Where to stay in St Lucia
St Lucia offers an excellent range of honeymoon accommodation options, from charming budget inns to boutique hotels and all-inclusive resorts.
Most resorts stretch along the northwest coast from Marigot Bay to Rodney Bay, just a few minutes drive north of Castries.
Try the exclusive 5-star Anse Chastanet, a remarkable inn set on a forested hillside and in a palm grove facing the gorgeous white sands of Anse Chastanet Beach.
Or stay at the sprawling, all-inclusive Coconut Bay Resort & Spa, featuring a water park, nightly entertainment and 34ha of lushly planted grounds overlooking Savannes Bay.
Perhaps unwind at the luxurious Sandals Grande St Lucian Spa & Beach Resort, a megaresort set on a causeway linking the main island with tiny Pigeon Island – once the haunt of infamous pirates.
Location: Anse Chastanet Beach, Soufrière
Prices: from AUD388 per room
Description: This luxury resorts sits on a lush hillside above palm-fringed Anse Chastanet Beach, while the twin Pitons, rising from the ocean, form a dramatic backdrop. The retreat is regarded as St. Lucia's premier dive resort. A choice of spacious villas and suites - styled as West Indian plantation villas – are comfortably appointed with locally made furniture and are decorated with original art and native woods, and cooled by ceiling fans and breezes: no televisions, radios, clocks or telephones intrude. Typically, guestrooms have only three walls, to allow for an unobstructed view of the Pitons and the Caribbean. Facilities incl.: 2 restaurants, 2 bars, bikes, concierge, gym, full-service spa, dive shop and watersports equipment including sail boats, snorkelling, windsurfing and kayaks.
Location: Marigot Bay, Castries
Prices: from AUD361 per room
Description: Nestled in a lush, landscaped 3-hectare tropical hillside overlooking Marigot Bay, described by author James Michener as "the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean." Guestrooms evoke alpine Europe more than the Caribbean with dark-stained wood and masonry foundations. Spacious bathrooms come with a walk-in 'drench shower'. Amenities include premium bedding, balconies, LCD TVs with DVD players and wireless Internet access. Suites come with full kitchens and living rooms, and half of them also have plunge pools. Facilities incl.: 5 restaurants, 3 bars, 2 outdoor pools, full-service spa, 24-hour room service and numerous watersports.
The Jalousie Plantation
Location: Jalousie Beach, Soufriere
Prices: from AUD430 per room
Description: Perched within a lush tropical forest, this elegant resort sprawls across 130 hectares overlooking secluded Jalousie Bay between St. Lucia's signature twin peaks, Petit Piton and Gros Piton. This resort offers a choice of guestrooms, villas and villa suites in one-story wood-and-fieldstone villas and in two six-room, two-story buildings. All are arrayed on a steep, forested hillside and on a lower slope along the bay. Complimentary 24-hour shuttles transport guests up and down the hill and around the resort. Both villas and guestrooms offer garden, mountain or ocean views, Guests may book either an All-Inclusive plan or a Room-Only (No Meals) plan. Facilities incl.: 4 restaurants, 4 bars, concierge, outdoor pool, health club and full-service spa, 4 outdoor tennis courts, Wi-Fi Internet, dive shop and various watersports.
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Latest update about St Lucia honeymoon destination: 27 November, 2017