Our st lucia guest house offers cottages and villas on a secluded nature heritage site, which is also a retreat venue, organic farm and family home.
The Balenbouche St Lucia Guest House and surrounding property encompasses over 60 acres of natural vegetation, pastures, rivers and beaches, fruit orchards, tropical gardens and trails. It is a world of its own, with a stunning natural landscape and rich history, and a mission centered around sustainability, authenticity and community. Many of our visitors are repeat guests and independent travelers who enjoy nature and adventure and want to get to know the island and its history and people. Balenbouche is particularly popular with artists, writers and photographers, as well as families and honeymoon and wedding couples. We offer tours, yoga and massage, meals, weddings and other events, as well as small group retreats, volunteer opportunities and educational field schools.
Our charming heritage cottages and plantation villas are designed to fit into the natural landscape and be cooled by the tropical breeze.
The original accommodations are renovated historic structures, continuously maintained and updated. Our spacious and elegant plantation villas were added more recently and are a mix of old and new, comfort and style. All units include a kitchen, living area and bathroom, often featuring a natural stone outdoor shower. There are some who consider Balenbouche a bit too rustic and reminiscent of “glamping,” but for those who are looking for an immersion into the islands’ nature and culture, Balenbouche offers a very authentic and unpretentious yet comfortable tropical living experience which makes you quickly feel like you belong. More about our accommodations and amenities…
Balenbouche attracts a diverse number of people seeking authenticity, nature, and connection. Many visitors feel at home at our st lucia guest house, and keep returning.
Our family has lived and worked at Balenbouche for over 35 years and is deeply committed to preserving the history, beauty and tranquility of the estate. We are happy and fortunate to be able to share our home with a small number of visitors from St Lucia and around the world. This community helps support our efforts to preserve the 180 year old plantation house and 18th century mill, and surrounding natural eco system. More about our mission and vision…
Stay in our self contained, eco friendly cottages and villas.
Basic amenities, maid and laundry service included.
Enjoy delicious meals,
walk to snack bar, shop and vegetable stand.
5 minute drive to supermarket, ATM and St Lucia restaurants.
Explore our expansive gardens, trails and beaches.
Learn about the flora and fauna, history and culture of St Lucia.
Plan your wedding or special event in one of our many unique, private and cinematic settings.
Be part of our mission
and eco-friendly practices.
Learn, create, and give back to the local community.
Heal, and reconnect with nature on one of our retreats
Participate in yoga, meditation, and other wellness therapies.
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Getting around st lucia is easy by rental car, taxi or bus. There are many things to do near Balenbouche and around Soufriere. Hiking, waterfalls and hot springs, plantations and gardens, horseback riding, zip lining, and ATV tours. Activities in and around beaches include snorkeling, diving, kite & windsurfing, kayaking, boating and whale watching. View all our blog posts...
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“Balenbouche is indeed a world within itself exuding a tranquil presence of warmth, hospitality and harmony.”
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P.O. Box VF 707, LC12101, St Lucia
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