Balenbouche Estate is a truly extraordinary vacation spot, a historic Plantation Guesthouse with tropical cottages, set within 70 acres of unspoiled natural beauty on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. At Balenbouche, you can stroll through exotic gardens and fruit orchards, explore undisturbed ruins, swim at secluded beaches, and experience superb dining at the 150 year old Plantation House. The authentic character of this St. Lucia hotel, which remains a working plantation, St. Lucia heritage site, and family residence, draws people from around the world. Yet Balenbouche remains a hidden treasure, and thanks to charming owners and hosts, Uta Lawaetz and her two daughters, a careful balance is maintained and felt throughout the property.

Balenbouche is located on the picturesque south-western coast of St. Lucia, 40 minutes from the town of Soufriere, and 30 minutes from the Hewanorra International airport, 1 1/2 hours from the capital Castries. Nearby activities include rainforest trails, rivers and waterfalls, scuba diving, st lucia surfing beaches, local restaurants, historic sites, and traditional art and craft.

Wedding Packages

A typical destination wedding package includes:

1) Rental of wedding venue
2) Marriage Certificate
3) Marriage Officer and Witnesses
4) Professional Photographer
5) Local Flower decorations
6) Catering and Table Decor

Balenbouche offers the personal touch and services of a Guesthouse while providing the luxury and privacy of a rental home. Our St Lucia villas for rent are designed to blend into the natural environment and capture a simple, yet luxurious, tropical life-style.The 2 bedroom/2 bathroom Banyan and Almond Villa sleep 4 – 6 people and include a kitchen, living room and veranda. The Almond Cottage can be rented exclusively by one party or separately by two parties (private room and bathroom, shared kitchen and living room/veranda). The Banyan Villa is rented exclusively only. The one bedroom Calabash villa and Frangipani villa are perfect for a couple or even a couple and a child. Single and Double rooms are available in the Plantation House, and the 3 bedroom 19th century antique furnished Plantation House is also available for exclusive rental (sleeps 6 – 8 people). Balenbouche Estate can accommodate groups of up to 22 people. Additional rooms can be booked at nearby guesthouse (walking distance).

St. Lucia is rated the top wedding and honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean. At Balenbouche, you can have a personalized ceremony. Balenbouche can sleep up to 20 wedding guests, and additional rooms can be booked through us at nearby guest houses. Our Wedding and Honeymoon package includes a complementary dinner for two.