Noted Hotels and Resorts Take Top Spots in “World Bests” Lists

Saint Lucia (January 12, 2012) — The Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB) announces multiple accolades and awards received by the island and its hotel partners in 2011, many of which highlight the island’s romantic nature. “We are very proud of the awards and accolades and do not take them for granted. Each award and special recognition is a testament of the hard work and commitment the government and our tourism partners put into planning Saint Lucia’s marketing and creating products that offer visitors exemplary vacation experiences. We look forward to receiving more awards in 2012,” said Louis Lewis, Director of Tourism for the Saint Lucia Tourist Board.

Destination Awards:

  • The 2011 Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards Gala awarded Saint Lucia the Readers Choice Award for Best Caribbean Destination.
  • Saint Lucia was awarded the “Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination” at the 2011 World Travel Awards Caribbean & The America’s Ceremony in October, hosted in Jamaica. This is Saint Lucia’s ninth win since 2002. The event, now in its 18th year, was established for the purpose of recognizing and celebrating achievements in all areas of the world’s travel and tourism industry.
  • The 15th Annual Recommend Readers’ Choice voted Saint Lucia the “Sexiest Romance/Honeymoon Destination – Caribbean” for the seventh consecutive year.
  • Saint Lucia was ranked #7 in the Top Ten Islands in the Caribbean in the 2011 Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards.

Visitor Attractions & Tours Awards:

  • Mamiku Gardens, a series of botanical gardens surrounding the hilltop ruins of the Micoud Estate located on the East Coast of the island, was the only Caribbean garden ranked (#4) among Headwater's Top 10 Spring Gardens.
  • Island Routes Caribbean Adventure Tours, which offers tours and excursions on Saint Lucia, was named “World’s Leading Caribbean Attraction Company” at the 2011 World Travel Awards.

Noted Property Awards:

Anse Chastanet:

  • Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2011
  • Condé Nast Traveler 2011 Top 25 Caribbean Resorts
  • Travel + Leisure 2011 Top 500
  • Ranked among one of the Top 25 Caribbean Hotels by Travel + Leisure
  • Caribbean Travel & Life Readers’ Choice Awards “Resort with the Best View”
  • Fodor’s forum named Anse Chastanet “One of the Best Hotels for Views”

The BodyHoliday:

  • London Sunday Times - Travel Reader's Awards, 2011: Voted one of the top three International Spa's Worldwide
  • Spa Finder - Reader’s Choice Awards, 2011: winner Favorite Spa in the Caribbean and Top 10 Best for Water Sports
  • Condé Nast Traveler - Readers' Travel Awards, 2011: winner Best Destination Spa in the World Award
  • TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence Award, 2011: Certificate of Excellence for consistent 'excellent' ratings from members of Trip Advisor
  • Condé Nast Traveler - The Reader's Spa Awards, 2011: winner Best Spa Worldwide.
  • Trip Advisor - Traveler’s Choice Awards, 2011: Top 10 Relaxation/Spa Hotels in the Caribbean & Mexico

Coco Palm:

  • Recognized as a 2011 Fodor’s 100 Hotels selection


  • Award of Excellence from TripAdvisor 2011

East Winds Inn:

  • Ranked #6 on TripAdvisor Top 10 All-Inclusive Hotels in the World 2011
  • Virgin Holidays: World Travel Market 2011, Virgin Holidays Gold award for Best Small Hotel in The Caribbean (second time)

Jade Mountain:

  • Saint Lucia's only AAA 5 Diamond Resort property
  • Travel + Leisure 2011 Top 500
  • Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2011
  • Caribbean Travel & Life magazine awarded Jade Mountain “Resort with the Best View”
  • Readers of Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine voted Jade Mountain as the Resort with the Best View and Jade Mountain's sister property Anse Chastanet as the runner-up.
  • Healing Lifestyles and Spa magazine named Jade Mountain as having The Most Romantic Spa Treatments
  • The Knot named Jade Mountain as “Number one in Sexiest Suites in the World”

Jalousie Plantation, Sugar Beach:

  • Condé Nast Traveler, Best in the World 2011 Readers' Choice Awards, Caribbean
  • Travel + Leisure "World's Best Awards 2011" Featured in Caribbean’s World's Best Debut
  • Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2011 Readers' Selection of "Best Places to Stay in the World"
  • London Sunday Times Travel Magazine, World’s Best Hotels 2011


  • The Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa was awarded Saint Lucia’s Leading Spa Resort at the World Travel Awards Caribbean & The America’s Ceremony
  • Sandals Grande Saint Lucian Spa & Beach Resort was awarded Saint Lucia’s Leading Resort (second year) at the World Travel Awards Caribbean & The America’s Ceremony

Ti Kaye Village Resort:

  • Expedia Insiders Select for 2011