From resort hotels to intimate inns and guest houses, St. Lucia has a wealth of accommodation to choose from, to suit all tastes and budgets. Island Hotels features some of the popular places to stay on the island.
P.O. Box 390, Castries, St. Lucia
Auberge Seraphine is a 28-room hotel overlooking Vigie Yacht Marina, nestled in a mangrove where wild egrets roost. Standard and superior rooms with patios are air-conditioned and most look out onto the marina.
All rooms have cable television and direct dialling telephone. Centrally located, Auberge Seraphine is five minutes from the island’s capital, Castries and Duty Free Pointe Seraphine.
This small hotel is particularly popular with travellers who have business in the city and want to be near to the George Charles airport. The service is impeccable and the tariffs are reasonable. Facilities include an excellent restaurant, bar, swimming pool, conference and meeting room, Wi-Fi. There is access to a fitness centre, which is five minutes away from the hotel.
CARIBBEAN JEWEL RESORT
P. O. Box GM503, Castries
Nestled on a mountainside overlooking Rodney Bay, Caribbean Jewel Beach Resort is a secluded Caribbean retreat. The 30 room resort features deluxe rooms with king and queen size beds, suites and the Caribbean Jewel Suite with 1 bedroom and a fully equipped kitchen. The executive suite has two bedrooms with an equipped kitchen. All rooms have views of Rodney Bay. Olivia’s Restaurant specialises in French cuisine. The swimming pool overlooks the sea, and the beach is a short walk away. The conference facility accommodates 20 people, Caribbean Jewel offers a wedding service.
The resort is close to the island’s major leisure amenities at Rodney Bay.
THE BODY HOLIDAY AT LE SPORT
P.O. Box 437 Castries
Tel: (758) 457 7800
Fax: (758) 450 0368
Reservations: UK and Europe 0870 220 2344
USA and Canada 1 800 544 2883
All a body could ask for. Seventeen years ago, when St. Lucian hotelier Craig Barnard sought a concept for a new kind of holiday, his answer was to combine the pleasures of a first-class beach holiday with the wellness programmes of a European spa.
The result is The BodyHoliday at LeSPORT, the world’s first wellness holiday. It opened in 1989 and it remains in a class by itself. ‘Give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind’ is more than a slogan; it’s the promise the resort goes all out to live up to.
Start by treating your body to a full menu of land and water sports with included instruction. Even green fees are complimentary on the championship 18-hole golf course overlooking the Caribbean. The Health & Well Being Centre in the Oasis Spa is the most comprehensive centre of wellness in the Americas. Professionals administer Thalassotherapy and other rejuvenating treatments, including many kinds of massage, wraps, exfoliation, detoxification along with motivational exercise. The new MediSpa’s Specialist Skin and Beauty Services propose Botox and other cosmetic treatments to help with acne, aging of the skin, cellulite, and weight management. This holistic approach to health and well-being continues with instruction in yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, and exercise classes. The spa offers an hour of complimentary treatments daily.
Among the accolades bestowed on the resort, European readers of Condé Nast Traveller named it the World’s Number One Overseas Destination Spa. And its TAO restaurant has been named one of the World’s 60 Hot Tables, which goes to prove that you don’t have to give up great food when you go to a spa. Three other restaurants include the Cariblue, the Deli and the Clubhouse barbecue. The amazing thing is that food and drink of such high quality is mostly included.
BAY GARDENS HOTEL
P.O. Box 1892, Castries
This award-winning hotel is situated on the south side of Rodney Bay, within easy reach of Reduit Beach, shopping centres, restaurants and night clubs. The hotel has 71 air-conditioned rooms each with terrace or balcony, bathroom, cable television, direct dial telephone with voice mail, data ports, radio, 110/220 power outlets and refrigerator. In 2006, sixteen new suites were added to the hotel.
Bay Gardens is popular with corporate travellers. The hotel has three conference rooms with a fully-equipped business centre.
For guests who want to relax, in addition to the restaurant and bar, there are two swimming pools, a jacuzzi, and library. The Bay Gardens has established a reputation for providing excellent value for money and fine service. Seventy-five percent of Bay Gardens’ guests are repeat clients.
BAY GARDENS INN
P.O. Box 1892, Castries
Tel: (758)452 0255/8200
Bay Gardens Inn complements its sister resort, Bay Gardens Hotel. The two properties are next door to one another. The Inn has 33 air-conditioned rooms, each with a refrigerator, cable television, direct dialling; data port, hair dryer and coffee and tea making facilities. The hotel has an in-house beauty parlour, spa and Internet café. There is a restaurant, bar, conference facility and swimming pool. The hotel also specialises in weddings and honeymoons. Bay Gardens Inn is situated in Rodney Bay, five minutes from the beach and Rodney Bay Village with its numerous restaurants and popular night spots.
