We enjoyed our stay in St Lucia and one of the best things about this vacation was the condo we chose. The description was accurate but left a few good things out. Prior to renting I contacted Mike for more information and his response was always timely and valuable. When we needed to change dates, it was not a problem for him and he was very gracious. Choosing a place to stay in an area that is unfamiliar can be daunting but there are many good things about this one. It is away from the crowded tourist areas yet close enough to take part in a variety of activities. As far as this unit goes, the pool is right there to use and enjoy. Went the sun becomes too much, there is a shaded area. The pool is very large and often we had it to ourselves. The beach is just around the side of the unit, a short walk away. The beach is noted for kite surfing and there is always a show to see. To really see any of St. Lucia you must either rent a car or use taxi's. We opted for the latter and found that each and every taxi driver is also a tour guide willing to tell you all about paradise. We discussed history, politics, along with getting information concerning the best things to do in the area. Try going to Marigot Bay, a quaint town on the water and eat at the Chateau Mygo House of Seafood. Take the Endless Summer catamaran cruise and visit the volcano, mud baths , waterfall, banana plantation and enjoy a good lunch and complimentary beverages. Swim or snorkle and have a relaxing day. Don't miss the natural beauty and history of Pigeon Island. There are a lot of interesing things to do on the island and the people are so friendly. Get out and learn. We only had a week and crammed as much in as we could and realize we will have to come back.
Back to the basics of the house. The kitchen was well-equipped and since there were 4 of us and we ate in often this was important to us. Everything was comfortable and clean. We were glad for the air-conditioned bedrooms but that was only needed at night and many folks might not find that a necessity. The breeze off the ocean was wonderful.
I would recommend that if you are arriving from the airport and are tired from your trip and might not want to go out again that you pick up the necessary items you will need from the grocery store on the way up to the condo. The taxi drivers are very understanding and will wait....no meter running.
This condo was a delight and highly recommended by the 4 of us.
MJB from NC