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“Escape, relax, rejuvinate.”

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Kariwak Village Holistic Haven and Hotel
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Barataria, Saint George, Trinidad and Tobago
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Escape, relax, rejuvinate.”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Checked in on the 27th Aug, in need of some rest and a recharge. I had 4 days of peace and quiet, a rejuvinating and relaxing massage from Anthony, pool time and lots of sleep. All of the water is filtered and ozonated, you notice a difference in your skin within a day of consuming and bathing in it. It was a nice break from all things electronic. Kariwak is one of the few places I travel to, where it is clean enough to walk barefooted... everywhere! Cynthia and her team are true exemplars of customer service and caribbean hosoitality - if you have special needs, allergies, a request - they are always eager to assist. My home away from home in Tobago.
If you do go, try out the hammocks and waterfall Jacuzzi.
Many of the restaurants have gone out of business, Kariwak is really the only good / healthy eating place, many items are home grown at Kariwak. You can’t book online, call way in advance, Kariwak is booked months in advance.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

We stayed at Kariwak for the fourth time and was not disappointed. This hotel's ambience is truly wonderful and very serene. The room was very comfortable and clean. The hotel staff are very friendly and the service is great. The food was very delicious and the breakfast was quite a treat. I really enjoyed the Kariwak spice tea and the yogurt with honey for breakfast. The great thing about their food is that it's quite healthy and made using fresh herbs. I must say that I've stayed at Kariwak over the last 20 years and the hotel has really maintained it's standards and even improved. I will definitely be staying here again in the future.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Vancouver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2012

We last were at the Kariwak Village 27 years ago. And I can say (poitively!) it hasn't changed much at all. The rooms are soundproof, clean, and situated in a semi-cirlcle around the pool. The only change I noted from 27 years ago was that the palm trees had now grown up a great deal!
The bird life is quite spectacular here, in that the Hotel is surrounded by lush gardens. They have added a new section complete with a very nice waterfall jacuzzi at the end of the property. The water at the waterfall is much cooler than the pool - and by that I mean refreshing.
The restaurant is still very good. However these days there is a great deal of choice in dining around Crown Point. Unlike twenty seven years ago you can get very good food at other close by restaurants.
Staff is friendly and go the extra mile with service.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2012

We absolutely heart Kariwak! On paper, it should not be such a wonderful place. It is a 10 minute walk from the airport, however the moment you walk into the foliage-surrounded entrance you feel transported into a very private, safe, calm place, and barely notice the sounds of the occasional planes. The food is amazing, and Cynthia, who has run the hotel with her now ex-husband for over 20 years creates all of the recipes from scratch - we are still waiting for the recipe book!

There is an incredible energy about Kariwak, without sounding too new-agey. The gardens are relaxing, with a yoga hut in the centre, various therapies available such as massage etc, and herbs and some veg grown on-site. Food is all organic, and utterly delicious. Like some kind of Disney heaven, tiny birds fly in to the dining room to nibble at the fresh fruit left behind on your plate. In the evenings, lights are low, and the entertainment is perfectly pitched.

The rooms are simple, yet comfortable, and despite being all quite close together, somehow you never feel on top of each other or disturbed by any noise. We have always had a room very close to the swimming pool, and restaurant, and were never bothered by any noise. Upon arrival, the baby cot was already set up, and it was all very easy. My only very slight negative about the hotel is that it takes a while to adjust to the manner of the staff if you are used to the hospitality in other parts of the world that are more dependent on tourism. There is no obsequiance towards guests at all in Trinidad and Tobago, and I think I am right in making such a vast generalisation. This has been my experience of growing up in hotels that my parents ran on the island, and staying in various hotels in my adult life since leaving the west indies. When we asked for a high chair, rather than it being brought to us, we were told where to fetch it ourselves, as an example. The receptionist did not really leap to help us, as might happen in other places, but these are small things as once you adjust to not expecting staff to be at your beck and call, they are charming, warm and funny. My two your old daughter assembled them all for a group photo by the end. The pool is safe and fun for children, and the gardens at the rear are secluded and relaxed. Everything about the hotel is well thought out, and perfect if you want a boutique feel, at reasonable cost, with frankly the best hotel food on the island - consistently!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Port of Spain, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Love it ,Love it, Love it. Kariwak is great for couples and family. Enjoy the swimming pool when you go . Customer service good and the meals are excellent. When going to Tobago choose Kariwak to stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Keswick, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2012

We have stayed at Kariwak a few times before and I wanted to bring my cousin somewhere special on her visit to T&T. We were on a late evening flight, but the reception was still very welcoming - a couple of the ladies recognized us from a previous trip and commented on how much my daughter had grown!! We were also able to get a cup of their special Spice Tea and slice of Lime Pie as a nightcap - yum.
We had two rooms, with an adjoining door for the girls - two or three of the thatched huts have this facility, which I liked.
I can't understand the review a bit further down where a man found staff unfriendly - I have ALWAYS found them very welcoming, friendly and attentive - the reception, waitresses, housekeepers, gardeners and owners!!
The surroundings are beautiful, and the pool pleasant to swim in even before breakfast (no silly rules like not swimming before 9am like some other Tobago hotels). The water of the pool has no chlorine and leaves your hair feeling soft.
Thanks again Kariwak!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Brighton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2012

A great little hotel with a real caribbean feel.
This hotel is charming with an old fashioned feel.
Located right near the airport is it a ideal place to get used to Tobago when arriving. The plane can be heard but it is not a nuissance.
We spent a week with our two young children in February.
The place has a wonderful lush garden, a lovely chlorine free pool and most of all brilliant staff and amazing healthy food.
We feel safe and often had the all garden to ourself.
We had a room near the pool which was a bit on the small side for 4 of us and can get a bit noisy with next door as the wall are quite thin.
However, we had a wonderful time and felt like we had stay in a very special place.
Thank you to all the lovely people at kariwak.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Kariwak Village Holistic Haven and Hotel
Address: Store Bay Local Road, Crown Point, Tobago
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Location: Caribbean > Trinidad and Tobago > Tobago > Crown Point
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Crown Point
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kariwak Village Holistic Haven and Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kariwak is an intimate 24 room Tobago hotel with unmistakable Caribbean ambiance. It features wholesome cuisine using its own home-grown herbs in the restaurant, and holistic holiday activities - yoga, massage, Tai Chi. There is an award-winning tropical garden with abundant plants and bird life in addition to the garden jacuzzi, pool, weekend live entertainment. Kariwak enjoys a high percentage of repeat clientele. ... more   less 
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