Restaurants & Attractions
Balenbouche is located in the beautiful and authentic South, between the Hewanorra International airport in Vieux Fort, St. Lucia’s second largest town (20 minute drive), and the town of Soufriere (30 minute drive), with its signature saint lucia attractions.
Nearby; the Laborie fishing village with its calm, palm fringed bay is a must-see for Balenbouche guests. Enjoy a magnificent view from Morne le Blanc just above Laborie. To the north of eco beach resort, just a 20 minute drive away is the Saltibus trail and waterfall.
Further south, Vieux Fort is the best place for grocery shopping and banking and the Saturday Morning Farmer’s market. The Anse de Sable beach, a short walk or drive from town, is one of the longest and most beautiful st lucia beaches and offers wind surfing, kite surfing and horseback riding. Stop at the Reef beach café for a drink and bite to eat, and meet other visitors and locals. Above Vieux Fort, the Moule a chique lookout opposite the lighthouse offers another spectacular view of the island and the St lucia Pitons.
In the opposite direction is the village of Choiseul with its beautiful church and traditional arts and crafts. Follow the main road to Soufriere, or take a short detour along the coast past la Pointe Carib, an old Amerindian settlement, and Anse L’Ivroigne, a beautiful secluded beach at the base of the Gros Piton hiking trail managed by the community of Fond Gens Libre. The road reconnects with the main road near Fond Doux Estate, the Tet Paul Trail, Ladera Resort, Hotel Chocolat, the Sulphur Springs, Coubaril Estate with Hot wire zip lining, Malgretoute Beach, the Pitons waterfall and Sugar Beach.
In and around the town of Soufriere there are many st lucia restaurants and nature activities such as the Diamond Falls Botanical garden, New Jerusalem Hot springs, Toraille Waterfall, the Edmond Forest and En bas Saut rainforest trails, and the famous Anse Chastanet snorkeling and diving beach near the Jade Mountain resort.
Getting around St Lucia often includes a visit to the capital Castries, Rodney Bay, and the Pigeon Island National Park. Along the east coast, you can stop at Mamiku Gardens and Latille waterfall, and the Descartiers Rainforest Trail. On the West Coast road, Marigot Bay and La Plas Kassav are worth a stop. If you have time, you can swim and snorkel at Ti Kaye Resort/Anse Cochon, or experience the Friday night Fishfry in Anse La Raye.
In May, the St Lucia Jazz Festival is held, bringing together a wonderful mix of regional and international talent.