"It’s no question Serrana Villa has to be the nicest place to stay in Soufriere. We felt safe knowing that Janus lives right next door." - Abby + Matt
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights as part of our honeymoon. It’s no question Serrana Villa has to be the nicest place to stay in Soufriere. We felt safe knowing that Janus lives right next door.
The other entries are super helpful, but one thing we wondered was how old everyone was/ where they’re from. Because we are the type who would ever spend $50 to rent a beach chair.
We’re 29 and 30, from Midwest America, so $16 cocktails are insanity to us. We avoided stuff like this at all costs. Back home, you can get a very nice land crafted cocktail for $16 and it’s an experience. But $16 for a cheap, sugary wells cocktail is a J-O-K-E. So, we bought a couple bottles of wine to enjoy here at the Villa.
We mostly hanged at the Villa relaxing/ reading, watching Netflix (The new Ali Wong is great). We bought eggs/snacks on the way in and that helped us not have to eat out as much. We did have to go to Erolines grocery for more water and found it to be similarly stocked as the Massy stores in Vieux- Fort. The large jugs of water are about 4litres, so get one per 2 people per day plus some small bottles to take on the go.
HERE ARE THE PLACES WE WENT:
. Great View, nice setting
. You can get an entrée here for around $30 USD and a glass of wine for around $8. We did not get an Appetizer, but each got wine and a meal for around $90 USD total. This was our “nice” meal out.
Tet Paul Nature Trail
. Follow the signs
. There is parking at the trail + it will be obvious to you if you’re driving yourself
. We just walked right on the trail for free, didn’t care about paying a guide. It’s so short anyway, so not worth having someone show you around.
. Short + sweet, great views and one of the highlights of our trip.
There’s lots of mixed info, so here is our account/hack
We were told we had two options: pay $50 USD per person to park inside the gate + take shuttle down (you get a $50 pp voucher to spend at the beach) or pay $10 to park in the dirt lot outside gate + walk down. We chose the latter.
The walk is steep, but if you are able it’s not bad. If you have knee or ankle problems this will bother you. If it even took 15 mins to walk down, I wouldn’t believe it. I thought it seemed like 10mins.
The scenery is pretty, but the beach not very big. The resort seems nice and we felt very comfortable hanging out on both sides. If you’re expecting a stretched OP sand on the public side, you’ll be disappointed (basically crowded with chairs)
We went to the restaurant and ordered a margarita pizza for $19 USD (plus feed). They give you bread, chips plus filtered water. This was the cheapest filling thing on the menu. It hit the spot we got plenty to eat.
On the way up, we asked for a receipt to take the shuttle. I was told at the top you basically have to show a $50 pp receipt but ARS was $22 and we just handed it over + climbed on a bus. Nobody made it an issue and we rode back to our car in the shuttle. I would not have wanted to walk back up the hill, TBH.
All in all, a great relaxing trip. Lots of reading was done. Thank you, Janus, for being a great host
ABBY + MATT
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