Coco Palm is a Creole-style hotel located just a few minutes’ walk from Reduit Beach in Rodney Bay. Owned by a St Lucian family, the colourful property offers excellent value for money in a superb location near numerous bars and restaurants and a beautiful stretch of beach.
At the heart of the family-friendly hotel is a large freeform swimming pool which is surrounded by terraces with sun loungers. Rooms and suites occupy four-storey buildings surrounding this area, many with Juliet balconies overlooking the pool and others with views over the gardens. The six Luxe Swim Up Rooms even boast patios with steps which lead straight into the water, while the most spacious options are the Suites which have a living area which is separate to the master bedroom. All accommodation options are furnished in a similar French-Creole style with tiled floors, elegant mahogany furniture and traditional Caribbean fabrics alongside modern amenities.
There are two restaurants at Coco Palm which serve superb Creole-style dishes, both popular with local residents. Creole Grill offers alfresco dining in a colourful setting while Ti Bananne is the main restaurant where guests can dine inside, on the deck or by the pool. Ti Bananne hosts weekly barbeques while two bars serve local drinks accompanied by regular live entertainment.
The resort encourages guests to explore St Lucia - the shops, bars and restaurants of Rodney Bay are just a few minutes’ walk away, Castries can easily be visited by local bus and a vast range of excursions are available for those who wish to venture further afield.
Coco Palm is an excellent value Creole-style property just a few minutes’ walk from the beach and the many restaurants in Rodney Bay.
All rooms are similar in style but my favourites were the Luxe Swim Up Rooms, located on the ground floor with a small terrace leading straight into the swimming pool. Dining at the resort is superb and is popular with locals.
Children: Children are welcome. 2 adults and 2 children can be accommodated in all rooms and the family suites.
Airport: Coco Palm is approximately one and a half hour’s drive from Hewanorra International Airport. To get there in style, helicopter transfers are also available between Hewanorra International Airport and George F.L Charles Airport, taking approximately 10 minutes plus a drive of about 15 minutes between the airport and the resort. Helicopter transfers cost around £150 each way - ask our Caribbean specialists for more information.
Location: Coco Palm is located in the north of St Lucia, a few minutes’ walk from the beach in Rodney Bay.
Facilities: Facilities include a swimming pool, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a small spa, a gym with weight room.
Spa: Touch Tranquility Spa offers beauty treatments, massages, body scrubs, wraps and facials.
Excursions: A vast range of excursions are available including trips to Soufriere, jeep safaris, sailing trips, ATV adventures, buggy tours, horse riding, bird watching, zip lining and rainforest tours.
Meal Arrangements: Stays at Coco Palm are on a bed & breakfast or all-inclusive basis. The all-inclusive package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as beverages during bar hours (bottled wines, Champagnes and water not included. Surcharge payable for premium brands).
Dining: Ti Bananne is the main restaurant which is open throughout the day, allowing guests to dine in the plantation-style house, on the deck or by the pool. A barbeque is held on Friday evenings and a buffet with live steel pan music is held on Sunday evenings. Creole Grill is an al-fresco restaurant serving authentic local dishes for lunch and dinner (closed Friday and Sunday evenings). Ti Bannane Bar offers a daily happy hour as well as regular live entertainment. Brown Sugar Bar is open Monday to Thursday evenings as well as Saturday evening, serving St Lucian rums and cocktails as well as local juices and beers.
Amenities in all rooms include air-conditioning, ceiling fan, mini refrigerator, coffee/tea making facilities, cable TV, iPod dock, free Wi-Fi, iron and ironing board. There is elevator access to the higher floors.
Garden/Pool View Room: These rooms are located on the 1st or 2nd floor with one king-size bed or two queen-size bed and a Juliet balcony overlooking the gardens or the swimming pool (some with partial sea views). Maximum occupancy: 2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults.
Patio Garden/Pool Room: These rooms are located on the ground floor with one king-size bed or two queen-size beds and a patio leading out towards the gardens or the pool. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults.
Garden/Pool View Suite: These suites are located on the 3rd floor overlooking the gardens or pool with a king-size master bedroom, an en suite bathroom and a separate living room with a dining table and comfortable seating. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults.
Family Garden/Pool View Suite: These suites are located on the 3rd floor overlooking the gardens or pool with a king-size master bedroom and a separate bedroom with twin beds. Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults.
Luxe Swim-Up Room: These rooms are located on the ground floor with a king-size bed or two queen-size beds and a patio with steps leading into the pool. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults.