Kelsey & Nick 1.9.21-1.14.21
Boston MA, United states
I want to start off this note by saying this villa is pure bliss!! Then to add you and your teams hospitality and welcoming is second to none! I have truly felt like royalty the entire time we stayed here. Your team is beyond incredible, the kindest people I have ever met, full of beautiful stories and their love for this island. I was so grateful we were able to celebrate our 2 years anniversary here- we could not have asked for a more relaxing and gorgeous getaway!! Thank you for absolutely everything!!
Now for some recommendation for the lucky travelers that get to stay in Sargas Villa after us…
Day 1: we arrived on Saturday and thanks to Janus incredible hospitality we were easily accommodated to get a ride from the airport. Laurence picked us up and we got a beautiful tour of the island on the way to Soufriere. He even stopped to pick-up some Piton Beers- the local one- you have to try. We knew that the villa was gorgeous from the pictures but we were both absolutely speechless when we arrived. Not only janus smiling and welcoming face there to greet us and gave us a tour, but we could not believe this entire villa was ours. I honestly may never stay at a resort again. We stopped at the local market on our way to the villa so we made an easy meal in the kitchen with a nice bottle of red!
Day 2: Villa and pool day!!! We wanted to spend the day relaxing by the pool and sipping on some drinks. So that is exactly what we did. Started off the morning making delicious eggs and jamming to some Caribbean tunes. We used the blender to make some rum drinks- the local juices works perfectly for this, someone accidentally grabbed the adapter but thanks to janus being an incredible host even came by the villa with one and shampoo. Hes the best. He gave us a recommendation to go to Mango Tree restaurant for dinner. We used his private drivers and had the car in on time. The food was delicious. Definitely recommend and also try to catch sunset while you’re there.
Day 3:We decided the night before we wanted to do a private tour through Janus (islander tours) this was super easy to book through Janus. We had a driver at the villa at 9:00am and were ready to see what Soufriere had to offer. So glad we got Shane. He was the best tour guide and bumped some sweet tunes the whole way. The first part of the tour we did a hike- Tet Paul Nature Trail. Highly recommend the views are stunning. You see the Pitons from another perspective. It is also an easy hike if you don’t want to do the Pitons. Nest we went to the Volcano + Sulphur Springs (the famous mud bath) My boyfriend was hesitant to do the mud baths but thanks to Laurence and shane they convinced him it was worth it. The drive-In volcano was super cool, but the mud baths was awesome!! Make sure to wear dark bathing suites so you don’t stain it. They told us wed feel 10 years younger it worked. Lat on tour was the torille waterfall. This was perfect after the mud baths. Refreshing way to rinse off and truly beautiful. You have the option to add lunch to the tour so we said why not. Shane brought us to a local spot called ‘’The Dream’’ and it was absolutely delicious. The only thing I wish I added to this day was the Botanical Gardens, still best tour ever and it was so nice having it be exclusively to us!! Rest of the day we sat by the pool, read and drank some more rum!
Day 4: This was basically a repeat day of day 2, you are on vacation, you have this amazing villa make sure to enjoy it!. We heard amazing things reading this guide book about this ‘’private chef experience’’ – so we knew we had to try it. Let me tell you- Ramsey DID NOT disappoint. We loved learning that Ramsey is actually Janus’ Dad. We went for the grilled seafood. It was mouth-watering to say the best. Grateful we got to have this experience. We also planned to do it on our last night just to give you an idea of how amazing he is. Amazing 2 year anniversary dinner
Day 5:We were torn between a boat tour and Marigot Bay and decided on Marigot Bay once again. Janus set us up with a driver- this time Ramiah- he was awesome! The drive to Marigot Bay was stunning, all of it, but what was even cooler was that we had the entire bay to ourselves (bc you know covid) it was so peaceful and felt completely excluded! A local came up to us and offered coconut rum drinks (def. try it). Also his name was sunny which Is even better. Another local came up to us and offered us fruit and the banana ketchup. We cant wait to try it. We ate at Doolittles and did take-outs on the beach- super yummy. To wrap up our beautiful beach day we had another drink on the docks before Ramiah picked us back up. Once we got back to the villa, we took a shower (rain showers are the best), watched the sunset and walked to whispers for dinner. This was a local recommendation by Janus and a few others! Lastly, stopped at the local pizza shop near there to have some bites for tomorrow!
Now its off to Serrana Villa for the rest of our trip
Thank you Janus and your team for the most incredible trip. We love you and your team. XO Kels & Nick
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.