Royal St. Lucia Resort & Spa
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Located in Gros Islet (Rodney Bay), Royal by Rex Resorts is minutes from Reduit Beach and Splash Island Water Park Saint Lucia. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Baywalk Shopping Mall and Rodney Bay Marina.
Make yourself at home in one of the 96 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with Egyptian cotton sheets. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, supervised childcare/activities, and gift shops/newsstands.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite at one of the resort’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges. A complimentary breakfast is included.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
I booked the last hotel that I could find on the island for Spring Break with my daughter through Sunwing vacations. When I arrived I was a bit hesitant to stay here as it was close to town and dark when we arrived. I am used to more upscale hotels with better amenities. I admit, I tried to change hotels but there was no availability anywhere due to Spring Break - I was stuck here.
The first night barbeque was awful and the food dreadful!!! Here is the best part, it only got better from here!!! We ended up appreciating our little piece of heaven for the next 6 nights. The staff was welcoming, kind, approachable and always helpful. The beach was wonderful and I walked it happily every early morning always feeling safe and secure in and out of the water. The beach cabanas were never overcrowded and you could always get one!!! The pool was clean and nice and again not crowded at all - something unheard of at Spring Break. Our room was cleaned twice a day, and although the shower leaked they did a fantastic job of always making everything very clean and polished. Fresh cookies/cakes every night were also appreciated.
There is a small gym with enough equipment and a few restaurants to choose from. Breakfast everyday was buffet but you could get fresh eggs and omelets made to order. I would say the beach restaurant Maui's needs to revise their menu as often they advertise items that they never actually have..case in point: The Salad with goat cheese!!! It is not available...
So, if a great clean beach, lovely swimming, ease of getting beach/pool chairs, quiet lounging with no piped in music (loved this fact), clean room and proximity to town and shops/restaurants then this is the place for you. The food could be improved but there is always something on the menu with loads of choices to eat.
All in all, we had a great time and would recommend it. We also did an 8 hr Catamaran trip that went to the volcano, waterfall, snorkelling and near the Pitons which I highly also recommend for a change of scenery. If your inclined to get seasick avoid this as it is open choppy ocean water and a couple of young people did get sick on the way there.
I hope this helps, and please enjoy your time if you go to this resort. Treat the staff well and you will be rewarded with a wonderful vacation.
If you want beach parties and loud music - this is not for you.
If you would like quite, elegant and peaceful retreat this is one to consider.
Facilities are first class. Pool and Pool Bar are a great sanctuary from the rigours of a day under the spacious straw parasols that are dedicated to the hotels guests.
Yes - you get the cruise guests are on the beach each day - but they are away from this area. The beach is about 1/2 long and great for a gentle jog in the morning.
The small village of Rodney Bay is a short walk away and is friendly and welcoming - as was every single St Lucian that we had the pleasure of meeting.
This is a fantastic Caribbean Island - certainly the best we have visited.
Highly recommended from a very satisfied couple in their early sixties :-)
Our room was great! It had a separate living room with a raised bedroom space...it had a bit of a Balinese feel to it. It was also on the ground floor so it felt like we had this huge garden with a pool. A very relaxing setting. The swim-up bar in the pool served excellent food and cocktails with very friendly and attentive staff. Breakfast was excellent and the only place in the Caribbean where I managed to get my 4 and a half minute soft boiled egg with no problem. Delicious pastries and waffles available too! The only draw back - and the reason I gave it a 3-rating and not a 4-rating is that they were erecting and repairing beach shelters constantly through our stay, sometimes hammering and drilling until quite late in the evening - up to 10 pm on one occasion and built throughout an entire Sunday. Sadly this Sunday was a horrid day noise-wise at the pool, on the beach and adding to it the building noise. Unfortunately a family with about 15 members arrived at the pool. Where 8 children basically took over and terrorised the entire pool area for the afternoon. We subsequently found out that half of them were not even staying at the hotel! We then, for obvious reasons, left the pool area and headed to the beach where there was not the best of elements hanging around....then some men on sedgeways came around and these people dispersed somewhat....in addition this beach was by far the noisiest beach I have been on in the Caribbean....a lot of loud music and non-guests sitting on the beach beds reserved for guests of the hotel only....the hotel did not regulate this at all. However, I think this was one isolated day. An all round great hotel with decent service.
I stayed with a friend over new year. Fantastic beach. Great breakfast. Views. Best thing was the friendly staff from the manager Richard Michellin to lovely Lisa Wilson who made a delicious omlette and the great team she works with. Well done
This was one of the best places I have dined. From the friendliness and service quality to the presentation, taste and quality of the food. The atmosphere only complimented the service and would recommended this place to any one to try.