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May 22, 2017 -

st lucia hotels range from high end resorts over US$ 1000 per night to small hostels under $50

st lucia hotels recommended by Balenbouche, based on what our guests typically look for. A great way to explore St. Lucia is to stay 3-5 days in 2 or more places, and get around through a combination of walking, taxis, buses and rental cars. This saves time and money considering the expense of taxis and car rentals, and taking into account the distances, which are greater than most people expect (the roads are steep and winding and the speed limit everywhere is 40 miles or less).
st lucia places to stay

Frangipani Cottage at Balenbouche Estate

Here are some st lucia hotels and guesthouses which we like to recommend:
5 Minutes walk from Balenbouche:

Private apartments in a residential area with access to a beach. Sleeps up to 6 people and can be rented as a whole or individually. Lovely multi-lingual, globetrotter family with french roots.
In the beautiful, charming and authentic fishing village of Laborie (5 – 10 minute drive)
The benefit of staying in Laborie is that you do not necessarily need a car. The beach, and small shops and restaurants are within walking distance, and it is easy to get a bus into the larger town of Vieux Fort.
Charming beachfront accommodations with a choice of three accommodations: The downstairs apartment, the “driftwood cottage” or  the”tree house.” Owned and managed by very welcoming and professional couple originally from the UK.

Perched on top of a mountain overlooking a tranquil bay, this is one of our favorite st lucia hotels. It offers a 2 person “chalet” as well as the main house which sleeps up to 4. The owner is a French expat who has lived in Laborie almost all his life, and worked as a consultant for community development and natural resource management throughout the Caribbean.
Near Vieux For and north of Vieux Fort, check out these st lucia hotels:

On the Moule-a-Chique peninsula, offers a beautiful view and a 5 minute drive to an amazing white sand beach with wind and kite surfing and several beach cafes. The German owner specializes in wellness and holistic treatments and is happy to show you around the island.
A little further north, our favorite place to stay on the East Coast is This secluded and affordable small guesthouse is set within the forest next to a river. The charming owner is originally from the US and will make you feel right at home.

st lucia hotels

St Lucia Pitons, 30 minute drive from Balenbouche
Soufriere St lucia hotels:

In Soufriere, it is more difficult to find convenient, quality and affordable st lucia places to stay.

Although Soufriere has so much to offer in terms of attractions and activities, the accommodations there tend to be quite expensive. This is why many people chose to stay at Balenbouche or in Laborie and use the money saved on accommodations to rent a car to explore Soufriere and surroundings, which is only a 30 minute drive away. The Soufriere accommodations that are more affordable tend to be budget-oriented and right in the town, which is quite noisy and a bit sketchy. We do not recommend staying near the town, but there are some wonderful small boutique st lucia hotels outside of Soufriere, if you are willing to pay a bit more:

Here are our favorites (listed from lowest to highest price)