Creole cooking lessons in your all inclusive St Lucia vacation
Akasha Saint Lucia luxury villa rental offers all its guest the opportunity to book a variety of activities prior to the arrival. This means guests have more time to relax and do what they came to do – vacation, and not spend time arranging things. So if your idea of all inclusive includes taking in the local culture then one of the things we can offer is local food and/or Creole cooking lessons at one of the most idyllic restaurants on the island – Jambe De Bois. This is located on St Lucia’s National Park (Pigeon Island) which is only a 5 minute drive from the villa. Creole cooking is wide spread across the Caribbean including islands like Barbados and Antigua.
This rather chocolate box looking restaurant is set by the waterside and looks back over the Rodney Bay towards the local town of Gros Islet and the mega marina. So while you dine you can watch the mega yachts and the local fishing boats sail by. Less than 10 yards away from you seat there is small sandy beach – safe for kids and good for snorkelling. This place is one of Akasha villa rental’s recommendation.
If you come to dine then we also suggest you go up the steep hill just behind Jambe De Bois and take in the super views from the old fort ruins. Do this before you dine – great for working up an appetite. Take care as the path is rather steep (with stairs in certain parts). From the top you can see Martinique to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the West and lush green island to the East and south. If look carefully to the North East you will see Akasha your luxury villa up on the hill looking straight back at you.
At Jambe De Bois you can just have a meal or if you want to know how to make some of the local recipes then we will arrange for the Chefs there to show you how it’s done. The local chefs take all day preparing the various dishes using local indigenous ingredients so if you want to learn and have some fun we can arrange your own personal Creole cooking lesson.
The food here is unpretentious, served without fuss, and very reasonably priced. Our favourites are the Roti(s) – fish, chicken, lamb, or local fish – cooked any way you like, and Barbara’s personally prepared desserts. I can recommend anyone of these but be warned if you are on a diet – stay away from them because once you have one you will be back for another! Barbara also helped us at Akasha – St Lucia’s most luxurious villa rental, with our Feng Shui aspects , helping us to ensure our guests enjoyed good energy flows and good fortune.
Check out the work of some local artists that’s on display or in the ‘library’ at the back. The décor is rather rustic and wobbly chairs are part of the charm of the place as is the owner Barbara – charming that is not wobbly or rustic. This is the complete opposite to Akasha luxury villa rental where luxury is assured, we hope you appreciate the contrast – we do. Barbara has been on the island a long time and hails from the lovely county of Somerset in England. Everyone on the island knows her and she is a great lady who contributes to so many local causes.
She makes a mean cocktail and there is a “two for one” all day every day! You have been warned.
If you ask Barbara nicely, she will let you have a take out to take back to your luxurious villa rental.
So as part of your all inclusive vacation we can include a meal (or two) at Jambe De Bois and or a few Creole cookery lessons just let us know and consider it done.
Akasha St Lucia’s most luxury villa rental offers you what you want in your all inclusive vacation.