My partner found this guest house on the internet, and right from the first emails, the information, assistance and friendliness was apparent. We were asked if we wanted our fridge stocking with 'groceries' prior to our arrival, and Danielle obliged with a crate of beer!
There are 2 rooms plus an attached 1-bed cottage. We were staying in the larger of the two rooms, an extremely spacious, clean airy room with air-con and a fridge. The en-suite has a wonderful power shower over the bath.
Breakfast is a very casual affair, bread, bagels or croissants are available for toasting and coffee is ready and waiting whatever time you wake up. We had already decided on a laid back holiday, choosing to stay chilling out at the guest house for the majority of our stay, but this didn't seem to be an issue for Steve and Danielle, They have a 'tame' taxi-driver (who is available for airport transfers) and who is also available for hire for sightseeing. We took advantage of this, and for EC400 ($140 US or £95 UK), we had Elias for the day, being ferried round to various places. The advantage of this is twofold: you get to see far more than you would on a resort tour bus and you can do the sights at your own speed.
We ate at the Frog for 7 out of the 14 nights we were there. Danielle is a really good cook, the food is tasty, healthy and nutritious, many meals being accompanied by her home-made herb breads (yum!). On her nights off, we went to the nearest restaurant (The Wharf) which is about a 15 minute walk from the Frog.
I would say, for anyone (like us) who finds the idea of all inclusive to be intrusive, loud and regimented, the Frog is the ideal place to stay. The local knowledge and help given freely by Steve and Danielle, plus their friendliness and welcoming nature makes this probably the best guest house experience anyone could wish for.
I have begun saving up for my return visit........
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Boiled Frog Guesthouse is a 3 room guesthouse situated on the shores of the Caribbean Sea. All rooms are large, air conditioned with private bath. The cottage room is self contained with kitchenette while the other two rooms share a common kitchen. There is a small beach directly in front of the property and a large beach just minutes down shore. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Boiled Frog Guesthouse St. Lucia/Castries