12 Best Hotels for a Tight Budget in St. Lucia

Jane Zarem | February 02, 2018

Everyone loves a bargain, but everyone also wants a clean, comfortable, attractive place to stay—hopefully on or near a beach and with activities either on-site or nearby. Here are a dozen good deals. These are the best budget hotels in St. Lucia.


Auberge Seraphine

Why it made the list

Minutes from downtown Castries, this small inn near George F. L. Charles Airport has simple rooms, a popular restaurant, a good-size pool, and a friendly atmosphere. Business people especially love staying—and eating—here.

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Hummingbird Beach Resort

Why it made the list

The simply furnished rooms here are in small seaside cabins. It’s a local environment, small and quiet, with a popular restaurant. There’s a nice pool and direct access to the public beach.

Hummingbird is a down-to-earth inn (more than a resort) with Read More


Fond Doux Plantation & Resort

Why it made the list

As local as local gets! This is a135-acre, still active, 18th-century plantation. Stay in a renovated historic cottage or in a hilltop suite. Swim in the bi-level pool. Roam the marked trails. Learn how cocoa beans become chocolate. And dine on local food sourced from the plantation itself.

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La Haut Plantation

Why it made the list

The original buildings on this 52-acre mountainside estate—formerly a cocoa and coconut plantation—are now guesthouses. There are two pools, a restaurant serving breakfast and lunch, and a downright gorgeous view of the Pitons.

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Mango Beach Inn

Why it made the list

With just three guestrooms at this B&B on a hill overlooking Marigot Bay, the innkeepers make you feel right at home. There’s a pool and barbecue grill on-site, an honor bar, a hillside trail for exercise, and that fabulous view.

Lovely hosts operate this small inn—just three suites in an Read More


Inn on the Bay

Why it made the list

High on a hill overlooking the entrance to Marigot Bay, the five rooms here are large, the bathrooms are modern, the breakfast is homemade, and the innkeepers are pleasant. There’s a pool, too, and the view is amazing.

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Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort

Why it made the list

Villas here are large enough for families, and each has a kitchenette. There’s a busy waterfront restaurant and bar, a pool, a small spa, and a dive center. Special dive packages make the price even more reasonable.

Divers love this place, and everyone loves the location faci Read More


Ginger Lily

Why it made the list

This small, congenial hotel across the street from Reduit Beach has a pool and restaurant. Rooms are comfortable; all have a terrace or balcony. Two suites each have a separate sitting room and full kitchen.

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Harmony Suites

Why it made the list

On the waterfront (not the beach) in Rodney Bay, this small inn attracts boaters and scuba divers. It’s not fancy, but it’s okay. There’s a pool, and Reduit Beach is within walking distance. Best of all, Jacques Waterfront Dining—one of the island’s best restaurants—is on-site

The price is very attractive, and so is the waterfront locat Read More


Villa Beach Cottages

Why it made the list

A row of cheek-by-jowl gingerbread cottages are steps from the beach. Rooms are spacious and nicely furnished. Each has a large, fully-equipped, modern kitchen. Swim in the small pool or in the sea.

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Bay Gardens Hotel

Why it made the list

This is a very popular hotel, particularly among regional business people and independent travelers who don’t need to be on the beach. A shuttle to Reduit Beach is available, however. There are two pools and a restaurant. The hotel is within walking distance of Rodney Bay’s restaurants, bars, shops…and casino!

It’s not fancy, but it’s a very practical choice—and very po Read More


Coco Palm

Why it made the list

This is a lively hotel in Rodney Bay, within walking distance of restaurants, bars, shops, the island’s one and only casino, and Reduit Beach. The restaurant is good, and there’s live entertainment every night. Rooms are large and nicely furnished; some have swim-up access to the pool. A separate guesthouse has a few rooms, too.

This comfortable, affordable hotel in Rodney Bay Village is Read More

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