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Blu St. Lucia
Gros Islet, St. Lucia
Why Stay At Blu St. Lucia
Located on the north side of St. Lucia—100 feet from sugar-white Reduit Beach—blu has an intimate scale and a style that's contemporary but refreshingly casual and family friendly.
Opened in 2012, blu centers on a courtyard with a pair of interconnected pools, surrounded by cushy, umbrella-covered loungers with curtained pavilions and interspersed palm trees. In the common areas and 72 guestrooms, expect cool neutrals and contemporary dark-wood finishes, with pops of rose, deep purple, and jade green. A poolside bar and open-air Caribbean dining (there's an all-inclusive option) encourage relaxation outdoors; for active travelers, there's a tennis court and fitness center. Families with children ages four through 12 can take advantage of the Little Harlequins Kids Club, which has daily, supervised activities such as snorkeling and dolphin watching. Rodney Bay Village—one of St. Lucia's main entertainment districts—is less than a 10-minute walk.
Rent one of the hotel's fleet of bicycles for getting around Rodney Bay ($16 per day).
Time your visit to include a Friday night so you can experience Rodney Village's weekly Jump Up parties, when a portion of the main street is roped off for dancing to DJ-spun calypso, reggae, or soca tunes.
Arrive at Hewanorra International Airport (SLU) which is approximately 40 miles from the hotel. Anticipate about 75 minutes of travel time.Reduit Beach, Gros Islet, St. Lucia
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Two Swimming Pools
- Beach Access
- Spa on Property
- Beauty Salon
- Beach Amenities
- Tennis Courts
- Fitness Center
- Kids Club
- Bike Rentals
- Business Center
- Private Verandahs
- Air Conditioning
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Flat-screen TVs
- En-Suite Bathrooms
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Coffee + Tea Makers
- Mini Bars + Water
- In-room Safes
- Hair Dryers
- Irons + Ironing Boards
- Coffee + Ice Cream Shop
- Terrace Dining
- Max occupancy in both rooms is 2 adults + 1 child. Surcharge of $30 per night applies for the child in the Suite
- Complimentary upgrade from the Standard Verandah to a Courtyard room
- Full American breakfast each day
- Complimentary 3-course dinner for two with wine
- Guests in the Suite category also receive a complimentary 60-minute spa treatment for 2
- Hotel taxes
Why We Love Gros Islet
This former British colony, a three-hour flight from Miami, has some of the Caribbean's most dramatic terrain, including the Pitons (hills formed from hardened volcanic lava), waterfalls, and lush tropical forests. The nightlife scene is also noteworthy, and snorkeling and diving are big draws as well.
Reduit Beach Avenue, Rodney Bay Village.
Dinner for two $150.
Where to Drink: A DJ spins on Wednesday nights, and on the weekends, there's live music ranging from reggae to jazz at hot spot Delirius. Try the Very Berry Spiced, made with St. Lucian Chairman's spiced rum, mulled blueberries, gooseberries, and star anise, topped with cranberry juice.
Rodney Bay Village Blvd.
Cocktails for two $18.
Best Underwater Excursion: Travel to Anse Cochon Bay, where wildlife includes octopus and parrotfish. Cox Tours has a half-day package that includes SNUBA instruction—a combination of snorkeling and scuba—as well as hotel pick up and a journey along the island's west coast.
$75 per person.
Best Day Trip: Discover St. Lucia's past at Pigeon Island National Landmark (a 10-minute drive from the hotel), a site once occupied by French pirates and later by the French and British armies. The fort is still standing, and it's possible to hike, picnic, and snorkel around the 44 acres.
Guided tours $6 per person (arrange one day in advance).
Why Go Now
June 26 - August 16, 2013
St. Lucia Carnival
Events ranging from calypso concerts to colorful costume parades take place at villages all over the island.
August 30, 2013
La Rose Day
A uniquely Lucian event, this island-wide celebration is held on the feast day of St. Rose of Lima and includes song, dance, parades, and music in honor of the saint and her flower.
November 22 & 23, 2013
St. Lucia Triathlon
St. Lucia's first triathlon is expected to draw more than 500 athletes from around the world to swim in Rodney Bay, bike, and run along with British Olympic gold-medal-winner Daley Thompson.
Free for spectators.