This apartment is located in the Marina Village at Marigot Bay. As a guest here, one has access to the swimming pools and fitness center at the Capella Hotel, just a minutes walk away down the marina Boardwalk. At the Capella, you are treated as a resident of the hotel. What a five star treat it was! Marigot Bay is a quiet retreat compared to other parts of the island. If you are looking for a relaxed, get away from it all break, this is the place to go. There is a nice choice of restaurants, some (Doolittle's and Rainforest) available by the free water taxi, Chateau Mygo is walkable, while Janettes on the hill above the bay will send a free car taxi for you and deliver you back. Days out on the water are available through local water taxi operators. There is an office at the marina which arranges catamaran boat day trips as well. We greatly enjoyed the catamaran trip to Soufriere with snorkeling and views of the Pitons. If you like to be around boats, this is the place to be, as yachts sail in from all over the world. Just grand!
The biggest (and only) disadvantage in St. Lucia in general is the high cost of transportation. For example, a small car rental cost in the $500+ US dollar range per week, or about $100 per day. A taxi ride to Soufrier and back cost $160 US dollars. Into Castries, a 15-20 minute drive cost $40 one way. You can use the public minibus system, but you have to make a 30 minute+ walk up and down the hill to get out of the bay to get to the main road. Or if you are lucky you might find a taxi driver willing to take you to the main road for $8 EC which is only about $3 US, but this service isn't reliable. Groceries are also expensive compared to other islands. But this is the case throughout the island, not just pinpointing Marigot Bay. And also I should note that we spend 6 weeks in the Caribbean and so are looking at some practicalities that you would not have to be concerned about if you are there for just a one week stay. Overall, I highly recommend the apartments in the Marina Village. You stay for a very reasonable price in a well equipped and beautiful apartment with the amenities of a world class resort.
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Loved the apartment!
Thanks Pauline, your prompt correspondence and warm hospitality will keep me coming back! The apartment is beautiful, with comfy beds, lovely linens and a well equipped kitchen! Mom and I had a great week. We were so busy we only spent have a day at the resort, the gym and pools are great and the staff very welcoming!