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Sis & I (31,27)Looking for NON-Couples,Resort,Party & Excurs

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Sis & I (31,27)Looking for NON-Couples,Resort,Party & Excurs

My sister and I (2 girls, 27 and 31) are looking for a resort style hotel in St. Lucia that is no 100% honeymooners, but like minded people our age, wanting to do excursions, water sports, meet new people, lounge around and be able to meet new people. We have been many places in the Carribean and now want to go to St Lucia because it is beautiful, but have the fear that it will be honeymooners everwhere! We like watersports, hiking, everything!...and love to eat! Does anyone have any suggestions for us? (Or the same question to be asked regarding St. Maarten)

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1. Re: Sis & I (31,27)Looking for NON-Couples,Resort,Party & Excurs

Does it need to be an AI resort or is room only OK?

There are lots of different types of vacationers all over the island in all age ranges and demographics - it is not exclusively couples or honeymooners or the like. You should meet plenty of like-minded people.

There are several AI options. Take a look at Smugglers Cove or Morgan Bay - both great family AIs with lots of restaurants, pools, bars, entertainment, daily activities, etc. Affordable resorts in the north of the island. Tours are very easy to arrange form the resorts.

If AI is not the thing, then definitely look into the Rodney Bay area. Lotso f hotel choices, long stretch of beach, over 30 restaurants and bars within a 15 minute walking radius, casino, nightclubs, shopping, etc. A great area for those who like reasonable accommodations with lots of dining and entertainment options. Tours are easy to arrange from the area. Beachfront resorts include Bay Gardens Beach Resort at the furthest end of the strip, the 2 Rex resorts (reasonable, but old resorts, they are being refreshed though). Our favorite is Coco Palm resort - it's not beachfront, but a 5 minute walk, great pool, large rooms, right in the heart of the restaurants and bars, but set back a bit so quiet - great choice.

There are other very good hotels in the area - Ginger Lily, tuxedo Villas, etc.

Rodney Bay would be my first suggestion of area and hotels to look at - the nightlife is great, the resorts are very reasonable, the dining options are endless, and the mix of people is great.

After that, take a look at the AIs. Another AI option is Coconut Bay - another great fun family resort. It is on the south end of the island right near the airport - lots of pools, restaurants, etc. It is on the Atlantic, so no watersports. Also - not much else nearby as far as dining and entertainment. You are closer to the sights of the island though - 45 minutes as opposed to 1.15-1.5 hours from the others in the north.

Enjoy - St. Lucia is a great island with lots to offer.

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2. Re: Sis & I (31,27)Looking for NON-Couples,Resort,Party & Excurs

excellent advice from reedprincess, I would add that you may want to also look at LeSport Body Holiday

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3. Re: Sis & I (31,27)Looking for NON-Couples,Resort,Party & Excurs

I would definitely recommend LeSport body holiday. Great treatments, beach and not all couples. Popular with singles as well.

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4. Re: Sis & I (31,27)Looking for NON-Couples,Resort,Party & Excurs

LeSport Body Holiday would get my vote, too.

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5. Re: Sis & I (31,27)Looking for NON-Couples,Resort,Party & Excurs

You'd probably also have a good time lyming as we'd say in St. Lucia in the Rodney Bay area where you can walk to restaurants, bars, clubs and shopping. In that case you should look at Bay Gardens Beach Resort. Other than that consider planning to be in St. Lucia in 2013 during the annual Jazz Festival when a lot is going on and everyone tourists and locals are out and about enjoying the concerts.

The outdoor concerts at Pigeon Island are great places to meet new people.

My single friends who wanted to experience St. Lucia based on my recommendation have stayed at LeSport and loved it. One girlfriend went back at least 4 or 5 times sometimes with other girlfriends of hers.

Single women generally do well in Iyanola. LOL!

Happy Planning! ;~>

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6. Re: Sis & I (31,27)Looking for NON-Couples,Resort,Party & Excurs

LeSport is one of our favorite AIs on the island, especially for pure relaxation and great food! I didn't recommend it the first post due to the OPs requests on this (and their other) thread about party places and nightlife etc. While LeSport does have some nightly entertainment - and it is quite good by AI standards - it is not remotely a more party or late night atmosphere. There are always some night owls around the piano bar - but the vast majority head to bed by around 10-11pm. Not active nightlife by any means. And - it is signifigantly more expensive than the other AIs. It is definitely one of our top 2 AI resorts (Rendezvous being our first, but it's couples only) Definitely worth checking out though.

I would triple recommend Rdney Bay again- lots of good info from LucianMermaid and myself on hotels, restaurants, etc in the area.

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7. Re: Sis & I (31,27)Looking for NON-Couples,Resort,Party & Excurs

Le Sport would be my first choice followed by Bay Gardens.

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