Poinsettia New Website Launched

We have officially launched the new Poinsettia Villa Apartments Resort website, which we hope you will love. The new design captures the flavour of our special hilltop retreat, that is tucked away in the Vigie Cove,just moments away from the city centre, the harbour, fish market, farmers markets and the local island- hopping airport. One of the things that guests love most is feeling as if they are on the edge of a natural bird sanctuary in a tropical forest on a bay;  knowing that they are close to everything.

The website was developed by AXSES All Cast Power Marketing Consultants, who have done a great job of providing the right balance of technology and information. We will post the Press release about the “new website launched” shortly.

There are some really unique features that we are particularly pleased with:

    • 1. The full broadcast quality video. Note the messaging – we wanted to be clear that we are not a hotel room or a hotel but a self-catering villa apartment resort with all the comforts of home.

 

    • 2. The three buttons on the front page give immediate access to what guests most want to know – What the lifestyle holiday for independent travellers is –  accommodation options and – affordability. We are working on another video that will compare our offer to the alternatives. We know that we offer the best value and will prove it.

 

    • 3. The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page has become one of the most popular pages and we are adding to it constantly. If you have a questions, just click the Contact Us button at the end of each page and we will get back to you with the answer and add it to the FAQs.

 

    • 4. We know that independent travellers have different needs and budgets, so we have included a page that compares and suggests alternative villa resorts and self-catering options. More will be added to help travellers make the right choice. Please contact us if you would like us to make a suggestion.  We know the island well; we live here and we love to help.

 

    • 5. Just in case you are not sure about staying here, we also give you a list of things that we are not. The WHY NOT US page will eliminate Poinsettia from your choice if we don’t offer what you are looking for. This happened to us once when the family of a couple booked their accommodation here, thinking that we were more of a hotel with beaches and restaurants and lots to do. We immediately offered the couple their money back, as well as to help them find a suitable place and assist them to move the next day. They fell in love with Poinsettia’s ambiance and decided to say. They had a wonderful time and the entire family was forever grateful to us for making their stay so enjoyable.

 

    • 6. The social buttons are there to help you share the page you are on. Just click on your favourite site, such as Facebook to share the page with your friends and let them know you found us!

 

    • 7. We have lots and lots of videos and images, for the resort as well as for the island in general. Some of the videos show the villa sitting areas, bedrooms and kitchen as they were before the upgrades in 2014. Since then, we have tweaked the kitchen counters, upgraded the living and bedrooms areas with more lively colours and made it more cozy and warm.

 

 

Well, I could Go on – but I’ll leave that for another time.

Please let us know what you think and what you would like to see next!

Have wonderful holiday!

Margaux Daher, Marketing Director and Co-owner.

PS >>> We plan to add a page on the story of Poinsettia and the family soon.

 

The Press release is live now see more about it on our Press Page on Website Launch >>>>

 
 

7 Outstanding Holidays for Independent Travel to St. Lucia

It just so happens that Poinsettia Ocean View Resort has just 7 units in all. All are self catering Villa-Apartments which are preferred by independent travellers. It’s also true that this growing segment of the travel market is very discerning and have very specific tastes and expectations.

They are not generally indulgent and are more impressed with value than with frills or luxury. Value means comfort, convenience, space, privacy and independence above all. These are the premise of PoinsettiaApartments.com. They are the reason why the resort has a near perfect score for value on TripAdvisor.

The report on the rise of the independent traveller is summarized in the article “7 reasons why the independent minded traveller is the new holy grail: at http://hookpages.com/pages/rise-of-the-independent-traveler.

It comes as no surprise that millennium travelers don’ travel to be seen, but they are not reclusive. They like to be where there is some community along with privacy. A small resort that offers privacy is preferred over the large hotel resort or the remote single villa, in many cases.

The 7 criteria of independent travel are the same 7 things that the new breed of Millennium vacationers are looking for. And, as you might expect, they are all part of the mission at PoinsettiaApartments.com.

Poinsettia covers the 7 criteria in all 7 villa apartments for rent in Saint Lucia.
That is 7 criteria for delivering high value independent living vacations in 7 villas and you have 7 outstanding holiday experiences right here in the Poinsettia Ocean View Resort.

Come and experience the Poinsettia Saint Lucia lifestyle holidays.

