The Kariwak Village Holistic Haven is a small but highly-regarded 24-room hotel that sits amidst 2-acres of mature tropical gardens in Crown Point, bordering the airport. The hotel's restaurant is widely considered to be one of the best in Tobago. As indicated by the name, the establishment has a strong bias towards holistic activities.
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Located a mere 5 minute walk from the airport, the internet cafe and the beach, Kariwak is truly an oasis in the lively Crown Point area. Conceived and constructed by the owners/managers in the early eighties, Kariwak is a family run establishment with a reputation for its unassuming flair.
In the realm of small hotels of the Caribbean, it has carved a distinctive niche with its holistic approach to holidays that soothe the body, mind and the spirit. Intimate accommodations, exquisite food, revitalising massage treatments, lush tropical gardens dominated by the thatched roof ajoupa...the venue for tai chi, yoga and meditation.
The Kariwak restaurant is supplied with abundant fresh herbs from the organic kitchen garden, those same herbs are lovingly transformed into delicious Caribbean meals which are served with a friendly smile in the open air restaurant.
The Holistic Center at Kariwak brings together the finest alternative health professionals on the island. offering a variety of body treatments that merge the ancient practices of touch and movement with the latest technologies of light and water to balance and rejuvenate the body's natural energy system.
With over 60% of its guests returning every year, it's no wonder that the most famous legend in Tobago today is not Robinson Crusoe's caves, but the Kariwak Village Hotel created by Allan and Cynthia Clovis.
Kariwak has 24 thoughtfully appointed rooms each with its own private bathroom and patio. 18 cabana style rooms are nestled around the pool and the remaining 6 are tucked away in the back gardens, All the rooms are airconditioned, equipped with a safe, a radio alarm clock. hair dryer, iron and ironing boards. However, should you choose to bring your own please note that the voltage in Tobago is 110/220 V with American style 3 prong outlets. Cribs are provided for babies.
This property has a weighted Reader Satisfaction Rating of 93% . Click below to read the 18 reader reports that this is rating is based on.
Natalie h from Trinidad visited in August 2014 and awarded
The room was clean and well maintained. The breakfast is excellent and there is live entertainment on weekend nights. The meals are a bit pricy in comparison to other places, but you are paying for the ambiance in the restaurant. If not renting a car, the location is ideal and walking distance from several beaches. My husband and I enjoyed our stay and would return.
Kamilah from Trinidad visited in June 2013 and awarded
My boyfriend and I went to Kariwak for a little weekend getaway from the busy life of Trinidad. Kariwak is one of the best resorts/hotels I have been to. The staff are very friendly and pleasant. Always smiling and being cheerful. We were able to rent a car with ease as everything was arranged by the hotel. The breakfast was great and lounge area is open and peaceful. You are greeted by baby kiskadee in the morning for breakfast. If you are into nature resorts then Kariwak is the place to be. The rooms are clean with a wonderful king size bed. You can get ice right down the hall for any drinks you may have. There was no TV in room and I didn't mind. So peaceful and serene. Plus, there is yoga in the morning. What a great way to start the day! I loved it and so did my boyfriend. We plan on going back very soon. Keep up the wonderful service.
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