Every May St Lucia moves to the beat of the jazz festival
Official festival site

Each year in the capital, Castries, throngs of people jam the streets in colourful costumes
Official carnival site

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Where to stay

Home Hospitality
The Home Hospitality programme has been setup to offer Cricket World Cup visitors to St. Lucia a collection of alternative accommodation including, rooms to let, bed & breakfast and self-contained apartments/villas. For bookings and enquiries contact Barefoot Holidays via email: accommodations-stlucia@candw.lc telephone: 001758-450-0004.

After a long day spent exploring rainforests or sprawled out on the beach, you’ll want to retire to your comfortable, stylish room. Richard Ledger experienced plenty of this in abundance during his two-week stay...


Jalousie Plantation Resort and Spa
The Jalousie Plantation is an exclusive resort and spa, situated in 325 tropical acres and nestled between St. Lucia's towering Pitons. The Jalousie Plantattion has private cottages with plunge pools, set into the hillside and surrounded by tropical vegetation. The cottages are designed to satisfy the discriminating traveller. A sparkling secluded white sand beach frames the resort and sapphire Caribbean Bay.

Visitors will find a world class spa; fitness centre; tennis courts; basketball; watersports; scuba diving; supervised activities for children of all ages; conference facilities, four bars and a gift shop. You won't want to miss this superior getaway.

Ladera Resort
You’re submerged in your private pool, sipping a chilled beverage, staring out across the rainforest and watching the sun set behind the Pitons. It doesn’t get much better than this. The Ladera recently became the first Caribbean hotel to win the “Best of the Best” award at the prestigious US Condé Nast Traveler awards. It’s difficult to disagree. Each of the six villas and 18 suites are minus a west-facing wall to really expose the full magnitude of the towering Pitons. Ladera’s restaurant, Dasheene, has a deserved reputation as one of the best on the island. Good board as well: it covers breakfast, a shuttle service to nearby beaches and snorkelling equipment.

  • Who’s it for? - Couples. Children are a fairly rare sight.

    Stonefield Estate
    A more modest, great-value version of Ladera. Each of the 16 individual villas has a plunge pool, hammock and outdoor shower (don’t worry – only the birds and insects will be able to get a view you). The surroundings are stunning, with views of Petit Piton and the calm, emerald sea. The owners, the Brown family, are always on hand and it really lends the complex a personal and family feel. The restaurant and bar are of excellent quality and there is a free shuttle service to the nearby beach.

  • Who’s it for? - Couples, family.

    Other quality hotel to check out:
    Anse Chastanet


    Ti Kaye Village Resort
    Situated in Anse Cochon, one of St Lucia’s finest beaches and top diving locations, Ti Kaye feels like something of a secret. It’s found down the bottom of a beaten-track, immediately lending it an authentic rustic atmosphere. The 16-acre site is clearly wellloved, and the guests feel that way too, with staff maximising their special power to remember everyone’s first names. The beach bar is a popular destination for residents, and there are water taxis to Castries, Rodney Bay and Soufriere.

  • Who's it for? - Couples, divers.

    Discovery at Marigot Bay
    Opening in summer 2006, Discovery is shaping up to be St Lucia’s most stylish hotel in one of the island’s most stunning locations. The 124 rooms and villas offer great views of the bay, as well as flatscreen TVs, DVD player, internet access and enough space to hide the giant pink snail from Dr Doolittle that went missing from the Bay several years ago. Treehouse weddings, lapli spa, luxury pool with a children’s area, bars and restaurants – it ticks all of the boxes. Apparently, the French breakfast will be flown fresh from Paris every morning.

  • Who’s it for? - Anyone and everyone.


    Royal St. Lucian Resort & Spa
    AAA four Diamond rating. 96 luxurious suites set in landscaped tropical garden. Suited beachfront on St. Lucia's finest stretch of Reduit Beach 39 miles from Hewanorra International Airport (approximately one hour 15 minutes); six miles from George F.L. Charles Airport and the Capital - Castries.

    All suites are well appointed and have a bedroom and separate sitting rooms, luxuery bathrooms, hairdryer, minibar, safe, telephone, cable TV, radio, background music, patio balcony, view of the gardens, pool and sea. Suite categories are as follows: Deluxe (29) features with king or two twin beds, pool and Garden view.

    Seaview Deluxe (55) Located on the upper floor with view of grounds, pool, and out towards the Caribbean Sea. Beachfront Suite (55) Directly overlooking the beach with larger lounge area opening out onto a spacious, private sun deck with lounger and and trouser press in suite. Grand Suite (3) Spacious bedroom and sitting room with cable TV in both rooms.

    Presidential Suite (1) A grand Deluxe with very large split level terrace-upper deck for sun bathing and dining pagoda, lower deck for shaded relaxation and jacuzzi tub.

    RESTAURANTS/BARS L'Epicure, La Nautique, La Mirage, La Mistral Lounge for cocktails and live music.

    Almond Morgan Bay
    How does watching the sun set over the ocean from your balcony sound to you? Or going to sleep to the sound of the sea lapping up to the beach? The 238-room hotel three miles outside Castries opened in November 2005 and already offers some of the best allinclusive accommodation on the island. Four pools (three for the kids’), four restaurants and bars, a spa, a kids club, access to beaches and a large range of watersports … yep, everything accounted for.

  • Who’s it for? - Anyone and everyone.

    Windjammer Landing
    This 60-acre site offers something a little bit different to anything else on St Lucia. Built village, quaint brick paths wander through waterfalls, pools and gardens, eventually opening out at a secluded, 1,000-foot long beach. Five restaurants, floodlit tennis courts, two swimming pools and two kids’ pools and a children and teen centre means you’ll never be bored – and that’s just when staying within the village.

  • Who’s it for? - Families, couples.

    For those on a tighter budget, the Village Inn Spa below is situated in the heart of Rodney Bay and provides for all of your holiday needs.


    LeSport, Cap Estate
    Club St. Lucia, Cap Estate
    Bay Gardens Hotel, Rodney Bay
    Coco Kreole, Rodney Bay
    Sandals Grande, Pigeon Island

    For a full list of quality hotels in St. Lucia visit.

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