St. Lucia has been wonderful – especially Soufriere! Thank you for your hospitality and the gorgeous Views at Serrana Villa.
Day 1: We landed, drove in from UVF. It was a national holiday so not much was open but Janus had the villa stocked for us!!
Day 2: Breakfast at Sugar Beach, followed the Sulphur Spring & Waterfall with Volcano Tour. Then we had a couple’s massage at Spa at Sugar beach (5/5). Lunch at Martha’s Tables which was excellent & affordable local food (4/5). At night, we took a boat (eco dive) to Marigot Bay and had a very nice dinner with Lionfish and mushrooms (5/5).
Day 3: All day at Sugar Beach. The views are beautiful and the floating lounge/rafts are great. However, their rental is very pricey ($50USD/PERSON). Therefore, we stayed in for dinner. Enjoyed the view at Serrana.
Day 4: Chocolate tour and bar making at Hotel Chocolat. The experience was a highlight. The guides are knowledgeable and engaging. We highly recommend. We ate lunch there as well and really enjoyed it (4/5). Afterwards we hiked Tet Paul Nature Trail, which has gorgeous views, well worth the time (1.5 hours).
Day 5: We hiked and recommitted Gros Piton. The trail entrance can sneak up on you, no go slow. The Cost is $35USD/person. Be sure to pack at least 1L of water per person with snacks. The guides are great and the view is breathtaking. The total time it took us was 3.5-4 hours including tie at the peak. Go early as the heat can become oppressive. We returned home to nap and clean up before driving to Cap Maison for dinner in Rodney Bay/Gros Islet (driver time 2 hours). The view and food are worth the drive (5/5).
Day 6: Much needed rest & chill after hike and drive.
Day 7: Brief visit to Anse Chastanet & Anse Mamin before returning to Rodney Bay for a private said with JUS’ SAIL. JUS’ SAIL is Awesome!!! A great crew and ship to enjoy time on the water. We strongly recommend.
Day 8: All day at Anse Chastanet & Anse Mamin. The chairs were either for resort guest or near the dive shops are free. Snorkeling was from $11USD/person/hour. It was very relaxing. The burger at the beach bar were good (3.4/5). We returned, cleaned out before dining at Jade Mountain. This dinner was truly exceptional, ambiance, view, food and staff were all tops!!!! (6/5).
Day 9: Return Home… :(
Our stay in St. Lucia was wonderful!!
1. Rent a car. Get a 4x4 because some of the roads are winding, steep, rocky and full of pot holes! It is super nice to be able to get around on your own and make your own schedule.
2. If you go to the bank to exchange money, the require 2 forms of ID. They specifically wanted to see my Passport and would not let me use 2 driver’s license.
3. Buy a couple of liters of water and keep in the fridge. You can always refill water bottles easier that way.
4. Don’t leave any food on counters or you’ll get ants!!
Janus and staff were incredible and very hospitable and we loved our stay at Serrana Villa!!!
Sarah & James