See the full 7 reasons why, Click here >>>

NOTES:

The Free Independent Traveller (FIT) is a term that has become more relevant in the age of digital media. They are an economic power that help balance the local economy by spreading their money around to enterprises of all types and sizes. In this way, FIT distribute income from typical tourism resources like the larger established suppliers and tourism products in favor of all the other players. See wikipedia article.

Poinsettia Wins Acclaim as Top Value for Independent Travellers

Poinsettia Villa Apartments in St. Lucia has won 5 star reviews offering exceptional value in a self catering ocean view resort for independent holiday living. It offers privacy, space, comfort and the freedom to explore and enjoy the simply beautiful island of St. Lucia from the comfort of your home away from home.

With only 7 resort units in this exclusive gated community, Poinsettia villa apartments for rent offers a unique combination of private villa style vacations in one of the most picturesque bays in St. Lucia.

Guests have responded to the PoinsettiaApartments.com experience with unbridled enthusiasm

Dorte from Denmark commented in a recent five star review on TripAdvisor, “I stayed there for two months, and enjoyed every moment. Loved my morning swim in the wonderful pool and in the evening as the sun was setting. Or sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee and look at the huge cruise ships sailing by in the sunset. The people who run the place are very nice and helpful, and you feel welcome. The location is amazing and the self-catering units are fully equipped. So much nicer than a hotel room, because you have everything here, a kitchen, a washing machine – all you need to make you feel home – like you live here, and not just another tourist. I can fully recommend this place to everyone who enjoys beauty and freedom at an expendable price.”

For more information go to Lifestyle Holidays for Independent Minded Travellers

Poinsettia Garden Terrace Villa Apartment Rentals St. Lucia

Poinsettia Garden Terrace Villa Apartments St. Lucia Video #6

Youtube Apartment Rentals St. Lucia | PoinsetiaApartments: Garden Terrace Villa Apartment #6

Poinsettia villa apartment rentals St. Lucia launches a lovely video of this deluxe garden terrace accommodation.  Ideal for families who enjoy independent holidays and great value. The terrace is larger that most hotel room and is a great place to dine outdoors and listen to the birds signing in the trees. Its a two bedroom unit with kitchen, dining, living areas and your own private washer and dryer.

Poinsettia Seaside Apt#3 St. Lucia Video Launched

Family Accommodation in the Heart of St. Lucia!

See the video at http://youtu.be/ycC8u_9jHV4

PoinsettiaApartment #3 is in the original home at Poinsettia. It was made into two villa apartments called the residence. Residence # 3 is directly below #2 – just above the pool and below the roof top terrace which can be seen from the large windows looking out over the pool.

Cool and spacious #3 is perfect for families and friends, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large living area and kitchen dining for four. Extra beds can be added on request. The rates are very affordable and great value. The units are fully self contained with all facilities of a home, including washer and dryer.

See full details at PoinsettiaApartment #3 >>> Click here

Poinsettia Apartment, Vigie, Castries, St. Lucia offers great value apartment rentals overlooking the ocean in Vigie Bay.  Each apartment is villa style with private entrance. The resort includes a pool, tropical gardens with indigenous fruit tress and exotic flowers. Poinsettia is close to Vigie Beach, the local inter-island airport, supermarkets, shopping, the farmers market, the fish market and excellent restaurants.

 

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Poinsettia Apartments Launches Video of Apt#2

View on YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ESC9PEfzi8

For full details go to http://poinsettiaapartments.com/accommodation/apt-villa2-rooftop-residence/

ocean view villa-apartment:  residence #2  roof top
Ocean View Villa Apartment: Residence #2 Roof Top

Villa Apartment Residence #2 dine-kitchen
Villa Apartment Residence #2 Dining & Kitchen

This is the second in the series on videos on the villa-apartments for rent at Poinsettia, St. Lucia. Located on the hill above the Vigie Cove and the shallow draft marina at Ganters Bay, Poinsettia offers ocean view accommodations, apartments and villas in small and private oasis with pool, deck and garden along with a stunning view.

Villa #2 is a two bedroom roof top apartment villa in the original building which is called the residences. Their are two apartments in the residence and 7 in all. Both residence apartments have two bedroom, dining, kitchen, large open sitting area, two bathrooms. # 2 is on the top floor above residence # 3 and overlooks the pool and the roof top terrace.

Poinsettia is centrally located to all of your St. Lucia holiday adventures, shopping, beaches, restaurants and activities. It is also just above the island hopping airport, the Vigie beach, the local fish market and town. Apartment rentals are available for short term vacations and long term St. Lucia Living.

