11 year anniversary
Wow! What an amazing trip! We booked serrana villa back in October 2019 for what was supposed to be out 10 year anniversary, but then you know- Covid. We asked janus last summer if we could reschedule for this year and he of course understood. Great first impression. And man, it was worth the wait.
Dylan picked us up from the airport and even gave us a mini Soufriere tour on the way here. He even made us reservations at ladera. We unpacked and settled in before he picked us back up for dinner. Ladera’s food was pretty good, but it was the view and atmosphere that made us make another reservation. His time at Sunset! A must. Leah was our server both times and she was Fantastic!
Sunday we made a quick trip to stretch our legs around town. Then visited Janus’ other vacation rentals, all very nice! We forgot to make any reservations, so we had grilled ham & cheese sandwiches for dinner and hang in the pool. Lots of bats at Sunset, cool & creepy.
Monday, we hiked Gros Piton. We met jermal when he dropped us off. It was a bit more challenging than we anticipated. Be sure to eat something before you go. I did but my husband didn’t and he regretted it. I made it up and down just fine, but I was sore for 2 days. After I would consider myself pretty fit, but I walked like a penguin for a while…good time though. Glad we did it! Jermal picked us up and brought us back here. We made reservations with Chef Ramsey. He made us the grilled chicken with garlic ginger sauce. In the top three best meals we have ever had. We decided to have him back on Friday (our anniversary) so we could try the port with battered bananas- another fantastic meal. You got to have him over at least once- you won’t be sorry.
Tuesday, we decided beach day was in order. You know because of soreness and Dylan took us over to Malgretoute beach. What a gem of a place. Levi was our concierge and hooked us up with anything & everything we needed. We chilled in the chairs under the mango trees all day and we drank delicious drinks and ate delicious food. On the way over Dylan stopped at the drug store so that I can get some sunscreen. You may notice two almost full tan extenders in the bathroom…Word to the wise (as I wasn’t) Double check what they give you in in fact spf. Oops. I was like well I need some sun screen, so I whatsapp’d Janus and asked him that big favor “uh, hi, im silly & grabbed not spf, can you help?” and of course he did. Jermal delivered us some spf right to our chairs! Talk about service! There should be some of that left too! Please don’t let it go to waste lol! Mango tree hotel is where we went to dinner. Food was very tasty and the view was beautiful!
Wednesday we went Zip lining. I messaged jermal that we wanted to go to rainforest Ziplining and had reservations for 4 hour tour. We were a little late because a road was closed, so we did some offroading in jermals very nice van. W arrived at Tree top Adventures. We didn’t realize until we finished the 12 lines that this was not where we made the reservations online…another, but it was the best miscommunication, our guide took us lots of pictures and videos for us that we can guarantee that we wouldn’t have gotten had we been in a large group. It was just the 2 of us with the guides, Bob & Melvin (we think). Since we got a lot of time back, we had jermal give us a little tour driving back on the other side of the island. Drove up through Castries and made a few stops for goodies. We got some bread, bowls made out of calabash and some banana honey bbq sauce. Came back to the villa to chill before going back to Ladera for sunset dinner. I asked Janus if he happened to have pool floats and wouldn’t you know, he had a tube to me in 15 minutes. What a boss
Thursday we only left to walk to Massy’s for food, water and beers. Stayed in, floated and had bacon, green pepper pizza. It was good and we were glad we took at least one full day to hang at Serrana. And Dr. Joseph came here for our Covid tests.
Friday it was our second beach day. Not sad about that at all, got to do some snorkeling, it was awesome. Met blaze and got the best pina coladas ever made with sour sop which I would describe as a mango pineapple coconut fruit. So good, we got it with the fruit on top. LOL!
And it’s Saturday now, we are sad to go. But we will be back. We are waiting on our Quasadiallas from Carda Treats (card on the table) we got some yesterday and they were goof (fire them a holla)
That’s all folks…enjoy your stay…we know you will!!
Bill & Amber Edington
P.S- Jermals Rum Punch Drink is super good!
