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Balenbouche Estate

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P.O. Box VF 707 | Saint Lucia, Laborie, St. Lucia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got married at a nearby resort and the day after, got dressed up again and went to take photos at different locations. We stopped at Balenbouche and were not disappointed. Upon driving in, someone came out of the house to say hello. We met the owner (very nice German woman) who told us sure, no problem to use her... More 

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Still run by the family of the original owners and delightfully restored, this old plantation once had its own sugar/molasses refinery driven by a still intact water wheel. The gardens are delightful and well maintained and they have converted this historic location to a tourist venue with small villas on site.

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I lead a yoga retreat at Balenbouche last week & was so happy to offer my participants such a sweet slice of paradise. The grounds are beautiful as are the accommodations. Everything the site says is accurate: the buildings are integrated into the larger environment so a lot is open air. As such, bugs and the natural world are a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Returning to Balenbouche at night after a long day of driving, adventuring, and enjoying the beautiful island felt like coming home. The estate itself felt like our yard, and the cottage like our own little private home. We even felt like we knew the dogs well. Moreover, Verena helped us plan our itinerary for locations and local events, and this... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

La Balenbouche stands apart from the other resorts we stayed at or visited on St Lucia. It is a genuinely family-run guest house which provides a characterful place to stay, friendly dogs, the occasional dinner, peace and seclusion. Our room had a faded charm albeit no hot water in the sink. The grounds are delightful but the two beaches are... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We just returned from a 3 day stay at the Almond cottage at Balenbouche and the trip was too short! We had stayed for a week in a house in Soufriere and happened to find this place as we were looking for something close to nature and unlike the sterile environments that much of the resorts offer. We were so... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I went to Balenbouche last July to celebrate the birthday of my local friend, but we had mixed feelings about Balenbouche. Although the first welcome was okey, they showed us the place and cottage, the cottage itself was not clean (forgotten). We wanted to take a look at the beach, but there was a bunch of dogs which came up... More 

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EcoParadise, Owner at Balenbouche Estate, responded to this review

When the couple arrived, the lady immediately said that she "hated dogs." Because we have several dogs and we didn't want them to feel uncomfortable, we asked them if they wanted to find another place to stay. Our dogs are not aggressive and actually very friendly, they are just alert and sense if someone is apprehensive or scared. Most of... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We stayed here at the end of our trip in April 2014. Uta and her family were so warm and hospitable and combined with the rustic charm of our accommodation made it such a relaxing place to stay. The cottages are scattered around the old plantation ( a torch came in very handy !) which makes them very private .We... More 

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cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Balenbouche offers travellers a unique and dream-like experience. We spent 5 nights in the Banyan cottage, which has 3 double bedrooms and a great patio. The place boasts with character. The dark wood panels, combined with the shade of the jungle make the cottage a bit dark, but very enjoyable on a hot day. The cottage has been decorated with... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We stayed at Balenbouche in August 2013; relatives were staying at an all-inclusive in Vieux Fort and we wanted to have an alternative place for the whole family to get together for parts of a short vacation (all-inclusives do not allow visitors; the only way for extended family to be together is if you are all staying there). Balenbouche was... More 

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