Having afternoon tea overlooking the Pitons, while watching the sun set, was truly an unforgettable experience
We had a great stay at Sargas. The villa is amazing! The view is breathtaking. We could stare at it forever. We enjoyed the fresh breeze that swam through the villa.
Having afternoon tea overlooking the Pitons, while watching the sun set, was truly an unforgettable experience.
I recommend some Earl grey tea or coffee with some “rosemary” Pastry from Ma Kirby’s Bakery for afternoon tea.
Thank you, Janus for allowing us to have an amazing stay at Villa Sargas. The memories are unforgettable. We will definitely be back!
Alden & Candace
Day 1- arrived in St. Lucia at 2:30pm and had no problems with airport transfer.
Malie was great and answered all our questions. He even stopped at a local bar for drinks and introduced us to some locals. It was thanks giving in St. Lucia so all the stores were closed, but we got some essentials at the gas station.. Hang out in the villa and took a relaxing tip in the pool.
Day 2-Alton picked us up for our Soufriere tour. Volcano, Tet Paul, Botanical Gardens & Waterfall were all amazing.
Alton took us for lunch at Belle View which was fantastic.. Try their rum punch. Its great!! Janus dropped off some fresh mangoes too!! Got ready then went for dinner at Dasheene at Ladera. Reservation was for 6 but we arrived at 5:15pm (do this). Had the place to ourselves for cocktails and best seats. The food and people were amazing would definitely go back.
Day 3- One of our favorite days. Had pre-booked the romance rituals massage at Kaile belte spa At Anse Chastanet resort.
The massage was very good and was nice as it was air conditioned. Afterwards we looked around the resort and decided to walk down to Anse Mamin. (it was an easy walk and worth it!) W e were one of 4 couples on the entire beach and got the beach package (chair & umbrella) Super quiet and staff was extremely friendly. Best burgers on the Island.
Day 4- Villa Day!!! Relaxed by the pool. And relaxed at the wonderful Sargas. Got to tour Saba with and to hear about his top secret plans.
Tried to go to Fedos for lunch but it was closed so went to Valelse instead and it was well worth the 2 extra blocks. Try the chicken roti. Got to know some locals.
Came back to get ready for Chef Ramsey. He came at 6:00pm and he was extremely friendly and even shared a drink with us. The seafood trio was extremely tasty in the privacy of our own home.
Day 5- Made the trip to Sugar Beach. Much different from Anse Mamin. Busier, white sand bit more ritzy.
People were great and we had no problems at all. The snorkeling was fantastic. Beautiful views in between the Pitons. Cleared up from the beach and headed to Jade Mountain for dinner.
This was by far our very best experience in St. Lucia. Pricey but well worth it! Alton dropped us at the bottom gate, we took a shuttle to the top (great dinner) were greeted by first name by 3 people at the top. We were the only ones there to start.
Bartender took pictures of us and gave us free appetizers . After cocktails we got seated at table under the stars and tried both the regular lobster tasting menus. Junior one server was incredible. We would come back to St. Lucia for this meal alone.
Day 6- back to Anse Mamin for a Maxing last day with beach burgers. Came home to spend some last time and have some drinks and pool time.
Day 7- Pack-up and left
Thank you for everything Janus!!
Love Yury & Vincent
Thank you St. Lucia
Dec. 2- Dec. 7 2019
Came here to celebrate our 10th year anniversary and could not be any happier that I chose this place.
Janus was awesome on assisting in anything we needed ”Super Host” for real.
Things to do
Soufriere Tour- Volcano mud baths , Diamon Falls or Garden , Tet Paul Nature Trail
Anse Mamin Beach – Took professional pictures there “Soul O’
Bliss” the name of the company
Chef- Must do was awesome
Fedos – local place to eat and around the corner, very reasonable prices
Hummingbird – nice for dinner, Wednesday nights band, pricey but food is good
Ti Tak – nice souvenirs place and awesome ice coffee, the best
Petit Peak- took a 20 minute walk to explore the island, infront of the beach, good food.
There is so much to do and write. The Villa, a beautiful home
Love Yury & Vincent
We made a last-minute decision to extend our honeymoon when we had to postpone our wedding because of COVID-19.
Let me tell you, we made some lemonade out of lemons.
Janus was super responsive and helpful, allowed us to book the day before we arrived.
Janus’s brother picked us up at the airport and took us to the grocery store which made everything super easy and stress free.
He was available any time after that as well. We booked chef Ramsey not once but twice. He was that good!!!!
