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Castara Retreats

Castara Retreats

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499 Reviews

A rustic retreat nestled amongst greenery

Step barefoot into a retreat where technology and everyday life become redundant and escape to another world where you are invited to step back and live at one with nature. Nestled amongst the lush green hillside of the quiet village of Castara, Castara Retreats warmingly welcomes you to their rustic retreat. Boasting 16 fantastic self-catering treehouse-style accommodations, all commanding stunning views of the ocean, the rainforest backdrop and the landscape surrounding the resort. 

This family-run property perfectly blends a balance of the services you would receive in a hotel with the freedom and flexibility of self-catering living. The ethos of the resort is to be at one with nature and take pride in your natural surroundings. Comfort is paramount and is promoted across the resort, from the open-air bedrooms, hammocks and expansive decking to enjoy lazy afternoons. For a great evening meal head to the Caribbean Kitchen, voted in the top five restaurants on the island, it serves a great range of local and Caribbean favourites including Bake 'n' Shark, Jamaican jerk chicken and fresh seafood. 

Striving to be a leading eco-friendly resort in the Caribbean, Castara Retreats will win you over as soon as you arrive, rustic living in the heart of nature will make you not want to leave and return to your everyday life. 

  • 'Treehouse' style accommodations
  • Overlooking the stunning Castara Bay with two beaches
  • Try a delicious Bake 'n' Shark at the Caribbean Kitchen
  • Surrounded by stunning rainforest

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted

Location Type

Beach
  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    10:00
  • 16 rooms
  • Due to the style of this accommodation, we do not permit children or recommend to anyone with walking difficulties

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Boutique
  • Eco-friendly
  • H&J Recommended
  • Hidden gem

Board Basis Options

  • Half Board
  • Self Catering
Location Highlights

Castara Retreats

  • Beach
  • Approx. One hour from ANR Robinson International Airport
  • Nestled in the hilltop overlooking Castara Bay
  • Walking distance to shops in the village of Castara

Things to do

Being explorers at heart, we believe in getting out and about to get the most from your trip. Browse through our selection of attractions and excursions available nearby that will enhance your holiday experience.

499 Reviews 97% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 443
  • Very Good 39
  • Average 11
  • Poor 4
  • Terrible 2

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jan 19, 2019

A perfect Caribbean winter retreat.

We have just returned from a week's stay in one of the smaller lodges at Castara Retreats. It met all our expectations and we were very sad to leave. Although the lodges may appear rustic from the outside they are comfortable and very well equipped. It is clear that a great deal of thought has gone into the interior designs. The lodges really do blend into the landscape and it was lovely to have an outdoor terrace and spectacular views of the sea and sky. The restaurant also boasts wonderful views, freshly cooked food with a Caribbean twist and the perfect location for a drink at sunset. We have stayed in similar low key villas and cottages in St Lucia and Grenada but found that the ethos, design and location of Castara to be the best we have encountered. Particularly the fact that both the beaches and village are so accessible. We also liked the fact that it was easy to interact with the locals in the village and that the reception there is so friendly. We enjoyed buying our freshly baked bread from the women in the village and the fact that it was possible to buy very fresh fish on the beach. Another appealing factor was that you do not need to hire a car, we found that there was plenty to do and enjoy nearby, including a small waterfall within walking distance. In any case we were always happy to return to our terrace to relax. We hope to return before too long.
Jan 17, 2019

Just stunning

What a place- Stunning accommodation, spectacular views, and friendly staff for whom nothing was too much trouble. We completely switched off from our lives at home and settled into Caribbean life. Castara village is lovely- friendly people, great vibe, ‘the real deal’. We will be back!
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Castara Retreats

Facilities

Castara Beach

Castara Beach

The village of Castara is blessed with not just one, but two beaches, the perfect place to soak up the warm Caribbean sun. Take a walk down from the retreat to the beach, rent a sunbed and relax listening to the sounds of the waves. From the beach, head out to sea on a snorkelling adventure just moments from the shore and spot the brightly coloured corals and marine life.

Castara Retreats

Room Types

Castara Retreats boasts 16 unique and individual treehouse-like accommodations, we are able to request and confirm any of the 16 ccommodations but we have displayed some of our favourites below. 

Beachscape (One Bedroom)

With the stunning beaches of Castara just a stones throw away, the Beachscape's breathtaking views is what makes this hideaway different from the rest. Offering seclusion and serenity, Beachscape offers spacious open living. Featuring one bedroom with an en-suite shower room, queen-size bed and air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen and a cosy living space which leads out onto the fully furnished terrace. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • In Room WiFi
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Self catering facilities
  • Separate Shower

Coasthanger (One Bedroom)

With 800 square foot of open living space, Coasthanger is a one bedroom celebrating the vistas from every angle of this accommodation. Boasting elegant comforts, it is the perfect hideaway for relaxation. Couples in love can spend evenings watching the sunset over Castara Bay in the double hammock on the terrace, enjoy amenities including an iPod® docking station, complimentary Wi-Fi and a queen-size bed. 

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • In Room WiFi
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Self catering facilities
  • Separate Shower

Fisherman's (One Bedroom)

Quirky and full of character, Fisherman's was originally a fisherman's shack and has been restored still keeping its original charm. Hidden in the tropical gardens, enjoy an intimate and secluded hideaway. Featuring one bedroom with a queen-size bed and air-conditioning, a shower room and an open space living area with sofa and chair with a fully equipped kitchen area. Enjoy late evenings surrounded by the silence of nature on the outdoor terrace with sun loungers, beach chairs and an outdoor shower.   

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • In Room WiFi
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Self catering facilities
  • Separate Shower
Hummingbird

Hummingbird 2 (One Bedroom)

The bedroom features a queen-size bed, air-conditioning and an en-suite shower room. Enjoy outdoor living on terrace with sun loungers and beach chairs. Hummingbird 2 can adjoin with Hummingbird 1 to make it possible for two couples travelling together to stay closer whilst enjoying the retreat. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • In Room WiFi
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Self catering facilities
  • Separate Shower

Birdsong (Two Bedrooms)

Commanding two floors of luxury, Birdsong boasts great wooden architecture, two bedrooms and is inspired by the Japanese Haiku House. The upper level features the master bedroom with an en-suite shower room. On the lower level is the second bedroom with the option of king or twin beds. Large double doors lead out onto the specious sun deck with two loungers and beach chairs. The views don't just stop on the deck, head to the upper level to the viewing deck with a hammock for lounging and dining furniture. 

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • In Room WiFi
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower

Rainforest (Two Bedrooms)

One of the original accommodations and showcases best what the hotel promotes of 'living in the landscape'. Enjoy spectacular views of the ocean, beach and the rainforest from the hammock perfectly placed to soak up the views. Featuring two bedrooms, both with queen-size beds and air-conditioning, a shared shower room and great open plan living space including sofas, dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. Head outside onto the garden terrace which is fully furnished with sun loungers, beach chairs and table. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • In Room WiFi
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Self catering facilities
  • Separate Shower
Castara Retreats

Food & Drink

Caribbean Kitchen

Caribbean Kitchen

Voted in the top five restaurants in Tobago, Caribbean Kitchen is famous and when you dine here you will see why. Boasting stunning panoramic views towards the beach, ocean and rainforest, serving local and international dishes in a relaxed and open-air setting. Enjoy a leisurely lunch, or enjoy a candlelit dinner - light bites or a three course meal - the choice is yours. Enjoy a break from the warm sun and enjoy afternoon cocktails listening to the sounds of the waves.

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