The Villa was magnificent
views, architecture, location, and service people! We absolutely loved it
went to celebrate 15 years together. We went to the Beach and Scuba Diving right down at the bottom of the hill at the resort every day and enjoyed our wonderful home in the evening. Mary cooked excellent meals for us and Greg answered our touring questions. We were there the week before the Hurricane and then got stranded another week until the wonderful property manager rescued us and took us to the airport
the property is remote and we cherish our memories of the views, the food and the villagers who live nearby. Driving on the steeeep and narrow roads did a number on my nerves
but I came back a braver woman !!!
Traveler from Virginia
Stayed in May 2011
From the moment we walked in the door
breathtaking & private! We took our two children with us (We visited St. Lucia 17 years ago before having children) We could not wait to experience St Lucia with children this time.
This Villa was perfect for hanging out pool side, BBQs, and reading. Jalousie Plantation beach is only a 5 min. ride down the mountain. Soufriere’s market is approximately 20 minutes away. The Villa has an amazing high end gas stove for those who love to cook (we did). If you’re up for some adventure
take a water taxi from the beach, take a drive to the the Diamond Falls, or drive to Marigot Bay (bring a flashlight just in case you need better eyes late at night)
or just kick back and watch a movie at the Villa. They have a full DVD collection that will make anyone happy. I hear they will soon have internet and cable soon too. They even had a pool table. I enjoyed teaching my kids how to play (even though it was difficult to concentrate with the beautiful vista
ha). If you have the opportunity to stay here for the New Year, you must go to Jalousie Plantation beach. They had an amazing fireworks display that you would not expect. A must do
eat at Lisa’s (bar/restaurant) on top of the hill just before you descend toward the rum factory and Marigot Bay. She makes a killer Pina Colada & traditional Lucian meal. She was the sweetest person. She let my children play with her two dogs (Rascal & One). She even gave my kids hand-made necklaces, hugs, and smiles. She made our day!
The staff: Mary aka Granny is the housekeeper (and cook if you request). She is wonderful! She made homemade bread for us without us asking. She knew the market was closed and volunteered to make it (and it was the BEST bread I ever had). Her brother is Gregg (who is the gardener/pool/maintenance). Very nice man who drops what he is doing if we needed something. Feb Williams is the Villas manager (she works for the Villa Owners). In all my years (VAST travels all over the world)
I have NOT meet a manager more professional, kind, and dedicated. The Villa owners are lucky to have her. She truly puts her renters & owners first. It was a pleasure having her assist us.
Neat info about the Villa: It was built and designed by the same architect that build the famous Ladera resort. It’s simply stunning! The tile work throughout the Villa is unmatched and pretty. Everything about this Villa was carefully designed
right down to the bottle opener on the wall. GORGEOUS everywhere! We will come back. The people of St Lucia and its beauty are why we visited.
Traveler from New York
Stayed in January 2011
We stayed at the Villa Pitons for six nights. We had an amazing time. The view is unbelievable—the best we found on the island. It is a very relaxing place to stay and we spent a lot of time at the house just enjoying the view. Mary, the housekeeper, made the trip very enjoyable. She and her daughter cooked for us on two separate nights. The food was great and they were a joy to talk to - they told us a lot about life on St Lucia. The beaches in this area are good for snorkeling and the water is crystal clear. We highly recommend staying at the Villa Pitons and would love to return in the future with our family.
Kala from Oklahoma
Stayed in June of 2010
Our family of three, including our teenage son, spent enchanted moments at Villa Pitons. We loved the vistas it offers & enjoyed the house. In fact, we’ve fallen for the place head over heels, and it’s forever etched in our memories. Say Villa Pitons and I immediately see the beautiful bay the house overlooks and Gros Piton looming in the distance. I can hear birds announcing a new day and smell the cooking of our housekeeper. And I can feel a longing to visit again’
Traveler from Poland
Stayed in June 2009
My husband and I found this place to be magical. We’ve stayed at the Villa twice now and would recommend it to anyone that doesn’t mind a little of the outdoors coming in. You are so high up in the mountains and exposed to pretty much all that nature has to offer. Once in awhile we’d see the odd lizard or creepy crawly in the rooms, but aside from that, it was jaw-dropping. The sounds that the night have to offer are from out of this world.
