach.

In my view, Castara Bay is the best place to stay in Tobago. Perfectly quiet, with the right mix of facilities for visitors. One of my favourite places in the Caribbean.

Claudette Forbes

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