Canadian Traveler Magazine
Small Island, Big Attractions
Discover St. Lucia’s Heritage, Nature & Lively Culture.
One of the Windward Islands, St. Lucia sits halfway down the eastern Caribbean archipelago between Martinique and St. Vincent, with the Atlantic Ocean lapping its the eastern shore and the Caribbean Sea, with the finest beaches, on the west. The island is known for its five-star resorts, rum, culinary traditions and natural beauty that includes one of the world’s few drive-in volcanoes, a tropical rainforest and the dramatic Piton mountains, which soar 798 metres above the sea and are the signature image of the island.
Next to Rodney Bay Village, the adjoining four-star Coco Kreole and Coco Palm properties, perennial favourites of British tourists, are fast catching on with those looking for reasonably priced accommodations. “We support village tourism which is why we are not an all-inclusive,“ explained Jean St. Rose, General Manager, “Guests can charge their bills from nearby restaurants to their hotel accounts in addition to enjoying our Creole restaurant Ti Bananne.”
Expedia names Coco Palm to Exclusive Insiders’ Select list.
For the second consecutive year, Coco Palm made Expedia’s Insiders’ Select list of the world’s top 1% of hotels. The three year old four star boutique hotel in Rodney Bay Village came in at number 107 in the world, fourth in the Caribbean and number 2 in St Lucia.
Expedia Insiders’ Select list is just that: an easy to browse list of top hotels in terms of value and quality as determined by their experts and millions of customers. The methodology is based on a unique formula: traveler opinions plus overall value plus Expedia’s hotel expert input.
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The Greenest of all the Caribbean islands, much of St. Lucia’s interior is covered in lush tropical rain forest. For value – Located on Rodney Bay, the low-key Coco Palm Resort has 83 rooms, some with swim-up pool access. Coco Palm’s restaurant, Ti Bananne, offers a blend of Caribbean and Creole-inspired dishes.
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At the new Coco Palm, the focus is on value, but not at the expense of service: a host both checks you in to your room and acts as your concierge. The four-story, 83-room hotel comes with the kind of amenities found in acclaimed American boutique hotels: rain-shower heads, minifridges, coffee makers, cordless phones, CD and DVD players and free Wi-Fi access. There’s also a free-form swimming pool and restaurant, and musicians play live several nights a week. The Rodney Bay location – a five minute stroll from St. Lucia’s best white-sand beach – means there are plenty of dining and night-life options nearby.
If your dream vacation centers around uninterrupted lethargy, this four-nighter in a garden-view room might not be your bag. The rest of you, check this out: the Coco Palm package includes a private, guided snorkel or dive excursion at Anse Cochon, a catamaran day cruise to Soufriere, limin’ with the locals at the Friday night Anse La Raye Fish Fry street party, a full-day historical rum distillery tour (avec tastings, of course); and dinner and breakfast at Ti Bananne Carribean Bistro.