Enjoy a tropical paradise in St Lucia without the high price tag
With some of the Caribbean’s most stunning beaches and lush countryside, holidays in St Lucia could happily be spent lounging on silky sands, hiking through rainforests and admiring the natural scenery without spending a penny. And by visiting during the island’s low season from May to November, you can save even more cash on the holiday price.
Smugglers Cove is a great example of where your money can go far while still making the most of the activities and scenery on offer, with glorious sandy beaches and clear waters teeming with colourful sea creatures.
Corinth holidays are all about relaxing on sun-soaked beaches, or the lively city of Castries, which is just a 10-minute drive away, offers open-air markets and shopping for bargains in the duty-free malls. Named after its horseshoe coves of sparkling waters, Rodney Bay has the perfect mix of unspoilt coastlines and a vibrant strip of affordable bars, cafes and restaurants.
Cheap days out in St Lucia
While days spent on the beach are a must when holidaying in St Lucia, it’s also the perfect destination for low cost activities and day trips. Smuggler’s Cove Beach for example, is ideally situated next to the island’s only golf course with stunning views of the rolling countryside and ocean. You can also take a day trip to the nearby Pigeon Island National Park and admire the tropical scenery and wildlife, or if you want to experience authentic Caribbean festivities, head to the nearby fishing village Gros Islet, which hosts lively street parties with cheap cocktails and beer every week.
Corinth is another resort that has an abundance of inexpensive excursions on offer, such as the picturesque Choc Bay. It’s also just a 10-minute drive to Rodney Bay, which is a thriving hub in itself. As well as having the gorgeous one and a half kilometre long Reduit Beach on its doorstep, you can spend an afternoon strolling along the manmade lagoon and marina.
Other popular holidays in the Caribbean
You won’t just find cheap holidays in St Lucia. The Caribbean offers a wide range of affordable holiday deals in other desirable destinations like Cuba, Jamaica and Barbados. But if St Lucia is still your preferred location, check out our informative travel guide to help you plan the perfect low cost St Lucia holiday.
Here’s our pick of three affordable hotels in St Lucia to give you an idea of what’s on offer.
If you want a luxury holiday without breaking the bank, the Royalton St Lucia could be the ideal choice. This swanky 5* hotel was revamped in 2017 to offer the very best in facilities and comfort, and with its own private beach, spacious swimming pool and spa, you won't be short on things to do during your stay. You can also choose from a range of restaurants and bars and with the All-In Luxury™ concept, you'll benefit from unlimited reservation-free dining, round-the-clock room service and a concierge included in the price.
Nestled in its own private cove, the 4* St James Club Morgan Bay is the perfect spot for an affordable, All Inclusive beachside break. With six restaurants, three swimming pools, watersports, tennis courts, beach volleyball, aqua aerobics, a fitness centre, spa and evening entertainment, you won't even have to step away from your hotel to make the most of your holiday. The hotel is also just a 10-minute drive to Castries and Rodney Bay. All rooms have a bright, contemporary feel and include balconies or terraces, a king-size bed, air-con, flat screen TVs, a mini-fridge and tea and coffee facilities.
The Royal St Lucia offers an idyllic beach setting and first-class dining without the usual sky-high prices found at similar resorts. Situated on Reduit Beach, this modern 4* hotel offers spectacular views of the mountains and is just a five-minute walk from the shops, bars and restaurants at Rodney Bay and just two kilometres away from Pigeon Island National Park. The hotel has a swim-up pool bar, a spa and gym, watersports activities, live entertainment and a range of food options, while each room features rain showers, coffee makers and free Wi-Fi.