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Secure accomodation in Castara

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:37 am
by TinaS
Hello !
I am a single woman travelling alone and would like to spend a week in Castara. I would like recommendations of secure properties as I have heard there have been break-ins here in the past. Are there any properties with a night security guard for example ? Any information would be appreciated.
Thank you.

Re: Secure accomodation in Castara

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:57 am
by Steve Wooler
Hello Tina

Welcome aboard! :)

No, there is nowhere is Castara with night security guards, and long may that continue.

Yes, over the years there have been a few isolated cases of burglaries and petty theft. I am not aware of any cases of violence against visitors during such incidents.

As a result, security tends to be relatively lax compared to guest accommodation in the more populated areas of Tobago. However, for your own peace of mind, I would suggest that your best bet would be to stay at a property with a resident local owner. As such, I would suggest looking at the following properties:

Alibaba's SeaBreeze
Porridge's Place
Baywatch Apartment
Boatview
Castara Bliss Apartments
Coffee House Apartments
Naturalist Beach Resort

Re: Secure accomodation in Castara

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:13 pm
by TinaS
Hello Steve
Thank you very much for your reply. I will certainly look at the properties you have suggested.
Best regards

Re: Secure accomodation in Castara

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:33 am
by Jen
As there is no safety deposit box in our room in Castara we wondered if First Citizen's Bank might offer daily/weekly safety deposit boxes for tourists in order to keep passports/tickets/valuables, etc. safe for our own piece of mind when we're out and about. Thank you!

Re: Secure accomodation in Castara

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:37 am
by Chris Runciman
Dear Jen
Even if any bank were to offer such a service they would be at least 45minutes to an hour away!
There are properties WITH security boxes in Castara .
The property owner may have their own secure place?
Theft from visitors, or anyone for that matter, in Castara is a rare event.
That said one should still exercise common sense, something one sees visitors all too often seem to leave behind when they travel!