About the property
- House968 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Paradise on a Budget. A St. Lucia Holiday with a Caribbean Sea View.
AVOCADO COTTAGE @ Marigot Bay.
4-POSTER BED, LARGE BALCONY, FULL KITCHEN, STRONG WIFI.
THE SLIDING GLASS DOOR OPENS TO THOSE AWESOME VIEWS.
The 4-Poster French Provencal beds are draped in netting from Thailand. Constant trade winds make air-conditioning unnecessary. Our large ceiling fan & standing fans guarantee your comfort. The bathroom features a Glass Block Shower and an In-Wall Hair Dryer. The Sliding Glass Door opens onto a large balcony with those fabulous Ocean Views. AVOCADO overlooks the Caribbean Sea.
OUR TROPICAL BREAKFAST is served Mon-Fri in the Palm-Villa and is $8/person. Our Breakfast is powered by strong coffee (or tea) and great food. We prepare the best fruits, bread & juices Caribbean Style.
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. AVOCADO is set within the largest Tropical Garden in Marigot Bay.
ARRIVING IN PARADISE: 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.
Renting a jeep is the best way to get around the island. I suggest a Suzuki Vitara from Cool Breeze Car Rentals at $85/day or a Toyota Cami for $70/day. Let me know which jeep you want & I will arrange for its delivery. For those who don't want to drive, we can arrange affordable transportation.
NATURE'S PARADISE @ Marigot Bay
Adventure - Relaxation - Romance ...and great local food.
David and Wanda Wallace
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- english, polish, We speak "Romance & Adventure".
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About David and Wanda Wallace
Originally from New York, 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.” DAVID: “As a film & television director I explored parts of the world I never expected to see. When Wanda & I came to St Lucia we knew we had found our Home. St Lucia has great beaches, tropical gardens, hot springs, warm waterfalls, and even a volcano. We wish to show you the St Lucia that we fell in love with.
Why David and Wanda Wallace chose Castries Quarter
RENTING A JEEP style car 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. It’s not just a Vacation; it’s an Adventure. You will need a jeep, and the desire to explore. Let us know what Jeep you want & we will arrange for its delivery. For those who don't want to drive, we can arrange affordable transportation. Talk to us.
What makes this House 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 rainforest. YOU CAN ASK US about Hiking the Pitons and Zip-Lining the Rain-forest. The best Scuba Diving in St Lucia is what we love best of all. Sailing in St Lucia for a perfect day in the sun and the sea.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Best Vacation Ever !
In my 54 years of life & travels, 2 trips stand out as the best ever. One was my 1st trip to Paris. The other was the 12 days my partner & I spent in St. Lucia in October 2008.
A cab took us from the airport to Marigot Bay, where David, our host, drove us up to our cottage at Nature’s Paradise. It is well-named. It is a gorgeous paradise full of luscious & exotic plants & flowers; more beautiful than any botanical garden I've ever seen, including the one in St. Lucia.
The next day we had our 1st of many lovely breakfasts w David & Wanda on a patio overlooking the sea & surrounded by flowering plants. Every breakfast included fresh bread, cheese, tropical fruits like starfruit & mango, & sometimes Wanda’s homemade banana bread. Later that day we snorkeled in the warm Caribbean from a beach very near Nature’s Paradise.
The 3rd day, David & Wanda took us on their wonderful Soufriere adventure tour. David told us all about the island & its history as we drove by banana plantations & through a fishing villages, etc. We saw a snake man on the road & and David let me stop to hold the boa constrictor. Then on we went to see St. Lucia’s volcano w steaming lava pits & a beautiful botanical garden with a gorgeous waterfall. We were taken to Dasheen for lunch, where the food rivals that of restaurants in Paris, & the view is unparalleled. Then we went to a natural hot springs in the woods where we donned our bathing suits in the changing hut & entered the hot pool. Ahhh….. Life doesn’t get better than this!
The following days included swimming, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, exploring the island, hiking through a luscious forested bird sanctuary, & relaxing in the pool. Because I have a bad leg, we skipped the mountain-climbing tour of the Pitons. But we made time to relax on our patio overlooking the sea, eat at a fine & romantic restaurant, swim in our hosts' lovely waterfall-fed pool out under the stars at night, & do what came naturally in our private cottage.
One of our most fun & exciting adventures was zip-lining through the rain forest. The guides were wonderful & made us feel very secure on our adventure. All the people we met in St. Lucia were extremely sweet, friendly, & helpful, but our favorite people were our hosts, David & Wanda. They made sure we had everything we needed to have a wonderful time. They are also fun & interesting people to talk with. The whole trip was so full of adventure, romance, & relaxation!
Honeymoon in Paradise
My husband and I rented Banana Cottage for a week at the end of March, 2013. We rented a car at the airport and made our way to Nature's Paradise later than expected due to a delayed flight. We found David & Wanda in the main house and they immediately jumped into action making us feel welcome. As David helped us with luggage and toured us around the lush property, Wanda brought us a perfectly refreshing drink that hit the spot. After we settled in, David took us down the hill into Marigot Bay, showed us around, and had reserved a delightful dinner spot for us on the water. When we were finished, he picked us up and brought us back up to our cottage.
Every morning for breakfast, Wanda made fresh bread and served all guests a blend of tropical fruits and juices. We thoroughly enjoyed each fresh breakfast as well as conversations with the other guests. After breakfast on our first morning, we sat down with David and got the "lay of the land," literally. His vast knowledge of St. Lucia and its people was impressive and served us well as we enjoyed our week in paradise. At that point, we felt confident about venturing off and exploring.