There was a small road behind the villa that led to a cocoa plantation that was like nothing we’d ever seen. Not sure if we were allowed to pick the cocoa pods, but we picked a few and were baffled at how amazing the white pulpy covering around the cocoa beans tasted. Apparently it’s a delicacy among the Lucian children. We felt like Adam and Eve in this enchanted garden. Definitely one of the highlights.
The villa was so peaceful and charming. The view from the master bedroom was second to none. We are the type of people who value our privacy, so we asked the staff not to come around unless we needed them for something. They were very friendly and obliging. It seems that when most people visit St. Lucia they flock to the north and VERY touristy part of the island. If you want to really experience St. Lucia, rent a private home or villa. Oprah said it best, when she stated that the Pitons were one of the 5 places in the world to see before you die.
Thumbs up to the Villa Pitons.
Traveler from Canada
Stayed in June 2009
We were warmly and kindly welcomed, and showed how to make a special coffee & cocoa tea! All was spotlessly clean & comfortable. The fridge had an ice maker. All modern conveniences including dishwasher. Bedrooms were superb, big, and airy. Beautiful breeze all the time, and the house was open and cool with a huge living area that opened to the outside. Pool small but adequate, exquisite, and unusual. Plenty of grassy space around the pool and sun loungers. There is a large game room with billiard table. The view was spectacular, up on a hill, very private & secluded, but very remote—a car is essential—and it is well-placed to explore the southern part of St. Lucia. We would not have found it without meeting a taxi driver in Soufriere who guided us. The only (small) criticism is that the mosquito nets needed replacing or repairing. Don’t forget to arrive with basic supplies as the nearest town is 20 minutes away! It was every bit as entrancing, beautiful & spectacular as the web site portrayed. We loved it!
Traveler from the UK
Stayed in June 2009
Staying at the Villa was one of the highlights of our lives. We celebrated our 20th anniversary here and we were not disappointed. The villa is located on top of a 700-foot ridge at the southern more remote end of the island off a rustic road that goes through a cocoa plantation on one ridge side and a small fishing town on the other. The first thing that amazes you about the villa is the view; the second thing is the view; and the last thing is the VIEW! The villa is situated smack in the middle of the two inspiring and towering St. Lucia pitons (mountains) where we spent hours sitting in and by our pool looking at them. We were greeted by the manger and she was great at letting us know everything about the villa and the surrounding area.
The villa itself, which is surrounded by a landscaped lawn, beautiful flowers and palm trees, is wonderful with a 2nd floor master suite w/full bath, two 1st floor bedrooms w/shared full bath, full kitchen w/cooking and eating utensils, dining room, billiard room, and great room. Every room had numerous colored tile mosaic sea animals and scenery embedded in the floors and walls and it was fantastic trying to find them all. Every room is decorated with beautiful, tasteful, well made and maintained furniture, artwork and decorations; it definitely was not tired old hotel furniture and decor. We loved being in a secluded and very private location with no phone, cable TV or internet, which we didn’t care about. What we did enjoy was reading our books while drinking wine and piton beer, eating cheese & fruit, and listening to our ipod tunes by the pool (oh and did I mention, admiring the view!) and watching movies at night. All the linen, towels and bedding were first rate and each bed had a well kept mosquito net and Mary, the housekeeper (she’s wonderful), kept the villa clean every day. The villa does not have air conditioning but the whole house can be opened up to let the constant cooling breeze sweep up the mountain side into the villa and while it was still warm (being in the tropics, duh) it was tolerable. We loved visiting one of the most picturesque beaches on the island, Jalousie, which was only a ½ mile away from the villa and we drove to many restaurants and they all had great food.
There were some challenges to prepare for like: the mosquitoes but just bring a few cans of a good DET spray to keep the bites down to a minimum; general bugs and moths at night but just close all the lights off before you go to bed (we didn’t do this the 1st night and paid for it) to drastically reduce there number (Mary swept them all up the next day); very loud insect noises at night (in a rainforest, duh) but we brought ear plugs with us and slept like babies; remote area so you need to rent a car to get to other places (you have to wait for cabs and it can be expensive) but we did just fine driving on the wrong side of the road and finding our way around. If you are prepared, then it should keep these challenges to a minimum.
If you want to be alone and get away from it all; you want to enjoy the most fantastic view in the Caribbean while having a little adventure; you want a picturesque villa with great amenities; and you do not want the typical crowded resort atmosphere, then this is the place to stay. We will be going back with friends next time.
Traveler for Maryland
Stayed in June 2009