Bel Jou Hotel

The Bel Jou Hotel is an idyllic paradise just for grown-ups. Perched on a hilltop, the views from here are the stuff of Instagram dreams. With the coastline and the countryside spread out around you, it’ll feel like you’re on a film set.

Holidays to the Caribbean are all about island life, and a stay here is certainly no different. At the hotel, you’ll find tropical gardens, jerk chicken and rattan furniture. It’s quintessentially Caribbean.

You’ll also find two pools here, as well as a bar that serves barbecued snacks and offers cooking classes. The main restaurant specialises in Caribbean cooking, but plenty of other options are available. Head to the terrace to take in the panorama while enjoying the delicious local cuisine.

Overview of Castries

St Lucia is an island of intense natural beauty. The Bel Jou Hotel is close to the capital city of Castries, so you can move from city to sand and back, easily.

Island living doesn’t mean life’s lived in the slow lane. From the celebrity-studded harbour to the volcanic mountains and the tropical rainforests, there’s plenty to see and explore. With a mix of volcanic black beaches and pure white sands, St Lucia is amazingly romantic destination. And it steps up with places to party the night away, too.

Things to do in St Lucia

It’s so beautiful at the Bel Jou Hotel that you may just want to stay on your padded sunbed, but a visit to the marina of Castries is well worth it. There’s a storied past just waiting to be uncovered here, as well as a huge market that’s as enticing for locals as it is for tourists. Just follow the scent of the exotic spices that waft through the air.

Away from Castries, you can head to one of the many popular rainforest trails, or take a swim with the colour fish in the warm waters.

From the second you step foot in St Lucia, you’ll be captivated by its beauty, and the Bel Jou Hotel is the perfect place to experience it all.

Resort Summary

One of the best things about Castries holidays is getting to discover a city with such a colourful past. Its colonial history can be seen throughout the buildings in the surrounding streets. Unfortunately many examples of colonial architecture were damaged by several fires over the last few centuries, but there are still plenty of historic sites to visit.

One of the most attractive of these is the 19th-century Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, which also happens to be one of the largest churches in the Caribbean. Also worth a visit are Castries Public Library and Government House. Derek Walcott Square is a lovely, quiet place to relax and take in all the historic buildings around it. It’s also ideal for enjoying a spot of people-watching.