|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Kapinjala is a luxury 4 bedroom villa situated on a hillside within the old Arnos Vale Sugar Plantation Estate overlooking the beautiful Arnos Vale Bay, the Caribbean Sea, Buccoo Reef and Pigeon Point. As soon as you walk through the front door you are struck by the sheer tranquillity and elegance of your surroundings. Kapinjala is beautifully appointed with everything you could wish for to make your stay a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. The Kapinjala Experience - a spectacular covered terrace, the biggest infinity pool on the island and a jacuzzi which will accommodate everyone - means our guests find it difficult to tear themselves away from the villa. Beautiful sunshine, cooling rain forest breezes and charming shaded terraces ensure everyone’s desires for both sunbathing and chilling out are fulfilled.
Simon, Kim and David Partridge are the English owners of Kapinjala, Tobago. We fell in love with Tobago in 2003 and our many visits for both holidays and to oversee the construction of our dream villa have developed our knowledge and fondness for this wonderful island and its people. We are pleased to share this knowledge with our guests and assist in the planning of your trip to ensure a wonderful and memorable experience. We can help with your plans for eating out, car hire, scuba diving, rain forest trips, boat trips and so much more.
Simon Partridge purchased this villa in 2007
We purchased the plot of land in 2005 and started construction in 2006 with completion in May 2007. Tobago is one of the last unspoilt islands in the Caribbean with fantastic coastlines, beaches and a stunning rain forest. The snorkeling and scuba diving is some of the best in the world. Our experience was and has continued to be one of an island of sheer beauty, friendly people, a great climate and a very laid back attitude, culminating in the most relaxing holidays we have ever had. Kapinjala is away from the crowds but not isolated as nothing is very far away on the small island of Tobago. Our family, friends and guests have all loved Kapinjala and Tobago - why don't you come and see for yourself just how wonderful it is.
Kapinjala is only twenty five minutes from the airport but enjoys peace and tranquility with wonderful panoramic views of the tropical rain forest, Arnos Vale Bay, Buccoo Reef and Pigeon Point. Kapinjala stands on its own with a fully equipped kitchen, BBQ and great indoor and outdoor areas for entertaining. The spectacular infinity pool - approximately 20ft by 40ft - is great for swimming and just chilling out. It is also possible to do either the Bubble Maker course
(introduction to scuba for children under 10) or a PADI scuba course in the pool. The wonderful wildlife in the garden means there is always something to see from hummingbirds to lizards, from Mot Mots to Frigate Birds. Most importantly, we know our guests will return home having had the most relaxing holiday imaginable.
WOW! WOW! WOW! This is our second time here. Myself, my boyfriend, my sister & her boyfriend just couldn't have wished for a better holiday, again!
The house has EVERYTHING you could ever wish for a relaxing time. It's like a home from home but with an infinity pool and 28 degree heat!
There's plenty to explore on the island and a plethora of delicious local eateries, but who wants to leave such an amazing house in such a wonderful setting? Not me! We did venture out on a short walk to watch the sun set, which was topped off nicely by the engagement of my sister and her boyfriend! We couldn't have asked for a better setting and a nicer place to remember it by.
We have just returned from a fabulous fortnight at Kapinjala, our third trip, and certainly not our last. What a wonderful place to spend time relaxing with friends and family, taking in those spectacular views from the terrace and cooling off in the stunning infinity pool.
The house itself is spacious, with comfortable bedrooms, each with their own bathrooms and plenty of living space, though we spent the majority of our stay on the pool deck and under the covered terrace. The kitchen is a pleasure to cook in, and well equipped when compared with other holiday rentals; we cooked most of our evening meals on the barbeque on the terrace - slow cooked BBQ ribs, surf and turf, shrimp, the list goes on!
On the rare occasions that we were able to drag ourselves away from the villa we enjoyed exploring the beaches of the island (our favourite being Englishman's Bay) and sampling the different restaurants that the local area has to offer.
