Just a great experience
We enjoy staying in places where we get to interact with locals. This apartment is perfect for that and it is exactly as advertised. What surprised us is how Karen and Jerome treated us like friends from our first meeting. Ask them anything and they tell you what is good and not so good. Also, Karen arranged for our pick-up at the airport with very reliable transportation. The cellphone is great so you can go anywhere and easily call Donald the taxi driver for reliable transportation back to the apartment. The plunge pool and patio are great places to relax as the sun sets. The bedroom is great, nice bed with a wonderful comforter and the A/C is really nice and it is just a very quite place to spend the night. I was very impressed with how friendly the locals are. Some of them may have dreadlocks and talk a little different but they were just very friendly, happy, and wonderful people to interact with.
If you go to the market in Castries, which I recommend ( a 2.50 EC bus ride,about a $1 US) eat at Aunty's booth in the food court for some great local food, it will cost you 10 ECD or about $4 US.
Jerome operates a water taxi and his snorkeling tour and then the Soufriere tour of the volcano, sulfur springs and mineral water fall were the highlight of the trip. He gives a fabulous tour of the island and his rum punch is amazing! Read my review of his tour on Trip Adviser.
One last suggestion, do not rent a car, you have to drive on the left and some of the roads have really been damaged in the last hurricane a few years ago. Also, I would suggest you walk down and catch the little vans (buses) to get to Rodney Bay then call Donald to pick you up for your return, that hill up to the apartment is just too steep for me to walk up. Plus you will probably be hot and have some groceries to take up. Definitely worth the 12$ US taxi fare.
One more last last suggestion, get to know Jonas. He is Jerome and Karen's son and is 6 I think. He is a little shy at first but once he gets to know you he is just a real treasure. He has an unbelievable smile!
Thanks Karen and Jerome for a wonderful vacation
Tourists without a Car,
Owner's Response: Hi Will and Jeanne. We are happy you enjoyed your vacation so much and that you got to see the real St. Lucia on your travels around! As you mention there is a very good and frequent bus service on the island for those guests who do not want to hire a vehicle. Most guests do like to hire a vehicle but we realise that some North Americans do not feel comfortable driving on the left hand side of the road (and our roads are smaller than in the US!). Of those that have driven themselves none have had any problems. Jerome is pleased you enjoyed his tour. He does offer a very full and fun packed day trip! Jonas was very happy to get a mention! Thanks very much for visiting!
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