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“A fantastic week had by all” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Villa Capri
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“A fantastic week had by all”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2010

The first thing you notice on arrival to the Villa is the steep hill you climb to get to the Entrance and with 11 people in a Mini Bus plus a fortnights worth of luggage, it is quite a nervous moment. The second thing you notice is the size of the Villa and the gorgeous open space which the Ground floor contains.
We were greeted by Kris and staff as we arrived and whilst everyone unloaded the Bus Kris gave me the guided tour. There are four ensuite double bedrooms upstairs on the First floor, the Kitchen area, food serving area, a toilet room, a TV Lounge area and the long Dining table. There is also a balcony with two smaller tables which we used at Breakfast time as it has a stunning view of the Ocean.
The Ground floor contains another five bedrooms, of which we only needed the one. There is a Large decked area with tables and chairs, a Games/Reading area, a Large Bar area, a Large Hammock (accessed via a bridge to the side of the Villa), and the Lovers swing, again with more seating. There is also a large building toward the back of the Villa which can be used for Massage treatments.
The pool is below this level, and is surrounded by plenty of seating and the Gazebo which is lovely to sit in for shade and watch the waves in the Ocean.
All around the Villa are the most gorgeous flowers and birds, small lizards and the sounds at night are fantastic.
Kris was fantastic, before we left she was very helpful with arrangements over email and when we arrived she was always very approachable, happy to book taxis, make restaurant recommendations and bookings, and she even managed to book a last minute Deep Sea Fishing trip for the Men the day after the Wedding as the company we originally booked with cancelled the evening before they were due to go.
The staff at Villa Capri work extremely hard at keeping the Villa immaculately clean and preparing the most delicious foods. There was always plenty to go around and they were happy to prepare different dishes to cater for the differing eating preferences that there were in the group.
We chose to purchase our own food from the local supermarkets and the cooks prepared us three meals per day (unless we were going to be eating out).The food they prepared was excellent, even with the limited number of ingredients we provided.
I would recommend the “pre-stocked” package for arrival. This contained enough food for our evening meal, breakfast and lunch the following day and meant we did not have to worry about doing any shopping when we first arrived.
The Gardener visited several times per week and certainly had his work cut out with maintaining all of the stunning flower and fauna growing around the Villa.
The first night we were there the bedroom was very warm and I did not get much sleep. I mentioned it to Kris the next morning, within an hour she had a maintenance Man in fixing our air conditioning unit.
Rodney bay is approximately ten minutes by car. There is a large well stocked supermarket and plenty of bars and restaurants. We can definitely recommend Spinnakers, a restaurant / bar on the Beach ideally situated for watching the Sunset, Buzz restaurant and the Big Chef Steakhouse (see trip advisor reviews).
There are two Beaches to chose from, both are Hotel Beaches but are open to the Public. The closest is at the bottom of the driveway, between two pillars which is the Entrance to The Body Holiday resort. The second you turn left at the end of the driveway and it is the Beach for the Cap Maison resort. This is the smaller of the two Beaches, it takes approximately fifteen minutes to walk to and is quite rocky and uneven for walking on. The Body Holiday beach is much nicer, though take Water for the climb back up the hill on the way back, it is very steep.
We went out with Cosol for an all day Island tour which was fantastic (see Trip Advisor review), and did the Swim with Horses experience with International Riding Stables in Gros Islet.
We stayed here as a Group of 10 people, and were married on Pigeon Island. It is a beautiful setting, with great walking trails and ruins. We then had our Wedding Reception at the Villa and the Decking was decorated and tables set up for us whilst we were at the Ceremony. We had a local chef prepare us a three course meal which was superb.
We would definitely recommend Villa Capri for Weddings / Family time / Special occasions, everything was perfect, from the planning, to the situation of the Villa, we could not have asked for more.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2009

The service was excellent. Chris the property manager helped make our stay the success that it was. Very helpful in setting up meals and extra activities.
The rooms could use a little updating especially the bathrooms but it was great that each room had their own. We found the multiple bed rooms especially nice for the children.
Just a short walk to the beach and a short drive to town for other sailing or scuba diving excursions.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Canada
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2008

My family and I went to the Villa Capri in November of 2007. We had an AMAZING stay. Right from the very start, all of the staff were so helpful! Kris was amazing in answering all of our emails with questions.

The original plan was to get married at the Villa Capri however, some medical conditions forced us to change our plans. Instead we got married here in Canada and then headed down with about 17 of us in all. The youngest was about 18 months (a premature baby and he learned to walk while we were down there, awesome!). The oldest was my husband's great grandmother, I won't disclose her age but you can imagine.

The food was FANTASTIC! We did our own groceries throughout the week, the cooks worked with whatever we bought. We had some picky eaters but everybody was stuffed after every meal.

The villa was a palace! It was amazing to have our own pool, our own cooks, our own bar, and our own absolutely gorgeous view of the ocean. Our wedding was Friday at 7pm and our plane took off at 6am on Saturday morning. Needless to say, we didn't get much sleep. We landed in St. Lucia, waited for the rest of our family to get in (3 different flights, all within an hour or so), then loaded up the vans and it was off to the villa. The ride was amazing. The drivers were extremely friendly. We arrived at the villa just past sunset (about 630pm). We all headed to bed relatively early, but not before checking out all of the rooms. We didn't realize what an amazing view we had until the morning. WOW! That's all I have to say. It was better than what I had ever imagined... better than most people's perception of paradise!

The beach is definately within walking distance, but it's straight down the hill. By "hill", I don't mean a slow grade, it's a rough walk. My 7 year old nephew seemed to do okay with it but gramma and great gramma had some problems. I don't blame them, I asked my husband to give me a piggy back ride, haha. The waves are pretty rough as it's not on the Carribean side of the island.

