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Carpe Diem Villa

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Northside Road | Castara Tobago, Castara, Tobago
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Carpe Diem for two weeks for our honeymoon and we had an amazing time! We arrived at night and when we woke in the morning we opened the shutters and were greeted by the most incredible view, framed by the palm trees we could see out to the bay. The locals in Castara are all incredibly friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I have just returned from my first visit to Carpe Diem, and it certainty will not be my last! Castara is a 45 minute journey from the airport and is a traditional fishing village, Yvonne & Christopher who are the perfect hosts and are so knowledgeable and encourage visitors to intereact with the locals and experience the real Caribbean, from... More 

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

Viv was a great guest ! She joined in with life in the village and really came to understand what Castara is all about! We look forward to welcoming her back............P.S. and for teaching me how to bake bread ! Thankyou Viv ! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

My wife and I just returned from an 8 day visit to TT, with 4 nights accommodations in a lovely studio at Carpe Diem in Castara. Chris and Yvonne were excellent hosts and the studio was simple yet comfortable. We cooked for ourselves in the studio several times and the kitchen was well equipped. Our hosts provided anything else we... More 

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

We really like guests to come and cook like these guys ! Good conversation over really well cooked local produce, all our guests contributed something! We just sat back and enjoyed...............Carpe Diem and Castara worked it's spell again. Even though some may be put off by the fact that it is ( apparently,hmm? ) the wet season , the days... More 

Thorpe Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Our second trip to Carpe Diem and it was brilliant to be back. Chris and Yvonne were again wonderful hosts and we enjoyed a great day out with them on Alibaba's boat trip down the coast which is a great way to see the island and stopped off to at some great snorkelling places. We also enjoyed snorkelling in Pirates... More 

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

The more time we spend in Castara with the great guests we have just confirms that we made the right choice of places to be and be able to share the experience ! We always look forward to returning guests who always end up as friends................! More 

Collingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Our 4th visit to Tobago and 3rd to Carpe Diem, Castara (which probably says it all really). Once again we were not disappointed notwithstanding the somewhat unseasonal rain showers. Chris and Yvonne are exceptional hosts and on this occasion we were privileged to have the green room and share more of our time with them. We were joined on this... More 

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

Mike and his family have all become good friends. Great company to spend time with ! looking forward to seeing you next year then ?? More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

excellent studio accommodation.not brave enough to sleep with doors and shutters open all night but opened them from about 6am and could quite easily have lain on the bed all day looking out to sea,perfect.Yvonne and chris our hosts were very welcoming full of local information and very easy to talk to .we stayed for 2 weeks and only ventured... More 

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

We learned a lot about the local birds from Paul ! He had a knack of spotting birds or their nests which we did not see...........Good company and always welcome to return.................! More 

Perth, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Very serviceable accommodation enabling immersion into the village life. Lovely view, friendly and helpful owners. Beaches are exceptionally clean. Shops and restaurants within strolling distance. Plenty of interesting bird life. Island dogs have rather a rather poor time of it and can be very noisy at night and hard to overlook if you are a dog lover. Enthusiastic and skilled... More 

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

We always encourage guest to get out into the village and see it for what village life is all about. Not sitting having your hair braided on the beach but talking to the ladies who bake their bread or swop fish tales with the local fishermen over a cold Stag ! Sorry about the dogs ! More 

Kaarina, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Really excellent accommodation! Studio was really nice, extrabed was good and owner really helpful and kind. Balcony and view was amazing :-) All services was near, only few steps from house. Beach was amazing with sting rays :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Our second stay at Carpe Diem continued to delight. You’ve seen other excellent reviews about the place, so this is in addition to that information. You will easily guess, that we are interested in the birdlife. Our most welcome visitors to our balcony included close up views of mot-mots, a cocoa creeper, rufous breasted wren, blue-black grassquits, tanagers: blue-grey, white... More 

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

One of the pleasures of having Carpe Diem Villa as our home in Tobago from home is being able to meet so many like minded people! The worst part of the "job" is having to say goodbye..............................! More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My partner and I stayed at Carpe Diem at the beginning of February for our first few nights in Tobago, and were sad we didn't stay longer! We very much appreciated the beautiful space--with a fantastic view and fully equipped kitchen, we were more than comfortable at Carpe Diem. Watching the beautiful birds on the patio, and having a drink... More 

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