The perfect choice for an escape to Paradise
Review Submitted: 21 February 2012
Date of Stay: February 2012
This was my very first trip to a Caribbean island and I have to say I couldn't have make a better choice!
Whenever I travel, I like to get to know the place and get in contact with the local culture, history, traditions and people. I've been looking for a quiet, large, private house and the Plantation Villa is all that and more. It is very homey, stylish and comfortable, it is equipped with everything you would normally need during your vacation, spotless clean and simply awesome. I loved my big bedroom with ensuite bathroom, the huge four poster bed where no mosquitos would ever bite you, being protected by a net all over. The other two bedrooms upstairs were just as nicely furnished, with lovely view over the bay that my friend enjoyed every morning.
We didn't spend too much time at the villa during the day, but the maid stopped by daily and took care of the house and our needs. The house has an alarm system, but we never felt the need to use it, the beautiful german shepperd, Maya, made us feel more than secure. She is such a lovely dog, I loved waking up in the mornings, open the window to my bedroom and have her greet me with such joy!
The location of the villa is ideal if you want to be close to town, restaurants, shops, etc., but yet private enough that you see no other house/neighbor from the yard. It is a hidden gem on the top of a hill, overlooking the bay and the sea, the views are mesmerizing at day and night. A 4x4 car is needed at all times during your stay there, but Cathy, the owner will be happy to help you find a rental.
As for the owners of the property, Cathy and Jaques Rioux, they are some of the nicest people I've met. Very welcoming, happy to share the information you'll need and Jaques is an exquisite french chef. His new restaurant, Jaques Waterfront Dinning in Rodney Bay area, is the perfect spot for a lovely al fresco dinner. I loved the Sunday brunch with live jazz music too!
Thank you for everything Cathy and Jaques, you've both made my vacation special. I'll be back sometime for a longer period in St. Lucia and for sure I will stay again at the Plantation Villa.
Ema from Romania and Gary from USA
Owner's Response: Dear Ema, Thank you so much for your superb review of Mango Plantation. It's nice to know that you enjoyed the house as much as we do! especially Maya, what a darling she is!" It was a pleasure to have you and Gary stay and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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