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PO Box 296 | La Pansee, Castries 89131, St. Lucia
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Bel Jou Hotel
Ranked #8 of 17 hotels in Castries
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leicester, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

Stunning views from every aspect,large comfortable rooms,very clean,good food and friendly staff make this a truly memorable holiday.Although the beach is not easily accessable by foot a frequent shuttle bus (free) makes this less of a problem.Being a single traveller I found the large independant table with Ian (saga rep)at the head,breaking the ice and keeping us all amused with... More

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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

Past reviewers have highlighted the pros and cons of this hotel; excellent rooms, food and friendly staff, but location means you can not just go for a stroll when you want (although their is a frequent free shuttle to the town and beaches). However, for those guests who arrived on 22nd November 2011 (the week after SAGA held a major... More

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High Wycombe
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

It's a long drive from the new airport, and don't put your elbow out of the taxi window. Access to the hotel is steep and narrow, and access to most rooms involves a lot of stairs (no lifts), but you are well warned before you leave home. From the restaurant and most rooms the views are excellent. There is an... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
2 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

As this was my first long haul solo holiday and my first time with SAGA, I was a bit apprehensive before I arrived. I need not have worried at all. The hotel certainly exceeded all expectations. My room was a bungalow room in the gardens. Although this meant that I didn't get the great view over Castries and the Caribbean,... More

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33 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

I am so pleased that one of my fellow holiday makers gave his review before me as he has saved me a lot of typing!! I completely agree with everything he has said. I just have a few more things to add, which relate to the SAGA holiday as a whole, not just the hotel. We took the helicopter from... More

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20 hotel reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

After an 8 hour flight, an hour getting through St. Lucia’s immigration and then a 90 minute mini bus transfer we were feeling a bit tired. On arrival at the Bel Jou we were greeted by the SAGA Rep IAN and told just to go straight through to the Cabana area by the pool and relax with a cooling drink.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

The Bel Jou is a Saga owned hotel for over 50s in St Lucia up in the hills overlooking Castries. At night especially this was a fantastic view with the lights of the town outlined around the coast below. Excursions could be booked to various beautiful locations around the island. The rooms were very comfortable and clean, the food was... More

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Wimborne UK
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

This was my first singles trip and the hotel, its glorious position; the friendly guests; happy and smiling as well as helpful staff made this the most relaxing holiday I've had. Eating the wonderful food on the verandah was idyllic and the entertainment and organised trips were a great addition to the holiday. I loved Magirot Bay, the catamaran trip... More

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Haywards Heath
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72 reviews 72 reviews
65 hotel reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

We decided to stay at the Bel Jou in early June because it was significantly cheaper than February. This is because June is the start of the rainy season but we had plenty of sunshine for most of the week and when we did get rain it was usually over quickly. And with temperatures at about 30degrees c. showers are... More

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Horstead, norwich
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

Have just spent two weeks at the Bel Jou and had a very good time. The arranged trips were excellent and the food also was very good. As a picky eater there was always something which suited me, this was a first! The trips were very well arranged and informative, Rita being an excellent guide. All the drivers made you... More

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Address: PO Box 296 | La Pansee, Castries 89131, St. Lucia
Location: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Castries Quarter > Castries
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Bel Jou Castries
Bel Jou Hotel St. Lucia/Castries

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Saga guests can now enjoy a holiday at Saga’s own hotel on the Caribbean island of St Lucia. Boasting stunning views over Castries from its setting atop a steep hill, the 4-star Bel Jou provides a tranquil, tropical retreat for today’s over 50s, free from the distractions of the more overrun resorts. With many opportunities for sightseeing and sampling island life, the hotel’s relaxed atmosphere is perfect for a leisurely holiday or a lively Caribbean experience. ... more   less 
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