Ideally located on its very own peninsula, Sandals Grande St. Lucian is often described as the “closest holiday to a picture-perfect postcard.” Cradled to the west by Rodney Bay – boasting the calmest waters in all of Saint Lucia – and to the east by the majestic Atlantic Ocean, this magnificent resort showcases awe-inspiring panoramic views that will linger in your heart forever. Volcanic mountains draped in blankets of green rise majestically from an impossibly clear blue sea. A sheltered mile-long beach extends an open invitation for days of endless water play. This is paradise as it was meant to be, full of natural beauty, rich in history, and resplendent in pure romance.
Check-in is part of the experience; you’re greeted at the door by staff in gilded tailcoats before being ushered to a reception area; there, women are given roses, and all guests are given a refreshing towel, dates, and juices and teas.
There are a dozen bars and restaurants here, from the Emirati restaurant Mezlai, a local favorite, to Hakkasan, an international Asian chain. BBQ Al Qasr is a beachside grill; Cascades and Las Brisas are poolside. Don’t leave without trying the hotel’s signature 24-karat-gold camel burger, which is served at various restaurants, including Le Cafe, BBQ Al Qasr, and Mezlai. The Palace truely lives up to its name and one to definitely experience.