Naturalist Beach Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion

These reports are a combination of questions and comment posted in our Naturalist Beach Resort forum and visitor reports added via the 'Add Report' tab above. The votes awarded are weighted by volume and date to give a truer representation of reader satisfaction [more details].

Reader Satisfaction Ranking:  Weighted ranking based on 79 votes = 4.6  (max 5)

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Michel Dedenis from France visited in February 2018 and awarded  One out of Five

Ancle GEORGE est la honte de sa profession et se montre raciste. Si vous ne parlez pas parfaitement anglais, il se moqueras de vous. Est-ce une attitude normale face un client?????? Ce personnage est odieux et ne mérite aucune circonstances atténuantes. Nous avons failli en venir aux mains tellement il était infâme. Pour que j'en arrive là il faut vraiment me pousser à bout! Lorsque vous êtes touriste et venez en famille, est-ce normal? Il véhicule une image extrêmement négative et si nous n'étions pas venus 2 ans auparavant et repartis enchantés(c'est pourquoi nous sommes revenus!!!!), nous aurions pris le premier avion pour rentrer !!!!


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Kenton & Sherry-Ann from Trinidad visited in March 2017 and awarded  Four out of Five

The owner and staff were very hospitable and always ready to assist with any concern which we had. However the site needs to show pictures of the small studio apartments so that guest can make an informed decision when choosing this type of accommodation as there is not a full stove in these apartments.

Despite this, the stay was very relaxing and the beach at Castara made the trip a great vacation.

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David Vince from U.K. visited in February 2017 and awarded  Five out of Five

Very spacious well positioned place with great views over Big Bay and easy access to the beach and town. Very knowledgeable and helpful owner and a good local style breakfast too.

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Paul Tallet from Yorkshire visited in January 2017 and awarded  Five out of Five

I am sure that everybody knows that the Naturalist has been my home from home for the last 17 years and that I am incredibly biased so my posts are really just an update on the services and standards of accommodation.

I stay in the Blue Marlin and I have already reserved it again for next Christmas. Over the last year Ancle has provided a lick of paint and wood stain here and there. The suite remains as rustic as ever ... not luxurious but right by (or over) the sea ... the setting can only be matched by the Sea Breeze Apartments in Heavenly Bay, but mainly because they are more discrete (more privacy). However the access to and intimacy that the Blue Marlin has to the main Beach is unrivaled.

If you have children you can closely watch them play in the sea from the Blue Marlin and you can also see when the Sting Rays arrive and get down there real quick to swim with them. You can also watch the fishermen hauling in the seine nets.

The Blue Marlin covers everything ... the best views of the Pelicans and Boobies diving into the sea for fish and then the majestic Frigate Birds chasing the Boobies and robbing their catch ... sights of fish jumping out of the water as dark forces below press shoals of them into tight balls, leaving them with no other place to go.

Brown sugar in the feeding tray invites numerous bananaquits, blue and green tanagers and the occasional unwelcome pigeon and then with bats at night. You cannot get bored.

And finally, Ancle's biggest investment so far is his new employee, Alan Keys, who is brilliant at fixing things ... so if anything breaks or needs adjustment just ask Ancle or Tracy to send Alan over to sort it.

Brilliant place, brilliant staff ... basic accommodation, but an unbeatable karma/setting.

Don't book for Christmas though !! :mrgreen:

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Darwin Zook from U.S.A. visited in November 2016 and awarded  Five out of Five

Staying at the Naturalist the last several years with my family has been an incredible experience. The Naturalist is located right on a picturesque and stunning Caribbean beach. The town of Castara is a fun and beautiful beach town with true local flavor. The water is ideal, the sunsets breathtaking and the vibe so relaxed. If you truly want to get away from city life and experience a true throwback beach town that has been the same decade after decade, this is your spot. It is nature at its finest. The Naturalist offers all the necessary modern comfort and amenities, including TV with satellite, WIFI, kitchen and anything you would want in any resort. Do not expect loud music, crazy clubs or wild parties. This is truly a place to chill, relax and enjoy nature. Tobago is a special place and if you want the best place to stay, that Naturalist is where to go. The staff is so friendly and helpful in every way. I am already counting down the days till my next visit!

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