Pros: We spent the first night of our honeymoon last week with Ladera and it was amazing. The views can't be beat. You can't go to St. Lucia and not experience the views from Ladera first hand.
Ladera was once part of Rabot Estate, one of Soufrire's oldest and most famous cocoa plantations. In 1982 it was transformed into the unique resort it is today. Taking full advantage of its natural surroundings, Ladera offers a unique design in guest accommodations. The 37 suites all have an "open wall" the west side of each unit is left open to expose the breathtaking view, and the orientation of the buildings maintains complete privacy. As one of the top St. Lucia resorts, the suites are constructed of tropical hardwoods, stone and tile, furnished with locally crafted wood furniture, fixtures and accessories. All units are decorated with local artwork and feature magnificent views of the Pitons and Caribbean Sea.
Putting you within a 10-minute drive of Anse Chastanet Beach, Jade Mountain Resort features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 100 per vehicle. Guests can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body wraps, or facials, and Jade Mountain Club serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A poolside bar and a bar/lounge are other highlights, and rooms at this luxurious hotel offer up nice touches like jetted tubs, rainfall showerheads, and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets.
Pros: Best shower ever! Great view from room. Infinity pool was amazing. Great friendly staff. Top notch food. They have 2 boats for guests.
Cons: WiFi reception wasn't very good in the Luxe rooms. They don't sell their own chocolate :(
Boucan by Hotel Chocolat puts you within a 10-minute drive of Soufriere Volcano and Sulphur Springs. Guests can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body scrubs, or facials, and Boucan serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are 2 bars/lounges and an outdoor pool, and rooms at this luxurious hotel get the details right with iPod docks and rainfall showerheads.
Cons: cost of dining and beverages. room wasn't as clean as expected
Pros: Amazing service! The entire staff is super friendly, happy, and helpful.
Location. Situated on a Soufriere beach, this spa property is close to Jalousie Beach and Petit Piton. Also nearby are Sulphur Springs and Soufriere Volcano.
Hotel Features. Renovated in 2012, Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort has a tennis court, a health club, and an outdoor pool. Sun loungers are provided at the pool and beach. The Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort features a full-service spa. Business amenities include complimentary WiFi, 5 meeting rooms, and business services. Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort has 3 restaurants. Room service is available. The hotel also provides an airport shuttle for a surcharge.
Guestrooms. Amenities featured in the air-conditioned guestrooms include plunge pool access, complimentary WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and flat-screen TVs with satellite and DVD players. Business-friendly amenities include direct-dial phones and voice mail. All guestrooms provide refrigerators and minibars. Bathrooms feature scales and bathrobes. Rollaway beds are available on request and cribs/infant beds are free.
Putting you within a 10-minute drive of Marigot Bay, Capella Marigot Bay Resort and Marina Saint Lucia features an airport shuttle (available on request) and a marina. Guests can visit the spa to be pampered with massages, body scrubs, or facials, and Bayside Cafe, one of 3 restaurants, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are 3 outdoor pools and a poolside bar, and rooms at this luxurious resort get the details right with premium bedding and bathrobes.
Cons: They charge for everything. Very expensive and poor breakfast not included. No phone in the room, far to the beach.
Secluded and with music provided by the forest's nocturnal tree-frog chorus, the romantic Anse Chastanet Resort in Soufrière, St. Lucia, is a popular Caribbean getaway for couples, a tranquil world at the end of a two-mile forest road. Perched on 600 acres of tropical foliage, the resort provides snorkeling and scuba diving within 100 yards of the beach, kayaking, jungle mountain biking and hiking, sunset cruises, deep-sea fishing, and tours of Soufrière's "drive-in" volcano.
Five minutes away, the resort's second beach fronts a 500-foot wide, two-mile deep canyon that once served as a 17th-century sugar and cocoa plantation. Here, 12 miles of mountain-biking and hiking trails snake through jungles laced with mangos, coconuts, bananas, and cocoa.
Guests of the Anse Chastanet Resort can relax at the Kai Belté Spa with shiatsu and hot-stone massages, warm oil and herbal wraps, and yoga. The resort's hillside Treehouse Restaurant features panoramic Caribbean views, candlelit ambience and "treetop" seating, and serves steamed mahi mahi, rack of lamb, pan-seared kingfish, and chicken breasts stuffed with goat cheese. The open-air, beachfront Trou au Diable specializes in salads, sandwiches, rotis, and Italian and Creole foods. Guests can unwind with a drink at the resort's 2 bars/lounges.
Secluded among tropical foliage on the beach or in the hills, the resort's 49 guestrooms offer terra cotta tile or hardwood floors, and furniture made from local mahogany, teak, breadfruit, greenheart and purpleheart woods, and West Indian madras cloth. Accommodations also include locally made straw rugs, pottery, carved-wood decorations and art, and yellow ceiling bulbs that cast soft light from underneath wicker shades.
