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Carpe Diem Villa

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Chris and Yvonne could possibly be the best hosts in the world, a great balance of helpfulness in both choosing where to go for dinner and what to do in the day, and also just allowing you to go about it all yourself. Carpe diem is smack bang in the middle of castara and walking distance from everything. My girlfriend...

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GinandtonicSurrey, Owner at Carpe Diem Villa, responded to this review

Matt returned for a 2nd trip and brought his fiance Becca with him this trip to share the Castara experience! Now she is a confirmed Castara addict,. We enjoyed your company, thankyou.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Hosts Chris and Yvonne are genuine, friendly and helpful. Accommodated my partner and I on short notice. We're always around but never intrusive. The studio is well equipped for a self-catering Holiday. Kept super clean and tidy with a very stylish mosquito net they picked up in Germany that kept us completely bite free. The location is perfect for an...

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GinandtonicSurrey, Owner at Carpe Diem Villa, responded to this review

It is always good to see people enjoying Castara and seeing why we chose to live here and to be able to share our luck in findind our piece of Paradise! We look forward to seeing you again...............

Bunbury, Australia
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

A little hike up the hill is definitely worth it. Carpe Diem is virtually mosquito free with cool breezes and a beautiful view of the bay. A short walk down the hill brings you into the centre of the village where you can dine at a different restaurant every night of the week, alternatively the kitchen is well kitted out...

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GinandtonicSurrey, Owner at Carpe Diem Villa, responded to this review

Your stay was too short ! We had just gotten to know you and you were leaving! We are so glad that you were all able to experience the Castara effect ! I hope that Toby received top marks for his homework ! I am sure it was hard to concentrate in the 'Garden Room' surrounded by the forest and...

London
Reviewed 5 March 2017

It’s a tough question – you find somewhere that’s a real gem. Do you keep shtum so next time your chances of being able to book the place are fair, or do you share your secret? But I can’t deny – this is it. If you’re staying in Castara, I’d need real convincing that there was a single contender that...

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GinandtonicSurrey, Owner at Carpe Diem Villa, responded to this review

What a lovely review, thankyou! We did warn you that you would be back ! Remember the lyrics of the Eagles song, "Hotel California" Something like "you check in but you can never leave". With Castara you will not WANT to leave! When you left we said "how long before we get the call?? " The ATM complaint was justified....

The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Another great stay with Chris and Yvonne in Castara. This was our third time in Carpe Diem and again it was absolutely the right choice. The people "on the island of Castara" all gave us a feeling of being welcome. Little Bay and the Boathouse at only a 5 minutes walk are great for swimming, relaxing and a good meal....

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GinandtonicSurrey, Owner at Carpe Diem Villa, responded to this review

It was great to welcome Ad and Lia back to Carpe diem! Always good company and great cooks as well. So pleased that they enjoy Castara as much as we do!

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Our second visit to chris and Yvonne,s place.We never strayed from the village it,s perfect to just chat with the locals enjoy a few beers and generally chill out.If you want to visit different parts of the island then chris and Yvonne are only to happy to help they should be your first port of call for all types of...

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GinandtonicSurrey, Owner at Carpe Diem Villa, responded to this review

Paul and Hilly are avid birdwatchers and I am pleased to say they have added to their list of birds observed from here! We learned a lot from them and are really happy that they are able to feel so relaxed at Carpe Diem!

Reviewed 7 February 2017

The two of us had an amazing experience and stay at Carpe Diem, we will definitely be back for more!!!!!! The location was beautiful and private, we had an amazing view and loved all the people we met. The property is stunning.

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GinandtonicSurrey, Owner at Carpe Diem Villa, responded to this review

Sorry we missed you both ! We enjoy sharing Carpe Diem and Castara with the many great people we have staying with us. Now you understand why we built the house where it is!!

Collingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We returned to Carpe Diem in September and being lucky enough to share the top deck once again with Chris and Yvonne. Being our 5th visit, what can I say that I haven’t before? The views, sea, beaches and wildlife are all still there but these you get elsewhere (although I doubt as good). So what is it that draws...

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GinandtonicSurrey, Owner at Carpe Diem Villa, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to share Carpe Diem with the Lloyds, great company, fun to be with and they always get the best out of their stays here. They have made their own friends here and so fit in well with the village ! Look forward to seeing you back here!

Reviewed 24 January 2017

Three of us stayed at Carpe Diem in Castara for a week at New Year’s, and enjoyed it immensely. The rooms were big and clean, the view from the balcony was a delight, and at night the bats would do a sky ballet for us if we remembered to put sugar water in the feeder. Chris and Yvonne weren’t there,...

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GinandtonicSurrey, Owner at Carpe Diem Villa, responded to this review

Sorry we missed you! You were able to appreciate what made us want to live in Castara! It really is the best and friendliest village on Tobago........we are biased though!

Chessington
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Carpe Diem villa with our family and another family (friends) 4 adults and 4 kids. Plenty of space, all four bedrooms have their own bathroom, kitchen adequately equipped with a homely feel and the view from the balcony ……wow! Great stay, hope to go back again.

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GinandtonicSurrey, Owner at Carpe Diem Villa, responded to this review

Chris & Sarah cannot stay away and this trip they brought their friends and family ! It is always great when we get guests returning as it means we are getting it right. Having met them before we knew they were the right people to share Carpe Diem . Castara works, it is not a resort and there are no...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the top 5 Speciality Accommodation on TripAdvisor with 129 reviews for last 6 years. All suites have queen size beds and en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold water. Fully equipped kitchen areas with larger than usual refrigerator, real stove/grill, toaster, juicer, water filter etc. Personal safe deposit box. All the rooms have great views of the ocean, without even getting out of bed, and great sunsets as it faces almost due West! ( Banana & Cocoa trees may obscure the studio view a little depending on how they are fruiting!!(House faces 240Degrees). We have just built the "Garden Room" an annex to Studio 2 to accommodate a child/adult so as to give the parents a little more privacy. The 2 safe beaches are 100 yards away and all village amenities are within walking distance. Wi-fi hotspot/5GB broadband! Check with your partner if you are allowed to use it though! A recent couple ended up arguing because he stayed in daily contact with his office...... Ideal for birdwatchers as you can see most of the island's birds from the balcony. We can arrange diving, car hire, rainforest walks etc. Smoking allowed outside on the balcony,( well it is a wooden house! ) A lot of couples seem to get engaged while staying with us so yes we can sort out wedding arrangements as well........................!! We have been awarded the Trip Advisor "Certificate of Excellence" for the last 6 years for which we have to thank our guests for their reviews and trust it means we are getting it right! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carpe Diem Villa

Address: Northside Road | Castara Tobago, Castara 00000, Tobago
Region: Caribbean > Trinidad and Tobago > Tobago > Castara
Price Range: $106 - $278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Carpe Diem Villa Hotel Castara
Carpe Diem Villa Tobago/Castara
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