Balenbouche Plantation Guesthouse
Our four charming bungalows are set within a beautiful 70 acre heritage site and organic farm which includes several beaches, the historic plantation house and gardens, sugar mill, lily ponds and nature trails.
“THE BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD”
“My search for the perfect place to stay in St Lucia took weeks of online searching and researching hotels …I wanted and I found Nirvana – a fascinating place of heritage, great natural beauty and calm run by the amazing Uta Lawaetz and her daughters.” (Michael, February 27, 2013, Tripadvisor)
Our spacious and affordable guest cottages are created from historic structures, each with a unique character and design. The smaller cottages sleep 2 people, the larger ones (with kitchen) up to 5.
Balenbouche is the perfect location for weddings and yoga retreats, as well as wellness, artist and family retreats. We offer everything to make your marriage in St Lucia a unique and unforgettable experience, including some of the best St Lucia dining and stunning wedding photo opportunities.
Balenbouche, located near Laborie St Lucia, is a great starting point for exploring St Lucia by bus, taxi or rental car. Many Saint Lucia attractions, including the St. Lucia pitons, as well as several local restaurants are within a 5-30 minute drive.
Our historic St Lucia plantation chronicles the island’s past for over 2000 years. Balenbouche is a truly authentic Saint Lucia attraction, and a place of great beauty and tranquility. All our tours are conducted by a family member.
Balenbouche is unlike any other St Lucia holiday accommodation, blending heritage and hospitality, family tradition and organic farming. With our holistic approach and hard work we hope to preserve the estate for many future generations.
What you can expect whilst staying at our Guesthouse and Eco Retreat Center
Seclusion: We are far from the islands busy commercial and tourist centers. The nearest town, supermarket & ATM are a 15 min. drive and several local restaurants and attractions are within 5 – 20 minutes. Saint Lucia’s best attractions near Soufriere are only a 30 – 45 minute drive away.
Animals: Horses, cows, dogs, cats, and many useful and harmless creatures such as ants, spiders, lizards, bugs, frogs, crickets, bats. Against mosquitoes, we use repellant, protective clothing, nets and incense coils.
Tropical design: All cottages and structures are designed for outdoor living. No screens, only mosquito nets over the beds. The bedrooms are lockable (safe available).
Antiquity: Almost everything at Balenbouche is antique, old or reclaimed.
Low technology: We keep it simple. No A/C, microwave or TV (we have standing fans, central wireless and phone).
Eco principles: We grow organic, compost and recycle, use solar heating and rain water, and ask guests to conserve energy. We offer vegetarian and vegan St lucia dining.
Beaches: We do not have a pool. Two charming natural beaches (partly rocky, partly sandy, with fairly strong surf) are within a 5 minute walk.
For more details on staying at our St Lucia Guest house and Bed and Breakfast as well as nearby Saint Lucia attractions, please see our printable Balenbouche visitor’s guide
For information on st lucia guest houses, st lucia bed and breakfasts, and st lucia camping, please visit our cottages page! For information on saint lucia attractions, st lucia dining, st lucia pitons, and beaches in st lucia, visit our restaurants and attractions page! Also check out information on st lucia weather and browse our st lucia pictures.