Ceiling fans and windows cool the Anse Chastanet Resort guestrooms. Free WiFi is available, but televisions, radios, clocks, and telephones are confined to the main building, so guests can relax without modern intrusions.
Rendezvous - All Inclusive - Couples Only puts you just 1 mi (1.6 km) from the airport and within a 15-minute drive of Reduit Beach. The restaurant is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after having fun at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upscale resort include a health club and a fitness center, and rooms offer balconies and room service.
If you have walking problems ask for a cottage lower down as some are quite a walk uphill. Also as it's quite remote a hire car is useful as the taxi's are expensive.
Pros: I loved the serenity of the place, all the cottages spaced out with many being totally secluded. The grounds were lovely to wander around especially the hike up to the top of the plantation with the view of the pitons. The hospitality of the owners.
Cons: The cottage we stayed in could have had a few more utensils etc but as we weren't there to self cater it didn't really matter.
Pros: Saint Lucian experience- and Eco sustainable environment
Cons: Microwave did not work and kitchen glasses, dishes, and coffee maker not clean. Mold found in coffee filter.
Discover Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, a 19th century eco-friendly colonial plantation nestled in the heart of Soufriere, St Lucia. The plantation resort is situated amidst a 250 year-old working plantation, featuring an assortment of fifteen uniquely crafted cottages, two onsite restaurants, spa, boutique, historical cocoa drying trays and a collage of outdoor swimming pools. We are conveniently located just minutes away from the island’s main attractions: The Sulphur Springs - the Caribbean’s only “drive-in volcano”, The Pitons and the best diving sites on island all within the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Much of the land on the estate is utilized to grow fruits, flowers and vegetables – all of which are used in Fond Doux Plantation & Resort’s two restaurants. These include star apples, pawpaws, zabòka avocados, mangoes, grapefruit, bananas, love apples, breadfruit, coconuts, cinnamon, sour-sop, golden apple, sugar cane, limes, tangerine, oranges, apricots, cherries, plums, wax apples and gwiyav guava – not to mention our famous cocoa. The property is totally committed to self-sufficiency and invites you to get involved.
All of our cottages have been built and designed with minimum impact in mind. No machinery was used when constructing these 15 stunning residences – all excavation was performed with loads of elbow grease and shovels only. Adding to the water and power conservation, it is little wonder that England’s Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla visited the estate in 2008, with the environment so close to the Prince’s heart.
Fond Doux Plantation & Resort is one of the only resorts in St. Lucia to have been certified both as an organic plantation and as a member of Green Globe.
Pros: Fantastic staff. Very attentive. Everyone we encounter was friendly and helpful. The meals were very good. The resort is about five minutes from the airport and the hotel gave several members of our group complimentary late checkout times so that we could enjoy ourselves more on our final day. Excellent guest services to help set up excursions or to assist you in planning activities. Excellent pools and bars. Lots of evening activities.
Cons: The resort is on the Atlantic side of the island do the beach isn't what you normally think of on a Caribbean island. I was told the better beaches are on the opposite side of the island where the majority of resorts are located. So if you are looking to lay on a sandy beach I would not recommend this resort. But there are nice loungers looking at over the ocean with a nice breeze. And the view over the water is beautiful with a couple hilly islands.
Pros: True all inclusive with free activities including snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle-boarding
Food was excellent and varied
weather was perfect
staff was exemplary
Cons: Feeling of being trapped at the resort
Few shopping opportunities
Very expensive excursion opportunities and few options to go outiside of resort sponsored excursions
Location. This all-inclusive beachfront resort sits at the southern end of St. Lucia, about 2 miles (3.5 kilometers) from Hewanorra International Airport and 3 miles (4.5 kilometers) from Maria Islands Nature Reserve.
Hotel Features. The narrow beach that fronts Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa All Inclusive offers light-colored sand and an offshore reef. Most meals, entertainment, and activities are included in the room rate. Choose from any of the resort's 4 restaurants and enjoy the complimentary breakfast offered at the property. Guests of this 85-acre resort have access to a variety of land and water sports, including snorkeling, swimming in the 5 outdoor pools, pool aerobics, and use of the fitness center. Other on-site recreation activities include horseback riding, beach volleyball, kite surfing, and use of the outdoor tennis courts.
Nightly entertainment includes casino nights, karaoke, and live music. Children ages 3-12 have their own clubhouse and activities area; babysitting services are also available (surcharge).
The entire family can enjoy the hotel's water park with a lazy river and water slides. For a slower pace, guests can head to the Kai Mer Spa, with 8 treatment rooms, 4 private outdoor showers, and women's and men's saunas. The spa offers a water view and various treatments, including massages on the beach.
