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“Superb owners, Unrivaled Experience”
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The Inn On The Bay
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Marigot Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Woodbridge, Virginia
1 review
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“Superb owners, Unrivaled Experience”
Reviewed 29 November 2013

We stayed five nights at The Inn around the first week of November 2013. The Inn, located at the top of a hill overlooking the stunningly beautiful Marigot Bay, was clean, quiet, and just plain relaxing. The owners, Normand and Louise, are simply delightful. They were always there when you needed them, but they also respected their guest’s personal space and were never oppressive. Their personalities shined! They take great pride in their occupation and it showed in their willingness to provide extraordinary service to every guest. Each morning, an excellent breakfast was laid out that included homemade baked goods and fresh fruits. One morning, Normand and Louise knew we were leaving early to start our day, so they went above and beyond our expectations and put breakfast out an hour earlier than normal to make sure we were fed.

When we were ready to plan some island adventures, Normand was more than happy to sit down and listen to what we like to do, guide us on where/when to go, and provide us with his own suggestions. Our little island map was covered in pen as Normand went through every island attraction and how to get there. Being on the island for 18 years, Normand and Louise knew the place inside and out, which made it much less stressful for us trying to find things on our own. (Hint: The island does NOT use street signs too often, so most places must be located by reference points.)

If you have questions, Normand communicated exceptionally well by email. He made sure to answer every question I had while doing our vacation planning and provided detailed directions on how to get to The Inn from the airport.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

We visited St. Lucia to celebrate our anniversary and stayed at the Inn for 3 nights. Normand and Louise are the perfect hosts--so helpful in arranging activities and making recommendations and yet not intrusive. The breakfast spread is as advertised with wonderful fresh fruits and delicious home baked goods--a great start to the day. The island is absolutely gorgeous and the Rainforest Hideaway (across Marigot Bay from the Inn) was the perfect spot for our special celebration dinner. We are looking forward to visiting with Normand and Louise again soon!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

This was our first visit to St Lucia and we stayed at the Inn 5 nights for our honeymoon in early Nov 2013. Normand and Louise go above and beyond to ensure their guests are comfortable and enjoy everything the island has to offer. Every morning we awoke to a breakfast spread prepared by our hosts and started the day off with a relaxing, peaceful view of the bay from the top deck of the Inn. Normand will graciously play the role of concierge/chauffeur as needed and will help arrange or recommend any excursions during your visit. Rooms were comfortable and had mini refrigerators for you to store some drinks/food during your visit. We had a very pleasant experience.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

My wife and I spent five days at The Inn at the beginning of November 2013. This is a beautiful house, split into five guest rooms plus the owners' (Normand and Louise) quarters, set a few hundred feet up overlooking Marigot Bay. The views are simply sensational.

Normand and Louise are the perfect hosts - making breakfast every morning to enjoy overlooking the bay, providing lifts at guests' convenience down into the bay during the day or in the evenings, and helping set up and book activities over the island using their 18 years of experience living in St Lucia. They are fun and get involved but strike just right balance between being helpful and available, and not being overbearing.

This is the first place we will come back to when we return to the island and we very much look forward to it!

Room Tip: The room on the 2nd floor is the largest and has a small patio overlooking the bay, above the pool.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

This is the 5th time we have stayed here !!
This alone tells you all you need to know about this fabulous place. You will never forget a stay here, the views alone make it totally unforgettable but the service from Normand & Louise and the lovely Rose will make this place a really special memory for life. It really is like staying in a really fabulous home, all the personal touches are so much appreciated, nothing is too much trouble.
Don't think about it any more BOOK NOW !! You will not regret it.
We will certainly be back........AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Room Tip: All rooms are amazing with views to die for !!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

What a wonderful place to stay. The hosts are extremely welcoming. The service is fantastic! The rooms are comfortable and very clean. Sunsets on the verandah are beautiful. Not to be missed. Do not think about staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2013

My wife and I stayed at The Inn at the Bay for our 9 days of our honeymoon in April 2013. Having spent 2 weeks travelling around the USA, and before that exhausted ourselves in the lead up to our wedding, the Inn at the Bay was just what we needed. Tranquil, beautiful, welcoming, warm, comfortable, secluded...it was perfect.

Normand and Louise were great, so helpful, good company, and very knowledgable about the island. Oh, and the breakfasts were delicious a fantastic way to start the day - sitting on the balcony surround by the birds, watching the yachts drift into the bay was stunning.

We were so sad to leave, but will always remember the Inn on the Bay with very fond memories. Highly recommended. Highly.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Inn On The Bay
Address: Seaview Avenue, Marigot Bay SLU, St. Lucia
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Region: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Castries Quarter > Marigot Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Marigot Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in paradise between beautiful Marigot Bay and the deep blue Caribbean Sea, The Inn On The Bay will sweep you away with its breathtaking view from Sunrise to Sunset. With only five comfortable guest rooms in all, The Inn On The Bay is about as far away from conventional, all inclusive and tourist resorts as you can get... and our special guests wouldn’t have it any other way! ... more   less 
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Hotel On The Bay
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