My husband and I booked a five night stay at Petit Byahaut in January of 2006 to relax before we started new (and very stressful) jobs. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
As another reviewer wrote, when you arrive at the airport, you are greeted by Robert, the taxi driver. Robert then takes you to a dock where you will meet the boat operator, who takes you around the cliffs to the resort. "Boat" is a little generous--it was actually a little dinghy, barely more than a lifeboat with a motor! I was glad that I was wearing sandals, because my feet got completely soaked (and my luggage got a little wet, also).
As we pulled up to the resot in Sunset, it almost looked like there was nothing there! But soon we saw the rustic reception area and the dogs running along the beach to greet us. We were welcomed with a drink and a lively hostess. She chatted with us for a while and then showed us to our little cabin.
The room was very rustic--it almost looked like grecian ruins in one section! But I thought it was rather charming. I loved walking back through the thick overgrowth to get to it. Although we didn't have much of a view, we could still see plenty of greenery and snippets of ocean.
We then proceeded to do virtually nothing for our entire stay. We played scrabble and napped and read books and laid around on the beach, jumping in to the water from time to time to cool off. We did take on escorted hike with Robert, the taxi driver, which was lovely (despite a mid-hike rainstorm). It's clear, however, that St. Lucia is a very economically depressed island--there was very little do outside the resort.
The absolute best part about our stay was the food!!! We had reuested vegan meals, and they were glad to oblige. They didn't know what that meant until we explained it (no meat, no dairy), so we were nervous about how it would go. But the things the chef came up with were so inventive and flavorful! I've eaten in vegan specialty restaurants all over the place and NEVER had food that was so consistently fresh and innovative. It was so generous of them to even agree to make vegan meals for us. That they went out of their way to make DELICIOUS meals made our trip incredibly special.
The reason I give them four-stars is that the cabins are just a little too rustic. I think they could do with a little more luxury--nothing special, just some nicer decorations and linens. All in all, though, the experience was relaxing and secluded, and the service was wonderful.
- Also Known As:
- Petit Byahaut Hotel St. Vincent
- Petit Byahaut St Vincent
- Petit Byahaut St. Vincent, St. Vincent And The Grenadines