6 Family-Friendly Resorts in St. Lucia - Family Traveller (USA)

St. Lucia offers a resort to suit every type of vacationing family. Whether your family is seeking beachside luxury, immersive island experiences or a gourmet retreat, we’ve got you covered. Here are six of our favorite St. Lucia family resorts on this beautiful Caribbean island.

For the Beach Enthusiasts

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

If your family loves the beach, Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort’s powdery sand and calm blue water is a match made in vacation heaven. The staff provides guests with kayaks, pedal boats and windsurfers, so there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy the water.

Located on the island’s Northwest coast, the resort’s 195 units include large villas and suites with plenty of room to spread out. Many of the villas have their own private plunge pools and full kitchens. Casual beachside dining, sparkling swimming pools and acres of meandering flower-filled grounds add to the relaxed atmosphere.

The complimentary Jacquot Fun Club offers supervised daily activities, including yoga and pizza parties, for kids 4–12 years of age. Age-appropriate activities for 13–17 year olds will keep teens entertained.

For Families Seeking Immersive Experiences

Marigot Bay Resort and Marina by Capella

Marigot Bay Resort and Marina is located on serene Marigot Bay, one of the prettiest natural harbors in the Caribbean. Suite-style rooms feature West Indian-inspired décor, fully equipped kitchens, in-unit laundry and wrap-around verandas.

For families seeking a taste of local culture, Zando's Kids Program provides guests ages 4-12 with complimentary immersive activities that will keep them entertained while their parents indulge in some adults-only time. Create a decorative mask using found materials, learn to blend non-alcoholic drinks with local fruits and make homegrown musical instruments from the seeds of indigenous trees.

For Foodie Families

The Landings Resort & Spa

Tucked away on the shores of Rodney Bay along a swath of white sand, The Landings Resort & Spa is a vacation oasis. The spacious one, two and three-bedroom villa-style accommodations have full kitchens. For a small additional fee, the staff will stock your kitchen with the items you request as part of their personal pantry service.

Don’t miss sampling the resort’s delectable dining options. The culinary team leverages the bounty of local edibles in fresh salads, fruity beverages and homemade chutneys.  Families can enjoy an al fresco meal at The Palms, where the seasonal menu features fish so fresh you can still taste the saltwater.

The complimentary daily Kids Club for children ages 4-12 is a winner. The competent staff organize nonstop activities including fishing, treasure hunts, kite flying and beach cricket, the sandier version of the island’s favorite sport.

For Families Seeking Luxury

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, enjoys a magical setting in the valley of the Pitons, home to St. Lucia’s famed twin peaks. Spread across acres of dense tropical forest on the site of a former sugar plantation, the scenery and white sand beach are unsurpassed.

The 96 luxurious guest accommodations offer a variety of configurations, including roomy beachfront bungalows and villas. Personalized butler service adds a note of elegance. Your butler will welcome you upon arrival and offer to unpack suitcases, provide laundry service and more.

Supervised activities for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years old are entertaining and educational. The staff engages young visitors with storytelling, dance classes and crafts while teaching them about rainforest ecology and marine biology.

For Families on a Budget

Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa

Located on pretty Reduit Beach, walking distance from Rodney Bay Village, Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa is a popular choice for families who want a great vacation without breaking the bank.

Book a family package and children under 12 stay and eat free when sharing a room with their parents. The Coral Kidz Club is open six days per week. It provides supervised activities for guests ages 4-12 including beach games, crab hunts and nature walks.

As an added bonus, you’ll receive free passes to Splash Island Water Park, an in-water playground suitable for children ages six and older, located just steps from the resort.

For Families with Teens and Tweens

Anse Chastanet

Bordered by two beaches with colorful coral reefs just offshore and views of the Pitons floating in the sea, Anse Chastanet is one of the most beautiful resorts in St. Lucia.

A sustainable ethos and an eco-aware philosophy mean the owners make every effort to keep their pristine 600-acre property in harmony with nature. Some of the 49 rooms have their 4th wall entirely open for an even deeper immersion into the natural world.

You need to be at least 10 years of age to stay at Anse Chastanet, but for families with teens and tweens, the resort should be a hit. Activities include snorkeling, jungle biking and a hands-on chocolate laboratory.

By Allison Tibaldi