Does St. Lucia have overwater bungalows? Yes, it’s one of the few Caribbean places with overwater bungalows. Just one resort offers them here: Sandals Grande St. Lucian. (FYI, although there are several Sandals locations on the island, only this Sandals in St. Lucia has overwater bungalows.)
Sandals Resorts opened the first Caribbean overwater bungalows (in Jamaica), so they have experience in creating these magical hideaways. Over-the-water bungalows are perfect for honeymoons or romantic retreats because they make you feel like you’re all alone in paradise.
Overwater Bungalows at Sandals Grande St. Lucian
Perched over sparkling waters of the most vivid blue and turquoise, the 9 Over-the-Water Honeymoon Butler Bungalows at Sandals Grande St. Lucian deliver a true luxury experience, making it a perfect honeymoon suite. Not only do you get gorgeous accommodations, but you also get your own private butler who will handle everything from unpacking to making dinner reservations and arranging activities to drawing a rose-petal-filled bath to restocking your (complimentary) top-shelf minibar.
Constructed of beautiful wood with thatched roofs, these honeymoons overwater bungalows in St. Lucia have hardwood floors with glass floor panels so you can see exotic marine life without even having to get in the water. However, should you want to get in the water, you can easily do so from a short ladder off your private extended sun deck.
On the deck, you’ll find a bistro set, comfortable lounge chairs, and a huge hammock suspended over the water for the ultimate in relaxation—not to mention the outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub for two!
Inside, you’ll find vaulted ceilings, a ceiling fan plus air conditioning, a stocked refrigerator and minibar, a tea/coffeemaker, and smart TV. The beautiful bathroom features his and her sinks and a rain shower, and you’ll enjoy the Red Lane Spa Amenity Kit, plush robes, and slippers that are provided.
The comfy king-size bed comes with luxury linens and a pillow menu, and it’s positioned directly in front of glass doors to give you gorgeous views the minute you wake up. These doors slide open to catch the breeze and provide easy access to the outdoors.
What to Do at Sandals Grande St. Lucian Resort
Sandals Resorts are adults-only and couples-only, so you won’t find families and kids here, but you will find a ton of things to do. In fact, the Sandals Grande St. Lucian is the biggest and most active of the Sandals locations on the island.
A golden sand mile-long beach just steps away from your overwater bungalow, and you can ask your butler to set up seating and shade as well as bring you lunch and a cooler stocked full of refreshments.
The 7800-square-foot Sunset Pool is nearby along the waterfront and offers a swim-up bar and a hot tub for more fun. (There are also several other pool areas, including the quiet, lagoon-style Lovers Pool and whirlpool.)
All sorts of resort activities are included in your stay: scuba diving, waterskiing, snorkeling, Hobie Cat sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking, windsurfing, wakeboarding, unlimited land sports, beach volleyball, day and night tennis, pool tables, bocce ball, and a fitness center, plus golf (greens fees at and transfers to two nearby golf courses). Professional instruction for watersports is also complimentary.
Daily and nightly entertainment include live shows, extravagant theme nights, beach parties with local bands, and talent nights where guests participate.
As if that wasn’t enough, you can take advantage of a free shuttle to two other Sandals resorts on St. Lucia: Sandals Regency La Toc and Sandals Halcyon and enjoy all the activities and facilities that they have to offer.
Are you interested in a Caribbean destination wedding or in eloping? Sandals Resorts offer free wedding packages with stays of three nights or more!
You can also choose to add on area excursions during your vacation. St. Lucia is full of fascinating places to visit, such as the Piton mountains, Soufriere Volcano, and Toraille waterfall. Take a mud bath at the sulfur springs or tour St. Lucia Distillers and sample the rum.
Or take it easy and indulge at the full-service Red Lane Spa, which offers couples’ and individual massages and other restorative treatments. You can also take yoga and a variety of exercise classes such as Zumba, aqua fitness, and Tabata, or sign up for personal training sessions. (These spa services are extra.)
Dining at Sandals Grande St. Lucian
As is usual at Sandals Resorts, the all-inclusive price covers unlimited meals and snacks plus beverages including premium liquors and Robert Mondavi wines. You’ll have a variety of dining options to explore with the 12 onsite restaurants, including gourmet cuisine, fresh seafood, local flavors, Asian food and sushi, Italian, French crepes and pastries, and other international dishes.
Many restaurants have water views or are on the water; Barefoot by the Sea is exactly that, with tables on the sand, while Gordon’s on the Pier offers an elegant experience set out over the beautiful waters of Rodney Bay. Resort casual attire is requested at most restaurants.
Whenever you feel like having a drink, you can choose from one of 6 bars, including a piano bar, a beach bar, and an authentic British pub.
Twenty-four-hour room service is also included if you love your Sandals Grande St. Lucian bungalow so much that you don’t want to leave! Imagine having your butler bring you breakfast in bed or set up a candlelit dinner on your deck! It doesn’t get much more romantic than that.
You also have access to all the restaurants at the other two Sandals St. Lucia resorts.
Where Is Sandals Grande St. Lucian?
Located on a 17-acre peninsula, Sandals Grande St. Lucian is situated between the calm waters of Rodney Bay on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. You’ll enjoy both seclusion and convenience, as it’s close to several towns (Gros Islet, Rodney Bay, and Castries) and easy to get to. Hewanorra International Airport is just an hour and 20 minutes away, and transfers are included in your stay.
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