Thursday, May 07, 2009

BALENBOUCHE ESTATE, CHOISEUL, ST. LUCIA

BALENBOUCHE ESTATE
CHOISEUL, ST. LUCIA

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY, AVERAGE from 1 to 5: 1




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Balenbouche Estate is located 3 km south of Chouseul and easily accessible by any public bus on the Choiseul route to/from Vieux Fort. It is a beautiful 70 acre former sugar plantation and has been transformed into a Heritage Tourism Site, eco-lodge, and organic farm and can accommodate up to 14 guests. The plantation house is nearly 200 years old and holds great history within. One of the key attractions is the ruined sugar mill and processing buildings. They are some of the best preserved in all of St. Lucia and are very interesting.




Balenbouche hosts events such as weddings and yoga retreats year round. At Balenbouche you can really see what life was like in St. Lucia hundreds of years ago. There are also a few beaches on the property.




Balenbouche is beginning to host farmers and flee markets on Saturday mornings.  These occur generally on the last Saturday of the month from 8am-12pm, but call to inquire in advance.




Phone number:  455-1244 

For more information visit: http://www.balenbouche.com/




PEACE CORPS PROCEDURE:
-Call your APCD to inform them of your whereabouts if you are out of your community overnight, and again upon returning.

TESTIMONIALS:

TAMERON EATON, EC 76
Balenbouche is a very beautiful former sugar plantation located right on the highway in Choiseul. Between the plantation house, sugar manufacturing ruins, beaches, and the manicured grounds, it is a must see. The estate holds a lot of history dating back to the Caribs and Arawaks and is owned and op erated by great people who love PCV’s. They offer PC rates if they aren’t booked, so if family is coming down give them a call and stay in one of their villas.




Aside from renting villas and giving tours, they also sell handmade jewelry made from local materials. We have discussed camping on the grounds but haven’t done it yet. All you would have to do is ask Uta, the manager.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bonjou Big Country, recently happened to see your blog. Very well done. I am an american-swiss nutritionist/yacht chef living in Delcer (Choiseul) and would like to use your CannaBelle co-op model for a sustainable resource project. Shirin
eatyourrainbow@care2.com
758 519 4153

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瑪利亞 said...

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James said...

Wow beautiful area and extra beautiful woman to spend the time exploring with!

booklover555 said...

I am going to St Lucia in three weeks. What are some must sees and must eats? I will be staying in Gros Islet and have a friend I am visiting in Dennery. Any tips and suggestions would be welcome! I enjoyed your blog immensely.

Lori

Big Country (Leo) said...

Hey Book Lover,

Must do's would be snorkeling at Anse Chasnet beach, having a cold piton at Sandy Beach Viewfort while you watch the kite surfers and the intense seas, usually you can ride a horse on the beach. Go for a soak in the sulfphur springs (if the hurrinacane damange has been repaired) have Sunday brunch at Ladera admiring the amazaing view between the two pitons looking down at Jalousie. Go the Anse Le Raye Fishfry and finally up North visit Pigion Island for some history.

finola said...

Hi, came here cos you found my blog :-) I've lived in St. Lucia most of my life - and am happy to find such well done posts about my island's places and activities - thanks for getting in touch - if you're back in island some time, do let me know!

Luxury Traveler said...

Thanks for the post. I love the place. It would be nice to spend holidays in Antigua.

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