Everything about our stay at Sargas has been 5 star. We will for sure be back!!!
Samantha & Eli
The Couple that tried to get married during a pandemic 😊
Kristen & Michelle
I’m not sure what I can say that hasn’t been said. The villa is beautiful. We were worried it wouldn’t live up to the photos online, but it absolutely does. The view from the patio is gorgeous and we loved sitting out there in the morning with our coffee.
Janus and his team are wonderful!! They are always friendly and accommodating, whether it is a last minute stop at the grocery store or a change in pick-up time, they were able to help us out.
Our favorite things were the beaches and the food. We spent 2 days at Anse Chastante/Anse Mamin. They have big beach umbrella to rent, snorkeling and drink service. It was very relaxing!!!
On to the food. I highly recommend requesting chef Ramsey at least one night. The food was amazing and some of the ingredients came from his own garden. Its great for a day relaxing at the villa. The Mango Tree Restaurant has a great lunch and incredible view. Our favorite was Boucan at Hotel Chocolat. Great views again but incredible food, try the tuna!
Thank you Janus for being a great host and making our stay so relaxing. I would 10/10 recommend to others
Thank you Janus for your vision and for bringing this home to travelers appreciate not staying at a overpriced resorts and having beautiful private accommodations.
We stayed 3 nights to explore the area of Soufriere. Janus is very friendly and happy to be having travelers and providing. it’s so nice to have a great host.
We travelled with our 3 young boys. the Sulphur springs and mud baths was a favorite, soaking in the warm mineral water and covering in mud really did seem to be good for the skin and was fun for the boys also! helped my husband’s psoriasis.
Sugar beach is beautiful, and worth a visit but maybe by water taxi is better if you want to drive there its $50us. At the beach, they make you stay in a small little patch of sand – 90% of the beach is for viceroy guests only and they patrol to make sure you abide.
We walked down to have an adventure out of it. It was a long hot walk down a steep road and we were regretful of the choice when it was time to come back. paid $10us to park in a private parking at the top.
if you are a hiker and in shape it’s no different than hiking to the beach, if you want to save the money. if you plan a day of it and plan to eat there then it is worth it to pay $50us because it is a credit toward food and drink, their way of ensuring you spend some money there!
We were not much impressed with the waterfalls. they are all very small and tourist traps, not like what we have enjoyed on other islands and you must pay on entry to each one; we were expecting rainforest and swimming in the falls.
Mango tree was awesome for dinner, wish we had gotten there before sunset as the view likely would have been incredible! very pricey but it was the best meal we had here, worth the treat. Soufriere is a stunning area, candy for the eyes. we stayed north of the island for the first half of our trip in Castries. It is a different vibe. we enjoyed Margot bay and taking the water taxi to the picturesque bay beach.
Also, did the Tet Paul natural hike. it is a very easy tour, not much walking, and was easy for the kids. Nice to get a guide to show you native flora fauna. the photos you’ll take at the top view point are totally worth the trip there. People will tell you your photos are too good to be real!
Sargas is a beautiful villa, views are stunning! location is great. beds are comfy, kids loved the pool. Thank you Janus for your vision and for bringing this home to travelers appreciate not staying at a overpriced resorts and having beautiful private accommodations.
We would highly recommend to anyone traveling to St Lucia.
Melissa, Phil , Owen, alder, & Wyland
Saratoga , NY usa
This house is exactly what we needed. The pool, decks, views, full kitchen was perfect! We had an adventure of a lifetime and hope to return to Soufriere + Sargas
Nick & Salena Garber, north East, Maryland USA
Day 1 Monday Celebrating Salena’s 40th BDay!
At the airport we were greeted by Kendel to get our rental SUV. He was kind and thorough. He gave us directions to the grocery store and even met us there so we could follow him to Sargas.
I was surprised at the lack of fresh foods. We spent a lot of money so we could pack picnic lunches and make dinner. We bought their entire stock of Perrier!
Janus met us at the house and was extremely gracious! This house is exactly what we needed. The pool, decks, views, full kitchen was perfect!
Day 2 Tuesday
We were pumped to hike Gros Piton. I was still nervous while driving due to the cliffs and narrow roads. My husband loves driving here already! The low speed limits keep everyone safe.
We paid 50 USD each to hike Gros Piton. We did not anticipate having to pay and having the assistance of a guide. Charles was great! He has been a hiking guide for 19 years. This seemed like a fantastic job until we actually got to the top. Then I understand why Charles had knee pain. We loved the challenge and highly recommend this adventure!
