I am not someone who generally stays at all inclusive resorts. However, in St Lucia all inclusive becomes a good option as most of the resorts are located in beautiful, somewhat isolated spots so it isn’t like you can wander down the street for dinner or a snack.
Having said that, most of the resorts in this article offer a large range of pricing options from room only to full all-inclusive so you can choose the option best for you.
Here are 7 great all inclusive adults only resorts in St Lucia. I stayed at two of these resorts and visited the rest of them so I hope to be able to give you the right information to find your ideal St Lucia resort hotel.
How All Inclusive Adults Only Resorts in St Lucia Work
Table of Contents
- How All Inclusive Adults Only Resorts in St Lucia Work
- Top 7 Best Resorts for Adults in St. Lucia
- 1. Tet Rouge
- ⇒ Check Prices and Availability at Tet Rouge
- 2. Anse Chastanet
- ⇒ Check Prices and Availability at Anse Chastanet
- 3. Jade Mountain
- ⇒ Check Prices and Availability at Jade Mountain
- 4. Stonefield Villa Resort
- ⇒ Check Prices and Availability at Stonefield Villa Resort
- 5. Balenbouche Estate
- ⇒ Check Prices and Availability at Balenbouche Estate
- 6. Hotel Rabot or Hotel Chocolat
- ⇒ Check Prices and Availability at Hotel Rabot
- 7. The Viceroy
- ⇒ Check Prices and Availability at The Viceroy
- One last suggestion for solo travelers
- In Conclusion
When it comes to accommodation, your first decision to make in St Lucia is whether you will stay in the north or the south of the island. The North of the island is home to the huge resorts on St Lucia like of course Sandal Resorts.
The south of the island is known for having far more boutique and upscale resorts. As a result, most of the resorts in this article are in the south of St Lucia.
An all-inclusive resort is a type of accommodation in which the price of the room includes all meals, drinks, and activities. Most of the resorts in this article offer inclusive packages as well as pricing options that are room only, room and breakfast, room and dinner etc. All of these options can make the pricing of the resorts somewhat confusing. The key is to figure out what type of accommodation option you want in St Lucia and then start getting some prices.
Not all of these resorts are strictly adults only but these are definitely resorts designed for grown ups rather than families with young children. I will note each resort’s policy on guests under 18.
Top 7 Best Resorts for Adults in St. Lucia
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway or just a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, St. Lucia has a lot to offer. This island knows how to do luxurious accommodations and is known as one of the top Caribbean islands for honeymooners.
All of these hotels are quite beautiful and have stylish rooms, lovely pools and/or beach access and good food. I’ve tried to give you a sense of what is unique about each resort to help you decide which one will best suit your needs.
NB: Some of these top resorts do have a dress code so make sure you check before you pack and airport transfers aren’t always part of the all inclusive packages.
1. Tet Rouge
🌟Rating: 9.3/10 I Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I 🏩View on Booking.com
If you’re looking for a boutique hotel in a St Lucia resort, then Tet Rouge is the choice for you. Tet Rouge has only six sea-view deluxe suites, each featuring a spacious terrace with stunning ocean views of the Caribbean and a hint of the Gros Pitons. The resort was opened in 2014 and was a labour of love for its owners, particularly its beautiful lush gardens.
The suites have large glass folding doors, air conditioning, exotic hardwood floors, a queen-size poster bed with a mosquito net, and a walk-in closet. They are very large and mine was over two floors. I also had a decent-sized kitchen with a nespresso machine, modern amenities and an outdoor shower with a tiled mosaic floor plus all the decks come with a hammock. The toiletries are from Ritual.
The resort also offers a 40-foot saltwater infinity outdoor pool with a swim-up bar, a covered lounge with a bar (same bar as the pool but the other side), both of which are perfect for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful views.
Tet Rouge is located in the south west of the island. It is very close to the beautiful Gros Pitons as well as some of the other key things to do in St Lucia like visit Hotel Chocolat and the St Lucia Sulphur Springs.
Ti Coco is the restaurant at Tet Rouge and it focuses on local fish, fruit and vegetables. The menu changes daily and I loved the food. The chef puts together the most fantastic flavoursome oils that I enjoyed over locally caught seafood.
This St Lucia resort also has its own beach of sorts. They don’t own Anse L’Ivrogne beach but I don’t think many people either know where this gorgeous little beach is or are able to access it. Tet Rouge offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from this lovely beach in St Lucia. There are fantastic views of the Gros Pitons from the beach and you may see a local fisherman catching your dinner for the evening.
The resort can organise hikes up the Gros Pitons (the Tet Paul Nature Trail is a much easier option and the views are just as good), boat trips, water sports catamaran tours, snorkelling, treatments and in-suite massages.