All in all we had a wonderful holiday and have booked to return for our winter sun in November 2015, we can't wait!
We enjoyed an incredible 2 weeks in Tobago, staying in Kapinjala. Kapinjala is everything we imagined it would be - simply breathtaking views, well thought out and presented accommodation and an exceptional pool area and terraces. The pool definitely has the wow factor! The owners regularly stay in the villa and look after it well (the month before we arrived new tiling had been installed around the pool). In my opinion what also helps to set Kapinjala apart is the people involved in its care and their relationships with the owners. Helen, the villa manager deserves special mention - nothing is too much trouble and she is brilliant at what she does, a true professional. We had such a busy fortnight that our only regret was not having another week to enjoy and really make the most of what Kapinjala has to offer.
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.
There were 8 adults in our party and so used all 4 bedrooms. The couple that stayed in the fourth bedroom had no problem and in fact made the most of the unique position to be able to study the birds that came to visit every day.
Some of our party, myself included, didn't move from beside 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.
Just returned this morning from a wonderful 2weeks holiday in Tobago with friends and family at this very nice property. The web site and the photos sell the dream but unfortunately due to poor management and maintenance upkeep the facility didn't quite live up to our expectation.
Our group was 2 x families of four. 4 adults and 4 small children. This created a problem because the villa is marketed as a 4bed villa however this is not strictly true because only 3bedrooms are located in the main house. The 4th bedroom is located beneath the pool deck outside the security of the main house and is therefore definitely not suitable for young children. Thus we had to split 8people into 3rooms, not ideal. In addition; a broken bed in one of the rooms, a blocked water supply to a shower in another room, and several ongoing water supply issues detracted from the "luxury" feel to the property. The 4th bedroom was also a little damp. If the information regarding the 4th bedroom had been made available to us, we would have selected another property.
On the plus side the living space is majestic, as is the pool deck, the outside terrace and the swimming pool. The kitchen is large with all mod cons and is well equipped.
The web site also sells the direct foot access to the quiet arnos vale bay as one of the main selling points, something we were very keen on. However on arrival we were informed by the house manager the the hotel in the bay was closed and now it was not "recommended" to take small children to the beach due to issues with locals hassling / mugging tourists due to the isolated nature of the beach. Due to difficulty of turning off the perimeter proximity alarm and the overgrown nature of the beach trail we chose not to venture to the beach via the house and instead made an occasional visit via a small foot path next to the abandoned hotel.
Due to its secluded and private location, car hire is essential for this property.
There is no usable garden space as all the land surrounding the drive / house / pool / pool terrace is steep escarpment. On the plus side this provides magnificent views of the surrounding area / Caribbean sea with the possibility of outstanding sunsets when weather permits.
The owner provided a security guard from 6pm to 6am
This villa could deliver on its promises with a bit of love and effort and it should be made clear from the outset the situation regarding the 4th bedroom so not to attract groups like ours with young children
Arnos Vale Bay is a short drive from the villa. Numerous other fantastic beaches are located on the Caribbean coast north & south of Kapinjala from ten minutes to an hour away by car.
Virgin, BA and Monarch all fly to Tobago. Kapinjala is a twenty five minute drive from the airport. Our meet & greet service will meet you on arrival & transport you to Kapinjala. To get the best from Kapinjala & Tobago we recommend hiring a car.
Tobago is a small island so nothing is very far. We are a five minute drive to the nearest village & fifteen minutes to the nearest supermarket. The world famous Pigeon Point beach is twenty minutes away. The tropical rain forest is thirty minutes away and well worth a visit. Snorkeling & scuba diving are available at many of the beaches locally.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
To book we require 50% of the rental fee to reserve and the final 50% eight weeks prior to travel. Payment is in GBP and TTD by bank transfer.
Changeover day is flexible. Check in time is 4pm & checkout is 11am.
Early check in and late check out may be available upon request.