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Stonefield Estate Villa Resort, Soufrière

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
St. Lucia
Tel: 758 459 7037's insider take:

Owned, built, and managed by second-generation members of the Brown family, all of whom grew up here, Stonefields is not only one of the more affordable luxury properties in Soufrière, it is also one of the most private—and popular with couples. With 19 cottages overlooking the ethereal beauty of Petit Piton, you'll be tempted to spend your time lounging in the hammock by your private pool, just staring up at the view. Each of the cottages has a peaked wooden roof, four-poster beds, jalousie windows, and outdoor showers shared only by the resident hummingbirds. There are no TVs, no phones, and no air conditioners (unless you ask for one), as most guests prefer the breeze and mysterious sounds of the rain forest at night. The restaurant serves local dishes based on Mrs. Brown's St. Lucian recipes, and the menu changes every night depending on what is fresh that day. A path will soon be cut down to the rocky beach below; otherwise, it's a quick shuttle drive to Jalousie beach.

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