Jalousie Hilton

Old May 25th, 2001, 08:41 AM
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Jalousie Hilton

Has anyone been unhappy with this resort? I am going in a few weeks and want the low-down. Anything I should request before I go? I am taking the helicopter transport to the hotel. Not doing the AI plan. All suggestions and comments appreciated.
Old May 25th, 2001, 12:43 PM
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Take plenty of money a bit enpensive lunch for 6 of us was $189.00 without tip. Drinks are very costly!!
Old May 29th, 2001, 04:31 AM
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Hi Trish!

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Jalousie Hilton for ten days in February and we couldn't have been happier. We took the helicopter to the hotel - very good idea. We also opted not to do the all inclusive, and had two wonderful dinners at Ladera's restaurant, Dasheene. We also ate at Bang, which was very good, and at the Hummingbird in Soufriere. The only recommendation I have is to beware of the buffet dinners at the Hilton's waterfront restaurant - seems like a good deal, but the food is mediocre at best. Although we did enjoy the Italian buffet. Also, lunch is less expensive if you sit at the bar rather than in the restaurant.

Old May 31st, 2001, 01:07 PM
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St. Lucia is very consevtive, and at Jalousie they ask you to dress "in accordance with the grace of the islands" - meaning skirts or dresses at dinner, long pants and a collared shirt for men. Even at the beachside restaurant, you'll want a cover-up.

I agree, the meals are very expensive. Plan for $40 each morning for the full breakfast, about that for lunch, and at least $100-150 for dinner. The restaurants are petty good, but not ultra fabulous. Do not miss dinner at Dasheen at Ladera though. Costs the same as at Jalousie, but the food is 5 star all the way. The cab was $40 round trip, but the driver waited for us the whole time, almost 4 hours.

You might want to pack some snacks - or you'll pay like $2 for a tiny bag of chips. But you can pick mangos and eat them right off the tree...

The half-day "Soufriere Experience" tour was worth it. I think $40 pp and quite enjoyable.
Old Jun 1st, 2001, 05:35 AM
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One more thing - you'll catch on to this pretty quickly, but the little thatched roof places on the beach are hot commodities! We couldn't believe how early people would get down there to claim them. 7:30/8! Nobody really seemed to sleep late... Anyway, I got in the habit of leaving towels and books on two chairs on my way up to breakfast!
Old Jun 3rd, 2001, 12:04 PM
l varner
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Why are you suggesting to take the helicopter ride to the hotel? Is the road from the aiport to the resort that bumpy or am I missing something here? We are staying at Wyndham St. Lucia in July and do I need to plan on doing this? Please reply, your help would be greatly appreciated.
Old Jun 12th, 2001, 06:18 AM
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Loved the Jalousie!
Definitely recommend the helicopter transfer - good choice. And great view. To answer lvarner's question - the Wyndham is in the northern part of the island - Castries. If you are flying to Castries, then you shouldn't need a helicopter. The roads are VERY windy and narrow and the drive from Castries to Soufriere can be over an hour 1/2... and some people don't like that. That's why so many recommend the helicopter.

Trish - I also recommend a night at Dashene at Ladera... Go early and catch the sunset (beautiful!) and have a drink at the bar before dinner. We also really liked the Plantation restaurant at the Jalousie. We ate there a few times.

Yes, people do dress up a bit there for dinner - pants, dresses, skirts... just bring 'resort wear'... and you will be fine. For lunch at the beachside restaurant/bar, people did cover up somewhat but we definitely saw people in beachwear/cover ups or bathing suits with a wrap.

Just enjoy! We didn't find it outrageously expensive - but I guess it's all about what you are expecting and budgeted for. It was my honeymoon, so we didn't really care what we spent.

Have fun!!

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