Casey & Mandy Oct. 4th – 11th, 2021. Kansas City
Congratulations! You have picked possibly one of the greatest vacation spots on planet earth, so much to say. I’ll break it down nicely below-
1. Enjoy the pool, especially during the rain
2. Open up both bedroom doors and use a fan to cool down the place
3. Sit on the Patio at night and listen to the music from town and night life
4. It’s a beautiful villa, you will know what to do!
St. Lucia, Soufriere and the Pitons (things to do!)
1. Hike the Gros Piton! Kick ass, tough hike. Amazing view (us$50.00pp) you get a guide as well -10/10
2. Snorkeling at Paradise Hotel Beach. Rent chairs (15usd per chair), the staff is awesome and helpful. Great food and amazing snorkeling. So many fish – 10/10
3. No sharks, only place that rent snorkeling equipment
Mud Bats & Waterfall- 10/10
We had jermal, our chauffeur , take us on a trip to the sulphur springs & mud baths. It was amazing, so refreshing, such a great experience. Follow that up with a trip to the waterfall that you can swim in, the best way to start your day- 20usd per person
Anse Mamin Beach
The most beautiful beach that we discovered. You take a crazy road to another beach, Anse chastanet, walk to the beach and head right along the coast about 5-10 minutes. You will see a restaurant on this beach that has some amazing food. Chairs are expensive ($66usd, worth it if you spend the day there)
By far the best part of St. Lucia has been the people we’ve met
We love Janus- Janus has been amazing and incredibly kind. Oh no my pen is running out of ink! He’s the best Airbnb host we’ve ever had. His staff and family, treat you like family.
Chef Ramsey (private chef) 12/10
He is an absolute must have/do. Best food on the trip. Very personable and loves food and his family. I wish Chef Ramsey would adopt me!
Jermal and the other drivers – 15/10
The drivers, ours was Jermal, are incredible. We are here to live like the locals do and make some new friends across the world. That’s what we got staying here. Jermal made our trip stress free. And we cant wait to see him when we are back. WE LOVE YOU JERMAL!!!
This place is a crazy fun as you can make it. Enjoy the island and talk to everyone you meet. They all love their lives here. It’s a magical place (what he said)
Thank you Janus and to all the beautiful people in this place, we love you
Mandy & Casey
St. Lucia 2021
“Let this beautiful place and the beautiful people inspire you!”
“Where do I begin…? Janus, Casey and I have no words. We have been just absolutely blown away by you, your gorgeous villa, your accommodations, Jermal, the people of this island, and St. Lucia herself.
Our time here was so magical and it was all because of you! I literally have tears rolling down my cheek while typing this.
We are so sad to leave but we feel as if a piece our our hearts are here and will remain here. This is NOT goodbye! We will be back many times! I’m so thankful for our time here on this beautiful island.
We will forever recommend this place and your beautiful villa to everyone!!! Casey and I’s hearts are full of gratitude, we feel so honored and privileged to have had this experience! We have made some amazing memories and will look forward to coming back to make more!!!
This was the honeymoon of our dreams!!! Thank you so much again my dear friend! God bless you and your family! 🤍 Mandy + Casey”
Aja & Fiyin
Look! Ya’ll are in good hands. Janus and his team’s service is UNMATCHED
-On Call Chauffeur
-Private chef dinner- Chef Ramsey is that Nigga!
-In home massages
Too much to name!
Must do’s4Ladera at Sunset is a must!
Paradise beach tubing
Lots of fun ass stories. I will begin by saying we came to St. Lucia last minute and di not reserve. We got here and wing it with the locals the whole time!! So I will give you all one of our stories
We made it through a tropical storm! – (7/2/21)
Fiyin’s first day, Aja’s second. We were locked indoors with no power, no internet, lots of rain and shit, beam with a torch light etc . Things breaking and banging outside. We survived.
And yes we are late for the chauffeur so this is our “so long, never good bye”
Tip: do what the locals do, go where they go. Trust them! Go with the flow and have fun!
Aja & Fiyin
Raleigh, North Carolina
Shauna & Andy
We have thoroughly enjoyed a magical week in St. Lucia for our belated honeymoon! From the natural beauty of this island, the local food and this gorgeous villa, we could not ask for more. Janus and his team have been so welcoming and kind. Thank you for making our stay so effortless and relaxing, you all are amazing!
