Luxury seems to be a common theme running through the five new resorts which are set to add over 850 new hotel rooms to St. Lucia’s hotel inventory in 2017.
In October 2016 Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort & Spa opened 12 newly built suites. The beachfront and garden view honeymoon butler suites, feature spacious decks with private plunge pools 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.
In January 2017, the first of five new cottages at Fond Doux were completed in the current colonial style of the one-bedroom cottages on the property. Another four cottages will be constructed by the end of 2017, boasting private plunge pools with designs focused on providing an authentic, Saint Lucian experience.
February 2017, sees the opening of the 352-room Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa. The resort boasts an adult only hideaway, as well as designated areas for family adventure, with splash pads and waterslides and supervised kids’ and teens’ clubs. Guests can also expect gourmet Caribbean dishes, in addition to eight other signature Royalton restaurants and two all-inclusive food trucks.
In spring 2017, Serenity at Coconut Bay, Saint Lucia’s newest adults-only, all inclusive, luxury all-suite resort, will welcome its first guests. This exclusive experience will feature the attention of Serenity butlers, providing the highest level of service and discretion.
In September 2017, the Rodney Bay Marina will welcome The Harbor Club’s 115 four-star rooms, 4,000 square foot meeting and conference space as well as several other amenities to complement the services offered at the Rodney Bay Marina.
Sandals LaSource Saint Lucia, will deliver 350 brand new rooms and suites on Pigeon Island. This resort will also introduce the chain’s first ever, all-butler signature swim-up Rondoval Suites. This will be the fourth Sandals property on Saint Lucia.
Minister with responsibility for Tourism, Dominic Fedee said that “this will be a year of tourism expansion” for St. Lucia with the new addition of rooms adding “much-needed inventory to meet the demands of our key source markets.”