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... and bathed in its cascades, dipping in pools among the rock and standing beneath the fall for a massage like no other. We all could have happily stayed here for the entire day but Mishanna promised they had more awesome to show us. We pressed on to the famous Pitons and sat at an outside restaurant at their base staring up at these beautiful volcanic formations some 2,600 feet high, enjoying frozen cocktails, local cuisine and great company. Driving up into clouds ...
... cruise ship. One of the guys from the boat company was nice enough to drive us over there to catch the tour from that point.
The boat left the bay and went out to find some whales. Obviously since this is looking for animals in the wild, there are no guarantees you'll see anything, but the brochure advertises that they see whales 85% of the time. I figured that even if we didn't it's still a nice boat ride. It was. The weather was gorgeous and ...
... 8217;s Bar with a Chairman’s and Coke – the girl behind the bar mixed it and asked me if it was too strong, which it was (probably kill a horse) so I asked her to top it up, which she did. This place is similar to most of the bars in Soufriere – very much a local thing - ceiling fans instead of A/C, plastic tables and chairs, and a small bar with a limited selection of spirits on display behind it. Sue’s had the added touch of tablecloths and a small ...
... We paid our $4 pp US and we were off.
Somehow, we managed to not mention in our previous travel journals that Globetrotter Anita sometimes gets a little motion sick, particularly when driving on especially bumpy or winding roads. I’ll spare you the details. Just know that the hour and 15-minute ride from Castries to Soufriere was not all that pleasant for me. Anyway, we arrived in one piece and were greeted by an up-close view of the those massive Pitons.
... arrived at Soufriere Bay, near the town of Soufriere in mid afternoon. (Soufriere—"sulphur mine" in French) is a popular name in these volcanic islands for bays, volcanoes, towns, and even rum.) Soufriere Bay is the first Bay north of Petite Piton and the view looking south is stunning. The Pitons rise near vertically out of the sea to almost 3000 feet and are the trademark of St. Lucia.
Similar to Dominica, boat boys are prolific in St. Lucia and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Crystals Soufrière
Within five minutes of our arrival we felt as though we had known Monica and Martin for years! They are a lovely, friendly couple who made our visit magical with special touches like complimentary champagne, beautiful flowers, chocolates and candles on Valentine's Day, and a wonderful cocktail party mid-week. Our cottage (Papaya) was perfect: comfortable, beautifully furnished, and very clean, with breathtaking views. Crystals is a jewel - hidden away above the town of Soufriere with views of the Piton Mountains and the Caribbean Sea. Monica is a very thoughtful and efficient hostess who arranged to have someone meet us at the airport upon arrival and organized our 4-wheel drive rental. We arrived in St Lucia intending to fully explore the island; but thanks to our exquisite surroundings we stayed close to home all week enjoying the peace, tranquillity and friendly attentions of the staff at Crystals. We can't say enough about Crystals -- it is a stunning vacation spot with the best hosts one could wish for!
We just returned from a wonderful 6-night stay in St. Lucia. We split our time 4 nights at Crystals and 2 nights in Marigot Bay.
If you are looking for a luxurious, romantic, secluded accommodation at a reasonable price, look no further. CRYSTALS, owned and operated by ex-pat Monica (Irish-born, English boarding school-bred) and her husband Martin (St. Lucian), is a collection of four self-catering bungalows. We had million dollar views of the famed Pitons, the Sulphur Volcano, and the sea.
In early February 2005 my wife and I spent 9 days at Crystals then spent 6 more days at Rodney Bay in the North. Crystals is far removed from the hustle and bustle of your typical beach side resort, it is set on a mountainside with breathtaking views of the Pitons (two pointy mountains that St. Lucia is known for). Make sure that you get the cottage that faces the Pitons with it's own private plunge pool and bedroom french doors that open to a view of the Pitons that you will not soon forget and Sheba the friendly dog will keep watch at night and laze around during the day. The owners Monica and Martin Charles are very friendly and accomodating. Crystals is not for everyone, it is isolated and open to the jungle environment and it is a good idea to have a jeep which Monica can arrainge for you . We loved it, we like the native atmosphere, the seclusion and the choice to barbeque by the pool or go into town for dinner. If we retrurn to St. Lucia we would defintely stay at Crystals once again.
Week end paradise
My boyfriend and I went to ST Lucia for a week end we stayed 2 truly romantic days at Crystals in Soufriere,for us it was very special and different, we felt like Adam and Eve.we hope to spend lots more week ends in St Lucia and at Crystals. we love it.
We had a honeymoon that we will never forget
we stayed two weeks at Crystals for our honeymoon, we could not have asked for a better place to stay, we had a very romantic room with a postcard view and our hosts made our stay extra special thank you monica and Martin.We hope to return