Kapinjala - Reader Reports & Opinion
Steve & Jill Wassell from U.K. visited in March 2008 and awarded
This is a superb newly built villa with the most stunning panoramic vistas looking out to the Caribbean Sea and down to the Arnos Vale beach across the top of the rain forest.
The house is meticulously laid out and furnished with everything you could need by way of equipment and facilities.All rooms are en suite and each room has both air conditioning & a paddle fan.
The kitchen comes provided with all the latest in equipment should you fancy cooking up a banquet though most of the time we BBQ'd locally caught fish or superb steaks from a local farm.
We were welcomed at the airport by the house manager who took us to the house where he gave us a guided tour with explanations of the essentials to ensure our stay was trouble free. We were greeted at the house by an abundance of fresh flowers a beautifully laid out table with our first supper already prepared and just waiting for us to enjoy.
The enormous infinity pool was always in use from early in the morning through to an after dinner wind down in the heated jaccuzi
Tropical birds abound at the house from Humming birds, Tannagers on the pool edge, to the majestic Frigate birds with their 6 foot wingspans gently gliding up the coast and epitomising the typical easygoing and laid back lifestyle of this magical island.
One could go on but we are sure you must have got the message by now
that this is the one place you should do everything possible to visit.
Douglas Morton from Canada visited in February 2008 and awarded
Kapinjala is an absolutely stunning Villa. With only one reservation it is possibly the best accommodation I have found on the island (of about 7). The house is immaculate; the design ideal, the fixtures and fittings all decadent. No expense has been spared in the importing of high end plumbing fixtures and appliances.
The view of Buccoo reef over the infinity pool is truly stunning. Most evenings found us sipping cocktails in the Jacuzzi watching the sunset, brilliant.
The hot meal on arrival with the stocked fridge and bottle of rum punch was greatly appreciated and was a first for us. Most rentals offer empty cupboards and complimentary baking soda. Condiments etc are left from one guest to the next which is a nice touch.
The Arnos Vale hotel is a bit of a dive but the tennis court made for a few fun evenings. The court is nestled in a shaded forest and early afternoon tennis could be played at a nice cool temperature.
Our only real reservation on this facility revolved around the age of our children and the steep high walls surrounding the house and pool. I am not sure if young children and cliff side houses will ever be a perfect match. Perhaps we’ll return when the kids are older.
Natalie the maid is a quiet hard working soul but dont be afraid to give her a little guidance if you’d prefer that she focus he efforts on other things.
Mr & Mrs Davis from U.K. visited in February 2008 and awarded
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kapinjala in February 2008.
Everything was perfect from start to finish and Natalie the housekeeper was extremely helpful and made us feel very welcome and relaxed.
The villa was fabulous and has all the amenities you could ever wish to have, including the infinity pool with stunning views!
I would definitely recommend this to everyone and will definitely be returning.
Guest Report 22 May 2014
Tracy Kearns from Tobago
I had the opportunity to spend 5 amazing days at this wonderful Villa. As soon as you arrive you are drawn into the serenity of the place. It has a spa like feel that from the onset encourages you to relax and soak up the atmosphere and when you see the view through the french doors in the living room you find it hard to want to do anything else other than jump in the infinity pool and never move again!
The villa is secluded so you will need to hire a car to explore the wonders of the island however do not let the seclusion put you off as security is provided and there is a more than adequate security system.
The villa provides everything that is required to have a relaxed vacation and if you can't find what you need Helen the House Manager is only a phone call away to help with anything that you require or any questions you may have.
Some of our party, me included, did not move from the pool, but the rest had a great time exploring and did make the trip down to the beach on a couple of occasions. They did not encounter any problems but did go in a group and did not take any personal possessions with them.
It was very hard to leave and we all said that we would love to come back and spend longer at this amazing Villa.
Mytobago Review Of Kapinjala Tobago 21 May 2008
Steve Wooler from Suffolk, England
Kapinjala was the first property we stayed at during the 'villa' section of our 2008 review tour. It turned out to be one of the highlights of our tour. I suspect that it will be a very long time before another villa impresses us as much.
Full details of our review can be found in our listing for Kapinjala Tobago in the Accommodation section - or directly at URL http://www.myTobago.info/reviews/kapinjala.php