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“Perfection”
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The Inn On The Bay
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Marigot Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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“Perfection”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

We spent a week in March 2014 at the Inn On The Bay. We don't think that we have ever come back from a week away feeling so relaxed.
The service given by Normand and Louise is exceptional beginning even before you have arrived on St Lucia, with the easy booking process and Normand's helpful hints before arriving. This continues throughout your stay - with a complete personal concierge service. Normand is always ready to pick you up from the Bay, and gives you a mobile to call him when you want him to pick you up. Excursions and restaurant bookings are made for you. Nothing is too much effort. Even more importantly Normand's humour makes every conversation entertaining.
The rooms are well appointed and set around a terrace with a magnificent view of the bay. The breakfasts are exceptional, with Louise's baking being one of the highlights of the mornings.
We cannot speak too highly of this hotel which has to offer the best possible hospitality available in St Lucia. We feel that we entered the hotel as guests and came away friends.
What makes The Inn on the Bay special? ..the answer is simple; Normand and Louise , and the reason for this is that they are 'people's people having that very rare skill of instantly working out what each new guest is likely to want and be comfortable with. They are very generous in terms of spirit and hospitality and after we returned home to London, we genuinely missed them, and indeed some of the other charming guests we met there, during our stay,

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

We spent 11 wonderful nights at the Inn. What makes this Inn so special is the personal attention and service that Normand and Louise genuinely give their guests. They are extremely helpful in not only giving you ideas for excursions but handling all of the details with the most reliable drivers....whether by land or by boat.

The views from the Inn are quite spectacular. You start the day from the pool area with the sun rising over the lush tropical landscape and garner an incredibly picturesque view of Marigot Bay. At sunset, the view from the front is equally breathtaking as you sip a cocktail and look for the beautiful "green flash" as the sun disappears into the Caribbean Sea. The nighttime views from the Inn are also stunning with the view of the Bay, view of Martinique in the distance and all of the stars.

With the coziness of the Inn, it provided an opportunity to interact with Normand, Louise and the other guests and we can honestly say that we never laughed so much. We left knowing that we made some new friends. We even had the opportunity to have everyone at the Inn enjoy a private dinner at a fantastic restaurant in Castries which was not open for dinner but because of Normand's connections, he was able to set this up.

The breakfasts were a fantastic way to start the day. They were very healthy with incredibly fresh fruit and scrumptious homemade muffins and/or breads by Louise. You could eat privately or with other guests at the Inn. We enjoyed sitting with the other guests and freely exchanged ideas about excursions and were quite frequently able to make joint plans which allowed us all to save money on the transportation.

Normand was always willing to drive you down the hill and pick you up with a moment's notice and it was always done with a smile. This allows you to not have to rent a car which was a big plus as far as we were concerned since the roads are rather winding and not clearly marked. Not to mention they drive on the opposite side of the road then we do where we live.

All of our thanks to Normand & Louise in sharing your Inn/home!

Mike & Paula

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

If you’re looking for comfortable and stylish B&B accommodation in the best location in St Lucia, look no further than The Inn on the Bay, Marigot Bay. The views are fantastic and the Bay itself has a choice of restaurants and cafes to enjoy good food, a cocktail or three, or just people watch. Normand and Louise genuinely want everyone to get the most out of their stay in St Lucia and greet each and every newcomer like an old friend. Normand (quite literally) goes the extra mile; always willing to ferry guests up and down the hill into the bay, or book trips and restaurants. Louise provides an excellent breakfast with homemade cake and muffins daily. We have just returned from a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable stay in a beautiful location. Lovely.

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 4 on the upper floor - spacious room with a smart bathroom and lovely views.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

The Inn on the Bay is a gem of a place. The value you get is incredible - for a very reasonable price, my husband and I were treated to a pristine property, a spacious and clean room, views to rival all others (from both the front balcony and from our bathroom) and an incredibly nice and funny (especially Normand!) couple. He does anything and everything you ask and tries to cater the stay to each guest's desires. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

If you want somewhere different then the usual resort type experience go to The Inn On the Bay, it really is something unique and special Louise and Normand are perfect hosts and go that extra mile to do whatever they can for you to make your holiday as carefree and relaxing as possible. You arrive not knowing anyone and even after our 4 days therewe left feeling like we'd met new friends. Marigot Bay is beautiful and the Inn On the Bay perched high up on the hill has stunning views on both sides, on one you can watch the sunrise and the other watch it go down whilst sampling the local rum! Like most people I picked the Inn from the reviews in Tripadvisor and for once the reviews were all true! It's a wonderful place with wonderful hosts and wonderful location. Already thinking of when we can go back.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2014

We stayed at the Inn On The Bay last November to celebrate a special birthday and I couldn't have wished for anything more. I chose the Inn mainly due to the reviews on Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed.....everything you read is true! Normand and Louise are the perfect hosts and nothing was ever too much trouble. Our room was spotlessly clean, comfortable and spacious. We enjoyed breakfast by the pool with stunning views overlooking the bay and Louise's freshly baked bread and muffins were to die for! Normand is very knowledgeable about the island and helped us arrange our outings including trips to Castries, Pigeon Island and Anse La Raye. The highlight of our trip would have to be my birthday when we went "zip lining" through the rainforest followed by a wonderful meal at The Rainforest Hideaway across the bay in the evening.

I would also recommend a visit to Soufriere if you are looking for a more cultural atmosphere with dinner at The Hummingbird Beach Hotel.

We travelled on to Barbados from St Lucia and although it was lovely it just didn't compare to our fabulous trip to St Lucia and our stay at The Inn On The Bay! Thank you Normand and Louise for helping to make my birthday a very special memory!

Gerry & Steve

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Detroit, MI, USA
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Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

So glad we chose The Inn. Our friends stayed elsewhere on the Bay, and we were always glad to come back to our piece of paradise. Norm and Louise were wonderful and knowledgeable hosts, and their recommendations were always great. We stayed in Room #4 and loved it. You can never get tired of the views, either.

Stayed February 2014, 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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