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Balembouche, Laborie LC10105 St. Lucia
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Balenbouche Estate is a Historic Plantation Guesthouse offering several tropical vacation cottages. The 80 acre property includes an expansive park with colonial plantation house, 18th century sugar mill, yoga barn, fruit orchards, lily ponds, nature trails and two secluded beaches just a 5 minute walk away. Balenbouche is not a resort and remains a working organic farm, heritage site, and family residence with a focus on wellness, sustainability and conservation. Our eco-chic accommodations are created from historic structures and sleep between 2 and 6 people, some include kitchens. We prepare breakfast daily, and dinner 2 - 3 times a week by reservation. There is a restaurant within walking distance. Several other St Lucia restaurants as well as a supermarket are a short drive away. We are located 20 minutes from the International airport and 30 minutes from the town of Soufriere, near many of the islands best attractions. Balenbouche is a magical place, a world in itself, popular with artists, photographers, green travelers, wedding couples, honeymooners and families. Our family has owned and managed the estate for three generations. Gradually, the property was transformed into a well known St Lucia attraction, guesthouse and retreat venue. Many of our guests feel very much at home at Balenbouche Estate, and keep returning!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Kids stay free
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Breakfast available
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Full body massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Room features
Private beach
Dining area
Private balcony
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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Uta and Marina made our stay lovely. Our two teen daughters loved the family’s dogs and the short hike to the beach—which we had all to ourselves. We requested dinner and breakfast, and enjoyed both. We met another couple out on the porch and enjoyed hearing about their trip to the island. Our girls love nature and enjoyed that the rooms are quite open (some without windows). This is not for the uptight American tourist who can’t handle the sights, sounds and critters that come w being in the rainforest. We had hummingbirds and little lizards on our porch and heard owls perched outside our open window at night. It was truly an authentic St. Lucia experience.
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My husband and I decided to visit the estate as one of our activities on our honeymoon. We went around lunchtime and seemed like we were the only people there not staying on the grounds. We got map and some information at the main house and spent a few hours exploring! It was so much fun seeing the old sugar mill and nature. We found a beach where we had all to ourselves which I don’t recommend going into the water if you find it! Highly recommend spending a couple hours here! I wouldn’t mind spending a few days here either:)
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We went here for breakfast, which was amazing (sitting on the terrace of an old plantation house with fresh and local ingredients), and then did a self-guided tour of the property including a massive and cool old sugar mill, and two lovely beaches. It looked like a wonderful place to stay for a few days.
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This is not Rodney Bay. There are no crowded beaches or hoards of tourists spewing off cruise liners. The accommodation is not sleek and luxurious. However Balenbouche is perfect in every way if you want to get off the beaten track. Our cottage was a delight. Imagine the Inspector’s shack in Death in Paradise. Natural air conditioning, quirky bedroom opening onto verandah, shower built from local stones and pebbles. Verena and Ute are perfect hosts and the old plantation house is beautiful and like stepping back into another age. Breakfast and dinner on the verandah are thoughtfully presented and very tasty. Edward, the security/handyman, loves to talk about St Lucia and all it has to offer and provided us with coconut, almonds and starfruit straight from the trees as he walked with us to the adjoining beaches. I just wish we’d stayed longer.
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We visited Balenbouche for dinner and had a great experience. Dinner is served ‘family style’ with generous portions of delicious locally sourced food. Seating is out on the wrap around porch of this old plantation-style property. As well as being high quality food, its great value for money ( eating out can be relatively expensive in St Lucia ). The family is doing an amazing thing in preserving and developing this lovely old property - I would recommend anybody to support their efforts and get an amazing home cooked meal in unique surroundings.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Balenbouche Estate
Which popular attractions are close to Balenbouche Estate?
Nearby attractions include Tet Paul Nature Trail (3.7 miles), Gros Piton Nature Trail (4.4 miles), and Carib Beach BarBQ (Zion Lion Farm) (4.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Balenbouche Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Balenbouche Estate?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Balenbouche Estate?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Balenbouche Estate?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Balenbouche Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salt Rush Cafe, Bamboo Restaurant, and Mama Tilly's Barbeque and Grill.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Balenbouche Estate?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Balenbouche Estate?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Balenbouche Estate Heritage Site (0.04 miles).