We self-catered a lot but enjoyed Agnes’ home cooking at the Golden Apple Restaurant and our lunch at Martha’s Tables.
We’ve been here for nearly 3 weeks and feel so at home we don’t want to leave! Marcus, his family and friends are all so friendly and helpful. In fact, everyone in St. Lucia is always so willing to help, always so warm and quick to laugh- it’s very infectious!! Renting a car is indispensable and I’ve fallen in love with the little 4*4 we rented from Marcus… think I’ll pack it in my check-in bag!!
Bocean Villa has so much space and the architecture is so imaginative. We’ve had fun watching the completion of the pool.
We self-catered a lot but enjoyed Agnes’ home cooking at the Golden Apple Restaurant and our lunch at Martha’s Tables. Not forgetting our Banana Coladas at A. Chas. We visited most of the local highlights, but particularly liked Tet Paul trail for its spectacular views and the New Jerusalem Mineral Baths (out at Soufriere in the Toraille Waterfall road) for a mineral bath overlooking a beautifully maintained tropical valley. The plantation behind Anse Mamon is also a magical place!
But dining and snorkelling are really our thing, so I am highly recommend all the beautiful dive spots in this marine reserve area. The time spent on Anse Chastnet beach were fantastic and made for a fine diving experience. Anse Chastnet, Jalousie (Sugar Beach) and Anse Cochon (Ti Kaye Resort) are all good snorkelling areas, but my favourite is the north end of Soufriere Beach. A little spot away from locals, the soft and hard corals and sponges on the drop off are stunning (snorkel under the cliff out towards Bat Cave) has generally good visibility and is teeming with life.
We were glad to have made a trip round the island just to see the wild Atlantic east, but never made it ‘up north’. Still it’s good to leave something for next time, isn’t it?
Thanks Marcus…hope to see you and your family again. The sooner the better…
Oh, and for total tranquillity, it’s well worth making the effort to get down to the private beach. You’re most likely to have it entirely to yourself and great for snorkelling on a calm day! Saw a small Ray on my first visit, plus a flounder and a Lion Fish.