Petit Careme Apartment - Reader Reports & Opinion
Kurtis from Trinidad visited in May 2014 and awarded
I can echo all the positive reviews by stating that Petit Careme is indeed remarkable. It is a breath of fresh air, the villa alone will make you feel that your trip to Tobago is worth it. The villa is quite unique, yes unique despite being in a gated compound with four similarly built villas. I can attest to this because we also rented one of the other two that are for rental. The care that is put into tiny details of the villa, from the type of decor on the walls and on tables to the type of furniture that is contained in its rooms to the housekeeping, makes you feel that the previous occupier was the owner herself. I prefer villa accommodation than hotel for my trips to Tobago and i have never been to a cleaner villa than Petit Careme despite visiting about three villas a year for the past five. The plunge pool is a very good size for an entire family and we had the entire larger pool, which are steps away, for ourselves. The location is ideal for forays to other parts of the island and the compound is large and private enough that you donít have to. I donít visit any villa twice but Petit Careme has made it into a very short list of villas i plan to return to.
Derek Cadet from Trinidad visited in April 2014 and awarded
Our stay was quite enjoyable and the accommodation was excellent.
I would like to list a few suggestions to improve the stay,
1. The kitchen wares need to be checked as the quantities listed were not in place.
2. Provision of sharp knives for food preparation and metal pot spoons.
3. A small wok can be included into the list of cooking utensils.
4. The CD system needs to be checked
5. The shower rose needs to be replaced
Thank you again and we would certainly like to book the apartment in the future.
Wayne Lemoine from U.K. visited in January 2014 and awarded
We stayed at the apartment for 9 days and the villa for 5 days in Jan 2014. The building was well maintained and kept extremely clean and tidy by Charmaine the lovely housekeeper.
The apartment is nice and spacious and ideal for 2 people or a couple with 1 or 2 children as there is an extra bed in the bedroom and a bed settee in the lounge area, all on the ground floor. The villa on the first and second floors is beautiful and has a magnificent veranda overlooking the rainforest perimeter and the pool/grounds - all of which are well tended. The air conditioning works well although we did not use it very much as the villa does not get overly hot or humid due to its open and spacious design. Both villa and apartment are similarly very well equipped with everything you would expect or conceivably need (although a toaster would be nice in the apartment). The villa is situated in Mount Irvine which is a 10 minute drive from Crown Point and so is in a nice quiet location. The complex of 5 luxury villas share a lovely pool but during our visit we were the only people who used it. The complex is fully gated and has a security/maintenance man (Wayne) so we had no worries about leaving valuables in the apartment even though it didn't have a safe (the villa does). The focus of our trip was scuba diving and being based 10 minutes from our chosen dive school (Extra Divers - recommended) was nice and convenient and we really enjoyed the variety of dive sites on offer in the Crown Point area.
I have no hesitation in recommending La Petit Careme apartment and villa.
Meg Watts from Canada visited in February 2013 and awarded
We recently spent 2 glorious weeks in the sunshine at Petit Careme Villa in Tobago. The location is superb - quiet, secure with gated access , lovely pool and gardens, close to beautiful beaches. The Villa has an excellent housekeeper, Charmaine who is most helpful and a great cook. She prepared local dishes at a nominal fee. There were several lovely restaurants with a local flair. The seafood is fresh and tasty. The Villa itself has a great veranda. We ate most of our meal here and relaxed with rum punch watching the beautiful wild birds. The children loved hammock . Bird feeders are provided which attracted several species of island birds. Off the verandah is a private splash pool for fun and games, old and young. The sun rises and sun sets are spectacular.This was our second vacation and I would definitely recommend Petit Careme Villa. We are looking forward to our next visit.
Margaret Blache from Trinidad visited in February 2013 and awarded
We had a wonderful stay. The villa is lovely and very spacious, and the grounds, absolutely beautiful. I loved the large community pool that was always nice and warm at night due to the sunny days we had. The splash pool at the villa was great for the kids but was always too cold so they couldn't stay in for very long. The housekeeper Charmaine was very friendly and helpful. I hope to stay there again sometime soon.