Arc En Ciel

Soufriere, St Lucia
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Arc En Ciel is a wonderful property spectacularly situated on Beau Estate, between the World Heritage site of the Pitons. The property is situated above the Caribbean Sea and is a short distance from Jalousie Beach and hotel. The nearest town is Soufriere, which is a sleepy fishing village. The area also boasts the drive in volcano, hot waterfalls, diving and snorkeling at Anse Chastanet beach and exotic tropical gardens and mineral baths at Diamond Estate.

Arc En Ciel has been imaginatively designed to a very high standard by architect Lane Pettigrew, who has also created the interior design with hand made furniture from Honduras and some select pieces from Tommy Bahama. The house incorporates many aspects of traditional Caribbean style with its verandas, jalousie shutters and wooden railings. It has been constructed as a number of small pavilions connected by verandas. The exterior of the house has been partially finished with a facing of hand chipped stones to resemble the exterior of the forts, which were constructed on the island many hundreds of years ago. The house is situated in an extensive, landscaped garden that has a wide variety of tropical flowers and trees.

Arc En Ciel has 5 double bedrooms all of which are air conditioned with ceiling fans. Each bedroom has its own TV, DVD and stereo. Bedroom 1 has a queen size bed and a patio with a unique view of Petit Piton. There is an en suite bathroom, where the wall facing Petit Piton is glass, so guests can enjoy views of this mountain from the jacuzzi bath and the shower. There is a private swimming pool and sun deck, that is situated off the bathroom, in an enclosed garden area. Bedrooms 2 and 3 each have a queen size bed, a private patio and an en suite bathroom with shower and jacuzzi. Bedrooms 4 and 5, which are situated downstairs and open onto the swimming pool deck, each have two single beds, a private patio and an en suite bathroom with shower and jacuzzi.

The living / dining room is situated in the center of the house and is tastefully furnished and equipped with a TV, DVD and stereo The formal dining table can seat 10. This room opens out onto a patio which leads to a spectacular dining gazebo, where guests can dine with the backdrop of the Caribbean Sea and the Pitons.

The balance of the entertainment areas are situated downstairs. Here you enjoy the outdoor living of the Caribbean in the large, covered patio with a casual dining area and bar with its own fridge. This leads onto an extensive pool deck and a series of smaller pool patios.

There is a comfortable, air conditioned family roof with two large sofas, one of which can convert into a double bed. The infinity edge pool weaves its way around this area and includes a stone cave with a waterfall.

A modern well equipped kitchen and laundry room completes the villa. Personal laundry service available at an additional cost.

Resident staff ( in cottage in grounds of Arc En Ciel) housekeeper, Diane, and general maintenance man, Raymond. They are available 7 days a week.

The rental rates include: Welcome upon arrival and villa orientation, housekeeping service 7 days per week, chef service 7 days per week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, pool technician weekly, gardener 8am > 4pm 5 days per week, villa manager on call and utilities (water, electricity, BBQ gas / charcoal, WiFi internet coverage). Provisions and staff gratuities are not included in the rates.

Getting to the villa: A driver will meet the guests at the airport and drive them to the villa (additional cost). For guests that have a pre-arranged rental vehicle, it will be delivered to the villa. For further details and rates, please contact our St Lucia Specialist.


Bedroom 1: Queen bed, AC, ceiling fan, TV, DVD, Stereo, en suite with jacuzzi bath and shower with views of the Petit Piton.

Bedroom 2: Queen bed, AC, ceiling fan, TV, DVD, Stereo, en suite jacuzzi bath and shower with private patio.

Bedroom 3: Queen bed, AC, ceiling fan, TV, DVD, Stereo, en suite jacuzzi bath and shower with private patio

Bedroom 4: Two Twin beds, AC, ceiling fan, TV, DVD, Stereo, en suite jacuzzi bath and shower open onto pool.

Bedroom 5: Two Twin beds, AC, ceiling fan, TV, DVD, Stereo, en suite jacuzzi bath and shower open onto pool.


