Kapinjala - Summary Description
4-bedroom Holiday Villa. Reader Satisfaction Rating
Kapinjala is a striking 4-bedroom luxury villa located on a cliff-top hillside in beautiful Arnos Vale and offering stunning views over the bay.
We enjoyed six days at Kapinjala during our 2008 review tour of Tobago. Our full review is available via the 'Review' tab at the top or bottom of the page. We can only summarise our report by saying that we suspect that it will be some years before any other property impresses us quite as much as Kapinjala.
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Kapinjala is a luxury four bedroom villa situated on a hillside within the old Arnos Vale Sugar Plantation Estate overlooking the beautiful Arnos Vale Bay, the Caribbean Sea and Buccoo Reef.
Passing through the property’s electric gates you will enter a large driveway and car port area where you will encounter, during your stay, our resident hummingbirds feeding on the nectar of the flora.
Entering through the front door you will be taken aback by the spacious fan-shaped living area which opens out onto a vast covered veranda offering seating, dining and BBQ areas. The beautiful sunshine, supplemented with the cooling effects of a near-constant rain forest breeze that passes across the veranda and pool deck, allows for both sunbathing and chilling out in equal measures.
On either side there are steps down to the lovely pool deck, 8-person jacuzzi and 40ft infinity swimming pool – complete with “liming” step. All aspects of the villa offer breathtaking views of the sea or the rainforest – the world’s oldest nature reserve.
Relax in the living area and watch the flat-screen TV which offers many satellite channel options or view a film on the multi-region DVD player from the house selection of DVD films available. Alternatively, chill-out and listen to some music on the CD/MP3 sound system which will also allow for USB connection to play and charge your iPod or other MP3 player. A selection of books and board games can also be found on the bookshelves.
Peckish? Thirsty? Jump up and head for the large kitchen with solid wood cabinets and granite worktops. Grab a snack from the fridge/freezer and a cold Carib beer from the drinks fridge. Two ice makers ensure that there is always plenty of ice available for those rum cocktails. The kitchen is fully equipped with top of the range cooker, microwave, dishwasher and coffee maker. There is also a laundry area with washing machine and tumble dryer.
All four bedrooms are fitted with air conditioning and also ceiling fans. High quality mattresses and luxury cotton bed linen ensure a good night’s sleep. In the morning, throw open the balcony doors and enjoy the bright sunshine and wonderful views. Take a few minutes to look out over the estate and you will see green parrots and paraquets, blue and grey tanagers, bananaquits, woodpeckers, hummingbirds and frigate birds to name but a few.
All four bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with ceiling fans and are equipped with built-in wardrobes, walk-in showers, WC, basin and hairdryer.
There are two upstairs terraces. The sea view terrace offers a serene area to escape from the other guests for a catnap or a quiet read on one of the day beds or simply an opportunity to take in the fantastic views and ponder life.
Downstairs, there is a powder room and other amenities include a guest safe, a camera and intercom entry system and a house alarm system.
The grounds of approximately one acre are young but quickly maturing. The automatically irrigated flower beds are already offering wonderful bursts of colour which are attracting many birds including several species of hummingbirds. The mixture of established plantation trees along with our freshly planted palms and fruit trees blend well together and we hope will yield limes, oranges and avocados in years to come. The pathway meanders down through the grounds to the bottom of the landscaped area where there is a gate through to the beach path. Within a couple of minutes you can be bathing in the beautiful, warm and clear waters of the Arnos Vale Bay or snorkelling on the reef just a few metres from the sand.
The Arnos Vale Hotel can offer breakfast, lunch or dinner and you can also take afternoon tea at four o’clock whilst they feed the birds. All our guests have free use of the hotel tennis court.
Your Kapinjala Experience starts when you are met at the airport and taken to the villa where there will be a Caribbean rum punch waiting for you. Your welcome pack will include provisions for the night and the following morning and a welcome meal will be in the fridge. There will be some ice-cold Carib beers in the drinks fridge and a bottle of Caribbean rum to help you relax on your first night.
Your housekeeper will visit six times a week to carry out cleaning duties and ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay for you and your friends.
If you decide to hire a car, we can organise this for you at discounted rates and arrange for the car to be delivered to the villa at your convenience. We are also happy to assist you in arranging island, rain forest and bird watching tours and also boat trips, snorkelling and diving excursions. Other activities include fishing, sailing, windsurfing and surfing, horse riding, mountain biking and off road safaris. For those golf enthusiasts, there are two award-winning 18-hole Championship golf courses within 15 minutes of the villa.
We want your Kapinjala Experience to be relaxing, memorable and special.
We are sure it will be.
Further information is available on our own website