New Promo for PoinsettiaVillas Oasis On the Edge of the City

It’s Hard to believe You are Next To a City

You would find it hard to believe that this tranquil oasis is on the edge of Castries the capital of St. Lucia. It is just above the Vigie  Bay Marina on the hill over looking the harbour and the inlet that is a natural sanctuary for many birds and marine life. PoinsettiaVillas Ganters Marina Santuary

Our new promo “PoinsettiaVillas Oasis On the Edge of the City” is on several Instagram accounts and social media.

It Features the bay just below Poinsettia – There is a small-craft, shallow-draft marina and several restaurants on the bay.  Egrets nest in the trees just below the villas.

Take a Walk to The City

You can take a shortcut to the harbour dock at point Seraphine. It’s just 5 minutes away from your villa. On the way you pass the fish market and duty free shop. Further on is Castries, a bustling tropical port city with government and business offices, churches,  parks, monuments, markets and shops of all sorts.  There are restaurants, haberdashery, beauty salons, hairdresser, hardware stores, department stores and shopping for all your needs.

The fruit and vegetable stalls in the market are a popular attraction for its fresh local products brought into town daily by the local farmers.

castries market scene

Back at the Oasis

Choose you very own private  villa in our natures hideaway
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Its only moments away for city shopping, the markets, restaurants and close to all activities. But, it feels like it is miles away in a tropic forest. Poinsettia villas are spacious and private.

Organic fruit and vegetables are grown in the family estate adjoining the 7 villas, pool and roof top terrace. Coconuts, breadfruit, mangoes, bananas, vegetables and provisions from the garden are shared with guests when in season.

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Mocking Birds Singing in The Poinsettia Morning


see the video Song Birds Of St. Lucia: Mocking Birds at Poinsettia

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mockingdird on villa 6 garden terrace entrance

There are several mocking birds that you will hear when staying at Poinsettia Villa Apartments. They are the birds most featured in our home page video. Their song is beautiful and varied because they mock other birds and even people. You will hear Mocking Birds Singing  throughout the day but they are especially tuneful early in the morning and at sunset.

Dawn Chorus

According to PBS “The dawn chorus is one of the marvels of nature. Birds all over the world show the greatest amount of singing activity around dawn, from English woodland to tropical rainforest. But why they do it is still not clearly understood.” http://www.pbs.org/lifeofbirds/songs/

You can have a conversation in song with the Poinsettia mocking birds. Just try it: When you hear them sing echo back and put your own twist on it. They may surprise you with their own version. In a conversation, they love to add some twists and carry the tune to new heights Pretty soon it gets hard to keep up as they love to warble and improvise with range and texture of their own. As in Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah they add their own variation on “the fourth, the fifth, a minor fall and a major lift. Ornithologist Kim Derrickson, of Loyola University in Baltimore, who studies mockingbirds suggests that “perfect fourths are pleasing to people — and maybe birds, too.”

More about Bird Songs>>  www.macmillandictionary.com/thesaurus-category/british/bird-sounds

Charles Darwin and the Mocking Bird

mocking bird in lime tree

 

“When the survey voyage of HMS Beagle visited the Galápagos Islands in September to October 1835, Charles Darwin noticed that the mockingbirds  differed from island to island, and were closely allied in appearance to mockingbirds on the South American mainland.”  See more like this on  wikipedia>>>

Darwin speculated that this variation of species from one location to another, undermined the doctrine of stability of species, leading to the conclusion that they evolved differently to suite the environment .  This led eventually to his theory of evolution”

Banana Quit at PoinsettiaSaint Lucia Bird watching

Over 177 different species of birds have been sighted in the various walks and nature trails on the island, several are endemic to the island. There are many migratory birds and Inland Water Birds. Hummingbirds, The St Lucia Pee Wee, St Lucia Warbler, St Lucia Oriole, Banana Quit, Carib Grackle, Black Faced Grass Quit, Black Finch, Fly Catcher and Tropical Mocking Bird are just a few of the many species that you might see on your nature walks. For a complete list see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_birds_of_Saint_Lucia

 

Birding Tours

Bird watching Saint Lucia is very accessible in St. Lucia as nothing is very far away. The island is only 27 miles long and 14 miles wide and their are many nature paths and tours not far from your villa at Poinsettia. The gardens at Poinsettia are home to many species including the mockingbird, sparrows, thrushes and thrashers. The inlet at the foot of the hill is a natural sanctuary for Egrets. There are always some Egrets to be seen on the trees but most fly off at dawn and back again at dusk.

We will be pleased yo help you arrange a tour. For more info on tours you may check BarefooHolidays

 

Black Finch at the Garden Terace Villa 6finch