My partner and I came to Nature's Paradise between 25 Jan and 5 feb to celebrate my 50th birthday. He's more used to skiing trips so was completely unprepared for this caribbean Idyll and was bowled over from day one,. We stayed in Advocado cottage which had everything we needed for a relaxing and romantic stay, with a small kitchenette which was fine for the few snack-meals we prepared, a large shower/ washroom and an oversize four-poster which was soooo comfortable!
Nature's paradise offers the kind of holiday where you can do as little or as much as you like, we enjoyed several evenings just reading and drinking the local beer (Piton) on our wooden veranda overlooking the sea, lulled by the sounds of the birds and little tree frogs ( which 'visited' every evening, along with 'our' gecko and could be seen high on the exterior walls of the cottage waiting for unsuspecting moths) . Oh, I must mention the local finches too, which arrive on the veranda as soon as you get home. They're very bold and with a little patience you have them eating from your hand. Dave and Wanda were the perfect hosts, Dave being very knowledgeable about the island, its history, and the best places to go etc, and Wanda, who bakes the best muffins and banana bread to go with the tropical fruit breakfast. They are both lovely people who are keen to ensure you have a great holiday, and nothing is too much trouble for them.
We stayed for 11 nights and for the most part there were two other couples there too, however the pool was never crowded as folks tend to have their own plans and there is so much to see and experience in St Lucia that you have to drag yourself away from Natures's Paradise to experience it all.
Marigot Bay itself is a short drive drive down the hillside - we didnt chance walking down to the bay as I'd recently torn some ligaments in my ankle though we know other guests did and found the walk ok if you're moderately active. The only thing I would say is if you plan to walk back up the hill after dark you need a good torch and a good sense of direction because it really is pitch black, with only the stars and the moon to light your way. There are 6 or so restaurants/bars, all of which make for an enjoyable evening out though the price of food in the bay is more expensive than anywhere else, but hey.. its one of the most picturesque settings in the caribbean......
We have been home now several weeks and our tans are fading but not our memories. We can thoroughly recommend Dave and Wanda's place and would love to go back some day too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- NATURE'S PARADISE at Marigot Bay A St. Lucia Eco-Lux vacation with a breathtaking Caribbean Sea view. Avocado Cottage and Banana Cottage are located on a quiet ridge high above the sea at Marigot Bay. The spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea creates the mood. Marigot Bay is what you have in mind when you think "Tropical Paradise". Our lush Tropical Gardens surround your private one-bedroom Cottage. Palms and Bougainvillea offer shade and color. You awake in the morning stunned by the breathtaking brilliance of the Caribbean - a turquoise like you have never imagined. PARADISE on a BUDGET Your Cottage is designed with romance and privacy as the keys to a great vacation. The French Provincial Four-Poster Queen-Size bed is draped with netting from Thailand. Constant trade winds make air conditioning unnecessary. Our large ceiling fans guarantee your comfort. The roofing is high and angled to allow plenty of light and airflow. The bathroom features a glass block shower and a built-in hairdryer. The sliding glass door opens onto a large balcony with those fabulous ocean views. Our Tropical Breakfast (Mon - Fri) begins at eight and lasts until you have finished dining on our fresh breads & muffins. Fresh fruit is always available. The seasons dictate which fruits are on the table. Dining is in the Villa. NATURE'S PARADISE Eco-Lux, Adventure, Relaxation, Romance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nature`s Paradise Hotel Marigot Bay