My husband and I spent 5 night here during our St. Lucia vacation. We were excited due to the positive reviews and even more so when we arrived. The property is so unique and gorgeous- the website pictures really don't do it justice. The villas are all unique- none are alike. We stayed in the Silver Palm and visited the Papaya as well. I loved Silver Palm as it was HUGE and very nice, though I really thought Papaya was the way to go :) I'd recommend either of those units.
Martin, Monica, and Jessica were wonderful. They treated everyone like family and this is so far beyond the typical resort/hotel feel. We'd have happy hour each evening just sitting in the common space (think a ridiculously large and well-decorated tree house!). A chef was brought in for dinner 2 of the nights and the staff along with other guests would all eat together. It was truly a great time. Not just dinner- but a whole evening! I've never laughed so much at a "hotel" dinner.
A few tips: This is in the woods, so DEFINITELY bring bug spray. We were eaten alive (although it WAS rainy season while we were there so mosquitos were aplenty). Silver Palm's living room was open air so bug spray was necessary at all times. Also, it's a bit of a drive into town, so bring food. Just have a taxi stop by a grocery on the way in. The villas have full kitchens, so you'll want to have some food as driving out for every lunch and dinner is too much.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crystals is a one of a kind Tree House property with a cluster of unique cottages and Villas built into the trees. It is nestled away in the hillside of Soufriere with most spectacular views of the piton mountains, ocean and the picturesque town of Soufriere. Crystals is not an all inclusive resort. Here, you can take advantage of your own BBQ and full kitchen, or enjoy a wonderful feast at our Treetop Restaurant. Private chefs are also available. Our one of a kind cottages and villas are equipped with Air Conditioning and stylishly furnished with 4 poster king size beds, art from around the world, private pools and offer amazing, panoramic views of the ocean, the majestic Gros and Petit Piton and the drive-in volcano. Visit Crystals soon and allow yourself a moment to relax in a hammock and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of your lush surroundings, or get pampered with a full body massage in the privacy of your own cottage. Then join us every night for complimentary cocktails at our tree-top bar and dance the night away to the rhythms of a local band. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Crystals Hotel Soufrière
- Crystals St. Lucia/Soufriere