The authentically friendly and relaxed service at this luxury resort was one of the highlights of my stay. Everyone at the resort was genuinely friendly and I felt very welcome and at home. The service was always there but it was never over the top.
This is an adults only resort eg no guests under 18 years of age.
If you’re looking for:
- a small, intimate hotel
- a romantic vacation with your significant other
- keen to explore some of the main sites on the island
- happy to eat at the same small restaurant most nights
- great service
then Tet Rouge is a great option.
However, if you’re looking for:
- a party vacation
- lots of options for food and drink
- a large number of pre-planned activities you can choose to participate in
then Tet Rouge may not be your best choice. The resort can of course organise a range of activities for you like snorkeling and scuba diving but you won’t have a menu of options like at Anse Chastanet.
I loved the food at Tet Rouge. It is heavy on local seafood. However, there is only one small bar/restaurant at this adults-only resort, where you will be eating all three of your meals each day. There are restaurant options nearby at other resorts but of course this won’t be included in the cost of your stay if you have chosen an all inclusive package.
If you are a super social person and love meeting new people on vacation, then Tet Rouge may not be your best choice. There were two other couples staying when I visited and whilst I said hello to them they were both on their honeymoons and obviously keen to have some romantic time together. Of course, you may meet friendly guests in the mood for a chat but if this type of experience really makes your vacation then you may want to consider one of the other resorts in this article.
NB: A new restaurant, Soley Kouche, is launching soon, a stone’s throw from Tet Rouge.
🌟Rating: 8.8/10 I Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I 🏩View on Booking.com
Anse Chastanet is the original St Lucia wow resort. Owner Nick Troubetzkoy purchased the land on which the property is located in 1974. An architect from the UK, Troubetzkoy created a resort that blended architecture and natural beauty in a way that had not been seen before in the Caribbean. He was one of the first architects to create “open walls” eg rooms with an open fourth wall and Anse Chastanet put St Lucia on the luxury travel map.
The resort is located in the Soufriere Quarter in the southwest of the island. The total estate covers 600 plush hectares of lush rainforests filled with palm trees and also includes the stunning Jade Mountain Resort (more of that later in this article). Anse Chastanet is also home to two of the loveliest sandy beaches and turquoise water on the island: Anse Mamin Beach and of course Anse Chastanet Beach.
The resort is built into the cliff of the island so there are quite a few stairs that need to be climbed to get from most of the rooms to the beach and facilities and back.
Anse Chastanet has 49 rooms, all individually designed. 37 are on the hillside, and 12 are in the tropical garden at beach level. The rooms’ interiors feature local materials, such as local wood and the island’s colorful national cloth, madras.
There are several room types. Standard is the most basic and will normally be upgraded if rooms are available. Superior rooms are octagonal or rectangular in shape with king sized beds. The beach deluxe and hill deluxe rooms are usually newer than the superior option and many are “missing” their 4th wall (all the rooms have air conditioning).
If you are looking for something special check out The Beach House. This is where I was lucky enough to stay when I visited Anse Chastanet. Located on the beach (of course), the house features a French colonial-style design and a large patio and garden.
All rooms have air conditioning, fridge, tea/coffee/nespresso making facilities, electronic safe, bathrobes, slippers, free wifi and Molton Brown toiletries.
There are several dining options at Anse Chastanet. The Treehouse Restaurant serves breakfast and dinner every night except Tuesday. The Beach Restaurant, located on the beach, is where I preferred to eat. It is open for lunch and dinner.
Tuesday night is Carribean Culinary Night with an amazing buffet and this was my favorite meal of my stay. On all other evenings, three menus are on offer: An Indian Carribean fusion menu Aspara, the Beach Grill or Emeralds, the vegan menu. There are also loads of options for special dining experiences as well as cooking lessons and afternoon tea.
The resort offers an extensive list of activities and things to do. A schedule is published each day, which includes activities covered within the cost of your stay like yoga and fitness classes as well as those activities that come at an additional fee eg a sunset cruise or horseback riding. Scuba and snorkeling are very popular and there is a tennis court on site.
Anse Chastanet is not exclusively adults. It allows guests from 10 years of age.
If you like
- lots of options for dining and drinking
- a large range of activities
- opportunities to meet new people
- enjoy spending most of your time at the resort
then Anse Chastanet should be a great option for you.
It is not so great if you
- want somewhere small and intimate
- have accessibility issues (there are golf carts that can pick you up and take you around but it isn’t ideal to have to do that every time you want to go somewhere). It is also a very bumpy car ride of about 20 minutes in and out of the resort which would not be ideal if you had back problems.
