St Lucia Guest houses on a beautiful historic Sugar Plantation
Balenbouche Estate is a 75 acre heritage site and organic farm offering five charming self-contained st lucia cottages adjoining several beaches. Our property is on the South-West Coast of St Lucia, between Laborie and Choiseul. We are located 20 minutes from the International airport and 30 minutes from the town of Soufriere, in the most beautiful and authentic part of the island.
Balenbouche is a magical place, a world in itself. The past and the present are intricately interwoven in the 18th century sugar mill and historic plantation house and grounds. The estate includes fruit orchards, pastures, lily ponds and nature trails. Our family has owned and managed the estate for three generations. Gradually, the property was transformed from a struggling farm to a well known st lucia attraction, caribbean eco resort and retreat venue.
Our st lucia guest houses are created from historic structures and sleep between 2 and 6 people. Some also offer self-catering. We prepare breakfast daily, and dinner 2 – 3 times a week by reservation. There is a restaurant within walking distance. Several other st lucia restaurants as well as a supermarket are a 5-15 minute drive away.
Within a 20 – 40 minute drive, you can explore many of the islands highlights. Nearby Attractions and activities include the st lucia pitons, the sulphur springs volcano, the rainforest, botanical gardens, waterfalls, diving, kayaking and kite surfing, traditional architecture and culture, as well as some of St Lucia’s world renowned resorts and restaurants.
Start or end your day with an inspiring yoga class, a delicious, wholesome meal, a walk through the grounds, or a swim at our secluded beach. Many of our guests feel very much at home, and keep returning! Balenbouche might just be the location you’ve been dreaming about for your vacation, island retreat, wedding or honeymoon! Read our Balenbouche Guide for details on staying at one of our st lucia guest houses, and check out our reservations page for availability and contact info!