We got a quick tour and unpacked, this place has everything you could ever need! And one glance out the window… you know instantly that you came to the right place
Alex & Kristen
Travel from Virginia Beach VA
Arrived without any issues and got through customs in 15 MINS! Steven was waiting for us and gave us a comfy ride to the Villa to meet Janus. We got a quick tour and unpacked, this place has everything you could ever need! And one glance out the window… you know instantly that you came to the right place. Janus gave us a ride to the Soufriere Waterfront and we had a quick bite at Pitit Peak. Watched ‘’The Pearl’’, the local party pirate ship by the Pier. Beautiful Views, quiet and a cricket match on TV! Head back to the Villa after a long Day. WE’RE THERE!!!
Had some coffee, OJ’s bread with amazing hot sauce, all of which Janus had ready for us in the villa. Caught a ride to the Market and stocked up on Breakfast food, coffee, Pitons!!! Drinks and snacks. Headed out for a beach day at Anse Chastanet/Anse Mamin. Glad we came in the slow season. Had it mostly to ourselves. Spent most of our time at Mamin. Got a few drinks from the resort bar (expensive but good) Insanely beautiful Black sand beach, we will go to. Janus Made us a reservation at Mango Tree, A restaurant at Stonefield Resort. Epic Sunset View and setting, great food and super reasonable considering you are on a rainforest cliff facing Pitit Piton sipping on an amazing rum punch with nutmeg…Do it! Great dinner, great first day, sure a beautiful place. Back to the Villa.
Woke up early, coffee and light breakfast and we were off to Gros Piton. We were one of the fast groups there (fast to the top) and we met up with Mervin our guide. Mervin is the man ‘’The Mountain Goat’’ He even has a sign that proves it! Kristen and I are pretty athletic, and we were up for the challenge, but it was an intense Hike starting at 650ft and finishing at 2500ft, you cover serious vertical relevation in a short amount of time. The view at the top stretched 200degrees, exposing the southern and of the island to Coconut Bay all the way to the Mountains in the North. It is worthy, noting that my wife Kicked my ass on this Hike…in slip ons, flat boutique vans. It is an amazing experience and we recommend it. Bring water along. I wore a heavy backpack with camera gear, water and snacks. Don’t do what I did, bring water, your smartphone for pics, this is all you need. Stopped at Sulphur Springs on the way home from Gros Piton. A natural wonder but we went at Lunch time and it was crowded. Our guide/driver Jamal told us that was 50% of the normal crowd! The spring is Hot! But it did feel amazing on oursuper shaky legs after the climb. We rubbed the mud, rinsed it off and we were on our way. About 20 minutes total. Hit up Fedos for lunch and got a delicious and rewarding cheese burger! Cheap, fast, easy. Back to the Villa to chill out! Heavy rain-shower rolled in and the most intense Rainbow appeared in the valley on the left as if it was slashing the turquoise roof of Janus’ house. Amazing, took 300 photos. Fried Plantain, mango Slices and cocktails for dinner. ‘’Point Break’’ (the original) on Netflix and we out!
Arranged for a 9am pick-up for Sugar Beach! If you like to party and we do, you will like Sugar Beach. Situated between Gros Piton and Pitit Piton, Sugar beach is pretty close to perfect, because we got there early, we got our choice in beach chairs and made ourselves at home. Cornel had all of the intec and even call head to let Bonita know we were coming. We had a perfect spot watching cruise and snorkel tours come and go while we relaxed under a tree with Dr. Twist, Blaze and Lesta! Blaze is the smoothie Man on a yellow Kayak, best frozen drinks we ever had. Bonita was sweet, had cheap Pitons and was willing to watch our camera bag while we went snorkeling. Find these people and strike up a conversation. A highlight for sure Fedos to go on our way home. Chicken roti on Point. Villa Relaxation and Hotel Chocolat for Dinner! Boucan was amazing. Everywhere you go, you get a new glimpse of the Pitons! And this view is no different…Gorgeous. The food was tasty and interesting, and the rum ounch is strong! Crème Brulee with Mango ice-cream for dessert, so good. Another amazing day. Janus is the best, his drivers too! We are half way and having an amazing time.
Walked into town to catch our 9 am snorkel with Mystic Man. We had a 40ft sailboat to ourselves for 3 hours. Awesome to finally see Soufriere from the Sea. Went to three pretty nice snorkel spots (Pinacles, Coral Garden and Superman’s Flight) Superman’s Flight sits right under Pitit Piton with a beautiful reef that dramatically drops off into the deep. With a little time left we took a jog a couple of miles out to find Some dolphins. Tropical spotted Dolphins to be exact. Incredible experience to stand on the bow and watch the Dolphins Catch a ride! A great time! We headed back up the hill to the villa to relax and have some snacks. Janus brought us a couple mangoes and a pineapple…his hospitality continues! Relaxed until Cornel pick us up @ 6 to take up to Ladera. Amazing Views as it is perched In the rainforest between the Pitons, overlooking Sugar Beach. Drinks Were expensive but dinner was delicious. Only downside was it was a bit buggy. Cornel was ready and waiting and we headed home after a beautiful evening
Another rooster wake up call and Janus picked us up to show us the progress on his New Villa! Soon to be completed, it looks amazing and we will likely try to book it when we return. Views and amenities cannot be beat. Cant wait to see the finish product. Caught a ride to Tet Paul Nature Trail. Pretty cool and very quick, amazing views of the Pitons (very similar to the top of Gros Piton if not better at some view point) We would recommend but take your time! Off to Anse Manin for Lunch, snorkeling and seclusion. We love this beach. Cornel picked us up at the villa to take us to a local spot to show us the Friday night scene in Soufriere. A super nice guy was going all the cooking. First thing we started was ‘’fish guts’’ which is exactly what it sounds like, but delicious if you try it! That was followed by some amazing Mahi cooked in a very unique way with breadfruit and a avocado. Some of the best foods on this trip. Cornel introduced us to everyone who came through, such a great host. Back to the Villa!
Our stay is coming to an end! Bitter sweet but we are ready to get back to our two little boys. Dinner reservation at Jade Mountain, so no big plans other than that. Took a walk to Diamond Fall Botanical Gardens…easy walk, beautiful place and no guide…it was nice…lots of amazing plants and hummingbirds. The grey Sulphur Springs are also a sight. Got some gifts for the kids at the shop and headed home for some rest and relaxation. Found a dry coconut at Anse Mamin and Janus sent over a helping hand with a machete to open it up for us. Very low key until we got to Jade Mountain…this place is Breathtaking. Kind of wish we had done dinner here twice, although it is easily the most expensive. We got drinks and dinner for 2 for $275 US. The food, the service and the views made it worth it. Can’t wait to see some of the photos we captured here. Make sure you go there, make your reservation early and enjoy!
Packed up the Villa and headed back to VA. Thank you Janus for a most amazing trip. Your drivers and hospitality are top notch and we can’t to come back. Soufriere is a beautiful place and we will miss it!