We just returned from spending the week in Soufriere, St. Lucia at the truly amazing Mago Estate Hotel!!! I am a bit bewildered by the other reviews as they couldn't have been staying at the same place we were.. perhpas it's just who you are and what you're looking for or how long ago you stayed as Mago is under new management. We love adventure, we would never want a Sandals cookie cutter experience - why be anywhere? We are sporty, we liked the hills and the steps keeping us in shape, we loved the sounds of the village below (music, dogs, roosters mixed with the tree frogs), you can take the bus anywhere for $1-$3 US with the locals, you can grab a water taxi and see the coast or jump to a pretty beach.) The drive in volcano, Petit Piton, snorkeling, a botanical garden, 2 great tourable plantations are all in walking distance.
We were blown away by the hospitality of the genuine & friendly staff that made us feel like the most important people in the world! The food at Mago was A-Mazing. We stayed in one of the beautiful Jr. Caribean Suites that I could live a very happy life in. The small pools were just right for a fun or romantic dip.. the ocean below provides more water if you want it and has plenty of great snorkeling opps. We spent lots of time in town with the locals, walked all over eating mangos wherever we were, climbed Petit Piton, snorkeled at it's base, jumped a bus to Marigot bay and Castries, Ocean Kayaked, hit the markets..... the list is long. But the thing is no matter how many wonderful things we did and saw in St. lucia w/out hesitation both of us agree that our favorite part was MAGO. Dining with Orlando (award winning consult chef on a mission to deliver authentic local caribbean flavors) was AMAZING! (food artist is now on board!), Breakfast in that magical place with those views and our friendly staff every morning was WONDERFUL!
Perhaps marketing could be directed to adventure travelers or adventure racers, people who like to stay fit, people who like to find authentic culture in a magical place, and you can now add foodies to the list. Mago was everything and more than we dreamed it would be! 5 Stars!!!
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Mago Estate
- Mago Estate Soufrière
- Mago Estate Hotel St. Lucia/Soufriere