Soufriere is my go-to destination any time I get time off. Last time I visited, I stayed in a luxury villa called Serrana, run by an amazing guy named Janus. My first trip to the island, he helped me get a rental car, helped me find affordable tours, and really went out of his way to make me feel welcome without breaking my budget or ever making me feel like it was about money. We have stayed in touch from time to time via social media, and when I found out he was launching a new, even more luxurious apartment, I begged him to let me be one of the first to stay in it, as I had a week off from work and needed some time off far away from my job. I just returned home and oh my lord was Sapphire amazing. Drinking coffee on the patio with the majesty of the island surrounding me was the most relaxing experience, and the proximity to attractions is virtually impossible to beat while still offering a quiet, retreat-like atmosphere. There nothing quite like feeling at home while on vacation. The condo is more well appointed than my house, and once again Janus made time to talk to me and help me get set up with everything I needed on my trip. He really seems to thrive on giving people like me a luxury experience on a fairly tight budget. This was my godmother's first trip to the island, and he helped make sure that she flew home with stars in her eyes and her heart set on going back as soon as possible. Trying to get back into Serrana without waiting over a year for an opening is impossible these days, and with accommodations, amenities, and a view like this, I'm willing to bet that the waiting list for Sapphire is about to be even longer. If you get the chance to book this apartment, for the love of Pete, don't turn it down. And make sure you ask for Janus or one of his associates if you are looking for great deals on transport and the best recommendations for attractions, restaurants, and more. Sapphire is easily the best rental condo I have found not only on St. Lucia, but at any of the places I have traveled to, and the fact that I didn't have to save up for months to afford it would earn it ten stars if this site didn't limit me to five!!
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