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The views are magnificent, and place is cool and nice, but it seems to be run on a bare bones budget. First, we got there at 4 and were told that the bar was closed, the restaurant wasn't in operation, so we had to go to town to get dinner, the website said "all rooms air conditioned", but only a handful of them are, and those are quite musty smelling. The rooms are well designed though, so the breeze flows through them. Half of the lights in the room didn't work. There were no light outside the room, so when we came back late we had to walk to the room in darkness, and struggle to find the key hole. The staff were pleasant enough, and the ambiance is still lovey even though the place needs some major repair work. Breakfast was good.
My Fiancé and I stayed in the Cashew Suits that overlook Soufriere and the Pitons. The views from our room were amazing and I woke up each morning in awe of just how beautiful the Pitons looked over the ocean. Our room was very accommodating with WiFi, American power outlets, air conditioning, a fridge, microwave, safe, and coffee maker. Each day the staff would bring fruit and resupply coffee and tea. Our room had a deck with a hammock which I used everyday as well as some patio furniture that was greatly appreciated. From the Cashew Suites the Infinity Pool is only a short walk down the hill. This is where we spent 80% of our vacation relaxing next to the pool soaking up the gorgeous views. Breakfast and lunch were always greatly appreciated. At breakfast you’d be surprised with something new to go with your daily eggs such as Johnny cakes, or toast with banana jam, or other delights. The beverage selection varied between coffees, teas, coconut water, orange- pineapple juice, and more. I was always surprised that more guest did not partake in lunch at the resort. The menu offered a small selection of sandwiches such as BLTs, grilled chicken, beef burgers, veggie burgers and more. We always enjoyed sitting on the patio in the shade overlooking the resort grounds and of course the Pitons. If you enjoy animals you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the amount of furry friends you will encounter. In our short time we saw goats, horses, cows, cats, and two dogs. It became part of my routine and something I looked forward to everyday to feed the horses mangos in the evening. The resort grounds are maintained by several landscapers that we came across walking to and from chow or to the pool(s). Trees and plants have signs on them identifying whether they are aloe plants, wax apples, hibiscus, calabash and more. I thought that was a great add on for curious visitors such as ourselves. All of the staff members we encountered were sweethearts. They always greeted us with smiles and even offered advice on things for you to do that day. They truly made us feel at home. The only “negative” remarks we had was that dinner was not an option, and the advertised “refreshments and snacks @4” was not an available due to the lack of guests at the resort the week we were there. We had an unpleasant situation in Soufriere one evening finding dinner and decided to not go out at night anymore and as a result dinner would have been greatly appreciated at the resort. Also, each day was a gamble with hot water. As directed we always let it run several minutes before getting in the shower, somedays that did the trick whereas other days it just would not get warm not matter how long we let it run. Other minor “faults” would just be that areas of the resort could benefit from updated paint jobs, hiding electrical and water sources amongst the grounds, etc. Overall I give La Haut Resort 4 out 5 stars. I truly believe with minor TLC the resort would easily be 5 stars. We enjoyed our stay and upon return would gladly come back to this resort.
Located on the hillside above Soufrière, off the main road. This road leads to everywhere you want to explore. La Haut serves a grand breakfast (included), lunch and early (before 3:00) dinner). Other restaurants are a couple minutes down the hill. Our room was spacious and clean, with a beautiful balcony view of the Pitons. We used their infinity pool to cool off at the end of our sightseeing day. Staff is friendly, polite and accommodating.
The setting of the La Haut Resort is very charming and the view is one of the best in Soufrière. It would be a great place to stay if there would not be so many annoying things. Generally, the breakfast is a good choice for every taste, but the way it’s served seems to be according to the teams daily mood: On the first day they put up a buffet, the second day only half of the food was self-service, the third day there was no buffet at all and we had to beg for everything. The main pool was not very clean and there was only one single (!) beach chair for all the guests. The shower was broken and could not be used. The infinity pool down the valley with the spectacular view seems to have been built for marketing reasons. Besides the 5 min walk down the hill to get to the pool, it belongs to the owner’s house and can only be used till 5 pm Monday to Friday. What a joke! There are some beach chairs at the pool, but no umbrellas at all. Its hard to find any shade here during the day when the pool is open. Our room at the main house (lowest rate) was o.k., but the bathroom was not very appealing and clean. The wardrobe in the room does not have any shelf boards and the drawers in the chest smelled bad. The key for the save and the hairdryer you get only on request at the reception. The pool table at the restaurant has a big holes in the fabric and can not be used. At the bar there is a sign up: “We do no longer serve cocktails.” The whole resort makes a rather run-down impression to us. What a pity!
