Kariwak Village Holistic Haven - Reader Reports & Opinion
Ambika Bowles from U.K. visited in January 2007 and awarded
We stayed in January 2008, but I couldn't change the date on the website.
The hotel is lovely, it's a 5 minute walk from the airport and there was a complimentary car to take us to the airport when we left.
We were staying for 3 days before visiting my family in trindad and this was the perfect place to stay, close to the beach, lovely gardens and a great pool. We returned to Tobago for a couple of days before flying to London and decided to stay at the Kariwak again, happily they had a room available. This time I had the chance to have a kariwak massage with paula which is definitely the best massage I've had in a very long time. I felt completely relaxed and it was perfect before sitting on the plane back to London.
The Kariwak provides a basic but clean room in a really nice setting and within walking distance of the various amenities of crown point, I highly recommend a stay.
Rhea & Rechard Khan from Trinidad visited in December 2006 and awarded
Stayed there for our honeymoon. We took the honeymoon package which was by far the best & most economical on the island - 1 hour massages per person, breakfast and a four course dinner which were both FANTASTIC!! we didn't even get time to use the pool, we were busy touring the island. The hotel boasts their own water-filtration system, which saved us from having to purchase bottled water regularly. Staff were extremely helpful & friendly. The room was large, clean and cosy with our own little private garden area. I believe our room was one of the cabana rooms to the back, closer to the hammocks. Everything overall was great, we went back a few times for breakfast & dinner when we made short visits to the island. I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone, couple or a small family.
Rhea & Rechard from Trinidad visited in December 2006 and awarded
my husband and i choase our sister-isle tobago for our honeymoon because he had to basically steal vacation time. we chose Kariwak Village - the Honeymoon package and one word -PERFECT!!! We also had breakfast and dinner every day and the food was spectaacluar! the staff....well we were treated like family. we took the boat from trinidad, so we used our own car. we ate breakfast and visited the island for the day and returned to "home" for dinner. we had one of the larger rooms that was secluded in the gardens. the hammock area was incredibly romantic especially during the night. the room was always clean and persons who want to visit please don't pay to use the hotel's beach towels....at kariwak it's free! they packed a cute and really filling picnic for us and as usual everything was homemade including the cookies....YUMM :-)
Everything was great hope to go there for our 2nd anniversary!
Just spent five nights here and loved it. The words "holistic haven" may strike fear into you if you are not a hippie type - fear not! Yoga etc is one small part of this place, which has a very chilled vibe, set in beautiful gardens, birdsong all around. Nice "huts", spacious, basic decoration, but fine (could do with more light though).
Food was excellent, limited menu, but very fresh and beautifully prepared. Staff are great - all are friendly and some are really good fun with wicked sense of humour.
We are definitely going to come back here some time, can't imagine staying anywhere else.
We Will Be Back
Just spent a week at the Kariwak and what a place. We had a brilliant holiday with great staff, food, drinks, scenery, birds, etc. etc.
Thanks to Tanya for the yoga and Mrs Clovis for the food.
We will be back.