We went to Mango Tree for a sunset dinner. The view and ambiance was incredible. Our food was amazing and pricey. The passion fruit crème Brule was better than the mano cheesecake.
Enjoy watching the hummingbirds from the upstairs deck!
Day 3 Wednesday
We packed a picnic lunch and went to Anse Chastanet. We wanted to snorkel here. We got a weird vibe like we were trespassing. We were not going to rent chairs and were supposed to sit below the high waster mark on beach. There were many scuba boats right off the beach too. This was not for us. We walked down to Anse Mamin Beach. THIS IS THE SPOT! It was private and simply gorgeous. There are trees for shade and no music coming from the bar. You simply enjoy the sounds of the waves and birds.
In Soufriere, we stopped at the bus termina/market. We were looking for fresh fish/veg. There was plenty of produce only. We bought fruits and veggies (I cannot remember their names).
We cooked the potato like veg with fresh turmeric root. It was delicious.
DAY 4 THURSDAY
We went to the Sulphur Springs volcano. It was neat to hear about the history of this volcano island. We were not interested in the mud baths because there were other adventures to do. Next we went to the Tet Paul Nature Trail. Jamal was our guide and he was excellent. He was from the nearby village and was super informative about their agricultural practices and plants. We had lunch there and it was amazing! It included rice, lentils, fig salad, dasheen, chicken wings and salad for $5 USD.
Then we went to the diamond botanical garden + Waterfall. If you are really into plants (like me) you will love this. We did not opt to bathe in the hot spring tubs. The waterfall is lovely.
We spent the afternoon at the villa reading by the pool.
Chef Ramsey mad us the best meal we have had on the island! We had the seafood trio. Everything was cooked to perfection and his company was great. This is a must!
Tonight was the last full moon of the decade!
DAY 5 FRIDAY
We went back to Anse Mamin Beach to relax on our last full day.
The road there was a breeze this time. I am finally used to these steep, narrow roads! Again, we took a sheet because we were not going to pay to rent chairs.
We snorkeled beyond the large, protruding rock from the beach.
It still amazes us how deep this water gets so quickly! There were tons of different species of fish along with coral. I highly recommend doing this. You don’t realize you are surrounded by fish until you put your face in the water!
We had lunch there and both go fish sandwiches. They were great.
We came back to the villa to read by the pool. It kept raining on and off but its great you can simply pull your chair back to keep your book dry. When the sun comes back out, you hop in the pool. We love this place!
Hummingbird Restaurant for dinner – we do not recommend this place. The service was poor and the food was the worst we have had on the island. It was expensive and not worth it. The view was nice though.
We had an adventure of a lifetime and hope to return to Soufriere + Sargas
Our Stay at Janus was 20/10 experience! We were at Sapphire 4 and Sargas for 4 days and were blown away by the hospitality and service.
Our Stay at Janus was 20/10 experience! We were at Sapphire 4 and Sargas for 4 days and were blown away by the hospitality and service.
We were in Castries for 3 days prior (Rodney Bay, pigeon Island, Marigot Bay ) but hands down Soufriere is our favorite!!
Definitely book the all-day tour with Jamal. You’ll get complete control of what activities to do and time. we skipped Sugar Beach to check out the cocoa plantation!
The next day we went to Sugar beach 😊 to snorkel, but our ALL TIME FAV BEACH WAS ANSE CHASTANET (Black Sand!)
Be sure to book a private chef. (we got Grilled Seafood) this was the best meal we had on island.
Janus’ Taxi drivers are hands down amazing and its better than uber eats. They’re 24/7 and all very friendly and reliable.
Follow Joesephine on Instagram @joeseqhine 😊
Joesephine & Nick
Andrew & Meghan - Aka America’s Sweetheat- Aka the lazy lovebirds
Most important!! One of the outdoor tables is also a cooler! We left 4 ‘’ICEPACKS’’ in the freezer (water bottles & lays tax) This will save you several trips upstairs for cold drinks when you are in the pool.
If you don’t know what to drink to order rum punch will never let you down.
Buy more water than you think.
If you need anything Janus is extremely helpful and prompt
Have an amazing time
P.S – you will hear certain things being aphrodisiacs- this may actually be true (especially the spice rum)
Journal of Events
Day 1- Janus greet us as we arrived. We were stocked up on groceries from our airport driver! Being the classy bunch we are we drank all day by the pool and made mac & cheese & frozen pizza for dinner.
