Having visited St Lucia previously and stayed "All-Inclusive", I was looking to stay somewhere that would give me the opportunity to do things more independently and experience more local colour.
Apartments Espoir was the perfect place. I had a studio apartment which was bright and spacious, plus it had a beautiful view, which I am sure most hotels would charge extra for.
The owner, Keith, was hospitable and helpful.
The apartments are between Windjamer and East Winds Inn and you can walk along the beach to both. You reach the apartments up a small road that turns into a dirt track. I would recommend you hire a vehicle (4x4). You could walk to the main road although I didn't do this.
The address is Gros Islet, although the apartments are actually only about 10 minutes north of Castries.
Biting insects were a problem, although I think that's inevitable. The apartments hade both mosquito nets and aircon, but clearly I was just too tasty!
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking