Dear Janus & Saba Team,
This villa…is IT!!! A-1, Top Notch, the absolute best! From the drivers to the Doctors & every friendly face in between, y’all treated us like family and made us feel like royalty. One of us (Jasmin) was skeptical about not staying at a resort, but your hospitality and friendliness won us over.
Shane planned everything smoothly and always exceeded our expectations (kept that rum punch coming) We loved learning some history with Lawrence on our driver and has the best time hanging out with Liam. Y’all are truly the BEST!
We spent the first couple of days relaxing listening to the sounds of the village and marveling at the sight of the pitons. The villa itself is beautiful and we enjoyed hanging back and taking in the views. On day 3, we went to the beach, which is now our favorite beach of all time. The view and peacefulness and cool water had us planning a trip back on sight. Also the deadly zombies lives up to their name. We made a trip back to the beach a few days later because we enjoyed it so much. After a bit more lounging we spent a day at the drive-in volcano, the sulphur springs, the waterfall, all for about us$50, you cant beat it.
Lastly, shane arranged dinner at the Mango tree resort and we had a lovely dinner with amazing view! We will look fondly on our honeymoon for the rest of our lives and it is all thanks to you guys! We know the pandemic was rough for St. Lucia, but we just want to urge you guys to keep pushing because what you have here is 100% unique and amazing. We know for sure that we’ll be back and we’re sending all of ATL too 😊 to the next guests, you will not be disappointed
Justin & Jasmin, the Atlien
This has truly been a trip of a lifetime in the midst of a crazy year. We can’t imagine a more perfect destination plus service! Thank you to all who made it such a great stay, Janus, Jermal, Liam, Shane & Chef Ramsey!
Day 1: arrive to the island and promptly picked up by Dillon who was so friendly and cheerful. Stopped to load up on Groceries, especially Piton beers, Chairman’s rum and fresh fruit! Dillon then drove us through Soufriere to point out great local spots. We arrived at Saba and our breath was taken away by the view. We swam and enjoyed the evening. The perfect end to our day - chef Ramsey! The food was amazing and chef Ramsey was a delight!
Day 2: we started our day with coffee and breakfast on our balcony and then were greeted by Liam for out Soufriere Day tour. Liam Truly brough the laughter and Energy. We began with a hike at Tet Paul with a spectacular 360 degree view, followed by the drive-in Volcano tour & Mud Baths. We then visited the waterfall to rinse off. To top it all off we sipped on amazing rum punch and followed by a truly amazing lunch at the beacon. Views were crazy! We ended our day with dinner at Ladera which was yummy, had great live music!
Day 3: Today was supposed to be rainy but ended up sunny! We made last minute plans with Jermal to visit paradise beach which was beautiful. Drinks was great but lunch was the main highlight. Get the Mahi Lunch special. After a day at the beach we came home to watch the sun set and Jermal arranged dinner at Mango Tree.
Day 4: Today we decided to walk into town for lunch at Fedos which was lovely and cheap! Shane then coordinated a private boat for 3 hours for snorkeling! It was truly magical! We ended the day with dinner at tree top for Indian Caribbean fusion. Wow- this place was the true hidden gem 3 course set sharing menu with custom cocktails made by hamilton. Service, food and ambiance, make this a must try.
Day 5: Our last full day in Paradise. We Jam pack a lot into this day to make the most of our time. Spent the whole day at Anse Chastanet beach, drank lots of yummy cocktails (mango mojita was the best) and had a delicious lunch at the beach. We walked down to Anse Mamain which was the most relaxing & tranquil beach. We went back home and Jermal booked us a sunset reservation at Rabot Hotel. We arrived early for some drinks and now- they were delicious. Service, food, views and dessert were incredible and well worth the cost
Today was pack-up and leave. We are feeling truly blessed to have visited St. Lucia, had so many beautiful experiences. Met so many great people and felt so much hospitality. We will definitely be back to Saba Villa!
Sarah & Ryan from South Carolina
My Husband and I had such amazing time staying at this villa. From the views to the pool to the service, everything was top notch. Here is how we spent our time!
Day 1: After Being picked up at the airport we stopped at the local supermarket to grab some food and drinks! Once we got to the villa, we unpacked and got ready for dinner at Dasheen. It was amazing, food is great and views are on point!
Day 2: jermal picked us up around 7:30am to start the Soufriere tour with a local breakfast sandwich and juice. We made stops at Tet Paul Nature trail, the sulphur springs, mud baths, torille waterfall and ended with lunch at a local buffet. All od it was amazing. Jermal took beautiful picture of our entire journey as well! We ended the day with dinner at Hotel Chocolat! The View and sunset were pretty! Food and drinks we good but small portions.
Day 3: We had planned on hiking the Pitons but it was storming too badly so we slept, made breakfast and watched a movie! We ordered pizza for lunch and then took a walk down to down before the chef came over to prepare dinner! This is a must do! The food was just amazing! Highly recommend the seafood trio!
