The Best Villas to Stay at in St Lucia

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort overlooks the spectacular Pitons rock formations out to sea
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort overlooks the spectacular Pitons rock formations out to sea | Courtesy of Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort / Expedia
Daniel Stables

Find the ultimate island escape by booking a villa in St Lucia – options include private homes in exclusive resorts and laid-back jungle properties where you can pass the evenings enjoying a poolside barbecue.

St Lucia brings together the things visitors love about the Caribbean – a laid-back vibe, delicious island cuisine and gorgeous coastal scenery – with a quieter atmosphere free of the crowds that descend on the more visited islands. Highlights include the pristine sands of Sugar Beach, impressive rock formations of the Pitons and the lush walking trails of Diamond Falls.

1. Oasis Marigot Hotel & Villas

Apartment, Hotel

Exterior of Oasis Marigot Hotel & Villas with an outdoor pool
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The island of St Lucia is an oasis of tropical calm and beauty, but Marigot Bay doubly so: this has been called the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean, and with palm-forested, rugged headlands, it’s easy to see why. These red-roofed villas offer sweeping views over the bay, some from private pools, and have a classic island aesthetic, with dark-wood floors and whitewashed wooden shutters.

2. Caille Blanc Villa & Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel, Luxury

Bedroom at Caille Blanc Villa & Hotel with a private terrace overlooking mountains and the ocean
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Perched prettily on the side of a forested cliff, this historic villa has the feel of a family home and the comfort of a modern hotel. The 65ft (20m) infinity pool (or small plunge pool on the floor below) is the perfect spot to kick back with a cocktail as you gaze over the Caribbean Sea, while the rooms and suites have beautiful, tiled floors and ceilings and dark-wood beams. Beneath the hotel is secluded Snorkel Cove, where you can don a mask and snorkel or just enjoy the sound of the waves lapping the sand.

3. Serrana Villa

Villa

A room at Serrana Villa leading onto a terrace with a dip pool overlooking a green view
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Combining organic dark wood and stone with sharp angles and clean lines, Serrana Villa is at once rustic and contemporary. The villas and apartments have kitchens, balconies or patios, and, in some cases, swimming pools overlooking the ocean. All have a homey yet modern style. Attractions within a short drive include Diamond Falls, a beautiful volcanic park home to natural hot springs and waterfalls.

4. Villa Pomme D’Amour

Boutique Hotel, Luxury

Exterior of Villa Pomme D’Amour among green palm trees
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Set in stunning surroundings in a quiet fold of Marigot Bay, with a secluded beach on one side and green jungle on the other, Villa Pomme D’Amour has an unbeatable location and an aesthetic to match. The two villas here have a classic Caribbean, tropical luxury look with tiled floors, whirring ceiling fans and dark-wood shutters. The complex is run by Josee and Pierre, a Canadian expat couple who impart a family feel to the place.

5. Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

Resort, Luxury

A white bedroom with a double bed, desk and sofa at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort
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The Viceroy name is synonymous with quality and luxury, and this beachfront resort doesn’t disappoint. Sitting on the powder-white sands of Sugar Beach and overlooking the spectacular Pitons rock formations out to sea, the resort features beautiful beachfront bungalows decked in white wood, and several dining and drinking establishments. Try the mahi mahi with green fig mash at the semi-formal Great Room restaurant.

6. The Villa on the Bay

Villa

An outdoor pool at with sun loungers and an ocean view at The Villa on the Bay
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Glowing a brilliant white in the Caribbean sun, this beautiful villa sits high on a forested cliff overlooking a deep-blue bay unspoilt by overdevelopment. There are five bedrooms decked in a traditional style, a small library, and an outdoor pool and barbecue area. To sample the best of the local Creole cuisine, take the option of hiring a chef to cook you some classic island dishes.

7. Sugarmon Villas

Villa

A private terrace with four chairs at Sugarmon Villas overlooks a town and a large green mountain
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This mint-green and white villa blends in nicely with the jungly surroundings and overlooks the pleasant town of Soufrière, home to the volcanic waterfalls and hot springs of Diamond Falls. Suites have a homey and informal feel, with kitchenettes so you can prepare basic meals for yourself. Otherwise, the town has plenty of seafood restaurants and bars where you can enjoy traditional Caribbean cuisine.

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