Something Special St. Lucia Villas

It’s humbling and so very gratifying to get a review like this. Thank you  Elizabeth for your lovely review on “Something Special St. Lucia villas”

It was lovely having you to stay and so glad I was able to help out with tips and suggestion.  St. Lucians are friendly and always ready to help, as you noted with your “wonderful memory of the Saturday market in Castries”, getting help to select the perfect  mango”. Thanks for sharing that, I know other guest will appreciate that aspect of your stay. The markets are just moments away.

castries market scene
castries market scene

You are the perfect guest for a Poinsettia Villa Holiday.  Its really for travellers like you who want to get out and explore and have a unique experience, as you say “a feeling of being at home and being a temporary local”.

Saint Lucia has  a lot to offer and I  love getting to know guests to help them enjoy a personal itinerary that is just right for them, from wild and wet adventures in rain-forest and sulfur springs to elegant dinning and soulful relaxing. Coal Pot Dining, St.Lucia


TripAdvisor Review by Elizabeth

“Something Special”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Poinsettia Villa Apartments are really special. The staff is wonderful. Margaux helped us in so many ways–like contacting the tour company organizing our excursions to find out the pick-up times. She provided more than you might expect–a loaner local phone, for example, and the number for a good local taxi service and the fares to expect. She was always willing to provide any information I needed–like the opening times for the nearest supermarket during the New Year’s holidays.


Our villa apartment (# 2 TreeTops 2 bedroom ocean view villa ) was large, with everything we needed, with a panoramic view. It was quiet and clean, and the gardens were beautiful. I absolutely loved watching the sunset with my husband from the deck and, in the early morning from our kitchen table, seeing the ships in the shining water of the harbor.

sunset on the bay fro aprtment on the terrace
Sun Set on the bay at roof top terrace apartment 1 – stage2

When we traveled on excursions with visitors from cruise ships or “all-inclusive” resorts, I felt sorry for them because of all they were missing–a feeling of being at home and being a “temporary local,” as well as getting to know some wonderful St. Lucians.

Staying at a place like the Poinsettia Villa Apartments, we had twice the experience at a fraction of the cost. For example, I have a wonderful memory of the Saturday market in Castries, when a local fellow shopper helped me select a mango that would be ripe enough to eat the same day. For another example, I was able to appreciate the Vigie peninsula more after hearing Margaux’s description of the way it used to be years ago.


The apartments are very well located. Three good restaurants are very nearby; it’s easy to walk to central Castries. We took trips north to Rodney Bay and Pigeon Island and south to Soufriere. We chose the Poinsettia Villa Apartments because of the excellent reviews, and we understand why those reviews were so good–and we agree!



Stayed January 2017, villa tree Tops #2
– traveled as a couple

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On TripAdvisor

Villa 6 Garden Terrace Poinsettia St. Lucia 5 Star Review

“Wonderful experience at Poinsettia Villa apartments- Stayed in Villa 6

Sarah A, found her home away from home in st. Lucia right here at Villa 6 Garden Terrace Poinsettia St. Lucia. She stayed in villa #6, the 2 bedroom Garden Terrace, with its lovely open air veranda and tropical gardens.

St. lucia Villa 6 Garden Terrace Review

“I just got back from my stay at Poinsettia Villa Apartments. It was a wonderful experience. It is a family run business and everyone is so helpful and friendly.The villa apartment I stayed in was #6 and it was very spacious and clean with two bedrooms en-suite .Large living area, well equipped kitchen, stove, microwave, cooking utensils, washing machine, dryer,iron etc .. Made the apt feel like a home away from home.
The grounds are beautifully kept, with lots of colorful tropical plants and fruit trees. The property is nestled on a hillside overlooking the harbour . The views were amazing and one of my favorite things to do was sit on the terrace and watch the sunset as the cruise ships went by….. I also enjoyed my morning swim and relaxing on the lounge chairs by the pool so peaceful and quiet .
Poinsettia is also conveniently located near to the capital Castries, duty free shopping , restaurants like the Coal Pot and the beautiful Vigie beach ! It was nice to have free wifi to keep in touch with family back home .Hope to return soon!”

