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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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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Collingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Chessington
Reviewed 13 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...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed 6 nights in the green room, but we had the whole place to ourselves since the owners were in the UK. We enjoyed very much spending our evenings on the terrace, listening to birds, dogs, music played by villagers, etc. (Earplugs at times necessary). After two days diving in Castara, we felt like wanting to discover more of...

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

Sorry we missed you ! Really happy that you guys enjoyed staying with us and it is a shame you did not have enough time to get into the village more. We have had guests who felt they needed a car then remembered they were on holiday so just relaxed and stayed the village!

Exeter
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Carpe Diem is an attractive property which sits in an elevated position overlooking the village of Castara and sea beyond. Access is via a steep footpath with handrail which is shared with free range chickens and various lizards and iguanas. The studios are simple, clean, light and airy with big opening windows to maximize the view. Numerous tropical birds and...

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

So it was really easy to see why we love the house and the village so much ! Thank you for staying with us you were great guests.

Alpharetta, Georgia
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Spent four nights in Castara atCarpe Diem. We stayed in the green room. Owners were in neighboring unit with shared porch area. It was great! Yvonne and the Professor were gracious hosts. They provided us valuable local information as well as other interesting discussions. The room was perfect for us. The view was spectacular of the whole town and Bay...

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

And you guys were really good guests ! I cannot disagree with you about the view ! That was why we built the house where it is, sometimes i sit there and just stare out to see or watch the sunset and suddenly an hour has gone by. Perfect place to relax.............!

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 14 May 2016

We just returned from a stay at Carpe Diem Villa. Yvonne and Chris were great hosts and not only looked after arranging rides to and from the airport for us, but suggested things we might like to do. We arrived at night so didn't see the view until we woke in the morning. It was truly amazing and took your...

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

We always end up arriving from England late on BA so it is always a joy to wake up to the view ! The first cup of tea on the veranda and fill the bird feeders then usually go down to Chenos for breakfast ( saltfish with coconut bak and scrambled eggs !) followed by a swim. Am I addicted...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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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: €72 - €188 (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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“all have superb views”
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“2 ground floor studios have views over village and sea. A first floor room is on a shared level with the owners but with better views.”
 of 5 bubbles DevonCreatures, 27 May 2016 | Read review
“There are only two rooms, and both have amazing views.”
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“Downstairs suites are larger and more private”
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“Apartment 2 is a little more private but both have a lovely aspect”
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