Laborie is a little fishermen village close to the International Airport. The Apartment is located on a hill, and by foot you'll only need five minutes to the beach and local restaurants. You have to eat and drink Cocktails at Wilson's (directly at the Beach where the swing is). The bakery in the village serves great creole bread, cakes and buns.
Gill is a very caring host and gives a lot of recommendations what to do and see in Laborie and St. Lucia. The Apartment has warm water, is well equipped and was absolutey clean.
If you are looking for a pristine caribbean holiday, this is the right for you.
There are also other nice beaches that can be reached by car or Minibus (Piaye Beach).
We recommend to bring ear plugs for sleeping (dog barks and cock crows).
The Golden Apple is up the hill overlooking the bay and a brief walk to the quaint fishing village of Laborie. Gill and David were great, friendly and informative. We loved their dogs Lily and Zack (toy football in his mouth). Their apartment met all our expectations being clean, well equipped and having a homey feel.
Don't miss eating at Mama Tilly's our go to restaurant.
We highly recommend staying here if you're planing a Saint Lucia vacation with a local feel !!!
Jane & Don
My boyfriend and I stayed with Gill and Dave for 7 nights of the 14 we spent in St Lucia and it was just perfect for us. It was by far my favourite in comparison to the much pricier bed & breakfast we stayed at in nearby Soufriere.
The place its self is extremely clean, out of the entire week I had only seen a total of 2 bugs in our apartment. It is more like a guesthouse, which is adjacent to where Gill & Dave live so they will say hi or bye if they are around. Our experience in Laborie would not have been the same without the help of Gill and Dave who were beyond generous and kind people! Not in the slightest did I EVER feel as if my privacy was being compromised or that I was being "checked up on" as a previous guest had mentioned on a review of their other apartment. If you are the type of person that does not want to speak to anyone on vacation then I would suggest letting your hosts know or going to an all inclusive.
Gill would be so kind to take away the garbage every other day or so, to ensure it would not stink up the place, or small things like pick up a towel on the floor or straighten out a bed sheet. Nothing more.
Laborie is a very special place. The people who live there are some of the nicest. I would suggest going to Mama Tilly's on the first night as she can cook up a mean BBQ. Barely to no tourists. There were two beaches by the village within 10-15 minute walking distance (we much preferred the secluded one). We did all of our grocery shopping in one trip thanks to Yarde, our driver, who we were referred to. You can pick up some produce at the morning market as well and other kitchen staples in the village which is closer than the beach. The kitchen was as good as home! Well equipped. We did not know what to expect before arriving as it is a very small town but the moment Our hosts greeted us upon arrival, We knew we had made the right choice.
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