Paradise on a Budget with Beaches, Ocean Views, Rainforest Adventures & more...
Wanda and David Wallace
- english, But we talk ROMANCE & ADVENTURE!
About Wanda and David Wallace
WE FELL IN LOVE with St Lucia 15 years ago. Our dream was to create a beautiful accommodation in a lush tropical setting overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Nature's Paradise is our dream come true. WANDA: I was a professional dancer for many years and I traveled the world in that capacity. As the first woman White Belt in the US. I practiced Eagle Claw Kung Fu and taught Tai Chi. Exploring the Island and sampling its rich culinary culture are two of my passions.
Wanda and David Wallace purchased this House in 2003
Why Wanda and David Wallace chose Castries City
RENTING A JEEP is the best way to get around the island. We can arrange to have a car-rental company deliver the jeep at about 9 am the next morning. Let us know what Jeep you want & we will arrange for its delivery. For those who don't wish to drive, we can arrange affordable transportation.
What makes this House unique
NATURE'S PARADISE IS set high on a hill with great views. Walking to the beach is about 15 mins. The famous La Bas Beach is on the north side of Marigot Bay where there are no cars or roads. You access La Bas Beach by Captain Bravo's ferry, which runs 24/7. WE ARRANGE Rain-Forest tours & Volcano hot baths, recommend the best beaches for swimming & snorkeling; and we point you to trails where you can hike by yourself in the Rain-Forest. WE ENCOURAGE tasting and enjoying new foods. There are four great restaurants on Marigot Bay. We know where they are.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Paradise for sure!
We have just returned from ten days in Banana Cottage at Nature’s Paradise. We enjoyed our stay very much. The setting is very tropical, landscaped with a large variety of plants and flowers, all designed by Wanda. The pool and pool deck area are particularly beautiful with views out over the Caribbean Sea and the valley. The cottage is tastefully decorated in keeping with the island theme. The view from our veranda of the hillside and the water below was spectacular. Wanda’s breakfasts were delicious and we enjoyed the conversations with the other guests. Both David and Wanda were excellent hosts, going out of their way to make sure we got the most out of our holiday. We had initially planned to rent a vehicle for part of our stay but on the taxi ride from the airport, my husband quickly decided driving himself would be too stressful so we had to find alternate ways to see the island. David was very helpful with this. We took his all day excursion which was excellent and we reserved Jerry of Jerry’s Taxi for two other days. David also assisted in the planning of our itinerary. We definitely saw St. Lucia’s highlights, including many hidden gems we never would have found on our own! Note: Because of the stairs and uneven terrain, people with mobility issues should not consider this property.
Thank you Lois & Ron for being great guests. It was a pleasure to see you at Breakfast each morning. We would love to have you back to explore more of St Lucia.
David & Wanda
Our best vacation ever. We arrived at the
airport and found our taxi waiting for us. As we drove up the East Coast of St Lucia, the scenery is ever-changing and often stunning. The owners (David & Wanda were there to greet us on arrival. That evening David took us down to a wonderful restaurant on
Marigot Bay for some island cuisine.
The next morning we had our first tropical
breakfast with the other guests. Lots of fruit, some that I had not seen before, French bread & good coffee. Meeting with the other guests was very helpful. We rented a jeep and were on our way to explore the island.
I had read some reviews but Nature’s Paradise
was beyond what I expected. A great pool with stunning views and Wanda’s garden is a gem. The cottage had a full kitchen to make lunches and dinners. We did not use it too much due to the restaurants in Marigot Bay. David's tour of Soufriere is a must, and
his advice was invaluable. This was my first time in St Lucia and we also felt safe and the people were very friendly. It was the best vacation we ever had. Will we return? You bet.
Avocado Cottage is a pure Caribbean gem located in an absolutely stunning tropical setting. From the moment my wife and I arrived we were immersed in a paradise of lush gardens, spectacular views, calming trade winds, and a truly relaxing environment for our long-awaited (and much needed) vacation. What’s not to love in this idyllic locale? You can sip your morning coffee or an evening glass of wine on your own private deck, watch the waves crash into the cove below, or enjoy the sunset as it fades into the horizon to the west. Swim in a beautiful hilltop pool with 180-degree panoramic vistas. Drive (or hike) into Marigot Bay—one of the most beautiful harbors in the Caribbean—for a delicious meal at any number of world class restaurants. Or venture out across the island for phenomenal snorkeling, hiking, zip-lining, sailing, or soaking in the rain forest in naturally heated mineral baths.
