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There was a lot of activity around Soufriere in spring of 2008. Prince Charles, from England, came to visit St. Lucia and spent some time in Soufriere. Though independent, St. Lucia still maintains close ties to England. So people pitched in to spruce up the town for his visit. Well, Prince Charles came and visited!! It was a rainy day, but that did not dampen the spirit of the folk one bit. The community came alive and the event was a total community experience. That was quite a day!
Each room at Calabash Mountain Villa faces the mountain. All guests share this awesome mountain view.
A parade was held in Soufriere for Prince Charles of Wales when he visited a number of years ago. St. Lucia was a country under the governance of England prior to obtaining independence. However, close ties are still maintained with England, so a visit from a Royal from England is still a major event and is handled accordingly. The Prince's visit was a big deal. He arrived in Soufreire via a small boat and walked a short distance to where he would address the people who assembled to see and hear him. The rains came, but it did not stop the appearance - there were just a good number of open umbrellas amongst the people gathered. The rain did not dampen the Prince's visit one bit. He took time to shake hands with people as he walked from his boat and back to it after speaking. This was a great celebration!
Calabash Mountain Villa sits in a local community. We are in close proximity to local homes and farmlands. This makes it really easy for tourists to get a feel for "the real St. Lucia." Our neighbors have been very willing to talk with visitors who want to know more about this community. This part of the Island is known as the "breadbasket" of St. Lucia.