This was a fantastic trip. Waking up to this view with coffee, the day ahead was part of the best moments here
Arrived at St. Lucia early evening and was met by Islander Car Rental who basically Navigated us to the Stunning Villa, if not for them, I’m not sure we would have had the confidence to make it up the hill. LOL.
Janus – Super host. Knowing we couldn’t hit the grocery store left bread, juice, fruit, so we could wake up in the morning to the view and some breakfast. We walked to the gas station and picked up Beers, the night of arrival – because you know – priorities.
Walking and Driving Tips:
Walk and explore Soufriere at any time or night. At First it feels like out of your comfort zone but push through it. The Folks are friendly, the goats, chickens, wild dogs are docile (harmless). They all do their own thing.
Driving- the island has a treasure trove of beauty and secrets but braving the roads is the right of passage to find it. If you’ve rented a car and get to the road and think- ‘’What in God’s name…this can’t be right’’ then you’re on the right track. Keep going.
Beach trifecta – Advice go to all 3 & pick your favorite for the trip
Anse Cochon – my personal Favorite. Not crowded, best waves, $10 pp to get into resort then you can use the $10 towards a drink or your meal. No Pushy vendors when we were there. Drive is 45 mins- 1hr – more of an effort.
Anse Chastanet – beat snorkeling, best food but smaller section of public beach – no entry cost. 12 mins. drive. Sketchy road.
Sugar Beach – Best view, tiny public beach, free entry and chairs. Long walk in and out if you don’t buy a drink – easy drive. 12 mins. Drive.
Tip – At time their VISA Machines don’t work. Bring some cash just in case
Anse Chastanet Beach Bar for lunch – Great roti & catch of the day.
Fedo’s – just down this road to your right in this community. Amazing local joint for lunch.
Ruby’s Pizza & Grill – Close by. Great Atmosphere. Ferrance the owner is great and will tell you what to order.
Orlando’s – 5-6 courde fixed menu to die for when we went. Around $60-$80 pp US.
Janus is incredible. Get to know him. Don’t feel bad to ask any questions. He really is willing to help and genuinely wants you to have the best time. THANK YOU!!
This was a fantastic trip. Waking up to this view with coffee, the day ahead was part of the best moments here.
Sara & Scott
P.S – there is a big Bee that may come in the villa in the morning when you have all the doors open. He finds his way out and his name is Carl.
We had an amazing week here! Janus made us feel like personal guests and Serrana Villa is an amazing place to be a guest.
We had an amazing week here! Janus made us feel like personal guests and Serrana Villa is an amazing place to be a guest. It’s beautiful and comfortable and the infinity pool is glorious. Food wise we had heavenly meals at Orlando’s (met Orlando himself who could not have been more Generous), Hummingbird had fancy but tiny cocktails and some of the best Mahi-Mahi we have ever had.
Spent a morning at Anse Chastanet while we didn’t rent chairs, the beach was empty, yet beautiful, Sugar beach was much busier, so you get the good and bad that comes with that
SEAN located at Poonty’s Pizza was our guide Nox and His brother Byron and they were tremendous hosts.
Taxi’s are unwilling to come up the hill but Janus’s drivers are cheaper and friendly and more reliable anyways.
We visited the Tet Paul Hike (DO NOT MISS!!!) So Beautiful, the view was literally the best we had ever seen. Went scuba diving with Action Adventure Divers – our guide was Chester. We can’t say enough about what a fantastic guide Chester was. I (Carla) was terrified to Scuba (newbie) and he personally led me to a depth I was comfortable with and showed me cool stuff to distract me. My husband (Jay) loved it as well – Chester let him spear a lion fish, which are invasive here.
The Volcano mud was pretty cool but be prepared for stinky!
Overall what a wonderful trip! Janus is the best Host and St. Lucia and the people are the BEST!
Jay, Carla & Mike
From Denver , O
St. Lucia was an outstanding experience that was made convenient because of Janus. He’s the best host. Love this guy and expect to see him again
Arrived late after long day of travel on a Sunday night. Janus came to meet me at 9:00pm and from that point our trip was terrific. He purchased bread, fruits, eggs and juice to get us started. Made arrangements for a rental vehicle to be dropped off at the Villa. Nice little SUV to bomb around the Island. Driving was a big part of the experience. Need the SUV though.
Activities, Beaches etc. Day # 1- walked down for groceries and to scope out the area. Found people. Very friendly everywhere. The locals are great and made St. Lucia a Superb trip. Had a cocktail down at the docks. Met a guy named Denis and bought some beads. Denis knows everybody and is a great soul. Check him out! After a stop at the grocery store we made it back to the Villa. Once we got our wheels, we drove to Anse Chastanet for snorkeling, some drinks/food and Sunset. All were excellent, like beach so much we went back. Wild road into beach!
Another nice beach is Sugar Beach. Nice snorkeling, food, drinks & Sunset. Ditto here & visited twice.
Walked to Jerusalem Falls. Sat in springs and talked with nice guy named Ditman that worked there, very nice conversation.
Gros Piton- ‘’Been there, done that’’ Great Hike, nice views but wouldn’t do it again. The Tet Paul Nature Trail is much better views and an easy 46minute walk. Must do!
Tired of writing so lets say St. Lucia was an outstanding experience that was made convenient because of Janus. He’s the best host. Love this guy and expect to see him again.
Al & Brigit Digivlis
Clifton Park NY
*Sorry for poor penmanship and spelling. I was in Seles. LOL.
This villa was the absolute perfect slice of paradise for our honeymoon. We had the greatest time, and three weeks flew by just way to fast! Thanks again Janus!
Thank you, Janus, for being an amazing host! The abundance of fresh grapefruits and fresh local bread was one of the best parts of our trip! Serrana Villa made the absolute perfect place for our honeymoon, and we had so much fun exploring Soufriere during the last three weeks. Here were a few of our favorite things to do + places to eat.
Things to do/see
The most important thing that we cannot emphasize enough is go into town and explore!! Don’t be intimidated by the walk or anything, even at night it is always find and we never felt unsafe! That was the best part of our trip was getting to know the locals and getting familiar with the area. And it’s only about a 15-20 min walk from the villa all the way down to the waterfront.
*also, side note, if you need cash, there is a CIBC near excelsior plaza. Their TM works with our debit card. The Bank of St. Lucia ATMs didn’t work for us.
If you are looking for Souvenirs there is a little place called lifestyles with some decent stuff. And right next door to lifestyles there is a lady who also sells some souvenirs if you are looking for soaps or spices or small things, she’s your lady. Her stuff is way cheaper.
This villa was the absolute perfect slice of paradise for our honeymoon. We had the greatest time, and three weeks flew by just way to fast! Thanks again Janus! Wishing you and your family all the best! Future guests, we hope you love it as much as we did!
Santina & Jonahtan,
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