We spent two nights here and are so glad we did. The rooms are slightly dated and you definitely need to hire a car when staying but don’t let that put you off. The views of the Pitons are out of this world and all the staff are so lovely, especially the owners Stephanie and Joe who were so friendly and helpful. We stayed here with our 16 month old and he loved running around on the grass and seeing the animals on site (donkeys, dogs, cats). The breakfast was delicious and again the views from the restaurant were amazing. They now have a snack bar open in the evening serving hot dogs, burgers and sandwiches which were delicious and perfect for us when we didn’t want to leave the resort one of the evenings. Can’t recommend this place highly enough if you want the best views in Soufriere - we hope to be back one day!
The best kept secret in Soufriere, The property is beautiful and has the best view of the mountains and Ideally located to town, beaches, mineral baths, and botanical gardens. Fantastic breakfast, with friendly service. Our room and balcony was beautiful, The pool is the best , clean, refreshing with breathe taking views, Most of all we loved the staff for being friendly and helpful. We plan to stay for three weeks next year. Thanks to the owners Steffany and Joe.
We stayed in one of the Cashew rooms, which had a very spacious room, a nice bathroom, a small kitchenette, and a large balcony with a tour book view of the Piton mountains and Soufriere Bay. There are a couple of swimming pools at the resort. Breakfast was good but the service was slow and irregular even by Caribbean standards. The grounds are nicely planted and the different accommodations are spread around and of various ages, all well maintained. A charming small resort.
Great location for a good lunch!! Good service and atmosphere!! The local food is also recommended: fresh and tastefull. Price is adequate and we certainly will come back..The advantage of this place is that you can stay a long time admiring the beautiful landscape, especially teh Pitons!!
Can’t beat the view. Food was good, resort was safe and clean. We had a cottage with a kitchen and 2 washrooms / showers. Comfortable beds and air conditioning. It may not be the ritz, but the view is unparalleled. Petit and Grand Piton in view all the time. Infinity pool is awesome.
If you are looking for a place around Soufriere that offers excellent views of Pitons, proximity to everything and yet enough distance to provide for relaxation and seclusion and don't want to break the bank look no further and book with Le Haut! Did I also mention that the entire resort is an active plantation that is absolutely amazing and that all people working here are super nice? Well... now I have! Location: we stayed 4 nights at La Haut during our 2nd part of the St Lucia vacation where we split 3 nights in the north with 4 nights in the south and I would lie to you if I said the drive from the north was easy... but you know that feeling when you travel somewhere and it's tough and then you make it there and it's great? The arrival at La Haut was even better than that! The drive from the north is about 1H-1.5H long if you are planning to go there; alternatively if you just drive round trip to Hewanorra UVF airport it's about 1H long drive - much easier and except for couple hard turns much faster drive too. You can't avoid driving through Soufriere if you are planning to visit most of the area attractions but once you get used to the narrow one ways you will be just fine - although I was not happy to leave St Lucia and La Haut on the last day I was pretty excited to get out of the Soufriere area to drive more on easier roads :) Room: we stayed in Cashew #1 - the room is beautiful, has all the modern amenities yet keeps the plantation vibe throughout - and the balcony... and the hammock on it, and the view from it! I felt at home at La Haut, the perfect home I would like to have :) for the first time ever we haven't stayed directly on the beach and instead on the side of the mountain with the balcony and swimming pool instead of direct access to the ocean/beach and it was absolutely breathtaking experience - being in that hammock, especially in the morning and evening, was a memory for life with all of these animals "singing" around and trees/leaves making sound while "dancing" with the wind - amazing, melody to my ears! The room has a safe; WiFi, no TV (who needs it anyways with those views), fully equipped kitchen, fridge etc. - although most wall plugs are the St Lucia type socket that you need a converted for there are also plugs on the wall for the typical US socket as well so no worries with that. If you have a corner unit there are windows that you can't block up on the wall - I love sunlight in the morning but if that's something that bothers you may want to relocate to "middle" rooms as their only light is directly from the balcony windows that have blinds/shades