Shala's place was absolutely lovely. I would recommend this place without blinking an eye. We were in The Rodney Heights area and it was close to everything. We took a walk every morning to Gros Islet which was only a 25 minute walk. Taking the bus is an option, but walking was great and we felt very safe. The rooms were spacious and the beds were comfortable. The verandah/patio was wonderful to sit out in the evenings or early mornings and enjoy the breeze, it also overlooks the Marina and you get a peak of the sea. Joan was on hand to help us with anything that we might have needed. She organized a taxi that picked us up from the airport and brought us to the apartment. She was very patient in explaining all there was to do and how to get around St. Lucia. I have already recommended this place to friends that have future travel plans to St. Lucia....my home away from home.