Saint Lucia is a small island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea. This warm, tropical island climate stays hot during the summertime, with mild warm winters. The warm wind, sandy beaches, and the stunning turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea make this a prime vacation destination. You can expect Saint Lucia to be covered with tropical rainforests and lush mountain backdrops.
When you’re looking for a place to stay during your Caribbean vacation, you can rest assured that every resort you look into will be as stunning and unique from one to the next. So if you’re a couple looking to have a romantic getaway, you’ll be able to find something just right, tucked away on a private beach or built into a secluded cliffside. Or, if you’re looking to book a family vacation, there is sure to be a resort here that offers family villas and beachfront property.
Saint Lucia isn’t a large island, but the diversity you’ll find at each resort will be worth the trip. Let’s have a look at the best resorts in St Lucia:
1. Ladera St. Lucia Resort
Ladera Resort is located on what was once one of Soufriere’s old, famous cocoa plantations. Surrounding the resort are fantastic, stunning views of the surrounding area. The resort itself is located on a volcano ridgeline and it overlooks the Caribbean Sea. This is the perfect place for couples seeking a secluded vacation, with only 37 rooms and suites.
The onsite restaurant here, Dasheene, overlooks the Caribbean Sea with views of the surrounding forest and the mountains and hills in the distance. It has eclectic cuisine, with a casual atmosphere. Along with an onsite spa for those guests who need some time away from the rest of the world, Ladera Resort offers a range of activities, from bartending classes to horseback riding.
2. Jade Mountain
Rising above the Caribbean and near a 600-acre beach, Jade Mountain is located on the southwestern coastline of St. Lucia. The rooms here are called “sanctuaries” and have infinity pools overlooking the ocean, mountains, and the beach below. Guests can choose between Galaxy, Sun, Moon, or Sky sanctuaries.
Guests have the delectable choice between the dining venue with unforgettable views and Caribbean culinary experiences, or taking their meals in their sanctuary with 24-hour services. Jade Mountain has spa treatments that can be taken both at the spa, or in the privacy of their sanctuary. Around the resort, there are two beaches and offshore coral reefs.
3. Mystique St. Lucia by Royalton
The Mystique Resort is perfect for those looking for the premier beach vacation experience. This resort has beautiful views of the palm-lined ocean of Reduit Beach on one side and the mountains off in the distance. Guests will be able to stay in guestrooms or luxury suites, with the resort itself located on beachfront property giving you easy access to fun in the sun.
Guests can take advantage of the nearby beaches with any number of watersports, or relax under the tiki umbrella huts on the beaches or at the poolside. There is also an onsite spa where guests can relax and rejuvenate as they take a break from the long winter back home while being surrounded by paradise.
4. Fond Doux Eco Resort
This eco-friendly, 19th-century resort is the perfect place for romance and a secluded, intimate vacation experience. Fond Doux Plantation and Resort is located on a 250-year-old plantation. For the ultimate exclusive experience, there are only 17 cottages for guests to choose from, so you can enjoy a real getaway from the rest of the world.
Despite its small and intimate size, the Fond Doux Plantation and Resort has two on-site restaurants for guests to choose from, with a la carte lunch and dinner made with fresh, local ingredients. For fun, guests are invited to a plethora of St. Lucia activities, including guided nature walks or snorkeling in the Caribbean.
If you’re looking for a resort to go where you’ll be able to focus on rejuvenating your entire body and mind, you’ll want to check out the BodyHoliday all-inclusive resort. This resort is located on a secluded beach, surrounded by the stunning St. Lucia tropical rainforests. Guests are offered either a stunning view of the gardens or the ocean, or they can have an oceanfront room or villa.
BodyHoliday offers five different on-site restaurants, with meals that can be fully customized for each guest’s needs. The cuisine here is focused on both flavor and health. BodyHoliday is focused on rejuvenating guests, and so there are many spa treatments as well as mind and body activities, such as an equine journey, to help guests feel their best when they leave.
6. Coconut Bay Beach Resort
Located on 85 acres and a mile-long beach, Coconut Bay Resort is all-inclusive and located on St. Lucia’s south shore. Coconut Bay Resort is only five minutes away from the international airport, and it’s perfect for guests of all ages, so bring along the whole family. There are 250 rooms to choose from, with stunning views of the Caribbean just outside this beachfront property.
Coconut Bay Beach Resort has five different onsite restaurants to choose from. The cuisine ranges from Caribbean specialty to Italian buffet and modern Asian. This all-inclusive resort offers plenty of activities for guests, including yoga, non-motorized water sports, aqua fitness, and much more.
7. Zoëtry Marigot Bay St. Lucia
Zoëtry Marigot Bay is a serene, idyllic resort surrounded by glistening waters and tropical gardens, nestled against the water with a backdrop of the St. Lucian rainforests. With 124 different rooms and suites to choose from, Zoëtry Marigot Bay focuses on giving each guest a tranquil and serene stay, with each accommodation coming with a living room area for ultimate relaxation.
Zoëtry Marigot Bay utilizes local fishermen and fresh, local ingredients to bring guests an authentic, Caribbean dining experience. You can either eat at the on-site restaurant, or escape with your sweetheart for a private, romantic meal in your room. Auriga Spa offers guests a variety of treatments, as well as a fitness center. There are also family activities provided by the resort, including a hike along the Marigot Bay Ridge.
