Two bedroom, two bathroom top floor luxury apartment with stunning view over bay
Peter and Gillian Taylor
About Peter and Gillian Taylor
We are a retired couple living in the south of England, with two married sons and four gand-daughters. Early retirement from a busy corporate life has enabled us to travel extensively, as well as finding a home in the sun to escape the British Winter. We find the people very friendly and the island has much to explore.
Peter and Gillian Taylor purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Peter and Gillian Taylor chose Castries City
We bought in Marigot Bay because of its unique picturesque setting with its marina, yachts, beach and water sports. It is also in a quiet area of the island, away from the main tourist beaches. Sailing the west coast of the island is also a great attraction, as are the many rain forest and nature walks. Marigot Bay also has a variety of restaurants including three in the resort itself, and a number in the bay accessible by a short ferry ride. The small supermarket supplies daily needs, whilst there is a larger and more comprehensive supermarket a short taxi ride away.
What makes this Apartment unique
Our property was chosen because of its elevated position on the top floor of the apartment block. The balconies allow superb views of the bay and marina, whilst overlooking the hotel pool. The option of self catering in an hotel environment is an added advantage. The generous open space of the apartment, coupled with deluxe fittings throughout were a great attraction in the buying process, and the gardens, pool area and layout of the hotel complex are excellent in all respects.
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Exceeded our expectations!
Marigot Bay is stunning and we loved having access to all the resort amenities! The apartment had awesome views and loved having our morning coffee on the balcony. The nespresso machine makes delicious coffee but I recommend bringing additional pods with you. We did but ran out and they are very expensive in the onsite grocery store and they don’t sell them at the Massey stores in town.
The staff are amazing and very helpful. We especially loved André at the Rum cave (makes the best cocktails), Angel who served us several lunches at the pool bar, and Sara who helped us plan our activities. If you do an activity through the resort, ask for Dumpling to be your guide. She is so much fun!
Thank you Judy for your kind words. We are very proud of the views and facilities in the apartment and on the resort. The attention and service levels from the staff are always complimented by our guests, so it's welcome to hear these appreciative comments echoed once again. We look forward to your next visit to St Lucia. Kind regards, Peter and Gillian
Marigot Bay Beach Resort 921 & 922
Our rooms were beautiful with great views. Had an enjoyable vacation in a laid back environment with lush surroundings. Kitchen was stocked and the resort was clean! I would highly recommend this unit(s) and the owners were very easy to work with. Thank you for sharing your home away from home!
Thank you for your kind comments. We are proud of the apartment and the facilities. Management at the resort continues to provide excellent service. Hopefully you will consider returning to the lovely island of St Lucia at some point.
A Perfect Location - Five Star Villa
Our visit to The Marigot Bay Resort and Marina was fabulous - five star all the way! The Taylors were great to work with from the start and their villa and the resort in which it is located not only met, but exceeded our expectations in terms of its location, size, luxurious feel and comfort. The pictures do not do it justice. St. Lucia is an amazingly beautiful paradise and the Taylor’s villa within The Marigot Bay Resort and Marina was the perfect spot for our family to enjoy our time on the island. When we travel back to St. Lucia, we will without question be interested in booking this villa again. Thank you Peter and Gillian!!
Thank you for your kind review. This indeed a great location, and the staff are excellent, making them one of the greatest features of the resort. Your helpful comments on the water heater and washing machine are being attended to. We hope very much to have you stay again
Awesome place! Loved the apartment and the area.
We had a great time at the property. We found all the staff to be very helpful! Especially loved the pool bar staff...Zena, Selena, Gideon and everyone else were wonderful and made us feel very welcome!! Recommend going up the hill to Juliette’s for dinner...little pricey, but one of the best meals we had while in St. Lucia.
Thank you Dana for your kind and complimentary review. The island and locality is indeed very beautiful, and the resort owners continue to invest in perfecting the facilities for all our guests. We hope to see you back.
