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Our stay in Castara Retreats was amazing, most of all the people working at the place and in the village are lovely and adorable. They helped us organising some very nice day trips from Castara (e.g. Island Tour etc.) and transfers to/from the airport. Our...More
Really lovely people and lovely rooms in a wonderful village. Not for guests who want five star luxury but perfect if you want to go back in time a bit to how it used to be like when you visited the caribbean or indeed places...More
great accommodation set on hillside overlooking Castara beach. Each room has a different feel and are linked by wooden paths amid beautiful trees. No breakfast is offered but a short walk to the village has good cafe. Recommend eating out in the village...each day a...More
If you are looking for a taste of the "real" caribbean then this is definitely the place to find it. Castara Retreats is situated on the hillside overlooking the small village of Castara, which lies on a small but beautiful bay surrounded by lush vegetation....More
Just spent two weeks at CR. We stayined in Birdsong and I would throughly recommend the lodge. The views were fantastic. I loved waking up each day to the sound of the waves and birdsong - paradise! The staff are extremely helpful and the restaurant...More
I'm sure they do - but you may have to pay for the apartment/room full price? This is a super friendly retreat, as is the village, so if you want people to chat to, I don't think Castara or Castara Retreats will disappoint... More
I'm sure they do - but you may have to pay for the apartment/room full price? This is a super friendly retreat, as is the village, so if you want people to chat to, I don't think Castara or Castara Retreats will disappoint you.
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Late answer but Thomas Cook have started direct flights from Manchester to Tobago now- brilliant service better than BA we thought, we used it this month-. They return via Barbados so on the homebound flight because the... More
Late answer but Thomas Cook have started direct flights from Manchester to Tobago now- brilliant service better than BA we thought, we used it this month-. They return via Barbados so on the homebound flight because the runway isn't adequate for a transatlantic loaded take off so you fly from Tobago to Barbados, disembark with all your hand luggage as a transit passenger at Barbados airport whilst the aircraft is cleaned, then it's directly back to Manchester.
The flight outbound was about 9 hours. Inbound it's 30 mins to Barbados, wait at airport about 75 mins and flight home about 8 hours (ours was 7 hours because we had a really strong tail wind).
This service is SO much better than a trek to London with another stay in an hotel and Gatwick suffers from more delays and bad weather probs than Manchester.
NOTE: Tobago airport terminal is very basic. It didn't take long at all to get through security but once through there were NO refreshments available except a vending machine.(The kiosk was eventually opened after we'd been there an hour- this was at 3pm) but it was basic and very expensive. Next time I would check in but have a coffee, etc on the ground side and not go through security till much later.
Also I would recommend not getting any duty free Tobago airport if you're flying via Barbados have to go through security again as a transit passenger in Barbados and the 100ml liquid rule applies so they might take your drinks off you. Shop in Barbados duty free whilst you're in transit it's much better and cheaper.
Next time I would check in but have a coffee, etc on the ground side and not go through security till much later.