I recently moved to a new state and I decided to go on vacation and meet one of my best friends in St. Lucia. We we're originally booked at the St. Lucian by Rex Resorts but due to construction we were upgraded to The Royal by Rex Resorts. We were greeted with a beautiful, delicious, and ice cold rum punch along with a cold towel for our faces after a long day of travel. We were then escorted to our room that at first glance seemed great but as soon as we walked into the room we saw a large roach and immediately we asked for a different room. Originally the manager was hesitant to give us a new room which caused huge frustration but eventually we were given a new room. The suite was newly renovated and simply gorgeous the bathroom, bedroom and living room were the perfect accommodations for a week in paradise. The entire staff was great , they were willing to go above and beyond the expectations to meet every need that we had. The spa was one of my favorite places on the resort. I received one of the best massages that I have ever received in any spa, by a masseuse named Spencer. Trust me if you want a great massage please go see Spencer you definitely won't regret it. He made our experience at the spa an event to remember. Another staff member that was delightful the entire week was the bartender Kevin, he mixed great drinks, introduced us to new drinks and also informed us of local events that we might be interested in. The meals were delicious and made to order at designated times of the day. As an all-inclusive guest I would have preferred to have the option to eat buffet style at any time of the day and not at certain times. I wanted the freedom to explore the island whenever I wanted to and not build my excursions around certain meal times. We booked an excursion day with the travel company stationed at the hotel and for $130 US dollars we were able to participate in land and water activities for an entire day. The resort also recommended local attractions that were great places for tourist to explore.The location was ideal for any traveler interested in the night life, cultural activities, and the beach life. Before I booked the trip the reviews were not aligned to the experience that I had. All and all I was presently surprised by the great accommodations the welcoming staff, ice cold drinks, delicious food and the beautiful island of St. Lucia.