Kind regards, Peter and Gillian
Fantastic place to stay on a beautiful island
Everything about our stay was fantastic. Peter was extremely helpful as we were making our decision on where to stay, and also in answering questions after we made our reservations. The resort and this unit were perfect in every way. It's extremely quiet, with well-managed grounds, very convenient restaurants with good food, a very nice fitness center, and two pools. The staff at Marigot treat you like royalty and will help without hesitation in any way you need. This specific unit is on the third floor which means a great view and no noise from above. The beds and other furniture were very comfortable, and the bathrooms were large with great showers. The location is central to activities in the north and the south, but keep in mind if you rent a car you need to allow extra time due to windy and steep roads. It took a little time to be comfortable driving, but that didn't detract in any way from a wonderful full week. I highly recommend St. Lucia, this resort, and this unit in particular.
Thank you for your kind comments. The resort and apartment are undoubtedly well situated, and the staff are to be congratulated on their service and attention levels, which are always featured in our guest reviews. We always try to care for our guests detailed requirements, and this is reflected in the commitment from management on site. As frequent travellers ourselves, we find the location and our apartment to be one of the most relaxing and beautiful vacation spots in the world.
Spacious and luxurious accommodation in idyllic location
As a family of four (kids 11 and 9), this was a perfect place to enjoy some winter sun. We really appreciated the 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, plus living area and kitchen, giving us lots of space and flexibility to eat “at home”. The staff were very friendly and attentive and the restaurant food was high quality. We would return in a heartbeat!
Thank you so much for your generous review of the apartment and your stay, which is in keeping with so many other positive reviews we have received. We value highly the standard of accommodation and the facilities at Capella, with special mention of the friendly staff, and their willingness to assist with every detail. We hope you will visit again in the future.
Peter and Gillian
A short ride on the ferry takes you to the Labas Public Beach on the famous sand spit. This beach is now serviced between 10.00 and 17.00 by Marigot Bay Resort beach attendants, Monday to Saturday. There are water sports available here at cost, but they do not come under the auspices of the resort so it is up to the guest to ensure the equipment meets their needs.
If you want access to Scuba diving, try Dive Fair Helen based here at Marigot Bay or Dive St Lucia based at Rodney Bay, about 24 km away.
Taxis, trips by boat to other beaches in the locality and water taxis are available, and may be booked through your personal assistant.
Virgin Atlantic and British Airways fly to the island from the UK, and Jet Blue, American Airlines, Delta, Air Canada and West Jet from North America. There are two airports on the island, Hewanorra in the south, (56 km away) and George FL Charles near Castries (17 km away).
Car hire may be arranged locally for independent exploration of the island (driving permit required). However tours may be booked through your personal assistant at the hotel as well as taxis and water taxis.
A number of smaller restaurants in the Bay offer a different dining experience for the guest, including Chateau Mygo close to the Marina Village where there is a new, vibrant Hurricane Hole and Masala Bay Indian Restaurant in the Marina village centre. Doolittle's, JJ's or the Rainforest Hideaway are all just across the Bay from the hotel. In Marigot at the top of the hill, you will find Juliettas, great for good home cooking. Further afield try the Pink Plantation House, Coal Pot and Auberge Seraphine in Castries, and Big Chef Steakhouse in Rodney Bay.
To the north of Marigot Bay lies St Lucia’s capital, Castries. Don't miss a visit to the colourful Central Market, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Derek Walcott Square, and Morne Fortune which played an important part in the island’s military history. Book ahead to visit the Governor General's House and Gardens located here. For duty free shopping visit Pointe Seraphine and La Place Carenage or local shops in the Marina Village.
A short drive north of Castries brings you to the main tourist areas of Gros Islet (famous for its Friday Night Jump Up) and Rodney Bay with their vast array of shops, hotels, restaurants, and the famous Reduit Beach. Pigeon Island National Historic Park, joined to Gros Islet by a causeway, is one of St Lucia’s most popular relaxation spots and site of the famous St Lucia Jazz Festival held in May each year. Good walks here as well as a swimming beach and snorkelling area.
For the cricket enthusiast, the Beausejour Cricket ground where international matches have been played, is not too far away.
From Castries drive south along the west coast road with its fabulous scenery and of course, Marigot Bay. Visit the small fishing village of Anse La Raye with its Friday night fish fry, the larger fishing village of Canaries and of course Soufrière with views of the Gros and Petit Pitons which dominate the horizon. Here you will also find other attractions, including the Sulphur Springs, Diamond Falls, Botanical Gardens, Mineral Baths, Fond Doux Estate and Anse Chastanet Beach.