This is the real St Lucia ! The Apartment has a jewel of a setting overlooking Soufriere Bay and the majestic Petit Piton. Lounge, Kitchenette, Double Bedroom and Covered Patio Area. The local Shops and Beach are within an easy 10 minute.
Soufriere is located on the south west coast of Saint Lucia, 50 minutes drive from Vieux Fort and 1 hour from Castries in the north. Soufriere has a laid back feel with little traffic
It is a great location for many of the island's most popular attractions which are - the Pitons, Sulphur Springs & Drive through Volcano, Diamond Falls & Botanical Gardens, marine park, several waterfalls and of course the rain forest.
The apartment is no more than a 10 minute walk to the center of town. The accommodations include a Bedroom with Double Bed, Bathroom with Shower and a spacious living room area and kitchenette. Bedding, Towels, Beach Towels etc are all provided. Wi-Fi internet access free of charge.
Public buses are available from both Castries and Vieux Fort to the center of Soufriere. However these buses do not run on public holidays or Sundays. I can also arrange a private taxi pickup for you. There are several rental car company's in Soufriere that you can use if you wish to hire a jeep for a day or a week just to see some more sites.
# Gas cooker,
# Microwave Oven,
# Fridge with Freezer Compartment,
# Coffee Maker,
# Pots, pans, cutlery, crockery etc
# Iron and Board
# Hair Dryer
# 2 x Standing Fans
If wished, I will be happy to show you around the town of Soufriere so you can get your bearings to begin with!
The apartment is ideal for those looking to stay in Soufriere at an affordable price. Although you can see on the map where the apartment is, we are as the crow fly’s, 500 meters to the center of town and 250 meters to the closest beach. Soufriere has various local Bars and Restaurants as well as internationally renowned hotels just a short drive from the town. There are three small supermarkets, various clothes shops, banks which are open until 2pm, (24hr Atm's), hardware shops etc.
I am a professional photographer and have been in St Lucia for over twenty five years. I regularly take, or just inform, my guests about the sights of St Lucia whilst avoiding the large crowds. If you wish I am happy to take you on a “photographic tour” of the island.
ATTRACTIONS which are a short drive away: From 5min to 20min away.
5/10min - Diamond Falls and Botanical Gardens, Morne Coubaril Estate including Zip Line, New Jerusalem Waterfalls,
10/15min - Tet Paul View Point, Sulphur Springs and Drive through Volcano, Petit Piton Hike, Anse Chastanet Beach, Spikes Waterfall.
20min- Gros Piton Hike
ACTIVITIES to think about while in Soufriere:
Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Zip Lining, Sailing, Kayaking, Sport Fishing,
Hummingbird just down the hill from the apartment, Anse Chastanet, Malgretoute, Sugar Beach
Or you may just want to do nothing and sit in a local bar/restaurant and watch the world go by !
I hope to welcome you to Soufriere soon,
Full access to the apartment, patio and gardens below.
Interaction with Guests
My house is above the apartment and I am available 24/7.
Soufriere is generally a quiet town but at the weekends things liven up. The people are friendly, the views are amazing and the sun is always hot.
Public transport runs from Monday - Saturday. Airport transfer is generally by Taxi.
For the comfort and enjoyment of all guests, smoking is not permitted inside the apartment. Guests who do wish to smoke are requested to do so on the outside patio area where ashtrays are provided.
To help conserve energy guests are asked to turn off fans and other appliances when not in residence.
Peter was an incredibly friendly host. He met us when we arrived, provided all the required information about the apartment, and even gave us a guided tour of Soufriere.
The apartment itself is as described in the listing - pretty basic. Was clean when we arrived.
The problem for us was that the apartment doesn't include air-conditioning (which is mentioned in the description, no complaints); we had a very hard time sleeping due to the warm temperature in the apartment. Peter did provide a fan for the bedroom, but it was very noisy and actually distracted us even further. On top of that, there was loud music coming from the town of Soufriere until very late at night, which of course made everything much worse.
Bottom line we decided to leave early and find another place to stay after the first sleepless night.
Again, Peter was very friendly, and I don't feel as if he misled me in any way. I guess my wife and I are light sleepers compared to other people.
I believe the Peter's apartment is perfect for (a) people who are not as sensitive to heat and noise at night as we are, and (b) people who look for an authentic, local saint lucia experience.
Not much can be said about Peter and his place that hasn't already been said. It's everything you could ask for. He is generous with his time and checks in periodically to make sure you have a good idea of your plans for the day. He knows the island front and back and gives the best tips. We took his advice most of the time and really feel like we experienced the island to the fullest. His place is spacious and very private and the views you see in the picture are completely accurate. Also, Mocha checks in often and lets you rub her belly so that's a delight.