8. The Landings Resort and Spa
Get ready for a tropical island experience mixed with absolute luxury. The Landings Resort is tucked along Rodney Bay, oceanfront with a beach just steps from their front door. This resort overlooks the Caribbean Sea and the marina. Guests can choose a variety of accommodations, including their own private yacht on the marina, or a three-bedroom villa.
The Landings Resort is all-inclusive, which means guests will be getting a full-style American breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner buffets with delicious, locally sourced meals from the three on-site restaurants. Including the onsite spa, the Landings offers golf, a guided walk through the rainforest or a hike up the volcanic spires. There are so many ways to explore the wilderness of St. Lucia with Landings Resort.
9. Sandals Grande St. Lucian
Located in Gros Islet in St. Lucia, this resort is settled on its own, private peninsula. It is surrounded by the most magnificent, panoramic views of Rodney Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Guests will be able to choose from several unique rooms, including over-the-water bungalows that are situated right above the waters of the Caribbean.
There are 12 on-site restaurants at this resort, as well as 6 different bars, where guests will be able to dine on Italian, seafood, and Caribbean cuisine, and much more. Sandals’ Grande St. Lucian has an aqua center, where guests will be able to explore the nearby Caribbean up-close and personal with scuba diving. Or, for those who like a little excitement, you can go windsurfing and waterskiing.
10. Cap Maison Luxury Resort and Spa
Settled on its own private beach, with endless views of the ocean and the mountains and jungle forests in the distance, Cap Maison is a boutique hotel located close to Rodney Bay. Cap Maison is nestled between the water and the tropical rainforests, surrounded by both the stunning ocean and lush vegetation. Accommodations at Cap Maison range from garden-view rooms, to ocean-view or courtyard villa suites that are perfect for couples, honeymooners, or families.
Cap Maison offers an all-inclusive plan for guests who don’t want to worry about food. It includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner from a fine dining menu, or the beach bar and grill. The onsite spa offers both traditional treatments, as well as yoga, Pilates, and other fitness. Guests can also go on nearby land and boat tours, or check out the golf range.
11. Ti Kaye Resort and Spa
Couples and honeymooners, this is the resort for you if you’re seeking an intimate setting. Ti Kaye Resort and Spa is an adult-only retreat located in a secluded cove, build along the cliff side with views of the private beach and waters below. Guests can choose between an ocean-view room or an ocean-view cottage, some of them even with pools.
Ti Kaye Resort has two onsite restaurants to choose from, with delicious local and fresh produce and water shrimp. The chefs here put a modern twist on the authentic, local cultural St. Lucian dishes. Along with the onsite spa, yoga, and fitness center, guests have the choice of various land and ocean activities, including land tours, sailing, whale watching, and deep-sea fishing.
12. Sugar Beach
If you’re looking for a resort that showcases the beauty of St. Lucia’s rainforests, Sugar Beach is just the place you’re looking for. This resort is located on 100 acres of rainforest, and is also the site of an 18th-century sugar plantation. Take your pick of luxury guest rooms and jungle bungalows nestled among the trees and lush vegetation.
On-site is the Great Room Restaurant, with the freshest local ingredients that St. Lucia has to offer, influenced by the surrounding cultural tastes of the Caribbean. Guests can also order beach or room service and have their meals brought right to them. With the gorgeous surrounding rainforest as a backdrop, guests can indulge in the on-site spa, with treatments, or yoga and other fitness.
13. East Winds Saint Lucia
Hideaway at this tropical garden by the waterfront. East Winds is a luxury, Caribbean resort. It is a secluded place, perfect for couples for are seeking an exclusive experience with not a lot of commotion going on around them. There are only 30 cottage-style suites that are hidden away among the tropical gardens, with plants and trees surrounding the entire property.
At Ease Winds, breakfast, lunch, and dinner is served daily. Breakfast and lunch is served buffet style, with a selection of hot dishes and Caribbean flavors. Dinner is a four-course meal with a blend of both international and Caribbean dishes. Guests can get exclusive experiences here available only to East Wind guests, like a boat trip to the Pitons or dolphin and whale watching. Every day there are new activities planned for all-inclusive guests.
14. Calabash Cove Resort
Calabash Cove boasts itself to be the most romantic resort in St. Lucia, so pack your bags honeymooners! Located on a pristine beach, with seclusion and privacy as well as delightful tropical gardens, Calabash Cove has a choice of suites and cottages that go right up to the water’s edge. All of them have breathtaking views of the Caribbean just beyond your door.
The Windsong Restaurant on site serves a mix of international dishes and local, Caribbean cuisine with an Asian inspiration. This restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner so guests can enjoy meals on-site throughout the day. Calabash Cove has the Ti Spa, where guests can come to let their troubles and worries go on the Caribbean breeze.
15. Sandals Regency La Toc
The Regency La Toc boasts absolute glamour for the guests that stay here. It’s located on 210 acres with a curving, half-mile beach. The resort is settled into the cliff side of the hills, with views of the Caribbean below. The accommodations here are glamorous, too, with ocean-view rooms and oceanfront two-story villas.
There are 9 onsite restaurants, and 18 nearby, with flavors that range from French cuisine to Japanese. With this all-inclusive resort, guests will be able to find just the meal they’re looking for, and all meals are included and unlimited. The Regency La Toc has golf, scuba diving and other non-motorized water sports. There is also nightly entertainment, for guests who like to party.