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New York
Reviewed 15 July 2013

We chose Balenbouche because of all the great reviews and because it looked down to earth and different - as far from an all-inclusive beach resort as you can get - and that's exactly what it was. We stayed in the Almond Cottage for three nights and were very happy with our choice. Verena and Uta were lovely hostesses and...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 13 May 2013

Balenbouche Estate is the perfect place for nature lovers. The cottages are very comfortable and beautiful. The natural environment is charming and very relaxing. The hosts are extremely welcoming. We would return there without a doubt.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 May 2013

We stayed at Balenbouche for 4 nights at the end of our St Lucia trip and very glad we did. The cottage was beautiful and the welcome and service fantastic. Our hosts made us instantly feel welcome and their cooking is excellent, I would definitely recommend sampling it. This is definitely somewhere where we would love to return to and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2013

If you like all-inclusive, swanky resorts this is NOT the place for you. If you like peace and quiet, beautiful surroundings, and some delicious home-prepared food then Ballenbouche is perfect. Hosts Uta and Verena offer something really special and our week in St Lucia was so much the richer for staying here. Our little cottage was simple but beautiful, the...

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 March 2013

We stayed at Balenbouche for a week long Yoga experience. The hospitality is as good as it gets... anywhere ! We were cared for in every way. The food was fascinating and the variety made every meal a perfect delight. Interesting teas and juices, smoothies and cocktails were prepared fresh at all meals. Varena kept us on the go and...

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Malden, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 March 2013

If you are looking for shiny surfaces and fiberglass Jacuzzis, you can skip this place. If you want to connect with the heart of the Caribbean and draw deep sustenance from its natural beauty, do not miss the chance to stay at Balenbouche Estate. Entering this remarkable sanctuary is like taking a step back centuries in time to a place...

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London
Reviewed 27 February 2013

My search for the perfect place to stay in St Lucia took weeks of online searching and researching hotels ... I don't like 5 star hotels like Sugar Bay .. I don't want boring calm seas with awful holidaymakers and noisy children eating burgers and fries by concrete swimming pools. I wanted and I found Nirvana - a fascinating place...

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Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 26 February 2013

If you are into air conditioning, fear bugs and animals, have no car, and expect dinner--go elsewhere. If you want to see nature (in your bedroom, in your bed), and share your space with 7 dogs and 3 cats, plus the usual frogs, bats, cockroaches, 10-12" crickets, mosquitoes etc, this is your place! I recommend that you only stay 3...

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2013

We visited Balenbouche as part of a tour during our recent stay in St Lucia. Verena showed us round the stunning gardens and water wheel while her mother Uta prepared afternoon tea. It was almost a surreal experience to see this amazing plantation house which looks like it's stepped out an 18th century novel. We did not stay in the...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 21 February 2013

We stayed at Balenbouche for 5 days after spending the first week of our vacation at Crystals about 30 minutes north near Soufriere. We actually honeymooned at Crystals and then got married at Balenbouche. A bit backwards, but it worked beautifully! We had the view, the cool night air, and the great happy hour at Crystals and the calm, relaxation...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Balenbouche Estate is a secluded Historic Plantation Guesthouse offering several tropical vacation cottages on the south-western coast of St. Lucia. Beautifully landscaped gardens and nature trails surround the 70 acre property, which remains a working farm, heritage site, and family residence. Secluded beaches, hiking trails, and rivers are within walking distance. Our unique blend of tropical elegance, unspoiled nature, and warm hospitality will leave you truly relaxed and inspired. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balenbouche Estate

Address: P.O. Box VF 707 | Saint Lucia, Laborie, St. Lucia
Region: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Laborie Quarter > Laborie
Price Range: RM529 - RM667 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balenbouche Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“best place, nature view, silent, historic, beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles gbeister, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There are various cottages to choose from on the Estate.”
 of 5 bubbles Annaoldroyd, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Frangipani is really the win. However, if you're traveling as a group or with kids either Almond or Banyan is a good bet. There's more privacy in Almond. However, Banyan was sort of my favorite! It felt a bit Southeast Asian in flavor.”
 of 5 bubbles Maiga_Milbourne, 25 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Note that rooms (cottages) are charming, unique, and have all the basics including kitchenware, fridge, stove. That said, the basics are basic--no A/C and nothing is particularly new. Everything is open to the outdoors.”
 of 5 bubbles CamilleP944, 14 Feb 2014 | Read review
“I liked the rooms with the outdoor showers . No swimming pool but 2 beautiful beaches belonging to the property with a lovely walk”
 of 5 bubbles fred10019, 5 Feb 2014 | Read review
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