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Malabar Beach, Vigie, Castries Quarter, Saint Lucia

Romance is alive and well at this easygoing all-inclusive boutique resort (for couples only) that stretches along the dreamy white sand of Malabar Beach at the end of the airport runway. Accommodations are in cheerful gingerbread cottages, elegant oceanfront rooms with sunset-facing terraces, or cozy poolside suites. The occasional distraction of small aircraft taking off and landing is overshadowed by the beautiful gardens on what was once a coconut plantation. A host of activities and sports, including scuba diving for certified divers, water-skiing, and tubing, are all included; spa treatments are extra. Buffet meals are served at The Terrace, à la carte lunch and dinner at Malabar Beach Club, and fine dining by reservation at air-conditioned Thyme. The Champagne Bar offers tastings and remains open each evening until the last guest leaves ("bubbly hour" is from 7 to 8 pm). Most couples can't resist a torchlit private dinner on the beach. Romantic touches abound here, but it never feels cheesy. 

PROS

  • Very convenient to Castries and Vigie Airport
  • Popular wedding venue
  • Attentive accommodating staff

CONS

  • No room TVs, if that matters
  • Occasional flyover noise from nearby airport
  • Beach can be crowded, especially on weekends

QUICK FACTS

Resort
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 758-457–7900 | 800-544–2883-in U.S.

HOTEL DETAILS

100 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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