Sandcastles Holiday Apartments

Castara, Northeast Coast, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago | Hotel
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Tobago farewell

A travel blog entry by andy_n


... right on a fisherman's wharf and as we waited to be served we watched a man catch a five-pound barracuda right off the dock.

The restaurant had been recently opened by a young Venezuelan chef and had already gained a reputation for his creative cuisine. Ted and I each had a tarragon shrimp hors d'oeuver, in which I thought the sauce over-powered the shrimp. We also had fresh grilled red snapper, and they were delicious.

Bachacks on parade

A travel blog entry by andy_n


In researching things to do in Tobago, one priority was clear. The Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve was created, amazingly, by an ordinance in British Parliament in 1776, making it the world's oldest such reserve, we are told. Ted and Alison are both professional biologists and foresters so a guided tour of this tropical rain forest was not to be missed.

There was a poster in the reception area of our hotel that promoted ...

Out on the reef

A travel blog entry by andy_n


... woman, still glaring, who thrust out her jaw in my direction and said "Eh?" I decided to try my luck at another kitchen.

Later that day we gathered on the beach below our apartment for a swim. Happily, a moderate surf was up, creating waves that we could body-surf upon. It was a great thrill for me to be able to share this activity - that I used to live for as a boy - with my son and grand children.

For dinner we set out toward the town of Buccoo, looking for ...

In the shelter of the reef

A travel blog entry by andy_n


... dreams.

Normally, I tend to resent prosthelytizing of this sort. Having made reference in this blog several times already to the dark side of Caribbean culture, however, I was encouraged to witness overt attempts by some to re-introduce and reinforce notions of responsibility and fair play in Tobagonian society. To a large degree, the bad guys have taken over many of the islands. On four occasions I saw signs that the good guys were starting to push back ...

On the beach

A travel blog entry by andy_n


... a very friendly manner. And although, when we booked, we were told that adjacent apartments were not available, they had somehow miraculously materialized this morning. The owner of the complex is related to Enid and we wondered if she had put in a phone call for us.

One less welcoming feature fired up just after we checked in. I was in the bedroom when suddenly the glass louvers in the window began to vibrate - loudly. Just across the street, less ...


This hotel, located on Castara, Northeast Coast, is near Little Tobago, Pirate's Bay, Goat Island, and Batteaux Bay.
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