DAY 1 - Arrived around 5pm, walked down to town around 6pm. Had the beef burgers with fries & 2 pitons @ Pier28 - good dinner, reasonable prices - $15 EC for a burger, piton beer $6 EC, so dinner for 2 ran $52.00 EC (under $20.00 US!)
The walk into town isn’t bad but after a long day of travel it was a little tiresome walking back up that hill in the dark….and a flashlight is a good idea!
DAY 2 – First full day was amazing! Breakfast and coffee on the porch is the right way to start the day. We packed a lot into one day…Anse Chastanet/Anse Mamin: great snorkeling! We brought our own gear so we didn’t have to rent the equipment. We enjoyed snorkeling in Anse Chastanet but Anse Mamin was much better, and it is a short walk from Chastanet. Had lunch at the Jungle Grill in Anse Mamin, it was good, but you’re paying resort prices ($70.00 for two burgers and some beers, us Dollars). Better to save your money and go elsewhere for a burger. Service was excellent though.
Day 3 - I’m going to miss the mangoes…and breakfast on the porch! Went to Sugar Beach – The 14 cocktail is worth the shuttle back up the hill! Very pretty view of the Pitons but it is definitely a resort setting.
Day 4 – went down to Zaka’s for coffee and smoothies, very good fun atmosphere, nice people. Will go back. We also picked up some of their artwork to take home. We went back to Anse Mamin for more snorkeling. It was by far our favorite place to go. Took a little swim in the lagoon there soo.
Day 5 – Gros Piton – we tried it, but with last nights dinner disaster we coly made it to the halfway point before turning back. Guide was excellent, views were good, but from as far as we go, Tet Paul was better for views. The extra $1.00 for walking stick was worth it. Somethings to note
• It is not an easy hike
• You will be climbing up very rocky areas
• You will soak your clothes in sweat
• The path is pretty narrow
• The cardio is intense (that’s what got us, not the climbing up the rocks).
We came home and hung out in the pool here at the Villa. Then took a nap. Spent the evening in due to rain, but thoroughly enjoyed the villa!
Day 6 – going home! We loved our time at Serrana Villa and Saint Lucia.
My favorites: Anse Mamin, the mud baths and tet paul, the Gardens.
My Husbands Favorites: Anse Mamin and De Belle View Restaurant.
Enjoy your stay – we know you will!
Thank so much to Janus, you created a wonderful place!!!
May the good lord bless your time here as you enjoy the beauty of his creation.
Jonathan and Kelly