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, 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.
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.
Our trip to Soufriere was so memorable because of Peter's hospitality and warm personality. We arrived to Hewanora airport and Trevor, Peter's on-hand driver, picked us up to take us to Soufriere. On the way, Trevor pointed out many of the sights of the scenic drive and acts as a very knowledgeable and personal tour guide. Upon arrival, Peter gives you a tour around the city and provides useful advice about attractions, restaurants, etc. During our stay, Peter would meet up with us every morning to hear our plans for the day and see what assistance/advice he could provide. This was extremely useful as we felt that we got the most out of every day.
The apartment is only a short walk from the city center. The uphill walk also allows you to have that astounding view of the city and the Petit Piton. The apartment is exactly as it appears in the photos and was perfect for our stay. The functioning kitchen allowed us to save some money by cooking some meals bought at the local supermarket. An extensive music and book collection is also made available to guests, which was welcome.
The apartment served as the perfect home base for a trip to Soufriere. The location combined with Peter's knowledge and generosity, made our stay in Soufriere an excellent one. If you're coming to St. Lucia wishing to skip the resorts and experience the island alongisde locals, Peter's apartment is a must.
Peter's apartment is exactly as represented in the photos. Its a lovely spot to make your home base to explore Soufriere and beyond. We stayed ten days and had a fantastic time. The kitchen is fully equipped and Peter was kind enough to have stocked it with some essentials like local coffee, milk, cereal, a couple of Piton beers. We didn't have too cook too much as there are so many great eating options in town.
We enjoyed our conversations with Peter and having Mocha pop down each morning for a visit. All of Peter's advice was spot on. His local knowledge is a great resource and he is very invested in his guest's enjoyment of St Lucia and Soufriere especially.
The view from the patio, bedroom, living room of Petit Piton is breathtaking. There are a lot of comments regarding the noise and indeed Soufriere is a lively spot. We did hear the roosters, dogs barking tree frogs but having the fans on in the bedroom drowned out enough of the noise to be able to sleep fine. Bring ear plugs if you're a light sleeper. There is no a/c in the apartment so it does get quite warm. We were fine though.
We enjoyed the local beaches and snorkeled every day. We did have a rental car for a few of the days and enjoyed the freedom of driving around to various spots on the island. I don't think its completely necessary to have a car but we did enjoy having one for part of our stay.
We would recommend Peter's place to anyone who wants to really get to know Soufriere and have a more authentic experience. If you want to stay in an expensive resort with air conditioning and all inclusive food and bev and never leave the hotel beach this isn't for you. Peter's place is what airbnb is all about. Its the opportunity to experience a place through the eyes of a local.
All in all it was an unforgettable Christmas holiday. Absolutely perfect. Thanks to Peter.
I can add little to the many good reviews of Peter's apartment and the extra service he supplies other than to say I had a fantastic time and hope to be back!
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!!