Kapinjala - Reader Reports & Opinion
John & Nina Warner from U.K. visited in September 2008 and awarded
We have travelled to many countries and stayed in some wonderful places throughout the world. We can truly say that Tobago and Kapinjala is difficult to beat. From the moment we arrived we felt completely relaxed. Tobago is a beautiful island, very laid back, wonderfully unspoilt and still full of tradition. The people were extremely friendly and the food delicious. It is well worth taking a boat trip along the coast to explore tiny bays perfect for snorkeling and also to visit the Rain Forest (the only time it rained during our stay!).
As for Kapinjala, literally everything has been thought of in advance, from the positioning of sunbeds in every possible location, to the individual iPod docking stations in every room - all of our needs were catered for. The villa is stunning and has been finished to an extremely high specification and standard throughout. The location is magical with the clever fan shaped design of the villa and infinity pool allowing maximum exposure to the breathtaking views over the bay. The maid was friendly and efficent but unobtrusive at the same time and was a fabulous cook (on request). The owners have clearly made every possible effort to ensure that guests want for nothing during their stay at Kapinjala - all we wanted was to stay on for another week(or several)!
Kevin & Louise Adams from U.K. visited in September 2008 and awarded
Brilliant.... Excellent... Fantastic.. Superb, words often used in exaggeration. Not however, in the case of Kapinjala. The location, the quality of the villa, its fittings and attention to detail are all of these. When you arrive for the first time and cast your eyes across the infinity pool and out into the Caribbean Sea, the panoramic view is nothing short of incredible. Clearly a lot of time, effort and thought have gone into creating a perfect holiday setting, amazingly tranquil, with no immediate neighbours to annoy, or be annoyed by.
The villa is spacious, luxurious, well planned and very well equipped. There is ample room both inside and out, we spent most of the time outside and such is the size of the usable outdoor space that you never feel cramped. The Pool and Jacuzzi are particularly stunning features. The pool is perfect; relax in the water with a book and a drink, equally as good for swimming in. The Jacuzzi is so positioned that whilst you experience the massaging effect of the water jets you take in one of the best views you are likely to see, great for watching the sunset.
A car (4x4) is advisable, even if you like lazy holidays relaxing by the pool, you would do well to drive out one or two days to experience the wonderful sights of this beautiful island. We found the locals to be helpful, friendly and very relaxed. There is some useful information on ‘things to see and do’ available in the villa. We particularly liked the recommended boat trip on the Coco-motion where Marlon the skipper (a likable, helpful and amusing character) took us on a tour of some stunning secluded beaches, cooked us a barbeque on one of the most idyllic, rounding the trip off with some snorkelling in crystal clear waters.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Tobago for a relaxing holiday. If you go, you must stay at Kapinjala, anywhere else would be a compromise. We can't wait to return.
Steven And Jenny Powell from U.K. visited in September 2008 and awarded
It was our first time to Tobago and we found Kapinjala to be a fabulous villa that far exceeded our expectations. It was modern, very clean and very well appointed,the infinity pool provided hours of fun and relaxation.The views towards Pigeon Point and Nylon Pool are stunning and give a real feeling that this is paradise!
The information given and advice received from the owners prior to us booking was most useful and ensured that we made the most of our holiday.We would recommend a trip to Pigeon Point, The Aysgarth Falls and Sunday School, also a 4x4 car is to be recommended.In summary we found Kapinjala to be an excellent villa and a fabulous hoilday venue which was everything and more than we expected.
K And D Merriweather from U.K. visited in May 2008 and awarded
A wonderful place to stay on this lovely island.
The villa and views are so good, that it's hard to tear yourself away to go sightseeing. The positioning of the villa has ensured that welcome cool winds waft down the side of the valley taking in the terraces of the villa, and to lie listening to the sound of the sea and the birds, is heaven. We enjoyed bird watching at Arnos vale and then snorkelling in the cove below there.
The villa, pool and jacuzzi are of a very high standard In fact, nowhere in the world have we swum in a more beautiful pool. The villa itself is elegant and beautifully appointed.
Christine Beedle from U.K. visited in May 2008 and awarded
An exquistite location with magnificent views. An ideal spot to chill out with friends. The swimming pool is the best we have ever used in a villa - an infinity pool which is big enough to clock up decent lengths.
Each bedroom has its own terrace and the house is so spacious that one can always find a secluded spot to read quietly - even with a full house.
The design, furnishings and fittings are new and superb quality. Service from the staff is excellent.
Wonderful bird life and a short walk down to the beach where there is excellent safe snorkelling were added bonuses.
We loved it and will certainly be going back with the family, although we would not recommend it for very small children.