Hotels in St. Lucia
The island's most luxurious hotels are priced accordingly (tip: beware of extra charges not quoted in the initial rate). Also inquire about package deals, of which there are many. Hotels on St. Lucia range from the spa-focused to beach cottages to condos to standalone villas; the more affordable option tends to be smaller boutique hotels. Hotels on St. Lucia tend to book quickly, especially during high season, so make your reservation in advance, if possible.
Marigot Bay Hotel, in Castries, opens onto arguably the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean. It's a five-minute ferry ride to the beach.
One of the best hotels on St. Lucia, the hillside Jade Mountain has 29 suites with pools, Jacuzzis, and panoramic views of the rainforest and water.
On a clifftop outside of Soufrière, Ladera is another excellent property—a darling of the Hollywood set. Between the Pitons, the resort has breathtaking views of Jalousie Bay. Caveat: The beach is a 15-minute shuttle ride away.
More affordable options include Sugar Beach, a Viceroy resort and Villa Beach cottages.
Years before eco-conscious design became trendy, Russian-Canadian architect Nick Troubetzkoy designed and built his dream resort: a series of 49 open-air rooms situated along a verdant tropical hillside above a semi-private volcanic sand beach.
Wander brick pathways along this 60-acre hillside village designed by noted Caribbean architect Ian Morrison. The resort, located on the northwest point of St. Lucia, has 248 rooms within villas, each with a kitchenette and up to four bedrooms, some complete with plunge pool.
Pay a visit to this working plantation and eco-resort owned by Lyton and Eroline Lamontagne, in the hills above the village of Soufrière. Established by French colonials in 1745, the 130-acre estate is rich with tropical fruit, but its main crop is cocoa, for which St.
The 100-acre Jalousie Plantation, skirting a sleepy stretch of sand, was always lovely. And the location, wedged between the towering Pitons—a UNESCO World Heritage site—was second to none.
The Savannes Bay property is loaded with family pools and water playgrounds.
The 18th-century property is former sugarcane plantation now owned by the Lawaetz family, who live in the plantation house and rent out four sweet cottages.
Lying on the northern tip of St. Lucia between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, the Pigeon Island mega resort extends panoramic views of St. Lucia’s volcanic mountains. The all-inclusive getaway attracts honeymooners and couples for its relaxing mile-long beach and plethora of activities.
You might say that this 49-room hacienda, with hilltop views of the Caribbean Sea and neighboring island, Martinique, has two distinct personalities. Thanks to its location on the island’s northern coast, the former 1,500-acre sugar plantation exudes a sense of peace and quiet.
Ti Kaye Village blends into the forested hillside overlooking Anse Cochon Bay, about 40 minutes from St. Lucia's airport in Castries. Along with panoramic views and privacy, the hotel offers high-tech conveniences like in-room iPod docks and Wi-Fi. Also, no children under 12 are permitted.
Chic retreat with a South Beach vibe, located on a picturesque marina.
Located at the highest point of the island, near the west coast town of Soufrière, Jade Mountain wraps around a hillside, its exterior all curves and rough stone.
Three years ago John Silander and his wife built this plantation-style rental villa and filled it with furniture and artwork by island craftsmen. The couple urges their guests to shop at the town’s markets, eat in its small West Indian restaurants, and mingle with locals.
Cotton Bay Village is a collection of colorful villas between the Atlantic Ocean and the St Lucia Golf Club. The family-friendly resort, situated around a free-form lagoon pool, offers 75 apartments, town homes, and beachfront villas.