St. Lucia, what a beautiful island! Serrana Villa provided an amazing stay, way better than any resort could have. Our 9 days on the Island were a true getaway from the busy life of home.
Some of the things we loved about the Island are as follows;
1. Sugar Beach – Best view, between the Pitons, Absolutely Stunning!
-Bay side bar had the beast eats, but on your way, there see if Martha's Kitchen is open… Home cooking to die for!
-Next to the public side of the beach, hit up the local making smoothies, they are delicious and run about $20EC.
-When you enter, and are finding a place to sit, open your towels down in the shade, right in from of the bar. Chairs are $50US/person.
-Janus taxi driver took us to and from both times we visited
2. Anse Chastanet/Mamin Beach
-Best Snorkeling of all the beaches, hands down.
-Can get a little crowded on the small beach, but just head north of the road for 10 minutes to Anse Mamin.
-If you are hungry, stop by the beach grill and grab a creole burger and wings. Amazing to say the least!
-Took a taxi ride there by road and a water taxi back to Soufriere.
Tet Paul Nature Trail - Must do!
-Amazing Views of Both Piton Mountains without too much effort – 40 mins -1hr to go through, guides are informative and answer any question.
-Took a taxi to get there
Botanical Gardens / Diamond Water Fall
-Close to Serrana Villa
-You do not need a guide and can walk at your own pace.
-We did not do the Bath
-Waterfall is beautiful and perfectly worth the entry fee!
Mystic Man Tour (ALL DAY)
-Best Day and Money Spent – U.S $110/person
-Pick up on Pier in Soufriere in the morning, snorkeling and lunch in Marigot Bay all included.
Docked at 4 back in Soufriere. Rum Punch + Piton Beer on ice, never tasted so good out on the water.
-Gros Piton Climb - Fun Hike up the Mountain, we wanted to do early in the morning (7:30am). Great Guide, Chad made the climb a fun experience with laughs sweats and heavy breathing. Views at the top are amazing.
We did most of our eating at the villa and made see of the nice Kitchen. We made a lot of Pit stops at the grocery store, bakery and coffee shop. It was nice to ware up, make some coffee and have breakfast out on the deck looking down on Soufriere and up the Pitons
-Martha's Kitchen (on the way to Sugar Beach)- Must DO! Open on Weekdays
-Bay Side Bar - Sugar Beach Finger Foods.
-Pitit Peak - on the water in Soufriere , great Pasta
-Pounty's Pizza - Sweet Sauce, so good. Better than Ruby's. Open Friday plus Saturdays, 6pm. Order at the Window.
-Ruby;s Pizza & Grill - Quiet and close, can get spendy for what you get. Order the Booze instead of the soda water, its cheaper.
-Beach Grill-Crave Burger, the BEST! Order the BBQ wings too. We loved the Sauce.
-Fedos- very close walk from the Villa, very reasonable and very filling. Local all goes here! And they were right.
Head there, fix lunch early so you have the whole menu to choose from.
-ZAKA's Coffee and smoothies and extruts, very good coffee and we bought a half pound for in the morning at the Villa.
Stopped for smoothies on a hot afternoon, for the walk back up to the Villa.
Soufriere in St. Lucia in the place to be when traveling to St. Lucia. Do not be afraid or hesitant to travel into town @ any hour of the day. Residents are very welcoming and friendly. On the last night, we even go to take in some Soccer @ the Stadium. Everyone was having Fun! You do not get the experience of the Island on the resorts. We had a lovely time here at Serrana Villa, enjoying the pool view and all the comforts of home.
Janus was a tremendous host who is available at any time of the Day. He has a great group of employees that are punctual.
Thank you Janus!
George & Amanda.