Day 1: Arrived in St. Lucia from North Carolina. Ramiah picked us up at the airport. He was gracious enough to stop at Massy’s supermarket on our way to the villa and even ordered takeout from a local restaurant (perk’s Café) for our dinner. We got chicken roti and creole fish, both of which were delicious! After dinner we relaxed on the patio- the stars are breathtaking and we even saw a shooting star!
Day 2: Woke up feeling refreshed and made breakfast at the villa. Jordan drove us to Malgretoute beach which is a small quiet beach right next to Sugar Beach. It is U.S $15 per person for a lounge chair/umbrella for the day and they have food and drinks available as well. The water is so clear and the view of the Pitons from the water is just spectacular! We had dinner at the Mango tree. Views at the Sunset and ambiance with live music were top notch but food was disappointing. We concluded that we will stick to eating the local food that is amazing and so much cheaper! Relaxed under the stars again before bed. Lovely!
Day 3: Had a relaxing morning at the villa by the pool. It has been our private oasis and such a tranquil space for relaxation. We walked into Soufriere in the early afternoon and went to fedos for lunch. Food was delicious and staff was wonderful. Two heaping plates of local food a local beer was us$16. We will definitely be back. After Lunch we meandered down to the Market near hummingbird beach and bought pineapple and magoes from the locals. We wanted to sit by the water but unfortunately it was hard to relax with all the people approaching us for money so we headed back to the villa. Janus met us at the villa a showed us his other villas. Each place is beautiful with incredible views. He has a vision and true drive and passion that shows in his work. Very impressed. He dropped us back at Serrana just in time for Chef Ramsey to cook dinner. He was so courteous and kind and chatted with us as he cooked. We had the fish with banana bbq sauce- delicious and presentation was beautiful. Highly recommend!!
Ate Chef Ramsey’s left overs for lunch before heading out to Tet Paul Nature trail us$10 pp, 30 minute hike with beautiful views of the island and Pitons! Must do while you’re here. Afterwards cooled off in Torille waterfall, beautiful spot but definitely felt touristy. On our way home we picked up stewed chicken and pork from another local restaurant for our dinner at the villa. Once again, food was amazing. Eat local!!!
Jamal dropped off local breakfast to our villa $20 for both of us and $10 delivery fee! It was traditional saltfish and cucumber salad with delicious local bread. Definitely different but we loved it! We left the villa for 9am to go to the mud baths! Highly recommend going early to beat the resort crowds. Skin felt amazing afterwards. $10 pp, recommend wearing a dark colour swim suit. Went from Mud baths to malgretoute beach again. We enjoyed snorkeling right off the beach and saw many colourful fish and a large family of squid- so cool! We brought our own snorkeling gears but I believe it was $10 pp for rent. Our total bill at the end of the day including drinks and food and umbrella & chairs was us$60. Well worth it! Came home to freshen up for our Couples Massage they set up their tables on the patio with the backdrop of this gorgeous view and the sound of the birds and trickling water. We did the onminute (you and I) massage for us$130pp plus tip. Worth every penny! 10/10!! For dinner we enjoyed another delicious take out from Perk’s Café. Two amazing dinners- roti and stewed chicken for less than us$20.
Today is the Corpus Cristi holiday so most places are closed. Janus stopped by to drop some delicious juicy mangoes in the afternoon. Such a treat! We spent the day lounging and readying by the pool and went to Ladera for dinner. We got there an hour before our reservation to enjoy cocktails and sunset on the deck. The ambiance was breathtaking. Dinner was very good but definitely over priced. Cocktails, appetizers and 2 entrees was us$190 including tip. Very enjoyable- would certainly recommend ladera over the mango tree.
Walked down town to Fedos for breakfast. Delicious! The doctor came to our villa around 11am to Covid test us as we are leaving tomorrow. Afterwards we headed to Malgretoute beach for our last beach day. We finally saw blaze, a local who comes to the beach on a small boat and blended fresh fruit cocktails right off of the boat. It was US$15 for 2 pina coladas but also made us try soursop fruit and also made us a fresh mango and st. lucia shot glass! We snorkeled once again and saw an eel and many fish but we couldn’t find the squid this time. Headed to Orlandos for dinner. He was a 5 course price fixed meal for us$60 pp. Chef Orlando greeted us and introduced the dinner/experience. The ambiance was beautiful, food was delicious and the staff was great, so sweet. Highly recommend for a fancier night out that still feels local with amazing food.