Also, more importantly, by staying with Peter you get a true feel of local life in Soufriere. He takes you around town, shows you the great places to eat and drink. We spent an evening drinking with him and some other (email hidden) overlooking the sunset.
This is the best place to stay if you don't want to go the "resort" route. Resorts get boring and you stay in one place. Here you get out and see the island for what it is, which is beautiful.
Thanks again, Peter! We'll be back!
We had a great stay in Peter's Apartment in Soufriere. The place is simple, but spacious and has everything you need. It is in a perfect location to explore the island either by foot around Soufriere or by bus/car to places further afield. Viewing the Petit Piton from the terrace is a big plus!
Peter showed us around town and is very knowledgeable about the island and is happy to advise on where to go and where to eat. Highly recommended.
We had a wonderful time at Peter's. His house is located up hill, from the terrasse the view on the Petit Piton is amazing. Walking to Soufrière is really easy. We didn't have a car but we managed to do a lot in five days thanks to Peter's advice and the local buses. Thank you Peter for your kindness and the nice time we shared!
Laure-Hélène & Yann
Peter Jackson is een heel bijzondere gastheer. Hij ontvangt niet alleen zijn gasten persoonlijk en toont alle faciliteiten in het appartement. Hij leid je hoogstpersoonlijk rond in het stadje Soufriere en laat je de bezienswaardigheden zien, maar ook de winkels, de restaurants en bar, de lokale markt en de bank. Iedereen in Soufriere kent Peter. Een introductie in the Caraïben way of life. Het appartement is ruim, maar basic van opzet.
Voor muziekliefhebbers heeft Peter zeer veel keuze en ook de aanwezige bibliotheek is bijzonder gevarieerd. Verwacht geen overdreven luxe. De koelkast is bij aankomst voorzien van frisdrank, bier en melk en dat is wel heel plezierig. Keukengerei, borden, schalen, bekers en bestek is voldoende aanwezig. Het enige dat wij misten was een broodrooster. De noodzaak om zelf te koken is beperkt, omdat Soufriere verschillende eethuisjes en restaurants heeft die heerlijke maaltijden bereiden tegen schappelijke prijzen.
Vanaf het terras (ongeveer 3,5 x 3,5 meter) heb je een prachtig uitzicht over Soufriere, richting een van de Pitons en de Caraibische Zee. 's Ochtends en 's avonds is het daar heerlijk toeven. Ook al omdat er bijna geen muggen waren, maar wel een grote variëteit aan tropische vogels. Tussen 14.00 en 17.30 uur is het daar behoorlijk warm, omdat de zon er dan op schijnt.
Zeker vermeldingswaard is Trevor de taxi chauffeur die Peter aanbeveelt. Een zeer goede, maar ook rustige rijder, in een goed onderhouden auto. Trevor was altijd net even voor de gemaakte afspraak aanwezig. Een klasse apart. Zijn tarieven waren ook zeer redelijk. In en in de omgeving van Soefriere zijn verschillende bezienswaardigheden. Daarbij vragen wij met name aandacht voor de TET PAUL TRAIL. De Tet Paul Trail, een van St.Lucia's best bewaarde geheimen, is een gemakkelijke, maar fantastische wandeling van ongeveer 45 a 60 minuten. Een waarlijke Gateway to Heaven.
Kortom het was volop genieten in Soufriere Apartment.
This place must be recommended based on the great location, warm host and authenticity of the whole experience. The apartment is fairly basic, however, well equipped with what you need and a really decent bed. The highlight would be the patio, great for the breakfast with the view of the Petit Piton and some night sounds in the evening. Be sure that Mocha, the house dog will show up if you're making some food. Useful bits of advice from the host, Peter. And he's got a great driver, if you need a trip from the airport. Overall, staying here is like staying local, not a pampered experience of a hotel, and that is its value.
Everything was perfectly as expected and better. Superhost Peter walked us round the town of Soufriere to acclimatise to the culture, local places of importance and of course the locals too. The apartment was spacious and had everything we needed including (in no particular order) the garden with its tropical flowers, fruit trees & bird life; patio with wonderful views over the town, the sea and the petit piton. This was truly 4 weeks in paradise and a great base from which to explore the rainforest trails, the beaches and to feel that we'd really had a most relaxing holiday.
Originally from the UK I have now been in St Lucia for over 25 years and I love to share my knowledge of St Lucia with others.
Saint Lucia is known for great beaches, the Pitons & Sun Sun Sun. There are also a multitude of other interesting places off the beaten path for you to explore.
Let me know if you need some tips! It's truly amazing what an Island of only 27 miles long has to offer!!