We appreciated easy logistics of the vacation with direct flight from NYC and short drive in rental car from Fort Vaux airport to Mango Splash. Apartment was clean, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. We made breakfast in small kitchen every morning and had it in gazebo yards from ocean. Loved relaxing in our private beach on lounges host provided in the shade of palm trees. 5 min walk south takes you to town park with café and spa both are good quality and affordable. The village has a lot of local character with tasty simple food (e.g. bake and fish). There was no ‘pressure’ from locals. The owners were very helpful promptly answering requests and giving advice. We particularly enjoyed guided walk through the village and tour of the main house. My wife and I are avid snorkelers and took several trips to Sugar and Anse Chastenat beaches. Small SUV we rented for duration of our stay was very helpful as getting to these beaches is ‘road advanture’. Both beaches are adjacent to famous resorts and have excellent restaurants, beach/snorkel rentals, etc. The snorkeling was top notch…I ditto 100% excellent snorkeling reviews for more details. One thing I will say, don’t underestimate snorkeling reef on the side of Anse Chastenat beach opposite to rental shop! We also greatly enjoyed guided hiking on Tad Paul trail and a plantation tour. On one of the 3 trips to Sugar beach we had dinner at Dasheene restaurant which is part of Ladera resort which has amazing views at Petons/ocean.
My husband and I stayed at mango splash for a week at the end of November and canot recommend it highly enough. A huge thanks to the friendly and helpful Tony & Jan who made our stay extremely relaxing and comfortable. We got airport transfers and some food in the fridge ready for our arrival.
We did yoga daily with an incredible German woman called Sherin who was so warm and welcoming to us for our weeks stay. She also does massage so we treated ourselves to a massage each and at the end of our week we did a couples massage workshop learning a 30 minute Thai massage.
It is a prime location only 25minutes from the airport and not far from the resorts/beaches of Hotel Chocolat and Jade Mountain which we visited with the hire car provided by Tony & Jan. Would definatly recommend dinner at Ladera resort overlooking the Pitons and be sure to get there early to watch the memorable sunset!
We stayed here our last two days of our St Lucia Holiday, only wish we'd booked longer.
We arrived, as the local footbal derby kicked off, and just before the steel band competition commenced.. who could ask for a better introduction to beach life.
The apartment was great, and literally, on the beach.
The host were friendly, and we ate at the local establisments, fish both nights, washed down with pitons and chairman's reserve rum...
It was all great, and fresh.
The neach is lovely, frequented by locals, and no hassle at all.
A great place to chill, eat local, and enjoy St Lucia at its friendliest
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The owner of the place is very sweet and helpful. She picked us up from the airport and since our bags didn't arrive, drove us to where we could buy something to survive till our bags arrived. Within Laborie the place is very well located and has a small but wonderful strip of beach front. We had issues with the bathroom, it kept flooding and we couldn't use the toilet but had to go up to the main house since it was broken. The place is ok, the real issue we had was with the town. Though people are friendly it is super hard to find a decent place to eat, even a decent hole in the wall. At night there is nothing to do. Did not leave with a good taste in my mouth, won't be going back
I can't say enough about this place and about the lovely host! Janet was wonderful! She picked me up from the airport and then we stopped at the grocery store on the way back so I could get some supplies. Then as we rode back to the apartment she pointed out all the town to me, and then later, some of the people. I appreciate her making me feel at home in this lovely village. The village... Oh how I love Laborie, let me count the ways. 1) the sweet smiles and the lovely people attached to them 2) the AMAZING BEACH!!! 3) Beach after beach after beach, down the coast 4) the proximity to the hot springs 5) the wide open beautiful sky 6) the sun sets and the rising moon, 7) the VIBE!!! 8, 9, 10... <3 <3 <3 And the apartment was clean & comfortable and you couldn't ask for a better back yard!!! (THE BEACH!)
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