Day 2- essentially a repeat of day 1
Day 3- tour of St. Lucia with Jamal! Do it! The views were great. We got younger at the Volcano/mud baths and ate local fave. We also asked to stop at a bar- we were brought to the bar at Soufriere Beach-3 Piton for 5usd!
Day 4- walked into town. Went to Pitit Peak for lunch. You will get approached a lot! Just politely say no! We walked back up and while we were very hot it was much needed exercise (if you’re into that sorta thing)
Day 5- Janus arranged a pick-up for us to go to a beautiful beach! Check out Anse Chastanet- Fancy (well kept beaches/ picturesque – nearly private) we ate at the burger restaurant – a bit pricey but good (Anse Mamin) The car ride is buts!!
Day 6- we out!
OMG!!! We loved our stay at Sargas. Janus us the best host we have ever had at an Airbnb. Tet Paul Nature Trail with our guide Jamal was absolutely gorgeous.
The mud baths at Sulphur Springs was a truly magical experience and The Diamond Falls & Botanical Gardens was a fower lovers dream.
Alexander the great was so knowledgeable about all the gorgeous flowers. Then to top it off, we had a lovely delicious dinner at De Belle View with our Amazing driver Ian.
Thank you St. Lucia for an amazing first two days in your lovely country
We are beyond glad that we opted to stay here instead of a resort, because Janus’s concierge service is even better than any resort could offer.
Bridget & bill 1st part of honeymoon
WOW! What an amazingly perfect way to kick off a honeymoon. We are beyond glad that we opted to stay here instead of a resort, because Janus’s concierge service is even better than any resort could offer. The villa is perfect for relaxing with unparalleled views and centrally located to whatever your’re trying to accomplish on your trip!
Arrived around 3:30. Ran to grocery store (by car) for some essentials. Had a 7:30 reservation at Mango tree- fun ambiance and live music but would pass on next time. Food was not very good for the price.
land and sea tour with Solomon. Solomon was amazing. He is able to set you up with any tour you want in St. Lucia. He picks you up in his car to take /escort you to the mud baths ad waterfall and then brings you to his boat for snorkeling at Amse Chastanet and Sugar Beach. All private and all before the crowds! This is truly the best way to see St. Lucia like a local. Can’t recommend Solomon enough! His mom even delivered us dinner later that night!
lots of fun laying by the pol and relaxing! The views and villa are too amazing not to spend a day or several just enjoying. Walked into town later for a drink at Whispers and dinner at Pier 28. Both were okay- real spot was the new beach bar area. Tons of locals and great casual food on the beach!
Janus even came by to bring us fresh coconut!
Hiked Gros Piton. It is not easy! Very doable. If in good shape but still rigorous. Good hiking shoes and 6l water! Very worth it.
Came back to relax at the villa and had Dillon (Janus's driver) take us t Mango tree, groceries, anywhere! St. Lucia Uber) pick us up for Dasheen at Ladera. Our favorite place to eat by far. More on the expensive side but the food was great and views were way worth it. Highly recommend
Thank you Janus for everything
Bill & Bridget
Sargas Villa AKA ‘’The Love Villa’’ is the most magnificent, sleek, sexy, picturesque , fabulous and relaxing AirBnb my husband and I have had the pleasure to experience!! My Husband and I fell in love all over again.
Sargas Villa AKA ‘’The Love Villa’’ is the most magnificent, sleek, sexy, picturesque , fabulous and relaxing AirBnb my husband and I have had the pleasure to experience!!
From the moment Ramiah AKA Dillon picked us up from the airport, we knew we were going to have superb service. (we are so glad we opted for the chauffeur service. Janus greeted us at the gate and provided us with an up close and personal tour of the Villa.
Janus has an exceptional way of making you feel at home. My Husband and I fell in love all over again. While celebrating our 4th anniversary in this fabulous space.
We enjoyed preparing home cooked meals and looking at the Pitons while dining together. The Plunge pool on the deck was amazing. We utilized the pool, twice while listening to our Bluetooth play jazz. We also loved the waterfall shower with the Skylights.
We could have easily spent our entire vacation isolated in the villa. LOL!! We are both Nature lovers so being awaken by roosters every morning was delightful. We also enjoyed seeing all the different birds (Hummingbirds etc.) frogs, cats, goats and lizards while sitting on the deck.
Our trips Highlights includes:
It has been a rule of thumb that we would never return to the same vacation spot. We are going to break that rule after discovering Sargas Villa and Janus & Team. We truly appreciated the experience you have created Janus. We will be back 😊
Erica & Sonja P.
Palm Beach, FL.
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.