Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Heading to St. Lucia? Stay at these Airbnbs for US$100 and under

These days it seems like St. Lucia is the go-to island when vacationing in the Caribbean. Celebrities from Ludacris, to Fantasia, Angela Simmons, to Chadwick Boseman, have all flocked the tiny island.

St. Lucia's beauty is distinctively alluring, copping several international travel awards including Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination; Best Caribbean Resort; Best Caribbean Beach; and Best Caribbean Attraction.

With that said, you'd think it'll cost an arm and a leg to stay in this gorgeous island, right? 


For those of us who are lucky enough to live in St Lucia, we don't have to go to expensive resorts to enjoy rest and relaxation.

There are quite a number of stunning and luxurious Airbnbs in St. Lucia that'll make you feel like a rock star even if you're on a budget. We spotted at least six that won't make too much of a dent on your pocket. 


1. Treehouse Studio in Marigot Bay

If you like stunning close sea views, abundant wildlife including many birds, wild coastal forest, tropical gardens, sunset, and moonset directly in front of your studio, then you should look no further than this treehouse studio. 

Price per night: US$85

Accommodates: 2


2. Ti Zan Cottage in Gros Islet

This exotic Balinese inspired cottage is set on an acre of the hillside at Becune Point, Cap Estate with amazing views of the famous Rodney Bay and Pigeon Island. It's a short walk to incredible beaches and a five- minute drive to Gros Islet, famous for its Friday night street Fish Festival and party, Rodney Bay Village and Marina with restaurants, shops and live music. 

Price per night: US$89

Accommodates: 2


3. Seaview House in Castries City

Located atop the historic mountain district of the Morne of the capital city of Castries, St. Lucia, this home offers breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea nestled in a secluded area of the Seaview Estates.

Price per night: US$70

Accommodates: 4


4. Hummingbird Hangout in Marigot

This small wooden eco cabin is perched high on a cliff with breathtaking views over the Caribbean Sea and West Coast of Saint Lucia. Equipped with everything you need, the cabin is built by local craftsmen in the traditional village style amid coastal forest in a protected area rich in birds, plants and wildlife. Many of the furnishings and fittings have been upcycled or recycled.

Price per night: US$100

Accommodates: 2


5. Omanette Retreat in Praslin

Omanette Retreat is landscaped to preserve and enhance the natural environment. There are abundant vantage points for unique and spectacular views of St. Lucia’s south-east coast and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.

Price per night: US$54

Accommodates: 6


6. Vacation Villa in Castries 

Okay, okay, so this one is just a little over $100, but we promise it's worth it. Be part of a little vacation community in Marigot Bay. There is no road access to this side of the bay--only ferry-- so it's very quiet and serene. And if you're an active traveller, you can also take up activities like day-sail tours, jungle biking, beach, and watersports.

Price per night: US$105

Accommodates: 2



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