BAY GARDENS BEACH RESORT
Reduit Beach, Rodney Bay Gros-Islet
P.O. Box 1892, Castries
Tel: (758) 452-8060
A four star beachfront property situated on Reduit Beach, a mile long safe swimming beach. The hotel has 72 rooms, cleverly designed to covert into 2 bedroom apartments with kitchen, living and dining areas or 1 bedroom suites with full kitchen or simple double occupancy hotel rooms. All rooms are well-appointed with high speed internet connections, CD players, colour television, air-conditioning with outside terraces or patios.
Guests arrive via the plantation style lobby and courtyard dotted with comfortable seating areas. The central facilities at the hotel include a beach restaurant and bar, an a la carte restaurant with a delicatessen and ice-cream parlour. The free form swimming pool has a Jacuzzi in the middle.
There is an internet café and WiFi hotspots are found all over the property, including at the beach. A conference room accommodates up to 60 people. The hotel also offers a wedding service. Watersports are available.
Bay Gardens Beach Resort is the third property in the Bay Gardens chain. With this newest addition, Bay Gardens maintains its excellent reputation for providing first class service at affordable rates.
The second phase in this development will be the construction of beachside apartments. These will be for sale. Owners will be able to lease their properties to the hotel.
GREEN PARROT HOTEL
P.O. Box 648, Chef Harry Drive
Morne Fortune; Castries, St. Lucia
The Green Parrot Hotel is a 55-room resort tucked away on the Morne Fortune hillside, with a commanding view of the capital city Castries, the Vigie coastline and the Caribbean Sea.
Rooms are air-conditioned with private bath, shower, telephone, and cable television. The restaurant offers local and European dishes, served by Chef Harry who trained at Claridges in London.
Green Parrot offers conference facilities for seminars, workshops, meetings and social events. The facilities accommodate 100 persons in theatre style or 60 persons in a classroom setting. Ask about the special business lunch, or the “free” lunch given to all business people who celebrate their birthday during the use of the conference facilities. Guests can also enjoy the swimming pool, bar, pool table and darts.
P.O. Box 251 Forbidden Beach Soufrière
Telephone: (758) 456 8000
Fax: (758) 459 7667
Where heaven meets earth. The Jalousie resort in Saint Lucia’s Val des Pitons is on the edge of a protected rain forest. It occupies 320 lush acres of a valley that sweeps dramatically down to Forbidden Beach. A protected underwater park attracts divers from all around the world. UNESCO has named the twin Pitons, which stand like sentinels on either side of the valley, a World Heritage site. And Oprah Magazine says that of the five things you must do in your lifetime, a visit to the Pitons is Number One.
Most of the resort’s accommodation is in clusters of spacious villas with mountain and ocean vistas. Deep green crashes down the mountainsides. It is a little like living in the heart of the earth’s first landscape. Legend has it that the Pitons guard the secret of creation.
There are four restaurants on the property. The elegant Palm Court Piano Bar is the place to meet other guests for a cocktail and enjoy the sunset over the ocean. The beautifully appointed Plantation Room is the resort’s fine dining, air-conditioned restaurant, and the Pier and Bayside provide less formal options on the waterfront. Sailing, windsurfing and kite boarding provide sunny amusement. The diving and snorkeling are simply fantastic.
There is a fully equipped gym and a full-service spa. Soft adventure treks in the rain forest take you walking up a river, jumping off a waterfall, and abseiling down cliffs.
This mixture of elegance and dream-like paradise is perfect for people who want to get away from it all in style.
P.O. Box, 225 Soufrière
Perched on a forest ridge at 1,000 feet above the glittering waters of Anse des Pitons and the Soufrière Valley, Ladera is modeled on luxurious open-air living and surrounded by the lush St. Lucian rainforest. All villas and suites are “missing” a fourth wall, with no windowpanes or sliding doors to obscure the views or dull the natural sounds of the nearby rainforest, allowing guests to slip into their beautifully landscaped private plunge pool and fall asleep to the rhythmic songs of the tree frogs.
Built of Caribbean timbers, local stone and terracotta tiles, each of the villas and suites are unique in design. Rooms are furnished with canopied beds made of rich, polished green heart wood from the rainforest. Crisp, contemporary white linens adorn the beds and contrast the colorful ceramic bath tiles, all made locally. Every Master bedroom faces the spectacular view of the Pitons and Caribbean Sea.
The Ti Kaye Posé Spa offers guests a selection of Caribbean-inspired treatments in an intimate setting beside the rainforest. A new mineral bath has been added using the natural healing waters from springs near the resort.
Ladera’s commitment to sumptuous authenticity is evident in everything from the innovative renderings of local dishes at Dasheene restaurant, to the eco-lodge architecture and Ladera’s signature relaxed, barefoot lifestyle. Add to that the warm Caribbean hospitality delivered by the entire staff and you have the essence of Ladera – an unsurpassed experience not to be missed.
