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St. Lucia A Top Caribbean Holiday Location

The Caribbean, the world’s sun and sea vacation destination, consist of 700 islands ranging from Venezuela in the south and Florida in the north. Of all of these islands St. Lucia has for many years been consider one of the most romantic places on earth. It is a nature lovers delight as you will see in these pages. We say that it is St. Lucia A Top Caribbean Holiday Location. It is the home of Poinsettia Ocean View Villa resort.

Poinsettia The Only Ocean View Villa Resort in Vigie, Castries, St. Lucia, Caribbean

With a breathtaking view of Vigie Cove, Poinsettia is ideally located; only five minutes from George F.L. Charles Airport, the City Centre and Vigie Beach. Pointe Seraphine Duty Free Shopping Complex, the local food and craft market, the harbour complex (La Place Carinage), banks and supermarkets are all nearby. You can walk to town in just minutes yet you are in an oasis that could be miles away.

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At the foot of the hill, is the shallow draft marina where you can get a catamaran cruise and be at the Piton in about 1/2 an hour. There too is the inlet and nesting area for the Egret which fly of to forage the island at dawn and return at dusk.

For your dining pleasure, several gourmet restaurants are just a few minutes away. The Coal Pot restaurant across the bay is famous for its fine ocean front dining. Here you sit right on the ocean edge, with water lapping at your feet, in a charming old plantation style building filled with art.

 

At Coal Pot you are severed Caribbean french cuisine on plates of art. See the video of Coal Pot gourmet dining on the waterfront.


Friendship cafe, just up the hill on the other side of Vigie Cove and above the beach, offers excellent value classic cooking in a low key friendly setting.

For fun foods and fresh local juices try the golden apple or passion fruit juices at the beach huts at the the island hopping airport just a few minutes walk down the hill from your Poinsettia Villa.

Salt fish bakes from Agatha are a delicious treat and some of our guests have been seen trotting down the hill for a bake at breakfast.

What was – it was a bit like a shanty town but full of personality

 

What is – its more spacious, modern, clean and organized – They still sell bakes and local juices!

 
 

Beaches and nature are never far away from this central location. From here you can drive to Pigeon Point, Marigot Bay, Soufriere botanical gardens and volcano as well as other historic or scenic sites all within an hour.

You may also spend your day relaxing at the pool or at nearby Vigie Beach. It is close to the local island hopping airport and lined with shops and take-out local food like salt fish and bakes along with real local fruit freshly squeezed for your pleasure.

Approximate driving distances:*

    • Airport = 3 minutes
    • Vigie Beach = 3 minutes
    • Supermarket = 3 minutes
    • Castries = 7 minutes

    • Pigeon Point= 20 minutes
    • Marigot Bay = 30 minutes
    • Vieux Fort = 1 hour
    • Soufriere = 1 hour

* Times depend on traffic

ABOUT ST. LUCIA – CARIBBEAN VACATION ISLAND

Romance

As the slogan says it is Simple beautiful and there is no denying that!. This tiny Caribbean island is considered one of the most romantic places on earth. Winning the “World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination” award for many years in a row. Yet it has much to offer singles, groups and families. Here you can visit a rainforest, waterfalls, hike, tram over the tree tops and enjoy all forms of watersports, scuba, surfing and divine sailing. There are nature watching tours on land and at sea.

Nature

pitonstlucia-mh-2000-lIts natural beauty is outstanding and the dramatic twin coast peaks called the Pitons, are now recognized as one of the worlds foremost heritage sites. They tower up to 2,000 feet up from the sea, guarding some of the most luxuries villas in the world. Of course they are top class and cost over 1000$ US per night, but as we say you don’t have to splurge – you can choose at the very affordable, spacious and private Poinsettia Villas where we say “stay in comfort and Holiday in style“. The pitons also shelter the rain forests home to giant ferns, wild orchid and other tropical plants along with the exotic bird of paradise and the St. Lucia parrot.

Golf, Sports and Adventure

There is excellent golf, tennis and all holiday activities and adventure. Last and not least is the world’s only drive-in volcanic crater at Soufriere where you can also find mud baths and nearby elegant spas.

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A Windward Caribbean Island

St. Lucia it is in the Eastern Caribbean chain, between Martinique and St. Vincent, and north of Barbados and St. Vincent. It is 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, and shaped a bit like an egg. Some say it is like an avocado. The beaches of the west coast laze on the calm Caribbean Sea while the east cost faces the Atlantic Ocean.

Getting To St. Lucia

The inter-island flights by LIAT, Caribbean Airlines, Air Caraibes, Caricom Airways, Grenadine Airways, Mustique Airways and SVG Air land at the Vigie airport now called George F. L. Charles Airport.  Island flight operate daily to other islands in the Caribbean. The airport is 5 minutes drive to Poinsettia Villa Apartments.

St Lucia is well served with flights to the island by major airlines in North America and Europe. International flights land at Hewanorra International Airport. The drive to Poinsettia is approx 1 hour.

Airlines Destinations
Air Canada Toronto-Pearson
Seasonal: Montreal-Trudeau
Transat Holidays
-by Air Transat
Seasonal: Montreal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
American Airlines Miami
British Airways Grenada, London-Gatwick, Port of Spain
Condor Seasonal: Barbados, Frankfurt
Delta Air Lines Atlanta
Seasonal: New York-JFK
JetBlue Airways New York-JFK
Seasonal: Boston [3]
Sunwing Airlines Toronto-Pearson
Seasonal: Montreal-Trudeau [4]
Thomas Cook Airlines St. Lucia, Manchester (UK)
United Airlines Newark [5]
Seasonal: Chicago–O’Hare (begins 19 December 2015)[6]
US Airways
-by American Airlines
Charlotte
Seasonal: Philadelphia

Virgin Atlantic
Grenada, London-Gatwick, Tobago
Seasonal: Antigua
WestJet Toronto Pearson

 

Fast Facts About Saint Lucia

 

  • Electrical Current. 220v British standard. Adapter for plugs for 220 compatible devices like shavers and ipad are provided in Poinsettia Accommodations.
  • Banks. Canadian, Caribbean – ATM machines offered by most banks.
  • Currency. EC$ 1 = $2.7 US. Most stores US$
  • Places to Stay in Saint Lucia. While St. Lucia is know for its all inclusive vacations, that does not suite everyone by any means. The very wealthy are catered to by some of the worlds top luxury hotels including; Jade Mountain, Ladera, Hotel Chocolate and Sugar Beach to name a few.But there are also inexpensive Bed and Breakfast Inns and all forms of Boutique hotels, apartments and villas.
  • More see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

St. Lucia Villa Vacations are growing in popularity as more travelers look for the independence, privacy and space they represent. There are a few villa resorts including Stonefield (luxury by the Pitons) and Windjammer Landings (more affordable). Poinsettia is one of the few Ocean View Villa-Resorts that is truly affordable. Close to Castries, beaches and a short hop by water taxi to the Pitons, it is a remarkable oasis tucked away on the edge of the city on a hilltop over looking a natures inlet,  brimming with tropical fruit and alive with fish and birds of all kinds. In this unique location, the resort is central to everything yet private, safe and close to nature. More on St. Lucia Villas >>>>

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Poinsettia St. Lucia villa apartments may be leased longterm and are ideal for short term holiday rentals:

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