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
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