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Ti Piton vs. Hermitage Jewel villa - also rental vehicle

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Ti Piton vs. Hermitage Jewel villa - also rental vehicle

We are deciding between two villas: Hermitage Jewel and Ti Piton for April. We are 3 couples, interested in being able to enjoy the house but also get out to the beaches, volcano, baths, plantation, etc. Is one a better villa or location for walking vs. driving to everything? Any recommendations or experience with either?

Also, we have never driven on the opposite side of the road and aren't sure how easy it is to pick it up while traversing the windy, mountain roads. Is it doable for first timers? Or should we look into using a driver for the week? If a driver, would it be reasonable for 6 adults?

Thank you for any local insights!

Soufriere, St. Lucia
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1. Re: Ti Piton vs. Hermitage Jewel villa - also rental vehicle

Bon jou 40bdaytrip,

At Ti Piton Villa you can walk 5 min to beautiful Malgretoute Beach, 30 min Soufriere town (daytime only, no streetlights), Superman Falls, Piton Falls, Morne Coubaril (zipline, plantation tour)...

At Hermitage Jewel Villa you can walk 15 min to Hotel Chocolat /Rabot Estate Cocoa Plantation Tour, Ladera Resort, located above the volcano/caldera walk 15 min downhill to Sulpher Springs (Black Mud), drive to beaches...

Relax and enjoy the scenery, the rum punch/Pitons, learn & see more of the island with a local land taxi owner-operator (private tour guide & island-insider) for all your day-trips/excursions...

We recommend Soufriere born, raised & based land taxi owner-operator Fimba at 758 719 1209.

Bless up! Paul

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2. Re: Ti Piton vs. Hermitage Jewel villa - also rental vehicle

Both properties are fabulous. Hermitage Jewel is higher elevation, there fore cooler with more breezes.

It is about 2-3 miles from Sugar Beach and Malgretoute. Hermitage Jewel also includes breakfast prepared for you and spring water is provided for drinking.

There are 3 taxi services very close by, so you can call when you wish to go somewhere. Driving on the opposite side of the road is difficult (for the driver) . The roads are very narrow. When you have a driver, everyone enjoys the ride and you have a tour guide with you at all times.

Fond Doux , Dasheene, Boucan Restaurants are all very close for eating out.

The town of Soufriere is about 3 miles, down the mountain. There you can also get water taxi service. Capt. Daniel, with his boat Feel Good, is excellent, for fishing, snorkeling, whale watching, Castries Shopping, or just sightseeing up the coast. His number is : 721-2174

Where ever you stay enjoy beautiful St. Lucia.

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