For its part, the all-inclusive Royalton Saint Lucia Resort Spa, which opened earlier this year in the Castries region, took a different approach: The property features a slightly modernist design with smooth-white marble and coral-stone accents that expertly frame its extraordinary surroundings.
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The resort is designed to accommodate a broad range of travelers, from romance-seeking adults to activities-driven families with three distinct resort sections: the adults-only Hideaway, a resort-within-a-resort kids-free haven with à la carte restaurants, a private beach area with cabanas and an infinity edge pool; the Diamond Club, which offers guests deluxe-level amenities and services, including a pool, a beach and dining areas; and the general resort, which offers a family-themed experience and a waterpark.
Instead, the resort features a clean and contemporary look that enables the magnificent natural landscape to do the heavy lifting. Nestled in a cove ringed by hills, virtually every room on the property overlooks the resort’s intimate white-sand beach and its beautiful blue waters. The sunsets here are simply magical.
Travelers will also find an array of guest-pleasing facilities and services. The resort’s Royal Spa features a hydrotherapy circuit and provides a full menu of massage, body and facial treatments. Its supervised Clubhouse Kids Club facility for children ages 4 to 12 features a playground and games. The Hangout Teen Club boasts video games, billiards, table tennis and free Wi-Fi access.
Resort-wide Wi-Fi also is in the price tag, as are non-motorized watersports activities.
The highest room category, a luxury Chairman two-bedroom oceanfront suite, is located in the resort’s Chairman’s building, which houses the top-level accommodations and includes its own pool deck. The suite is part of the resort’s Diamond Club premium-level category, which offers guests exclusive à la carte restaurants and bar areas, in-suite liquors, upgraded room-service menus, plus an infinity-edge pool and private beach area.
Entry-level Luxury Junior Suites feature the Royalton’s branded DreamB with high-thread-count sheets, Bluetooth speakers and USB charging stations. Bathrooms are equipped with double-headed, ceiling-mounted rain shower fixtures.
The all-inclusive rates include accommodations, reservation-free dining, premium drinks and cocktails, daily entertainment and nightly shows, plus supervised programming for children and teens. Guests are also privy to 24-hour room service and a fully equipped fitness center.
Travelers will find an array of nighttime entertainment options, from high-energy bands and musical performances at the resort’s amphitheater to small bands and combos that provide music in bars and other intimate spaces across the property.
Nexus Tours has an onsite office from where guests can purchase day excursions and evening outings to such events as a Friday Night Fish Fry street party in nearby Gros Illet.
What’s for Dinner?
The resort’s eight restaurants range from large buffets to a variety of à la carte restaurants, as well as the C/X Culinary Experience, a specialty-dining venue.
Gourmet Marché is an international buffet serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. It features local and international cuisine plus healthy options, fresh fruit juices and a kids buffet area. Hunter Steakhouse is one of the resort’s most popular dining venues and boasts an open kitchen through which diners can watch chefs prepare their steaks. Armadillo offers Tex-Mex cuisine, including fajitas, grilled seafood and hickory-smoked meats.
Who Books This Resort?
The Royalton accommodates a broad range of travelers, from adults seeking romantic and intimate experiences to families in search of a sun-and-fun vacations with myriad activities and a beautiful beach. The resort features distinct areas for virtually every type of traveler.
The property offers a partners program designed to assist agents with the booking process and help them boost their business with the resort. Agents who register under the “Travel Professionals” banner on www.royaltonresorts.com will receive a welcome package featuring incentives to book their clients at Royalton resorts.
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Hideaway guests have access to poolside private cabanas that feature butler service, televisions and drinks, offering guests a premium sun-and-fun experience.
Key Selling Points:
The property is an excellent option for Caribbean sun-seeking clients looking for a relaxing, all-inclusive resort experience with upscale facilities, amenities and services, plus a picturesque setting.