Families, couples and single sojourners are drawn to the fertile islands world-class beaches, vibrant rainforests and flavourful culture. And with a plethora of accommodations to choose from, you can make the most of this one-of-a-kind island paradise.
Here are a few places to stay when you’re there.
Marigot Beach hotel $182
Found on the northern end of Marigot Bay this luxury 124 suite hotel nestled in the hills, is just a few miles from Castries and in proximity to the St. Lucia Natural Preserve. It is also right next to the Marigot Bay Beach Marina which is a popular berthing station for mega yachts that travel here from all over the world -and are sights to behold themselves!
It boasts four pairs of Restaurants and Bars, two outdoor pools, a fitness center and a Spa. The resort assigns dedicated personal assistants to each guest suite to make sure all needs are met while on your stay there.
Marigot Beach Hotel also offers daily classes, workshops and demonstrations that further endears patrons to St. Lucia’s colorful culture. Most patrons choose to eat at the hotel as the service is impeccable and so is the food which is centered around local creole cuisine.
Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort & Spa $352
This 60-acre full-service villa resort located in the secluded cove of Labrellotte Bay is a great retreat. With furbishings of rich-colored wooden architecture nesting in the verdant backdrop of St. Lucia’s natural vegetation, Windjammer creates the perfect ambiance for relaxation.
Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa 1111
The all-inclusive 250 room property located at the southern tip of St. Lucia, houses 8 restaurants, a fully equipped gym as well as a beachside spa. As well as 7 bars of which one is swim-up and 2 are adults-only and is located at the southern tip of the island, resting on 85 acres in Eua Piquants just a few minutes away from the islands Hewanorra International Airport and other fun diversions.
Besides full amenities, the beachside hotel offers quite a few fun activities like paintball, kitesurfing, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding and nightly entertainment among other exciting pursuits to keep you entertained.
Ladera Resort $1228
Poised on the ridge of a dormant volcano, this luxurious 37 suite eco-friendly hotel is home to the award-winning Dasheene Restaurant named after a starchy vegetable that grows abundantly on the property. It serves locally grown farm-fresh ingredients and fresh seafood caught in the water 100 ft below.
Suites have their own private heated plunge pool and are designed to fully display the enchanting twin pitons as you relax in an A-class open-sided architectural style bungalow. Excursions through nature are the highlights of your stay including birdwatching, ziplining, horseback riding, mountain hikes, snorkeling and diving, ATV trips and invigorating mud baths at the Sulphur Springs.
The stunning property is ideal for weddings, honeymoons and romantic getaways in splendid seclusion.
Jade mountain $1715
This 49 room ocean-side hotel is located on the west coast of the island and is the sister resort to Anse Chastanet. Its 29 luxury suites are called sanctuaries which appear to be suspended in the rain forest. The hotel has followed suit from other resorts in St. Lucia, designing rooms with just 3 walls so as to maximize the view from their suspended positions.
The main house is at the center of an infinity pool that catches the beautiful reflection of the sunset in the evenings and the suites themselves have spacious private infinity pools that lap against the open side, offering a seamless transition.
Above the actual hotel is the Celestial Terrace where you can watch the sunset and then have a romantic dinner with the stars while you dine on authentic Caribbean cuisine. Facilities include 4 restaurants, 3 bars, a luxurious spa, exclusive biking and hiking trails, a library, an art gallery and a list of watersports activities including diving excursions to the pristine reef bordering its two white-sand beaches.
Calabash Cove Resort & Spa $603
Calabash Cove is a full-service boutique resort on the hillside of Bonnaire Estate overlooking a private bay and Walcott Island. The intimate 26 room hotel rests on a beautifully manicured property that slopes gently to the cove below where you can bask in the sunlight or snorkel the reef in privacy.
Besides boasting one of the best views on the island from its large infinity pool and sun deck, the rest of this hotel’s charm is in its homeliness. The menu here changes daily so you are guaranteed a delectable surprise and the staff is extremely attentive and can seem more like family.
The all-inclusive Caribbean mansion houses its own spa, fitness center and offers a range of outdoor activities and excursions to enjoy. For a more secluded experience, they offer private cottages on the beach.
The Landings Resort and Spa
The Landings Resort and Spa facilitates timeless Caribbean luxury living while overlooking the beautiful Rodney Bay.
Choose from one, two or three-bedroom spacious and elegantly decorated villas that include designer kitchens, private terraces and some with whirlpools and personal plunge pools. The hotel also features an expansive fitness center and spa facility.
The all-inclusive hotel chain is just a few minutes from the village of Gros Islet and features its own 80 slip yacht marina which jots out from the center of the resort. Other amenities include your own personal butler, a huge spa, 4 pools, 2 hot tubs and a nearby golf course.
Fond Doux Eco Resort
This eco-friendly resort is centered around its colonial architecture and features 16 cottages surrounding a 250 year old estate, built in the 1800s. The property has since been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and refurbished into a luxury resort and spa.
The property has multiple outdoor swimming pools, 2 restaurants, a fitness center and an organic wellness spa. Cooking classes are available and chefs are keen to teach you how to compose an authentic creole meal. For fun in the ocean, book a dive excursion and explore the beautiful reefs that occupy the surrounding water.
The peaceful resort is a perfect place for quiet enjoyment and an authentic St. Lucian experience with a low carbon footprint.
Bay Gardens Marina Haven $
This 35 room affordable boutique hotel is conveniently located on Reduit Bay and is the closest accommodation to the Rodney Bay Marina. Patrons of the hotel are automatically members of the Bay Gardens Beach Club granting you unlimited access to its sister properties: the Bay Gardens Inn and Bay Gardens Hotel.
Its also next to Pigeon Island National Landmark, Splash Island Waterpark, Dive St. Lucia, the Gros Islet Street Party, various restaurants, gift shops and a casino.
Bel Jou Hotel $ 248
Found in the Gros Islet Quarter in Castries is the Bel Jou Hotel: a quaint adults-only all-inclusive retreat perched on a lush hillside. It is an ideal spot for bird watching as you relax next to one of their 2 quiet pools or lounge on their hilltop terrace.
As with most hotels, Bel Jou feature both a gym, spa and a list of excursions to go on. There is also a cocktail bar and a choice of 3 restaurants serving delicious Creole and international meals.
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort
Nestled in 100 acres of rainforest the award-winning Viceroy Resort at Sugar Beach offers secluded ultra-luxury comfort in one of the most enchanting spots in the world.
It is made up of strategically placed upscale villas that maximize the surrounding rainforest.
The white sand beach offers a grand view of Petit Piton overlooking the Caribbean Sea and is where you’re festively welcomed to this one-of-a-kind getaway.
The resort features a Great House which is an old sugar mill ruin, tennis courts, 9 different eateries, an exotic rainforest spa, a dive and watersports center and a state-of-the-art gymnasium.
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Blog Articles: It is widely exclaimed that Antigua has a beach for every day of the year. While that is technically true there are still a few that stand out from the rest and with sprawling resorts and swinging restaurants and beach bars, you may want to hang around a bit longer than a day. The volcanic islands are layered with limestone caps rendering shades of white, cream and pink sand that cushion the crinkled coves and shorelines that reach into the warm ocean.
Contributor : Simone