Our 5 st lucia cottages are built in a tropical, traditional style, using natural ventilation and a low environmental footprint. Each cottage is unique, with many historic and artistic details and plenty of space to live and lounge. We can accommodate a total of 14 people in 7 double rooms with a combination of king, queen and twin beds. Waterlily, Banyan, and Almond Cottage offer kitchenettes, the smaller Frangipani and Calabash cottages have a refrigerator and hot water kettle. Banyan and Almond Cottage are ideal for families and groups of up to 4, Banyan can even sleep up to 6 people. Every bedroom is equipped with a mosquito net and fan. Extra beds or a baby cot can be placed in most rooms.
Prices in US$ inclusive of tax, based on double occupancy (US$ 40/night for extra person over 18) Minimum stay 3 nights, 25% deposit required for reservation, refundable up to 8 weeks before arrival Forms of payment accepted: Cash, paypal, wire transfers, checks (no credit cards)
Two beaches adjoining the property are just a 5 minute walk from our st lucia cottages. The charming villages of Laborie and Choiseul are a 5 minute drive away and offer traditional architecture and fishing, local shops, restaurants & bars, beaches, viewing points, and arts & crafts. Nearby hiking includes the river doree and saltibus trail & waterfall. Just 20 minutes away is the international airport and the town of Vieux Fort, which boasts a beautiful white ‘Sandy beach,’ a popular wind & kite surfing spot. Soufriere, where many of the islands main attractions are, is a 35 minute drive away.
Rental cars, taxis and buses
A taxi from the UVF Hewanorra International Airport is US$ 30, from the SLU airport in the north US$ 90. you can get around with a combination of taxis and local buses, but we recommend renting a car for at least a few days, which we can help arrange. The average cost is US$ 55 – $75 per day. If you do not have an International Driver’s license, you will need to purchase a local driving permit for US$ 22. Driving is on the left, most roads do not require a 4wd.
Meals & Restaurants
We offer breakfast daily (US$ 12) and dinner by reservation twice a week (US$ 25-$40). Children between 6 and 12 years pay 1/2 price.
Our meals are freshly prepared and we can cater to most diets with advance notice.
There is a restaurant & bar within walking distance, and several other local St Lucia restaurants are within a 5-20 minute drive. The nearest supermarket is a 15 minute drive away, a small convenience store is within walking distance.
Amenities & Services
King, Queen, Twin and baby beds
Refrigerator and Kettle (All cottages)
Kitchen (Waterlily, Banyan, Almond)
Safekeeping for valuables
Hot showers (largely solar)
Travel adapters & Transformers
Free Wireless in Plantation House
Maid & laundry service
Daily Breakfast (US$ 12, from 7:30 am)
Dinner ($25 - $40, twice weekly)
Nearby Restaurant & Bar
Beaches within walking distance
Weddings, Tours and Events
Yoga & Meditation
Massages & body treatments
German and French spoken
What others are saying about us
“Whether visiting for the natural beauty, the history, the excellent food or to spend the night, the laid-back personality of Balenbouche will ensure your complete enjoyment” (The UK Sun)“…the gentle spirit of the owner transforms the property into “home” for all who wander in that direction.” (Indigo Guide)“Balenbouche is a prime example of the type of eco-tourism propagated by the governments of the Lesser Antilles – a concept which is just being realized consistently in the last few years in St Lucia” (360 Skyscene)“Every now and again, a traveler stumbles across something – a place, a person – that feels truly special.” (BWIA Caribbean Beat)“Balenbouche is indeed a world within itself exuding a tranquil presence of warmth, hospitality and harmony.” (Tropical Traveler)