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“Culture and Family Holiday” 4 of 5 stars
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Castles in Paradise Villa Resort
3.5 of 5 Villa   |   Savannes Bay | Vieux Fort, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia   |  
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“Culture and Family Holiday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Castles by the Sea with all the amenities and conveniences required to relax and enjoy. Our 3 bedroom villa was clean, well appointed, very spacious and had a picture postcard view of the ocean over Savannes Bay. The villa had many amenities and was well stocked with supplies I hadn't thought to ask about (spices, coffee, tea, blender, grill, french press coffee maker, soap, dish soap, laundry soap). The pool was a walk across the garden and drive and we had it all to ourselves for our July 14th week in St. Lucia. The property manager Bonnie, informally checked in on us and had lots of suggestions about where to eat, where to travel and how to enjoy all that St. Lucia has to offer. We were less than 15 mins from Hewanorra airport and not in the flight zone at all. We travelled to Castries on the east coast highway for Carnival and our kids enjoyed the zip line and ATV (beware the natural Tarantulas) adventures locally. Food was well priced and of a good variety in the local grocery store. We were able to buy local fish from the fishing boats under 10 minutes away and enjoyed A spice-rubbed Fresh red snapper on the BBQ one evening. We ventured into Belle Vue to celebrate the home and the 80th birthday of our children's former Nanny. We enjoyed home made foods of the island in addition to dancing and celebrating the night away. Our sons were able to enjoy a day at the river with our former Nanny's family, cooking pig snouts and tails in a cast iron pot over freshly cut bamboo trees for the fire. We rented a catamaran out of Soufriere (breakneck highway) for an afternoon of sun and snorkeling. Despite checking in early at the airport, we almost missed our plane! Check out the Reef restaurant (with WiFi)for a quick wholesome lunch or dinner while enjoying the white sand beach 15 minutes away.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Castries, St. Lucia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Our family of 6 had a truly memorable short stay at Castles in Paradise which enjoys beautiful views over Savannes Bay, Vieux Fort. The 4 bed/bath villa with pool, Spice of Life, was a true home away from home. Bedrooms (2 rooms with double beds upstairs and 2 rooms with 2 single beds downstairs) were very comfortable with lots of extra pillows, linen, towels and bathrobes. There is also a safe in the master bedroom. The kitchen was similarly well equipped - right down to a bread maker!

We were especially pleased to discover the Games Room complete with table tennis board, board games, puzzles etc. The pool area is lovely with plenty of space to recline. The pool runs to about 5 -7 feet in depth and there is a pool room stocked with pool toys and a manual air pump (should you need it).

There is also a small pool and bar area within the Castles compound for use by all guests.

All in all, everything you would want to have a both fun and relaxing time! Thanks also to Bonnie and staff for making the home away from home experience complete!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hayden, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

My husband and I spent a week in villa #10--Castle on the Sea. It was very spacious and provided the perfect home base between island adventures. Bonnie, the developer and manager, will help with anything you need and ensures her guests to enjoy their stay. The staff will stock the refrigerator before your arrival, a chef will cook your meals if desired, and the friendly maids come in daily to take care of all the housekeeping chores. One week was not long enough! We are already planning to return next year with our kids!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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salmon arm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Thank you to Bonnie Zephirin, manager and developer of this amazing property, for the most wonderful and relaxing two month holiday stay in St. Lucia!!!!!
Castles in Paradise goes beyond the resort experience in St. Lucia. It provides the most beautiful and relaxing accomodations from which we could experience the real St. Lucia by rental car.
To wake up everymorning to the far off sounds of the sea and look over the beautiful and peaceful grounds and down to Savannes Bay from our lovely covered porch was such an amazing experience . The villa was spacious and light filled with all the comforts of home. The grounds were wonderful and we enjoyed the pool so much.
Bonnie and her wonderful staff were there for us for anything needed and so willing to help with car rentals or island information and you soon were just living the life there!!!
We felt secure in knowing we had night security watch that soon came to know you by name.
You know you have been somewhere special when you look forward to coming back before you have arrived home!!
Thank you so much Bonnie and your wonderful family and staff, for the experience of a lifetime!!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bedfordshire England
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Four of us stayed at Castle four for two weeks. This is truly Castles in Paradise. We felt safe being in a gated place, the view is stunning, very relaxing, and peaceful. The property is clean well maintained with an efficent and friendly maid service. I was blown away when i saw the size of the two bedroom villa with the huge balcony. The gardens are well kept and there is also the use of a pool.. The town of Vieux-Fort, airport and beach is only a ten minute drive away. I would recommend Castles in Paradise to anyone who truly wants a piece of Paradise. I am definitely making this place my annual place to relax

M Brathwaite Bedfordshire England

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We loved our holiday in St Lucia. There were spectacular panoramic views from the roof at castles, dawn and dusk were particularly beautiful. The swimming pool was fantastic! Bonnie made us feel so very welcome and went way beyond the call of duty to ensure our comfort, thank you!

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Beautiful setting. Spectacular views. Spacious villa accommodations. Located on the southern tip of an island where driving anywhere elicits oohs and ahhs at every turn. Managed (and developed) by Bonnie Zephirin whose sole purpose is to make sure her guests have an extraordinary experience at her secluded "Castles in Paradise" resort. It was a very memorable experience!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Savannes Bay | Vieux Fort, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia
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Location: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Vieux Fort Quarter > Vieux Fort
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Vieux Fort
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Castles in Paradise Villa Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Castles in Paradise is a private Villa resort with each villa enjoying a spectacular view of the sea, Honeymoon Bay and Savannes Bay, in the south of St Lucia. This private retreat is perfect for anyone in search of a tropical island home in the midst of tranquility. The exclusive development includes 14 individual villas (some with their own private pool) and an additional communal pool with a pool bar, which is operated and maintained by management. If you're looking for the perfect Caribbean villa, planning your retirement, or wanting to get away from it all... Castles in Paradise is perfect for you! The most beautiful beach in St. Lucia. The Hewanorra International Airport in the south is only 5 minutes away by car. We await your holiday rental!!! ... more   less 
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