We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our stay at the Ginger Cottage! To spend a week overlooking the Caribbean Sea watching boats pass in and out of Marigot Bay was an unforgetable experience! The cottage is like a large screened-in porch with spectacular views in every direction. We had a hard time leaving for other activities because it was so beautiful being there.There is always a nice breeze and while it got a little warm a couple of times, it was never too hot and always cooled off nicely by late afternoon, and evenings and nights were comfortable. The kitchen was functional and perfect for easy breakfasts and snacks, while the bathroom was large with a nice shower and plenty of hot water. Most important of all, George made the whole Ginger Cottage experience fantastic! He is a great person that went out of his way to make you feel safe and comfortable, always willing to help and answer questions and make great suggestions!
We did not rent a car and were glad we didn’t. We were there to relax and driving on St. Lucia looked pretty stressful to us. Lucretia had made arrangements for our transportation from the airport which worked out perfect and we stopped along the way and picked up groceries for the week. George met us at the taxi and helped us get our groceries and bags across the bay and to our room, it worked seamlessly. We frequently walked down to Doolittle’s for meals and enjoyed their food and friendly staff. It’s also really nice that if you’re a customer of the restaurant you get to use the beach chairs and pool area. It was prefect for us! We also went across the bay to Hurricane Hole for lunch and then to Chateau Mygo for dinner a couple times. Also really enjoyed the boat trip (set up by George) to Anse Cochan and had a great lunch at Ty Kye Resort next to the beach. On our final day, we extended our trip to the airport and stopped at the botanical gardens and lunch at Ladera...we highly recommend both!
When I first saw the reviews for Ginger Cottage, I was slightly suspicious. Surely nowhere could be that wonderful?
Well, I'm happy to say that the reviews on here were spot on - the place is idyllic!
We arrived - three hours late thanks to Storm Doris in the UK - and were greeted at the airport then driven to Marigot Bay. There we were met by the ever-smiling George who showed us to the cottage.
The cottage was clean, well-equipped and we arrived to find a bowl of freshly-picked grapefruit and coconut.
Next morning, the full beauty of the place revealed itself.
I doubt there is a better view in all of Marigot Bay. You can sit on the terrace and watch the superyachts sailing in and out of the harbour...and the sunsets!!!
Marigot Bay itself is low-key and tasteful.
As other people have mentioned on here, the little supermarket in the marina is eye-popping expensive but, hey, it's a corner shop for people who own superyachts; what do you expect? A good tip is to stock up at the Massy Stores supermarket in Cul de Sac on your way there.
There are some lovely restaurants - our favourites were Masala Bay (excellent lunchtime tasting menu) and Chateau Mygo.
The beach is literally three minutes' walk from the cottage but for a really good beach with superb snorkelling, go for a walk to Trou Rolland, just to the south of Marigot Bay - there's a lovely scramble down through the woods.
And for some more adventure, the nature trail from above Oasis to the back of Rainforest Hideaway is a gem.
Marigot Bay is a magical place but be prepared to take your magical credit card.
Ginger Cottage was a pleasure and richly deserves the high praise it receives.
The two of us loved our stay at Ginger Cottage .We were picked up at the airport by wonderful Lucretia and enjoyed the rustic east coast drive that cut across through the scenic green valley and the center, stopping for groceries, and on to the west coast , ending in beautiful Marigot Bay.
From there, we took the one minute boat ride to the north side of the bay and a 5 minute walk up to our lovely home for the week. George, who lives in the cottage below, is friendly and very helpful with the luggage as well as anything you need through the week. He took us to the beautiful Anse Cochon for a day of snorkelling on one of our days there.
The cottage is perfect for two, with a single wall galley kitchen, microwave, toaster, fridge, drip coffee maker, kettle, gas stove, large shower in the bathroom, king bed, living room table, some wicker furniture, and a great little patio with a table for two that was great for breakfasts and drinks at sunset ! George had a basket of fresh grapefruits picked for us when we needed them from the tree on the steep slope nearby. Best when squeezed with local Chairman's Reserve rum ! You can walk to three restaurants on the north side of the bay in minutes. The locals are very laid back and friendly .
I can see where binoculars would come in handy....
Thank You to George, Lucretia and Enrica for a fantastic stay. Highly recommended !
This is by no means a resort but if you want to feel semi-local , comfortable, close to everything and have tons of privacy, this is your place. A few things could be cleaner and the beach could be better, The views are out of this world. George is great, let Cyrus give you a ride and make fresh fruit juice with fruit from the trees in your yard. Awesome surprise!
My husband surprised me for a milestone birthday trip to St. Lucia! We stayed in Ginger Cottage for 7 days and now that we are home, I dream about the day we will return!
This cottage is located on the pointe towards the ocean with magnificent views! Each night while others are enjoying the sunset on their sailboats, or have to leave their locations to view it, we too were enjoying it on one of our two decks or even from inside the cottage, as it is surrounded by walls of windows! Gorgeous flowers and coconut trees, grapefruit, lime surround. It is quite a climb to the cottage on a tiled walkway, but inclined and few steps. Good exercise!
The cottage is beautiful on the interior also, with white tiled floors and wicker furniture which gives that tropical feel! It's is an open concept arrangement, although segmented rooms. King sized bed has a firm mattress. A small but functional kitchen is a separate room. We ate out at one of the many wonderful restaurants nightly, but kept snacks, etc. in the kitchen. (Two restaurants are walking distance, Dolittles, which we loved and RainForrest Hideaway (great also) and others easily accessible by water taxi....loved Chatteau Mygo)!!! The Ginger Cottage bathroom is plenty large with a huge tiled shower.
There is no air conditioning, but many fans throughout, which is all needed. As soon as the sun sets it cools down immediately.
George took excellent care of us while there! The cottage is only accessible by boat, and George greeted us upon arrival in his boat and assists in every way! He took us on the BEST snorkel trip to Anse Cochon bay and spent the day on the secluded gorgeous beach only accessible by boat! George made us feel safe and took good care of us through out our stay!
Enrika and Lucretia were very helpful and gracious with making arrangements for the cottage and with communicating with us by phone and e-mail. Many thanks for making this so effortless for us! Thank you Enrika for allowing us to stay in you beautiful cottage!
We could have never left Marigot Bay as it is so beautiful, but we rented a car and traveled up and down to many gorgeous beaches along the west coast, to the Pitons, and many other beautiful locations Caribbean ocean side. Loved the Anse Chastanet beach! Also, took a catamaran down to snorkel at the Pitons! Awesome! Drove to the beautiful Botanical Gardens and waterfall! Hiked the hills on Pigeon Island National Park which is another beautiful view and spent the day on the Gros Inlet beach. Shopped in Castries and Rodney Bay. Be sure to eat at Brown Sugar on Castries Bay!!!
Marigot Bay and specifically Ginger Cottage is a breathtakingly, beautiful, magical place that we did not want to leave and look forward to returning again someday! :)). Thank you again for making this an unforgettable, unbelievable, perfect stay in captivating Marigot Bay!!!