We stayed at La Haut Plantation for three nights in May of this year. We couldn't have asked God for better weather, more beautiful views of such an incredible island landscape, or the inn for more courteous staff. We did, however, experience a good bit of discomfort during our stay, and being fair I will address that along with the good points.
We arrived at the modest gate of the property, and were directed to the reception office. Yvette checked us in, and escorted the various members of our party to our rooms. My wife and I had booked the Premium Vista rooms for about $250USD/night, and were escorted to our room, Cashew #2, which does indeed have a premium vista. It does not have A/C though, which is normal in the Caribbean but just be aware because it can get hot. I would recommend Cashew #1 or #3 since the balcony on #2 has walls on either side and does not get good airflow all the time. The room was decorated nicely with indigenous flora presented throughout the room upon arrival. The staff would even furnish guests' rooms with fresh local fruit daily, including mangoes (from the trees outside), papaya (from the tree outside), cashews, bananas, and I even got sour-sop (so good chilled). Underneath the rooms though, elevated on the hillside, there was a lot of construction activity during the day with workers working on the owner's personal home, which is located on the same property as the inn (about 50 yards from my room). The bed in the room was truly comfortable. The showers always had warm water.
The owner's home is where the honeymoon suite is located, as well as the infinity pool. The infinity pool is open to guests only during business hours. An aviary and kennel are also maintained in this area. The aviary is located between the owner's house and the Cashew rooms and makes the area smell strongly of bird feces. The kennel is for guard dogs and is located at the owner's house. The dogs barked for continuously and loudly for hours every night we were there, and if you're in the honeymoon suite (like my relatives were) it is especially loud. We saw the owner several times, either driving in his Range Rover, or briefly making an appearance near the office or restaurant, but we never had the pleasure of meeting or speaking with him.
I must say it was a little disconcerting to see so much activity being done on the owner's abode while there was so much work that could have been being done on the La Haut. There were innumerable cosmetic upgrades that needed to be done on the property (i.e. needed new paint throughout the restaurant, replacement furniture for the old, broken farm equipment and garbage in some of the hillside areas). There were also a good deal of animals on the property, which made it feel like a farm at times. The donkeys' pen was next to the uphill rooms, the aforementioned bird pen, dogs, etc. It would have been fine if that's what we expected and it was disclosed in the advertisements, but we were expecting something else given La Haut's image.
On a more positive note, the staff were consistently kind and accommodating from the office staff, to the bar/restaurant servers, all the way to night security. The bar made great drinks, and even brought some to me and my wife in the pool. The several meals we had at the restaurant were quite tasty, and when we decided to go into Soufriere town to eat the staff were gracious enough to make recommendations. A word of advice: don't try the Ballawoo fish...trust me. Do try any number of satisfying special local Creole combinations.The property, of course, was beautiful as many pictures tell, and I would say that its natural beauty is La Haut's chief strength and support. It is really a unique place.
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