Tidy housekeeping cottages with gingerbread-laced façades are steps from the beach at this family-run establishment 3 miles (5 km) north of the airport in Castries. The self-catering one- or two-bedroom units have fully equipped kitchens and handcrafted wooden furniture. A pair of cottages date back to World War II (they were dismantled and moved here in 1958 from Beanfield Air Base in Vieux Fort). One of those cottages has been occupied several times by one of St. Lucia's two Nobel laureates, the poet Sir Derek Walcott. In fact, this place has lots of repeat guests—couples, families, and groups of friends. The Honeymoon Cottage is a duplex; the sitting–dining room and kitchen are on the ground floor, and a spiral staircase leads to the upstairs bedroom and bath. Units are cozy and fairly close together, but each has a large balcony (with a hammock) facing the water, guaranteeing glorious sunset views. Coconuts, a small open-air restaurant, serves meals on 24-hour notice. There's a small pool, minimart, and Laundromat for the convenience of guests; a supermarket, bank, post office, and other shops are nearby.
Choc, Gros-Islet, St. Lucia
758-450–2884; 866-542–1991-in U.S.