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BANANA COTTAGE: Ocean Views, Paradise Pool, Perfect Sunsets, Tropical Breakfast.

Bedrooms 1
Property type bed & breakfast
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

BANANA: Romance & Adventure in a Tropical Setting, with stunning Sea Views.

BANANA COTTAGE at Marigot Bay.

A St. Lucia Holiday with a breathtaking Caribbean Sea view.

BANANA COTTAGE is located on a quiet ridge high above the sea at Marigot Bay. The spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea creates the mood. Marigot Bay is what you have in mind when you think “Tropical Paradise”.


BANANA COTTAGE is designed with Romance and Privacy as the keys to a great Holiday in Paradise. The 4-Poster French Provencal bed is draped in netting from Thailand. Constant trade winds make air-conditioning unnecessary. Our large ceiling & standing fans guarantee your comfort. The bathroom features a Glass Block Shower and a Built-in Hairdryer. The Sliding Glass Door opens onto a large balcony with those fabulous Ocean Views. BANANA COTTAGE overlooks the Caribbean Sea.

SPECTACULAR VIEWS, Beautiful Beaches, Rainforest Tours, and Exotic Foods

Our Caribbean Sea views are unique and the Sunsets behind Paradise Pool are famous for their Green Flash sightings.

OUR TROPICAL BREAKFAST is served Mon-Fri in the Palm-Villa. Our Breakfast is powered by strong coffee (or tea) and great food. We prepare the best fruits, breads & juices Caribbean Style.

THE WATERFALL FED PARADISE POOL is 30 ft long and is open day & night. Comfortable lounge chairs and small tables make the deck perfect for laying in the sun or emerging from the pool. BANANA COTTAGE is set within the largest Tropical Garden in Marigot Bay. It's a wonderful base from which to explore the island.

ARRIVING IN PARADISE: Anthony, the taxi driver, will pick you up at the airport. He will have a sign with your name on it. You will be arriving at Hewanorra Airport in the south of the island; the fare is $95 and takes a little over an hour. As you drive up the East Coast of St Lucia, the scenery is often stunning. We will be there to greet you upon arrival. That evening we will take you down to a wonderful little restaurant on the Bay for some island cuisine.


Adventure - Relaxation - Romance ...and Great Food.

We have only two Cottages (Avocado & Banana) and two rooms in the Palm Villa. They tend to fill up fast in the season (Dec to May).

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David and Wanda Wallace
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, polish, We speak "Romance & Adventure".
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About David and Wanda Wallace

We are originally from New York and 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 it's rich culinary culture are two of my passions.

David and Wanda Wallace purchased this bed and breakfast in 2004

Why David and Wanda Wallace chose Castries Quarter

WE CHOSE ST LUCIA because it is the most beautiful island in the southern Caribbean. St Lucia has a large Rain-Forest, lots of beaches and wonderful warm people. It a rare country where you can relax and feel safe & secure everywhere. Stress is low and the food is great. So many restaurants! So little time!

What makes this bed and breakfast unique

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.

