Anse Cochon is accessed through the Ti Kaye resort- there’s a US$10 charge, but you get that off the cost of anything you buy there.
(Sarah & Dana, UK)
Thank you Marcus, Kendal, Uric and everyone for such a wonderful stay in beautiful St. Lucia! Marcus was always available to help and all of his colleagues always said hello, and introduced themselves. From M, K and E, we learned a lot about the island- and the developing garden!
We loved how imaginative the house is, the breezes through it, the plunge pool (great at the end of a hot day!) and sunsets from the balcony.
In terms of practicalities, the nearest big supermarket (we think!) is in Cul de Sac, about 30mins drive to the north. There’s also a petrol station there and we found plenty around the island. The bakery in Canaries (just before the bridge at the south, or the left) did great sweet rolls.
The best snorkelling beaches we found were Anse Chastnet (to the snorkel, accessed through the (expensive resort)- you don’t pay, but food and drink are costly.
Anse Cochon is accessed through the Ti Kaye resort- there’s a US$10 charge, but you get that off the cost of anything you buy there. They were friendly. The local ‘secret’ beach was also good for fish- we felt safe there, even though for all those beaches the roads were bumpy and occasionally steep: hold your nerve and rent the 4*4!
Places to eat: La Haut (on the road to Soufriere) was great local food, plenty of it, and well-priced. It was friendly and the rice was amazing!
Ladera was great for cocktails and sunset as a special break, with an unsurprised view of the Pitons.
We also did the Tet Paul trail which was both interesting and stunning in the view of both Pitons. It’s a family dinner and we learned lots about the fruits, herbs and history of the area (including an elephant!) we took a boat trip with Denver, Shashamane boats, which went down from Marigot Bay to Sugar beach which stops for snorkelling and a very personal view of the coastline and the island’s history- a great option if the bigger boat trips aren’t for you!
Finally the ziplining, cable car and shore hike at the rainforest adventures were brilliant- it’s not easy to find but well worth the trip.
Other places like the Sulphur Springs, Morne Coubaril and the gardens are all worth visiting if you have the time too. Pretty much everyone was really friendly. We loved the natural beauty of St. Lucia and we feel very grateful for our visit here.
Thank you, Marcus!