Billiards, pool tables, shopping, complimentary outdoor parking, complimentary high-speed Internet access, and a rooftop terrace create the ideal stay. There are 3 meeting and conference rooms as well as event services, such as catering. The hotel also provides guests with a complimentary roundtrip airport shuttle (available for Hewanorra International Airport only).
Guestrooms. All rooms offer furnished patios or balconies with pool, garden, or ocean views. Amenities include in-room safes, separate sitting areas, coffee/tea makers, refrigerators, and air conditioning. TVs offer U.S. and international cable channels. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available.
Pros: The owners were incredibly welcoming and friendly. Made our arrival to the island wonderful. The view from entrance porch was beautiful. The owners were so friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend staying here for at least a few nights as you tour the island.
Cons: Somewhat remote location - not as much activity on that side of the island. Our room didn't have a mosquito net, but we didn't have any problems.
When visiting Micoud, Zamacá Bed & Breakfast is a great choice to consider. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant.
Ti Kaye Resort & Spa is an award winning adult-only resort located on secluded Anse Cochon cove on the legendary island of Saint Lucia. Nestled along the cliff side, Ti Kaye overlooks the serene waters and silver sand of the secluded beach below.
The resort is often described as ‘inspired by nature’; each cottage is purposely built into the landscape, drawing from the beauty of its lush natural surroundings. Equipped with modern amenities and some unusual quirks, guests are invited to unplug and indulge in the purposely built outdoor shower, dip in their personal pool, or simply relax in the double hammock while watching the sunset from their balcony. Cottages offer postcard perfect views, and an intimate and private setting by design.
This adults-only, couples-only resort features flower-painted beams, garden botanical signs, hammock chairs, and an open-air lobby with brightly colored banquettes. As part of the resort's all-inclusive plan, guests are entitled to dine and use the facilities at Sandals' other 2 St. Lucia resorts. Complimentary shuttle service connects the properties. On-site dining options include 4 restaurants and 7 bars, including 2 poolside bars. The Bayside Restaurant serves buffet breakfasts with cooked-to-order omelets. Mario's Restaurant features white-glove service and prepares Italian cuisine. The Kelly's Dockside features Caribbean cuisine in an elegant setting on the water. The Beach Bistro features light fare and alfresco dining. Sue's Piano Bar, poolside bars, and a beach bar serve international and domestic drinks.
Recreation includes a freeform pool that serves as an activity center and is bordered by a 10-person spa tub. A second pool winds beneath bridges and features a terracotta-tile sundeck and spa tub. Watercraft and snorkeling gear are complimentary, whereas scuba-diving excursions to Martinique and scuba-certification courses are offered for a fee. Nearby scuba-diving trips are complimentary. Land-based sports include tennis, volleyball, table tennis, darts, pool, board games, and shuffleboard. Guests are entitled to use the 9-hole golf course located at a nearby partner property. An open-air 24-hour fitness center offers aerobics classes, cardio and weight machines, and free weights. Spa services such as body scrubs, manicures and hydrotherapy treatments are available.
Event facilities include a conference center and meeting room (387 square meters/4,300 square feet), banquet facilities, event catering, Internet point, and audio-visual equipment. This smoke-free property also offers air-conditioned public areas, as well as a patio, terrace, and garden. Services include a concierge for select room categories and on-site medical assistance.
This resort offers 169 guestrooms distributed among 1- and 2-story buildings without elevators. Expansive patios and balconies with views of the garden, beach, ocean or pool have fieldstone walls which feature 2-chair dining sets. The island-inspired décor includes bleached-wood ceilings, terrazzo-tile floors with Asian area rugs, pastel walls, mocha-toned furniture, and 4-poster king beds. Air conditioning, ceiling fans, TVs with cable channels, refrigerators, and in-room safes are included. Wireless Internet can be accessed in all guestrooms for a surcharge. Bath suites have vanity alcoves.
The hotel is in Rodney Bay. You can walk to most everything. The immediate area has residential calm, but is an easy walk to restaurants and the beach. It is not beachfront, but it's not a problem. If you don't mind to walk a little further, you will find a lot of shopping, restaurants, at least one bank and two grocery stores. There are three categories of rooms. I booked the lowest class, but found the room very nice. It contained a living room, balcony with two relaxing chairs, a king size bed, toilet room and a separate bathroom. The bedroom has a partial wall separating it from the living room. The wall was to the ceiling so it would help block sound. Also, not to forget a semi-kitchenette. The kitchenette had faucet, sink, small refrigerator, cabinets, coffee maker, a few plates and some flatware. Missing was a microwave and paper towels. A special feature of this property is the garden. Actually, the property is a garden. You walk through the lovely garden, to find your way to your room. Looking from my balcony, I could see the small pool and lots of vegetation, not just other rooms. The staff was very accommodating and very flexible with the currencies, you can pay with. They take Eastern Caribbean Dollars, American Dollars and Euros. They take Euros, because a lot of French tourists arrive. You are probably best off using your credit card, hopefully a 'no foreign transaction fee' card. There is a large bank just a walk away. It has a couple of ATM's. You can do a withdrawal from your bank account and it will come out in Eastern Caribbean Dollars. There is an ATM fee, which the machine will inform you of. Don't be shocked by the numbers, the exchange rate is 2.7 EC for every US dollar. If you see something for 27 EC then it's price in US dollars is really $10. Just remember to divide by 3 and you will be reasonably safe. Of course if you tip in EC, remember to triple it! Electricity is 220volts, but American outlets are also provided.
