2 bedrooms with king size, 1 single bedroom, mezzanine with a queen bed,2 baths
- english, french
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Villa Makambu was a perfect place for our family of 5. After busy days exploring and playing all over the island we looked forward to coming back to the pool and peaceful atmosphere of Villa Makambu. The villa was very clean and had everything we needed. Carlos (villa manager) was awesome - he took care of any requests we had quickly and he had great suggestions and tips for fun things to do during our stay.. We would definitely stay here again if we come back to St. Lucia!
We recently stayed at Villa Makambu and it was a fantastic experience! The views of the bay are gorgeous, the villa is clean and very comfortable, the owners and caretaker were extremely helpful and accommodating and everyone was very welcoming. It was so relaxing to enjoy the day around the pool it was hard to leave to tour the island. We would stay here again and again.
Outstanding in every way!
Our family of 4 spent spring break week at Villa Makambu, and we had a truly remarkable experience. The villa itself (we stayed in the lower 3br unit) is island-elegant - well decorated, spacious, extremely clean, with spectacular views of Marigot Bay and the Caribbean Sea. The pool area is beautiful, adjacent to the outdoor seating area of the villa. The kitchen is completely adequate, and the bathrooms are nice with wonderful open-air showers.
But what makes Makambu and St. Lucia in general so unique are the people. We can't say enough about the level of service provided by the full-time and on-site property caretaker Carlos. He seemingly worked all day and night to ensure the grounds were in perfect condition. Any questions or needs we had, he took care of (such as driving us down to the village for dinner our first night, before the arrival of our rental car). Our VERY BEST two days of the vacation were spent with Carlos and his first mate and cousin Lance on Carlos's motor boat, visiting various beaches, resorts, and snorkeling spots along the Caribbean coast. They refer to this as a "water taxi" but it really was our own private water-based tour guide. So much fun and a tremendous way to see the island. The rest of the staff was amazing. Myranda kept the inside of villa spotless and always had a smile on her face. Josee manages the property for the owners and provided us with a thorough overview of the island and things to do upon checking in. Owner Pascale was very responsive and easy to work with. And the people of St. Lucia were all very welcoming and gracious.
We would definitely recommend a car rental. The village of Marigot Bay is walkable, but you'll appreciate the convenience of a car to explore, hit the grocery store, etc. The cool thing is the owners can arrange your car rental for you at an excellent price, with the car delivered right to the villa - no hassle when you arrive at the airport (included in our rental was transportation from the airport to Makambu). At the end of our week, we drove to the airport and met the car rental agent, and just handed him the keys - couldn't be any easier.
Our only complaint for the whole trip is that the food in St. Lucia leaves a lot to be desired. Expect to spend a lot for mediocre food. Masala Bay in Marigot is outstanding, we enjoyed lunch outside at the Bayside Cafe.
In closing, we loved our time at Villa Makambu and can't wait to return!
Definitely home away from home!
Our stay(second time) at villa Makambu was sheer bliss and relaxation. The villa itself is tastefully furnished and has everything to make you feel right at home. The views are magnificent and we never got tired of drinking them in! Carlos and Miranda are the caretakers of the villa and their attentiveness to our needs were outstanding. Josie who manages the property was amazing at making sure our stay was everything we wanted. We had the opportunity to meet Pascale in person this time around and she is the most warm and welcoming host. We will definitely be making a third trip back to Villa Makambu!
Villa Makambu had it all when it comes to views. However, we experienced many plumbing issues that left us without water for 3-4 days. It was indicated that the plumbing issues are ongoing and were frequent. Water borne bacteria is a issues so do not take the advice of management and drink the water. The CDC states that you should drink bottled water. In addition to having issues with the plumbing, management had also double booked the unit that we had rented on VRBO. When we did move to the Villa, 5 days after our arrival that we rented on VRBO, it was not as clean as I perfer. They did provide a smaller unit for three first 5 nights. We found many fun activities in Soufrière; i.e., snorkeling, mud bath, volcano. I would recommend this Villa, but do not set your expectations too high.
Yes the smaller villa on Villa Makambu property did experience some water pump issues on the 8th and 10th of March. These problems were quickly managed on both days in a matter of hours and are not ongoing problems at the villa.
As for tap waterin St-Lucia,it is considered as very safe, most St-Lucians drink their tap water. However, we at Villa makambu do recommend that our guests drink bottled water as a precautionnary measure.
There have never been cleaning issues at the villa. If one reads all the passed comments on this site, one can see that all comments about the villa are glowing.
We however apologize for any inconveninece obviously felt by 2 guests during theses episodes. We at the villa Makambu cherish our guests and always do all we can to provide the best of services...
Management of Villa Makambu
Fantastic villa in Marigot Bay!
The photos you see here look great. But they don't do justice to the reality of the place, which is even more impressive. The views are spectacular, the Villa's design is thoughtfully laid out, the furnishings are attractive and comfortable, it's equipped to make you feel right at home (if home for you happens to be situated in paradise).
But the people of Villa Makambu are really its greatest asset. The owners, Pascale and Franz, are lovely folks -- fun, easygoing, comprehensively knowledgable after nearly twenty years on the island, entirely helpful and dedicated to providing the best possible experience for their guests. Should they happen not to be there during your visit, their friends and fellow local innkeepers Josee and Pierre step in to make sure that guests are similarly well taken care of. Always on hand are the amazing Carlos, the Villa's Man of All Seasons, and wonderful Miranda, who thoroughly cleans each of the units every three days.
If you want a predictable, low-impact, white-bread, for-god's-sake-don't-set-foot-off-the-grounds sort of Caribbean vacation, there are plenty of suitable options on St. Lucia and elsewhere to choose from.
But if your idea of a good time is sitting on your veranda enjoying a panoramic view of one of the sweetest protected harbors in the Caribbean, maybe taking an occasional cooling dip in the saltwater pool, maybe letting Captain Carlos take you out in his boat for a day on the water that includes snorkeling at his secret underwater forest of shimmering coral, maybe taking in a happy-hour sunset from the bayside dock at Chateau Mygo down the hill, maybe taking a half-hour drive to the capital, Castries, to hit the open air market or to buy the freshest mahi-mahi or yellowfin by the side of the road where Carlos told you the day-boat fishermen sell their catch, Villa Makambu may be right up your alley.
A couple of points in response to other comments left here -- after nearly six weeks over two years as guests at this villa, we've never experienced any issues whatsoever with the plumbing or water supply. Outside the Villa, we tend to stick with bottled liquids out of an abundance of caution but at Makambu we drink the tap water, we use it for cooking and to make coffee and tea and we've never had a reason to regret it.
For us, it's hard to imagine a better Caribbean vacation experience. That's why we keep coming back. There's just no reason to roll the dice on anyplace else.
Marigot Bay , known as 'The Most Beautiful' bay in the Caribbean is situated on the North West shore of St-Lucia. This secluded bay is bordered on three sides by three emerald hills and is skirted by coconut palms. You will find a small beach, La Bas Beach which is only accessible by a small ferry. The bay offers a variety of services, such as water sports (Kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, hobie cat, water biking, fishing,deep sea fishing etc.), fine dinning, shopping, banking, bakery and nightlife.
Other Activities: Kayaking, hobie cat, water biking