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“8 great days” 5 of 5 stars
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Seaview Avenue, Marigot Bay SLU, St. Lucia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Marigot Bay
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“8 great days”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

No question this little Inn was the right break for us. We were looking for quiet, relaxed and with options to explore and go on our own schedule. Our daughter and Son in law had stayed with Louise and Normand a few years back and their experience matched all the reviews and we were not disappointed. The interaction with the people working with the Inn tells a lot of the story. From Albert (taxi), Rose (maid), Cornelius (water taxi) you pick up they enjoy the relationship and everyone knows Normand in town. We enjoy the occasional glass of Champagne and Normand went out of his way to secure a good deal for us and went and picked up a couple of bottles. This little 5 bedroom Inn functions to perfection and is a clear reflection of the couple running it, each with their area of responsibility. We will be crossing paths with Louise and Normand again and look forward to it.

  • Stayed April 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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

My wife and I were unfortunate only to have four days here. The views over the bay are marvellous. With only a few rooms everything is very relaxed. There's a good selection of restaurants down in the bay (Normand did an excellent job of chauffering us up and down) and breakfast was always excellent. In the mornings we could walk down the '300 steps' to swim in the bay. By the time we got back up it would be time to head down for a leisurely lunch, some time on the beach, then back for sundowners before making the choice of where to have dinner. I suspect there's many places we didn't find in our short visit, but it didn't matter, we left utterly happy and recharged.

  • 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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Wynyard,Sk
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

From the moment we arrivied at The Inn On the Bay,we knew we had made the right choice.Normand and Louise were so welcoming and kind.The rooms are spotlessly clean(thanks Rose) and the trade winds keep the rooms at a very comfortable temperature.We loved sunsets on the deck and Louise's scrumptious breakfasts.Thanks Normand for all your able chauffering and arranging our many day trips and tours.We hope we shall meet again.Thanks for everything N&L.We highly recommend The Inn On The Bay

Room Tip: We really liked our spacious second floor room with the sitting area
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Windsor, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Thank you ever so much Normand and Louise for making our 1 week stay at your Inn fantastic! Thanks to you, Normand, we experienced two great restaurants which we might have missed! Normand, you were always there when we needed you to shuttle us back and forth to the Bay for our lunches and dinners, and we so appreciate those rides. The water taxi you arranged to "beach hop" as well as the wonderful day spent at the Botanical Gardens, etc. were days we will always treasure. Louise, your breakfasts were fantastic, especially the homemade muffins and breads. The grapefruit, melons, pineapple, etc. were all so beautifully presented and were greatly appreciated. Our room was immaculate with an outstanding view! The two of you treated us as family, a lasting memory we will remember fondly.

  • Stayed April 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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Jersey, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Only had 2 nights in St Lucia but what luck to stumble on the beautiful 'Inn on the Bay' run by French Canadians Normand and Louise whose friendly relationship with the locals and detailed knowledge of the island meant they could put together a fanatstic itinerary for us. We felt we were staying 'en famille' rather than in a guest house and would love to have stayed longer. Clean spacious rooms with fab views, a cooling breeze and no mozzies!

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Thank you Normand and Louise for being part of our wonderful trip to St Lucia. As its been stated many times the Inn is not your typical all inclusive big beach resort / hotel. This place allows you to relax and truly get the experience of what it's like to be a "local". Some rooms offer more privacy than others but generally you will socialize with the other guests (keep an open mind you may enjoy it). So if this is what you're looking for, take a deep breath, relax and enjoy. Normand is very accommodating and will assist you with whatever you need to suit your taste. The location of the inn is isolated so you will either rely on Normand to shuttle you up and down to the bay or you can rent a car. If you're comfortable renting a car make sure it's an SUV, the roads are brutal? We enjoyed having breakfast which was fresh and wholesome and yes, Louise bakes excellent breads. The view is stunning, there are nearby villas worth millions of dollars built exclusively for the panorama of the bay. Our biggest regret was not being able to spend more time getting to know Louise and Normand.

Room Tip: The room on the upper level or the room at the end on the main level offer the most privacy.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Review of Inn on the Bay

We stayed at the Inn on the Bay during our visit to St. Lucia and our trip immediately went from amazing to extraordinary. Normand and Louise welcomed us into their Inn. Right away we felt as if we were home. The Inn is very special and the views are phenomenal. Looking down on Marigot Bay was beyond description. The rooms were comfortable, but the experience is once in a lifetime. We can see why the Inn gets such superb reviews on Trip Advisor. Normand was extremely helpful in assisting us in planning our daily activities. It was very reassuring being able to have him as a resource. Watching sunsets from the patio was also a very special time. We highly recommend the Inn for all those who can appreciate such a memorable experience. We are also blessed to have made wonderful friends during our visit.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Seaview Avenue, Marigot Bay SLU, St. Lucia
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Location: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Castries Quarter > Marigot Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Marigot Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in paradise between beautiful Marigot Bay and the deep blue Caribbean Sea, The Inn On The Bay will sweep you away with its breathtaking view from Sunrise to Sunset. With only five comfortable guest rooms in all, The Inn On The Bay is about as far away from conventional, all inclusive and tourist resorts as you can get... and our special guests wouldn’t have it any other way! ... more   less 
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