Beautiful views at Castara Retreats
Beautiful views at Castara Retreats
Views of the lodges and wildlife at Castara Retreats
Views of the lodges and wildlife at Castara Retreats
Enjoy time spent on Castara beach or a relaxed yoga class at Castara Retreats
Enjoy time spent on Castara beach or a relaxed yoga class at Castara Retreats
Beachscape and Birdsong lodges at Castara Retreats
Beachscape and Birdsong lodges at Castara Retreats
Coasthanger and Coco Palm lodges at Castara Retreats
Coasthanger and Coco Palm lodges at Castara Retreats
Fiddle Tree and Firefly lodges at Castara Retreats
Fiddle Tree and Firefly lodges at Castara Retreats
Fisherman's Lodge and Ginger Lily lodges at Castara Retreats
Fisherman's Lodge and Ginger Lily lodges at Castara Retreats
Hummingbird and Lime Tree lodges at Castara Retreats
Hummingbird and Lime Tree lodges at Castara Retreats
Treetops and Rainforest lodges at Castara Retreats
Treetops and Rainforest lodges at Castara Retreats
Drinking and dining at Castara Retreats
Drinking and dining at Castara Retreats

Castara Retreats

Room Only 7 nights from €1,299 per person Including Flights

Overview

Tucked away in a lush hillside close by to Tobago’s Castara village, this wonderful hotel boasts 17 beautiful eco-lodges nestled within huge mango trees and rainforest. This is the perfect option for those wanting to enjoy the slower pace of life, with self-catering accommodation and a focus on sustainability.

This is a subtle sort of luxury, where days are luxuriously slow. Wake to the sound of birdsong, before enjoying a gentle stroll down to the golden beach to soak up the sun and look for dolphins in the distance. After lunch in your lodge with hummingbirds buzzing by, grab your book and relax in your hammock while looking out over the ocean. In the evening, you can cook for yourself with local ingredients, or head to the Caribbean Kitchen for freshly caught fish whilst listening to the sound of the waves - enjoy a cold beer and some lovely Tobago and Trinidad rum and reggae

Every lodge is unique, made with local materials and all offering stunning views of the rainforest, ocean or village. All bar one feature a private terrace, and there is also a shared terrace with sun loungers and beach chairs.

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This retreat is located on the edge of Castara, a small fishing village. The lodges are nestled in the tropical hillside, and you’ll always be a short stroll from Castara’s two golden sandy beaches, both safe for swimming. 

The airport and ferry terminal are 32km away, approximately a 45-60 minute drive.

The village is just 200-500 metres away, with 2 local supermarkets and a range of local restauarants, cafes and local fresh produce sellers

 

Please note this property does have a lot of steps and may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties.  Please call us to discuss your own situation.

 

There are 17 treehouse-style lodges altogether, including:

  • Ocean views from all lodges
  • Double hammock
  • iPod docking station
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Bamboo bird feeder
  • Fully-equipped kitchen in all lodges except Firefly which has a kitchenette
  • Open-plan living area with rattan furnishings and tall fans
  • High-quality mosquito nets
  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms

Choose from:

