Better than we expected!
We've been back at work now for almost a week, but it we'll be remembering our first stay at The Inn for many years to come.
We knew roughly what to expect from your web-site, however our stay turned out to be much better than we expected - all thanks to the care and thoughtfulness of yourselves.
We didn't feel that we were at a hotel, we felt as if we were staying at a friend's home, and hopefully that's what we ended up doing.
Thanks again, and we are already looking forward to our next stay - hopefully next May when the St. Lucia Jazz Festival is on !
Brian and Margaret Moon -
So much more personal than a Hotel!
How are the two of you doing? We really wanted to email as soon as we got back.... but coming back from vacation, there is so much to get caught up on. Not too mention, we have been going through serious vacation and rum punch withdrawal!!!!!. It has been hard getting back to reality. We want to come back!!!! (would you let us???)
Normand, we miss your great jokes and one liners! I think you may have been a comedian in your past life! We miss hanging out by the pool, and the trips to the bottom of the hill. Thanks for coming to get us... The group of folks we met the first week were so much fun. We feel privileged to be a part of the "wild bunch".
Tom and I really had a great time at The Inn On The Bay and Saint Lucia. The people we met in St. Lucia, and at the restaurants around Marigot Bay were wonderful. They made us feel at home on their island......we truly miss all the local folks that we met. Please say hi to Noel for us. Hoping he is doing o.k..... tell him he is the best taxi driver around!
Our friends and family were impressed by the pictures of the Inn On The Bay. However, the pictures really did not do it justice. The surroundings and the rooms were beautiful.
We enjoyed Louise's wonderful breakfasts, and the "mood" music that you played during breakfast. It was hard our first week back.... I kept thinking, let's see right about now, if we were still in St. Lucia, we would be having coffee, fruit and wonderful pastries around the pool. But no.... back to a cold bagel!!
The two of you really made our trip special. The Inn On The Bay is so much more personal than a Hotel. You catered to our every need, and really made us feel right at home. Thanks for setting up our excursions to the Pitons, and snorkeling. It was so nice not having to worry about these details. Tom and I hope to come back some time. We really do miss you and Louise.... and of course Saint Lucia.
We intend to return soon, perhaps with other couples!
Thank you for your wonderful hospitality during our stay with you in March. Having been to a number of islands in the Caribbean, and having stayed in a variety of hotels, we have learned that small is good, and that intimate is even better! And that is my description of your remarkable inn.
The view from the top of the hill is spectacular...a view that constantly reminds your guests of the unique location you let us share with you. The amenities in and around the Inn were also unique-great meals, good service, and, above all, a feeling that we were not simply tourists herded to the next tourist spot, but people given an opportunity to interact and share meals and life with the lucky people of Marigot Bay.
We intend to return soon, perhaps with other couples that will equally enjoy the special qualities of The Inn On The Bay.
All the best to you both,
Tom and Michelle MacDonald
St. Lucia was the best!
Thank you so much for the hospitality during our stay at the Inn on the Bay.
Greg and I had a BRILLIANT time and thoroughly enjoyed St Lucia. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and arranging all the things we wished to do whilst on our trip to St Lucia.
You and Louise were the perfect hosts, treating us like we were your special guests. The sailing trip on the last three days were excellent and we had a great time.
Today is our first day back at work and as I have said to all that have inquired about the honeymoon, St. Lucia was the best!
We did enjoy Barbados and Jamaica but they did not compare to The Inn On The Bay and St. Lucia.
A sense of feeling at home!
We want to sincerely thank you for what we consider to be one the most enjoyable and moving experiences we've had during vacationing. Your warmth and humor gave us not only something to look forward to when we were around the Inn, but also a sense of feeling at home. Which is a comfort and enjoyment rarely found.
With your help (and patience with Elisa's morning questionings), we were able to venture out on our own to experience the true culture and nature of the Island. I can't truly express the experience we had during our stay.
I think between the friendships we made, the great fun we had at the cliff house dinner party and "Jump up", snorkeling, swimming, boating, hiking and especially the adventures by car we had!, our trip has left an indelible impression on us that will never fade.
We will miss everyone we met locally as well as our "Inn friends" from around the globe. Perhaps we will arrange another vacation with them at the Inn again soon.
Until then, Thanks again!
Wayne and Elisa Hubbs
A few days in Paradise!
First of all we want to thank you for your kind and sincere hospitality. We instantly felt at home and therefore could enjoy every moment of our week with you. The personal attention and care you offer for your guest is making a holiday with you unforgettable.
Your house is located on the best spot on St. Lucia and we envy you for that. The picture on your web site tell about the spectacular view and it's hard to look at without booking right on again... We always think back at the lovely breakfast which Louise prepared with such care; where else can you have coffee and toast overlooking a wonderful bay of the Caribbean ?
We spent our days driving around the interesting island (the Jeep was a lot of fun), sailing along the coast together with the other couples from the Inn, or simply spent the day at the beach. At night we would spend a good dinner in one of the 5 restaurants on the bay. Our favorite was The Shack; having a candle light dinner over the water is unique (sometimes followed by a quiet midnight swim in the pool). Unique are also the people of the island, who are very kind and always in a good humor.
Of course we enjoyed meeting the other guests during that week. Meeting new friends is not something that happens every day ! We really hope that we can come back once again in the near future. The Inn on the Bay and St. Lucia are a very good combination for spending a few days in paradise...
To our friends at The Inn On The Bay
We have both traveled to many parts of the world, but we found a paradise in Saint Lucia that even the photographs cannot do justice to! Our stay with you at the Inn on the Bay was like heaven, literally, because of the beautiful location of the Inn, high on the hill top overlooking beautiful Marigot Bay. Words cannot properly describe what the two of you have at the Inn. Our two weeks with you so very special, and you both have such a wonderful way of each and every person feel so at home.
