Our secluded property is a st lucia guest house with cottages and villas for nature lovers. Balenbouche is also a retreat venue, organic farm, heritage site 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. Balenbouche is the perfect starting point for experiencing the real St Lucia, and a beautiful and tranquil place to keep returning to. In addition to several unique vacation cottages, we offer tours, yoga and massage, meals, retreats and workshops, weddings, volunteering, private events and photography.
Our charming one and two bedroom cottages and villas are designed to fit into the natural landscape and be cooled by the tropical breeze.
Start or end your day with a gentle yoga class or massage and a delicious freshly prepared meal at our St Lucia Guest House. Stroll through the historic grounds and swim at one of our secluded black sand beaches. Prepare your own meals or eat at one of the nearby st lucia restaurants. Help out around the property and in the community with our special year round volunteering opportunities.
Many of our guests are independent travelers; individuals, couples and families who enjoy history and nature and want to get to know the island. The best way to get around is by rental car, which can be delivered and picked up at no additional charge. Balenbouche is popular with artists, writers and photographers, as well as honeymoon and wedding couples. Some weekends and several weeks a year, we also host small group retreats. More about our cottages and amenities…
Amenities and Services
* self catering
* Meal and grocery delivery
* Car rental (free on site delivery)
* 24 hour staff on call
* Wifi in every cottage
* In-house Covid tests
* Educational tours on site
* Airport transfers and Covid-19 certified island tours
* volunteer stays, workshops and retreats
Health and Safety
We are Covid certified and accept both vaccinated and unvaccinated guests. All international travelers must present a negative PCR test taken no more than 5 days prior to arrival and stay at a Covid certified accommodation.
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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 heritage, 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…
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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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