Magic. Pure Magic. That is the only way to describe this property. From the prompt communication throughout, to the delicious breakfasts each morning, to the expansive, well-appointed house, we were completely blown away. The view from the veranda is not to be missed. Overlooking the town of Soufriere, with the rainforest and giant palm trees in the foreground and the beautiful bay beyond, it felt like living on a movie set - it was unreal.
My family stayed at the Morne Coubaril Estate home for a total of 6 nights. There were nine of us, including 6 adults and 3 children. With a total of 6 bedrooms in the home, there was more than enough space to comfortably accommodate all of us. One item to note is that only 3 of the bedrooms have air conditioning. We traveled in December, when there was a nice cool breeze blowing through the windows at night, but if you're traveling during the hot summer months, this may be something to consider.
We chose to have Ana prepare breakfast for us each morning. The food was excellent and we dined on the veranda with the magnificent view each day - it was the perfect way to start our days.
Ana and Terry, the man in charge of maintenance, were extremely helpful and hospitable. We really enjoyed getting to know them. Stephane, the groundskeeper, was also very helpful and available at all times for whatever we needed.
We chose to rent a couple of jeeps so that we could get around town and would recommend this to future guests, as the property is somewhat secluded. That said, it took less than 15 minutes to get to most beaches, restaurants, and nearby attractions. The "Drive-In Volcano" and sulphur springs are within walking distance and the cocoa plantation tour and zip-lining is actually on-site. The location truly could not have been more perfect.
One other tip that I have for those considering a stay in this home is to pack bug spray. There is a price to pay for staying in such a beautiful home, located in the St. Lucian rainforest... bugs. Although the home itself remained relatively bug-free for the majority of our stay, we did encounter lots of critters while there and recommend a strong mosquito repellant.
If you are considering a trip to St. Lucia, staying in the Morne Coubaril Estate is an excellent choice - especially for all of you eco-tourists and those hoping to get off the resort and enjoy a more authentic St. Lucian experience. We will never forget our time at the Morne Coubaril estate and are infinitely grateful to the homeowners and all the people who helped to make our trip so incredible.