  • Air Conditioning - Bedrooms
  • Alfresco Dining Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Access
  • Beach Towels
  • Bed and Bath Linens
  • Blender
  • CD Player
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Chef Service
  • Children Welcome
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • TV - Flat-Screen
  • Gated Property
  • Gazebo
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Short Walk to Beach
  • Sound System
  • Tub
  • TV - in each Bedroom
  • View - Mountains
  • View - Ocean/Sea
  • View - Sunset
  • Voltage - 110/220
  • Washer
  • WiFi
  • On site parking
  • Housekeeper(s)
  • Security Guard
  • On Site Caretaker
  • Property Manager on Call
  • Chef/cook
  • Gardener
  • Laundress
  • Outdoor
  • Private
  • Damage Deposit: $3,000.00
  • Children Welcome (all ages)
  • No Pets Allowed
  • No Smoking
  • Housekeeping: Maid service 7 days a week
  • Rates are set in US Dollars. Prices in other currencies may fluctuate.
  • Villa orientation
  • Provisions and groceries are not included
  • Deposit/Payment: 30% and 50% for holiday bookings. Final due 90 days prior to arrival
  • Check In / Check Out: 3PM / 12noon


Jazz Festival 5 May - 14 May (5 night minimum) 5 $3,190.00 $22,330.00
2017 May 14 > Dec 15 14 May - 15 December (5 night minimum) 3 5 $1,900.00 $2,300.00 $13,300.00 $16,100.00
2017 Dec 15 > 2018 Jan 10 15 December - 10 January (14 night minimum) 5 $3,190.00 $22,330.00
2018 Jan 10 > Apr 15 10 January - 15 April (5 night minimum) 3 5 $2,300.00 $2,900.00 $16,100.00 $20,300.00
2018 Apr 15 > Dec 15 15 April - 15 December (5 night minimum) 3 5 $1,900.00 $2,300.00 $13,300.00 $16,100.00
Jazz Festival 5 May - 14 May (5 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 5
Daily: $3,190.00
Weekly: $22,330.00
2017 May 14 > Dec 15 14 May - 15 December (5 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 3
Daily: $1,900.00
Weekly: $13,300.00
Bedrooms: 5
Daily: $2,300.00
Weekly: $16,100.00
2017 Dec 15 > 2018 Jan 10 15 December - 10 January (14 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 5
Daily: $3,190.00
Weekly: $22,330.00
2018 Jan 10 > Apr 15 10 January - 15 April (5 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 3
Daily: $2,300.00
Weekly: $16,100.00
Bedrooms: 5
Daily: $2,900.00
Weekly: $20,300.00
2018 Apr 15 > Dec 15 15 April - 15 December (5 night minimum)
Bedrooms: 3
Daily: $1,900.00
Weekly: $13,300.00
Bedrooms: 5
Daily: $2,300.00
Weekly: $16,100.00

Note: The rates above are subject to 0% Tax/Service Charge.
Payments accepted in US Dollars, Euros, British Pound, Canadian Dollars, Swiss Franc, Fijian Dollars, Thai Baht, Australian Dollars, New Zealand Dollars.
Major credit cards accepted in US Dollars.

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Due to villa's privacy policy, the nearest town is presented on the map


Welsh Wanderer2014 Jan, 2017

Arc En Ciel is nestled between the Pitons, a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the most iconic images of St. Lucia. The villa is situated in a tropical paradise of exotic flora and fauna, overlooking the stunning white sand, vibrant corals and turquoise waters of Sugar Beach. The villa is exceptionally well designed, modern and extremely spacious with beautiful furniture inside and out. It is well maintained, everything is in immaculate condition. Each individual room is complete with its own en-suite and private terrace. The villa has a large infinity pool, plunge pool and pool cave. The master bedroom even has its own infinity pool. There are a multitude of places to rest and relax around the villa and its large surrounding grounds. The property is the perfect spot for families, groups of friends or couples looking to get away from it all. The hosts, Raymond and Diane, are incredibly welcoming and very helpful in advising on the places of interest. Nothing was ever too much trouble. They cooked us delicious food all week, using fresh local ingredients. From the flaming banana flambe to the barbeque on the final night; each meal was superb. The villa is within walking distance of Sugar Beach, where a sophisticated beachside restaurant is located. From here boat trips to other parts of the island are on offer, along with a huge range of activities including snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing, kayaking, catamaran sailing and banana boating. Arc En Ciel is a truly exceptional place; the magnificent memories I have from my stay will live long in my memory. Staying here is a once in a life time experience.