🌟Rating: 10/10 I Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I 🏩View on Booking.com
If you’re looking for a super luxurious all inclusive resort stay on St Lucia then Jade Mountain is the place for you. Jade Mountain has the same owners as Anse Chastanet and is on the same property. It sits further up the hillside from Answer Chastanet.
This means that Jade Mountain guests are able to use all of the facilities and restaurants of Anse Chastanet plus a few extras of their own.
But let’s start with the rooms. They are absolutely stunning – some of the most beautiful rooms I have ever seen at a resort and I have visited many! The resort is designed with organic architecture that blends seamlessly with the natural environment. The rooms are spacious and well-appointed, with private plunge pools and breathtaking views of the Pitons and the Caribbean sea.
All of the rooms have sea views and no fourth wall. The design aesthetic is Scandinavia meets the Carribean with the Scandanavian factor trumping in the dark woods and white soft furnishings. The open fourth wall and the seamlessly integrated private infinity pools in each room give this a major wow factor. I’m not sure I would ever leave the room if I slept here.
In addition to being able to use all of the Anse Chastanet restaurants, bars and facilities, the resort has its own fine dining restaurant Jade Mountain Club plus lots of private dining options. There is also 24-hour room service. It also has its own spa, Kai en Ciel, or guests can use the variety of treatments at Kai Belte spa in Anse Chastanet.
If you’re looking for
- a major celebration
- high end luxury
you can’t go wrong at the beautiful Jade Mountain. But you won’t be surprised to hear that it isn’t cheap. I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to stay at Jade Mountain but you’ll have to decide if your budget can accommodate the price tag.
NB: Kids can only stay at Jade Mountain from the age of 15.
Top Tip: St Lucia Travel and Tours is the best for airport pickups and all your driving needs while on St Lucia. I met owner Randy and two of his drivers. All of them were outstanding careful drivers on the rather rough roads of St Lucia. They were also delighted to help out with tourist info, tips and photos.
🌟Rating: 9/10 I Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I 🏩View on Expedia.com
Back to 4 star resorts, Stonefield Villa Resort offers 17 private French Colonial-style villas that also have their own private pools but at not as high a price as Jade Mountain (although there are some major aesthetic differences). This boutique adults only resort is also near Soufriere in the southwest of St Lucia.
The property is set on 27 lush acres of rainforest and has some fantastic views of the Pitons. In addition to your own private pool, there is a larger pool for the property with stunning views or the resort will ogranise a complimentary shuttle to Malgretoute Beach.
The rooms have a clean and simple design aesthetic with four-poster beds, stone-colored floors and light walls with ceiling fans. The outdoor showers continue this theme with heavy use of white and dark wood accents.
The villas are available in one, two, three or five bedroom configurations; however the majority are one-bedroom. Every villa has a stunning ocean view, outdoor shower, wifi, outdoor terrace, living area with kitchen and hammock.
The restaurant at Stonefield is called The Mango Tree. This outdoor restaurant has stunning views of the Pitons and of the ocean. It offers a “tapas” menu of snacks like sliders and tempura as well as Caribbean-style starters and mains.
Stonefield also has a fitness centre, outdoor yoga studio and the Escape Spa.
Stonefield does not allow guests under 18 years of age.
If you are looking for a boutique hotel experience in St Lucia but are on a bit more of a budget then the all inclusive option at Stonefield offers excellent value. It may not quite have the style edge of some of the other resorts in this article but it has a stunning location and you can’t beat your own private pool.
🌟Rating: 9/10 I Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ I 🏩View on Booking.com
If you are looking for a quirky and atmospheric resort option in St Lucia then Balenbouche Estate may be for you. It is very different from the other hotels in this article.
Visiting Balenbouche Estate is like stepping back in time. This former plantation has been owned by the Austrian Lawaetz family since 1964. The family has converted the now 75 acre property to an eco-friendly guesthouse, organic farm and retreat center.
The estate is a collection of cottages dotted through the natural heritage site. Each cottage is unique and it is clear to see the influence of the current owner, a former engineer/architect/designer who spent time in Asia. All of the cottages have their own design aesthetic, all of which blend into the natural surroundings.
The beautiful main house is where guests can have meals. All of the cottages are self-catering with a kitchen. Breakfast is served each morning and it is possible to order from a dinner menu of St Lucian/Creole/International cuisine.
The real magic of Balenbouche is the spectacular grounds. The grounds have been used for everything from weddings to jazz festivals and the old barn is used for yoga classes.
There is access to two lovely white sand beaches from the property, one of which is the charming Palm Beach.
