I liked this place, and it is so beautiful I should have loved it. I didn't. There are so many positives - the rooms are spacious and clean and quite pleasant for just hanging out - either inside our out on the balcony looking at the Pitons (yep, view is pretty spectacular). The grounds are lovely and the dining was excellent too. The continental breakfast is healthy and plentiful (maybe could have used more fresh fruits and less carbs???) I ate all my dinners at La Haut as well and enjoyed almost everything (especially the Fisherman's catch!). The staff were friendly and helpful, and yet...I still can't give it an excellent ranking. I guess it was in the little things. The information on tours/excursions was not updated in the room and if you travel over a weekend, the boutique seemed to be always closed. It was a little more difficult than I would have liked to figure out what kinds of trips you could plan from the hotel. The infinity pool is pretty lovely, but there isn't much space around it to relax. If there are other people there, you kind of feel like you are intruding. My biggest complaint is not really the hotel's fault: location. I like being able to walk into town and while this was possible (20 min down a very steep hill or 30 min for a very steep climb coming back) it wasn't terribly convenient. There is a shuttle that goes to town at set times but it is still somewhat limiting. For example - no shuttle in the evenings for dinner (and $13 USD taxi one way just to go down the hill). If you don't have a rental car, you can feel a little...stuck. That said, it is truly beautiful place to be stuck. I spent more time at the resort than I usually would and hey - to be honest, what is wrong with that?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Haut or Le Haut literally means "the height" in Patois, a French dialect that is commonly spoken by St. Lucians. La Haut sits on a hill overlooking Soufriere, one of the oldest towns in St Lucia.Part of a 52-acre former coconut and cocoa estate, the main Guest House possesses a unique history. Nearly 100 years old, the main guesthouse was originally a cocoa house used for fermenting and drying cocoa beans hand-picked on the estate. In 1995, the building was converted and refurbished into a 6-room guesthouse. The nearby cottage was a former copra house where coconuts were once processed.Although the rich aroma of cocoa beans no longer wafts through the air, at La Haut you can enjoy the perfume-scented, tropical fauna or the salty breeze that blows off the Caribbean Sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Haut Plantation Hotel
- La Haut Resort St. Lucia/Soufriere