Kapinjala - Reader Reports & Opinion
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Richard & Gemma James from U.K. visited in November 2014 and awarded
We have recently returned from our third stay at Kapinjala; we never thought we were the types to return to the same place, let alone the same house, but that was before we went to Kapinjala.
What a fabulous villa in which to spend two weeks relaxing with family. Our highlight on every occasion has been the pool and deck area, where we spent our days reading and relaxing and the evenings drinking in the amazing sunsets with a rum punch in hand. This year was no exception and the recently refurbished terrace only enhanced the experience.
The house itself is excellently appointed, with all four bedrooms being extremely comfortable with spacious bathrooms and luxurious fittings. We stayed in one of the upstairs bedrooms and loved waking to the sounds of the birds and views of Arnos Vale Bay. The kitchen is a pleasure to cook in and is equipped to a standard far superior to any other holiday rentals we have stayed in, and we loved having the barbecue on the terrace; slow cooked BBQ ribs, surf and turf, shrimp, the menu was extensive!
The living area is comfortable, although we hardly spent any time inside, but there is a good range of games and books, and we used our iPods via the sound system to play music, though there was also a small selection of CDs for guests use.
Stacey, the housekeeper looked after us well during our stay and ensured that there was a plentiful supply of fresh towels for beach trips and afternoons by the pool as well as maintaining high standards of cleanliness throughout our stay.
There have been some changes with an extra set of gates installed along the drive to Kapinjala, and we felt safe throughout our stay, both when we were 'at home' and out and about on the island.
On the occasions that we were able to drag ourselves away from the villa we visited our favourite beach, Englishman's Bay, took a luxury powerboat trip on CocoMotion and sampled some great restaurants.
We cannot wait for our next dose of winter sun at Kapinjala and have booked already to return in November 2015 - praise indeed!
Sophie Simms from U.K. visited in November 2014 and awarded
WOW! WOW! WOW! This is our second time here. My boyfriend, sister & her boyfriend and I just couldn't have wished for a better holiday, again!
The house has EVERYTHING you could ever need for a relaxing time. It's like home from home but with an infinity pool and 28 degree heat!
There's plenty to explore on the island and a plethora of delicious local eateries, but who wants to leave such an amazing house in such a wonderful setting? Not me! We did venture out on a short walk to watch the sun set, which was topped off nicely by the engagement of my sister and her boyfriend! We couldn't have asked for a better setting and a nicer place to remember it by.
Gareth Thompson from U.K. visited in November 2014 and awarded
I came to the villa with my lovely girlfriend and our family, and I couldn't have hoped for a better spot on the island. The view is absolutely beautiful, and the space provided here is exceptional. Even with a full house there is plenty of space to do your thing.
We stayed in the double room by the pool which was great fun, and just a short walk to amazing sunshine in the morning.
The beaches and waterfalls that you can get to from this location are without a doubt the best on the island, and there are some of the best local restaurants near by.
10 OUT OF 10! KAPINJALA = FREEDOM
Caroline Tyler from U.K. visited in August 2014 and awarded
We enjoyed an incredible 2 weeks in Tobago, staying in Kapinjala. Kapinjala is everything we imagined it would be - simply breathtaking views, well thought out and presented accommodation and an exceptional pool area and terraces. The pool definitely has the wow factor! The owners regularly stay in the villa and look after it well (the month before we arrived new tiling had been installed around the pool). In my opinion what also helps to set Kapinjala apart is the people involved in its care and their relationships with the owners. Helen, the villa manager deserves special mention - nothing is too much trouble and she is brilliant at what she does, a true professional. We had such a busy fortnight that our only regret was not having another week to enjoy and really make the most of what Kapinjala has to offer.
H. Subnaik from Trinidad visited in April 2014 and awarded
The villa was spectacular - 5-star luxurious, spacious accommodation with breath-taking views and a stunning infinity pool. We had everything we needed for a perfect family vacation with lots of wonderful memories.