One of the perks of picking an all-inclusive resort on St. Lucia is that the island is so new to the phenomenon that it offers them in fine-tuned perfection. At the same time, St. Lucia is not so overrun by all-inclusives you can't get away from their warmly-calculated pampering when you want to.
There are only a handful all-inclusive resorts on St. Lucia and, with the notable exceptions of the in Vieux Fort and Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort in Soufrière, all are located at the northwest end of the island, scattered between the urban center of the Castries and its rural neighbor Gros Islet. Most resorts are family-friendly with package variations for couples, singles, and seniors.
While prices may seem high, travelers should take into account all that is included in these packages. Food, lodging, entertainment, and transportation are usually a part of the price of such resorts, and it can be difficult to find a better deal.
There is little these resorts do not offer. Many have multiple in-house restaurants ranging from fine dining with elegant and sophisticated surroundings to informal seafood buffets awash in tropical regalia. In addition to the standard entertainments of tennis, volleyball, guided tours, and horse-back riding; many all-inclusive resorts also offer 18-hole golf courses, sailing lessons, deep-sea fishing excursions, water parks for the kids, swim-up bars for the adults, and pung pools bubbling with volcanic mineral water pumped fresh from the Pitons for those who simply want to feel good.
There are those who argue that staying at an all-inclusive resort can take much of the fun out of exploring a new country. After all, resorts with all meals and activities included make it more expensive to strike out on your own and explore a local restaurant or take a tour on your own.
Some visitors enjoy the convenience of an all-inclusive package. There are several reasons why these plans are so popular. For example, they simplify the budgeting and planning process. Click to the different ones to find more details about amenities, activities, food, and more.
Active tennis players usually like the idea of staying at Windjammer Landing, as they offer some excellent tennis facilities. Two different types of accommodations -- villas and suites -- are offered to guests of the Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort in a variety of styles, floor plans, views, and locations. Units up to four bedrooms can be rented, sleeping up to 8 adults. If you're looking to call ahead of time, you can do so at (758) 456-9000.
If you're wanting to stay somewhere with a lively bar scene, Capella Marigot Bay is one destination you may want to consider. Conveniently located near a marina, mountains, a rainforest, and a trendy shopping district, this luxury resort is the perfect setting for every type of traveler. Featuring a courteous staff that is known for being one step ahead of its guests, Capella Marigot Bay is an experience you'll remember for a lifetime. You can reach them at (877) 384-8037.
Guests in search of good on-location dining possibilities should look into Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort. The decor style at Sugar Beach hearkens back to the time when the facility was actually a plantation -- with the added bonus of modern appliances and amenities. Luxury Sugar Mill Rooms There are 11 Luxury Sugar Mill Rooms, which feature views of Gros Pitons, the ruins of the sugar mill, and the lily pond. Visitors can reach them at (758) 456-8000.
Lots of the all-inclusive properties available on the island are provided in the chart below.
|Name||Type||Phone Number||Star Rating||Location|
|Capella Marigot Bay||Resort||(877) 384-8037||
|1.8 mi. Northeast of Central Anse La Raye|
|Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa||Resort||(758) 459-6000||
|1.2 mi. Northeast of Central Vieux Fort|
|Cotton Bay Village||Resort||(758) 456-5700||
|1.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Gros Islet|
|East Winds Inn||Resort||(758) 452-8212||
|3.3 mi. North-Northeast of Central Castries|
|Hotel Chocolat||Cottages||(800) 757-7132||
|1.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central downtown Soufriere|
|Ladera Resort||Hotel||(758) 459-7323||
|1.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central downtown Soufriere|
|Rendezvous Resort||Resort||(758) 457-7900||
|1.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Castries|
|Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort||Resort||(758) 455-2000||
|0.8 mi. Northwest of Central Gros Islet|
|Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia||Resort||(758) 453-0222||
|1.8 mi. Northeast of Central Castries|
|Sandals Regency La Toc||Resort||(758) 452-3081||
|1.3 mi. West of Central Castries|
|Smugglers Cove Resort All Inclusive||Resort||(758) 450-0551||
|1.1 mi. North of Central Gros Islet|
|St. James's Club Morgan Bay||Resort||(800) 858-4618||
|2.5 mi. Northeast of Central Castries|
|St. Lucian by Rex Resorts||Resort||(305) 471-6170||
|0.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central Gros Islet|
|Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort||Hotel||(758) 456-8000||
|1.8 mi. South of Central downtown Soufriere|
|The BodyHoliday||Resort||(758) 457-7800||
|1.5 mi. North of Central Gros Islet|
|Ti Kaye Village||Hotel||(758) 456-8101||
|1.7 mi. South West of Central Anse La Raye|
|Windjammer Landing||Resort||(758) 456-9000||
|3.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Castries|
While all-inclusive features will usually give you just about the same service anywhere you stay, it's always wise to call ahead and check. When you talk to them, be sure to ask about exactly what is included in the all-inclusive stay.
When it comes to variety, the amazing choice of activities at St. Lucia's all-inclusive resorts will give you more to do than you will ever have time to enjoy.
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