10 Best All Inclusive Resorts in … St. Lucia

St. Lucia
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St. Lucia has something for everyone!

Palm tree lined beaches, hiking the Pitons, exploring the lush Rainforest and an abundance of other relaxing and adventurous activities.

The island is only 27-miles long and 14-miles wide and yet St. Lucia offers some of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean.  Peaks and valleys, beaches and spas – anything is possible at one of these stunning Top 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in St. Lucia.  You may go for the beach, yet you fall for the people and the beauty of this most lush island.

Let the countdown begin!

Marigot Bay Resort by Capella, St. Lucia

Beach at Marigot Bay Resort
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Marigot Bay offers a luxury experience suitable for families, couples and solo getaways.  The resort has two infinity pools, poolside bars, a Rum Cave, Auriga Spa and a unique all-inclusive dining program called Free to Roam.  This all-inclusive option gives you the freedom to dine at all of the resort restaurants and some local restaurants around the resort using select menus.  The plan still includes three meals, snacks, wine by the glass and cocktails.  There are a number of activities offered at Marigot Bay including cooking lessons, Rum tastings, hiking, water sports, sunset sails and a number of other experiences.

The beach is located on the other side of the bay accessible by the resort’s complimentary ferry. The beach, pictured above, offers a relaxing setting with views of the bay and the island.

Ladera, St. Lucia

Hilltop Dream Suite at Ladera
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On what was once a Cocoa Plantation, Ladera Resort is situated on a UNESCO World Heritage site, 1,000 feet above the sea with views of the Pitons.  This adults-only eco-friendly resort has 37-rooms and suites and they’re decorated with artwork and furniture made by local artisans. An oasis on this lush and beautiful island, Ladera offers guests an opportunity to be one with the rainforest and experience the beauty that nature provides with the open wall (on the west side of the accommodations) and spectacular views of the Pitons and ocean.

There is a complimentary shuttle to Sugar Beach, a Spa with treatments inspired by the island’s rainforest and volcanic history, and one restaurant.

Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, St. Lucia

Coconut Bay Water Sports
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Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, located on the south coast, is set upon 85 acres of tropical bliss.   There are 250 rooms, 9 restaurants, 7 bars (top shelf brands and an extensive wine list) and 5 pools. Here you’ll find Harmony, the adults-only wing and Splash, the family wing with access to the Kidz Club and water park, the largest on the island.  An abundance of activities are available at this resort including kitesurfing so if you’re over eight years old you’ll also receive a complimentary introductory kitesurfing session, which includes flying a trainer kite on the beach.

This is also the location of Kai Mer Spa, offering a number of relaxing and island-inspired services,  two saunas, two steam rooms, a relaxation lounge, and atrium garden.    If you’re looking for a more intimate adults-only setting for your St. Lucia getaway, check out the sister resort, the new Serenity at Coconut Bay, further down our Top 10 list.

 Rendezvous, St.Lucia

Rendezvous St. Lucia
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Rendezvous is a luxury resort for couples.  A secluded space for just the two of you to enjoy as you choose – they call it a Place of Stolen Time.  With two miles of beach, exotic gardens, and a number of activities you can create your own journey. Getting married?  Looking for a Honeymoon location?  Renewing Vows or reconnecting with one another – they offer different options for each category.

A place dedicated to couples must have some areas for just the two of you so you’ll find secluded cabanas along the beach and secret nooks within the lazy-river pool.  Water sports, hiking, fitness classes and relaxing services at The Spa in the Winter Garden are available.  A number of restaurants are available for casual and romantic dining, including their Champagne Bar.  Rendezvous also offers a mixology class.

 Serenity at Coconut Bay, St. Lucia

Serenity Adults-Only Pool
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Serenity at Coconut Bay is a new all suite adults-only luxury resort.   They have created a tranquil oasis with cool colors, Saint Lucia mahogany furniture and a modern Caribbean vibe. Butler service sees to guest’s every need.  Whether it’s breakfast in bed or cocktails at the beach they offer a no limits approach to service and pampering.  Serenity pool offers in-water loungers while the mile long stretch of beach offers stunning views with Maria Island Nature Reserve in sight.

Their dining venue, Greathouse at Serenity, offers locally sourced produce for the chef’s creations and they also offer gluten and meat free menu items.   For guests wanting more dining options and pool options they can spend time at the sister property, also on our Top 10 list, Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa.

Well-being is extended with a visit to the oceanfront spa, Kai Mer (House by the Sea) and you can also enjoy in-suite services.

Tip:  Vanilla Coco Back Massage to jump start your relaxation.  Consider this upper body massage to help let go of ‘mind baggage’ you may have brought along with you – let go and enjoy the beauty of St. Lucia.

