As St. Lucia ushers in a new year, the Saint Lucia Tourist Board announces the addition of new hotel product that will add more than 1,000 new rooms to the island’s inventory in the next few years.
Slated to open in February 2017, the 352-room Royalton Saint Lucia is located on a private cove in Cap Estate. The resort targets families with splash pads and waterslides, supervised kids’ and teens’ clubs featuring daily activities and dining menus designed for children. The adults-only 104-room Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia offers private infinity pools and an exclusive seafood grill. Other highlights include the Sky Wedding Terrace with views of Pigeon Island, where guests can feast on local cuisine at Calypso, a gourmet West Indies venue offering authentic Caribbean dishes, in addition to eight other signature Royalton restaurants and two all-inclusive food trucks.
Serenity at Coconut Bay, Saint Lucia’s new adults-only, luxury all-suite resort, will welcome guests in spring 2017. The all-inclusive vacation experience will feature a private enclave of 36 spacious suites, each with plunge pools and butlers.
Scheduled to open in September 2017, The Harbor Club on the Rodney Bay Marina will offer 115 four-star accommodations with a choice of suites and a number of amenities that include two restaurants, a bakery, lounges, a full-service spa, gym, pool recreational concept, and 4,000 square feet of meeting and conference space.
Sandals Resorts International recently announced plans for the brand’s fourth property on St. Lucia, Sandals LaSource Saint Lucia. Set to break ground in spring 2017, the new hotel is located on 19 acres of land next to the existing Sandals Grande Saint Lucian Resort. It will offer guests an exotic infinity-edge sky pool bar revealing views of the island’s north coast, 350 rooms and suites inclusive of the SkyPool Butler Suites, and all-butler signature swim-up Rondoval Suites, a first in the chain.
The Pearl of the Caribbean will occupy a 700-acre site on the south end of the island at Beausejour, Vieux Fort. Plans include a casino, horse racetrack, resort and shopping mall complex, free trade zone, waterfront villas, boathouses, a marina, an eco-tourism zone, entertainment and leisure venues, and housing. The projected $2.6 billion dollar new-build is slated to commence its initial phase in 2017. Phase one will feature 200 hotel rooms and a spa, with up to 500 possible villas as later phases of construction continue.
Island hotels adding rooms to inventory include Fond Doux, Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, and Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort & Spa.
In January, the first of five new cottages at Fond Doux was slated for completion. Another four cottages will be constructed by the end of 2017, offering private plunge pools.
In October of last year, Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort & Spa opened 12 newly built suites. The beachfront and garden view honeymoon butler suites feature decks with a private plunge pool and access to a personal butler and 24-hour room service.
At Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, seven brand new luxury villas opened at the end of October and an additional three luxury cottages were finished in December.