Day4: we were picked up by Jermal around 7:45am to head to ATV tour. The tour was so much fun- the black sandy beach is breathtaking. Highly recommend! We hang out by the pool all afternoon and then walked into town for dinner at Orlando’s. this was one of my favorite nights. Orlando is such a nice guy and treated us to a spectacular experience. Highly recommend!
Day 5: Last day… We are hiking the Pitons this morning and then heading to Sandals to finish our stay. This has truly been a once in a lifetime experience and I am so glad that we booked the Saba Villa for our honeymoon. It has exceeded our expectations!
Thank you Janus and his team for everything
Kate & Dale
Kansas City, MO
Can we make this hashtag go viral ? 😊 My husband and I almost booked Jade Mountain for our honeymoon…so glad we did not make that mistake! We especially enjoyed the chef, local restaurants…and the grapefruit juice! Thank you Jermal + Shane Boy for showing us a good time in St. Lucia. The team made this place feel like home. We will be back!
Andrew + Nakia
Instagram: @thedrewmeans + @kiataste
To Future Guests
This has been the most amazing vacation of our lives! Jermal is amazing and takes care of everything to make our stay special.
Our first night my husband and I went to have dinner at Ladera. It had a spectacular view and the food was delicious. The next day we did the Jermal tour of Soufriere. We had breakfast mango tree and went off on the tour.It was one of my favorite days on the island. Jermal is also an amazing Photographer. The pictures at the mud baths and waterfall looked like it was taken by a professional. He also took us to eat lunch at a local restaurant “The Dream Bar” it is a must go if you want to experience local food. At night we went back to Mango tree for dinner.
On day 2, we decided to be brave and climb Gros Piton. It was tougher than we thought. I am still sore by the time im writing this. After that we had lunch and Piton here by the beach. At night we had chef Ramsey come and cook for us. The food was great and chef is a very upbeat guy. You cannot go wrong with him.
On day 3, we took it easy since we were so tire from the hike on the previous day. We went to the Botanical Gardens and it was beautiful! The waterfall takes your breath away. Also the mineral bath was pretty good for our Sore muscles. We went to the Paradise hotel beach after.
There is this boat juice bar and their Pina colada is a must! Beat Pina Colada ever!!! After a relaxing day at the beach and in the pool we went to eat dinner at Orlandos. Great food, great chef, great environment! 5 star!
This trip has been amazing! The house, the view, jermal, the food and beauty exceeded mine (and im sure everyone’s) expectations
Thank you Janus for everything!
1. Ladera Dinner
2. Chef Ramsey Dinner
3. Orlando’s Dinner
4. Dream Bar lunch
5. Mango tree breakfast
6. Juice bar @ paradise hotel beach – pina colada
7. Botanical Gardens
8. Mud Baths
10. Nature trail
11. Enjoy the Awesome House
Staying with Janus is the way to go! Everything was taken care of and people treated us like royalty
Geoff & Niomi May 2021
We had a magical 5 day in Soufriere thanks to this beautiful island, the kind people and the breathtaking villa! Huge thank you to Janus for making our stay completely effortless and making us feel like VIP’s. Everything we wanted to do was easily arrange for us by Janus, Jermal or Shane who were so kind, patient and considerate.
Day 1:- we got in, in the afternoon. Shane took us to buy groceries on the way in (his recommendation) and Jermal brought us food from a local restaurant to the villa. We read and enjoyed the spectacular view on the Patio.
Day 2:- We hiked Gros Piton in the morning, after making a quick breakfast. Jermal took us to the right spot, handed us over to a guide who walked up with us. Definitely recommend the hike! It’s a well paved trail with beautiful views. It feels like walking up a long staircase. We did it in closer to 3 hours with some stops along the way. The Jermal took us to Malgretoute beach which is the only beach open to tourist because of COVID. It was really relaxing, food was good and water was super clear. We ended up going twice. The View of Pitit Piton is Beautiful while you swim.
Day 3:- We were sore! Janus took us to see some of his other incredible villas and we made brunch at home and swam in the pool. Later we went for a walk along the coast towards Jade Mountain and Chef Ramsey met us at home and cooked us a delicious meal! It was $$$ was absolutely delicious and felt like a private restaurant. Definitely the best food we’ve had on the island.
Day 4 :- we went diving with Chester off Hummingbird beach. Chester was amazing. The son of a fisherman who now plants coral and is a dive master. We saw coral we’ve never seen before and we have been to the great Bamia reef. We grabbed food at Blue Anchor and Orlandos (both delicious) and head home for a swim. We ate left over from Chef Ramsey and cooked dinner @ home.
Day 5:- We did the Tet Paul Nature trail. It was incredible to learn about the farming community that sustains and is sustained by the fruit and vegetables that grow there.
The Pineapples were adorable. The view between the Pitons is unbeatable. Don’t miss it! Then we went back to Malgretoute beach for our last swim and fish burgers.