YOU CAN ASK US about Hiking the Pitons and Zip-Lining the Rain-forest. We are happy to recommend the best restaurants and markets.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The location high above Marigot Bay surrounded by nature and Wanda and David's hospitality is truly breath taking. Our cottage was comfortable and well equipped. For a couple living in the heart of the city, the sounds and silence of the tropics are absolutely delightful as is the lush tropical growth. We enjoyed the suggested restaurants particularly brunch on the porch of a colonial plantation house. Our trip to Soufriere with David was wonderful as was the dip in the remote warm springs. We also rented a 4 wheel drive vehicle to explore the island. We learned much about the tropical growth and flowers on this trip as well as life and culture of the island. Wanda's island breakfast's are perfect and the bananas from their own trees a particular treat. David's recommendations are always on target and the people of St. Lucia welcoming and helpful. Yes, Nature's Paradise is a unique adventure and you would be fortunate to share it.
May 2013
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Castries Quarter Bed And Breakfast Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bed & breakfast (terraced)
Building Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Relax, Have Fun, Swim and Discover. Taste great foods and enjoy each other!
  • For the comfort of all guests, smoking is not permitted inside the Cottage. Guests who wish to smoke are requested to do so on the balcony.
  • Breakfast at 8. Adventure at 9. Romance after Adventure.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large Bathroom, Built-in Hairdryer, Glass Block Shower.
  • GLASS BLOCK SHOWER, PURE SOLAR HEATED RAINWATER. The modern LIGHT bathroom features a glass block shower and a built-in hairdryer (no need to bring your own).
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Our Queen-Sized Bed is SUPER COMFORTABLE.The room includes Italian Tile floor, Pineapple Lamps, Blackout Curtains, Large Palm Ceiling Fan, & Samsung HD w/ Cable. Our large ceiling fans guarantee your comfort. The ceilings are high and angled to allow plenty of light and airflow. The sliding glass door opens onto a large balcony with those fabulous ocean views.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
WE ARE HAPPY to arrange Rain-Forest tours & Volcano Hot baths; recommend the Best Beaches for swimming & snorkeling; and point you to trails where you can hike by yourself in the Rain-Forest. OUR DRIVER can pick you up at the Airport. He will have a sign with your name on it. The drive from Hewanorra Airport takes a little over an hour to Marigot Bay. As you drive up the East Coast of St Lucia, the scenery is ever changing and often stunning. ROMANCE & ADVENTURE IN A TROPICAL SETTING. Clean, Comfortable, Safe and Lots of Fun. NATURE'S PARADISE is a Romantic Paradise with Spectacular Views and Eco-Adventures. Breakfast at 8. Adventure at 9. Romance after Adventure. Relax, Have Fun, Swim and Discover. Taste great foods and enjoy each other!


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BANANA COTTAGE: Ocean Views, Paradise Pool, Perfect Sunsets, Tropical Breakfast.
average rating of 4.9 based on 21 reviews

Tropical Paradise

  • 5 of 5


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.

Paul Kwame Johnson.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Not quite as expected

  • 3 of 5

My daughter and I stayed in the Avacado cottage for 9 days, in March 2017. The cottage was lovely and spacious with a wonderful view of the Carribian. It is a very quiet location, and there is no need for air conditioning since there is always a nice breeze. The pool was very nice where we could watch the sunset, and David and Wanda were very helpful in answering any questions.

The cottage is about mile up the cliff. The road is unbelievably bad--steep, winding and mostly unpaved. It is important to have a 4 wdr at $95 a day to get back and forth.

Breakfast is extremely light with breads, fruit, cheese slices and coffee. So as to not have to make the difficult trip down for a full breakfast, you may want to get groceries.

Would have appreciated a more complete folder with all of the restaurants in Marigot Bay--probably about 7 with phone numbers for reservations. Most VRBOs that we have stayed at had a fairly complete folder with a wide variety of tourist options where there were only 2 or 3 shown in our folder.

The small beaches right near the cottage are not very useable. One has run off from the agricultural area near by, and the other is too rough to swim and has no chairs, etc. the closest beach is at Rodney Bay, about 45min to an hour away. Be prepared for a lot of panhandlers, at that beach.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is truly paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5

Looking for a spot to call home-base while visiting St Lucia? A place that helps you to tailor your visit to your individual interests? Nature's Paradise in Marigot Bay is the perfect location. Owners David & Wanda Wallace have done an outstanding job of creating a private oasis and they are wonderful hosts. Are you adventurous - looking to engage in daring exploits (i.e. Rent a car, climb the Pitons, take a tram across the rain-forest, etc)- the Wallace's can set you up on those excursions with reputable guides. Or are you less of a thrill seeker but want to experience some St Lucian culture- David & Wanda can provide you with helpful tips and advice on how to navigate your way. For those of you who are homebodies and just need a beautiful space to find rejuvenation this is the PERFECT spot- the views of the ocean are spectacular, the pool area is picturesque, and the walk to town is invigorating. Nature's Paradise lives up to its name and caters to all kinds of interests. (They also have TV and WiFi. And if you need a phone but don't want to pay outrageous international roaming fees they will rent a cell phone to you at an amazingly inexpensive rate.) At Nature's Paradise (NP) there's something for everyone. My husband & I have only been home a week from our 10 day visit and we miss NP already. We highly recommend it!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise Indeed!