In November 2006, Condé Nast Traveler readers voted Ladera the “Best Hotel in the Caribbean,” and gave it the highest score of any hotel in the world, ranking it the “Best of the Best” in the overall hotel category.
In Travel and Leisure Magazine’s, World’s Best Awards for 2006, Ladera was ranked as the #2 hotel in the Caribbean with a near-perfect score of 90.24 out of 100. In addition, Ladera was the only St. Lucian property to place among the Top 100 in the World, coming in at number twenty-seven.
DISCOVERY at MARIGOT BAY SPA RESORT AND MARINA VILLAGE
P.O. Box CP5437, Castries, St. Lucia, West Indies
Tel: (from Europe) 001 758 458 5300 (from the US) 1 758 458 5300
Fax: 1 (758) 458 5299
Cutting gently into a hillside rich with lush vegetation and tropical blossoms, Discovery at Marigot Bay, enhances the loveliness of the bay described as “the most beautiful in the Caribbean”, by the novelist James A Michener.
The Discovery resort provides a luxurious environment for guests with every possible modern facility. The 57 suites (half with private plunge pools) and 67 rooms feature spacious verandahs, affording stunning views of the yachts and sparkling waters of Marigot Bay. Each suite has a fully equipped kitchen with Italian-designed appliances, and a dining and entertaining area which opens out onto a large wooden deck. All the rooms are equipped with high speed internet access.
Dining options range from haute cuisine at the Rainforest Hideaway to casual tropical tastes at the Coffee Dock. There’s live music, a gymnasium, special mind and body courses. There is also a variety of watersports including sailing, scuba diving, and snorkeling.
The Marina Village, a Caribbean style wooden village built around a courtyard garden, has boutiques, a bank, a supermarket, an art gallery and craft shop. The bakery offers French pastries. There is a dockside bar and restaurant.
Lapli, means both rain and blessings in the Creole language and Lapli Spa boasts a Vichy spa wetroom along with a range of massage and beauty therapies. Products are by E’Spa, an up-market international brand and local treatments are made from aloe vera, hibiscus, cactus, seamoss, banana and other fruits and herbs. Each treatment room has a private deck with open-air shower. Have your treatment au naturel in one of our Zen garden massage cabanas followed by a relaxing soak in a Japanese-style ofuru wooden tub.
Discovery is managed by G.L.A. Hotels, a Paris-based management company specializing in luxury, independent hotels worldwide. G.L.A. Hotels’ properties are known for their exceptional design and unparalleled service.
P.O. Box 1109, La Pansee Rd., Castries
For the best in comfort, cuisine, conference services and convenience, Caribbean Style, Cara Suites is the only choice in St. Lucia. Perched on the lush hillside above the city of Castries, Cara Suites is the ultimate choice for easy access to the George Charles airport and the city, both a 5 minute drive away. For the business traveller, Cara Suites offers serenity and superlative services - free access to the Business Centre, computers, high speed internet access, colour printing, fax and photocopying services, extensive conferencing facilities, and efficient and attentive staff.
Whether on business, or just on the island to relax, our rooms with views, bars, swimming pool and the Mandolin Restaurant combine to ensure an unforgettable visit.
P.O. Box 190, Castries Saint Lucia
Telephone: (758) 457 7900
Fax: (758) 452 7419
Reservations: UK and Europe: 0870 22 2344
USA and Canada 1 800 544 2883
The first boutique hotel for couples. The all-couples, Rendezvous resort in Saint Lucia started out as a family home on beautiful Malabar Beach. Lionel, the butler would play the practical joke of serving passing travelers drinks and snacks, pretending the house was a beach resort. In the fifties, a few guest cottages were built around the house and the island’s most beautiful garden-by-the-sea hotel got its start.
Saint Lucia and the family home have come a long way since, but Rendezvous retains the intimate ambiance and style of a boutique hotel. With only a hundred rooms and a high staff-to-guest ratio, it is unlike any other couples-only hotel in the Caribbean.
Nothing is more inspiring than a great couple. And all great couples deserve a special place in the sun to rediscover each other. Manager Nigel Theophilus says: “Some couples-only holidays get in your face, Rendezvous gets in your heart.”
Rooms come in a variety of styles and furnishings. After a recent $7,000,000 investment, all are first class, and all set the stage for romance.
Nothing is too much trouble for the staff. Want a special candle-lit dinner for two on the beach? No problem. Need a snack to take on a picnic? Just ask and it’s as good as done.
There’s lots to do: two pools (one with a swim-up bar), scuba, sailing, wind surfing, tennis, archery, volleyball, and a fully-equipped gym. The longest beach on the island makes for great walking and moonlight strolls. Wonderfully prepared food helps the process of romance, and Rendezvous rises to the occasion with two good restaurants.