Eric M. Jun, 2016

My fiance and I stayed here for one week as part of a large group. From the first moment of Raymond picking us up just outside Soufriere we had a wonderful experience. Arc en Ciel is perched between the two Pitons near the south end of island and conveniently close to the international airport. You won't find a house in a better location; it has sweeping views of the beaches below and of both Pitons. The house is set back far from the road on a large estate and is incredibly private. The house features incredible verandas and the wonderful staff will serve delicious food for all meals of the day. The central feature of the house is a beautiful infinity pool; there is even a plunge pool that you can jump into from the main pool. My favourite feature here was the pool side bar which we made great use of! The house is situated within the wider Sugar Beach resort which has wonderful restaurants and provides many oceanfront activities (windsurfing, scubadiving etc.). This house has 6 private bedroom ensuites so is perfect for a large group of couples that want a relaxing and luxury week in paradise.

Sarah D. Nov, 2016

The first time I arrived at Arc En Ciel truly took my breath away. Even on the last day of my second trip to the property I still had to pinch myself that it was real. It really is the picture perfect destination you expect to see on the front pages of Tatler or on Instagram under the hashtag #paradise. Well, I can assure you paradise is no false reality.. Look no further. A magnificent property, fantastic location, welcoming and friendly hospitality. It really does not get much better than this. I would never dream of looking elsewhere on the island now I have found this little bit of heaven. Although you will find no need to leave Arc En Ciel with so much beauty and amenities on your doorstep, situated on the south side of the island right in between the world famous Pitons, the property is perfectly situated with easy access by boat and car to most of the activities on the island. It is a short distance to travel from the international airport, without any sign of planes or air traffic near by. Set back from the Prestigious Beau Estate, you truly do feel you are the only ones on the island, with access to the Sugar Beach Resort only minutes away should you want it. On top of the beautiful and charming architecture that Arc En Ciel boasts, it is furnished perfectly with each individual room complete with its own ensuite and private terrace. Across the property, there are three infinity swimming pools for you to choose from. AND a pool cave. Whether part of a larger group, or a romantic trip for two, every part of this house has something to offer and something to explore. Raymond and Diane were the perfect hosts and nothing was ever too much to ask. They cooked the most beautiful and fresh meals all week, and helped us with everything from organising cars/boats, special excursions and personalised trips across the island, to creating such a memorable BBQ on the last night of our trip. Paradise Lost? Paradise Found...

Imogen S. Jan, 2017

Quite simply the most beautiful place in the world. This supremely private property is couldn't have been a more perfect place for us to unwind, relax and soak in the beauty of St Lucia's finest nature reserve. All of the rooms have spectacular views looking over the pitons, the beds are comfy, ensuite's are large and everything is spotlessly clean. The hosts, Diane and Raymond, made us feel at home right from arrival, cooking us delicious meals, organising various excursions (the boat trip was wonderful) and always on hand to whip up a strong rum punch! I count myself very lucky to have been able to stay at Arc en Ciel, it's a truly special place I will remember forever.


"The villa was magnificent. The view, amenities, location were all fantastic. The salt-water pool was a key reason for our stay there, and it worked out really well. The only small negative was that the villa to the north of us had a pretty clear view of our whole pool/dining area. It was definitely not quite as private as we had hoped, but that did not materially affect our enjoyment of the place. The service we got was great - Kate and the others at SMB were extremely helpful in our villa selection and throughout the whole process. The preparatory materials were helpful as were the concierge services. "
Scott R