We had a few days exploring the west coast of St. Lucia before arriving back to watch the sunset from the kitchen area terrace. “Stunning view.”
Arrived here a little after delays on Liat flight into Castries. Marcus was there to greet us and introduce us to his beautiful home. We had a few days exploring the west coast of St. Lucia before arriving back to watch the sunset from the kitchen area terrace. “Stunning view.”
Soufriere is a good starting point with a walk around the volcanic area with local guide- very funny and very informative. After the walk, a soak and relax in the Sulphur pool- complete with mud bath. A definite visit to the waterfalls just before the volcanic area or the huts- the location is beautiful- sit on the smooth rock below the waterfall and let the warm descending water do the rest. Tip the caretaker as he does a good job of keeping the surrounding area and pool area clean.
The dogs were temporarily adopted by us and of course appreciated the attention and evening meals. A car is a must have.
-Andrew & Malik (London UK)
Unfortunately, we only got to spend two wonderful days in “Bocean”!
Both were fun and the villa is wonderful! Marcus was a great host as well. Be sure to inquire about the “private” beach 5 minutes away. We hiked the Gros Piton which was challenging but definitely worth the view at the top. In Soufriere, we had dinner @ a restaurant called Dream, which was delicious. Marcus also recommended another place which had good burgers and fries (be sure to try the tartar sauce). Pretty sure my mom’s favourite part of the villa were the dogs + puppies! We fed them all of our leftovers as they do look malnourished! Please feed puppies!
All in all, a great stay! LOVE ST. LUCIA
Shanell + family
If you are looking for a true St. Lucian boat tour with much better prices then be sure to go see Adam down at Canaries beach.
Thank you for a lovely stay, the villa surroundings and lovely views really does make it paradise!!!
We found during our stay that the locals from the village were all very welcoming especially Adeline and Roy over at the Art café. This truly has been one of the best holidays ever!
Recommendations; *Adeline’s art café- for cakes + fruit juices
*holiday riding stables for a swim with the horses.
*If you are looking for a true St. Lucian boat tour with much better prices then be sure to go see Adam down at Canaries beach. Take your snorkels with you and he will show you a couple of shipwrecks. We only chose a couple of hours, but it was amazing. Give him a call on 758723- 7440.
Thanks again Marcus!
What a pleasure it has been to stay here at Bocean Villa. The house is beautiful and instantly feels like a second home.
What a pleasure it has been to stay here at Bocean Villa. The house is beautiful and instantly feels like a second home. It’s been incredible relaxing here, enjoying the wonderful views from all of the balconies, and the pleasure of slipping into the pool for a cool down. And of course going across the road to Adeline’s café for iced tea and fruitcake!
This is a wonderful location to either chill out or have as a base to explore the island, and we will certainly look no further should we come again to St. Lucia.
Being able to hire a car along with the villa was an added bonus.
Thank you for your care and for making our stay welcoming and so very enjoyable.
With our best wishes
Jean and Mike
Go across the street & get incredible food from Adeline- she will make something to please even picky eaters and tell her you want cocoa tea for breakfast.
Thank you so much for being such an accessible & accommodating host! Your home (both the house & the Island) is so beautiful & welcoming. We really appreciate all the help & hospitality you offered us. We can’t wait to come back again!
You’re going to love it here! Rent a car from Marcus & explore the island. If you want a break, Marcus can arrange a driver for you. Go across the street & get incredible food from Adeline- she will make something to please even picky eaters and tell her you want cocoa tea for breakfast.
If you want to use a tour company- ask for Isaac at Real St. Lucia Tours. He took us to some of the tourist stuff we wanted to do (don’t miss Tet Paul or the Sulphur Springs), but also to a secret rum tasting (for $4!), a local eatery for bougan, and even a quick pass through his hometown.
Go to the secret beach but skip Ti Kaye. And if you have any questions, Marcus is always available & happy to help.
We hope you have as great a time as we did!
This place is gorgeous! What a lovely home with lots of space. We enjoyed the place and the island. Marcus was very available for any questions we had.
We have yet to get in the beautiful pool because we have been so busy exploring. Also make sure to bring your own paper towels, foil, seasonings to cook and kitchen towel as small essentials like these were not available and we did not know that they would not be.
