Where to stay in St. Lucia?

Old Apr 19th, 2004, 10:30 AM
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Where to stay in St. Lucia?

My boyfriend & I are going to St.Lucia mid June. Any suggestions on where to stay? Particular hotel or beach? We prefer not to be around families/kids.....more romance, good beaches & food, and water sports. No all-inclusive and open to good small Inns. Thanks!
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Old Apr 19th, 2004, 11:14 AM
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Stonefield Estate Villas looks great , near the pitons with free access and shuttle to Jalousie Hilton beach , try also Anse Chastenet , looks super also ! faith
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Old Apr 19th, 2004, 11:39 AM
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willem, gave a couple great suggestions. Also check out Ladera resort and the Jalousie Hilton. Families are allowed at the Jalousie Hilton, but please don't let this put you off from this resort and location. I made the mistake of passing on the Jalousie because of the (kids allowed) this was a mistake on my behalf. We ended up leaveing the resort we originally booked to stay at the Hilton. The few kids that you might find there will not take away the romantic, and beautiful location of this resort. Although the total size of this property does not fit the small inn type resort. All the same, it does come across as intimate in its own way!

Ladera is still tops for us, for total seclusion, true intimate, romatic get away.

Stonefield also would be nice, and Anse Chastenet.

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Old Apr 20th, 2004, 08:33 AM
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Thanks!
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Old Apr 20th, 2004, 09:43 AM
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Having stayed at the Hilton Jalousie I have to agree with sailor. The way the Hilton is situated it is very quiet and uncrowded (at least when we were there). There was miminal kids. We loved it and are planning on going back. I also agree with the Ladera option. Actually, Ladera is more romantic with the way their room's are (open air)however, you are not on the beach as is the HIlton. Ladera actually sits further up the hill from the HIlton and you come down the hill to use the hilton beach.
Either of these two options would be my choice.
Have fun!
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Old Apr 21st, 2004, 08:28 AM
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Any other suggestions?
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Old Apr 21st, 2004, 08:37 AM
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Take a look at Ti Kaye , and also Mago estate Villas . Sort of along the same lines as the others , I do not believe you could go wrong with any of them . Have fun choosing ! Faith
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Old Apr 21st, 2004, 01:09 PM
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Which beach has the WHITE sand? Thanks!
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Old Apr 21st, 2004, 02:04 PM
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Ti Kaye village has natural dark golden sand. Jalousie Hilton imports white sand from Guyana to make their beach look more appealing, but it's not naturally that light.

I've also stayed at Jalousie and recommend it for a romantic getaway. I was there in the summer and I only saw a few children there during my week long stay. The individual villas with private plunge pools are a great way to begin and end the day, and the convenience of being at the beach is hard to beat. (other places provide free shuttle to Jalousie's beach, but you then have to pay to use any of the facilities, even beach chairs) Ladera is more exotic and romantic, and based on the one meal I ate there it has better food than Jalousie, but for a short stay I would recommend Jalousie over Ladera for convenience' sake.
Food at Jalousie is pricey and quite ho-hum, much as you would find at any large Caribbean resort. However, there is a little restaurant next door called Bang Between the Pitons that offers a more casual and reasonable alternative for dinner (maybe lunch, too, but I don't know). Better priced food and a better chance of sampling some local cuisine and fresh fish.

All of the hotels mentioned are very secluded on this part of the island. Unless you want to spend money on lots of cabfare, you'll be stuck eating at your hotel. For a short stay, I would think that the romance of these places would override the variety of food and watersports that you can find on the north west coast of St. Lucia.
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Old Apr 22nd, 2004, 03:59 PM
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I agree with ejcrowe!
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