Voted amongst the top twenty villas in the Caribbean by Conde Nast Traveler in 2007.
Ohana Villa stands apart as one of the most striking places to stay in Tobago & the Caribbean. It was designed by John Otway, one of the Caribbean's foremost architects.
Both house & garden are a work of art & situated on the beautiful & peaceful little island of Tobago. It sits high up on the end of a small sandy cove & enjoys 180 degree views of the dramatic turquoise ocean.
Ohana is a Hawaiian word for family and the original 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, ensures 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 Scarborough, Ohana enjoys 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 a windy path of 74 stairs runs down to a small sandy protected cove which is 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 (1 lap pool & 1 plunge pool), jacuzzi and a large koi fish pond.
Each individually designed bedroom, on the main floor, is lavishly furnished with a four poster bed, en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, overhead fans, and digital bedroom safes which are large enough to hold your (non-gamer) laptop.
Master bedroom & bathroom have shuttered windows that open so you can shower, bathe, or lay in the 4 poster bed while watching pelicans fishing in the turquoise waters below. The master bedroom has a corner desk for an office with a view!
Bedroom 1 opens onto the entryway's tranquil courtyard with clumps of rustling bamboo.
Bedroom 2 has it's own terrace that overlooks the pond, pools & jacuzzi. This bathroom has a specially designed mirror that enables gazing over the bay while communing with nature.
Bedroom 3 has it's own verandah that seems to float over the koi filled lily pond. This bedroom has both an indoor & outdoor shower.
The two remaining bedrooms are situated below the living room, accessed by the circular staircase. These rooms share a large bathroom, with double rain shower heads, and a large family room, with a sectional couch and a TV with cable and a streaming media player, for those that want to relax and watch a movie. This area also has air conditioners and a ceiling fan.
Bedroom 5 features a king size bed that is adjacent to the family room and has an incredible ocean view.
Bedroom 6 has two twin beds. A great spot for kids or singles that need a place to sleep with a beautiful ocean view through the tropical trees.
The living room is open to the bay & pools. The shutters can be lowered for shade or opened for a nice cross breeze. Huge teak day beds with plump cushions & pillows offer a nice place to snooze or stay for the night. The jumbo coffee table is great for games & snacks.
There is an open air patio with a gas BBQ for those that love to create their own dishes from that amazing fishing expedition.
The kitchen is open & breezy with 2 large ceiling fans, demerara windows, on sticks, that open to the little beach below, a double door fridge with filtered water & ice, electric stove, cabinet pantry, dish washer, & laundry room.
Humming birds, blue birds and cocricos fly around the gardens, and you can watch the ornamental koi fish from your hammock whilst sipping a home made rum cocktail.
The surrounding garden is filled with fresh fruit including bread fruit, mangos, almonds, sapadilla, numi, pomerac & avocado.
So hard is it, to leave Ohana, that even though the stunningly beautiful little island of Tobago is full of enticing activities and day trips, our guests find it difficult to tear themselves away from the house. In fact, many guests never leave the house and wonder why they hired a car.
Worth leaving home for 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. See our "Adventures" page for a highlight list.
Ohana is indeed a very special place that refreshes the mind, as well as the body.
Our staff are happy to offer as little or as much help as desired.
We are happy to arrange island activities, onsite massages, provide housekeeping, grocery shopping & cooking as desired.
Thinking of getting married in Tobago? Ohana is the perfect destination wedding.
We even have a fantastic wedding planner that will take care of everything for you.
See our "Weddings/Events" page for more information.
Wireless Broadband Internet
1 Baby crib
2 King beds
3 Queen beds
2 Single beds
Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Smoking not allowed and Suitable for events
Beach front, Near ocean, Ocean view and Waterfront
Kitchen & dining
Charcoal grill BBQ, Gas BBQ, Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster, CookingEatingWaterCooler, Water purifier and Vacuum cleaner
Deck chairs, Canoe/Kayak and TV (Cable)
Parking & facilities
Private Garden, Gated-Community, Private Porch, Parking available and Parking included
Pool & spa facilities
Outdoor Jacuzzi, Unheated Outdoor swimming pool and Swimming pool
Internet & office
Wireless Broadband Internet and Telephone
Heating & cooling
Air conditioning and Ceiling fans
Bathroom & laundry
Clothes dryer, Bathroom & Laundry, Iron & Board, Washing machine, Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Hot Tub and Bed linen
Buzzer, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Safe, Security system and Smoke Detector
Credit cards accepted
Smoking not allowed
Check in: 04:00 PM
Check out: 10:00 AM