Kapinjala - Reader Reports & Opinion
Anna Langford from U.K. visited in May 2012 and awarded
Kapinjala is an absolutely beautiful house with the most idyllic setting. From the moment I arrived I felt relaxed with a yummy Caribbean meal in my stomach and a rum punch in hand. I spent many hours relaxing around and in the infinity pool with its stunning panoramic views over Tabago. Working on my tan whilst birdwatching and reading became my daily routine!
A day out snorkling on the Cocomotion boat was a highlight and a great way to see the island.
Tabago is a beautiful and friendly island, if you are going to visit then I couldn't recommend staying anywhere more beautiful and relaxing than Kapinjala.
Ann & David Blackmore from U.K. visited in April 2012 and awarded
Going up the three hills to reach the villa we wondered where we were being taken too, but when we saw the vista wow!!! Magnificent indeed. Leaning over the edge of the infinity pool was spectacular too. The colours, the sounds, the sea. Absolutely fabulous. It didn't take us long to relax and was always so relaxing to come 'home' to Kapinjala.!! The rooms were well appointed and the beds lovely and big and comfortable.
The guard with the dog was a bit unnerving at first, but we soon felt 'safe' with his presence. The only thing was not having blinds at the bathroom windows and made us feel a bit vulnerable, as the rooms were overlooked by the security at the front of the villa.
Our welcome was just first class. Helen, Stacey and Garven made our first impressions memorable!! Very attentive and a wonderful meal and a fabulous rum punch to greet us.
Stacey came to the villa three times each week, and was just first class. A credit to you, and attention to detail.
It was always lovely to cool off in the pool, which was beautifully kept. The flowers and shrubs in the garden were also lovely.
Thank you Kim & Simon for the privilege of staying in your lovely Tobagan home.
Ann & David
Brian Aufderheide from Trinidad visited in June 2011 and awarded
Kapinjala has to be the most beautiful villa in Tobago! The view of the Caribbean below is absolutely stunning, and the house itself is so lovely we found ourselves not wanting to leave for days! As you swim in the gorgeous infinity pool you can gaze out to the sea below. The secluded location made us feel as if we had really gotten away for the week - we loved the mot-mots and chachalacas. And how perfect to have a wonderful home-cooked Tobagonian meal provided to us on our first day! Nice to also have some food supplies already there in the fridge for you with eggs, bacon, and other food stuffs along with beer and of course rum punch. The snorkeling at Arnos Vale was also nice, and the walk is under 10 minutes to it. Simply cannot say enough about this place - just outstanding.
Mike & Katie Runicles from U.K. visited in April 2011 and awarded
My daughter and I booked late to join friends staying at Kapinjala, so so glad we did.
Our first sunrise, revealed the beauty of Kapinjala perched on the hilltop, nestled into the tropical rainforest and with the green and turquoise waters below. All this accompanied by exotic birdsong and distant breaking waves which cascade up through the palm trees. These views and sounds are seemingly untarnished, with virtually no background noise, no busy roads all of which add to the sense of tranquility.
During our short trip, we explored much of the surrounding coastline - snorkelling in Arnos Vale and Emerald Bay, swimming in Englishman's bay, Pigeon Point and body surfing the breaking waves in Cotton Bay. Despite the Easter weekend no queues, no crowds just a few others who share in this paradise. I understand Tobago has prevented development around and on top of its beaches, which ensures the Island is best seen from the sea - we would join the other comments, the "Cocomotion" day was probably our best day out EVER!
The other place to view this island is Kapinjala's wonderous infinity pool, everything about the Villa met our needs perfectly but the pool and surrounding terraces / balconies make the place very special.
Other highlights included the Goat racing at Bucco, dining at Seahorse, and Marlon also found us some great lobster on our final night.
Our only sadness, departing after only 7 days - but my wife and I are planning a longer visit next year.
The Owen Family from U.K. visited in April 2011 and awarded
Despite seeing inviting photos on the website we were unprepared for the captivating panoramic views greeting us on arrival at the entrance to Kapinjala, straight through to the terrace, the pool, Arnos Vale Bay and beyond! I do recall uttering that cliche, "WOW"!!
This spectacular location is perfectly placed to benefit
from the tranquil beauty of the surrounding lush tropical vegetation and its inhabitants,(parakeets, parrots and hummingbirds etc), whilst being easily accessible to all that you may need whether it be food supplies, restaurants: The Fish Pot and The Seahorse, or beautiful beaches such as Pigeon Point. A bonus was to find that snorkelling from the bay below the house was superb and easily enjoyed by children and adults alike with a fantastic array of fish to be seen just 2-3 metres from the seas edge. We enjoyed a fantastic day out at sea on Cocomotion allowing us to fully appreciate the breathtaking beauty of this Caribbean gem: a refreshing contrast to the extravagance and opulance of neighbouring islands.
The house is superbly appointed with every need met from the ultra efficient and almost noiseless air con to the quality bedlinen. Marlon the manager was a fantastic source of information and very patient fielding questions from two inquisitve 10 year olds about life in Tobago!
The infinity pool and jacuzzi could not be more perfectly placed to relax and luxuriate in the enchanting views especially at sunset.
By the end of our two week stay we had truly relaxed and did not want to leave having become immersed in the charm that is Kapinjala and Tobago.
Hopefully we will visit again, next time for longer!