Our Menu- plantain with mango salsa sauce – pumpkin soup with grilled bread – noodle salad – chicken with risotto – king fish in a delicious broth with vegetables – rum & raisin cheese cake. Great Last full day!
Day 8: Woke up and enjoyed more amazing mango from Janus.Best we have ever had. Headed back home this afternoon.
Eat local – food is amazing and generally much better and less expensive than the resorts. Watch for bones!
Carry cash – most places are cash only, there is an ATM down town if you need more, malgretoute, chef orlandos, chef ramsey, covid-19 tests and all resorts take card
Go down town – Don’t be afraid to walk down town. It is an experience. The closer you get to the water/ docks you will likely be approached by locals trying to sell you “gifts”
Sunshine spa day @ villa, mud baths, malgretoute, chef Ramsey, orlandos, fedos for lunch
Drivers are the key to unlock an amazing authentic St. Lucia Experience.
Thank you so much to Janus and his whole team Particularly Ramiah & Jermal for creating an incredible experience. Your hospitality and graciousness was unmatched. We will be back!
Until Next time
Shauna & Andy.
Stacy & Mark
Thank you Janus for a wonderful stay. This has been one of our best vacations we have ever had, even amidst the Covid restrictions in the city.
Highlights & knowledge bits from our trips:
1. Enjoy some days at the beautiful villa, the sun rises on the Mountains are truly amazing each day.
2. Don’t hesitate to go into town! The People are so nice and welcoming! Be prepared to receive gifts from people in the town for money ie. Small carving out of coconut husk 😊
3. Eat at Fedos, get a drink with the locals at Whispers, walk over to Hummingbird beach (very small but beautiful views!)
4. Do the tours, ours were worth it! We partook in Hotel Chocolate tour (my favorite) Hike the Pitons ( views are worth it but warning- it is intense) , go to Malgretoute beach (we did this after hotel chocolat Tour) this is a gorgeous beach, very small with a restaurant and bar.
5. Driver required to eat at these places but totally worth it- Ladera, Mango tree and Tree House, all three of these were absolutely breathtaking!
6. Last but not least, our driver for the week was Jermal, super sweet, a bit quiet but very nice. He helped to make our last day one of our best. Take the Soufriere tour that they suggested. It’s a bit of everything. All of the best attractions wrapped up into 5 hours! Jermal was amazing.
Note: Cards are only accepted at few places, cash is King here, do make sure to always carry it with you. We had to go to the ATM three times while here.
“We came feeling like strangers, we left feeling like Family”
Stacy & Mark
1st anniversary- Texas
Our wedding was a covid wedding in Texas May 16th but our honeymoon here to St. lucia was cancelled due to covid restrictions so we decided to make it our 1st anniversary honeymoon!
Day 1: Arrival to St. Lucia from Texas. Shane picked us up from the airport and gave us a ton of history and culture of St. Lucia on the way to the villa. He welcomed us with opened arms and big smiles. Shane has been the best driver! Upon getting to the villa Janus met us there and gave us a tour of Serrana. So welcoming and really wanting us to have a good stay. We hit the bed early after a long day of travel.
Day 2: woke up and made some pancakes for breakfast and then relaxed in the pool and snapped some pictures of the place and view. In the afternoon Shane picked us up and we went on an atv tour through jungle and saw 2 secluded beaches and the Devil’s bridge. Upon getting back from ATV tour Janus saw us and took us on a tour of his 4 other villas. Gorgeous! Beautiful views of the town, Pitons and beach all around. Ending the night with Netflix and some drinks.
Day 3: Today Shane was our own private tour guide and took us to the Tet Paul Nature Trail. This was incredible views, moderate hiking, but the view is insane. Then we went to the drive-in Volcano and Sulphur Springs bath with mud. Very cool to think we were standing in a real volcano. The mud baths were hot a relaxing. Then we were taken to the local waterfall and had a high intensity shower there! Ha. Finall, we ended our day with eating at a buffet called the Beacon. Outstanding views, food and service. We really enjoyed this!
