Having opened in 1969, the St. Lucian was fully renovated in 1992 and could now do with another major overhaul. If you're not convinced of that on entering the lobby, then the flaky paintwork, rusted railings and patched-up guardrails dotted around the place will soon change your mind! It really is a shame as this is an otherwise perfectly pleasant establishment. The mini shopping centre located around the patio at the entrance is particularly pleasant, as is the lobby. The hotel is set amid a series of six gardens facing the sea, around which the various two-storey U-shaped buildings holding the 260 guest rooms stand. There are two swimming pools onsite - one near the lobby and the other at the far end of the hotel which is suitable for a few lengths - but wherever you are in the hotel, you're never far from the beach, in any case.
The resort's sports facilities include two tennis courts and a volleyball court and there is also a children's play area on the lawn. There is no children's club as such at the St. Lucian, but various activities are organised for little ones. A new spa, due to open in Spring 2011, was in the process of being built when we visited.