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Welcome to Island Breezes Blog! We are reintroducing this blog about Calabash Mountain Villa, the surrounding community and St. Lucia. We hope to inform and entice you to visit this community; feel what it is like to be part of this community; and, more importantly, get the rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation you need.


  • The Mountains: St. Lucia’s Breadbasket & Sweet Retreat

    As you sit at Calabash Mountain Villa, the view you see is of the marvelous mountains; but you do not see what is really on these mountains.  The Fond St. Jacque area in the Soufriere Quarter is known as the breadbasket of St.

  • Sundays at the Beach

    When vacationers choose a Caribbean Island for their vacation, most people assume quality beach time will be part of the itinerary, as well it should be.  But, all beaches are not alike.  The physical terrain of an area has a lot to do with the appeal it has to tourists.  And, of course, the body of water that the beach is on also has something to do with how enjoyable the beach is.  For exampl

    There is something special about waterfront areas, especially when the waterfront is a sea or ocean.  The waterfront at Soufriere, St. Lucia is no different.  It has always been a wonderfully relaxing place and really great to look at.

    The Calabash tree is the national tree of St. Lucia and can be found many places around this island.  One of those places is Calabash Mountain Villa.  We chose the name of this Villa based on its significance in St.

  • THE TRANQUILITY OF SUNSET in the Mountain Valley

    The sun rises and sets every day.  Some of the rising and setting is more spectacular than others.  Many feel watching the sun rise or set on the sea is the best.  We believe there is beauty in the process wherever you happen to be.  If you happen to be at Calabash Mountain Villa, you can see for yourself, it is a beautiful event, and here is how it happens...

  • WAKING UP in St. Lucia

    It is 6:00 a.m. and it’s light outside.  You are brought to consciousness by the distant crowing of a rooster.  While it is light, the sun has not crested over the mountain tops just yet.  The other sound you hear is the sweet chirping of birds throughout the valley.  [Too early for you?  No problem, let the chirping birds lull you back to sleep.]

  • Goats & Egrets

    People draw inspiration and inner peace from a wide variety of sources.  Birds soaring above provide it for a great number of people.  There is something about the act of soaring through the air that seems so free and unfettered.  It is that sense of being unfettered, and the peace of that gentle gliding that people respond to.  While we know we have responsibilities, we tend to drop that stres

  • CMV front yard

    Is this you?  “I’m too busy."  "I don’t have time to take a vacation.  I don’t need a vacation."  "I don’t have anywhere to go on vacation."  "A vacation costs too much money.”  Are any of these excuses running through your mind?  Well, stop listening to these evil voices in your head.  Everyone needs vacation and should take vacations periodically.  A vacation is, “a break or a time of