Day 4: we opted for a beach day today and it did not disappoint. One of our favorite days so far. We were disappointed to hear Sugar Beach was shut down to only resort residents but this other beach DID not disappoint. Name starts with an “M” (MALGRETOUTE) cant remember exactly. It was pretty private, only us and 8 other people through the whole day. $15 per person get you a beach chair and an umbrella and butler service. We chose to do snorkeling $10 per person and this was the best decision of the day. The reef there is amazing, so many different colors of fish. We also saw an eel and another guest saw a squid. Awesome! Awesome snorkeling, excursion tomorrow but cancelled because we were so impressed today $20 was a much better price than the $200 excursion was going to cost us. The beach was wo quaint, right under the Piton Mountain and practically around the corner from Sugar beach. A local name blaze came right up to shore on a small boat with fresh fruit he had just picked. And best thing he makes fresh drinks with it right there out of the boat. We had a pina colada and a fruit box. This was the best tasting stuff! We enjoyed the best beach day and relaxed, the rest of the evening at the villa.
Day 5: Note to self, if you go to the beach, wear a large amount of sunscreen. Thought I had enough on but I was wrong so today woke up to extremely painful sunburns. Today was our 1 year anniversary so we decided to hang out at the villa and enjoy it and each other’s company. We played games, read books, got in the pool, watched Netflix and enjoyed lounging thinking back on this crazy year of marriage that we have had. We decide to hire Che Ramsey tonight for a special dinner. Great Choice! We stood around and talked while he cooked and asked questions. He was so polite and answered all questions. We had the grilled seafood in garlic lime butter sauce and it did not disappoint. Delicious! Highly recommend booking him during your stay. We ended the night taking a dip in the pool beneath the stars. Great 1st anniversary!
Day 6: Today we decided to go back to the beach. It was very relaxing and enjoyable. We went snorkeling again and saw the squid for ourselves and another eel! So crazy and right there at your finger tips. We ordered the burger at the beach and the Bob Marley and Pina Colada and it was all really good. Wore a lot of sun screen this time round so no more burns for us. Ending the day cooking in the villa and getting our Covid Test to go back to Texas on Wednesday.
Day 7: today we enjoyed another day in relaxing at the villa. We made breakfast and played some board games and cards. We got in and relaxed by the pool. For lunch we decided to go for a walk to Fedos. Food was delicious. Highly recommend. We ate the grilled fish in garlic butter sauce and ordered the roto to go for another time. A fresh fruit truck was even outside and we were able to pick up some Mangoes and plums. Ended the day with a movie on Netflix.
Day 8: Back to Texas Day ☹ Shane will be picking us up to go back to the airport at 11. We have enjoyed our 1st anniversary trip to St. Lucia SO MUCH. This is a beautiful island with beautiful people. Thank you Janus and your team for a wonderful stay, you will always have a place to stay in Texas if you decide to come😊
Good Vibes and Island time
Heather and Marshall
Billy & Heather
April 23- 30th 2021
10 year anniversary
My husband and I had this trip planned for 1.5 years. Although covid certainly changed a lot of things (masks, no entry to some beaches) we have still had the most wonderful experience!
On the way in the driver was very friendly and knowledgeable. He took us by the grocery store and pointed out things to do and see on the way to the villa. The first few days we spent relaxing and enjoying the pool.
The real reason we chose St. Lucia was the villa! We fell in love with the pics online and it does not disappoint in person. The bed is comfy, porch and pool relaxing and the VIEW is truly spectacular.
We had Chef Ramsey come twice. Once is simply not enough. We had grilled fish Banana BBQ Sauce/trio seafood creamy mushroom sauce. Both were absolutely delish! We sat at the bar and watched him cook while asking which he was happy to answer while also telling us funny stories of Janus’ childhood.
Soufriere Orientation tour
Shane was our driver/guide for this and was excellent, very personable and a great photographer. This tour was great, hits many of the touristy things we wanted to see. Ended the tour with lunch at the Beacon. What a view!! We also spent some time walking around town. We went to Hummingbird Beach, crowded on Sundays but absolutely beautiful. You Need to try a hot dog at Maddog Hotedogs. Great people and food.
