A sultry beauty queen of the Caribbean, St Lucia is a must-see for honeymooners. But this island isn’t for the fainthearted: it’s magnificent and exotic, but challenging to get around. The roads are steep, the fishing villages are rough-around-the-edges, and the mood is dark with a touch of piracy.
Do you love exploring nature? If so, you should visit Dominica. You can hike through the rainforest, dive in the Soufriere Marine Park and visit hot springs. Most hotels are located on the west coast, but those in the hills are just as attractive as those on the beach. Here is our top ten list of properties that offer the best nature experiences.
1. Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa
If you are looking for a resort in St. Lucia, by all means check out this colorful property right on the beach. The Reduit Beach Resort is right on the most popular beach in St. Lucia. It has 78 rooms, spread over three-story buildings with balconies and patios. Suites have full kitchen facilities.
Amenities at this hotel include a spa, fitness centre, and access to the Splash Water Park. Hi Tide serves Caribbean and international dishes on the property. There are many other bars, shops, and restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.
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2. Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort
In the one-in-a-million location between the Pitons, this luxurious resort has a pampering and soul-soothing ambience. It offers 96 rooms, cottages, bungalows, villas, and two grand beachfront homes. These residences are spread out in tranquil gardens and on a perfect white sand beach.
The hotel is like a private home. There is a private pool for guests and a spa with a tree-house feel. A butler serves the guests, and there is a beautiful restaurant in the hotel, so you really feel like you’re at a special place.
3. St James’s Club Morgan Bay
Looking for a family-friendly beach resort? This all-inclusive property in Choc Bay is perfect. It offers a wide variety of activities for parents and kids alike. There are kids’ clubs, water sports, exercise classes, and spa treatments. Plus, the 335 rooms come in eight categories, spread across 25 acres of tropical gardens with a private beach.
Morgan’s Pier is a restaurant that specializes in fish and seafood. It is one of six restaurants on Morgan’s Pier, an over-water pier that hosts beach parties and barbecues every Wednesday.
4. East Winds Inn
This calm, cosseting, and well-kept 30-room resort is set in lovely gardens next to a calm beach. It features gingerbread fretwork, traditional shingle tiles, and an unfussy and comforting style. The resort is on 12 acres of property, with scattered cottages that have a tranquil style.
At this inn, the British visitors are very friendly, and meals are served with generous portions of wine. There are water sports, yoga classes, and a lovely pool. There is also a weekly program that includes boat trips and visits to local distilleries and craft shops.
5. Mango Beach Inn
A great place for yachts, Marigot Bay is an ideal spot to relax and unwind. Although the accommodations are a bit rustic and far from luxurious, the inn is a great value for those looking to get away from it all. Guests must take a two-minute ferry ride to reach the property. The beachfront location is quite beautiful and there’s a pool to cool off in.
Breakfast is included. Warm up with an honesty bar. There are various bars and restaurants close by, as well as a shopping village, spas, and a marina. This place is very convenient because it’s near the center of the west coast. This makes it a good base to explore, and there are walking trails for when you’re ready to stretch your legs.
6. Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa
You don’t have to spend a fortune to fly in and out of St Lucia’s southern coast – this four-star all-inclusive resort is just five minutes from the airport. A smart choice for families with children, it has 240 rooms and eight restaurants as well as five pools that are spread around an 85 acre site dotted with palm trees.
If you’re an adult, you’ll appreciate there’s a special area for you. The largest water park on the island is also here, and if you like to exercise, there’s a gym and tennis courts. There’s even a spa too, and if you’re into kite-surfing, this is the ideal place to do it.
7. Boucan by Hotel Chocolat
British chocolatier creates an adults-only chocolate hotel. The Boucan restaurant uses organic cacao beans to make delicious food. You can learn everything you need to know about chocolate on the excellent tours.
The 14 rooms are simple, with no TV or air conditioning. They feature an infinity pool and a spa. Guests can also enjoy complimentary transportation to the beach.
8. Cap Maison Resort & Spa
This stunning resort, which is located at the northern tip of St Lucia, offers a beautiful view of the sea from the cliffs. The view is so beautiful that the steps are nearby to go down to the beach.
Located in three acres of tropical grounds, the lodgings have a Spanish look with pretty garden rooms and junior suites through to airy, spacious one- to three-bedroom villas. The most luxurious units come with roof-top terraces and private pools.
The Cliff at Cap is an award-winning restaurant. People come here for the food, but also for the stunning view of the Caribbean. The Cliff also has a spa and two pools. The resort also offers water sports, and a kids’ club in the summer.
9. Fond Doux Plantation & Resort
This 134-acre estate has 15 cottages where you can stay as you explore the rainforest. The organic cocoa plantation has four-poster beds and plunge pools in some rooms. Two restaurants serve Creole dishes, including roti and vegetarian options. There’s also a spa and a cascading pool.
There is one place where all of these people can be happy at once. This place is the Royal National Park, a natural area in Sydney, Australia. The park has everything for everybody: hiking trails, birdwatching trails, chocolate tours, and beach access. Everyone is welcome there, including children, who will have a blast in this nature-filled area.
10. Harbor Club, Curio Collection by Hilton
This hotel, located in the Mediterranean-style harbor of Rodney Bay Marina, overlooks the ocean. There are plenty of boats and yachts to see from the 115 rooms. It is part of Hilton’s Curio Collection. The Riviera styling is reflected in its multi-level pools and top-floor, dinner-only Positano Santa Lucia restaurant serving Italian classics.
The rooms at this hotel come with robes, an espresso machine, and an incredible spa. Guests can walk to nearby shops and restaurants and enjoy a complimentary boat ride to the beach. There, towels and chairs are provided for the guest.