We were fortunate to stay at Villa Beach for two weeks in January 2005. It was fantastic. My husband, myself and our children aged 10 and 7. We had travelled through the night for 24 hours before our arrival. On our arrival we were greeted by a wonderul front desk staff that lead us to our cottage, showed us the property and ensured that we made it to supper on time. This outstanding friendly personal attention is the best way to describe Villa Beach.
It was the staff at Villa Beach that was outstanding. Personable, polite, professinal and extremely knowledgeable. We cannot say enough nice things about them. They were able to arrange our our days simpy by us saying we would like to and they produced it. (This included tours on very short notice). The ladies at the front always had a smile, a joke and were extermely professional yet at the same time made us feel like family. I miss the ladies. St. Georges' smile lit up our mornings. His mangos and fresh flowers were highlights. We must mention Moses our tour guide and driver he truely showed us life in St Lucia. Mr. Colin Hunt the Owner/Manger takes time with you to point out what tour books do not, beautiful highlights. We have not ever had that much personal attention. It included his stop by our cottage daily to check how our day went what we had done and if there was anything else they could do. Even with all this the staff was not intusive at all, they knew when to approach and when to keeep their distance.
The cottages are clean, spacious, modern and perfectly suitable. Everything we needed was provided. This included a convertor as ours did not work. The size of the complex is again what makes it special. It is large enough to have everthing you need yet small enough that you do not feel lost in a shuffle. If you have a problem it is dealt with immediatly. You got to know your neighbors. We made good frineds with the people next door, borrowing sugar, Pitons watching kids. It did not have the big all-in feel where you are just one of many. Here you really are treated as a personal guest. It really is home.
Shopping is close just a five minute walk. Again the staff helped in advising where to buy what.
Ensure that at least one night you eat a Coconuts supper on your deck it is definitly worth it. The smells as it is cooking are outstanding and the meal itself heavenly.
The Beach was spectacular. It was right outside our door. We fell asleep every night to the sound of tree frogs and waves. We woke every morning when the frogs stopped. It was safe enough that we could let the children play at the beach while we were on our deck or visiting with friends we made next door. We enjoyed watching the cruise ships arrive and leave like floating Chirstmas trees every night.
Our family highlight was a day on the good ship Brig Unicorn. If you have children this is the way to spend a day. Our children made more frineds from all over that they are now e-mailing. It had to be one of the easiest parenting days of my life. With children take the Pirate day. As Adults take the sunset cruise. It is the best trip of it's kind we have done.
The island itself is beautiful. The weather, warm and humid. More to do than what we needed. Crisp clear water, waves to body surf in and great sandcastle beachs. The people were extremely friendly and polite. We never worried about out children's safety. Although we had more rain than ususal for that time of year it did not in any way detract from the holiday. If fact it probably saved our white Canadian skin.
We had used to say Mauii was our favorite place on earth. This is taking into consideration other carribean islands we have been to, the south of Frnace and Mexico. That has been replaced by St Lucia and Villa Beach. Thank-you for the holiday of a lifetime.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An intimate, boutique, beachfront hotel featuring deluxe fully self-contained one and two bedrooms villa suites nestled among the coconut trees and lush tropical gardens at Choc Bay with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and offering comfortable, casual luxury with friendly, impeccable service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Beach Cottages Hotel Castries
- Hotel Beach
- Villa Beach Cottages St. Lucia/Castries