We had an awesome two days here. We came from the St. James Resort near Castries and from there we took a tour which covered mud baths, the volcano, and the waterfall. So while staying at Sapphire we relaxed and did the Botanical Gardens.
I highly recommend using Janus car service. They are really quick. Jamal the driver was awesome.
Hummingbird beach and the beach club was a lot of fun. Highly recommend eating and drinking at the rum bar there. Martin was an awesome bartender.
Thank you Janus and staff for the bread and fruit and basic supplies since our flight was so late. First Class Host!!!
Michele & Larry (Canada)
May 5-12, 2019
What a fantastic week. There is so much to do around Soufriere that we decided not to venture more than 30 minutes away in any direction.
-Chester at Action Adventure at Soufriere Beach is a local guy running his own shop. We went back to the apartment with 3 lion fish that he speared.
Anse Chastanet Dive St. Lucia- very professional, great customer service, reef in wonderful condition- 5 star pad resort diving experience.
Saturday market- so much fruit and vegetables. Try the little red plums and regarding lime they were really hard to find this time of year. We asked a vendor and he slowly, reluctantly agreed to sell us a few hidden in his truck, harder than buying weed!!
Lastly, thank you Janus and staff for the bread and fruit and basic supplies since our flight was so late. First Class Host!!!
We feel so lucky to have found this gem and to be the second guest at this villa. The Saba villa was paradise, the views are unbelievable.
The windows in every room really help you appreciate the view. Janus was a pleasure from booking the villa to up to the very last day. He answered any of our questions along the way as well as assisted us in setting up tours.
Our first day at Saba we went to the local food market and bought some food we could easily make such as egg, bacon, cheese, bread, hamburgers etc.
Day 2- we decided to go on the ATV tour through the rain forest. Best time ever! We were able to see the beautiful landscape on this tour. We also took some great pictures by Mt. Gimme.
Day 3 – We started our tour at Tet PAUL NATURE TRAIL. This is a must. The views of the island were incredible. We also got to learn about the farm life in St. Lucia, which was very interesting. Bring sneakers for this trail. We then went to Sulphur Springs. Jamal our driver did a wonderful job explaining to us what to do.He then helped place the black mud on us and designed our bodies with mud to take really cool pictures. Lastly we went to torille waterfall. Jamal took some really good pictures of us 😊
Now we are just enjoying this villa and taking in this view before we leave, Janus, this house is breathtaking. We had a wonderful stay at this villa with great service. We look forward to coming back again.
With love – Delaila & Christopher
Shoshana & Clayton
St. Lucia Trip highlight:
Download the entire map of st. lucia using google map works offline and requires very minimal space on phone because island is so small.
* Our favorite restaurant is Hotel Chocolat Boucan!!- the food is absolutely delicious with creative infusion of chocolate in their dishes- must do!!1
Thanks Janus for an awesome stay and for your wonderful hospitality. We loved the fresh mangoes you brought us!! We look forward to coming again!!
We just returned from the rain forest home you suggested and had an amazing time. Probably the best thing we have done in our time in St. Lucia.
We just returned from the rain forest home you suggested and had an amazing time. Probably the best thing we have done in our time in St. Lucia. Mango was a great guide and he took us to his farm after the hike and it was beautiful and we really enjoyed getting to see it.
If future guests enjoy hiking I would certainly recommend to them. And guests that come from the countryside like my wife and I would probably also enjoy the farm aspect and fresh food.
Very good time and I thank you for recommending it. I have some very good pictures from the trip.
So this trip for me was going to be a very different one compared to the previous 8 times I’ve come to St. Lucia. Previously always stayed at a resort. I decided to live less as a tourist and more as a local.
So this trip for me was going to be a very different one compared to the previous 8 times I’ve come to St. Lucia.
Previously always stayed at a resort. I decided to live less as a tourist and more as a local. Still not really a local, given this beautiful Villa I was staying in. Clean, well equipped and spacious, it was a lovely home for almost 2 weeks.
Having been on the island many times, I have made some friends here and my time was spent with them for the most part.
Worked out in the gym several times a week. Participated in the fit walk on May 1st- close to 10 miles, which felt mostly uphill. Im sure I was one of the few tourist there, so that was fun to be part of.
Spent one morning walking through the forest with a gentleman who knows the healing properties of many local plants. I am studying holistic nutrition so found this particularly interesting.
Though I didn’t initialize a lot of service offered by Janus and his team, they were responsive, prompt and extremely friendly.
I do hope to return to Soufriere and would definitely recommend Sargas though I will not miss walking up the hill any time soon :P
M.K. Edmonton, AB Canada
Sargas Villa is hands down the best Airbnb we have ever stayed at. The views ae just breathtaking and the host Janus is fabulous!
Sargas Villa is hands down the best Airbnb we have ever stayed at. The views are just breathtaking and the host Janus is fabulous!
He was able to quickly answer any questions we had and got us cheap rides all over the island.
Sugar beach is right in between the pitons. Blaze, a local, sells fresh fruit, drinks, + food much cheaper than the resort. Water taxi is the best way to get here.
Anse Chastanet + Anse Mamin are beautiful beaches and much more secluded. You can taxi there for cheap.
Soufriere Tour is a must! Tet Paul Nature Trial has the best Pitons Views and Sulphur Springs is an experience you will not find elsewhere. We do wish we had hiked the Gros Piton and plan on our next visit. Drink plenty of Piton Beer! This was the perfect anniversary trip for my husband and I.
Also, if a cat wanders up to the door, we named him “Karl”.
Allison & Darin
Only a short stay at Sapphire but a lovely place and exceptional view! Thanks for a great stay Janus. Nice to meet you and best of luck with your projects!
Only a short stay at Sapphire but a lovely place and exceptional view! Had a great time climbing Petit Piton on the morning of our first day. We went with Jahrod Alcindor of Eco Adventures – Highly recommended as a guide.
Petit Piton is not a difficult climb but the slippery rocks and very muddy route do make it hazardous, in places there is a lot of exposure to long drops- so if you are nervous with heights – maybe reconsider this activity. We got to the top in 1hr 30 mins and back down in a similar time.
The key is to leave early (6:30am is good) – that way you will avoid all groups, most of which you will encounter on decent.
Note that although not technically difficult, this should be considered fairly serious outing where good upper body strength is essential ( you will be using your arms to pull yourself up almost 60% of the climb. The summit is well worth it and so is the view!
Food: Bell View Restaurant was good, was not that impressed with the food at Petit Peak. Good cocktails at skippers Bar.
Friendly beach @ Anse (About a 10 min drive away at Jade Mountain Resort).
Adam & Gemma – New Forest, Hampshire, England.
Thanks for a great stay Janus. Nice to meet you and best of luck with your projects!
Hope to see you again in the future.