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Castara retreats was absolutely beautiful and Porridge and Jeanell were brilliant managers/hosts where nothing was too much trouble.
Porridge is energetic and fun and does everything he can to make your holiday just as you would like it. He is a mine of information and...More
We had a three generation family holiday to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and were completely happy with our choice of resort. Castara Retreats is beautifully situated in trees above the village and beaches. Service was friendly and efficient and the Caribbean Kitchen restaurant was...More
We were only at Castara two nights since they were fully booked but we hope to go back. We greatly enjoyed fresh fish dinners and lunches at the restaurant, warm and well humored staff, birds and hummingbirds in the surrounding grounds, and snorkeling the bay...More
My wife and I just got back from a wonderful 10-day trip to Trinidad and Tobago. We only spent 3 days at Castara Retreats but we are already planning a trip back and will spend more time there. This place is truly spectacular. The beach...More
We just returned home from a 10-day stay at Castara Retreats. This rustic treehouse-styled eco resort is nestled on a hill, with the rainforest at the back; the sea and Caribbean fishing village below.
Our accommodation was Firefly, a small self-catering studio apartment. It was...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.