Bay Side Living in St. Lucia

St. Lucia is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean.  The vehicles drive on the left side of the road, there is no Uber, but taxis are plentiful. Here is a nice overview from a local Real Estate Professional:

Ashiana Villa

We visited a 5 bedroom vacation rental home overlooking Marigot Bay. The large home can be booked by the bedroom; 1 bedroom sleeps 2 up to 5 bedrooms sleeping 10. The home is lovely with high-end amenities and a wonderful view. 

Google search Ashiana Villa to find reviews on several vacation rental sights. This may be the local rental management listing:

I was unable to find a sales listing, but our local Real Estate Agent indicated an asking price of $1.95 million USD. Owning a second home that doubles as a vacation rental can be a lovely investment. The industry is so successful in St. Lucia that the local government is starting to regulate and tax vacation rentals.

Marigot Bay

We visited a buildable lot on Marigot Bay. There is really great investment potential here:

Marigot Resort and Marina

I finished the day poolside at the Marigot Bay Resort. The marina village is definitely worth the visit! I found real estate listings for both the Marina Village and the Resort. There is no MLS, so internet research is a must!

If you love St. Lucia, there are plenty of investment opportunities!

Saint Lucia, January 2018

St Lucia in the morning

As the cruise ship pulled into the St. Lucia Port, I got excited! The landscape, shoreline, mountains, and architecture; there is so much to see, and it is glorious! We toured three private re-sale homes on the island. Each property can be rented out as a vacation rental. Some have a rental history as well.

Villa Solimar

The first property is called Villa Solimar.  I have some beautiful professional photos that the listing agent shared with us, but they are too large to post in this blog. If you would like to see pictures of the interior, I have included the link to the property listing.

Villa Solimar 1

I thought the best thing about this property is the views and the abundance of outdoor living space. The property is located on a hill, near the front entrance of the port.  The ships, boats and some airplane traffic is entertaining to see, without any noise. There are water views from every side of the property. 

Villa Solimar 3


We talked to a Real Estate Lawyer at the next property we visited. St. Lucia offers citizenship by investment. St. Lucia is looking for investment, so they try to keep the process easy, but it changes. Although the process of purchasing property and obtaining citizenship may be easy, there are transfer fees and taxes that need to be considered; and can add a significant cost.

Villa Atlantis

Villa Atlantis is a sprawling, single-story private home. With 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, the house would be great for a family reunion or corporate retreat. The Villa is located on a hill, at a golf course, with wonderful vista views.

Villa Atlantis


The third property is called Manderley. It is an older home that incorporates just about all of the traditional Caribbean and European charm. High ceilings, balconies with views of the ocean and lots of fretwork. If you enjoy antiques and have an appreciation tor classics, check out this YouTube video, Manderley Tour, which is hosted by the gracious owner. This house sits on a one-acre lot, with room for an additional home.


Manderley has been a romantic vacation rental for several years with rental history and positive reviews, this could be a really fun property to own.

The Island life

St. Lucia seemed to be a vibrant active place. Commerce is healthy and I really enjoyed seeing all the marinas and boats moored near the beaches.

St. Lucia beach

I made a note to check out The Landings. We did not tour this property, but I would like to stay in the Resort and Spa and shop for property here. The property is located on the beach and surrounds a marina. Note to self: Boating is a must in St. Lucia!

St. Lucia marina

Would you like to tour investment property during your next vacation? Please let me know if you have any further questions or comments!