We had a wonderful 2 weeks at the Bel Jou. The view from our balcony was just stunning, We overlook the garden and we can see the lights of Castries twinkling at night. On a good day you can see Martinique too.
The rooms were large with 2 yes 2 king size beds. The air con was a godsend for a good nghts sleep as it was so hot. After a day out the room quickly cooled down to make everything much more comfortable. The housekeeping staff did a great job keeping everything spotless.
The food was excellent with plenty of choice that it would have been hard to be in a situation that there was nothing you liked. The vegetables were outstanding, so well cooked with just a hint of crunch. The first holiday we have come back from not craving some veg, The chef was just so funny especially when doing the cookery demonstations. However his comment about fat melting was not confirmed by my trousers at the end of the 2 weeks. All the restaurant staff were very helpful and always had a smile and a cheery greeting.
The Saga rep Henry can be likened to the Phantom of the Opera - he was everywhere keeping the guests happy and entertained. Even on his day off he was round and about the hotel still happy to help.
My first impression of the pool was that it was small. Having said that there were never more than 6 people in the pool at any one time and there were plenty of loungers and unbrellas and even more in the garden area. The only real disadvantage is that there is not really anywhere to walk as the roads are narrow there is no pavement.
This was our first Saga holiday and it will definitely not be our last.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Bel Jou Castries
- Bel Jou Hotel St. Lucia/Castries