St. Lucia Villa Rental - Relax, The Olympics are Over – Time For Relaxation

Well done to the St Lucian athletes for reaching and competing in the London 2012 games. They can be proud of their efforts even if there were no “winning” performances. In the eyes of St Lucia you are “winners” for representing the nation with honour.

So well done to; high jumper Levern Spencer, Swimmer Danielle Beaubrun, Darvin Edwards, and Beth Lygoe.

Some day we are sure to see a St Lucian on the podium.

Now is the time to relax – what better way than to come on a vacation on the beautiful island of St Lucia and book a villa in paradise. Make it even more exciting by renting the best family villa on the island – Akasha.

St Lucia is Usain Bolt’s favorite place to relax according to various interviews because “the beaches are beautiful and the food is great”.

So a legend knows where to come for relaxation and chilling and that’s where you should head to – and to make it special why not rent St Lucia’s most luxurious family villa on the island – Akasha.

 

For those who want the best experience in diving come to St Lucia and explore Superman’s Flight – a dramatic drift dive along the steep walls beneath St. Lucia’s Piton Mountains. This is like a cliff which falls away into unknown depths just off the shore where the world heritage Pitons are. If you are really adventurous you could try this as part of a night dive – scary or what.

For mere mortals there is always the opportunity to dive just along the beach from Akasha, St Lucia’s most luxurious villa rental. Every day you see the Sandals boat anchor just off the shore and holiday makers snorkeling below Akasha. On some nights Le Sport guests can be seen doing a night dive and it can be strange seeing lights in the dark water while you sip your glass of wine on the terraces. On other nights you will see local fishermen spear fishing at night. Usually jumping off a large rock which juts out of the water – all this free entertainment!

Whichever type of diving (or snorkeling) you prefer we can arrange it with a qualified diving school – make sure your bring your PADI certificate along. Our service includes pick up and drop off at the villa. Most of the diving schools set off from Rodney Bay Marina, a 5 minute drive from Akasha.

So stay at the most luxurious villa rental in St Lucia and dive until your heart is content. Here you will have the opportunity to go all inclusive as we can include breakfast, lunch and dinner. Rates for diving can also be made available – just let us know what you want and we will do the leg work – another reason to stay at St Lucia’s Premier Villa rental.

St Lucia Luxury Villa Rental Akasha is pleased to read that New York Times has voted the Anse Chastanet beach as one that you should visit before you die – that’s a great recommendation.  The article relating to the beach is re-produced below.

“CARIBBEAN beach vacations sometimes get a bad rap. Too much monotony, the naysayers grumble. The only thing to do is lie on the beach, and they all look the same. But the Caribbean Sea — with islands that are flat, mountainous, tiny and vast — is specked with beaches that defy tropical conventions. There are beaches with grey sand, beaches with pink sand, those that seem to go on forever without any sign of human life, and others that hum with activity.” St Lucia beaches on the Caribbean side are the best on the island – and much safer.

“It’s understandable that Anse Chastanet may not make everyone’s Top 10 list for Caribbean beaches.  A lot of beach-goers like their water turquoise and their sand white. Anse Chastanet, on St. Lucia’s western coast, has a sparkling ash gray composition. Courtesy of Anse Chastanet Resort, which occupies the land surrounding the beach, a row of oversize thatch umbrellas provide shade where the palm trees that bow down toward the water don’t. (Tip: wear flip-flops, because when the sun is at its hottest, standing on the beach can feel like standing on a tennis court with no shoes on.)  The water is not conventional Caribbean shades of blue and green, either. It is dark, almost like a lake. But there is excellent visibility underwater, making snorkelling one of the favourite pastimes here.”

Honeymooners will enjoy the calm water and clear blue skies when they visit this beach to chill out. If you want a private beach then we will find you one.

That is really great from New York Times – and when you book a boat trip at Akasha St Lucia Villa Rental we will take to this very same beach which is otherwise difficult to access.   We can vouch for the snorkelling there.  So make your holiday special and push the boat out and let us arrange for Captain Tom to take you out to those hidden beaches – don’t forget that the views from Akasha Luxury Villa Rental include three local beaches.

Akasha Saint Lucia luxury villa rental offers all its guest the opportunity to book a variety of activities prior to the arrival. This means guests have more time to relax and do what they came to do – vacation, and not spend time arranging things.

Over the next few months we will be blogging about each of the activities in more detail to help you decide which activities are right for you perfect St Lucia vacation.

