This place is everything everyone says! I already have friends back home asking for the info of your place, ill happily and confidently refer them.
We flew into St. Lucia arriving at 4:00pm. Janus had a driver (his brother! 😊) waiting for us with our names and confirmation code to confirm he was the driver. This was a very smooth process, so I recommend setting up transportation with Janus beforehand. Although there are many taxi drivers eager for business, so even if you don’t you’ll find a ride, but I can’t say for what price. It was $60 USD through Janus for the 1-hour drive to Sargas. It’s a very reasonable price confidently the driver answers all your questions, basically gives a little tour on the way and stops at the market if you ask. Our driver came in with us to help us out even! Super nice and helpful! Our first night here we were super tired from traveling & decided to stay in & get comfortable. Like everyone stated the house is better than expected so we took our time soaking in it.
Day 2- 03/15/18
Today we got an early start & decided to just start walking! We found the Botanical Gardens which was pretty. By the time we left it was getting heavy with tourists. We got there before they opened so we went up to the road just a little to the “Marie's” to get a morning cocktail (Really Good). They opened at 9am & the gardens at 10am. Then we went to Torielle Falls which was fun to go under the waterfall, for $3 USD. We made our way after to Fedo’s for lunch. Very reasonable prices! We thought the food was ok at Fedo’s. I got a burger and fries my husband got a fish meal and 2 piton beers for $USD18. Went back to the Villa, enjoyed the pool. Later for dinner we went to Ruby’s which is a short walk. We REALLY enjoyed this meal! We ordered the “Catch of the Day” (Mahi-Mahi)- so good and tried some rum punch! total cost was $66USD. The environment was cool (dark settings) & very friendly staff.
DAY 3 03/16/18
We woke up & made a big breakfast, we planned to hike Gros Piton today! Janus had a driver (Steven) pick us up at 7am. We got to the piton and started climbing a little after 8am. Go as early as you can!! I couldn’t imagine going mid-day with the heat. The cooler, the better. A lot of the trail is shaded but you would be drenched in sweat, bring a small towel (we used one from the kitchen) to wipe the sweat. The way up can be tough in some areas, honestly, we struggled more on the way down hah! Heavy breathing on the way up, shaky legs on the way down. Very good experience!! On our way back, we stopped at the market again for some more bananas 😊 and sun bathing by the pool. Later we walked to Ponty Pizza (Very Good) You order pizza from the cook and drinks at the bar and pay each person accordingly just an FYI. Very good prices for tasty food ($4 USD for 2 pitons, $20 for 1 small and one medium pizza). We continued and went for another drink at “Whispers” next door. Very cool experiences at both places if you want an authentic St. Lucia feel. Very loud music at any bar you pass! We continued walking and were approached by “Charlie” giving his “Shpeal” about his tour. We decided to bite this time actually! We gave his $60 USD deposit for our ticket for our tour on Monday I guess. We headed back home after that we’re trying to budget the best way we can…... so we discontinued our hunt for some rum punch.
Day 4 3/17/18
Today we booked a massage at Anse Chastenet & planned to spend a day at their beach. Massage was very expensive ($275 USD) but we don’t do it a lot, so we thought why not?! Then we headed to the beach for the rest of the day. The beach was very nice relaxing and peaceful! We stayed to the right side when looking out the ocean. We walked over to the sister beach, “Anse Mamin” which was also nice, a little less busy but we didn’t think the main beach was too busy either. We ended up taking a water taxi back to Soufriere. They asked $40 USD for the both of us …. My husband bargained and got them down to $20 USD 😊. Then we started walking too town again. We stopped at side road BBQ (there are lots of them around) and purchased food. They filled up our plates! $7 USD for the chicken plate, $10 USD for the seafood plate. Very good got a couple pitons from a bar and made our way back home! 😊
Day 5 3/18/19
Stayed at the Villa to relax and enjoying last day at this pool.
Day 6 3/19/18
Today is our last morning at SARGAS before we transfer to the Serena villa that Janus has. We’re getting packed and ready for the day. Today we meet Charlie down town for our day out on the boat. Again, we’re hoping it’s what he says it is (on a boat, Sulphur Springs Snorkeling, Batcave, Sugar Beach, Sandals Resort, 30min Jet Ski, and lunch at his Aunts with Creole food, water, pitons, rum punch, included for the day). We bit at $250 USD for the two of us together. We read reviews & apparently, he’ll drop to $100 USD/person. If it’s everything he said…. $250 is a great deal!
- this place is everything everyone says! We have two more days at Serena before we sadly head home. Thanks Janus for our comfortable stay! I already have friends back home asking for the info of your place, ill happily and confidently refer them😊
Zack & Jannie
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.