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Castara Retreats

Castara Retreats

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475 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

Top Tips from our Experts

Martyn

Destination Executive

"The Caribbean Kitchen at Castara Retreats serves the most delicious food. You have to try the Bake 'n' Shark - it's delicious". 

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.

475 Reviews 97% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 424
  • Very Good 37
  • Average 10
  • Poor 3
  • Terrible 1

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jun 11, 2018

Beautiful and tranquil stay at Firefly

My boyfriend and I had booked a flight to Tobago on a whim and we purposefully left the last couple days of our trip "up in the air." We did a series of AirBnB stays and took a yoga class here with Elspeth and randomly wondered in for lunch when we were in the town of Castara. After having lunch and taking a yoga class we decided to book the firefly room for the remainder of our stay on the island! Perfect end to our trip. Everyone was incredibly warm and generous - employees and other guests. I forgot my ring after we checked out and Porridge arranged for someone to drop it off at the Airport before our flight! Definitely a great place to stay if you're looking for something in between AirBnB and Resort style...warm, easy, friendly place but with AC and top notch service included. Make sure to check out the bar during their happy hour!
Jun 08, 2018

I’m already planning my next trip there

Our stay was the perfect couples getaway. Our suite, called the Tamarind, was perfect for two and the VIEW! The view from our living room table was an exquisite one to behold every time we stepped out our room. The kitchen is excellently equipped and we had an easy time making ourselves breakfast. Honestly, we would have had a fine time staying in our suite reading in the hammock and listening to the birds and the waves crashing to shore down below. Castara village is lovely to meander around to get a sense of local life and enjoy the beach which is only steps away from the hotel. But, we also rented a car and drove around the Castara area—Englishman’s Bay, Parlatouvier, Bloody Bay and even Charlotteville. It was the low season so everywhere was quiet, which for me is the best. If you like treehouse living, this is the place for you.
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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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