Ohana is a Hawaiian word for family rest-house and the owners' intention for the house was that the architecture and interior design would 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 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, along with 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.
Located on the south east corner of Tobago in Bacolet, Ohana enjoys 180 degree views of the Atlantic Ocean. The house is orientated with the prevailing trade winds to keep the house cool. The garden is full of tropical and exotic flowers and fruit, and runs down to a small sandy cove, protected by a reef just out in the bay. Ohana was designed with a Balinese tropical influence and resembles a small village of tiny houses perched upon a bluff. Four double bedrooms wrap around a large sun deck of two swimming pools, jacuzzi and a large koi fish pond.
The kitchen is a joy to work in. It is delightfully open and breezy, with a view of the perfect little sandy beach below. The vast living room is open to the bay, allowing ocean breezes to work their relaxing charms, but simply wind down the cream canvas shutters to provide restful shade for a snooze.
Worth a visit are Tobago's beautiful waterfalls; one of the oldest rainforests in the northern hemisphere; and 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.
Ohana is indeed a very special place, a place that refreshes the mind, as well as the body.
Distance to Beach: Sandy cove with safe swimming at the bottom of the garden
Distance to Town: 5 minutes to Scarborough
Distance to Airport: 10 min to Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson International Airport (TAB)
Staff of 7: Concierge/Chef, 2 Housekeepers, Gardener, Laundress, Night Security, Pool Man
Each individually designed bedroom is lavishly furnished with a four poster bed, en-suite bathroom and air conditioning with overhead fans and digital bedroom safes large enough to hold your laptop. Bedding: King, & 3 Queens (or King, 2 Queens & 1 Twin)
Huge en-suite bathroom, shuttered windows which open out so that you can shower, take a bath or lounge in the teak fourposter bed while watching pelicans fishing in the turquoise Atlantic.
Has its own veranda, which seems to float over a fish-filled lily pond.
Has a small private terrace overlooking the pond, main deck and gazebo.
Opens out onto a courtyard, a delightful and private tranquil oasis surrounded by clumps of rustling bamboo.