  • 5 of 5

We visited St Lucia for a "long weekend" and couldn't have found a more perfect place to stay. We stayed in "Banana Cottage" which was roomy and comfortable. Loved the wide balcony, eating dinner as the sun set over the sea or the rain rattled down (the rain was very well behaved and only came when we were driving or in the cottage!). Lovely gardens (Wanda's work), brilliant views (esp from the pool). The location is ideal - easy driving down to Soufrière or up to Castries for the market, Pigeon Island and the wild NW coast with the Atlantic breakers. Best of all - the hospitality of David and Wanda. They are genuinely kind hosts, full of knowledge that they are happy to share. We took a tour with David to the south on our first day, a great way of getting bearings and getting an introduction to the history and geology of the island. Breakfasts were lovely - fresh fruit, coffee, rolls and (if you're lucky) Wanda's very good pancakes. Sorry to be leaving after such a short visit, but we feel blessed that we found this wonderful place to stay. It really is a paradise!

Room Tip: We loved our cottage (Banana).

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Stayed May 2016, travelled as a couple

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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A holiday to remember.

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for somewhere peaceful away from tourism and this is what we found - we stayed for 3 weeks and would have loved to stay longer!

The owners David and Wanda were away during our stay and when we initially heard this we were disappointed, as we had read the reviews saying how welcoming and helpful they were. However we were looked after really well by their staff Alces, Sharon and Fabian and did not want for anything, we were also able to email David for information. As a bonus we had the whole place to ourselves at the start and end of our stay which made it a real Paradise. Having said that we did enjoy the company of other guests during the middle part of our stay and it was great to share ideas and experiences over breakfast - just as delicious as everyone has reported previously. The plant and wildlife around the cottages was incredible and kept us busy as we tried to catch those illusive shots of the Hummingbirds as well as many other more accommodating subjects.

We took David's advice and hired a 4X4 for the whole of our stay. We were grateful for this and would definitely not have wanted to attempt the drive to Natures Paradise without the 4X4. We could perhaps have had a few more days at the end without a vehicle and spent more time relaxing on site but it was lovely to have the choice.

We enjoyed snorkelling at Anse Chasantet and also Zip Lining through the Rain Forest at Dennery. We built ourselves up to climbing Gros Piton in our final week and were pleased to have achieved it - the views were incredible but it was an effort! We also enjoyed the beach at Marigot Bay.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Their name is spot-on accurate: a natural paradise

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is on a hilltop, overlooking the Bay and the Caribbean Sea, surrounded by a botanical garden's worth of tropical plants. A little bird that lives in a tree by the cottage literally ate crumbs out of my hand.

We had our own mini kitchen.

Internet was available upstairs, but didn't reach the cabin (which is a GOOD thing!!)

The pool was a few seconds away.

There were a couple other guests part of the time, but a lot of the time we basically had the place to ourselves.

The owners/hosts David and Wanda were super friendly, and found just the right balance of interaction - telling stories of St Lucia history and culture as well as of their own lives - and leaving us privacy.

Just getting to the place each day was part of the fun, driving the 4WD up the unpaved 1 lane road.

The place was clean and open and comfortable, with fancy furniture and nifty little touches like a shower enclosure made of glass block and giant fan blades reminiscent of fronds.

There isn't much way anything could have been improved upon without compromising something else.

I would def. go back if I ever end up in St Lucia again

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
George Charles International Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.3 Miles
Capt Bravo's Marigot Bay Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cheateu Mygo
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
La Bas Beach at Marigot Bay
Car: recommended

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, where 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 very good restaurants and 2 great restaurants on Marigot Bay.

We encourage activity! We have some of the best Scuba Diving in the Caribbean and great Snorkeling; Water sports on Marigot Bay & Hiking in the Rainforest; even Horseback Riding on the beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Room Foods & Beverage $12 + Tax
Tax Rate 20.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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