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
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.