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... like. There were also samples at the coconut station where we saw how they get the milk and meat and then use the husks for fuel. For anybody interested in history, food, or botany, this tour was a good one.
However, as it had taken so long to get out that way, I headed back right after the tour as I didn't exactly want to miss my flight. Again, the view was gorgeous and the drive was long, made even longer because it was raining and the ...
... but getting some interesting fish, and a very persistent line of squid, in two distinct size ranges, but in the same line.
After leaving here, we drove south sticking to the coast wherever we could, and seeing some very pretty beaches in gaps in the limestone cliffs, particularly Playa Forti and Playa Lagun, with high cliffs either side, and sandy bottom leading out to what looks like coral.
We head back, trying to stay south, but ending up ...
... a supermarket just behind the Catholic church where I bought some cold cuts and a couple of cans of fruit punch.
Ran into Debbie outside the Downtown and had a quick chat, then it started to rain so I went back to the room, made a couple of rum punches and updated my journal. It’s about 2pm now and the rain has stopped so I might head out and grab some lunch.
Ended up eating at the De Belle Vue Creole Restaurant and Bar which is upstairs overlooking ...
... to the dive boat and ready to return to our resort. Again Bob took lots of photographs underwater, and uploaded a few for you to see below
After making our way back to the room we had to clean our scuba gear and set it out to dry. We decided to grab lunch in the village and do a bit of shopping before our Sunset Cruise at 5p.m. We had a "jamaican jerk chicken" pizza at the local cafe and did ...
... had a rain jacket. I had nothing but the rain was warm and I refused to be put out by the weather so I got soaked and we wandered around the gardens/rainforest checking out the exotic trees (cocoa, nutmeg, cinnamon), the waterfall, and the birds. We also took a dip in the mineral baths, which felt nice. The water comming down the waterfall was full of volcanic minerals and was black in color.
We had heard about this ...
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Mago is a very special place and we highly recommend it. We read the reviews and booked a last minute trip. We really didn''t know what to expect, and we were ready to take an adventure. When we arrived the staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. They led us to our room that was breathtaking with one wall completely open to an amazing view of the Pitons. The hotel is built into the mountain and the rooms are surrounded by plants and trees. We didn't have any problem with mosquitos but there were nets if we needed them. The rooms are not air conditioned, which was what we were looking for so we were able to hear the sounds of the night. The chef made us wonderful island food and our server, Venus, was great. They have a new pool deck that is about 6 weeks old and allows you to lounge by the pool while overlooking the town and the Pitons. They are adding more rooms and renovating their kitchen. We walked to the town a couple of times and found some nice places to visit. The beach is not that great and recommend taking a boat or taxi to one of the others, which is easy. Negogiate your price before or have the hotel help you. Mago is the perfect place. Enjoy, I know we did.
Mago means "magician" in Spanish. The perfect place for a magical, unique atmosphere! We had our honeymoon here and two thumps up for architectural design: each space is cozy, rustic and secluded.
The view is breathtaking too. In short if you are looking for a romantic place to stay this is definitely the place to go.
P.S. to the owner: I'm from Spain and really enjoyed the "Ibizan" taste in Mago. I'm sure your house Ibiza is as special as this one.
Thanks for a great wedding
For us Mago Estate will forever remain a cherished and nostalgic place for this is where we got married. The hotel itself holds a raw beauty that compliments the surrounding area. Our suite (Kabir) was beautiful and private-perfect for that romantic getaway. But above all the thing that will most be remembered and appreciated is the kind and hard working staff here who did their utmost to accommodate and satisfy us.
Nigel was wonderful, Karan, so friendly, helpful and sincere. Special thanks to Kendal - a super P.R. person and Jemma who picked beautiful seashells from the beach we were married at, and Wendy for the gorgeous smile all day-everyday. Thank you all for making this stay truly special.
Tom and Joanna Burke, New Mexico
My husband and I were looking forward to 4 days of quite, and relaxing vacation. The trip from airport to hotel was 90 mins. of hell. The taxi had no air conditioning and I think the brake was going out.
I booked a last minute room here for 2 nights as i was staying in Barbados and had a couple of days before my friend joined me - it was my first trip to St. Lucia. Friends in Barbados had recommended several other hotels but they were all booked. A driver picked me up from the airport who was the receptionist's brother and very friendly. He offered to show me around the following day.
We stayed at the Mago the first week of November and loved the hotel. If you are looking for the typical "cocoon" resort, packed with people and activities, want to sit at a crowded pool or restaurant, take a shuttle everywhere you go, this is not for you.
My new husband and I (we were supposed to get married at Mago but ended up at another hotel on St. Lucia because Mago was so bad) were charmed by the website, but the hotel did not live up to what it could be. Previous negative reviews were correct, in our experience. Below is a letter I sent to the owner--who lives in Spain, which could explain some of the problems--there has been no response. I neglected to add that I should have noticed something was amiss when communication with the hotel via e-mail, fax, and telephone was spotty at best, including in trying to arrange transfer from the airport.
WOW..... What a very unique hotel!! We stayed there for our honeymoon August 11-18. We stayed in "Brutus" - a very comfortable room with a fantastic view of the beach and the Pitons... you can just lay in bed and be mesmerized by the spectacular view that is forever changing because of the sunlight. I am the type of person that needs air conditioning... This room did not have it and we did not even need it in the middle of August!!... We both were VERY comfortable and happy to be nestled in this the cool Rain Forest Resort.
this is a realy lovely place with a wonderful view to soufriere and the pitons. everyone is so friendly and the new manager Ian made my stay EXTRA SPECIAL!!!!
We were initially attracted to Mago Estate because it claimed to be the small exclusive luxury hotel in the St. Lucia - on the contrary, the first day we arrived, we could not wait to leave the place - unfortunately, both Lader and Anse Chastanet were fully booked - we finally got lucky the 5th night at Ladera. This place is not what they claim to be, the prices of the room should be much cheaper than it is - the service (not the local people that worked there) of the management team (recent changes, and awful) was awful. The first night we got there our reserved room was taken by one of the managaement team members, and we were upgraded (another story here) but lied about the fact. We heard later, that we werent the only ones, people check in and prople swiftly checkout.