Best of all you have David and Wanda as your hosts. Eager to provide as much or as little assistance as you want, their hospitality itself is a treasure. From delicious breakfasts on their ocean-view patio to exclusive off-the-beaten-path private excursions, they know how to take care of their guests. They encouraged us to venture out on our own and helped us find some real pearls we wouldn’t have discovered otherwise.
My wife and I lived in the Caribbean for several years and nowhere have we felt more at home than in Avocado Cottage. Go now!
Beautiful gardens, amazing view
Wandas garden was beautiful, the view was one of the best I've seen! Great hosts! All around great experience!
Stunning views, modest B&B accommodation
Nature' s Paradise is aptly named, as the house, its swimming pool and its cottages are set in lush, beautifully planted grounds high above Marigot Bay with views of the bay and beyond. Our welcome from hosts David and Wanda was warm and eager to please. Our cottage accommodation was comfortable, but not luxurious, and our cottage would have benefitted from some freshening up (linens etc). This was a true B &B experience, with a light breakfast served with other guests at 8 am sharp which included fresh fruit, juice, bread, cheese and coffee every day. It is important to know that given the position of the house, high above the bay, the access road is steep and only partially paved, so unless you are prepared for a steep walk to and from the bay, you will want to hire a vehicle which is also necessary to explore the area.
My New Paradise....
I had no idea what to expect when I booked my stay at Nature's Paradise.
I had the vacation of a lifetime.
Single traveler, female, late 20s. St Lucia had everything I was looking for and Nature's Paradise was the perfect home base in which to relax after enjoying it. The grounds are stunning- the gardens make you feel as if you're in some far away rainforest (which is basically the case lol). Despite there being multiple guests on site, as well as the owners, there is never a lack of privacy. The pool is gorgeous and the view of the sunset even more so. The house and surrounding cottages are perched above Marigot Bay on a high cliff- and the location couldn't have been better. The view from my cottage balcony was second to none- and the house always stayed cool. Breakfasts were always fun, getting to know your fellow guests and listening to David and Wanda's wonderful stories and picking their brains about this lovely island they call home.
I stayed in the avocado cottage, and it was perfect. Full bath (beautiful tile), large bed with mosquito netting, full kitchen- everything I needed. Everything was clean and in good working order.
It's a very short walk or drive down to the bay directly below Nature's paradise- and the snorkeling is superb. The beach is small and private- you'll almost always have it to yourself. Marigot Bay itself is also a short drive (a bit more of a walk, but it's St. Lucia- so get out and enjoy it). The restaurants (Chateau Mygo in particular) are fantastic.
Despite how lovely the house and grounds are, the most wonderful part of Nature's Paradise was Dave and Wanda. I would be hard pressed to find a more interesting and enjoyable couple. Between the two of them, their knowledge of the island is second to none. I spent a great deal of time with Dave seeing the island, and enjoyed every minute of it. I genuinely consider them friends and hope to come back to their home one day.
To my other fellow single traveler- thank you for providing me with wonderful company. I sincerely enjoyed it. And to Graham and Vicki- I had a blast with you two, the Canadian soulmates I never knew I was missing.
Dave and Wanda- thank you so much for opening your home to me. This trip was special for me- and you made it unforgettable. God bless the both of you.
MARIGOT BAY HAS A TERRIFIC BEACH. Palm-Villa and the Cottages are set high on a hill for great views. The famous La Bas Beach is on the north side of the Bay, and there are no cars or roads. You go by ferry which runs 24/7. The boat ride is about 2 minutes and is fun. There are 4 good restaurants and 2 great restaurants on the bay.
We encourage activity! We have some of the best Scuba Diving in the Caribbean and great Snorkeling; There are water sports on Marigot Bay. Go hiking in the Rain Forest; Horseback Riding on the beach; Restaurants with great food in lovely settings; Sightseeing by car; Boating galore; Swimming in the warm Caribbean Sea; Bird-watching, see the rare St Lucian Parrot etc, etc. There is so much to do.
Or you can do nothing at all. At Nature's Paradise there is a beautiful pool with a wood deck and comfortable lounges. Lay back, enjoy the sun and read a book.