Best place to stay in Marigot Bay!!
I am very happy to say that this is the best spot to have in Marigot Bay. We wanted to rent a car and see the whole island but after finding out how expensive everything was, the car was our opt out money saver. So not really having anything to do but relax, it was the most fantastic people and boat watching balcony in the area!! Im so happy I booked this place because seeing all the other places, I wouldn't have been happy renting anywhere else. We rented a car for 2 of our 10 days and were a bit scared driving through the small towns but it was not difficult getting to the Pitons...very simple really. One setback was I told Nina I didn't need the maid every day, so she never came back! The apartment was not tended to for the whole 10 days and we had 2 large bags of garbage we didnt know what to do with. I also was a bit surprised with the beach across the way...but its not the fault of this property owner. We watched workers spit and pee on it every day. We walked over to it and there was trash all over in the water. Its beautiful to look at but I wouldn't swim there. Plus all the scum and gas pollute the area from the boats. Don't expect a beach to be on all the time, you'll have to visit a beach somewhere else. The use of the hotel is amazing!! The pool is kept well and we used it every day. On our 2nd from last day there, we asked a worker from the restaurant below if he would cook us something local on his time off, he was great!! He said yes, but we didnt have enough time to plan it. If you see a girl cooking in the shack below on the beach, go visit it and try some local food, it was great! We had chicken, jonny cakes and fish cakes for breakfast when she was there. All in all, the beauty of the island is amazing but the locals dont take care of it so it was a little disappointing but I think Simons place is a great place to start! If you want to see St. Lucia, bring lots of money (our first shopping trip for food was US$180 for 2 people) and dont expect Nina to help you see it, theres a booth below by the shops, the girl in there was wonderful!! Nina didnt have recommendations to suit us and she seemed like she was always in a hurry or going somewhere. Internet connection sucks...we held our computer over the balcony for reception. Everything in the apartment worked well, and is quiet. I highly recommend this place!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Owner's Response: Generally most visitors are charmed by both St Lucia and its lovely people. It's a rural Caribbean island, the majority of whose population is quite poor, and therefore possibly unlike what you may be used to back at home. All of St Lucia's beaches are public so you will meet local people there which I think is one of the great things about the Island. I've swum off the 'Sandspit' in Marigot Bay on every visit I've ever made to the Island and never thought it somewhere that I wouldn't want to swim. However I always let visitors know that it's a small beach and bigger beaches can be found just fifteen minutes away. You don't really visit Marigot Bay for its beach though - you come for its beauty and tranquility.
Nina, our Property manager, is always there to help and will respond to any request that you make of her regarding cleaning the apartment. Good communication with her is always the key.
Food prices throughout the Caribbean are higher than at home because much of what is available has to be imported. There's no way around that!
I've not known of any internet connection problems previously. The apartment has its own wifi and also the Marina, directly beneath the apartment, provides free wifi for all of the yachts that moor there.
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