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Castara Retreats

Castara Retreats

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523 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.

523 Reviews 97% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 467
  • Very Good 41
  • Average 11
  • Poor 3
  • Terrible 1

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jul 09, 2019

an ode to 'Coco Palm'

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Whilst other reviews give a lot of favourable mentions of various Castara Retreats lodges, I could only find two, very brief mentions of Coco Palm. Moderately priced and displaying wow photos, Coco Palm immediately caught my attention, but the lack of the reviews about it kept me thinking that there was a catch. In fact, Coco Palm exceeded my expectations. We spent 10 days in Coco Palm and couldn’t have enough of it. Located above Fiddle Tree and below Treetops, this apartment boasts a view of the most gorgeous aspect of the bay, its turquoise waters and its fishing boats. The view is free from unsightly buildings and just above the vegetation to give you a perfect photo frame, while a glimpse of a mighty mango tree adds to the character. It’s vast, airy and open, yet not overlooked, which gave us an incredible sense of space and privacy at the same time. In addition to the huge terrace/living room which is open to views on two sides, this apartment has a bonus of a long private walkway balcony with a different aspect and extra seating. It’s perfect for apero while watching birds and the sunset. The bedroom is also very airy. It has glazed patio doors leading to the terrace, as well as two windows on the other side. One of the most memorable moments was to wake up early to cockerels' crowing, draw the curtains apart, open the patio doors to the full extend and enjoy the view at sunrise from the comfort of the bed ( which was indeed very comfortable). And last, but not least about this apartment, the lodge that houses Coco Palm is the closest to the beach with the easiest access to the beach and the village. It’s not on the main path that other guests use and it’s away from the main cluster of accommodation. Having toured the island for two days, I couldn’t find a better alternative to Castara and Castara Retreats. A few tips: Restaurant at Englishman’s Bay is excellent and worth a visit for lunch to try their grilled fish. Riverside cafe in the village makes superb pescatarian roti. If you intend to stay in Castara for the whole duration of your holiday, make the most of a stop at the supermarket on the way from the airport, make a list of what you will need in advance. Also keep in mind that Castara’s shops are not licensed to sell alcohol.
May 31, 2019

PARADISE

A very comfortable lodge with a wonderful view, very friendly and helpful staff and a most enjoyable and relaxing location. We had a fantastic two weeks in Castara with wonderful bird watching and amazing beaches and swimming. Our first holiday in the West Indies was a truly memorable experience.
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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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