Right as the sun goes down at the house, you will see nature come alive. We love sitting in the pool at night to watch the bats and hear all the amazing noises. We even saw an opossum climb the papaya tree to feast on a papaya one night.
We have had the greatest time here in St. Lucia and Janus has been incredibly hospitable and a great service. Here are some tips that I hope future guests will find helpful:
-We were here to celebrate a 40th birthday so we made a reservation for dinner at Jade Mountain at Sunset. It was quite expensive (if you’re a drinker like us!) but it was hands down, one of the best nights I’ve had in my life. The view was incredible and the staff worked us up with so many little extras and they had an awesome steel drum player going around each table and he took requests. So great!
-Right as the sun goes down at the house, you will see nature come alive. We love sitting in the pool at night to watch the bats and hear all the amazing noises. We even saw an opossum climb the papaya tree to feast on a papaya one night.
-Rent a car and explore! Keep in mind the roads are windy so take caution. We drove to Rodney Bay and Marigot Bay one day. It was fun but we all agreed staying in Soufriere was the best choice.
-We echo previous guest sentiment about Sugar Beach. It was breathtakingly Beautiful.
-We found that due to the time of year we were here, that many restaurants were closed- especially for dinner. If that happens to you, Mango Tree or Sugar Beach are on option. We also cooked at home a couple nights.
-Anse Chastanet – The have a good restaurant on the beach. It was a bit pricey but the veggie burger was Delicious!
In closing you will enjoy your trip here! From the amazing views, friendly people, culture and the beautiful beaches and nature, you will be very glad you came!
Honeymooning in St. Lucia! It’s secluded and romantic but a quick stroll into the local culture when you want it!
This is our first time to St. Lucia, and we’re so happy with our decision to stay in this gorgeous villa. It’s secluded and romantic but a quick stroll into the local culture when you want it! First suggestion – rent a car.
It’s nice to have, and a lot of the local attractions are within driving distance with parking. The streets are no joke – very bumpy and narrow and winding! After a day or so, you get the hang of it.
On our first full day, we walked into town for Zaka Coffee in the morning. Good red coffee, and a fun atmosphere. We also came here for a smoothie later in the wek and it was delicious. Very filling! After exploring the downtown, a bit, we stopped to have a beer at the local bar across from Ruby’s on the way back to the Villa’s road. Don’t know the official name, but its worth a stop. The bartender, Natty (long A) is very friendly and will chat with you about local things to do. We had a couple of Pitons and headed out to get lunch at Fedos (follow Signs). It’s a decent little neighborhood restaurant. Had the grilled fish one day and fries. The chicken roti another day. Was not a fun of the roti. I would suggest a fish dish if you go.
Later that night, we took the Sunset Cruise. HIGHLY recommended this. It’ s about $130.00 usd a couple but worth it. Endless rum punch, appetizers and FUN. The crew is all about having a good time. They play fun music and the sunset and views are outstanding. They only run on Tuesday’s and Friday, so plan accordingly. “They do a pickup at Sugar Beach so you can experience those views as part of the cruise”.
Next must do – The Tet Paul Nature Trail. This is such a beautiful hike that only takes about an hour, counting photo stops. We were so happy we decided to go this route vs. the 4-hour nature hike. Your camera is a must – OMG. So beautiful.
Dinner – Hotel Chocolat (Boucan Restaurant) was delicious and such a cool/modern atmosphere. Definitely go around 5:30pm for a drink before dinner. The sunset behind the Piton is breathtaking. Dinner service starts at 6pm. The food is phenomenal. We had multiple drinks, a risotto app, tow entrees and a dessert for about $175.00 total including tip. They also throw in a lot of things to taste along the meal free of charge.
Don’t underestimate the beautiful infinity pool during the afternoons. It’s so relaxing. The view is ridiculous. So nice to have a backyard.
A couple of notes:
The supermarket in town was helpful for small dinner items like rice, vegies, and alcohol. We picked up a few Piton Six Packs here to enjoy the pool.
Took a drive up north one day to Castries – not extremely touristic-friendly in terms of things to do. We only stayed a couple of minutes and drove back south to Marigot Bay. This spot was beautiful but a ghost town now because of off-season. Still very pretty!
Janus was a great host and we had such a wonderful time here! There really is nothing like lounging in the pool and staring at those Pitons. Can’t wait to see picture of the new development, Janus!
Flannery and Patrick (RollTribe!)
Get out and explore the island. You’ll find so many cool things in your journey. Soufriere is beautiful.
This was our first time in St. Lucia and we must say, its breathtaking. The island Is filled with so much to do. Driving to Rodney bay was the highlight. On another note; Janus was amazing!! He always checked in on us and brought us fruit and bread. His gracious attitude and love for the island is infectious. With that being said, below are our final thoughts.
Get out and explore the island. You’ll find so many cool things in your journey. Soufriere is beautiful. The locals can be aggressive but a simply “No Thank You” will work.
Doug & Jay
Our time in St. Lucia, in this Villa was spectacular! The Villa and the view is incredible! I f we could, we would quit our jobs and live here forever!
Janus…Janus! That’s all we can say. He has been a great host. He picked us up on a Sunday and provided us with groceries to hold us over until we could go into the town and buy. He was full of great advice on places to visit, restaurants to eat at, and contact information. He even provided us with fresh bread his mother baked every other day (delicious). Hurricane Matthews came and rained us in for 2 days and Janus checked in on us and made sure we had enough supplies!
Now for the rest of St. Lucia. Due to the rain, we lost 2 days, but we made most of the other days. Ruby’s was one of our best dining experiences. She was closed most of the week and opened on our last night, but the wait was worth it. The margarhete pizza was delicious and the fried calamari was life! Highly recommend going.
In a coconut shell (haha) we had a great time and Janus and his accommodations were spectacular. Whoever reads this, take our advice, come here, enjoy your stay and tell your friends! We will definitely be back!
Nick & Tenniel
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