I have been to St Lucia 11 times, but this was my first visit to the Royal. All I can say is wow! The suites are amazing and spacious, very contemporary with a large walk in shower, lovely lounge with sofas and flat screen TV, and the petals on the bed were a nice touch! The staff are so friendly and helpful, and as a result I will be recommending this hotel to everyone I know. Reduit Beach is great with lovely views of Pigeon Island, and just down the road is the Baywalk Shopping Mall, Casino, restaurants, and bars (I recommend Delirious). Best hotel location on the island in my opinion. We were on the island for three weeks, and stayed at the Royal for only two days, but I wish we had stayed longer.