We can definitely say that the Inn on the Bay is the best place to stay in Marigot Bay and for that matter in all of Saint Lucia! What more could a person want, walking out of your room to look down on a Bay filled with any kind and size of boat you can imagine, two decks to enjoy both the beautiful sunrise and breath taking sunsets, breakfasts from Louise that will fill the emptiest stomach, peace and tranquility, cozy and inviting guest rooms, the lovely breeze blowing gently as we laid by the pool, Louise's beautiful gardens, and hosts that go out of their way to make your stay an event not just a trip.
Your sense of humor is so refreshing and welcoming and your selection of music for the breakfasts was wonderful.
On our last morning at breakfast when you played my all time favorite song, Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World", a had such a lump in my throat listening again to the words of this song. Louis must have visited St. Lucia and written this song as it really fits the way we felt about your Inn and the Island.
Brenda and Cole Belliveau -
The perfect spot for romance!
Randy and I just wanted
to drop a note to thank you once again for the wonderful week we
spent at the Inn. Our honeymoon was perfect--I kept having to
pinch myself while I was there to make sure I wasn't dreaming.
The island of St. Lucia is a treasure--the beautiful
Caribbean Sea, the majestic mountains, and the greenery of the
island all add up to perfection. Not to mention all the
warm and friendly people and sunshine!! What more could a
couple want!!!!!! Well not a lot, but I can't leave without
mentioning that staying on such a beautiful island would not be
complete without a beautiful spot to stay in!! That is where The
Inn On The Bay, with Normand and Louise factor in.
Randy and Tammy Wagner -
We really did not want to leave...
You made our first trip to St. Lucia, a truly magnificent trip and wanting of another. Your warmth and hospitality made us feel as if we were at home or staying with family. Some of the most memorable moments at the Inn include our daily ritual morning breakfast by the pool (enough to put us back to bed for a nap even after the great coffee) and the sunset swims.
views have been permanently imprinted in our minds and the
feeling of paradise real. We never did make it to the cove to the
south, but we will keep that for our next trip. We will remember
the great conversations with you, other guests, and Lucians we
met. The music, food and drink, local bus travel, clear warm
waters and beaches, and tropical paradise have become enshrined
in our desires to live an island life every day. We really did
not want to leave, and remember ... we extend our overwhelming
willingness to take care of the Inn during one of your
We plan to return!
We will never forget you and Louise, and the people we met while we were there. We never expected to be entertained by such a "wild and funny guy." Are all French Canadians as good humored and fun as you are?
Thank you for all of the special attention that you gave us -- we felt so at home and comfortable at the Inn. It was always nice to come back after a "hard day" of snorkeling, eating, and lounging on the beach to relax with such great hosts and fellow guests.
I hope that you will not forget us, either, because we plan to return some day. We were truly blessed with good weather, good company, and a beautiful island to enjoy during our stay in St. Lucia. We will send you some pictures when we get them developed. Please give our fondest regards to Louise.
Ciao (for now) --
Steve and Julie Jorgensen
It was truly a magnificent time!
you again for all that you did to make our stay with you one of
the best vacations imaginable. I don't know how soon we would be
able to return, but it would definitely be at the top of our
list. You really go out of your way to make your guests not only
comfortable but seem, also to go the extra step to make sure that
they have no choice but to enjoy their time in St. Lucia. It was truly a magnificent
We hope to see you again!
Thank you so much for
the photograph and your kind e-mail. We arrived home last
evening to about 7 inches of new snow!!! Quite a transition
for us after the wonderful sunshine and warm temperatures of
Thanks for a memorable trip!
Thank you very much for the pictures! We enjoyed them very much and they are such nice memories of our stay. I have not yet got our film back from development but we are anxious to relive the days!
St. Lucia is so
beautiful and everything about our vacation was so nice. But we
both agree that our stay in Marigot and with you both was the
nicest part, and we want to especially thank you especially for
making our vacation the memorable trip that it was.
meantime, thank you again for everything, and I hope we can keep
Thank you for absolutely outstanding holidays!
In our first time in the Caribbean's, we found a beautiful island with a phantastic landscape, deep jungle and a wonderful Caribbean sea. But this is only the quarter of the truth.
The main jewel is the Marigot Bay with its majestic Inn sitting on the Bay! At day or night - you always have one of the world's fantastic views! But if you realize this it isn't still all - Louise & Normand!! From the first minute you were so warm and friendly - even a German couple thawed in seconds!
Now being serious. Anytime we want something you were present. Only some words are significant for you both: "Just call me". All the activities, the insight tips and your lovely hospitality at The Inn made our holidays to a long lasting remembrance.
We have had wonderful 14 days at your Inn - thank you so much!!
Claudia & Matthias Broermann from Midwest Germany
Keep a room open for us!
Just a note to let you
know how much we enjoyed our stay with y'all. Everything
about our visit was truly wonderful and we have you two to thank
The best location on the island!
Liz and I were seeking a quiet hideaway to
relax and recharge our batteries.We wanted warmth, peace, quiet unobtrusive
service and no children. It was a joint 40th birthday present away from our own
five children ( we love them dearly ) and the consequent non stop round of
taxi-ing them to various activities.
It's a boy!
My husband and I honeymooned and got married at the Inn on the Bay. We were the second couple to be married at your beautiful Inn. We are still happily married and have a beautiful baby boy named Elias. We
sign on to your site every so often to remember the wonderful time we had. We will never forget the both of you. Louise's sweetness and awesome cooking and of course your humor,