We also had Lunch at Fedos. The chicken Roti was great but watch out for bones. Lunch at The Dream was also very good. Lady Behind the bar was very friendly. We had donner at Ladera and it did not disappoint. Get their early for a pre- dinner cocktail and check out the view. Food and service is very good as well.
We hit up Malgretoute beach for a few hours. While its small it did not feel crowded. Beautiful full service beach to relax and catch some rays, They also offer a variety of water sports.
Towards the end of our stay, we hiked Gros Piton. We are experiences Hikers but in pretty good shape. Go early! 7am. We opted out of the hiking poles and did not have any regrets. The hike itself id very strenuous but doable. The view is great and you get to tell everyone you climbed a freaking mountain. Our guide’s name was virginia and shes a beast! The hubs felt great and downed the ice cold Piton Beers Jamal brought us. I, on the other hand got a bit of heat exhaustion and rendered useless for the rest of the day. Jamal did a bit of shopping for us. Brought me one of the best Pizzas that ive every eaten. Pineapple and ham, no idea where its from. He also messaged to find out how I was feeling later that day. Jamal if you read this you are a Rockstar!
Hotel Chocolat Bean to Bar tour
Such a very cool tour and very much recommend. Our tour guides were Monique & Marina (my new BFF’s) The tour was educational, fun and delish! We grafted our own cocoa tree, walked around the estate and made our own chocolate Bars. Tough job but very fun. We also had lunch here, very tasty!
We are sad to leave this beautiful place and villa; we’ve thoroughly enjoyed our stay but must get home to our 3 kids. Janus really has something special going on here and we hope to return in the future!
Thank you Janus & the dream team for a wonderful stay!
Heather & Billy
Visiting from America
Emily & Kathleen & Seraphine
Today Shane picked us up at 9:00am for a day full of wonder. We hiked the Tet Paul Nature Trail. DO NOT MISS IT!!. Visited the Volcano and Mud Baths and went to the Botanical Gardens for an amazing tour with Alexander the Great. Everything and everyone was perfectly lovely.
Tues. – we enjoyed our hike with Rufina, our guide at Tet Paul Trail…Learning about the natural flora, the life cycle of a pineapple, mango forest and the Fruit called Soursop (can be sweet, can be sour). We also found out that green papaya enzymes help to soften meat not to mention and ingestion.
We enjoyed our time at the volcano with Vanessa- she shared with us the modern history of the volcano, temperatures, lava & water, the chemical compounds in the volcano, ash, rock etc.
We went to the baths and floated in the black water before we painted on ourselves with black & white volcanic mud carried by men in 5 gallon buckets directly from the volcano.
We went to a waterfall whos name I forgot (although it did have a sign stairway to heaven on it) the water was cool and the deluge on my upper back & neck was cleansing and purifying
Shane had been our driver all day and he was thoughtful, wonderful and authentic! He started our day with An incredible tour of Soufriere. On to the Botanical Gardens to meet Alexander the Great. The most enthusiastic, informative and entertaining. Alexander the great, the best person known to hike both the Pitons (Pitit & Gros in a simple day) 😊
Our amazing guide shane took us to a local spot for drinks. The grilled fish was the best I’ve ever had. The jerk chicken was definitely the best we’ve ever had!
Meanwhile Janus had brought over the extra blankets we’d asked for. All three of us like extra warmth on our bodies when we sleep! And was responsive to every inquiry.
The 2 drivers/ guides we’ve had thus far. Ramiah & Shane have both been a plus adding now with Janus and I feel very safe and warm here at Serrana Villa
We had a 9am boat tour scheduled with Captain Mario. He and his mate Nemo were TOP RATE 😊. We went Snorkeling 3 different places. Saw a variety of fish and school of squid. Shane drove us to town, help us get change. We made a quick stop at the drug store and off we went on our fabulous boat tour.
It feels so good knowing Janus who gets everything and always have an eye and ear out for us. He says he want you to have whatever you want and to have a really good time, and he certainly mean it!
Mama had to lay low today- watched the sun travel from east to west from Seranna Villa. Amazing! I had gotten some sun burns while at sea yesterday and my back and back of my things turn from pale white to red. Let my tale be a cautionary tale to you. If you’re “white” – of European decent, wear sunscreen to protect your yourself. The girls went to a local beach they heard about. But there were food, drinks, chairs, umbrellas etc. which I thought was great especially somethings about having to attend online classes at University.
