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Where to stay for a first-time visitor

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:07 pm
by MikeInOhio
I'm planning a week long trip to Tobago in the late spring of next year. I'm trying to determine where to stay (what area). I would like something on the beach or very close (a view would be nice) - preferably a room with a small kitchenette or something like that. Once I figure out the area I'm sure I can find accommodations on this site - the reviews are a wonderful resource. Recommendations are always welcome, but I'm more concerned about selecting the area right now. I don't want to be secluded, rather be around some activity but don't want to compromise too much on a nice beach. I would like to be able to snorkel too. It would be nice to be near restaurants, grocery, car rental and so forth but a short drive for those things is ok too. I'm the type of beacher that likes to relax on the beach, swim/snorkel, take long walks, enjoy sunsets & so forth. I don't need a lot of distractions otherwise but still like to have some things around me if that makes sense. Thanks for any suggestions.

Re: Where to stay for a first-time visitor

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:41 am
by David Watkins
Mike,I would recommend Castara, Alibabas, Boatview and the Beach house are right on the beach and the reef comes up to the beach
Bar restaurants,shopping car hire all available in the village.A definite recommendation

Re: Where to stay for a first-time visitor

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:28 pm
by Joanne Green
Mike-- I agree with David. Stay in Castara!! If you want to experience the real Tobago, DON'T STAY IN THE CROWN POINT AREA!! We stay at the Naturalist Beach, which is just around a small point from Heavenly Bay, where the small reef is. It's an easy swim to the reef & there's more people-watching (and easy walks to resturants & bars) on the Big Beach, rather than Heavenly Bay. Both places have kitchenettes, so you'll be fine. Really, anywhere in Castara is fine -- easy walks to all points. Castara has it's own web-site -- check it out!

By the way, we're fellow Buckeyes from the Akron area & are currently planning our 4th. trip to Castara. Feel free to email me with any questions. Joanne Green

Re: Where to stay for a first-time visitor

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:08 pm
by MikeInOhio

Thanks so much for the recommendations - looks like Castara is my target! Any thoughts on how far out I should book for this? I'm planning on going sometime in April, 2012.

Joanne, nice to hear from a fellow Buckeye! I'm in Columbus myself.


Re: Where to stay for a first-time visitor

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:28 pm
by Joanne Green
Hi Mike- If you have your plane reservations, then there's no reason not to book now. People tend to book the good places (or in the case of the Naturalist, the best rooms) early.