  • Firefly – A compact studio apartment featuring an en-suite bedroom, kitchenette and dining area. Also featuring a small garden terrace with ocean views.
  • Tamarind – A small yet perfectly formed lodge crafted with red cedar wood. Featuring one bedroom with en-suite shower room, and an open-plan living space. This lodge does not have a terrace, but is a two-minute walk away from the shared terrace.
  • Coasthanger – Lovely one bedroom lodge with panoramic ocean views, an open-plan living space, an entrance porch and a spacious outdoor terrace with a bistro table and two sun loungers. Sleeps two adults.
  • Fisherman’s – Originally a fisherman’s stack, this renovated lodge features one bedroom, a shower room, an outdoor terrace with two sun loungers, two beach chairs and an outside shower, plus a covered deck with a sofa and bistro table. Sleeps two adults.
  • Beachscape – A cosy lodge with amazing views of Castara Bay, featuring one bedroom, an open-plan living space, and a partially covered triangular-shaped terrace with a sun lounger and two beach chairs. Sleeps two adults.
  • Hideaway – One of the newest lodges, hand crafted from Cyprus hardwood sustainably sourced from Tobago’s rainforest. Featuring one bedroom, an open plan living room, and two outdoor terraces overlooking the village, with sun loungers, beach chairs and a bistro dining table. Sleeps two adults.
  • River Breeze – Located to the east of the tropical gardens, this quaint lodge features one bedroom, an open plan living space, and two terraces – one at the front which overlooks the bay and has sun loungers, and one at the back overlooking the valley and rainforest, with chairs and a table. Sleeps two adults.
  • Gingerlily – An elegant lodge featuring a master bedroom, a small second bedroom (10x10ft), two on-suite shower rooms, and an outside terrace with a dining table and two beach chairs. Sleeps four guests.
  • Hummingbird 1 – One of the original lodges, featuring gorgeous views of Castara Bay, one bedroom with en-suite shower room, and an outdoor terrace with two sun loungers. This lodge adjoins with Hummingbird 2, so a family can rent both apartments. The terraces are split by a dividing wall, which can be removed to create a 32ft terrace. Sleeps two guests.
  • Hummingbird 2 – Another original lodge, featuring one-bedroom, beautiful views of Castara Bay, and an outdoor terrace with two beach chairs. This lodge adjoins with Hummingbird 1. Sleeps two guests.
  • Fiddle Tree – Tucked away behind a huge mango tree, this welcoming lodge features one bedroom with French doors, n open plan living area, and two private terraces with views of the village, beach and bay. Sleeps two adults.
  • Coco Palm – An intimate lodge shaded by a large mango tree, featuring a bedroom with French doors, an open-plan living area, a small balcony terrace with views of the village and built-in seating, and a terrace with two sun loungers and two beach chairs, which is shared with Shady Mango. Sleeps two adults.
  • Lime Tree – An all-wooden lodge with fabulous sunset views. Featuring one bedroom with en-suite shower room, an open-plan living room, and a spacious outdoor terrace which is partially covered and has dining furniture and two beach chairs. Sleeps two adults.
  • Shady Mango – Located next to Coco Palm, this lovely lodge features one bedroom with en-suite shower room, an open-plan living area, and a terrace with two sun loungers and two beach chairs, which is shared with Coco Palm. Sleeps two adults.
  • Treetops – A gorgeous two-bedroom lodge featuring a master bedroom, a second bedroom with French doors leading out on to the living space, and two en-suite shower rooms. Above the apartment, you’ll find a shared garden terrace with four sun loungers, two beach chairs and ocean views. Sleeps four guests.
  • Rainforest – One of the original accommodations, this charming lodge features a master bedroom, a second bedroom, two en-suite shower rooms, and a large outdoor garden terrace with two sun loungers and two beach chairs. Sleeps four guests.
  • Birdsong – A beautiful lodge with two levels. On the lower level you will find a bedroom with an en-suite shower room, an option of king or twin beds, and a large terrace with two sun loungers – this bedroom is accessed via an external staircase. On the upper level you’ll find the master bedroom with en-suite shower room. Sleeps four guests.

Please note, most lodges can accommodate an extra bed for a child upto 12yrs and a cot, please ask at the time of booking for the most suitable lodge to match your family's requirememts.  An extra bed is not recommended in Shady Mango, Firefly, Tamarind or Ginger Lilly.

  • Caribbean Kitchen – A lovely open-air restaurant with amazing views of the ocean and rainforest. Enjoy a light lunch in the day with hummingbirds buzzing nearby, a refreshing cocktail as the sun sets, or a romantic candlelit dinner with the waves as your soundtrack. The chefs create a menu filled with fresh, locally sourced ingredients including daily caught fish. Open from 5pm daily.
  • Caribbean Kitchen Bar – Caribbean Kitchen is also home to a laidback and welcoming bar offering a delicious menu of cold beers, cocktails, wines and fresh juices made from organic fruits picked straight from the resort’s trees. There’s also a great menu of rums from Trinidad and Tobago which can be enjoyed with some award-winning chocolate from the Tobago Cocoa Plantation.

  • Shared terrace with four sun loungers, two beach chairs and ocean views
  • Yoga classes
  • Open-air massage pavilion
  • Two sandy beaches
  • Snorkelling

On the beach there are loungers for hire as well as local vendors offering boat trips and rental of kayaks, paddleboards and snorkelling equipment.

Whilst you will not find any specific kids activities at Castara, it is the perfect location for families who love to explore, discover the diverse flora and fauna and spend time together.

Yvonne Knott
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