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The Inn On The Bay
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Marigot Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Tewkesbury
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fab hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2007

This is the best hotel I've stayed in. Went to St Lucia to watch the cricket, hubby booked the hotel and what a good choice he made. It is perfect, at the top of a hill overlooking Marigot Bay, which has to be one of the prettist places on the planet. The view is just beautiful - I've had to stop using it as my screen saver as I didn't do much work staring at it.
The breakfasts were fab. Normand was happy to organize everything for you, so if you wanted to go somewhere he would arrange it. He would even collect you at the bottom of the hill so you don't have to walk up, although the walk isn't that bad.
Looking forward to the next time England play cricket in the West Indies cos I get to come back :-)

  • Liked — everything
  • Disliked — can't think of anything I didn't like
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank fairywings351
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2007

I chose this hotel from Expedia's recommended list - and it should be a on a "compelling" list, I honestly think it is the best holiday I've had yet. We had tickets to some of the world cup cricket matches in St Lucia and had no idea what to expect. The Inn on the Bay was absolutely perfect, and from what I saw of the rest of the island, Marigot Bay felt like the best place to stay too. The hotel is right up on the top of the cliffs overlooking the bay and so has a cool breeze and avoids mosquitos. The room was light, spacious and well furnished and I never got tired of looking at THAT view. Breakfast is delicious, fresh fruit & Louise's home baking every morning. Normand can organise anything you feel like doing, from a snorkelling trip to tours of the island, all in the care of the friendliest locals, and picks you up at the end of the day so you don't even have to walk up the hill. I'd definitely go back, and am thinking of sending my parents too.

  • Liked — The welcome, the view, the food, the room
  • Disliked — The only thing that could have been an improvement was more space to hang wet swimming costumes!
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank ljc99
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Florida
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2007

Normand and Louise made us feel right at home in their Inn overlooking beautiful Marigot Bay. We enjoyed their muffins and their humor and quickly learned to follow their advice on what to see and what to do. No effort seemed too much for them as they directed and drove their guests around the island. For them it is a labor of love.

  • Liked — the hospitality
  • Disliked — having to leave
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank kiwiron
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Mississauga, Ontario
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2007

This five room guest house is wonderful - squeaky clean, incredibly welcoming, terrific service and a not-to-be-missed view of Marigot Bay.

Marigot Bay itself has a slice of sophistication and elegance to please the yachters, and still a down to earth local flavour. The fresh fish and produce was wonderful in every restaurant, and the climate, with its constant tradewinds, is the most pleasant of any Caribbean island we've visited.

We enjoyed taking Jean's Water Taxi up and down the coast to beach and snorkelling spots, then upon our return at the end of the day, wandering into the Chateau Mygo in our bathing suits and coverups, for the 2-for-1 Happy Hour before returning "home"!

And Louise and Normand made us feel like this was our home away from home. A thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing stay - highly recommended.

  • Liked — The views and wonderful service
  • Disliked — Lack of good beach
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Bridgy
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Evergreen, CO
Level Contributor
33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2007

We recently traveled with another couple to St Lucia and stayed three nights each at the Stonefield, Inn On The Bay and Ti Kaye. I've also left tripadvisor reviews for Stonefield and Ti Kaye. The Inn keepers, Normand and Louise, are wonderful hosts that truly care about your stay. They provide spacious and spotless rooms in a newer facility and a great breakfast of fresh fruit, fresh baked muffins, breads, cereals, juice, etc...
There is always a great view and a place to sunbathe or cool off in the shade as the pool area overlooks the bay and the deck on the front side of the Inn overlooks the ocean and boasts spectacular sunsets as well. The bay below is great for dining (even 5 star dining), relaxing at the Oasis beach or as a base for traveling to other attractions via a water taxi or rental car. The Inn is a fairly long and steep walk from the bay restaurants, etc... so I'd recommend a rental car, but Normand seemed to offer all of his guests a ride back and forth with no problem. Some of the other guests we met also had a rental and loved using the Inn as a base for day trips. The bay is very picturesque and a popular spot for mooring sailors but not a real haven for water sports enthusiasts. A local resort at the bay (JJ's) will take you to the better dive and snorkel spots. Normand can also arrange any type of trip you'd like with his abundance of local connections. He arranged our water trip to Castries with some of the other guests. If you want to relax, read a book and get to know some new people this place is perfect. If you're looking for beach volleyball and a high energy resort environment, go further North to one of the big commercial resorts. Normand is a fun guy that spends time getting to know his guests while not being overbearing. His company and hospitality were enjoyed by all.
The Inn and it's gracious hosts truly receive 5 stars, but my review of 4 stars reflects the overall environment of Marigot Bay. The Bay has somewhat limited activities and is being redeveloped with the affluent tourist in mind.
If you are planning a trip centered around snorkeling, I have to say that the steps from the Inn to the water aren't worth the effort to descend and then return via all 300 of them!
Overall great hosts and a beautiful facility that I would highly recommend!

  • Liked — Very clean, friendly and safe
  • Disliked — N/A
  • Stayed February 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank TomRoy
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New England
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2007

My husband and I have just returned from a week in St. Lucia this was our second visit to the Island.The first time we stayed in the northern area. This visit we stayed in Marigot Bay, at The Inn on the Bay. What a wonderful private place to relax and enjoy the Island. The view from the Inn is out of this world, it will take your breath away each and every day. It was quiet and so relaxing. I could hear the birds outside our window. We stayed in the smaller room on the corner of the Inn, it was very private. Norman(owner) was so attentive to our very desire, whether it was arranging sailing along the coast or driving us down to the bay for the beach or dinner. He joyfully did it all, 24/7. Louise his wife surprised us each morning at breakfast with a "sweet treat" she prepared, and usually still warm. I recommend the Inn highly, it was perfect.

  • Liked — Quiet private
  • Disliked — the hill
  • Stayed January 2007, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank dkenn3
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Utah
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2007

If you're looking for a spectacularly beautiful spot to spend your honeymoon, in a spotless, quiet, idylic hotel that felt more like a home with proprietors that were always there when you needed them and provided us with everything we wanted then Inn on the Bay is your dream come true! Normand and Louise not only gave us a tip-top service but went the extra mile-literally! in arranging and transporting us on our various daily adventures. We just can't say enough good things about our stay at Inn on the Bay with Normand and Louise.
Mary Amanda and Brent

Stayed January 2007
Helpful?
3 Thank mafair
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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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