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“A Little Piece of Paradise!”
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The Inn On The Bay
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Marigot Bay
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“A Little Piece of Paradise!”
Reviewed January 31, 2005

We had one of the best holidays ever. The Inn On The Bay has, we think, the best view in St Lucia. Normand and Louise are the perfect innkeepers. Wonderful recommendations for restaurants - great taxi service arranged with Albert - wonderful breakfasts - eaten around the pool overlooking the Bay in days of glorious sunshine.

The rooms are wonderfully decorated - spacious and inviting. Glorious breezes all day and night long.

If you want a perfect Caribbean vacation - look no further than Inn On the Bay!!!

John and Mo Webster, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Reviewed January 16, 2005

I just returned to the snowy hills of Iowa from the warmth of the island of St. Lucia and the incredible inn host and hostess of The Inn on the Bay. Normand and Louise made are stay special beyond our greatest expectations!!

My family came back with the wonderful memories of a trip made possible by the unique wit and helpfulness of Normand and the charm of Louise. Staying at this Inn, far from the commercialized resorts, was an experience and pleasure that we will always remember.

The fantastic experiences of sailing, snorkeling, horseback riding, shopping and dining were arranged by Normand. His constant attention to the details made our visit effortless, leaving us with all the fun and experience of enjoying the Island.

I recommend anyone going to St. Lucia to stay with Normand and Louise at The Inn on the bay. You will go away feeling like you made new friends and experienced the beauty of an incredible Island.

Thank you again Normand and Louise!!!

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Reviewed January 13, 2005

We spent a wonderful week at Inn on the Bay. Normand and Louise help you find the experiences you want in your vacation. They provide rides up and down the hill (don't walk!) to the restaurants in Marigot Bay. We ate well! We especially liked the Rainforest Hideaway.

Normand even gave us a lift to Castries and gave us excellent directions in how to use the buses to get back home inexpensively.

We took a day off of touring and played some of the games they provide and read some of the books in the small library. We could then go back to touring with energy.

Very relaxing, good food, good entertainment. The other guests were interesting and fun, too. Part of the package at Inn on the Bay!

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Reviewed January 13, 2005

This is our second visit to The Inn on the Bay and and I am pleased to report that this visit was equally enjoyable as the last. This is due in no short measure to Norman and Louise who cannot do enough to make your stay perfect. You want a sailing trip to Snorkel beneath the Pitons?, no problem , mention it to Norman and within minutes its all organised. You want a good restaurant? talk to Norman or Louise and they will give you the lowdown on the best restaurants on the Island. The most pleasing thing was the improved facilities in the Bay,with two new restaurants one of which was 5 star with food worthy of any trendy restaurant in London (The Rain Forest Hideaway - do yourself a favour, give it a try). It has to be said that the view from this hotel is awesome and must be one of the greatest sights anywhere in the world. See the Inn on the Bay web site and you may get just an idea of what I mean. Its very rare for us to return to a Hotel twice (there are just too many nice places too visit) but we feel so relaxed and at home at the Inn its very hard not to make an exception.

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Reviewed January 11, 2005

After a hectic few months planning our wedding we were so looking forward to getting away and 'chilling-out'. The Inn on the Bay was perfect for this. Normand and Louise were ever so helpful and friendly. If we wanted to go out for activities they organised it for us (sailing, dining etc) but we also felt completely welcome when just relaxing by the pool overlooking the very pretty Marigot Bay. We would recommend this guest house to anyone!

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Reviewed January 8, 2005

My wife and I spend ten days at the Inn on the Bay just after Christmas 2004, through the first week of January, 2005.

As the reader will discover from other reviews and the web site, this is a small Inn overlooking Marigot Bay on the western (Caribbean) side of St. Lucia.

In short, we had a wonderful time, and my wife is already campaigning for a return trip!

I won't repeat what is articulated in so many other reviews, merely endorse the positive opinions that I read on these and other pages prior to choosing this venue for our vacation.

For those of you interested in such things.... this is a great place to go in order to "turn off" your brain and actually RELAX. No TV. Quiet area. Beautiful surroundings. For those of us that need to stay a little connected, there is highspeed Internet access available at the Inn, so you can occasionally check for meltdowns back home if you just must. They don't have a gym, but if you need some exercise just walk up and down the "hill" to the sea twice every morning, as we did, and you'll get a lot more than you can on a treadmill or stair machine.

Despite the small size of the island, it takes a little while to get from "here" to "there" on St. Lucia, particularly heading south. We rented a car and were happy we did, but I don't think this is necessary if you have a finite set of destinations to explore while you are on the island. Using a water taxi is actually more time and maybe more cost efficient than using ground transportation. In all truth, you have access to wonderful dining, beach, swimming pool, and plenty of water sports right from the Inn, so you really don't have to leave the area to enjoy the Caribbean locale.

I intended to get around to some fishing and such, but had such an enjoyable time exploring and lounging around on the local beaches, that I never got around to it. Next time, perhaps, when I stoke more ambition in this regard.

I've stayed at plenty of resorts, hotels, ships, yachts, etc. Most places, the staff and/or hosts may acknowledge you and be friendly, but in a "corporate" sort of way. (Or they may just be socially brain dead.) On the contrary, Normand and Louise have developed the ability to vivaciously interact with their guests, and have seemingly mastered the ability to cater to other humans (a talent that most innkeepers do not understand, much less possess).

All of that at a fair price, to boot.

Overall, both my wife and I will recommend the Inn on the Bay without reservation. We'll be back.

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Reviewed December 13, 2004

I can only refer The Inn On The Bay as one of the most beautiful sites I've ever been. The breathtaking views over the tranquil and classy Marigot Bay and the charming and professional service provided by Normand and Louise made of our visit to St. Lucia a great experience. Though we spent only two days on the island, the convenient location of this nice place alowed us to enjoy both northern beaches on the first day and Piton mountains in the south on the following day, with no great deal of effort.
Normand and Loise efficiently assisted us in renting a car, arranging transportation to and from restaurants down on the bay and choosing our trips inside the island.
All in all, a great value for the visitor! Fully advisable!

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Property: 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
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Marigot Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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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