We were debating between St. Lucia and Aruba/Curacoa and ultimately Janus villa became the ultimate factor- we couldn’t pass it up!
Jess & James – Honeymoon
Janus current and future guests
Saba Villa is an absolutes dream come true. I discovered Janus Villa while searching for our honeymoon before our wedding in May. I was blown away that something so amazing could be so affordable. So I dug deeper to make sure it wasn’t too good to be true.
What I found were amazing reviews from real people, not only about the villa its self but about Janus as a host and his entire team. We were debating between St. Lucia and Aruba/Curacao and ultimately Janus villa became the ultimate factor- we couldn’t pass it up!
In fact In researching future trip locations In other countries I’m having trouble in finding anything that comes close to the level of service and quality that Janus and his team provided.
We actually had booked Serrana and Saba but had to change our travel dates and were able to snug 3 nights at Saba. Janus was great about the change!
Our trip started on Nov. 30th at Sandals La Toc. Janus set up a driver to come pick us up which made it so convenient!
You know when you see something online and it looks amazing and you see it in person and it doesn’t live up so we’re disappointed? Yeah Saba villa is the complete opposite of that. Pictures don’t do this place justice. You have to come experience it for yourself.
We wake up the next morning to see the incredible view in the daylight for the first time and it was absolutely unreal. Every detail in tis villa is incredible. Janus, this place is brilliant!!
From the architecture, the clean lines, industrial style, minimalist vibe, the pops of greenery and those doors that open wide and the infinity pool! Also loved how we could still keep the doors open and sit outside y=under the covered areas when it rained- that was genius. I could go on and on about this place.
Our St. Lucia Trip Overview
Nov. 30th, Day 1 – RDU – ATL- UVF- SANDALS LA TOC . Our Shuttle driver stopped on the roadside on the trip. James tried the spiced rum and we got the first taste of the incredible views St. Lucia has to offer. ate at the Pitons at La Toc- great food.
Dec. 1st, Day 2- spend the morning at Sandals La Toc, then took the shuttle to Sandals Grande (gorgeous) Basically spent the day swimming in the ocean, eating and watching the sunset from the beach at the Grande.
Dec. 2nd , Day 3- Spent the morning at Sandals La Toc. Met Sara from the son of Man Tours and booked a tour. She is awesome and so friendly! Stopped by Sandals Halcyon for lunch but the ocean was rough that day so we went back to the Grande for the beach party. Dancers and fire breathers were great.
Dec,. 3rd, Day 4 – Spent the day at Sandals La Toc. Went Kayaking Do this if you get the chance. Had a great dinner at kimanos at La Toc. Regular reservations. Packed up to prepare to leave Sandals The Next day.
Dec. 4th, Day 5- Our busiest Day! Check out at Sandals- they held onto our bags I the front lobby since we didn’t plan on leaving until the night. We met Sara on the beach at 8:45am for the 9am tour. We originally planned on doing some of the activities once we got to Soufriere but this end up working out for us to. Gabby our tour guide was great, kept up the energy and taught us about the island. The boat tour included swimming in the Torile waterfall, visiting the mud baths, lunch at Mama’s (sara’s aunty) house (authentic home cooked meals ), snorkel at Sugar Beach (a must!) and drinks on the boat ride back where they also showed us the tunnel of love and Marigot Bay.
Oh, we also stopped in Soufriere for shopping which was nice to get a taste before coming to the villa! Went back to the resort to relax and after dinner got picked up and brought to villa (see notes from first page)
Dec. 5th, Day 6- woke up to the incredible sunrise at Saba Villa. We opened the doors and spent the morning relaxing, swimming and enjoying the villa after a long day the prior day. Marie showed and Surprised us with bread.
Sent Janus a text through whatsapp and he arranged a driver to take us to the ATM and store to get some groceries. Our driver Kirhil was great and answered all of our questions.
After we got back we decided the villa was too nice to leave and Janus arranged to have chef Ramsey come to cook us dinner. Do not pass up this opportunity. Seriously! We had the curried chicken and it was out of this world. We immediately booked him for the next night even though we had originally planned on going to Jade Mountain for dinner. Where Chef Ramsey used to work!
Dec. 6tht, Day 7 – Spent the morning relaxing, cooked breakfast and swam in the pool. Janus arranged to have Jamal pick us up to take us to Tet Paul Nature Trail (must do!) and along the way explained the bilding around us. Tet Paul Nature trail was well worth the U.S$10.00pp entrance fee. As other have said the guide does a great job explaining the plants, trees and crops along the way. Views are absolutely incredible expecially for such a short hike. After Jamal took us to the ATM, the store then back to the villa. We relaxed the rest of the afternoon and watched the sun set while chef Ramsey cooked us grilled pork with Pineapple and banana in batter (Yum) We’re now spending the rest of the night relaxing and eating ice cream while writing this sitting next to the pool
Dec. 7th, Day 8 – Our plan is to check out or be picked up at 11:00am, then head to Hotel Chocolat for lunch on the way to the airport.
We’re so sad to have to say goodbye to this place but feel so luck to have the opportunity to stay here.
Janus- huge thanks to you and your team for the incredible stay and experience. We haven’t even left and we already want to come back.
Jess and James Majewski
Raleigh, North Carolina
P.S – Nothing against Sandals but having this time to ourselves in this incredible villa, the ease and convenience of the drivers and the amazing meal coming to us has been the most relaxing this ever and super romantic to just focus on one another during our honeymoon vs being surround by a ton of other couples trying to do the same thing, Thank you for that.
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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.