This villa is by far the best place you can stay in Saint Lucia! It is at the top of a hill in Soufriere which means you are close to all of the tourist destinations and fantastic restaurants but yet it is so private and the view of the Pitons is unbelievable. The location makes it so easy to explore everything the island has to offer but the view makes it so hard to leave.
The road to get up to the villa is quite the adventure but totally worth it. This villa is complete with all the modern appliances you need - a coffee maker, blender, microwave, stove, oven, kitchen, freezer, etc. There is also wifi and netflix. The bathroom is huge and the waterfall shower cannot be beat. Janus provides you with plenty of towels and a blow dryer. The AC in the bedrooms is nice and cool, perfect for sleeping at night. The views from inside the master bedroom and the main living area are just as breathtaking as outside on the deck/pool area. Pictures cannot capture the beauty that this villa offers.
The villa itself is not all that you get when you stay at Serrana. Janus is an incredible host. He was not only our first friend on the island, but he was our best friend! He's one of those people that you feel like you have known for forever. He is so welcoming and strives to do whatever he can to make your stay on the island and at this villa perfect. From fresh bread at your doorstep, a cell phone to use for local calls, and just the smile on his face when he sees you driving up the hill to the villa - he is truly the best host you will find!
We haven't even been gone for a week and we already can't wait to come back someday!
We were greeted like royalty by Janus on our arrival after he arranged our hire car company to escort us to the villa so we didn’t get lost - although his instructions were spot on too. He had left eggs, milk and fruit juice as we arrived late afternoon on a Sunday when the supermarket was shut and his driver dropped off fresh bread our first morning. He toured us the villa and made us very welcome.
The villa itself is exactly as it looks on the photos. Clean, every gadget possible and close to plenty of restaurants, beaches and shops. Although with the heat we recommend a hire car. It’s not that far to places or there are plenty of taxis/drivers available, we just preferred travelling at our leisure.
The book of reviews in the villa tells you everything you need to know about where to go but my goodness we enjoyed our stay. Highlights were:
Restaurants - Jade Mountain, Fedos, Hotel Chocolat and Dasheene
Beaches - Anse Mamin, Sugar Beach and Anse Chastanet
Shop - Evolines
We can’t wait to hear about Janus’s other properties so we can return soon!
I spent two years researching Saint Lucia, for things to do on the island and the best place to stay. I checked out Sugar Beach, Hotel Chocolatte, Ladera, and Jade Mountain. They were all lovely but very much out of our price range. Then I found Serrana Villa, and boy did I feel like I hit the jackpot. You could not find a better place to stay if you want luxury and privacy. You Definitely could not go wrong booking any of Janus’s accommodations. If I had to do it over again and money was no object I would still Book Serrana Villa over any of the other resorts I mentioned. If you’re smart enough to book with Janus enjoy your time and congratulations on making a smart decision.
This was the perfect accommodation for a quick getaway for my husband and I. The home has stunning views (exactly as pictured) and is very clean ( a must in my books). The location is right where you want to be and we enjoyed exploring the eclectic and colourful town of Soufriere. I wouldn't change a thing and I almost don't want to share this gem with others because it books up so fast!
I highly recommend renting a 4x4 as our tiny little car was "stress on wheels". You'll have more ease of mind...the road up to the villa can even make your heart go a beat faster!
The only wish I had was that there was shampoo & conditioner available but we could only find body wash in the home. Also I had hard time adjusting to all the noises at night so had to wear earplugs but I'm sure I would have adjusted to it had I stayed longer (there's always next time!)
Thank you Janus for a lovely time. We really enjoyed your villa and our time in your country. Hopefully we can bring our son back one of these days... sooner rather than later:)
Til next time....
There is not a lot to say about Serrana Villa and Janus that has not been covered in previous reviews. Everything you have read is true, and your expectations will still be exceeded.
One thing we have not seen mentioned in previous reviews is the abundance of tropical fruit growing right at the villa. Mango, papaya, pineapple, banana, soursop and golden apple are among what we could identify, as well as cocoa and calabash trees. Nothing was quite ripe while we were there, but someone is in for quite the treat. Just make sure to beat the chickens if you are lucky enough to have a mango fall within your reach!
We had the private chef prepare dinner for us one evening. We were apparently the first clients to request the pork with pineapple dish and it was amazing. We should have skipped lunch that day! Chef Ramsey also made unadvertised, delicious mango daiquiris.
Serrana Villa is the perfect location to experience the best St. Lucia has to offer. If you are lucky enough to find it, or any of Janus' properties, available during your visit to the island, you should stop wasting time reading reviews and book it! You will not regret it!