Tobago & Castara

The Beach House is situated on the Little Bay of the small fishing village of Castara, which is on the north (Leeward) shore of the island of Tobago.

Castara is an idyllic small fishing village located on the north (Leeward) coast of the beautiful Caribbean island of Tobago. Its two beaches offer a wealth of activities including swimming, snorkelling, fishing or boat trips, "pulling in the seine" with the local fishermen as they bring in their catch, bird watching, or simply sitting and admiring the stunning views.

There are a few small restaurants in the village, mainly serving local Caribbean cuisine. Several of these restaurants also have a small bar and some serve breakfast as well as lunch and dinner.

During low season, these restaurants may not be open or their opening times may be sporadic. To be on the safe side, you should let them know in advance that you are coming that day. The menu depends on what is available and you should also check the prices in advance.

The small local shops and stalls sell basic groceries and a small selection of fresh fruit and vegetables. We advise guests to stop off at the supermarket en route to Castara when you arrive (Porridge stops here as part of his pick up service) to stock up on a wider choice of groceries, as the selection in Castara can be limited. You can buy fresh fish direct from the fishermen when they bring in their catch on the big bay. The local ladies bake fresh bread and homemade bakery treats, such as the delicious local coconut drops, which you can buy every Wednesday and Saturday morning at the village school.

Being a Caribbean island, rum is the local drink which you can buy readily in Castara. The local beer is Carib or Stag, which you can buy in crates or just by the bottle. You pay a deposit on crates which is refunded when you return it with the empty bottles. If you prefer to drink wine, you are best advised to buy this in the supermarket that Porridge stops off at on the way back from the airport, as you may not be able to be able to buy this in Castara.



Tobago is the sleepy sister island of Trinidad and is described as being “the true undiscovered jewel of the Caribbean Sea”. It is located north east of Trinidad, which is just 11 miles away from the coast of Venezuela. Tobago is a relatively small island – just 42 kilometres (26 miles) long and 10 kilometres (6 miles) wide – and is blessed with small-scale tourism, abundant coral reefs, many beautiful beaches and acres of unspoilt ancient rainforest. It offers a wealth of activities, such as swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, rainforest hiking, boat tours, fishing tours (including sport fishing), sea kayaking and bird watching. Water sports such as windsurfing, waterskiing, jet skiing, wake-boarding, parasailing and surfing are to be found in and around the main tourist areas of Crown Point and Pigeon Point, located at the south western tip of the island. Tobago boasts an award-winning, championship quality 18-hole golf course at Mount Irvine which has spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea.

The capital of Tobago is Scarborough, situated in the middle of the south (Windward) coast. It is about a 35 minute drive from Castara and has a daily fruit and vegetable market, as well as banks, restaurants, shops and a ferry port servicing the route to Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad.

There are daily international flights from North America and Europe into Tobago’s airport, Crown Point International Airport (TAB), and also regular daily inter-island flights from Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport (POS).

The currency is the Trinidad and Tobago dollar, or TT dollar. English is the official language.

Climate and Weather: Tobago sits just north of the equator and enjoys a tropical island climate with year round sunshine. The average daytime temperature is 29°C (83°F) with maximums in the low to mid 30s. Tobago has two seasons: the Dry Season between December and May, and the Wet Season between June and November. During Dry Season, the weather is typically dry and sunny, with cooler evenings. Although rain falls at its heaviest during the Rainy Season, when the temperatures are generally higher, it is quite possible to get rain at any other time. Tobago is outside the main hurricane belt and has fewer storms than many of the more northerly Caribbean islands.

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Aerial view of Heavenly Bay, Castara

Beach level studio apartment bedroom and kitchen

looking across to Big Bay from Heavenly Bay

view from Coconut Heights balcony

Beach level studio balcony

Coconut Heights barbecue/deck area

Castara Bay

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