This is one of the most astounding vistas on the globe and should be near the top of everyone’s bucket list. From every vantage point on the estate, the Petit Piton towers above you. It’s no wonder that some of the most luxurious yachts in the world anchor immediately offshore to share the view of the Piton and of this property, no doubt jealous of those at Colibri that get to daily enjoy it.
I agree with every word of the prior review. No photos or words, however, can adequately capture the beauty of this property. This is my second visit to Colibri and, hopefully, not my last.
So we all have a fantasy about the perfect vacation home. Well, Colibri Cottage is better than that.
Start with the house itself. It's open on the side facing the ocean the entire length, inviting sea breezes in and making the veranda part of the house. The six full bedrooms are large, each with its own bath. The views are unbelievable with the ocean directly in front of you and the Petit Piton directly behind the pool. The pool is large and invites laps.
If you prefer the ocean, there is a set of stone stairs a three minute walk away. The town of Soufriere is about ten minutes away and offers fresh fish and fruit at the local open air market and lovely batiks and woodworking.
Should you want to go further, a water taxi can take you to Sapphire Beach or Anse Chastanit for more snorkeling out a lovely lunch. Maybe you want to hire a taxi to go to the mud baths at the volcano? Or just walk down the road to the local guide to climb the Petit Piton.
But equally, there is every reason to just lay by the pool and read a book. Lavinia and Randal, the on site staff, will make you a incredible brunch or dinner if you ask them. (Obviously you need to give them a day's notice and pay for the ingredients.) But each meal was flavorful and used the local spices and gave even the best local restaurants competition.
And then the sunsets, sitting on the veranda with a glass of wine and some cheese.
A perfect place. A perfect vacation.