I’m writing this note, sitting outside on the patio with the beautiful view of Soufriere, the Ocean and of course the Pitons
I’m writing this note, sitting outside on the patio with the beautiful view of Soufriere, the Ocean and of course the Pitons..
This apartment is just perfect! Perfect location! Very clear and modern with everything you need. Janus and the rest of his team are really there for you. A special thank you to Jamal & Fabian who took care of driving us around.
Volcano tour and Sulphur Springs. We had a blast at the mud baths, Tet Paul Nature Trail is also a must. Not long to do but the views are amazing. Sugar Beach is not to be missed either. And I almost forgot Fedo’s Restaurant is not to be missed for a great local lunch.
We had booked a boat ride with Solomon’s water taxi. He took us by boat to Castries, visited the big market. Took us to the beautiful Marigot Bay for lunch. After lunch, we went snorkeling at Anse Chastanet. Solomon provides great service and if you want his tour can include also a home-made lunch prepared by his mom.
Hike up this Piton! OMG! I’m glad I didn’t give up ¾ of the way. Be prepared to climb up rocks. If you want to challenge yourself this is a must.
We are leaving today to go spend 3 days up north.
We would definitely stay here again and I will be sure to let my friends from home know about this beautiful apartment.
Thank you to Janus, his team and to the friendly people of St. Lucia
From Montreal, Canada
Carmelina & Manon
We have just finished a 3 night at this beautiful apartment (…wish we spent more). Janus is an amazing host very hospitable and willing to help out in any way that he could.
What an adventure! Especially if you drive here from the airport or are heading north like we are. Here are some of the highlights of our short but magnificent stay.
Les Petit Peaks 4/5 – Great creole food/ a little slow in delivery….but hey, it’s the island’s, mon!
Anse Chastanet 5/5 - Beautiful beach, decent snorkeling, excellent views of pitons.
Volcano 5/5 – Sulphur Springs – do the mud bath/but get there early (before 11am) – lots of cruise ship visitors. Volcano tour - interesting/informative combo $12.00 pp USD.
Diamond Fall +Botanical Garden 3/5 – Beautiful gardens, cool waterfall,…too many people. Single file at some points – go early US$7 per person. Mineral baths is simply small swimming pool where other tourist gawk at you. US$6.00 pp, bit of a rip off.
Sugar Beach – Tell them you are eating at the restaurant to take shuttle down the ill – very steep. Amazing views/ very good snorkeling, expensive drinks at bar (bring your own).
Thanks again Janus!
Tim & Sandy
We had a great time in Soufriere escaping from a very cold/rainy/snowy Pacific NW winter! A few of our Favorites:
*Taking water Taxis! Our first three days we didn’t have a car so we took a water taxi to Anse Chastanet one day and Sugar Beach the next. It was wonderful to be out on the water! $60 USD round trip. We used Mystic Man Tours both times. They have an office on the waterfront, near the second jetty. Very nice people.
Sugar Beach and Anse Chastanet/ Mamin. Sugar beach is busier with lots of cruise ship passengers coming to snorkel but amazing water and views. If you go to Sugar Beach look for ‘’BLAZE’’ who sells coconuts and fruit smoothies out of a yellow kayak on the right side of the beach. Try some fruits you can’t get at home. One the right side of the beach there are FREE chairs. The other chairs are $50usd pp at Sugar Beach.
They will also offer you a snorkel for an hour for $10 USD pp which is worth it, although we heard snorkeling at Anse Chastanet was better but they make you pay a $55 deposit in cash. Anse Chastanet/Mamin is quieter, beautiful, water a bit rougher. Both Amazing.
Tet Paul Nature Trail. We were told it has better views than Gros Piton. Amazing views of both Gros Piton and Pitit Piton, the small villages surrounding the area and the blue water of the Caribbean. Do it, you won’t be disappointed.
Fond Doux Plantation ‘’ Tour and Snacks’’ $20 USD pp – worth the money. Ate fruit off the tree (cocoa, Grapefruit), watched a brief cocoa making demonstration and ate yummy food.
Mud baths. Get there early (9:00am) or late (4:00pm) otherwise you will be over ran w/ cruise ship folks. Where else can you rub mud on your partner in public and have it be Okay?!
Food: We loved Fedos and Ruby’s Pizza. We really love Ruby’s. Really good food and very friendly staff. Support a new-ish small business. I grew up around NYC and this is the closest to NYC Pizza I’ve has even in the states! We went multiple times to both places. Reasonable prices, places the locals go, good food!
Thank you, Janus and Fabian! We loved our time in St. Lucia.
Erin & Jeremy
Beautiful St. Lucia
Anse Chastanet Beach with a bumpy ride by car to enjoy wonderful snorkeling, gold sands
Sorry Sugar Beach was a late find for us. Such for seeing boat loads of Americans from Cruises. Lots off loading for time on beach to snorkel and love lunch and drinks. Gorgeous beach. Got shuttle down saying going for lunch and with a receipt from a drink or food can get shuttle up to parking. Road down to Sugar beach is also a challenge.
Drive to Canaries, very spectacular and beautiful but also need to concentrate on bumpy road.
Fond Doux Plantation – enjoyed guide walk through grounds and buffet lunch.
Tet Paul Nature Trail – good
Diamond Waterfall – beautiful
Botanical Gardens – a highlight with excellent guide
Sulphur Pool & Mud – Terrific and then did great guided walk to Superman Waterfalls and enjoyed lunch at Fedo’s on way back to apartment.
Thanks to Janus for Help and quick replies to emails and text before and during stay.
Sapphire Apartment 3 Journal
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.
Tips, and Insights about the best things to do, places to go, people/things to avoid.