Ohana Villa was voted amongst the top twenty villas in the Caribbean by Conde Nast Traveler in 2007. It stands apart as one of the most striking places to stay in Tobago and the Caribbean and was designed by one of the Caribbean's foremost architects.
Ohana is a Hawaiian word for “family rest-house” and it was the owners’ intention for the architecture and interior design to successfully entangle the guests in an organic and spiritual way.
The result is that Ohana is indeed a very special place, a perfect haven of peace and quiet to escape to with family and friends, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The sheer scale of the property provides just the right amount of privacy with luxury, style and barefoot elegance.
This and the warm and sincere welcome of our staff ensure that as soon as you arrive, you’ll find the stresses of the city slip away as easily as your shoes at the front door.
This luxury villa is located on the south east corner of Tobago in Bacolet, enjoying 180 degree views of the Atlantic Ocean. The house is orientated with the prevailing trade winds to keep the house cool. The garden is loaded with tropical and exotic flowers and fruit, and runs down to a small sandy protected cove protected by a reef just out in the bay. There is a semi-private beach below the house, accessible only by three villas.
Ohana is in traditional West Indian style with a hint of the Far East and resembles a small village of tiny houses perched upon a bluff. There are four double bedrooms that wrap around a large sun deck, offering two swimming pools, a jacuzzi and a large koi fish pond.
The master bedroom and its huge en-suite bathroom have shuttered windows which open out so that you can shower, take a bath or lounge in the teak four-poster bed while watching pelicans fishing in the Atlantic. Bedroom 2 has its own veranda, which looks out over a fish-filled lily pond. It opens out to the gazebo, jacuzzi and two infinity pools, one is deep and the other shallow. There is an outdoor shower area which overlooks the koi fish pond. Bedroom 3 has a small private terrace overlooking the pond, main deck and gazebo. Bedroom 4 opens out onto a courtyard, a delightful private oasis surrounded by clumps of rustling bamboo. Each bedroom has air conditioning with overhead fans and digital bedroom safes large enough to hold your laptop.
The kitchen is delightfully open and breezy, with two large ceiling fans and Demerara windows on sticks which open to give a view of the perfect little sandy beach below. The kitchen is fully equipped with a double-door stainless steel fridge with filtered water and an ice making facility. There is another large fridge for keeping drinks cool if needed. There is also a large stainless steel gas cooker, and a dishwasher. To one side is an open-air BBQ area and on the other side there is a pantry and a utility room with large washer and dryer.
The vast living room opens to the bay, allowing ocean breezes in, but simply wind down the cream canvas shutters to provide restful shade for a snooze on the over-sized teak day beds, filled with plump cushions and bolsters. Nearby there are four teak armchairs that also recline fully to allow you to relax completely. The house is stocked with board games, DVDs and a selection of CDs for times when the view alone is not enough.
There are hummingbirds, blue birds and cocricos flying around the gardens, and you can watch the ornamental koi fish from your hammock while sipping a homemade rum cocktail. Try our excellent local or European cooking, or try a fusion of both from our renowned cook, one of the best on the island.
The stunningly beautiful little island of Tobago is full of enticing activities and day trips. Many of our guests find it difficult to tear themselves away from the house. In fact, many never leave the house and wonder why they hired a car.
Ohana is indeed a very special place, a place that refreshes the mind, as well as the body.
Worth leaving home for are Tobago’s beautiful waterfalls and one of the oldest rainforests in the northern hemisphere. For bird enthusiasts, there are over 210 different bird species; as well there are excellent diving and deep sea fishing. Our staff will be happy to arrange for any island activities using our preferred tour operators
bedroom 1: 1 x queen double
bedroom 2: 1 x queen double
bedroom 3: 1 x queen double
bedroom 4: 1 x queen double
bathroom 1: bath, shower
bathroom 2: bath with overhead shower
bathroom 3: bath with overhead shower
bathroom 4: bath with overhead shower
wc 5: toilet
wc 6: toilet
|central heating||air conditioning||fireplace||telephone|
|fax machine||internet access||linen||towels|
|sofa bed||baby high chair||baby crib||hair dryer|
|disable friendly||computer available||wifi||sauna / steam room|
|gym||indoor pool||ceiling fans||high speed internet|
|home security||gated community||water view||lift /elevator|
|oven||hob / stove||dishwasher||washing machine|
|coffee maker||toaster||iron & ironing board||condiments/essentials|
|tv||vcr||cd player/hi-fi||dvd player|
|cd library||video library||dvd library||cable / satelite tv|
|parking||garden / yard||shared pool||balcony/terrace|
|outdoor grill||private hot tub||outdoor furniture||private pool|
|shared hot tub||garage||beach / water front||canoe/cayak|
|To be determined by owner.|
No Smoking inside
All additional costs on request. Private chef, staff, concierge, housekeeper, daily maid service massage possible
Hiking / Walking
Place of Interest
Airports in both Trinidad and Tobago handle international air traffic, but the bulk of international flights arrive and depart from Trinidad.
Trinidad and Tobago has an extensive network of highways and roads connecting most points of the islands, which makes it relatively easy to get around. Cars, taxis and privately owned minibuses, called maxi taxis, are the most popular form of transport on the islands. If you prefer to do your own exploring and discover the islands at your own pace, moving between Trinidad and Tobago is "no problem" with a daily ferry service between Port of Spain and Scarborough or via a 20 minute flight on the air bridge.
Voted in by Conde Nast Traveler in 2007!
One of the Most Striking Places to Stay in Tobago.
|Property||House/Villa (vacation home)|
|Credits||63 per week|