I absolutely concur with the other rave reviews. Crystals is a truly amazing, magical, unique property and we felt very fortunate to have discovered it!
We stayed in Calabash, Papaya and the new Silver Palm Villa (thanks to Monica’s generosity!) during our week at Crystals and loved them all for their individual, distinctive styles. All have lovely private pools, full kitchens and fabulous Piton views.
The décor is stunning. Monica is a truly gifted designer. Martin’s craftsmanship is amazing as well – I would love his wooden chairs in my personal dining room! The furniture & furnishings are high quality in addition to being beautiful.
Calabash is a romantic treehouse cottage and you’ll feel like you’re sleeping in the elegant bed chamber of a sultan.
Papaya is amazing. The cottage is huge and if I could live there permanently, I’d be a very happy camper – the same feelings apply to the new amazing villa. The deck of Papaya is the largest of all the cottages and is magnificent. I would love to see a small table and chairs on the main deck to enjoy cocktails and a nibble while enjoying the close-up view of the Pitons… The outdoor stone shower in Papaya is heavenly.
As for the new villa… All I can say is, it’s simply sublime. I felt like I was in Italy with views of the Pitons AND the Caribbean! It’s exquisite. Leaving the villa was heartbreaking and I had to be pulled out kicking and screaming :) I hope, hope, hope we are fortunate enough to stay there again one day…
Happy hours are not to be missed. The rum punch is some of the best I’ve ever had and it gives you an opportunity to chat with the other guests as well as Monica and Martin. And if Martin is entertaining, you’re in for a real treat!
Monica, Martin and Jessica are fantastic. They are accommodating, friendly, fun, social, warm and generous. They are people you’d want as friends if you were fortunate enough to live on St. Lucia! You also get the sense that they genuinely care about the happiness of their guests.
Crystals is gem. It’s a unique blend of funky, cool, nature, elegance & sophistication - and it works beautifully & harmoniously.
I’ve had the good fortune of traveling a great deal of my life and I’ve stayed in some fantastically amazing places and Crystals rates up there with the best of them. When I travel, I seek out unique, small, boutique places to stay and I’m thrilled I found Crystals. If a traditional hotel is more your style, Crystals may not be for you but if you want to stay in a truly spectacular, unique rainforest hide-away, you can’t find a better place than Crystals.
Robyn & Rocco.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crystals is a one of a kind Tree House property with a cluster of unique cottages and Villas built into the trees. It is nestled away in the hillside of Soufriere with most spectacular views of the piton mountains, ocean and the picturesque town of Soufriere. Crystals is not an all inclusive resort. Here, you can take advantage of your own BBQ and full kitchen, or enjoy a wonderful feast at our Treetop Restaurant. Private chefs are also available. Our one of a kind cottages and villas are equipped with Air Conditioning and stylishly furnished with 4 poster king size beds, art from around the world, private pools and offer amazing, panoramic views of the ocean, the majestic Gros and Petit Piton and the drive-in volcano. Visit Crystals soon and allow yourself a moment to relax in a hammock and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of your lush surroundings, or get pampered with a full body massage in the privacy of your own cottage. Then join us every night for complimentary cocktails at our tree-top bar and dance the night away to the rhythms of a local band. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Crystals Hotel Soufrière
- Crystals St. Lucia/Soufriere