Had a wonderful stay in Marigot Bay
Review Submitted: 09 April 2010
Date of Stay: March 2010
We spent one night in the lower 2BR unit here, somewhat by accident - we had arranged to stay at one of Frank's other places, in town (prop 251845), to avoid having to rent a car again, and it wasn't available the first day. We had arranged a day on the boat with Frank's company (Bateau Mygo) - which was a lot of fun for a reasonable price, by the way - and Frank had offered us to spend the night on the boat. Once we were in St. Lucia, he quite graciously offered us to spend the night here instead of on the boat.
We had seen the listing, and this place definitely exceeded what we expected - it's very spacious, with beautiful views overlooking the bay, a nice patio to eat at, a gorgeous pool which we had to ourselves, very nice kitchen, lots of details (like an iPod docking little stereo, flat screen TV, etc.). We really enjoyed it, and it's hard to decide which of the properties we would choose first next time. Driving in St. Lucia is pretty nuts, and I was quite ready to give back the car keys and relax for a while without driving once we got to Marigot Bay, so the other property was perfect for us. If we were in car/exploring mode, it would be hard not to choose this place. By the way, while the drive up is pretty steep, it is pretty typical by St Lucia standards; we had plenty of steeper and much rougher drives elsewhere on the island. Anywhere in St Lucia, I think a small 4WD (and nerves of steel and a tall drink at the end of the day) is the way to go.
Frank was very nice to deal with and is clearly very busy. In our case, we found him to be very hospitable. He personally shuttled us between the boat and the 2 apartments; he arranged transport to the airport for us; we saw him at the restaurant several times; and he and his charming wife even drove us down from this place to have dinner and back home, since we didn't have a car. He's an interesting to guy to chat with, so strike up a conversation if you see him around and you both have a little time.
Regarding the restaurant, I don't think it's overpriced - it is normal Marigot Bay pricing on an island where food is generally not cheap. Doolittles is the same price level, I would say (I preferred Chateau Mygo, but both are good). Neither are 5 star restaurants, but this restaurant exceeded my expectations - it is nicer food, certainly, than your basic by-the-sea tourist-area restaurant normally is. We had several meals here.
Hope to make it back!
Helpful votes: 5/6
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