My wife and I stayed at the Inn for four days in late February-early March; we would have stayed longer but the Inn was booked. Normand and Louise were very prompt in securing our reservation and assisting with our airport arrival with a minimum of advance notice on our part.
We visited a dozen islands on our five-week vacation and the Inn at Marigot Bay on beautiful St. Lucia was our favorite memory. The location is spectacular, the hosts are warm and friendly and very accomodating to all the needs of their guests who are treated like family. The rooms are spacious, airy, comfortable and clean (thank you, Rose). There is a nice clean pool for a cooling plunge though we never used it, preferring to enjoy the beach at Doolittle's on the bay. The breakfasts feature Louise's very tasty homemade treats and tropical fruits, good strong coffee, served on a delightful patio with spectacular views.
Excursions are easily arranged by Normand who has reliable, safe drivers at his beck and call. Albert helped me locate a long-lost St. Lucian friend who I stayed with 39 years ago; we drove from village to town until we made contact (everyone seems to know everyone else on St. Lucia!). Seldon was our skipper on a great sailing trip down the coast to the Pitons. Other guests at the Inn easily became friends on these trips, which is much harder to do in the more impersonal, larger resorts.
Normand was always available when requested to drop us off or pick us up at the beach or a restaurant at Marigot. We never had to wait after calling him and he always had a smile for us even if we called during his evening meal. Louise and Normand brought everyone together for sundowners featuring French wine and fabulous sunsets on the front deck.
We will be among the many repeat visitors at the Inn on the Bay in the future. Thanks to Normand and Louise for making this such a special place, a real island jewel.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Inn On The Bay Hotel Marigot Bay
- Hotel On The Bay
- On The Bay Marigot