Pros: Easy to access staff. No long lines or too busy staff. But, it was off season.
Harmony Suites offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and puts you within a 10-minute drive of Reduit Beach and Pigeon Island National Park. Guests can indulge in massages or mani/pedis, and international cuisine is served at Cockpit Pub/Restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. An outdoor pool and a snack bar/deli are other highlights, and rooms offer balconies or patios and flat-screen TVs.
When you stay at La Haut Resort, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Soufriere Volcano and Sulphur Springs. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Rooms feature bonuses like refrigerators and microwaves, along with balconies and free WiFi.
Location. Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa in St. Lucia is located less than 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the capital city of Castries on the island of St. Lucia. The resort stands amid 210 acres of green hills on a coral bluff that juts over a long crescent-shaped beach.
Hotel Features. The grounds provide a tranquil setting where doves and nocturnal singing tree frogs perform tropical serenades. This 5-floor resort operates complimentary shuttle vans that transport guests throughout the property and 2 other Sandals resorts located in St. Lucia, where guests may access the neighboring facilities. A total of 16 on-site restaurants and bars include Armando's Restaurant, which serves Italian cuisine and affords views of the ocean. La Toc Restaurant serves French cuisine and features elegantly draped windows and soft lighting. Amphitheater Bar hosts evening entertainment. The beach can be reached directly from the resort, along with 3 outdoor pools, including a main pool that extends 250 feet (76 meters) along the beachfront and features a swim-up bar and waterfall with rock formation. Pool umbrellas and sun loungers are provided to make time spent by the pool even more relaxing. Additionally, there is a sauna and a steam room. A 9-hole golf course provides challenging play. Greens fees are complimentary. Red Lane Spas, a full-service European-style spa with garden views, is open daily from 8 AM to 7 PM and provides treatments such as aromatherapy and seaweed facials, sports massages, and mud masks. Couples and outdoor treatment rooms are offered. A personal trainer is also available. Guests can shop onsite at the Boutique at Sandals or schedule beauty treatments at the hair salon. Business amenities include catering and audio-visual equipment. Free Wireless Internet access is available. Pets are not allowed, but service animals are accepted.
Guestrooms. This resort has 331 air-conditioned guestrooms and suites housed in 10 brightly decorated buildings. Almost all rooms and suites feature 4-poster mahogany beds and furnished balconies or terraces. Décor includes pastel walls, terracotta tile floors, and floral bedspreads. Louvered doors and ceiling fans allow ocean breezes to flow through guestrooms. Accommodations come equipped with free wireless Internet access, cable television, and complimentary toiletries.
Pros: location is great, View is great. Ambiance is great. Staff are very friendly and helpful.
Cons: Evening wait staff in the dining room seemed to move deliberately slowly.
Not enough hangers in the bathroom and no soap bars, only dispensers.
Auberge Seraphine is just 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from the airport and offers a free shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests can indulge in deep-tissue massages, aromatherapy, or reflexology, and grab a bite to eat at Reflections, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are 2 bars/lounges and an outdoor pool, and rooms offer balconies and refrigerators.
A Peace of Paradise, a St. Lucia Bed and Breakfast offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 25 per room one way. Guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, and free perks include continental breakfast, WiFi, and self parking. A terrace and a garden are other highlights, and all rooms offer kitchens and refrigerators.
Pros: Exceptional friendly service and owner - great quality and comfort for the price
Cons: hmm... maybe far from the beach- but this is an ''close-to-the-airport'' location- so that was important
A great choice for a stay in Vieux Fort, Aupic Paradise is just 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from the airport. You'll have free perks like WiFi and self parking. There's a terrace, and rooms offer flat-screen TVs and microwaves.
Casa Del Vega is just 0.6 mi (1 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available on request). Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps, or body scrubs. A terrace and a garden are other highlights, and all rooms offer balconies or patios and free WiFi.
Harbour Vista Inn puts you just 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from the airport and 6.1 mi (9.7 km) from Marigot Bay. Guests will have free perks like WiFi and self parking. Rooms feature conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves.