Tuesday 22 September, 2020

No hotels, no problem: Affordable staycation options for St Lucians

Crystals St Lucia

Crystals St Lucia

Saint Lucia is a beautiful place where one can go on any adventure, whether it’s to enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches or climb the pitons, there is always something to do.

What if you just want to lay low and have a nice, quiet weekend getaway with your friends and family?

Maybe it’s the little things like a ridiculously good view from your balcony or the bottle of bubbly that you can’t wait to pop to mark a new beginning that warms your heart.

Unfortunately, most resorts on island aren’t currently accommodating locals as per their COVID-19 protocols but don’t worry we have dug up some of the best places where locals can enjoy a mini staycation in grand style at the most affordable prices.


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  1. Crystals St Lucia – If you’re looking for a great escape to re-energize your soul then Crystals in Soufriere should be at the top of your list. Crystal Villa Hotel is stylishly furnished with breathtaking views of the majestic pitons. Each treetop villa screams island magic and provides luxury amenities to satisfy the highest standard of comfort: private pools, Bbq grills, sun decks, full kitchens, AC, Cable TV and WiFi. Staycation rates to enjoy this small piece of heaven start at EC $375 per night per couple and includes complimentary breakfast. Find them on Instagram @crystalsstlucia.


  1. Ixora – Ixora is quiet, sophisticated, and luxurious vacation rental property with some wonderful features including private balcony, air conditioning, Wifi, Netflix, Smart TV, washer/dryer, hot water, and rain showers. They provide a modernized two-bedroom accommodation that even with the absence of a pool is the most serene place one would want to vacation with breathtaking views. They are located in Choiseul and provide monthly staycation specials. From October 1 to November 30, 2020, one can enjoy Ixora at EC$150 per night for two persons or EC$200 per night for four, but these rates only apply for a minimum of two nights. Find them on Instagram @ixora_758.

Exotic Hideaway

  1. Exotic Hideaway – If you’re looking to kick back and relax for a weekend then head to Exotic Hideaway in Micoud. This place is absolutely beautiful and gives you that cozy, homey feeling. It is a fully furnished two-bedroom villa apartment equipped with a gorgeous pool. Locals can book this place at EC$300 per night for four persons. Call 1-758-712-2844 for details.

The Island Experience

  1. The Island Experience – This mini getaway spot has a rustic, chic feel with a modern twist. The perfect place to celebrate any special occasion. You can enjoy an air-conditioned apartment with full kitchen, a pool deck and apartment pool at EC$80 per person for a day pass or EC$180 per night per couple. Find them on Instagram @theisland_experiencestlucia.

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