Castries hotels are a great choice for a vacation filled with a wide variety of things to do. Hotels in Castries St Lucia are surrounded by stunning natural settings, an array of local restaurants, and vibrant shops, creating a great location for St Lucia vacations. Pigeon Island and Rodney Bay to the north offer visitors a nearby destination to get away and sightsee, swim off the northwestern beaches, and absorb the island's backdrop. With St Lucia being so small, accommodation in Castries is a perfect starting point for island tours, with some of the best tourist prices available.
Hotels in Castries St Lucia include Bel Jou, a newly refurbished hotel set atop a hillside overlooking the city. Though right in the city, the hotel is high above it, offering plenty of peace and quiet, and endless ocean breezes. There are a total of 64 guest rooms, 12 of which cater to single guests and are located outside the main building in tropical-style bungalows. Each room has French doors opening onto a private balcony overlooking the pool and ocean. The Verandah Restaurant offers equally picturesque ocean views. Bel Jou has other facilities such as a grill restaurant for dining seaside, a cocktail lounge, and a large pool with a pool-side bar situated on a sprawling terrace. The rooftop sun terrace and free bar are two of the best, and most appreciated amenities.
The Coco Palm Hotel offers accommodation in Castries that is luxurious and easily customizable. Several excellent vacation packages make a stay at this luxury hotel more affordable. Weddings and honeymoons are frequently accommodated and offered exclusive packages. Island tours, car rentals, and other amenities can be combined with room rates for all inclusive vacations. Coco Palm is highlighted by a popular feature among Castries hotels—swim-up rooms. There are also Family Pool View suites, Garden View rooms, Garden suites, Pool View suites, and a host of other choices. The menu offered for onsite dining features traditional St Lucian cuisine with a smattering of the resident chef's Trinidadian background. The spa is one of the most often used facilities onsite with offers of sumptuous spa and beauty treatments. Customizing your stay before settling into your accommodation in Castries is easy too. Simply let the hotel know of any tours and excursions you're interested in, and any special requests you have, and it is all taken care of before your arrival.
Auberge Seraphine (pictured) is one of the finer Castries hotels available to visitors. Designed to look more like one of the sprawling island villas, Auberge Seraphine has 24 rooms looking out onto the Vigie Yacht Marina. Situated only five minutes from the center of Castries, guests have easy access to banks, shopping, and sightseeing. The Duty Free Complex is only three minutes on foot. An array of French, Caribbean, and Continental dishes are available through the onsite restaurant where there is also a full-service bar and a professionally stocked bar. Sailing and scuba diving can be arranged through the hotel while any other watersports or offsite trips are easily arranged with a third party by hotel staff.
Lodging in Castries is ideal for some and not as much for others. If quiet, tropical breezes, gentle ocean waves, and clear sky as far as the eye can see is the only thing you're after, head farther south. If plenty of great shopping, several beach nearby beaches, an endless choice of cuisine, rich history, and abundant social settings sound appealing, then hotels in Castries St Lucia are an ideal choice. City life in Castries has all the fringes and extras not found in less developed areas of St Lucia. Though it is certainly not remote, the trade off is access to an exotic world filled with epicurean delights.