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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 July 2013

We stayed with the Lawaetz family at Balenbouche Estate for a week in mid July 2013. We had the most wonderful time here, every day waking to the jungle chorus at first light, before walking down through an adjoining field of palms to a small bay for a sea swim at sunrise. Uta, Verena and Anatanija made us feel like...

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New York
Reviewed 14 July 2013

We chose Balenbouche because of all the great reviews and because it looked down to earth and different - as far from an all-inclusive beach resort as you can get - and that's exactly what it was. We stayed in the Almond Cottage for three nights and were very happy with our choice. Verena and Uta were lovely hostesses and...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 13 May 2013

Balenbouche Estate is the perfect place for nature lovers. The cottages are very comfortable and beautiful. The natural environment is charming and very relaxing. The hosts are extremely welcoming. We would return there without a doubt.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 May 2013

We stayed at Balenbouche for 4 nights at the end of our St Lucia trip and very glad we did. The cottage was beautiful and the welcome and service fantastic. Our hosts made us instantly feel welcome and their cooking is excellent, I would definitely recommend sampling it. This is definitely somewhere where we would love to return to and...

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Thank Andrew P
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2013

If you like all-inclusive, swanky resorts this is NOT the place for you. If you like peace and quiet, beautiful surroundings, and some delicious home-prepared food then Ballenbouche is perfect. Hosts Uta and Verena offer something really special and our week in St Lucia was so much the richer for staying here. Our little cottage was simple but beautiful, the...

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 March 2013

We stayed at Balenbouche for a week long Yoga experience. The hospitality is as good as it gets... anywhere ! We were cared for in every way. The food was fascinating and the variety made every meal a perfect delight. Interesting teas and juices, smoothies and cocktails were prepared fresh at all meals. Varena kept us on the go and...

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Malden, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 March 2013

If you are looking for shiny surfaces and fiberglass Jacuzzis, you can skip this place. If you want to connect with the heart of the Caribbean and draw deep sustenance from its natural beauty, do not miss the chance to stay at Balenbouche Estate. Entering this remarkable sanctuary is like taking a step back centuries in time to a place...

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London
Reviewed 27 February 2013

My search for the perfect place to stay in St Lucia took weeks of online searching and researching hotels ... I don't like 5 star hotels like Sugar Bay .. I don't want boring calm seas with awful holidaymakers and noisy children eating burgers and fries by concrete swimming pools. I wanted and I found Nirvana - a fascinating place...

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Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 25 February 2013

If you are into air conditioning, fear bugs and animals, have no car, and expect dinner--go elsewhere. If you want to see nature (in your bedroom, in your bed), and share your space with 7 dogs and 3 cats, plus the usual frogs, bats, cockroaches, 10-12" crickets, mosquitoes etc, this is your place! I recommend that you only stay 3...

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2013

We visited Balenbouche as part of a tour during our recent stay in St Lucia. Verena showed us round the stunning gardens and water wheel while her mother Uta prepared afternoon tea. It was almost a surreal experience to see this amazing plantation house which looks like it's stepped out an 18th century novel. We did not stay in the...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Balenbouche Estate is a Historic Plantation Guesthouse offering several tropical vacation cottages. The 80 acre property includes an expansive park with colonial plantation house, 18th century sugar mill, yoga barn, fruit orchards, lily ponds, nature trails and two secluded beaches just a 5 minute walk away. Balenbouche is not a resort and remains a working organic farm, heritage site, and family residence with a focus on wellness, sustainability and conservation. Our eco-chic accommodations are created from historic structures and sleep between 2 and 6 people, some include kitchens. We prepare breakfast daily, and dinner 2 - 3 times a week by reservation. There is a restaurant within walking distance. Several other St Lucia restaurants as well as a supermarket are a short drive away. We are located 20 minutes from the International airport and 30 minutes from the town of Soufriere, near many of the islands best attractions. Balenbouche is a magical place, a world in itself, popular with artists, photographers, green travelers, wedding couples, honeymooners and families. Our family has owned and managed the estate for three generations. Gradually, the property was transformed into a well known St Lucia attraction, guesthouse and retreat venue. Many of our guests feel very much at home at Balenbouche Estate, and keep returning! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balenbouche Estate

Address: Balembouche, Laborie, St. Lucia
Region: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Laborie Quarter > Laborie
Price Range: $93 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balenbouche Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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Balenbouche Estate Hotel Laborie
Balenbouche Estate St. Lucia/Laborie
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