I want to start off with saying typically I wouldn't review where I stay. I'm pretty easy to please, anywhere with a beach, sun & nice locals is good for me. However, this was our honeymoon, we spent almost $8000 on a sandals hineymoon which everyone made it sound like that is the place to be. Not so much.
Our first day there was hectic, granted its hurricane season, so it's pouring rain, we had a pirate transfer which was great, our driver showed us around the island a little bit but boy did I ever get car sick. I don't get motion sickness but those roads will turn anyone's stomach. We had a two storey butler villa. Honestly, this will make or break your trip, when we went to book it was only 2000 difference between an average room or a butler villa. Butler villa it is! Our pool was chilly, but I wouldn't complain, we were at the very end of the villas and la toc all together so it was quiet, peaceful, our butters Lola and Clovis were truly amazing, offered everything under the sun. Our room was big two streys of course, fairly clean nothing truly to complain about. M first complaint would be the shuttle service from the butler lounge to the main front desk, some days we waited 20 minutes, one day we waited 45 mins, our butlers even had to drive us down the hill a few days because they were embarrassed. Which obviously was great of them, but obviously this is a common problem should probably get fixed.
Night life is a joke, like I mean we were sometimes the only ones in the bar, not really sure where anyone goes past 8pm
We ended up making friends with the bartenders at cricketer the n glitch pub, popularity grew and hats where we spent a lot of time, everyone was laid back and cool, nothing absolutely nothing in st Lucia is fast paced, but why should it be!? You're on a holiday. As for th small orders, you could always order more, they neve minded we learnt very quick that ordering sizes were tiny, so we just ordered more.
Our weather was horrible, rain everyday, infant the first day we saw sun was the day before we left me at that point I was sick and didn't care anymore.
You pretty much need to have a butter to get a chair by any pool or the beach, we typically liked to be around neptunes, seemed quieter, no complaints we had a seat on the bench whenever we wend one. Room service food was great, but order who hours in advance, it literally ales forever, one night we actually fell asleep waiting for it and they left it outside
Lots if cats in the resort but hey explained its because there was a lot of rats and mice previously with all the food. Ill take cats anyday bank you.
Neptunes was a joke, took them over two hours to get us a pepperoni pizza, we ordered a hamburger and mozzerlla sticks I between and told them just to cancel our order. Horrible service.
La toc was good, resveration only, super cold rom, food was just meh, nothing to brag about
Kimonos was more if. Fn experience, food was good nothing I would go running back for
Gordon's at the grand was my all time fav, food was to die for, I waned to eat the every night
Everything else was just borderline okay. Armando's was the same old food you'll find anywhere else
Without havin. Butler by your side you truly don't get treated thA great, there was definitely workers there who loved life was all gang hoe about the resort there wre others who looked like someone run over their dog. When we ate at the pavilion we weren't turreted well at all, shout our butlers taking us to the restaurants we got horrible seating.
Overall get a butler service or don't go at all.
We went into Castries instead of excursions, yet were crazy priced for something so small. Joe knows was 160 per person for 4 hours. Ummmmm no thanks. S we made our way into tiwn, hangout all day met locals it was great everyone's friendly ate sme local food, truly amazing.
Good resort, definitely the best one out of the three we visited them all. Very couple like resort almost everyone was on their hineymoon, very very expensive, everything was. I definitely loved st Lucia the country, not so sure I would spend that money for what I got however.
All nd all, if you want to go the only way to go is with butter service otherwise you really don't seem to matter to them. I tipped anyways, I lay way we gt better service, every 1 American dollars was 2.50 ec dollars to them so they appreciated a few dollars here and there.
Good luck with your choice,,,
Butler service or bust
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