Three Villa Vacation Options in St. Lucia, the New Island Hotspot
In the 1960s, vacationers flocked to St. John; in the 80s they jetted to St. Barths. Now, Condé Nast Traveler reported, the place to rent luxury villas is St. Lucia.2015-12-28
In the 1960s, vacationers flocked to St. John; in the 80s they jetted to St. Barths. Now, Condé Nast Traveler reported, the place to rent luxury villas is St. Lucia. After Oprah named this island as one of the top five places to be seen in a lifetime, more visitors have been clamoring to experience the enchantment first-hand. One of the reasons that this spot has become increasingly popular is its versatility in terrain, from volcanoes and valleys to lush tropical rainforests and beaches. And there is no shortage of activities, either. Condé Nast emphasized that St. Lucia has something for everyone, whether your interests lie in horseback riding, mountain biking, sailing, kayaking or shopping.
La Petite Fleur
Located in Soufriere, this a cozy one-bedroom cottage is perfect for a romantic vacation. Visitors are just a quick drive away from volcanoes, mineral baths and the white sand of Sugar Beach. But the villa itself has plenty to see as well: Set on a high ridge between the Pitons, there is a unique view from the verandah of both Pitons and the Caribbean Sea. And by nightfall, there are plenty of options for a date night, from charming local bistros to gourmet restaurants. Be sure to dine at Hotel Chocoat, which serves up a unique menu of cuisine inspired by the rare cocoa growing on Rabot Estate. Special tip: If you book now for a trip through December 14th, the 7th night is free - check it out here.
Taking your whole family? Designed and built by the renowned architect Wayne Brown, the two-story Villa Kessi can provide a comfortable vacation for up to six. Two bedrooms on the first floor open out onto a verandah, while the second floor consists of a luxurious master bedroom with a balcony overlooking the Caribbean and the Atlantic. Visitors can play billiards in the expansive outdoor seating area, sip an afternoon cocktail in the hammock or stop on a bench to read a book in the tropical garden. Activity-seekers can go windsurfing or waterskiing at Renduit beach, just 10 minutes away. And there's no better spot for golfers - the villa is a mere 5 minutes from a championship 18-hole course.
A stay at the cliffside 5-bedroom Caille Blanc is as authentic as it gets. By day, guests can wade in a 65-foot infinity pool, and later the St. Lucian cook will serve up local Creole dishes, which can be eaten at the Pavilion courtyard. The two-level Temple Suite is perfect for teens, with full-sized beds and a small gym. Meanwhile, visitors can enjoy privacy in the Grotto Suite, which is located 18 feet beneath the pool level with its own stone patio and Japanese soak tub. Caille Blanc is also close to the black sand Anse Chastanet Beach, which has hammocks and huts for lounging, but is also known by divers around the world for its stunning coral reefs and sea life.
Luxury rentals in St. Lucia each have a unique personality that cater to any taste, so any traveler can have a truly individualized experience of this uncommon island.