4 double bedrooms, fully equipped, wireless broadband, cable TV, serviced daily
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Very good location , peaceful and tranquil overlooking the Savannes Bay .
The property is lovely and catered perfectly for a family or 2 . We had all we needed and more . The personnel was friendly and helpful at reception.
You feel very safe and in a secure environment . The children loved it
I recommend it.
7 enjoy New Year in a wonderful elevated villa
Great property. So much space and air. Split level for maximising the lovely Atlantic views and giving mixed groups some private space. No reason to leave the villa lovely big pool ( and a second estate pool nearby) and a massive garden to sit in and even have a picnic!
The rooms are all bright and well ventilated. The Castles estate is very private and secluded and the on site team very helpful.
We had 2 hire cars and travelled to the favourie spots. This often entailed an hour journey to the north of the island but perfectly manageable and useful stop offs to buy roadside.
We dined out locally and especially enjoyed Tone's Back Yard. Antonio cooks a massive supper for a small number of guests at home and serves it in her own back yard. Great way to experience true local food. But we also enjoyed a great meal on the wonderful terrace at the Villa cooked by a chef who shopped at the local fish market and cooked in our kitchen. Memorable!
The property was well equipped, spotlessly clean and a joy to live in - we can't wait to go back.
Fantastic base for a relaxing holiday
This a great villa - extremely well equipped with enough to keep all ages occupied (and teenagers away from screens). Loved the table tennis and relaxing space downstairs for when the pool wasn't in use.
Views are superb - in fact our son was keen enough to be up to see the sunrise.
You are spoilt for choice over what to do on the island. We particularly enjoyed the tour and zip lining at Morne Coubaril Estate near Soufriere and scuba diving at Sugar Reef. Another highlight was having local food cooked for us in the villa - organised by the ever helpful Bonnie.
This a great place to relax and use as a base to explore. Sadly we were only there for a week - not nearly long enough.....
Outstanding property ..... 1st Class !!!
Have to agree with all previous reviewers, this property has to be seen to be believed.
This villa has everything and I mean everything!!!!
Spacious accomodation, large lounge area, large dining area, well equiped kitchen (it was like home from home),all 4 bedrooms are very large, two with ensuites.
There is a fabulously large terrace which runs the full length of the property where you can enjoy coffee whilst planning your day, unless you decide to chill at the pool. There is also another full sized dining table on the terrace.
The pool is also the full length of the property, with sunbathing all the way around it, and believe it or not, another full sized dining table.
Very handy pool room with cupboards and poolside fridge for refreshments, saving a trip to the kitchen.
The villa has been well maintained and is very well looked after, with meticulous attention from Bonnie and Sophie (management company); nothing we asked for was too much trouble.
The gardens which surround the villa are mature and afford maximum privacy and you could be forgiven for missing the quiet pagoda at the front of the property, where you can sit and relax, enjoying a 'sundowner', or if you prefer enjoy it on the roof where the views are marvellous whether North, South, East or West.
Can't finish my review without mentioning Hendrick's Bar at the bottom of the hill; we called there most days and couldn't have been treated better if we were royalty.
All in all, the best way to enjoy a 1st Class stay on St. Lucia!!
Oops, nearly forgot Ben's Jeeps; couldn't have gone to some of the more remote parts of the Island if we hadn't had the Jeep.
Needless to say we have already booked our return trip for next year ....... can't wait!!!!
Many thanks to the owners, Kyran & Lisa.
Judith & Vic Gilder
A splendid place to stay
We stayed at Spice of Life for 15 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the villa. It has a beautiful terrace with splendid views across the countryside to the coast, just as great at night with the stars and the moon reflecting off the sea.
The pool was excellent and used by all 7 visitors almost daily, the morning sun making the pool area a great place to relax. The main lounge was a great size and very comfortable and all the bedrooms were a great size with very comfortable beds, we all slept well. The gardens are a beautiful feature and the rocking chair allowed us to watch the birdlife at close range. All in all an excellent villa
The place is well maintained and cleaned and tidied daily by Pauline, The on site manager, Bonnie was great at ensuring we did and saw the right things and booking anything that we wanted, We took advantage of the excellent cook who came in twice to cook meals at the villa - the seafood and fish dishes were excellent and the local vegetables were all a revelation,
Thanks Kyran for an excellent stay and your help and we will certainly recommend the place and may well be back soon ourselves, a great escape from winter in Northern Europe.
Recommended restaurants within a 20 minute drive are the Fox Grove, Debbie's and the Reef The pizza delivery knows how to find the villa and even the pizzas were fine.
A little further afield don't miss the bar at Ladera for a sundowner with a brilliant view of the Pitons. Lunch at the Hotel du Chocolat was an experience try the chocolte making beforehand, not cheap but a great experience enjoyed by all..
Thanks for a wonderful time
Paradise in Paradise
We spent two weeks in this property. Very close to the International Airport and you arein less than 10 minutes at home. Beautiful and very upscale property with an excellent on-site management that is available 24/7. Good access to all attractions and Rodney Bay is 45 minutes away. The same time you drive when arriving after a 12 hours flight. The house is very well equipped and you will find almost everything you have back home.
Ideal to relax with the family and to enjoy sunny days in the well maintained swimming pool. Almost ideal to detox from work but the wireless connection is too tempting not to connect to your work email.
All in all a very nice experience with very accommodating landlords.
See you in Castle in Paradise
Spice of Life is a part of Castles in Paradise, a private community of 10 villas. They are all designed to look like castles hence the name. The villa is only 10 minutes' drive from international airport, but the villa is not on the flight path! The more developed North of the island is 1 to 2 hours from the international airport. The nearest town, Vieux Fort, second largest on the island, is 10 minutes away and has supermarkets, banks, shops, garages, chemists, doctors and local markets.
Nearest beach is about 5 minutes away (Vieux Fort Bay). Its about 15 minutes to Laborie (on Caribbean side). There are beautiful beaches all the way around the coast to the World Famous Pitons. By the time you have reached the Pitons, you will have passed plantations, rain-forests and a volcano.
At the North of the island, you will find duty free shopping and the capital Castries as well as many restaurants.
Other Activities: Rainforest walks