For full details go to http://poinsettiaapartments.com/accommodation/apt-villa2-rooftop-residence/

Coal Pot Dining For Poinsettia Guests

Coal Pot Restaurant, French Caribbean Dining

Cuisine

We always recommend the Coal Pot Restaurant to our guests at Poinsettia. The cuisine is very Caribbean with a hint of French and some decidedly French dishes like Mussels Provencal. The catch of the day is always excellent. It comes with your choice of sauces, rice and peas and vegetables very West Indian style.

 

Ambiance

Its a rustic sort of place, rather Bohemian, casual-chic and right on the water. Get a table on the waterfront and you will be just inches away from the shallows on the shore beside your table. The fish dart in and out amongst the pebbles. Notice the art on the walls and the fun Earthware dinner set, along with the old rum factory vats. The art is by Michelle Elliott one of the founders of the restaurant, daughter of avid sailor Bob Elliot an adventurer who sailed across the Atlantic to St. Lucia.

Dine With The Stars

You are in good company here; many stars, prime ministers and princesses have dined at Coal Pot over the years. It is generally full at lunch time with business men and politicians meeting to enjoy the food and scenery over a business lunch. At night the lights shine down into the water so that you can see straight to the pebbles on the bottom and the fish still darting along the shore.

Directions

It’s a short drive to get there from your villa at PoinsettiaApartments.com. Just drive down the hill till you come to the Seraphine Road and see the airport runway straight ahead of you. On the left is the Red Cross building. Turn left and drive along the inlet, running along the airport runway: You pass the Ganters Bay inlet, and the Prime Minister’s country home. After that turn left again into the Mango Moon gym and you are at Coal Pot.

Vigie Cove View from Poinsettia Apartments

Poinsettia Villa Apartments

Be sure to book a villa at PoinsettiaApartments.com, just across the bay from Coal Pot, above the shallow draft marina and a few minutes drive to Vigie Beach and the airport for your island hopping trips. It is well located for business meetings and island sightseeing and adventures. The one and two bedroom villas are comfortable, spotlessly clean and convenient. We are committed to providing you with the best value accommodation in St. Lucia.

 

 

The Villa Interiors at Poinsettia

Poinsettia Villas St. Lucia are fully equipped for long term stays for your St. Lucia holidays. The villas and apartments have everything you need for a vacation or long term stay, even an iron and board which are essential if you are living or on business is St. Lucia and handy on holiday for the must-do dinner at the Coal Pot, the Edge or other delightful gourmet restaurants on the island.

The apartments are townhouse and villa style with their own front door and no apartment has elevators and shared corridors. The interiors are furnished with soft colors against coral walls and light ceramic tiles and scattered rugs for the floors. The units are all open, bright and breezy. Many of the villas have a patio and a back or side door.

You can choose from our garden terrace villa (6), the roof top terrace villa (1), the poolside (5), the executive suite (7), the nook (4) and the two apartment residences (2/3). All have a main living area that is integrated in an open plan with a dining kitchen.

There are individual personal washers and dryers in every villa. The kitchens are equipped with microwaves, toasters, stove tops and ovens large enough for families staying permanently and a luxury for island vacations. All apartments have a full fridge, gas stove and oven.

The bedrooms are clean and functional with queen size beds. All master bedrooms have own bathrooms en-suite. A second bathroom is also available in the two bedroom units, located adjacent to the second room. Housekeeping is optional. Most of the furniture is Rattan with soft cushions and cool breezy colors.

Poinsettia gardens are full of mangoes, golden apples, grape fruits, limes, passion fruits, plums and sugar apples which are shared with guest when in season and available. Organic herbs and vegetables are grown for the family and that too is shared depending on availability. When you see fruit in your villa, it was gathered from Poinsettias gardens the very same day and placed in your room or hung on the door for you. This is one of the benefits of being in a family owned and managed resort complex. Attention to detail and your enjoyment is our priority.

Poinsettia Coal Pot Restaurant Just Across the Bay
Poinsettia Coal Pot Restaurant Just Across the Bay

It’s everything you would expect in a home and it is centrally located to everything in St. Lucia with sailing excursions at the foot of the hill, town, shopping and beaches within minutes. It is just across the bay from the Coal Pot restaurant, and within minutes drive of st. Lucias gourmet restaurants, the Rodney Bat boardwalk and all of your St. Lucia adventures.

At the end of a day of exploring and enjoying all the activities of the island, your Poinsettia villa is simply is a great place to come home to.