We didn't love the way that the locals would try to push their merchandise on you, that got really annoying.

We did the kayaking trip, which was good, fairly basic though. We also went horseback riding, which was amazing! We even got to go swimming in the ocean with the horses. This part was a little more demanding. You're bareback, and the waves sort of push you off the horse. I had my nephew right behind me on the horse tugging me off so it was interesting, but definately awesome! We also did the catamaran trip with the whole lot of us. This was enjoyed by every single one of us. My nephew got to drive the boat pretty much the whole way. We hung out at the front on the net. Gramma and great gramma took advantage of the rum punch, perhaps not realizing how much of a punch the rum really had, that is until they got off the boat and attempted to walk. The waterfalls were gorgeous, but you don't have very much time there. The drive in volcano was pretty smelly (sulphur), but definately a sight to see. The cocoa plantation was really neat, they give you a tour and let you know how everything works. We went to the zoo which was really neat especially if you have little kids with you. They don't have very many animals at all, maybe 20? But they're very knowledgeable regarding where they come from, how they live, what the eat etc... They also take you for a little tour down the path and explain some flora and fauna along the way.

Pigeon Point was amazing!! It's great for everybody. There is some beautiful scenery, it's very rich in history with plaques to describe the ruins, caves and forts. There are great hiking trails, and from the top you can see the island of dominica. The point actually joins the two seas so the beach on the carribean side is awesome for little ones as the waves are much better. We did some snorkeling here. It's not the island's best, but for first-timers, it was definately amazing!

The market in Castries was really neat, lots of local arts, crafts and fruits. I wouldn't recommend this part for small children, the kids got a little bored and really hot within a few hours. We ended up going to Burger King for lunch because it was air conditioned.

While we were on the catamaran trip, Dominica (only miles away) suffered an earthquake. It was a 7.3 on the rictor scale. We didn't feel a thing. The resort suffered some damage, mostly just things being knocked off walls and tables. Some of the showers had some tiles come off the wall and there was a crack in the side of the building. The staff, once again, were amazing and had it all cleaned up before we even got a chance to see it. In fact, if they wouldn't have said anything, we wouldn't have even known there was an earthquake.

I think I covered just about everything. Please feel free to contact me for any additional info. chantal.leblanc1987@hotmail.com

  • Liked — food, staff, attractions, rooms... everything!
  • Disliked — St. Lucia is mountainous, don't plan on walking anywhere... also the pushy locals (although you get that anywhere in the carribean)
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Wilmington, N.C.
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2007

My husband and I recently were wed at the Villa Capri. Our families joined us and everyone had such an amazing time. The wedding was so beautiful and easy. I didn't feel the least bit of stress. The property manager and staff took care of everything from the wedding to the tours and attractions. We had an opportunity to be involved in every aspect of the wedding and it went off without a hitch. Our families were so impressed with how smooth and georgous the whole experience was. The view from the villa was breathtaking. It was truely like living in paradise and we all hope to come back next year. It was exactly the wedding of my dreams, just minus the stress and worry. I would highly reccomend the Villa Capri for any couple planning to wed, or anyone for that matter. I wouldn't have changed a thing about our entire trip. We fell in love with the island, the villa and the staff.

  • Liked — The view, the staff, the rooms
  • Disliked — we loved everything
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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20 Thank ILM1983
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IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2007

My family for the past 5 years have been taking a cruise for outrChristmas Vacations, but last year we deicided to take a different route and rent a house. It was THE best decision we ever made. The staff at Villa Capri went above and beyond our expectations. We had no idea what to expect as this was our first home rental, they are going to be a very hard act to follow. our trip was 12 days long for 14 family members. The hardest thing to get use to was getting up in the morning and breakfast was ready, then going to the pool and being called for lunch then going to the beach and then returning and being called for dinner. It was defiantely the most relaxing vacation I've ever been on. We would recommend this villa 100%. Kudos to the Villa Capri staff.
The Stineman Clan! (PA, IL, FL, TX)

  • Liked — Everything!
  • Disliked — the bugs, but you can't get away from that no matter where you go.
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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20 Thank midi7869
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2005

We had a great experience at the Villa Capri. We were there in early January for my brother's wedding. Kris, the wedding coordinator, pampered to all of our needs and whims. And always with a smile. Sorry Kris. I know we'rr all high-maintenance!

Since Villa Capri sits on top of a hill, the view of the ocean is spectacular and the walk to the beach very easy.

I wish I could remember the cooks name, but the food was yummy too!

  • Stayed January 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2005

We attended a week long wedding celebration at Villa Capri in 1/05. It was wonderful! The staff was the most accomodating of any island resort we've been to. The atmosphere was warm and relaxing. The grounds and villa were beautiful. The food was great! The location is also ideal. We could not have asked for more and would love to go back!

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Property: Villa Capri
Address: Cap Drive | Cap Estate, Gros Islet, St. Lucia
Location: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Gros Islet Quarter > Gros Islet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Gros Islet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Capri 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Capri is a large, private home in the north of St. Lucia and is offering nine-air-conditioned, sea view guest rooms, all with bathroom, A/C and cable TV. Pool, gazebo, two decks, breakfast-terrace. Sleeps 20. The perfect rental house for a family reunion, wedding, yoga group or a vacation with friends or for any other special event. Comes with event coordinator, concierge and fully staffed 7 days a week with cooks for all meals, housekeepers, gardener/ pool cleaner. Located 5 minutes away from 18 hole golf course, the cricket grounds or Pigeon Island for Jazz and Arts Festival. ... more   less 
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