Chef Ramsey came one last night and cooked us the most delicious meal we’ve had here thus far, which says a lot because the food here has been amazing. We had the grilled seafood- frequent tuna and most tender calamary we’ve ever had and the plantain, the squash the mashed Potatoes so delicious and yummy green salad for freshness 😊
It was a per person meal than last nights- which wa sat one of the worst…yeah Dining in the open air, barely warm meals, the wait, the fact that we were there 3 hours in the most uncomfortable chairs and cost much more than Chef Ramsey. Chef Ramey is Definitely a better investment and more affordable.
Jermal brought us some supplies (including 2 fresh aloe leaves for my immensely burnt back- jokes on me. I appreciate him bringing it, it was very thoughtful.
Today we’re off to Rodney Bay with Jermal, I happened to wear clothes while in the ocean because my back was so sensitive, but I can’t stay out of the water another day!
We definitely celebrated 4/20 island style. The villa is an incredible place to watch the sun travel from eat to west- the sunset captivating and the star and moon gazing top notch
Whoa! So many goodness…so many things was done and experienced. Id fall short trying to name them all!
I can tell you, Jermal was our driver for all of them! He’s been amazing, kind, patient, attentive, loving and informative. Hes been quick acting, responsive and thoughtful. Jermal has at different homes this week, brought me fresh coconut water out of the nut for less than an hour, he brought me two aloe leaves when I really needed them after my snorkeling sunbath and he encourages me to return to the sulphur baths to soak for healing and relief which I can say has been very beneficial to more than just my sunburns!
Janus & Team are amazing. And honestly from the southeast side of Atlanta, I have not heard a single gunshot since ive been here. I feel safe and cared for. Everything we needed/asked for has been delivered well and in a timely manner.
A quick recap before I go back to gazing at Gros Piton
Yesterday (4/22) the girls had testing/classes online for part of the day. I went to the Sulphur Baths for the second time. This time to really enjoy/use them for healing intentions. Jermal was my driver and he was fantastic.
We came back got the girls and went to the beach, the one with the Paradise Hotel, certainly very beautiful. The brought us all of our drinks (great food, I had the bbq fish); snorkel hear, glass bottomed kayak. Seen stuff and we watched a giant yacht come into port. Amazing!
We went to the Mango tree for Thursday night, Caribbean bbq night. The food was great and the view from the dinner room was everything. Lounging in their lounge chairs after dinner was great for star gazing as well.
Day before (4/20) we went to Rodney Bay. 1 hours drive. Fun to see a bigger town/small city. Soufriere is Definitely a gem. The beaches there is nice.
Yesterday I also went back to Tet Paul to hike with Rufina one more time. It was great. Love Tet Paul Nature Trail hehe!
Best Airbnb in the world? ABSOLUTELY!
Benjamin & Noelle from Rochester NY
Came here to escape from a very long winter and celebrate our 15 year wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed even with the closure of certain tourists sites due to Covid.
The Villa is so beautiful that having the majority of our time spent here in the villa was wonderful
We have been to other vacation destinations where everything was spread out.
It was so helpful to have everything at your fingertip
The pool and pool deck with the beautiful wooden loungers were our constant comparisons. We were so appreciative to have A.C in the bedroom unit to sleep so soundly at nights.
It was such a treat to overlook beautiful Soufriere and watch the beauties of everyday life happen before our eyes.
Janus gave us a personalized tour of his newest villa, had amazing chauffeur service provided by Dillon & Malie
The Soufriere tour was a highlight and shane was amazing! Even though I was hesitant at first, he made it so easy to get into the St. Lucia Spirit and have fun decorating eachother with mud!
The local food was delicious, it was our first time trying jerk chicken and I wanted to go home and learn how to make it
The little town with 8,000 people is bursting at the seams with Caribbean charms.
Also want to give a special shout out to Janus for setting up an appointment with a local doctor to easily get our PCR test done as we could return home.
A Thousand thank you to Janus and all who made it possible.
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.
Best Things to Do in St. Lucia According to Our Guests and Locals