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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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

Balenbouche Estate is a gem in the sense that it is authentically caribbean. The grounds are lush. The accommodations are charming in the same sense. This is where one experiences the real West Indies. The meals were out of this world. Fresh, organic produce cooked expertly into very tasty dishes. My husband thinks I actually lost weight during this trip... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2010

We did not get to stay at Balenbouche, though many members of my party wish we had! Unfortunatly we were a large pary and they were already booked and we missed out, but we did stop by one evening for a tour and dinner. This was a real highlight of our trip. Such an eclectic look, lovely hosts, interesting history,... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010

We had a great time at Balenbouche Estate. It provided us with a week of rest and relaxation. The staff and owner, Uta, are very welcoming and hospitality is top-notch. The cottages aren't for everyone though. This is very much an eco experience with nature right at your door step. The estate grounds are well maintained and there are a... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2010

what a place! we arrived at 9:30 pm with hot dinner, a lit up cottage, and smiling hosts waiting for us. The owners Uta and Verena were the full definition of grace, hospitality, kindness and accommodating. Our cottage was the Frangipani. One fact to note is this cottage in particular has no glass on the windows, so the nature came... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2010

This was our favourite place in all St Lucia. It is utterly magical. The setting is surely unique, the buildings are fascinating, the hostesses are helpful, charming and very interesting and the peace is wonderful. But it isnt for everyone, so if you want toiletries, daily towel exchange, daily maid service, air con etc, go to the hundreds of ordinary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2010

It's hard to put our wonderful experience into words. So I'll describe some facts first and then return to our overall experience. This estate is located near the fishing village of Laborie, and about 20 minutes from both Vieux Fort and Soufriere. It's an old plantation/mill with a central plantation house and several cottages located around the grounds. We stayed... More 

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Banbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2010

We arrived late and without baggage thanks to an airline mix-up. We were given a very warm welcome, provided with some night clothes and a wonderful dinner before collapsing into bed in our cottage (The Almond). We woke early next morning and got our first glimpse of paradise. The setting is stunning with lush tropical vegetation, the ruins of an... More 

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2009

Turn-of-the-century elegance run by a very friendly family in a prime location. Fantastic estate grounds with paths to the coast. Good swimming beach a few minutes drive away at Labourie. Possible to self-cater, or Uta & Verena will whip up something for you in the evening. Few mod-cons, bring your insect repellant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2009

We spent the day roaming around this lush green plantation-far from the tourist crowds and noisy cities of Saint Lucia. When the rain came down in droves we were invited into the French Colonial Plantation house for a coffee on the wrap around -supremely filmic, porch. I felt as if we had stepped back in time, although the German owners... More 

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2009

We were utterly charmed from the second we arrived at Balenbouche. This elegant, ramshackle estate seeped with its treasures and history makes you feel like you have stepped into a timelessness that is a joy to explore. Running Balenbouche is an intelligent, passionate and gifted family (Utta & her two daughters Verena & Anitanja) whose hard work and dedication shines... More 

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