Take a look at the best value hotels in Castries.
Villa Beach Cottages is a three-pearl property located on Choc Bay Beach. The property’s 20 suites, which include full kitchens, are roomy if not overly modern. The two pools are small, but both have waterfall features and views of the sea. While there’s no on-site restaurant, several supermarkets and dining options are within walking distance, and meal service can be arranged upon request -- plus there’s a convenience store on-site. A great beach, barbecue facilities, and an internet room round out the features of this low-key, mid-range property. Travelers might want to compare rates and amenities with nearby Harmony Suites.
The smallest and least expensive of the three Sandals Resorts on St. Lucia, Halcyon is also quieter and more intimate. The 169-room all-inclusive resort features low-rise French-Caribbean style buildings with exposed stone walls and white shuttered windows. The rooms are not huge, but they are stylish, cozy nests for honeymooners and couples. The lushly landscaped grounds offer plenty of opportunity for wandering and lounging in oversized daybeds, on swinging benches, in oceanfront whirlpools, and on sofas set around fire pits overlooking the Caribbean.
The 10-room Casa del Vega is a budget-friendly guest house with lovely views of the sea but basic digs. Located close to the Castries regional airport (and the reason why many choose to stay here), the residential neighborhood provides a peaceful setting within walking distance of a mile-long stretch of sand, or guests can walk down a series of steps to the hotel's rocky beach. Dated rooms have air-conditioning and private baths, though hot water in the shower is sporadic, as is the free Wi-Fi. Guests who lack their own balcony can head for the shared Sunset Lounge. A small dining area offers a basic breakfast, but there's no lunch or dinner service. For something with more features, including a sandy beach and outdoor pools, check out the mid-range Villa Beach Cottages, though rates are higher.