 

Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia

AnseChastanet.com
AnseChastanet.com

With its panoramic views, Anse Chastanet offers one of the most stunning settings in St. Lucia.  This lush resort engages all of your senses from the feel of the trade winds, to the scent of the sea, to the beautiful colors of a tropical sunset.  Bordering two soft sand beaches, Anse Chastanet offers an abundance of activities including hiking and biking trails, yoga, fitness, and water sports.  Their beach level spa, Kai Belte, is the place to be for relaxation and unique treatments like the ‘Forget the Outside World’ experience or ‘Nirvana,’ the spa’s Ayurvedic experience.

How about dining in  a treehouse?  Anse Chastanet has two open-air treehouses, two bars and offers cooking classes.

BodyHoliday Saint Lucia

 

BodyHoliday Yoga
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BodyHoliday offers the best of everything for a wellness resort meant for relaxing, recharging and rejuvenating.  An award-winning destination spa resort with their long time slogan of, “Give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind,” they are serious about wellness.

In addition to their all-inclusive programming, fitness opportunities and spa they recently launched a retreat program including themes like Prana Life (yoga retreat), Stronger Me (weight loss), and Soul Sabbatical (De-Stress and Mindfulness).  That last one has my name written all over it!  And, you can do as much or as little as you’d like as there are classes for both land and sea, meditation and yoga, spa and more.

BodyHoliday recently introduced Firefly, their luxury villa. This is in addition to their garden and ocean accommodations.  What about meals?  They can be customized and Ayurvedic cuisine is also an option, which is a unique feature of this Top 10 St. Lucia resort.

Cap Maison, St. Lucia

Stunning St. Lucia Views
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A boutique property, Cap Maison is family owned and managed, and located on a secluded beach known locally as Smugglers Cove.   Cap Maison is on the northern tip of St. Lucia offering garden view rooms, 1-to-3-bedroom villa suites and the private cliff-top Saman House overlooking the Caribbean.  This resort is also known as a foodie destination with two restaurants including the award-winning Cliff at Cap and the casual Naked Fisherman on the beach.

What we also love about this resort is their unique Rock Mason, a unique venue for a romantic evening and they’ll even zip-line a bottle of champagne down to you.   Continuing with a foodie-theme you may want to consider their cooking class led by their chef and this also includes a market tour where you’ll source local ingredients for your meal.  A wine program at Cellar Maison rounds out this resort’s offerings.

Tip:  If you’re thinking about St. Lucia this year, there’s a special event called “Unplugged in Paradise‘ and it’s featuring live acoustic performances by Ed Roland of Collective Soul.  This is a limited space all-inclusive package for April 26 – 29, 2018.

Sugar Beach  – A Viceroy Resort, St. Lucia

Sugar Beach Resort
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The natural setting, sugar-white beach, and stunning views of the Pitons from Viceroy Hotel’s Sugar Beach will capture your attention, however, you can also immerse yourself in the complete serenity of their Rainforest Spa.

Lush surroundings and tranquil waters create a relaxing setting for this resort, which was once an 18th century Sugar Plantation, and the accommodations convey the plantation style in the rooms, cottages and villas.   Located on the west coast of St. Lucia, Sugar Beach has three restaurants and three bars and offers an array of activities including yoga, fitness, water sports and  is a PADI dive facility.   It’s also worth noting that Sugar Beach is an eco-friendly resort with recycling programs, a water and energy savings plan and additional initiatives.

Going to the resort’s Rainforest Spa?  Consider the Caribbean Glow – A body polish made of sea salt and raw coconut – revives the skin, exfoliates dead cells away, stimulates circulation and leaves skin feeling smooth.

 

Jade Mountain, St. Lucia

Piti and Gros Piton Mountains
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With views like this, it had to be our #1 Best All-Inclusive Resort in St. Lucia. And, yes, it does get better.  Jade Mountain, located on the southern part of the island, is the only  resort with these stunning views of both the Piti and Gros Piton mountains. Accommodations are called Sanctuaries (with private infinity pools) and that’s so fitting as they truly are with sweeping views, tropical wood, vibrant and artful decor.  You feel like you’re one with the sea, and in some way, you are and have found paradise.

As if the wellness component, spa, beauty and artful vibe isn’t enough to draw you in, Jade Mountain also has a Chocolate Lab with over 2000 cocoa trees.  You can enjoy this delight on property and they also offer the opportunity to help make the chocolate.   They offer an abundance of activities with two soft sand beaches, coral reefs nearby, yoga, fitness, sailing, kayaking and many other activities that make St. Lucia such a beautiful island.

Tip:  Consider a day trip to visit their organic farm, Emerald Farm, and include the Sulphur Springs and Botanical Garden.  This is about a 3-4 hour excursion.

About Donna Adinolfi 69 Articles
Donna Adinolfi is a wellness travel expert and conscious living entrepreneur committed to promoting and writing about healthy lifestyles. She is the founder/publisher of MindfulAdventures.com and previously served as Travel & Spa Editor of Balance Magazine. Her 30+ year career in travel also includes wellness travel planning & retreats and freelance writing/photography. She is based in Michigan and loves cross country road trips.

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