The Hippo Hideaway Lodge
There are 21 air-conditioned chalets, including a beautiful honeymoon suite – 16 chalets (and the honeymoon suite) surround a sparkling swimming pool, with an adjoining kiddies pool and tanning deck. 5 more chalets sit below the pool area, on the banks of the St Lucia Estuary. There’s a hippo path carved up the bank into the lodge garden so expect to see our locals (the chubby, grey hippos) wander past your door in the middle of the night. (There’s no need to be afraid as long as you respect these majestic animals and maintain a safe distance.)
Look Around Hippo Hideaway
The parking is safe and Hippo Hideaway is equipped with security cameras and two guards that patrol from 5am until 8pm every day. St Lucia is generally a very safe area and the only critters you need to keep an eye on are the large grey hippos that you may see ambling down the street after dark.
Hippo Hideaway is family and child-friendly. There is a central, thatched boma with tables and benches – great for socialising in the evening – or grab a hammock and enjoy a good book in comfort. The swimming pool is fully fenced and the entrance gates are latched. There is a smaller paddling pool attached to the swimming pool for little ones to splash about in. Each chalet has its own braai (barbeque) area just outside its door, with a private table and chairs so you can enjoy your dinner in style.
There are a variety of single and double bed arrangements to accommodate everyone. Please let us know what you need and we’ll make sure you have a chalet that suits your arrangement.