Kapinjala - Reader Reports & Opinion
Kaye & Dave from U.K. visited in October 2010 and awarded
Kapinjala villa with its infinity pool and jacuzzi is quite simply stunning and the views are breathtaking!
We spent a wonderful 2 weeks here and will definitely return. The villa has been furnished to a high standard with many extras and is well placed for exploring Tobago but equally very comfortable if you want to stay home and relax or lime as they say in the Caribbean!
We spent hours in the pool looking over the edge at the beautiful flowers in the garden and spotting the birds and wildlife. There was always something new to see!
From the information that the owners have put together and visitors have added to, we found some lovely restaurants - The Fish Pot and The Seahorse being favourites and had some great days out too.
We had a brilliant day with Marlon who took us to the rain forest & waterfall.
Went to Sunday School twice - check out Ann Maries food - scrumptious and have Tito drive you - great experience.
A day out on Cocomotion is a must, fabulous day snorkeling, bbq on the beach and plenty of rum. Best day in Tobago for us!
Kapinjala Villa is a piece of paradise on this beautiful island and we can't wait to come back!
Paul & Chris from U.K. visited in October 2010 and awarded
We enjoyed the holiday of a lifetime at Kapinjala. The villa has everything you could wish for and then some. We had both spent time drooling over the pictures on the Kapinjala website, but were still stunned by the reality. The owners seem to have anticipated every want or need that guests could possibly have. Our bedroom had fantastic views over the bay, in fact the views from every window, balcony and the pool area are spectacular. The wildlife to be seen around the villa is amazing. We particularly loved the luxury of swimming in the infinity pool at any time of day or night and the plentiful supply of towels. We will return..........
Derek & Catherine from U.K. visited in September 2010 and awarded
A magnificently appointed villa with lovely views across the valley and to the sea beyond from our bedroom (complete with 4-poster) and balcony.
We spent hours whiling the time away in the pool or on the sofas drinking rum punch, gazing at the vista and watching the wildlife below. A great spot to watch sunsets too.
The villa has all mod cons, a well kitted out kitchen & spacious living areas - I couldn't think of a home comfort that hadn't been catered for by the owners.
It's a good base from which to visit beaches and restaurants. You do need a car to get around the island and make the most of your visit.
The welcome meal and drink is a nice touch after a long journey, as is the seemingly endless supply of towels around the pool.
A marvellous place to relax and unwind, and pretty good value too.
Tim McKinney from Trinidad visited in March 2010 and awarded
We spent 4 nights and 5 days at Kapinjala and throughly enjoyed ourselves. We found it very relaxing and tranquil with the views out over the ocean beautiful. Most of our time spent there was on the back porch lounging in the chairs and swimming in the infinity pool. We found it difficult to leave once our time was up and we plan to come back in the near future. I highly recommend Kapinjala to those looking for a quite luxurious villa in the Caribbean.
Maureen Bingham from Canada visited in March 2010 and awarded
Our group of three couples, two adult daughters and one small child thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kapinjala. Marlon and his crew of merry men met us and our copious luggage (wedding gifts, household items, and a bicycle for the groom) at the airport Saturday evening and transported us to Kapinjala - what a site! We couldn't see the water at that time of night but could hear the surf from the fabulous deck. A fabulous meal was waiting for us thanks to Sonia who had taken great pains to ensure there was no MSG in anything as we had one person terribly allergic to it in our party.
During our visit we got pretty good and climbing back up from the beach - a good workout for the quads. We also had family and friends staying at Soleil - just two steep hills away so earned every holiday calorie.
Each spacious bedroom has its own bathroom and balcony so there was private space anytime anyone needed it. My husband and I stayed in the downstairs room. It was great - and now has hanging space which was added in the bathroom so we had lots of room for our clothes.
A rental car is essential. Nothing looks far on a map but a map really doesn't show the hills and curves and really narrow roads. Getting to Plymouth or any other community is not really pedestrian friendly. We did go for a walk along the Mot Mot trail and it is great.
Kapinjala is well secured - but only if you follow the rules and keep the gates locked at all times. You are also advised to lock the house doors and grates at night and when away. It is a bit of a pain but we certainly never had any incidents.
We did experience a couple of nearby bush fires during our visit - apparently common in the area in the dry season. Generally once they get to the valley they stop as things are greener there. This year was particularly dry so they got a bit closer. Marlon called the fire department and made sure we were safe and then had the pool staff and housekeeper there the next day to clean up the ash and soot.
If you arrive on a Saturday - be aware that there is very little open on a Sunday in the way of grocery stores or restaurants.
We would book Kapinjala again if we had enough people going at the same time - and we will certainly go back to Tobago.