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Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2011

Loved Castara, its people and its beaches. Carpe Diem is beautiful and exactly what I had always pictured as an ideal getaway holiday with the lovely rustic feel and its white cotton sheets and mosquito nets had the look we see in films but without the filmstar price! An unexpected bonus was the variety of birdlife which came to the...

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West Sussex
Reviewed 19 April 2011

This was our first time to Tobago and, hopefully, not our last. Carpe Diem was everything we could have wanted for a hassle-free holiday. Chris and Yvonne were great hosts and a fount of knowledge about the village of Castara. The village itself is small with some restaurants and bars and two great beaches. The locals are friendly and welcoming...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 2 April 2011

Dear Chris and Yvonne, Thanks for a great stay in your wonderful guesthouse. Furthermore thanks for your hospitality during my stay . Will definitely miss the view from the balcony - couldn't have found a better place to stay in Castara. All the best. Martin

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 28 March 2011

We planned to only stay three nights but just couldn't leave. I loved the view from the terrace, the amazing birds that came right up to our breakfast table, and the hosts! In the mornings majestic mot-mots, hummingbirds, antstrikes, tanagers and more happily hopped all around us, feasting on local fruits, and at night bats visited the hummingbird feeder, which...

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Espoo, Finland
Reviewed 9 March 2011

We had a great and very relaxing holiday in Carpe Diem Villa. Accomodation was great and place owners Chris and Yvonne were very helpfull and friendly. We stayed at cozy studio apartment with a great view to the ocean. We totally recommend Carpe Diem to everyone, who wants to relax and enjoy laid-back holiday in beautiful Castara village.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 February 2011

My girlfriend and i have stayed at Carpe Diem two years straight. the owners of this place know the island well and they also have the local connections & recommendations to plug you in to an amazing time. The view & sunsets from the porches at this property are top notch and worth the trip on their own. Highly recommended...

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Cornwall
Reviewed 17 February 2011

Carpe Diem is by far the best place to stay in Castara, much better equipped and more spacious than anywhere else we saw. We took the whole house for Christmas and loved the massive balcony where we celebrated around the large glass table, feasting on Christmas Night on fresh lobster tails and a certain number of rum cocktails... The view...

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2011

Thank you Chris and Yvonne, for letting us share your fantastic home. My wife and I have travelled the world and been to some wonderful places, Carpe Diem Villa in Castra, Tobago, rates as good as any we have visited. The villa as wonderful views over Castra beach and is set amongst the tranquil rain forest, yet you are only...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 January 2011

We stayed here for a week in November. Carpe Diem is a great place to stay- quiet, relaxing, good value for money and with kind, friendly, flexible hosts. They're a great source of reliable local knowledge. It makes an excellent base to explore the local area which is a good option in Tobago- Castara has a decent a tourist infrastructure...

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Reviewed 15 November 2010

Waking up on the edge of the jungle and hillside with the birdsong of multi-coloured winged exotica vying for breakfast from the bird feeders hanging of the balcony - and the deep, blue Caribbean as a back-drop - was a bit different to our norm. Our first morning at Carpe Diem urged us from our pits as early as 0630...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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, Tobago
Region: Caribbean > Trinidad and Tobago > Tobago > Castara
Price Range: $99 - $260 (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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