With everything on the house, including drinks, Rendezvous liberates the couple from the tyranny of money. It is an escape for romantics.
ST. LUCIAN BY REX RESORTS
Reduit Beach, P.O. Box 512
Castries, St. Lucia, W.I.
The 4-star, St. Lucian by rex resorts is set on the golden sands of Reduit Beach, one of the finest on the island. This idyllic resort is for that truly romantic holiday and is excellent for honeymoon couples. It also welcomes families.
Cool yourself in the calm waters of the Caribbean, enjoy a refreshing cocktail at the beach-side bar, and sample the gourmet cuisine from our restaurants. Cool, refreshing tropical drinks and a mouthwatering selection of delicacies are available at the Mariners Beach Bar, an ideal venue to watch Caribbean sunsets. To complete the perfect day, sample the fine wines and cuisine at the Oriental Restaurant.
The hotel arcade has elegant boutiques, the Quarter Deck ice-cream parlour and a colourful Traders Market.
St. Lucian by rex resorts also has a fully-equipped, modern conference facility.
PAPILLON BY REX RESORTS
Reduit Beach, P.O. Box 512
Castries, St. Lucia, W.I.
A delightful, all-inclusive three star resort, offering guests a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and freedom to roam one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. The Papillon has spacious grounds and a variety of entertainment and excellent facilities including swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna and tennis court.
All-inclusive accommodation includes: full buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with a wide range of cocktails, beers, spirits, soft drinks and house wines. Choose from the Mariners, an outdoor covered restaurant serving lunch and evening barbeques; the Monarch, the main restaurant that specializes in buffet-style meals; or the Clipper, a beachside snack bar. It also includes the use of the water sports facilities, tennis, fitness centre and indoor games. The children’s club offers supervised activities.
ROYAL ST. LUCIAN RESORT AND SPA BY REX RESORTS
Reduit Beach, P.O. Box 977
Castries, St. Lucia W.I.
The Royal St. Lucian Resort and Spa has an AAA Four Diamond rating. The 96 luxurious suites are set in landscaped tropical gardens, situated on St. Lucia’s finest stretch of Reduit Beach. The luxurious Royal appeals to discerning clients demanding comfort, luxury, and high levels of service and cuisine. All suites are well appointed with a bedroom and separate sitting room, luxury bathrooms, hairdryer, minibar, safe, telephone, cable TV and radio. Each offers a patio or balcony with views of the gardens, pool and Caribbean Sea.
Guests have a host of activities to choose from such as water sports, tennis and spa treatments and fitness centre. Clients experience fine international and Caribbean cuisine at the Chic and l’Epicure restaurants. Le Mirage swim-up bar serves cocktails and the Mirage lounge features live classical, jazz and island sounds for listening and dancing. The supervised children’s club offers a range of activities for children between the ages of 4 and 12.
The Royal conference facilities cater to 150 people. Audio-visual equipment is available along with secretarial services.
THE VILLAGE INN AND SPA
Reduit Beach, Rodney Bay, Gros Islet
The Village Inn & Spa at Rodney Bay is an oasis of calm, set around a central courtyard with swimming pool, Jacuzzis and a waterfall.
With seventy-six rooms, the Village Inn offers four categories of accommodation: standard, superior, junior and six veranda suites. The latter category boasts large patios. All rooms are air-conditioned with cable television, refrigerators and hairdryers.
Emeralds Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge provides bistro-style dining in a romantic setting. The menu offers a selection of Creole and international cuisine. The cocktail lounge above the restaurant is a great place to relax and enjoy the view of Reduit Beach and the Pigeon Island National Landmark.
The Village Inn has an in-house spa that offers Swedish and sports massages, Aromatherapy, facials, manicures and pedicures. There is also a beauty salon.
Just a stone’s throw away is Reduit Beach, a one mile stretch of fine white sand on the Caribbean Sea. The hotel is part of Rodney Bay Village with its restaurants, nightclubs, galleries and duty free shops.
The Village Inn & Spa offers an all-inclusive option.
P.O. Box 189, Castries, St. Lucia
Tropical Villas offers St. Lucia’s most exclusive and luxurious private homes for holiday rentals, from condominiums in Rodney Bay to spectacular beach and hillside retreats in Cap Estate, Vigie and Soufrière. Villas range in size from 1-6 bedrooms and all have private pools (condominiums share a pool), landscaped grounds, and are fully staffed. All villas in Cap Estate are near to an 18-hole golf course, the St. Lucia Racquet Club, two beaches and are close to Rodney Bay with its varied shops and restaurants.
The villas at Vigie are close to Vigie Beach and the Pointe Seraphine Duty Free shopping facilities. Soufrière offers peaceful surroundings in the lush rainforest. There is something for everyone. Prices for an entire villa start at US$158 per night in the summer to US$190 in the winter.