|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Cinnamon Beach Villa is nestled seductively in the hills of Trouya. A tropical paradise, it is a perfect sanctuary of peace and tranquility and provides an ideal setting to be at one with the natural beauty of this idyllic island. The villa is located just minutes away from the beach at Trouya Bay where you can swim and snorkel in the warm Caribbean Sea.
The villa exudes a relaxing, open air life-style concept. It offers an authentic combination of Mediterranean and Caribbean architecture. Cinnamon Beach Villa was decorated with a discerning eye and personal touches. An architectural jewel, with cool interiors and tasteful furnishings. The home is furnished in true island style with an abundance of native woods and hand crafted furniture pieces.
Guests will be soothed by the soft breezes that whistle through the surrounding trees and the sweet sounds of the exotic tropical birds. At night, the waves will lull guests to sleep.
The villa is built on split levels along the contours of the hill. The first level consists of a fully equipped kitchen and living room opening out on to an expansive decking area, built of tropical hard wood, combining both dining and comfortable lounging. This provides the perfect spot for savouring the breathtaking sunsets, views of the Vigie Peninsula and the lush surrounding vegetation or simply enjoying the sights and sounds of the Caribbean Sea.The second level contains three bedrooms and two baths. The rooms are painted in sunset colours that seduce the senses.
The master bedroom features a four poster king sized bed with a unique en-suite bathroom with a large walk in shower and heart shaped jacuzzi tub from which you can take in stunning views of the Caribbean sea. The bedroom also enjoys a private deck which leads to a secluded roof-top sun deck.The other bedrooms contain queen sized beds and have ceiling fans and air-conditioning. These two bedrooms share a bathroom.
A flower garden captures a palette of vibrant colours and delights the senses. Garden steps lead to the relaxing pool area and gazebo.
Cinnamon Beach Villa is in Trouya, a small residential area consisting of private homes and holiday villas; the Windjammer Hotel with its beach, shops and restaurants is only a 5 minute walk away.
Less than a 10 minutes drive brings you to Rodney Bay, St Lucia’s busiest tourist area. It has several hotels, some of the best restaurants on the island, many bars, a casino, two shopping malls, banks and three supermarkets. There is a delightful marina where you will find half a dozen cafes and restaurants to tempt you as well as a busy waterfront bar that attracts yachtsmen and tourists from all over the world. In December over 200 yachts converge for the finish of the annual ARC (trans-Atlantic Rally for Cruisers).
The nearby village of Gros Islet has a number of well priced local restaurants, a fish market and it hosts the now famous Friday Night Jump Up, an all night street party.
On the other side of the bay is Pigeon Island National Park, a forty four acre National Trust reserve, which can be reached by car or by ferry from Rodney Bay. It has the ruins of many 18th century British and French military buildings, including Fort Rodney. . There is an Interpretation Centre, a restaurant with local cuisine and a lookout point at the top of the fort. Pigeon Island is also the main venue of the annual St Lucia Jazz Festival, held each May, which attracts a host of international stars.
Castries, the capital of St Lucia, and George FL Charles Airport, which receives inter-island flights , are about 10 minutes drive south of Trouya.
We did spend a part of our honeymoon in the villa at St. Lucia. The villa was the best accomodation on our trip. Why? Because of this:
- Our hosts Francine and Simon were really great from the first contact to the goodbye at the airport. When we arrived we had a honeymoon welcome package (sparkling wine on ice and a great breakfast in the fridge). They also gave us a local mobilephone and that was so helpful :) During our stay they helped us booking some tours and showed us the surrounding areas. In the end they made us feel like it was home. Thumbs up for you both.
- The villa itself is really spacious and comfortable. on the ground floor there is a kitchen and a living room. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare nice meals. From the ground floor you can step out on the terrace. The terrace was our favorite place because the view is gorgeous and we sat there just for hours staring at the sea. How relaxing :) On the second floor their are 3 bedrooms and the bathrooms. As we just were two we just used the master bedroom with sea view. From the hot tub in the bathroom it is also possible to watch the sea. There is one specialty about the architecture, because it is very open and therefore you have always a fresh sea breeze :) But have in mind that you have also no big filter of the typical tropical sound at night (I like that). Insects are no issue with the architecture because there are insect nets everywhere. Downstairs from the ground floor you'll find a nice and clean pool.
- The location of the villa is really calm and a bit remote. This helps relaxing but you can't do a lot by foot. You can walk to the windjammer hotel (restaurants and beach) and to another small and nice beach (just 2 min.). But we didn't like to walk in the dark to the windjammer because it is really dark. So you need to take a taxi or a rental car to get out (Simon organized a good taxi driver with special rates for us).
We had a great time and would come back.
We just returned from a wonderful vacation in St. Lucia. Most beautiful place on earth! We had a wonderful time at Cinnamon Beach Villa. Simon was extremely helpful and kind. The villa is EXTREMELY secluded- there is literally not a soul around. You will have LOTS of privacy.
The view from the villa is ridiculously beautiful. When you wake up in the master bedroom, you have a direct view of mountains and the Caribbean Sea- WOW!!! The porch is also awesome, with a breathtaking view and great outdoor furniture. The house was well stocked with utensils, books, etc. The pool is great, the landscaping is stunning, and we really enjoyed having so much space to ourselves. Simon could not have been more responsive. He offered to help out with anything and everything.
We were a bit taken aback at some amenities that were lacking, based on our expectations of this price point. There was no hot water in the showers, the WiFi barely worked while we were there, and some stray animals meandered into the house through the open Caribbean style walls. It gets terribly dark at night, and the lighting in the house is poor. I was literally terrified our first night there.
Also, a word to the wise: I am bitten from my head to my toes. Bring good bug spray!!!
The sounds of the island are very loud. We barely slept the first night, but got used to the noises after that.
Bottom line- you are in a third world country, and you can feel it here. You will get a true St. Lucia experience at Cinnamon Beach Villa that you may not get in any of the resorts.
Cinnamon Beach Villa is located in Trouya, a small residential area with private homes and holiday villas just south of Rodney Bay the main tourist area. There is a quiet seclude beach within a 2 minute walk from the villa and Windjammer Hotel with restaurants and beach is just a short walk too.
Rodney Bay is a ten minute drive away, where you can find supermarkets, shops, bars, restaurants, night clubs and a casino!
The Marina has recently been improved making way for more and much larger yachts to be accommodated for the Trans Atlantic Rally staged here every December.
The nearby village of Gros Islet hosts the now famous Friday Night Jump Up, an all night street party. And on the other side of the bay is Pigeon Island National Park, a forty four acre National Trust reserve, which can be reached by car or by ferry from Rodney Bay. It has the ruins of many 18th century British and French military buildings, including Fort Rodney.
Golf: St Lucia 18 hole golf course is just 8 miles away.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 1 - May 31
Fri, Sat, Sun
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
High Season 3 to 4 persons US$ 339 - 5 to 6 persons US$ 425
Low Season 3 to 4 persons US$ 269 - 5 to 6 persons US$ 339
Rates do not include the Christmas/New Year period for which a 10% supplement applies and rates are for full occupancy only (no tiered rates).
A 10% supplement also applies for stays over the Jazz Festival which takes place every May.