We had our own private swimming pool, private spacious veranda with a hammock, exotic outdoor garden shower and spectacular views. There is no TV nor Internet (WiFi is available in the main lobby areas and at the restaurant), so it was nice to "unplug" and truly relax. We were given a prepaid cell phone to use to contact the front desk or security, if needed. Breakfast is included with your accommodations and available at the onsite Mango Tree Restaurant. We woke up every morning to the strong sulfur in the air and this gorgeous view:
|Our pool with a view of the Piton in the back.|
|Kayaks and wind boats for rent at Sugar Beach.|
|Many private boats docked right up to the beach.|
We stocked up on some snacks to carry us over in between meals. Keith was fond of the cookies.
There are several rainforest trails in the area with spectacular views, abundant wildlife and several waterfalls such as the Enbas Saut Falls. The area is studded with fruit trees and "local wildlife" (read: many feral cats.) We had a banana tree at our villa and a papaya tree at the restaurant that they used to make the jams we ate at breakfast. The locals seemed very proud of their island agriculture and fishing villages.
A few working plantations where cacao is still processed are popular in Soufriere as well. One night we enjoyed a chocolate lover's dinner at Boucan at the Hotel Chocolat.
Besides the chocolate, you should try the local Caribbean rum. It's actually very cheap there, so if you plan on checking baggage back to the U.S., you can probably pack a few bottles in your luggage to bring home. We also took an adventure up to Jade Mountain and I highly recommend it.