Chef Ramsey- wonderful!!! Best meal we’ve had here by far!! Absolutely must hire him at least once while here. Worth every penny. We had the garlic butter seafood. OMG!!
Arrival! Rented a car through Islander Car Rentals. Smooth process. Janus set up a guide to meet us and help us navigate back to the villa which was so helpful. A stop on the way at Massey for some basics for the we was helpful.
After a long day traveling we wanted to eat somewhere close- Janus recommended the Sports Bar at the end of the road to the villa- Used to be Ruby’s. We really enjoyed this! Loved the fig Salad! 😊
Soufriere tour with Ian. Great way to start the trip. Ian was a wonderful guide. Tet Paul Nature Trail. Easy hike & gorgeous view. Don’t miss this while here! Botanical Gardens & Waterfall- peaceful, serene, very pretty. Glad we did this. Maybe would opt to go fine some less touristy waterfall next time.
Volcano & Mud baths. Worth it!!! Felt amazing. This evening we wondered through town by foot, met some local people- all very nice- talk to Martin if you see him & buy something from him. We found skippers today. Go there & try their peanut pinch. OMG!! Yum!!!
Road trip day. Drove the coast up to Pigeon Island. An adventure for sure. Roads are very hilly, narrow at times. Don’t forget to down shift when on those hills. Castries was too busy for us- stopped at the beach bar for apps & Piton at Pigeon Island- great little spot. We like Soufriere Best though.
Possibly would skip the road trip next time. Dinner at Pitit Peak this evening. Wonderful food, reasonable price, nice views & Piton on top. We enjoyed!
Anse Chastanet + Mamin- gorgeous. Snorkel here was nice. Us$12 pp for an hour. Friendly staff. Good amount of colorful fish & coral. Water was calm. The walk to mamin along the waterfront to the right of Anse Chastanet took maybe 5 minutes, worth it! Quiet & beautiful beach with bar. Next time I’d spent more time here.
Hiked Pitit Piton. Wow! This is a climb. Not one for the faint of hearty. Left at 8am returned about 10:45am. If you do this you must take a guide. We met a local guide the evening before, cost about us$100 for both of us. Bring lots of water, good shoes with grip and if you can gloves.
There are many ropes along the trail you’ll use to pull yourself up. It can get rough on the hands. The views though- like nothing else ive seen before. Worth it. Do it if you’re in shape!
Jungle biking at Anse Chastanet/ Jade Mountain. The guide gave us a nice tour, then when oriented to the trails you can bike on your own as long as you want. Bikes aren’t in the best shape but we enjoyed ourselves.
Several short trails that are easy to intermediate . Got a nice biking jersey (purchased) as a souvenir to take home 😊
Lazy morning at the villa. Nice. Sugar Beach afternoon. Took the shuttle, prepared to pay US$50.00 Per person fee but didn’t have to . Maybe being the slow season but we were told to simply present a receipt from the restaurant & bar to the shuttle on the return trip.
Unfortunately no one asked to see a receipt. We enjoyed bbq pork ribs & an appetizer trio at the beach restaurant . Snorkel here was very nice too. Comparable to Anse Chastanet.
Pick-up for home. We’ve had a wonderful stay. Janus has been a wonderful host. We used whatsapp to communicate and he was always available within minutes. One day our car battery died and within minutes he had help sent to the villa to jump start the car. Janus sent bread to us the day we arrived and took time to show us around to his to his other villas. Beautiful!!!
Also Chef Ramsey- wonderful!!! Best meal we’ve had here by far!! Absolutely must hire him at least once while here. Worth every penny. We had the garlic butter seafood. OMG!!
Nothing really I’d change about this trip and no doubt that we picked the right location. Perfect Villa & Best host To help us celebrate. Thanks for the memories Janus, and we hope to make the trip back one day!!
Christian & JD.
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