Stonefield is a beautiful estate, with superb views, quiet and romantic. The staff were all pleasant and helpful. The hotel and rooms offers a traditional Caribbean setting, not especially modern so if that's what you looking for stay else where. We stayed in Jacaranda, which was a 2 room suite. The first room being a nice living kitchen area, older style kitchen but furnishings were simple and classic, looked nice. The first room is open air with just screens. The bedroom is closed off by plexi glass, but you can't really see it. It's just to keep the bedroom cool as it has air conditioning unit. The deck has beautiful views of piton and ocean, very private and relaxing.
Mosquitos! Your in the rainforest, expect it. I was worried about these as they love me. I sprayed, my feet in the morning and at night full spray. I also bought this clip on repellant fan that you turn on and keep next to you. The worst place for them was the bathroom/shower, especially when I woke up and went in unprepared.
Mango tree has great view, and food is good. Not the best i had on island but traditional Caribbean. Breakfast is delish. Barbecue night is fun, other scheduled entertainment did not happen while we were there. This restaurant in evenings is very subdued, lacked atmosphere for me, so we went offsite most evenings.
The malgretoute beach close to the hotel is walkable but coming back up is quite the hike. I'm not sure how much longer this beach will be accessible as they are beginning the build of a hotel. This beach has no chairs, and while there is a bar/rest in corner it isn't always open. It's is also filled with trash. Great if you just look forward towards ocean. I'm sure the development plans will clean that up in future.
Beaches bring me to my biggest issue. If you want to just relax on the beach often, this isn't the hotel for you. Stay at sugar beach (this would be my second choice of hotel, its property is amazing) or anse chasnet. We went to both beaches, sugar beach is the prettiest and closer. Anse chasnet is a crazy drive on undeveloped road, take a boat out the soufriere harbor and save your self that ride. If you are not staying at the beach resorts you will be offered beds on other side of beach, it's kinda sucky. Not because beach is any different but beds are crappy and shoved in one end. You can lay your towel any where but I wanted bed with umbrella and drinks service. At sugar beach you can buy a day pass, only at reception. This allows you use of their facilities and beds, for very costly $50 person, ouch!! We were there for day so it was worth it.
Points to note about StLucia and stone field
1. Internet access is poor at hotel. I didn't mind that it isn't in the rooms but at times you could only get it in reception, and its slow connection.
2. Asking housekeeping for something takes a long time to deliver. If housekeeper is at other end of property she can not run you up a towel, that would be counter productive and exhausting. Be patient.
3. Villas are wooded frame out, it can get windy and stormy at night, that makes frame and doors rattle and shake. Can definitely be little disruptive to sleeping when your not used to it.
4. Taxi drivers are more like tour guides, we requested ours over and over as he was great. Ask for juniors taxis, we used Clyde most of the time. I occasionally called junior myself and arranged taxis and got good deal. There is book in room with taxi fares, sometimes got little cheaper. I booked them to take us several local places one day, and they wait and take you on. Clyde showed us around too.
3. Driving is crazy, the roads can be scary. If your brave enough to rent car at least get taxi from airport, and get car in town.
4. Go to Anse la Raye fish fry on a friday night, and eat your heart out.
5. Put minutes on the cell phone the hotel gives you, it will come in handy. 69 cent min.
6. Locals are very friendly, trust your gut and let them show you their hospitality. Dennis the jewelry guy, showed us around town, even found me a coconut and cracked it so I could get the meat. Of course I bought few of his seed necklaces after, I really liked them.
7. Ask for grocery store stop on way to hotel. Few snacks and supplies for drinks came in handy when we were relaxing in room.
8. Go to Bouchon and Dasheene for dinner, you will be glad you did.
9. Soufriere is very quiet area at night, after dinner it's time for bed. However on weekends there is a little nightlife to be found in town.
Stonefield, is lovely hotel, if you want relaxation and good central point to get around this is the place to stay.
All look great, jacaranda and orchid looked good to me.
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