that you can close. Facilities/Hotel Grounds - the grounds are amazing - so many different old beautiful trees, various animals on the property, it's all nicely built into the shape of the mountain - it's a pleasure just to walk or drive through it, it's called a resort but it feels more personal, as if you were staying with a family type of environment and we loved it! After all it's still an active plantation - there is a donkey walking around the property occasionally - it's an awesome experience to see him chill on the gross or walk on the road - be respectful of him when you drive a car! :) the resort does come with a restaurant that does serve breakfast and lunch but there is no dinner served, nor a grocery store in a walking distance so having a car is an absolute must while staying here - which is also good because the dining options around this ex-French of the island are excellent and plentiful Beach/Swimming Pool & Views: there are 2 swimming pools, one closer to the restaurant/reception/resort entrance and another one down the road by the owners' house - we used the letter and it was an amazing experience (it's pretty deep from just a couple feet it goes I believe to 10ft deep) - though it's open until 5PM we asked politely to stay to watch the sunset and the owners were nice to let us do so - the cashew rooms as amazing as they are, are slightly "around" the curvature of the mountain and thus do not allow for the direct sunset observation FYI. About 5 minute drive down the hill to Soufriere there is a beach with easy access by Humming Bird resort - it's public, it's not the typical white sand turquoise water beach as this is not the area of the island people visit for... but it's there if a beach during your stay is a must - alternatively there is another one at Anse Chastanet which after driving once to for a dinner at Jade Mountain I would not dare to drive again :) and Sugar Beach pass Soufriere maybe 20 minutes all together from Le Haut (though we did not try it as I originally planned since there is more than you think to do around the area and as the nice lady at Le Haut said - plan to do just one thing each day, that's all you will have time for - and I confirm from our personal experience it's a 100% accurate statement - it takes a while to get to various place, while there you want to enjoy them and chill, do enjoy your meals where ever you dine - the chances are every single meal you will have in this area of the island will have a spectacular view; let it sink in! Food & Restaurant Options: we enjoyed the breakfast at Delice (the Le Haut property restaurant) twice - during the week when it opened at 8:00AM as a la carte, and once on Saturday where it served as buffet breakfast and opened up at 9:00AM - the people working there are super nice and extremely friendly - you feel like you are dining at someone's house, well except for the views.. at least no one I know has such a view as this property :) you welcome Pitons in the morning, dine with them and go to sleep with them - they are with you at all times and they are spectacular, there is a reason why they are a symbol of St Lucia and we understood that very well while at La Haut. Now the elephant in the room... there is no dinner option walking distance, nor any grocery store in sight... which means every day you need to go out for a dinner - which I found perfect, though make sure you have a car :) we fell in love with Boucan at Hotel Chocolat, we had a "nice" experience at Ladera, we had a perfect memory for life celebration at Jade Mountain Club and a great late night stop at Humming Bird - there are options here for every budget and every taste buds :) after all this used to be capital of St Lucia when French occupied the island and French do know a thing or two about cooking :) Transportation/Car/Excursions: a car is a must, I can't emphasize this enough! with out the car you simply won't have anything to eat after lunch hours - unless you book a taxi of course for each dinner... but if you made to Soufriere doing all of the excursions on your own is the fun part of the trip - go see a waterfall, drive through the volcano and "inhale" the rotten eggs at the Sulphur Springs, take a cocoa plantation tour at many local greats (we loved the one at Boucan by Hotel Chocolat), take a hike in the pitons or if you aren't into hiking but love nature like we do go to Tet Paul Nature Trail - this area of the island has it all - it's a full package and to access that package having a car in my opinion is a must! Overall: excellent, amazing, a memory for life - we came to St Lucia as part of my wife's birthday and organizing the trip was a tone of fun, I never in my life thought that the stay would be so special and that we would both enjoy it so much, La Haut is a perfect location and a perfect place to stay at St Lucia - I would love to return and stay here again!
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