David made any arrangements and/or reservations we needed for both day and night activities. Two of our favorite daytime excursions were (1) going with David on an eco-tour to the botanical gardens, mineral baths, and active vulcano; and (2) renting a staffed sailboat for the day to explore the island from the water. Most evenings, we went to a Marigot Bay restaurant where David had reserved a top notch table for us - all were exceptional!
We enjoyed the Nature's Paradise pool, and found it to be the quintessential sunset spot. Incidently, there is no bad view from the property.
If you are considering staying at Nature's Paradise, keep in mind that although you are truly part of Marigot Bay, you are up a steep, bumpy, windy road and you will end up traveling that road many, many times. As mentioned, the property is perched beautifully for views of the bay and ocean, and we quickly learned to navigate around all of St. Lucia's steep, bumpy, windy roads - it became part of the island's charm for us.
We wholeheartedly enjoyed our stay at Nature's Paradise, and hope to return for a second honeymoon sometime. David and Wanda are exceptional hosts with unlimited knowledge and connections to make visiting St. Lucia a very memorable experience.
NATURE’S PARADISE is exactly as portrayed on David’s excellent website. Better even. We stayed in a room to one side of the main house – both bungalows having been booked well ahead. Our room was fabulous, with its own bit of balcony overlooking the Caribbean, a tiny kitchen area, and an en-suite. With windows on 2 sides, and the option of leaving the en-suite door open, we could enjoy a cooling breeze day & night. The gardens & pool area are beautiful, again with wonderful views up & down the coast. A hire-car (4x4) is a must. Overall, we were very happy with our stay & will return. That David & Wanda are excellent hosts is the icing on the cake.
A Wonderful Experience in St Lucia.
What a wonderful trip!! The island is simply beautiful, its people, views and food - unforgettable. The best experience, however, was Nature's Paradise. The place, a small B&B, is beautifully located above Marigot Bay. The views from the cottages, decks and the pool are amazing. Our hosts, Wanda and David woke us up every day with wonderful breakfast and good music. They were able to suggest a place to see or a thing to do every day. Both of them know the island very well and did the activities or trips themselves. Also, they have all the resources and know a lot of local people to make the vacation very exciting. This was the most romantic and exciting vacation my husband and I have ever taken. We loved it!
Do Yourself a Favour
Here’s the thing: you can do the resort, but you could be anywhere. You won’t know anything about the place, the people or even the real atmosphere of the island.
It is so easy to find alternatives, and they don’t come better than Nature’s Paradise, located in picturesque Marigot Bay. Dave and Wanda have prepared two self-contained cottages high on a ridge for you, nestling among tropical gardens, with your own balcony to sit on while you gaze at the boats sailing by far below. You do need a four wheel drive to get up the hill, but it’s definitely worthwhile as soon you’re sipping a cool drink by a pool with incredible ocean views and hummingbirds zipping by.
Dave and Wanda make it easy: they can arrange your car for you as well as any trips or tours you are interested in, serve you a lovely breakfast of fruit, fresh bread and if you’re very lucky, Wanda’s banana bread, and generally give you any information you need to enjoy your stay.
The location is excellent, as it is only a 5 minute rattle down the hill to Marigot Bay, equipped with small supermarket, restaurants, a local dive shop and of course the marina. It’s lovely to take the small boat which acts as a ferry across the bay to eat, and the whole place has a low key vibe.
Do get on the road and explore: the island is beautiful and if the people initially look a little forbidding in expression once you’re out of the tourist zone, all it takes is a wave and a smile to overcome their reservations. We got lost plenty of times, and always enjoyed asking for directions and sharing a joke. It was always nice to come home to our little cottage though and share our experiences with Dave and Wanda over breakfast the next morning.
If you don’t usually do independent travel, this is a great introduction. You will be comfortable, safe and relaxed, but will have left the screaming hordes far behind. If you are used to doing your own thing, you'll relish the friendly welcome, lovely location and privacy that Natures Paradise ensures.
Amazing Place to Stay
This has to be one of the nicest places to stay on the island. The view from their pool is stunning as well as the views from either of their cottages. Marigot Bay is one of the best places to stay on the island and close to most everything you need to see. David's Eco Tour is a must do and he is extremely knowledgeable about almost anything the island has to offer. The drive up the hill to their home is an adventure unto itself and the entire island is a fantastic place to visit.
We recommend renting a two person kayak and paddling around Marigot Bay and along the coastline. There are a few secluded beach's along the coast that are perfect to relax on alone. It's like a dream come true!
There is so much to see! In our 10 day stay we still had a fair bit left to see, so I guess a return trip is required. Needless to say, we'll definitely stay at Nature's Paradise again.
Marigot Bay has a terrific beach. Natures Paradise is set high up on a hill with great views, so walking down to the beach is about 15 minutes, walking back up is about 30 minutes. The 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. The nearest town is Castries, which is the capital of St. Lucia. It is about 30 minutes by car. There are four very good restaurants and two great restaurants in Marigot Bay. It’s a culinary paradise. *** One of the most accessible expressions of Saint Lucia’s rich cultural heritage is its cuisine. The fertile soil of the island yields an enormous supply of produce. Saint Lucia’s tropical fruits include mangoes, papayas, pineapples, soursops, passion fruit, guavas, & coconuts. Local chefs combine the island's fresh produce with a variety of fresh seafood to create Creole-style entrees. Callaloo soup, is the national dish.and it’s delicious.
Other Activities: Scuba Diving in the Caribbean; Great Snorkeling; Water sports on Marigot Bay; Hiking in the Rain Forest.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We will bill 50% of the total, which is refundable up to 30 days prior to your arrival at Nature’s Paradise.The balance is due 30 days before arrival and is not refundable.