Sea at the foot of the mountain, slopes dressed in luxuriant vegetation and, in the middle, a cute as a button villa, with an infinity pool and a sun-drenched deck.
In the distance, you can distinguish the contour of St Vincent when you are not distracted by the ever-changing, sometimes dramatic sky, where the sun plays hide-and-seek with the clouds.
We spent a dream of a week here, going on day trips to the nearby Gros Piton, Sugar Beach or Chastanet Bay.
After a day of snorkeling, we would go grocery-shopping in Soufriere, bring home the bags cracking at the seams with fish, local vegetables and otherworldly tasting fruits and prepare the dinner in the well-equipped kitchen.
While enjoying our meal under the moonlight, we would watch the tiny lights of the ships moving on the ocean's dark canvas or follow the quick lizards chasing insects below the light on the wall.
Not so late afterwards we would fall asleep happy, in the airy bedroom, lulled by the sound of the crickets.
Hands down one of the nicest and most unique places I have ever stayed in. The villa has a gourgeus view of the ocean, it is near the mountains and the people are extremely welcoming. The time and effort put into the maintanence of the villa is truly admirable. We had a killer view of the Pitons and our own enormous infinity pool. The privacy and quietness of the villa was perfect for a romantic getaway. I highly recommend this villa, and just today I did just that. The website and photos can’t describe how special this place is; you have to experience it in person.
Not even the locals can tell you where Kaye Mango is located but that's not a bad thing. My husband and I on this first trip to St. Lucia choose this very clean villa in a wonderful location. There is always a price to pay for beauty and I'd have to say that you pay for it with very challenging roads. We rented a jeep which is the only vehicle type you should consider renting. Only once did we need the 4 wheel drive option and that was just to get out of the driveway which was loose (gravel) due to the edge of hurricane Maria paying a visit. But there are potholes and other hazards. I am experienced in mountain driving but between Kaye Mango and the next town of size, Soufriere, provided the riskiest challenge yet in my lifetime. Single track roads with many blind turns. Each day providing little surprises as we asked ourselves "How high will the stream be that crosses the road?" Day 3 I started to get to know the road so it was much more enjoyable though I did not look forward to driving it at night. Only had to do that once following a sunset cruise from Sourfriere. Back to the unit though. Sadly, the owners were away but they had another couple who were very nice. Not always available but very nice. Kaye Mango is certainly a paradise on many fronts: the fabulous views, cool and deep pool and very clean maintenance. My complaints are: the plants could have been trimmed which grew way over the sidewalk and hard to avoid with arms full of snorkeling gear and the like. The neighbors woke us 2-3 nights out of the 5 with their partying. No escape since the walls are not soundproof. Also, we learned that our American (spoiled, I'm sure) standards of having an equipped kitchen meant we were very disappointed. Utensils were scarce and not one tupperware type container. Considering the location it would have been nice to have coffee supplied at least for our first morning. There are no restaurants nearby at all for breakfast. The time we were there was not only the off season of Sept. but immediately following a storm which I'm sure scared off many travelers. No reason to be scared since there was no real evidence of damage to the island. Off season has the benefit of no crowd but some places were closed. Even the local cook recommended in the book in our unit was not available. We found one on our own though working a small kitchen at the end of the road. The last night we ate at the View but since we were the only guests unbeknownst to us, we were charged double at $20 usd per person. It was worth it. Only the last morning did we finally make it to the local beach. From earlier accounts we were sure to pace our hike down and up. But it was the rocks we were not really equipped for. NOTE: do bring water shoes with thick soles. Earlier in the week we booked a sunset cruise for snorkeling and a power boat ride for snorkeling. I'm so sorry to have seen the sad state of the reefs close to shore. Something is killing the reef and it might be the silt from erosion. So sad to see that. We did not see many fish though it was relaxing just to be in the water. Some final thoughts: It was not easy to find information on some of what we hoped to have found such as the local spot known for their arts and crafts. Each day gave us lots of physical activity which was good and yet a little tiring. Our trek up Tet Paul was representative I think of our stay. We began the gentle hike and treated to stunning views! Got to the highest point when the rain came. We stood under a tree waiting for the deluge to pass and got soaked to the skin. The wind was a little frightening but we were fine and it wasn't that cold. So there we have it: an experience with beauty and unexpected but refreshing surprises.
It was a new and refreshing experience as opposed to your average stay at a resort secluded from everyone. We got to meet friendly locals in the area and experience the culture in St. Lucia. The location and view from the villa were perfect, it is close to many attractions and beaches: Active Volcano, Tet Paul, Sugar & Anse Chastanet, Botanical Garden. The villa was incredibly cozy and the staff were a delight. It was such a relaxing vacation and we cannot wait to come back!
Great country, great people!
The location is great, as it's close to both the beach and Gros Piton. The staff was extremely nice & useful: they advised us what to visit in St. Lucia, where to eat, and even taught us some of the island's history. The house is private and the local community is very welcoming. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for adventure or relaxation.