St. Lucia is a Caribbean island that has it all – sandy beaches, lush flora, and some of the most luxurious resorts in the region. Whether you’re planning the honeymoon of a lifetime or a family getaway, this tropical locale is for you. Check out my list of the top 5 resorts in St. Lucia.
Widely considered to be the top resort on the island, Jade Mountain Resort is luxury and romance at its finest. The property’s tagline, “A cornucopia of organic architecture in celebration of one of nature’s most alluring settings,” holds true owing to the fact that the owner of the resort is renowned architect Nick Troubetzkoy. In the aim of creating something that blends in with St. Lucia’s natural beauty, Jade Mountain comprises rugged stone columns and individual bridges leading to infinity pools, all of which makes the view out of the private villas (or sanctuaries as they call them) that much more mesmerizing. Sweeping views include both the island’s famous twin mountains, the Pitons, and the turquoise blue Caribbean Sea.
Set on Marigot Bay, a tourist attraction in itself thanks to the crystal clear waters and lush tropical plants, the Marigot Bay Resort & Marina is pure paradise. This five star property features two infinity pools, two poolside bars, rooms with private balconies, top notch cuisine in the form of multiple restaurants, and a full service spa, where guests can indulge in anything from massage therapy to yoga. Plus, guests of the resort have complete access to Marigot Bay Marina, the island’s premier marina, where one can set sail into the Caribbean Sea.
Set on the grounds of an eighteenth century sugar plantation and with over 100 acres of rainforest comprising the property, Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort is easily one of the top resorts on the island. The hotel is made up of luxury villas and bungalows with amenities including the Rainforest Spa, a full PADI dive facility, and a multitude of dining options from waterfront restaurants to bars and lounges. In terms of activities, guests can enjoy windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkelling, tennis, golf, beach volleyball, and more. There are even children’s programs for young ones!
Calabash Cove Resort & Spa is a luxury all inclusive resort. Nestled in the rainforest right on the water, the beautiful setting alone is sure to make your stay memorable. Live music every night, a spa and fitness centre, resort tours (such as of Gros Piton), and an infinity pool are just a few of the amenities you have to look forward to at Calabash Cove Resort & Spa.
The second all inclusive resort on this list, Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa and Beach Resort is located on Gros Islet and has a private beach that stretches a full mile long. With Rodney Bay on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, there is plenty to explore in the area. Activities are included in all bookings and range from scuba diving and wakeboarding to waterskiing, golf, and croquet. Plus, the lively hotel hosts beach and pool parties almost every day.