We read all the prior reviews of Les Chaudieres before booking it, and to save everyone the trouble, here's the gist: if you are someone who is going to fret about updated bathrooms or freak about interactions with creatures (insects, lizards, bats, frogs, etc), save everyone the unpleasantries and book yourself a room at the Holiday Inn. If, on the other hand, you want to stay at a place of breathtaking beauty, where inside and outside, human and nature meld; where just as you finish berating yourself for expecting or desiring hot water in the tropics, the most glorious trickle of it warms you to the core and you realize that you have everything you could possibly need; where the air smells like the most lovely, subtle perfume you could imagine; where a gracious staff who stay out of your way but are readily available to help and who leave you feeling pampered with amazing meals, clean laundry, made-up beds, and a clean pool and lawn every morning, this is the place for you. One special note, as a previous guest complained about the cost of his meals--we had one terrible lunch at a resort on the island which cost us over a quarter of the cost of the seventeen remaining meals which we ate at Les Chaudieres, despite the fact that every meal at Les Chaudieres was an amazing, multi-course feast (lobster, fish, roti, curries, fresh fruits and salads, homemade desserts, etc). The staff was gracious enough to shape their schedules and meals to our wishes, to share information, and to help us arrange boat tours, hiking guides, etc. One should recognize that a significant proportion of St. Lucian's survive on approximately five USD per day, and services are expensive (with more strain now related to impacts of COVID and the war in Ukraine), so we did not fret about the fact that the nearest beach (walking down the steps from the property) had garbage that needed collecting, etc...it remained a beautiful place to swim and practice snorkeling, with generally only small groups/families visiting; also, given that all beaches on St. Lucia are public, we were able to visit a range of beaches that each had their own character and level of glitz. Overall, our stay at Les Chaudieres was truly a magical experience, and our gratitude goes to Kerschell, Hilary, and Christy (and Taco, the sweetest ever visiting puppy) for making our stay so lovely.