‘I like people to go off property and see what St. Lucia has to offer.’ — Ken Watson, Mago Estate Hotel
Ecofriendly efforts bear fruit at St. Lucia’s Mago Estate Hotel
By Gay Nagle Myers
The Mago Estate Hotel near Soufriere, St.
Lucia, is not a beachfront hotel. What it is
is an intimate, ecofriendly resort built into
the side of a mountain with views of the Pi-
tons and the waters of the Caribbean.
Beach lovers can put sand between toes
in a 10-minute walk from the property.
“Mago was a private home at first and
was turned into a hotel about 15 years ago,”
said Ken Watson, general manager.
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Some of the property’s 20 rooms and
suites offer “the three-wall concept,” he
said. “Instead of the fourth wall, it’s open
space with an indescribable view.”
There are also four suites, whose guests
have use of a private
pool and Jacuzzi.
Sustainability is a
key concept at Mago,
be preserved and
shared,” he said.
“We’re bottling our
own water and using
glass bottles. … We’re
paint and recycling whatever we can, wher-
ever we can.”
The Jungle Restaurant at Mago features
fish on the menu each day, usually caught
at the dock each morning.
“We’re part of the community,” Watson
said. “We buy from locals, and everything
Facilities include a spa, a pool, a bar and
lots of hammocks.
Most guests opt for the breakfast-and-dinner meal plan, but Watson encourages
them to visit area restaurants.
“I like people to go off property and see
what St. Lucia has to offer,” he said.
Mago Estate Hotel
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and ample spaces, extensive soft sandy beaches, exquisite
first class culinary delights, refreshing pools and exciting
entertainment for the entire family offer the ideal escape
for a perfect vacation. Our kind and dedicated team will do
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Mago has remained off the radar for
much of the U.S. market, but Watson aims
to change that with promotions, marketing
and an enhanced online presence.
“The owner is German, so much of the
focus up until now has been on the European market, but the U.S. business is beginning to build,” he said.
Travel agents figure into Watson’s plans.
“I want them to experience Mago,”
Watson said. “If people don’t know about
Mago, they won’t come. If agents don’t
know Mago, they won’t sell it.”
Rates start at $200 per room, per night,
single or double, with breakfast, through
Through Sept. 4, the property is offering a free fourth night when three nights
are booked and two additional nights when
five nights are booked.
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Rooms and suites at the Mago Estate Hotel are perched
amid mango trees with views of the Caribbean.