We visited Lotus Chi Gardens in Aug 13. i must say i really impressed with what Ellen and Jimmy have created. They have built 2 beautiful apartments within their private residence which provides security for guests. . The top apartment which is a 1 bed self contained apt can sleep 2 or 4 people. It had everything we needed and the owners had provided an arrival pack so we didnt have to worry about the basics to make a cuppa or have a snack on arrival. There was lots of space on the balcony to enjoy the warm evenings. The view to the marina is beautiful and from the bedroom is lush green tropical garden. The smaller studio apartment is perfect for a couple or if a larger family wanted to stay older children could have their own space. This locations is perfect for anyone who wants to get away from the typical hotel holiday. If you like to get out and about and have a more St Lucian experience then this is perfect. Even better if you want to re connect with yourself (living the busy lives we do) and want to combine your holiday with some Tai Chi or Yoga style stretching as these classes are offered on the property in a purpose built studio and offered within the price, taught by Jimmy who is a Master in Tai Chi.
So what about the days you do want to sit round the pool, there isnt one?? Within 2 min walk there is a lovely hotel Auberge Seraphine where you can use their facilities for eating, drinking or lazing round the pool. The best thing is its a business hotel so some days you can have the pool to yourself. 5min walk and you will find the Pointe Seraphine Duty Free complex, and another 20 min walk brings you to the city of Castries for local markets, shops, banking etc.
So what about a beautiful Caribbean beach, that is about 20 - 25 min walk or if you catch a local bus its a couple minutes to Vigie beach which is a beautiful stretch of beach with golden sand and with only one hotel on the beach you can find lots of space for yourself. The bus can also take you up North where there is more action day and night, Rodney Bay is built for tourists so has all the familiar restaurants shops and beach.
So back to Lotus Chi, the gardens are really beautiful Jimmy has been landscaping for 10 years and this is evident in the gardens. So many varieties of plants and fruit trees within the property. Jimmy and Ellen will be able to help you with anything you want to know about the island. if you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing holiday but want to see more of the real St Lucia that is not just about the beach or the hotel pool this might be the place for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 1 bed apt that can sleep 4 with a sofa bed. Open plan kitchen and living area. 1 bathroom. Balcony from the living area and from bedroom area offering beautiful views of gardens, marina and surrounding areas. 1 bed studio apartment with sofa bed, open plan kitchen and living area with 1 bathroom. Balcony area with lovely views of the gardens. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lotus Chi Garden Apartments St. Lucia/Castries