Saint Lucia is known for its pair of stunningly tapered mountains, the Pitons, volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, luxury resorts and fishing villages. That diversity offers a lush interior rainforest with waterfalls which pours over a cliff into a garden.
Whether you are planning to visit the south coast or the northern part of the island, or anywhere in between, you can find top-notch accommodations to suit every traveler.
The Government of St Lucia tourist body describes the island as “Equal parts beauty and mystique, St Lucia captivates anyone who sets foot on her coastline. Always evocative, she welcomes visitors with her soothing waves, warm beaches, and hospitable people.”
1. Jade Mountain Resorts
Rising majestically above its 49 room sister resort Anse Chastanet, a 600 acre beach front property, Jade Mountain is a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating St Lucia’s stunning scenic beauty.
The 29 luxury suites are called sanctuaries, sweeping spaces where bedroom, living area and an extravagant private infinity pool glide into one another to form extraordinary platforms floating out into nature.
With the fourth wall entirely absent, Jade Mountain’s sanctuaries are stage-like settings from which to embrace the full glory of St Lucia’s Pitons World Heritage Site and the Caribbean Sea.
Wrapped around an infinity pool with a dazzling kaleidoscope of colors, the Jade Mountain Club restaurant caters exclusively to resident guests, celebrating James Beard Award winner Chef Allen Susser’s “Jade Cuisine.”
The resort major domos and a dedicated resort team ensure outstanding service around the clock.Guests may enjoy the exclusivity and privacy of Jade Mountain plus access to all of Anse Chastanet’s facilities and services.
The resort is nestled amidst a lush tropical 600 acre tropical estate with two soft sand beaches bordering pristine coral reefs, Anse Chastanet is right in the heart of the island’s marine reserves with Saint Lucia’s legendary twin peaks, the Pitons, as the dramatic backdrop.
The vide above is from Clutch and Carry-on for more information about this trip visit her blog
2.Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort
Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort & Spa in Saint Lucia, offers an unforgettable Caribbean vacation for families, honeymooners and couples.
This exotic 60-acre full service resort is a panorama of picturesque, spacious and secluded hillside villas. With breathtaking views of the cobalt waters of the Caribbean Sea, this Mediterranean village resort is alive with the sights and sounds of beautiful Saint Lucia.
3.Stonefield Villa Resort
Stonefield Villa Resort is located on 27 lush acres near the rain forest and what is now a world heritage site.
It is therefore secluded yet in the heart of all of Saint Lucia’s natural attractions like the open volcano, botanical gardens, rain forest, waterfalls, and other fine dining to enhance your experience of the island’s local flavour.
The villas have an open air design with 4 poster beds, hammocks, private garden showers and private pools.
In the video below, Planet D provides a room tour and highlights from their visit to the resort.
4.Mystique St. Lucia by Royalton
Mystique St. Lucia is nestled on the white-sand shores of Reduit Beach and overlooking the sparkling waters of Rodney Bay.
This resort offers vacationers a serene tropical getaway with luxurious accommodations and convenient amenities. The lush surroundings and crystal clear waters provides the privacy and comfort for all guests.
The resort reopened on December 3, 2020 following its closure during the COVID-19 shutdown
5.Ti Kaye Resort & Spa
Ti Kaye Resort & Spa overlooks Anse Cochon Bay and is located on the serene West Coast and is simply known as Ti Kaye, (which means small house in the native creole patois language of Saint Lucia).
This is a small hotel with only 33 rooms, 2 bars and restaurants, the Kai Koko Spa and a 600+ bin ‘Wine Kave’ there is no better place for romantic relaxation – combined with some of the best snorkeling and diving to be found anywhere on Saint Lucia right off the beach.
6.Hummingbird Beach Resort
The Hummingbird Beach Resort is a small, intimate resort, located in the scenic town of Soufriere on the south western part of St. Lucia, home to the famous pitons – a world heritage site.
This resort has eight (8) beautifully decorated rooms, most of which offer magnificent views of the ocean and the pitons. There is also a Country Cottage which accommodates a family of four (4) comfortably, it is fully furnished and offers breathtaking views of the pitons.
7.Mango Beach Inn
This is a historic, rustic, ramshackle inn, on Marigot Bay waterfront. Clean, good plumbing, in “the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean (James Michener)”.
This small hotel comes with en-suite bathrooms, AC, TV, fridges, tea and coffee. Breakfast is available all day.
The stunning harbour view, pool, gazebo, barbecue area, private patios and lush tropical gardens, makes this place special. A sandy swimming beach is only a minute away.
Guests have access to a lovely bar and restaurant on the property’s private dock. There is also a great choice of other restaurants, bars, spas, shopping, sailing, watersports, diving, and nature trails a few minutes walk away.
Anse Chastanet is located on St. Lucia’s quiet southwestern coast where two magical peaks, the Pitons, leap from the sea and the mountains are covered with luminous greenery. Architect owner Nick Troubetzkoy believes passionately in nature.
A dozen rooms are tucked in behind the coconut palms that line the beach and the remainder tip toe up a flower decked hillside, taking advantage of the captivating scenery all around.
Anse Chastanet’s ever growing art collection provides a visual feast of its own. There are impressive wooden sculptures and plaques, earthy burlap compositions, painted “sky ceilings” and vibrant acrylic paintings invoking memories of Matisse and Picasso.
9.The Harbor Club St. Lucia, Curio Collection by Hilton
Experience the tropical beauty and maritime charm of Harbor Club St. Lucia, Curio Collection by Hilton. Each guest room features complimentary WiFi, a 49-inch TV, mini-fridge, and breakfast basket.
There are six restaurants and lounges. Guests also have access to four sparkling pools and a wellness spa.
Cap Maison is a lovingly created, family owned and managed five star boutique resort combining great attention to detail with a highly personalized style of service.
Set in a stunning location above a beautiful secluded sandy beach on the north west coast of St Lucia, it offers luxury private villa suites, many with private rooftop pools, as well as Junior Suites and rooms.
Facilities include the much sought after Cliff at Cap panoramic fine dining restaurant as well as the equally famous Naked Fisherman Beach Bar & Grill, a spa, fully equipped fitness centre, walk in wine cellar, beach service, free non motorised water sports, a hiking and running club, private 46 foot resort boat, club lounge with (computer access) and concessionary golf.
History of Saint Lucia
The first inhabitants of St Lucia were the indigenous Kalinago (Caribs) who had originally settled on the islands across the Caribbean and were noted for the fierce resistance they mounted for more than a century against attempts at European colonization.
Saint Lucia is named for the Roman Catholic Saint Lucy of Syracuse. It was first visited by Europeans in about the year 1500 and first colonized successfully by France who signed a treaty with the indigenous Kalinago (Carib) peoples in 1660. Over the next two centuries Africans were brought in to provide slave labour on the agricultural plantations.
England took control of the island from 1663 to 1667 before going to war with France fourteen times over it. The British finally assumed complete control of St Lucia in1814. Representative government came about in 1924.
From 1958 to 1962 the island was a member of the Federation of the West Indies. In February 1979 Saint Lucia became an independent state within the Commonwealth.
St Lucia boasts the highest ratio in the world of Nobel laureates based on total population. Sir Arthur Lewis won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1979, and Derek Walcott received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992.