I am adventurous and fun loving, I enjoy traveling and meeting new people. I am originally from Lithuania, but I moved to St Lucia a few years ago. I spent the first year exploring the island and getting to know the people and culture.
If you want to experience the real St.Lucia, the Gekko Lodge is the place to be!! We had a wonderful time there and with the help of our host we dove into the culture of St.Lucia big time.
Our host Werner has organised a trip to a farm in the middle of the rain forest where all kinds of fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices grow in a natural environment - flora and fauna abound.
On another day we expolored the whole west coast of the island with him, discovering hidden places which would be impossible to see without his immense knowhow. At the same time we never felt like on a typical guided tour, since the atmosphere was really casual and relaxed.
the Gekko Lodge is located in a remote village where everyone knows each other and welcomed us wholeheartedly. Nevertheless it is easy accessible by public transport from castries. In general public transport work really well around the island.
In Gekko Lodge we had our own room and bathroom and could also cook when we wanted to.
Even after we left Gekko Lodge and moved on to another part of the island, we continued discovering St.Lucia together with our host.
We really believe that staying at the gekko lodge has maximized our experiences from the time on St.Lucia.
We were so lucky to make reservations with Raimonda at her Gekko Lodge!
On our day of check in, we were leaving a time-share style resort... which was suddenly hit with a wild tropical storm. We were so worried and had no idea how we would make it out to meet our taxi driver to travel across the island... but even though Raimonda was away in Europe at the time, she coordinated everything for us via phone. I'm sure she had important things to do for herself but she focused on us and made sure we got to her place safe & sound.
As I had mentioned, she was away during our stay, and no one else had booked in at the same time - so we had Gekko Lodge to ourselves. The house is beautiful, and looks to have been recently updated by a tile-master - gorgeous and so clean! The kitchen was sparse but more than we needed for a single night, and the super comfy couch, speedy wifi, and cable TV were all unexpected bonuses.
Thank you to Raimonda and her team for making us feel so safe and at home.
The true st lucia experience, we had a great time at raimonda and werners House. The house is in the rural part of st lucia within a friendly community where everybody wants to meet you and help you with any required need. The hosts was great ,We was lucky enough to get on with them so well that they shown us places in st lucia which are hidden gems and for that we are truley greatfull,,, we also experienced the river and island picnic with the master chef-kabo (this is highly recommend -kabo has skills). Great place to stay. Recommended , can't wait to come again