Marcus stopped by and brought us some yummy fresh bread. So courteous of Marcus, other than the noise of people talking every morning outside, this place has been outstanding. Thanks for it all! St. Lucia is a place we’d return to and would stay here again.
Best in all that you do!
Rob & Chan
The private beach is a must and also check out Botanical garden. When you’re there seek out Alexander the Great.
We really enjoyed St. Lucia. The house was very beautiful and the owner Marcus was very accommodating. Staying in this house allowed us to explore the island on our own. Jackson and Marcus gave us great advice on local areas and restaurants. The private beach is a must and also check out Botanical garden. When you’re there seek out Alexander the Great. He will give you a great tour at the garden and its history. Today, when we leave we are going to hike the Pitons, so this may be my last. What a gorgeous country!
-Ricky Black & family
From North Carolina
Mourne Coubarille Estate. Interesting guided tour through an old plantation. The views were beautiful and the ziplining was really fun
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Bocean villa! Came to scuba dive but ended up doing a whole lot more than that (though the diving was incredible).
- Boucan was our favourite restaurant. Easy to get to after doing the botanical gardens.
- The secret beach was a nice walk, though it got a little steep at parts.
- Mourne Coubarille Estate. Interesting guided tour through an old plantation. The views were beautiful and the ziplining was really fun.
- Dove through scuba St. Lucia, which has excellent dive spot right off their beach. Also great for snorkelling.
Wish we had time to visit Pigeon Point and the mud baths, but that just means we’ll need to come again!
The Mairs Family
We had a crush on the beach in Vieux Fort, Anse des Saldes for these waves, white sand and simplicity. The scenery is to cut the breath.
Thank you for your hospitality and your beautiful home. We really enjoyed our stay in this splendid setting. The view of the sea, the breeze in the morning and at the end of the day… it’s…wow!!!
Canaries is really a small village very nice, especially the small bakery near the bridge…what a delight!!! And these accommodations like small corner stores. We had a crush on the beach in Vieux Fort, Anse des Saldes for these waves, white sand and simplicity. The scenery is to cut the breath.
It is important to know that tourists have access to the beaches in Ressort Complex for free! You will simply mention that you came for a swim at the beach. Guests have access to the beach, bar and restaurant.
Our kids especially enjoyed the hospitality of the dog (they affectionately named “Coconut” and his two little puppies, like white “Chamalow” and the little brown “Brownies”) Also have a vehicle to get around is the best way to have freedom to explore the island.
We are pleased to have met this wonderful country! Viva St. Lucia Thank you, Marcus!!
-The Quebec family: Denis, Julie & children; Felip, Matis & Emmie
Thank you, Marcus for sharing your lovely house with us and for the advice and guidance on making our holiday in St. Lucia one to remember.
St. Lucia is a beautiful island that needs to be explored; a car is essential to really “see” the island. The Tet Paul nature trail is a great, easy walk with stunning views of the Pitons. Down in Canaries next to the bridge is a little bakery that sells very cheap bread and pastries that are very tasty! The Tree Top Adventure (ziplining) in Dennery (east coast of the island) is good fun. Book online a few days in advance for a reduced entrance fee (about $5.00 per person). Pigeon Island is a very nice place to visit and walk with an interesting history.
There is a small ‘outside bar’ near the entrance that serves good food too. Soufriere is a very interesting town with lots of character and is worth a visit. Be prepared, however to be approached by young lads wanting money for a small model made of grass/ weeds. And also a few beggars roam the streets. In Soufriere there is a restaurant on the coast called Petit Peak, which serves good food at an excellent price. And just around the corner from Petit Peak is an Art Café, which sells very good iced coffee! It’s a colourful café, you can’t miss it!
Finally, we’d like to mention the dogs that lime locally. They are extremely friendly and would often be there on the balcony in the morning to say hello. They just want to be petted! There is a very shy puppy with the pack that gained some trust with us after about five days. Be careful with the pup as he is quite weak and has very weak back legs. So, this lovely house with great sea views also comes with very friendly local arrivals! We hope this information is useful and that you also have a great holiday here on St. Lucia!
-Mike & Sophie (UK)