We enjoyed a wonderful stay in Mark's beautiful apartment!
The apartment itself is lovely - spacious, comfortable, well-equipped, and beautifully decorated. And the location is to die for!
Marigot Bay is stunning, with a selection of cute restaurants, cafes and drinking spots. Favourites were the Rainforest Hideaway - hidden in the mangroves on the opposite side of the bay, you can take a free boat over to it - and the Hurricane Hole bar - great for a local beer as the sun sets.
The apartment is situated side-on to the marina, so it doesn't directly face the bay but you can get a lovely view of it off the right side of the balcony. The bedroom has lovely views of the hotel gardens.
Marigot Bay is on the pricey side, you'll see why when you get there as it's such a unique place and quite exclusive, but Mark's apartment was great value as we were able to have full use of Hotel Capella's facilities next door. A two-min stroll away, it has two pools where you have free towel use and complimentary mineral water all day, free use of the fitness centre - which offers outdoor yoga classes - and the pool bar even hands out a few freebies throughout the day, such as coconuts, fruit kebabs, sushi and fresh juices!
The little sandy beach is also just a free, two-minute boat ride away for hotel/apartment guests and there are little huts selling refreshments and somewhere to get lunch.
Cyrus - the apartment manager - met us on check in and was very friendly and welcoming. We even took a day tour with him around the island in his own car - charged at the local price, not tourist prices!
As Marigot is quite small, I'd definitely recommended exploring some other parts of the island, which Cyrus can advise you on.
Having a self-catered apartment was a real treat, we bought our own fruit, veg and fresh fish from the market in nearby Castries (the capital) so we had the option of eating in (well, out on the balcony!) a few days. As I mentioned, Marigot is quite pricey, and it was great to have that option that you wouldn't have in a hotel.
We can't wait to go back!