We spent eight nights at Fond Bay and seven nights on the other side of the island at TiKaye Village. The combo made for a perfect vacation for us - but probably not for everyone.
Fond Bay is on the SE side of the island which is the Atlantic side. The view of the bay is absolutely wonderful. It is at least a 15 minute hike to the beach and fairly strenuous. The setting of the beach is a glorious half-moon with rocky cliffs on each end. However, there is considerable trash, and I am not confident the water is safe for swimming. For viewing, picture taking, walking and shell-hunting, it is excellent.
We were kindly upgraded to an ocean view suite which has been described well in other posts. It consists of a large bedroom with a comfortable bed and a closet. The room was "mildly" air conditioned, and might be considered too warm for some folks. The bathroom had a large shower with plenty of pressure and hot water. The kitchen/livingroom had a large sliding door with a screen that opened to the deck. Furniture consisted of a sofa, coffee table, and a kitchen table with two chairs. There was a small TV with decent cable reception and good wifi access throughout. The "kitchen" is a sink, small fridge and microwave. Utensils, plates, bowls, glasses, etc. are in twos - period. Everything was spotlessly clean and in good condition.
The view from our room, our deck and the villa pool was enough to entertain us day after day. The second pool is a bit smaller with less of a view. We were not allowed to use the villa pool on the weekend because of "maintenance" being done on the wonderfully landscaped gardens.
Fond Bay may be the best value on the island IF you know what you are getting. You will need a rental car or a cab to get to any restaurant. Be sure to establish the cost of a cab fare BEFORE committing. Most of the cabbies are fine, honest people, but we definitely got ripped off once. The owners live in the villa, unless it is rented in which case they move to one of the suites. I think the maximum number of people on the grounds is 14 - adults only. We were there alone for the first two days and joined by a single young lady for the remainder. If you are looking for quiet, relaxed, private and isolated, this is the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fond Bay Suites and Villa is ideal for vacationers seeking a true Caribbean experience or a quiet relaxing getaway. Located off the beaten path amidst the spectacular and historical east coast where beaches are unspoiled and ocean views are the most intriguing. Take a walk to secluded Fond Bay beach, where you could have the entire beach to yourself. Get shuttled to beautiful Latille Waterfall for an amazing experience. Hike to nearby village and mingle with the locals or just relax and rejuvenate by our ocean view pool and poolside gazebo. The accommodations are comfortable and all suite. Each one bedroom suite offers; Queen Bed with pillow-top mattress, separate living room, kitchenette with microwave and compact fridge, furnished patio/terrace in garden and ocean view settings. Some suites are equipped with 4-burner cook-top for optional self-catering service. We are located within 15 minutes of the UVF Airport and many attractions like the Dennery Waterfall, rainforest, zipline, kitesurfing, ATV and plantation tours. We will arrange your snorkelling trips, scuba diving, Piton hike, bird watching treks and other attractions at your request.Our services are virtually unlimited - from complimentary WIFI, morning coffee, poolside refreshments and delicious Creole Caribbean cuisines catered at our onsite restaurant...anything is possible at Fond Bay Suites and Villa. Let us help you plan the perfect stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fond Bay Hotel St. Lucia