In this blog we expand on one of our favourite – the motor cruise on the Caribbean Sea. This can be a half or full day cruise in a 30ft motor boat which can easily accommodate 8 people. You are transported from the luxury villa down to Rodney Marina which is about 8 minute drive. Captain Tom will greet you at the dock and introduce you to your crew. After a short safety demonstration by the crew you set sail and you can decide where you want to cruise to.

Our favourite route is to sail past Pigeon Island – a national park and head north. This will bring you up to Cariblue beach from where you will see Akasha St Lucia luxury villa rental up on the hill. Here you can snorkel for a while and then head back south. Cruise past Reduit beach towards the Ti Kayi resort where there are some of the best diving and snorkelling on the island. Along the way you will see some of the more well known resorts – where the crowds go and some of the other villas on the island of St Lucia. Here you start to appreciate the beauty of the landscape and realise why St Lucia is called Helen of the Caribbean.

Sail past Soufrier, and wonder at the sheer scale of the Pitons. These are a UNESCO Heritage World Site. They rise up from the sea like two gigantic icebergs covered in lush green foliage. Once you see them you appreciate why they are so special. This is what makes St Lucia so different from any other Caribbean island – this is paradise for honeymooners and families alike.

Here we often see dolphins playing around the boat – Captain Tom seems have a sixth sense of where they hang out. He also knows where the all those inaccessible beaches are and is happy to anchor there while you just chill or set up a barbeque. For lunch there are numerous places you can choose from 4 star hotel to a local restaurant. Some of the beaches will be especially attractive to honeymooners who want privacy and romance.

If you fancy, take in a mud bath in the Sulphur springs and a walk around the Botanical gardens then we dock in Soufrier and a taxi will take you up to the springs and the gardens.

There is so much to choose from – and just to make it even more complicated we will put together a ‘hamper’ including some local beer and champagne for your party to take on this glorious day.
Akasha is always looking for ways to make your vacation experience what it should be – memorable for all the right reasons. Akasha St Lucia’s premier villa rental will make this a trip to remember.

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Akasha Saint Lucia luxury villa rental offers all its guest the opportunity to book a variety of activities prior to the arrival. This means guests have more time to relax and do what they came to do – vacation, and not spend time arranging things.

Over the next few months we will be blogging about each of the activities in more detail to help you decide which activities are right for you perfect St Lucia vacation.

In this blog we describe the Piton Hike, at the UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Caribbean coast. This is a trip for the more active of our guests – but you don’t have to be an athlete to complete it just able to walk up hill at a reasonable pace for a few hours. We think the downhill walk is more difficult, but what do we know. The hike is done at your pace but always with a guide – these are fully trained by the local authorities and know the right path to take.

From Akasha St Lucia luxury villa rental you will be driven (recommended) or you can drive yourself and we will provide you with directions to Gros Piton which is the larger of the two at 2620 feet above sea level. Petite Piton at 2460 feet above sea level can be hiked but is for the more adventurous and is more difficult due to its steepness. Both are volcanic plugs which rise up from the sea.

The drive takes about 40 minutes. On the way south from Akasha there will be some really fantastic views so bring your camera along. You will also pass through the town of Soufriere which is an old French settlement. It’s where they established their base when they first came to the island. The architecture is rather reminiscent of an old French town. There are also several local restaurants at which you can stop at and enjoy some local dishes. Fred – Akasha’s manager will be happy to provide some recommendations not only for the restaurants but also beaches you may want to take a break at. You can even sample some fresh local Cassava bread and if you are really lucky see the old snake charmer by the road side.

You will need to take ample water with you as you need to make sure you do not become dehydrated!

On arrival at Gros Piton you will be met by the local guides who will give you a briefing about the hike. Make sure you take some sturdy walking shoes – you can put your flip flops back on when you get back. Along the way the guide will show you where the most advantageous spots are for the golden moment for a picture. Always take the advice of the guides – there have been incidents in the past where a rescue helicopter has had to be called out when some tourists went up on their own and got lost.

The whole hike can take about 3 to 5 hours so it is possible to combine this trip with one of the other activities – e.g. sulphur hot springs (hot mud baths), botanical gardens or just a chill on a local beach – take a picnic along.

For the really adventurous and climbers amongst you there is Mount Gimie, which is the highest point in St Lucia at 3117 feet above sea level, and visible from Akasha’s look out level and terraces. This is definitely requires guides as the route is less easy to find and has denser foliage covering the path. A full day is required for this beautiful and tropical hike.

So if this happens to take your fancy then Akasha St Lucia luxury villa rental will be happy to arrange it for you – just ask when booking.

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