If you’ve never been to St. Lucia, you’re in for a treat. St. Lucia is a volcanic island, which means that while it’s still beautiful and perfectly safe, you’ll experience a lot more of the mountainous terrain that distinguishes St. Lucia from other Caribbean islands you may have been to. And of course, like those other islands, it’s St. Lucia’s hotels and resorts that are a big part of the attraction. Here are some of the luxury hotels and resorts in St. Lucia that you might enjoy.
The oceanic rainforest climate envelops Boucan by Hotel Chocolat on the Rabot Estate, and yields the coveted trinitario bean that both the hotel, and its restaurant employ.Boucan is a 14-room hotel ensconced on 140 acres of the working Rabot Estate in Soufriere. Petit Piton acts as the pivot point around which the hotel is positioned. A central courtyard splays under the umbrella of an ancient Ponciana where 6 stand-alone lodges sit. Inset into the hillside, affording even fuller views of Saint Lucia’s geological landmarks and the sea from which they rise, are 8 luxe cottages.
The Bodyholiday is a highly acclaimed spa resort that allows you to recharge in a luxurious environment. Their promise is, “Give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind.”A good way to start your holiday is by personalizing your stay with a dedicated wellness specialist. A spa and health program is designed using handpicked treatments that focus on your specific needs, including anything from weight loss and stress management, to detox, fitness and tone, and anti-aging.
Coco Palm Resort
Every island has that ONE place where everyone stays; it’s off the beaten track and only known to those ‘in-the-know’. In St. Lucia, if you want to be in the midst of all the action and wish to not burn a hole in your wallet, the award-winning boutique resort, Coco Palm, is the ONLY resort in Rodney Bay you should be considering.Set right in the heart of the vibrant Rodney Bay Village, Coco Palm offers a cozy Caribbean charm for guests, wedding couples and savvy business travellers. On an evening, locals and visitors alike gather at the KoKo Cabana bar in the hotel which is considered one of the more popular watering holes in Rodney Bay.
Sister to the BodyHoliday, Rendezvous is the first couples-only, all-inclusive boutique resort in the Caribbean, and is the ideal place for couples to spend quality time basking in each other’s uninterrupted affections.Truly the ideal spot for lovers and honeymooners to share an intimate escape, this 4.5 star facility is the premier couples retreat of its kind in the Caribbean, and it offers multiple services for you to personalize your stay. You may request candlelight and flower petals in your room, or a special night at dinner, where your table is secluded and you are serenaded by relaxing Caribbean rhythms.
Ti Kaye Resort
Situated down a long, winding road in the secluded bay of Anse Cochon on the west coast of St Lucia, Ti Kaye means “little house” in Kwéyòl and that’s what the resort looks like: a village of little wooden houses with fretwork detail, as white and delicate as the hems of old-fashioned, starched petticoats.Built into the hillside, all the rooms and cottages face the ocean with wide verandas, double hammocks, and outside garden showers. These pretty cottages with their individual plunge pools and swaying hammocks offer total privacy and tranquility. And while Ti Kaye is a romantic hideaway, even honeymooners might be surprised at the zealous use of fresh blossoms to decorate every possible surface. It can take some time to clear the bed!
Another high perch that gives you a clear view of the Piton mountains is the Ladera Resort. With suites with only three walls, at Ladera you can fully appreciate the unbelievable mountain vistas visible from the rooms, while at the same time enjoying seclusion, comfort and privacy.
Marigot Bay Resort
For something a little closer to ground level, try the Marigot Bay Resort, a boutique resort with French Colonial style that offers luxurious suites and fabulous views.
Cap Maison Resort
Created on top of a cliff in the very north of Saint Lucia, this 50-room boutique hacienda-style property has spectacular views of where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea.
There are rooms, suites and villas to choose from; many are bigger than the average apartment and quite a few have their own pools. There’s also a small beach below, but that’s not really the attraction here. Cap Maison is all about the views, the luxury, and the way-above-it-all location.