Best Affordable Caribbean Hotels
$55 On the northern coast of the island, just off Reduit Beach, Coco Palm is perfectly located, not only for easy beach access but also for checking out the boutiques and restaurants in neighboring Rodney Bay Village. The 101-room hotel is a pastel pastiche of Creole style (French-colonial beds; claw-foot bathtubs). At the casual Ti Banane Bistro, which serves some of the best rum cocktails on St. Lucia, a sarong is as dressy as it gets for dinner.
T+L Tip: Take a day trip to Soufrière, in the southern part of the island, and soak in the mineral springs at Diamond Botanical Garden and Waterfalls. These are the same warm springs that refreshed Louis XVI’s troops when they were stationed in St. Lucia in 1784.