Another TripAdvisor review on Steroids by – Professionally animated review videos that show and tell the true guest experience.

Review Videos Showcase the Authentic Lifestyle Holiday Experience

Great Review Video Brilliantly Animated

We are really delighted with this review and what has done to animate it so brilliantly.  You really do get a sense of the resort and of St. Lucia. The images of downtown Castries are priceless. It also demonstrates how guest review videos showcase the authentic lifestyle holiday experience and the human touch we take pride in at our very private little Villa Resort up on the hilltop by the sea.

castries market scene

Margaret was a wonderful guest and it was lovely having her to stay. She was a real “Poinsettia person”, someone who just does not want to be thought of as a tourist when they travel to get away and rejuvenate.

A Lifestyle Holiday, Not a Tourist Destination

According to AirBnb “Almost half of all Americans don’t want to be considered a tourist when they travel.” All of Poinsettia’s guests want to get to know neighborhoods and to have an authentic travel experience. They definitely do not want to be herded around with a crowd of tourist. That’s why we built this unique Villa Resort with a balance of space and privacy and still with people to take care of things and be there for you. Our in-house guides and list of things and places to visit have all sorts of gems of helpful information.

Guests drop into the office to ask us about places and we are happy to share our local knowledge and suggest an option we thing they might love. St. Lucia is diverse so there are lots of things to choose from.

Human Touch & All Those Extras

It was lovely to see Margaret write about our human touch. Our family gardens are bursting with fruits and vegetables which we often leave at guests’ doors, without making a song and dance or interrupting them. Privacy is important here and travellers who are not tourists mingle when they want and with whom they want. We don’t have cocktail parties and set agendas of any sort. Guests often meet and conversation and friendship do spring up because we are like-minded people who enjoy and appreciate quiet reflection and personal experience. And it seems that we independent-minded travelllers are not alone. Nearly 50% of people polled by Airbnb said that they really do not like navigating huge crowds of people.

St. lucia sims and phones
Make it easy – just borrow a phone

Cell Phones for St. Lucia

Phones are always a problem for travellers and sometimes it’s not all that easy or convenient to change Sim cards, especially when you want to maintain the chats and connections you have with home. That is why we sometimes just lend guests a phone to help them get around, make appointments and arrange tours.

We keep a small supply of cell phones on hand for those who don’t want to bother with changing SIMs and would like to be in contact with things on the island. It saves a lot of bother.

Thanks Margaret for making a note of that.

All our team are people persons and love to help. If we can, we help out with occasional lifts, especially when guests first arrive. Just as Philip helped out with a lift to the supermarket.  Although we often add a welcome basket, there is often something one would like on arrival.

So thanks everyone for all your lovely feedback and reviews. We like to hear all your construction suggestions, and we take them all very seriously.

Thanks also to HHR for its excellent work with reviews to make them really come alive and tell a story in rich detail.

New Guests Feedback & Reviews Page

We have partnered with to bring reviews to the site and make it easier for guest to give us feedback and add their own reviews. The reviews are aggregated from all sites on the net including TripAdvisor and now even our own website with the new Guests Feedback & Reviews Page. It means guests do not have to laeve our site to see reviews that include a text summary and also jshow what the reviewer is talking about.

What is different is that they are animated with video and high resolution graphics and posted out to the HolidayHotel.Reviews network and our own Social Media. That means our guest and people looking for a villa resort will see reviews in a visual way that will show them just how lovely poinsettia villa apartments really are.

For example in this review by a recent guest, location was their number one feature. As they say it was central to all they wanted to do and a great place to back to for an bit of a siesta before going off to dine and see the Saint lucia nightlife. s we say “It is a great Place to come home to!”

Based on their comments animated, with a map video and photos, the places they liked to visit, so that you can see how central Poinsettia really is. The video is really helpful to guests looking to stay in a villa or apartment resort of good quality that is central to beaches and adventures. We have seen an increase in engagement on our network on these videos.

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