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The Inn On The Bay
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Marigot Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 2, 2013

WOW! I truly am at a loss for words that haven't already been written about Inn On the Bay. It was truly the best place we have stayed, service above and beyond. . Normand and Louise are the perfect host and hostess. Louise makes fresh muffins or bread each morning for breakfast, they have a continental style breakfast, lots of fresh fruit, cereals, oatmeal, etc. But the best part are her muffins or bread. They truly go out of their way to make sure your experience is truly amazing. Normand and Louse are so warm and welcoming, they make you feel like you are part of a family. Most people in the area seem to know Normand, all of which have nothing but the best to say about him. You can go to the larger hotels where you become just a number or you can stay at Inn on the Bay where you feel like part of a family. A place like this deserves 10 stars not 5. The views from the hotel are stunning you have the bay on one side, the ocean on the other. They have a deck in the front of the inn just for watching sunsets on the ocean. You must sit there are least once to watch the beauty as the sun sets.

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1  Thank Kellee K
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

The delightful Norm and Louise give you the warmest of welcomes and somehow their kindness manages to top their magnificent view. We spent 3 happy nights in the comfort of their house, savouring the view and enjoying the surroundings. Everyone in the bay seems to know Norm and his playful character. It is the owner's willingness to help their guests that sets this apart from anywhere we've stayed. But I don't believe, for one minute, that Louise set up their wifi password :)

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1  Thank Michael M
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

We stayed five nights at The Inn around the first week of November 2013. The Inn, located at the top of a hill overlooking the stunningly beautiful Marigot Bay, was clean, quiet, and just plain relaxing. The owners, Normand and Louise, are simply delightful. They were always there when you needed them, but they also respected their guest’s personal space and were never oppressive. Their personalities shined! They take great pride in their occupation and it showed in their willingness to provide extraordinary service to every guest. Each morning, an excellent breakfast was laid out that included homemade baked goods and fresh fruits. One morning, Normand and Louise knew we were leaving early to start our day, so they went above and beyond our expectations and put breakfast out an hour earlier than normal to make sure we were fed.

When we were ready to plan some island adventures, Normand was more than happy to sit down and listen to what we like to do, guide us on where/when to go, and provide us with his own suggestions. Our little island map was covered in pen as Normand went through every island attraction and how to get there. Being on the island for 18 years, Normand and Louise knew the place inside and out, which made it much less stressful for us trying to find things on our own. (Hint: The island does NOT use street signs too often, so most places must be located by reference points.)

If you have questions, Normand communicated exceptionally well by email. He made sure to answer every question I had while doing our vacation planning and provided detailed directions on how to get to The Inn from the airport.

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1  Thank Bryant N
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

We visited St. Lucia to celebrate our anniversary and stayed at the Inn for 3 nights. Normand and Louise are the perfect hosts--so helpful in arranging activities and making recommendations and yet not intrusive. The breakfast spread is as advertised with wonderful fresh fruits and delicious home baked goods--a great start to the day. The island is absolutely gorgeous and the Rainforest Hideaway (across Marigot Bay from the Inn) was the perfect spot for our special celebration dinner. We are looking forward to visiting with Normand and Louise again soon!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

This was our first visit to St Lucia and we stayed at the Inn 5 nights for our honeymoon in early Nov 2013. Normand and Louise go above and beyond to ensure their guests are comfortable and enjoy everything the island has to offer. Every morning we awoke to a breakfast spread prepared by our hosts and started the day off with a relaxing, peaceful view of the bay from the top deck of the Inn. Normand will graciously play the role of concierge/chauffeur as needed and will help arrange or recommend any excursions during your visit. Rooms were comfortable and had mini refrigerators for you to store some drinks/food during your visit. We had a very pleasant experience.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

My wife and I spent five days at The Inn at the beginning of November 2013. This is a beautiful house, split into five guest rooms plus the owners' (Normand and Louise) quarters, set a few hundred feet up overlooking Marigot Bay. The views are simply sensational.

Normand and Louise are the perfect hosts - making breakfast every morning to enjoy overlooking the bay, providing lifts at guests' convenience down into the bay during the day or in the evenings, and helping set up and book activities over the island using their 18 years of experience living in St Lucia. They are fun and get involved but strike just right balance between being helpful and available, and not being overbearing.

This is the first place we will come back to when we return to the island and we very much look forward to it!

Room Tip: The room on the 2nd floor is the largest and has a small patio overlooking the bay, above the pool.
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is the 5th time we have stayed here !!
This alone tells you all you need to know about this fabulous place. You will never forget a stay here, the views alone make it totally unforgettable but the service from Normand & Louise and the lovely Rose will make this place a really special memory for life. It really is like staying in a really fabulous home, all the personal touches are so much appreciated, nothing is too much trouble.
Don't think about it any more BOOK NOW !! You will not regret it.
We will certainly be back........AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Room Tip: All rooms are amazing with views to die for !!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Inn On The Bay

Address: Seaview Avenue, Marigot Bay SLU, St. Lucia
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Location: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Castries Quarter > Marigot Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Marigot Bay
Price Range: $286 - $395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Inn On The Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in paradise between beautiful Marigot Bay and the deep blue Caribbean Sea, The Inn On The Bay will sweep you away with its breathtaking view from Sunrise to Sunset. With only five comfortable guest rooms in all, The Inn On The Bay is about as far away from conventional, all inclusive and tourist resorts as you can get... and our special guests wouldn’t have it any other way! ... more   less 
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