Beautiful Island Oasis
Submitted: September 28, 2012
Stayed: September 2012
Sur la Mer was everything we dreamed and imagined it would be!! It is even better than the pictures!! This was our first trip to St Lucia, but it will not be our last! St Lucia has plenty to do if you are adventurous, or you can just sit back and enjoy the beauty of it all from Sur La Mer!! The sunsets are breathtaking!! The owner is extremely accomodating in answering all questions and has several people on staff to assist you with anything you may need while you are there!!
We rented a car, which was a bit of an adventure in itself, since we are from the USA. The roads are not as bad as some reviews, except in places (such as the road up to Sur La Mer!!). That being said, Sur La Mer is located between Castries and Rodney Bay and it is not expensive to take a driver. From there, you can get to any excursions, so I don't really think a car is necessary...at least not for all week! Paul, the driver for Sur La Mer is absolutely fabulous!! He knows everything about the island and can give you lots of tips on where to go, and get you there safely!! While the trip from the airport seems a little pricey, look at it as your first excursion and enjoy the ride while learning all about St Lucia!
Ena, the rental agent and concierge, was always available to call when we needed help booking excurisons, or any kind of information. She set up a wonderful excursion for us that sailed from Rodney Bay to the Pitons, then docked in Soufriere where we went to the volcano,Sulpher Springs, got into a waterfall, Bontanical garden and a cocoa plantation where we had lunch!! Then we sailed to a black sand beach for snorkeling before returning to Rodney Bay!! It was a jam-packed day, but so much fun! She also scheduled massages for us, right on the veranda at Sur La Mer. It was beautiful and relaxing!!
We bought groceries and cooked quite a bit at the villa. Ena and Paul can tell you where to go to get the best fresh fish and anything you need! Rodney Bay has a nice beach aea in front of Spinnakers and they have good food and drinks. You can also walk just a short hike to Calabash Cove and use their beach and restaurant.
We only got a small taste of St Lucia on this trip and will go back again!! The island is wonderful, but the moments spent at Sur La Mer will be so relaxing and beautiful, you'll find it hard to leave!!
Tourists without a Car,
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to hear that the four of you had a wonderful time at Sur La Mer and that all our wonderful island friends were so helpful. The Saint Lucian people in general are wonderful people, and the folks, who support us with our home, are particularly nice. We are so fortunate to have them as friends.
Thank you for taking the time to let us know that your holiday was exactly what you hoped it would be. We know that in general most of our guests enjoy themselves, but it is not often that we receive feedback such as yours. It really does help us to know how our guests stay were.
We hope you do have the opportunity to return to Sur La Mer. It is a true pleasure for us to share our home with folks, like yourselves, who really appreciate the beauty and peacefulness of the island.
Looking forward to seeing you again in the future.
All the best,
Dorothy and John
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