If you are looking for somewhere
- unique with a historical feel
- self catering options vs full all inclusive
- an eco friendly experience
then Balenbouche Estate could be perfect for you. Please do note that it does not have air conditioning and it does not have a pool. It is a beautiful property but it does not have the full creature comforts that the other resorts in this article offer.
NB: Balenbouche Estate doesn’t have any limits on the age of children that can stay at the property.
🌟Rating: 8.8/10 I Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I 🏩View on Booking.com
If you live in the United Kingdom you will know the wonderful Hotel Chocolat brand. Its delicious stores feature on many high streets. I had no idea that there was an actual Hotel Chocolat until I traveled to St Lucia.
This beautiful boutique hotel is located in the heart of the island’s cocoa groves on the south west of the island. The hotel has only 25 rooms or lodges, each with its own private terrace overlooking the beautiful gardens and the Pitons. Six of the lodges are 450 square feet and the balance are 750 square feet.
All of the rooms have king-sized beds, open-sky rainforest showers and fantastic views of the Pitons. I loved the design aesthetic at Hotel Rabot – it was very much Scandanavia meets St Lucia again with dark woods and white soft furnishings. Of all the resorts I visited, this one was probably the most stylish.
The Rabot restaurant gets excellent reviews for its cacao meets local produce-based menu (both sweet and savory). Head to the Beaute de Cacao Spa for cacao-based spa treatments. Or best of all head over to Project Chocolat and experience its unique, immersive tours and tastings.
NB: Hotel Rabot is adults only
If you’re looking for an intimate, adult holiday in a boutique hotel and don’t mind eating in the same restaurant most days then Hotel Rabot could be a great resort option in St Lucia for you. However, if you are looking for lots of variety and activities during your stay, you may want to consider staying somewhere like Anse Chastanet.
To me, Hotel Rabot hits many of the same needs as Tet Rouge. The choice then comes down to which design aesthetic most appeals to you (the two hotels are also quite close together so you could easily stay a few nights at both if you can’t decide).
🌟Rating: 9.2/10 I Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I 🏩View on Booking.com
Sugar Beach may well be the most beautiful beach in St Lucia. And St Lucia has a lot of beautiful beaches. However, not many have the majestic pitons situated at the end. Sugar Beach is also home to the Viceroy Estate.
The estate has 130 rooms in total. Choose from luxury guest rooms, luxury cottages, villas, bungalows and even beachfront homes. The design aesthetic is all white-washed with medium wood floors.
The Viceroy has a spa, outdoor swimming pool (plus Sugar Beach of course) and three on-site restaurants. Breakfast is served in the Terrace restaurant, Saltwood is the gourmet option and Bonte is the beach based restaurant that serves lunch and dinner. The property also has three bars as well as a spa and fitness centre.
There is no doubt that this is a beautiful property, as you would expect from a Viceroy. If you love the Viceroy then I have no doubt you’ll love Sugar Beach. However, when I visited I did feel like I could be anywhere in the world with decent weather. All the resorts I visited gave me a sense of place. I could feel I was in St Lucia.
If you’re looking for a high end luxury experience in St Lucia then I would recommend Jade Mountain for something completely unique. If you are after something more boutique then check out Tet Rouge or Hotel Rabot or Stonefields. Anse Chastanet sits in the middle for a more decadent stay and Balenbouche offers a unique, eco-rustic experience. But as I said, the Viceroy is beautiful and this may well be the best option for you.
NB: The Viceroy allows children.
If you’re looking for some beach-based luxury check out my articles on the best resort towns in Mexico, things to do in Cancun, Bali Retreats for Singles, Sierra Leone Beaches and things to do on Lanzarote.
One last suggestion for solo travelers
St Lucia is home to one of the most well-known and highly rated solo travel experiences The Body Holiday. Famed for its huge range of activities and the ease of meeting people, The BodyHoliday Saint Lucia shows up in every top solo travel list.
It is located in the north of the island so alas I wasn’t able to go and check it out. But several people I know have stayed at The Body Holiday, and everyone raves about it. If you end up going let me know in the comments. I would love to hear your view.
St Lucia Tourism has put together a great listing of villas, b&bs, boutique hotels and inns on the island. Check out the Collection de Pepites.
So how do you decide which of these resorts to stay in when you visit St Lucia? I suggest doing what I did which was splitting the week across two different styles of resort. I stayed at Tet Rouge for 3 nights and Anse Chastanet for 3 nights and that felt like the perfect mix of big and small for me. Whatever you choose, I would love it if you could let me know in the comments.
St Lucia Tourism was kind enough to cover all of my costs whilst I was in St Lucia including the economy portion of my flights. However, as always my opinions are my own.
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