As travel becomes increasingly affordable and varied, travelers are looking for options that accommodate their very specific needs and expectations for a vacation. This is especially true for those planning a family holiday where the emphasis is on individual and independent travel experiences for all members of the family.
More and more travelers are looking at self catering villa holidays, which offer more features, more personal space, home style comfort and convenience. For these reasons villa holidays have become very attractive to independent travelers, couples and families.
It is difficult to find or create an ideal vacation to meet the needs of the entire family traveling together with the traditional hotel or resort, even if they offer all-inclusive packages.
Villas on the other hand are perfect for families of any size and are particularly affordable for large families. Villas come in all sizes – one bedroom & two bedroom are readily available and are the units offered by Poinsettia. Larger parties can be accommodated at Poinsettia by combining units and the entire resort of 7 villas can be booked for special occasions like weddings and group getaways. St. Lucia has several large villas that can accommodate families of 8 or more in a single villa house (see below).
This page explores the growing popularity of Caribbean villa holidays and focuses especially on the wide range of St. Lucia villas to rent. You might think that is a bit odd coming from Poinsettia Ocean View Villa Resort; why would we offer information on our competition.
The reason is simple: Poinsettia is not for everyone and we just want to make sure that guests make the right choice and above all choose our lovely island Saint Lucia.
There are many villas for rent in this island and you have a wide choice, from some of the most exclusive and exotic villas in the world down to budget self catering accommodation. There are St. Lucia villas to suit every need, taste and budget.
$600 Plus/night- Many over $1000 US per night
You will find the very best Caribbean villas that rank among the best in the world. Our top choices are:
Private Villas Estates
Mont du Cap
Private Villa Homes
La Belle Helene
A Word About Poinsettia Villas
We are not in the luxury market – our location is lovely and the accommodation is unpretentious and minimal with lots of space. Travelers who can afford more will sometimes choose Poinsettia because it is frugal, comfortable and they can Stay in Comfort and Holiday in Style.
Based on price range high seasons
Rooms start at $385 / night – one bedroom villas from $686.00 / night
Villa Beach Cottages
Poinsettia Ocean View Villa Resort
Poinsettia Ocean View Villa Resort
Less than $100 per night
We can’t recommend any villas in this category. If you have to spend less that $100 a night consider a hotel room or a B&B.
More… Coming soon. check back for upcoming updates. We will add links, info and more properties shortly. We also plan to categorize villas on other criteria like location, facilities. service and ambiance.
Villas offer many advantages over traditional hotels and apartments. Typically a villa is more spacious, more private, more open and more convenient than hotel rooms or vacation apartments.
Of special interest is the new trend of villa resort, combining hospitality service and security of a hotel resort with privacy, open space and independence of a villa vacation.
Poinsettia is the one of most affordable and best value options in this category. It is the only villa resort in the iconic location of Vigie, close to town, duty free shopping, gourmet restaurants, the Vigie beach and all island activities.
Check back soon for more information and suggestions.
We will cover Villas near the The Pitons and in other popular areas of the island with a few tips on the best places to stay based on your lifestyle and preferences. This will include Rodney Bay, Castries and Vigie Bay, Marigot Bay and other popular resort areas and hideaways.
Large Family Size Villas – For larger villas of 5 or more bedrooms
Family Holidays- Best in a Villa