The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in St. Lucia
The Caribbean is one of the best regions in the world for an island adventure, especially for Americans. The Caribbean is so close to the USA, making it the perfect getaway, whether that be for a few days or a few weeks. All-inclusive resorts are a staple in the Caribbean because they come with the ability to pay up front and then not think about the cost while you’re sipping on your piña colada and lounging by the pool. St. Lucia is one of the best islands in the Caribbean, with incredible resorts, lush jungles, and a stunning coast line. Keep reading for a list of the best all-inclusive resorts in St. Lucia!
Where is St. Lucia?
St. Lucia is an island in the eastern part of the Caribbean, in a cluster of islands referred to as the Windward Islands. The island is sandwiched between two other island nations, Martinique and St. Vincent.
Most people who arrive into St. Lucia will fly into Hewanorra International Airport (airport code: UVF). The airport is in the southern part of the island, whereas most resorts are in the northern part of the island, closer to Castries, which is St. Lucia’s capital.
From the USA, you can reach St. Lucia nonstop from airports in New York City, Charlotte, Miami, and Atlanta, as well as some other cities seasonally. From outside of the USA, you can reach St. Lucia nonstop from London, Grenada, Toronto, and Trinidad.
The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in St. Lucia
St. Lucia is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, so it’s no surprise that people are flocking there for a beach getaway. Surprisingly, all-inclusive resorts are most popular in areas like Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic – not places like St. Lucia.
That being said, a common practice in St. Lucia is to have resorts that aren’t all-inclusive by nature, but offer an all-inclusive add-on to your stay. That means, if you want to stay at this resort and don’t want all-inclusive, you don’t have to. But, if you want an all-inclusive experience, you won’t be limited because a lot of resorts offer that as an option.
There will be some resorts in this list that are true all-inclusive resorts, but those are very uncommon here. I’ll be sure to mention if the resorts are strictly all-inclusive or have the option to go all-inclusive. Keep reading to find out the best all-inclusive resorts in St. Lucia!
Sandals Grande St. Lucian ($$$) – Sandals Grande is one of 3 Sandals resorts in St. Lucia, all of which cater to adults only. By staying at one Sandals, you can “play” at all 3 – meaning you can use the restaurants, pools, etc. This resort is extra special because it has the only overwater bungalows available in St. Lucia. The beach here is incredible and almost every room has a view of the ocean. It is a true all-inclusive resort.
PERFECT FOR: Honeymooners, couples, and those wanting to stay in overwater bungalows.
Jade Mountain ($$$$) – Jade Mountain is easily one of the most sought after resorts in the Caribbean. The resort is situated with one of the most beautiful views on the island – with a perfect view of St. Lucia’s famous Pitons. Jade Mountain is known for its open-air rooms, affectionately called “sanctuaries.” While you have the option to choose room only or all-inclusive, it’s easily one of the best all-inclusive resorts in St. Lucia.
PERFECT FOR: Honeymooners, couples celebrating something, and those wanting the intimate experience open-air rooms present.
Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort ($$) – Windjammer Landing is an excellent family friendly resort in St. Lucia. The resort features five restaurants, six pools, and spacious accommodations, including multi-bedroom villas that can hold up to 12 people. Windjammer Landing is a true all-inclusive resort.
PERFECT FOR: Families, larger groups who want to stay together, and those wanting a larger resort experience.
Cap Maison Resort & Spa ($$$) – Cap Maison is a luxury boutique resort with a beautiful cliff-side setting. This resort is part of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts collection. Cap Maison is set on a beautiful beach known as “Smugglers Cove,” the perfect location to go kayaking, paddle boarding, wind surfing, or snorkeling. While staying at Cap Maison, you have the choice to opt for an all-inclusive package or room only.
PERFECT FOR: Couples and those wanting a more low-key and boutique resort experience.
Sandals Regency La Toc ($$$) – Sandals Regency La Toc is the second of three Sandals resorts in St. Lucia, all of which are adults only. The resort has one area that’s beachfront and another area that sits up on a bluff, giving excellent views over the ocean. Similar to the other Sandals resorts, if you stay here, you have the ability to “play” at the other two Sandals resorts. Sandals Regency La Toc is a strictly all-inclusive resort.
PERFECT FOR: Couples, destination weddings, and friend groups.
Ladera Resort ($$$) – Ladera Resort has been voted as one of the most romantic resorts in the world. The resort also has an open-air concept, with the west side of each room left open so guests can have unobstructed views of the famous Pitons and the ocean. Ladera Resort offers all-inclusive as an option, but you can opt for room only as well.
PERFECT FOR: Honeymooners, couples, and destination weddings.
Royalton St. Lucia ($$) – The Royalton in St. Lucia is another great family friendly resort on the island. While it is a family friendly resort, there’s an adults only section of the hotel called the Hideaway. The Royalton is a traditional all-inclusive resort and is on the larger side compared to other resorts in St. Lucia.
PERFECT FOR: Families, multi-generational families, and those wanting to visit St. Lucia with a more traditional all-inclusive experience.
Anse Chastanet Resort ($$$) – Anse Chastanet is a beautiful adults only resort with picture perfect views of St. Lucia’s Pitons. This intimate resort will bring you closer to nature with its open-air concept. The suites are all large in size, so perfect for travelers who like more space. Anse Chastanet is not a traditional all-inclusive resort, but offers it as an option, along with other meal plans.
PERFECT FOR: Couples, nature lovers, and those wanting a more intimate resort experience.
East Winds Resort ($$$$) – East Winds is a little hidden gem on the island of St. Lucia. This luxurious boutique resort is the perfect spot for a secluded, romantic getaway. Stay in one of the resort’s 30 cottages or relax on the beautiful La Brelotte Beach, which the resort is set on. East Winds is a true all-inclusive resort.
PERFECT FOR: Honeymooners and couples.
Coconut Bay Beach Resort ($$$) – Coconut Bay is the most unique resort on this list of the best all-inclusive resorts in St. Lucia. This resort has three sections which kind of act as their own separate resorts – Harmony, which is the adults only section, Splash, which is the family friendly section with its own water park, and Serenity, which is the couples only luxury section of the resort. Coconut Bay is a true all-inclusive resort and its diverse options between adults only and family friendly makes it one of the best all-inclusive resorts in St. Lucia.
PERFECT FOR: Destination weddings, multi-generational families, friend groups, and couples.
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort ($$$$) – Sugar Beach is an upscale resort located on a beautiful beach in St. Lucia. The resort is nestled in between the two Pitons, Gros Piton and Petit Piton. The resort is really diverse in the fact that they cater very well towards both couples and families as opposed to feeling like a strictly couples or strictly family resort. The all-inclusive package is an option at Sugar Beach, but not required if you prefer room only.
PERFECT FOR: Couples and families.
Sandals Halcyon Beach ($$$) – Sandals Halcyon Beach is the third and final Sandals resort in St. Lucia. Like the other Sandals resorts, this one is adults only as well. The resort sits on a beautiful stretch of white sand beach. By staying at this resort, you’re able to “play” at the other two Sandals resorts as well. Sandals Halcyon Beach is a true all-inclusive resort.
PERFECT FOR: Honeymooners and couples.