There is also a little fruit boat where we got fresh coconuts. He has a blender on the boat to make cocktails. Jermal hooked us up with a dinner reservation at Ladera. They put us at the best seat with spectacular views and sunset. The food was delicious!
Staying with Janus is the way to go! Everything was taken care of and people treated us like royalty
Thank you Janus, Jermal & Shane
Diving with Chester
Tet Paul Nature Trail
We’ll Be Back!
We came for a nice get away. This villa and Janus and his staff have been wonderful. We ended up with a flight delay which pushed our arrival date back one day, but Janus was great and worked with us so we wouldn't miss anything on his beautiful island.
Day 1: - we arrived and were excited about the villa and the beautiful views. We enjoyed the villa and has dinner prepared for us by Chef Ramsey.
It was amazing!
Day 2: - we were picked up by shane and toured the island. We did the Tet Paul Nature trail, the volcano and mud baths, botanical gardens, ate lunch at a local restaurant. All these are a must do! We enjoyed the rest of the day/evening enjoying more of the villa.
Day 3: - we were picked up by jamal and went ATV riding. This is a definite to do. There is a beautiful beach you ride to and an old sugar factory and great trails. We also did a boat tour, snorkeling. The Caribbean is amazing to see, there were a lot of fish. We had dinner at Dasheen at the Ladera Resort, great view for dinner.
Day 4: -Relaxed at the villa and then headed to another of Janus' villas!
Truly enjoyable! Best experience
Alex and Brandy
let’s talk about AirBnb!!! Let’s just say, I could totally get used to waking up to such an incredible view of the Pitons!
To Janus and all future Guests
We love St. Lucia 😊
Although we did have some rainy days, they didn’t phase our trip! We were still able to see the drive in Volcano and enjoy the Mud Baths. Shane was our guide, he did an amazing job, very personable.
Our Favorite restaurant was the Blue Anchor café! The chicken pasta was incredible! 😊
Now let’s talk about AirBnb!!! Let’s just say, I could totally get used to waking up to such an incredible view of the Pitons! Enjoying the pool, We totally recommend to friends! 😊
Thank you, Janus for your hospitality and all your workers for making the trip a great one!
Shakira & Odell (Honda)
To All future guests
You deciding to choose Saba Villa for your stay was a great decision. Janus and his team are son wonderful. If you need anything, they make it happen…while many things are closed due to Covid, you will still enjoy your stay.
Day 1- we arrived at about 3:00pm. We ordered carry out for dinner, hang out by the pool and relaxed, went to the market got food for the house.
Day 2- Went to the beach -Malgretoute beach. Checked out Janus’ new build and then chocolat resort for dinner. We did recommend going there before the sunset so you can see the beautiful views of the Pitons from there.
Day 3- Shane took us to the Tet Paul Nature Trail. The views from there are amazing. It is a short hike and well worth it. He then took us to get some take-out lunch at dreams. He also took us to some look out point to see more of the Island. For dinner we had Chef Ramsey! If you do anything, do this! The food was absolutely delicious. We had the grilled pork Pineapple. Banana en batter. This was by far one of our favorite meals!
Day 4- Boat tour with Daniel from feel good tours. We did the half day tour. We loved everything about this. He took us to Marigot Bay to hang out by the beach. After that we went to another location for snorkeling. Finally we went to another beach while he cooked us fresh tuna on rocks. It was delicious! Highly recommend doing this as you see all parts of the Island. We ended up doing dinner at Chocolat again. We sat downstairs and the view was even better
Day 5- time to go home. Soaking in as much sun and relaxing here at the villa. It truly is a perfect place to be!
Enjoy your stay at Saba Villa. Janus and his team are simply the best!! We will be back
Ben & Meghan
Staying with Janus, you get all the luxuries of an expensive resort, with an unbelievably low price tag.
Dear Janus and his Team (future Guest!!)
How do we describe how much we loved our stay at Saba Villa? I guess it goes without saying, as this is our second trip here in a year!
We last stayed in February 2020 right before Covid Pandemic really hit hard in the US, to celebrate our 2nd year anniversary as well as our babymoon!! We knew this was the perfect place to relax and unwind during a pandemic, as everything you need is right there in the villa! We haven’t left once!!
We’ve literally spent all day laying by the pool admiring the magnificent view of the Pitons, swimming, cooking and watching movies on Netflix in the evening.
As per our previous experience here, we knew that if there was anything we needed, Janus would make sure to arrange it for us. Staying with Janus, you get all the luxuries of an expensive resort, with an unbelievably low price tag.
We already knew we would be coming back soon and are already planning on sending other Family members to stay at Janus’ properties.
Thank you so much, Again for such an unforgettable stay!
Your loyal customers,
Sarah & David
WEATHER IN SAINT LUCIA
While most places in the world have four well-defined seasons, its proximity to the equator means that this is not really the case for the island of St. Lucia.