• BA High Life, April 2022

    “While it's environmentally sustainable to the core, thanks to the natural and low-impact design of its 17 tree-house style lodges, Castara's local mindset is what makes it standout. ”
    Holly Tuppen, Travel Writer

  • The Times – 50 Best Holidays in the Caribbean – December 2019

    “It’s a relaxed, honesty bar sort of place, where the gap between tourist and local seems to narrow the longer you stay”

  • Condé Nast Traveller – December 2019

    “There’s a huge difference between properties that have sustainability woven into their operational fabric, such as Castara Retreats in Tobago…and those that just think of them as people-pleasing add-ons.”

  • Wanderlust, April 2019

    Castara Retreats is the best place to stay – shells tinkle and hammocks sway at these six beautiful wooden stilt houses perched high on the bay. Plump for Fisherman’s Lodge, the original building on which the rest were modelled, and you’ll enjoy ocean views from your bed. Gregarious ‘Porridge’ and his wife Jeanette look after the guests, while able seaman ‘Duck’ and captain Michael operate light-hearted fishing trips with plenty of rum and a beach barbecue.

  • Spectator, July 2018

    Discovering the ecological wonders of Tobago is also an unbridled delight. Newton George; Tobago’s answer to David Attenborough, takes us on a trek through the Main Ridge Forest Reserve; bursting with parrots, hummingbirds, spiders and, to our surprise, one very feisty crab. Typical of the Tobagan spirit, when he hears we haven’t visited the island’s Argyle Waterfall, he voluntarily drives us there and then decides we should pop by his village, Speyside, for lunch. If you find yourself there; head to Jemma’s Treehouse Restaurant. Trust me, you won’t regret it.