Best Family-Friendly Beach Resorts in St. Lucia


St. Lucia isn’t reserved just for couples—this mesmerizing Caribbean island has activities for all ages and beach hotels to match. Staying at a family beach hotel in St. Lucia gives you access to all the island’s natural wonders, plus resort amenities both parents and kids will love. Enjoy a day out on the beach as a family, and when you want some alone time, drop the kids at a resort kids’ club while you enjoy a pampering spa day or romantic dinner on the beach.


Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa

Vieux Fort, St. Lucia

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Spread out over 85 acres with a mile-long beach and five pools, there’s plenty of room to do exactly what you want—even if that’s nothing at all. A series of four-story buildings house the resort’s 250 rooms—there aren’t many neighboring properties nearby and it doesn’t feel as touristy as other resorts on the island.

Most rooms come with one king or two queen beds, contemporary décor, furnished balconies and every room faces the grounds, pool and ocean. Splash Premium Ocean View and Concierge Premium Ocean View Suites have one king and two trundle beds, or two queen-size beds and a sofa. The Concierge Premium Ocean View Suites come with extra amenities, like evening turn-down service, stocked mini-fridges and first choice on dinner reservations.

Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa has no less than nine on-site restaurants offering casual and fine dining, and oceanfront venues. Choose from Asian, Italian, seafood, international, grilled favorites and more. Seven bars—including a swim-up bar—are on the property as well.

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Hideaway at Royalton St. Lucia

Gros Islet, St Lucia

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Hideaway at Royalton is a resort within a resort, as it’s the adults-only section of the Royalton St. Lucia. While Hideaway guests can take advantage of everything at the main resort, they have their own exclusive infinity pool, beach bar, beach area and an upgraded room service menu.

Guests at Hideaway have access to all of the main resort’s dining options, and the nine on-site restaurants provide plenty of variety in both cuisine and ambiance. International, Tex-Mex, Japanese, Italian, Calypso, a steakhouse and a sports bar & lounge are among the options. For an extra fee, the C/X Culinary Experience is a chef-guided tour through seven different courses, each accompanied by its own music. No less than ten on-site bars and lounges serve up refreshments throughout the day and ensure that there is plenty of party remaining after the sun goes down.

Four room categories are offered: Luxury Junior Suite, Luxury Presidential One Bedroom Suite, Diamond Club Luxury Junior Suite and Diamond Club Luxury Penthouse One Bedroom Jacuzzi Suite. All rooms include WiFi, 24-hour concierge and room service, a balcony or terrace and a stocked minibar. Diamond Club rooms provide access to an exclusive area with a pool and Jacuzzi, and guests can relax on a pull-out couch while soaking up the spectacular view.

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St. James Club Morgan Bay

Castries, St. Lucia

Welcome to the St. James Club Morgan Bay resort, situated right on scenic Choc Bay beach. Choose an affordable all-inclusive package here and you’ll be well taken care of. Rates include food and drinks, as well as a wide variety of activities and entertainment options like snorkeling and nightly music at the hotel’s Sunset Bar & Lounge. This allows you to sit back and enjoy the island scenery, whether you’re relaxing poolside at one of the property’s three swimming pools or lounging on the sands of the beautiful and easily-accessible beach. There’s also a third, family-friendly pool with a shallow wading area and plastic slides.

Rooms are, if not particularly exciting, comfortable and stocked with amenities like flat screen TVs, mini fridges and balconies or terraces with lovely views. Active guests will want to check out the fitness facilities (and the spa), while younger visitors can enjoy the kids’ club, which keeps children ages 2-11 engaged with a rotating lineup of supervised activities.

All-inclusive features also mean you can freely explore the resort’s six different dining options, like fresh seafood at waterfront Morgan’s Pier, Caribbean and Asian cuisine at Bambou, pizza and pasta at Tree Tops and casual fare at the poolside café, Plum Tree Grille.

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Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

Castries, St. Lucia

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Built to look like a Mediterranean village, this resort offers something for everybody. A slew of non-motorized water sports are part of the package; motorized sports are available for a fee or are included in the Premium All-Inclusive Plan. Kids can enjoy pizza parties and a kids’ club, and guests can take advantage of other activities, like coconut bowling, dancelessons, water hammocks and the on-site dive shop.

Windjammer Landings’ 330 rooms are spread out over the resort. Guests can stay near the beach and restaurants or in a more private setting, high on the hill, with private pools and commanding views of the sea. Villas are available in seven different categories and can accommodate 4-12 guests. The four categories of rooms and suites come in both ocean view and oceanfront, and accommodate two to six people—some rooms also include fully-equipped kitchens and balconies.

The five on-site restaurants offer a variety of fare for every mood and taste including Caribbean cuisine, Mediterranean dishes, pizza, barbecue and grilled favorites, seafood, and more casual fare. Four bars are also on the property, from 96 Degrees in the Shade—a tiki hut right on the shore—to Jammer’s Bar, for those who want to dance, socialize, and extract everything they can out of the warm Caribbean nights.

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