Village Inn & Spa at Rodney Bay
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... the one close on our stern dived under our boat and came up again on the other side these animals were about 25 – 30 feet long. I had heard of boats having there rudder taken out by whales, but my concerns were not justified as they were playing and never touched our boat. The pair stayed with us for nearly an hour before moving on.
A few days out from St Lucia I received an email from Kathie about a yacht that had been attacked by pirates in the ...
... high into the mountains in order to see spectacular views of the north side of St Lucia. Hydrea (Hydi) and Derek were our tour guide and driver today. The road we were on was extremely narrow and winding, but Derek was a great driver as he maneuvered our bus through the steep climbs. Hydi was quite a character keeping us laughing while giving us the high points of their culture. We enjoyed panoramic views of the harbor and city, stopping at the ...
... steel drum welcome, and are given a massive bottle of carribean rum which apparently we have to drink straight from the bottle ....so we do ...
Several days of partying ensues - the rum is so good you can drink it straight ....lots of stories about other boats trials and tribulations at sea - by comparison we had a dream crossing!
We came 8th out of 16 catamarans, and what looks like 110 out of 220, without motoring time used, so likely we were in the 90's as we hardly used our motor!
... 2 each cruise) you get to have free drinks every night before dinner with other “elite” passengers (which explains why it’s not as lively before dinner as it was on the Dawn Princess.
Cabins visited were 9197 (Family Ocean View Stateroom Veranda-corner unit), 8168 (Family Ocean View Stateroom Veranda-regular), 8150 (Concierge class –regular balcony), 8046 (Concierge class –larger balcony), 2076 (inside stateroom – ...
... to our cabins for a little R&R before dinner. At dinner that night Shali tried out some escargot for the first time - looked like mushrooms, tasted a bit like them too. The fact that they were swimming in garlic and butter made the entire dish pretty amazing! Washed down with a nice bottle of Oyster Bay sav from good old NZ, we had a little mosey round the ship, boogied for a while at the club and then headed back for a nice sleep. Great dreams that night!
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews Village Inn & Spa at Rodney Bay Gros Islet
We moved here after 7 days at Ti Kaye and boy was it a shock. The entrance, lobby and pool area look and are very nice but when you get up to the room it is a different story.
We just got back last night from St. Lucia. We were there for a week on a trip booked through Tradewind Tours. The hotel is very nice for budget accomodations. The rooms were a great size, though the shower was a tad small.
The Village Inn and Spa is in a great location. While the beach a minute's walk away is not the best beach I've ever seen, it's certainly not awful. It's definitely big and, thus, not very crowded. Besides, the hotel's pool is a fun diversion because of its unique design and is very convenient to any guest room. The breaksfast (included) is hearty and of good quality. The staff is very friendly and accomodating.
Great stay! won't dissapoint
We stayed at the Village Inn and Spa because of a dissapointing arrival at another hotel ( REX PAPILLON). We were so happy to stay at a very clean, newly renovated, and friedly hotel. The pool and jacuzzi were great. We were footsteps from the beach. The rodney bay area is very open and public. So even if you stayed at a hotel on the beach you will still have locals and other hotel goers around you. This area was great compared to others because you could walk around and there were hotels and bars in close walking distance. We loved our stay at the Village Inn and Spa, we woudl return there if we returned to St. Lucia.
This hotel was wonderful! Given the economical price, I was concerned about what I would arrive to, but in the end it was better than I had expected. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful with any of my travel needs. My room was very comfortable and had a beautiful view of the inside court and pool, which had flowers draping down the balcony's. The maid staff was also terrific!
The Rainbow is a very reasonably priced hotel. The all-inclusive package is wonderful and cheap enough to eat out if the meals get boring. There are breakfast and lunch buffets and dinner alternates between buffet and menu nights. The wine is good and the drinks keep flowing. It is an easy walk across the road to a beautiful beach where chairs can be rented for $5 per day (you must negotiate price!). Rooms are large and have a veranda with French doors overlooking a beautiful pool. It is walking distance to restaurants, bars and shopping. I'll definitely stay there again!
The Rainbow hotel was fabulous. Friendly staff, nice rooms with verandas, close to beach. Restaurants, bars and shops are within walking distance. The location is the best! Cheryl at the tours desk is very knowlegable and helpful and will set you up to see the island. We'll definitely go back to beautiful St Lucia and will stay at the Rainbow.
A great hotel in a great location. Just got back from a week at the Rainbow in St Lucia, the hotel is in a perfect location just across the road from the beach and a close walk to some great restaurants. The breakfast buffet is good and don't miss the happy hour at the pool bar, the cocktails are just what you need after a hot day on the beach and the waiters really friendly and a good laugh to chat to. Check out the all-day-happy-hour bar next door, a local haunt with 2-4-1 drinks all day (and night).
We have just returned from our trip to the Rainbow Hotel and it was a wonderful experience! This was our third time to St Lucia but our first time to the Rainbow. We cannot say enough good things about this place!
Stayed at Rainbow through an Air Jamaica package in January 2000. We had a ground floor room with 2 queen beds across from the pool, a stone's throw from the bar. I wouldn't recommend the location because of noise, but had no problems with the hotel otherwise. Had a plumbing problem that was fixed promptly. The ability to change money at the front desk was very convenient.Had only one dinner at the hotel's restaurant. Didn't like the food and thought it was overpriced. Maybe the food's better now.We ate a lot at the restaurant next door that sat near the water. Ate many breakfasts there. Ate a lot of dinners at the Chinese restaurant down the street -- it was a bit pricey though. Rainbow is well-located in the Rodney Bay area. Grocery stores, restaurants, banks are all very accessible so that's one thing in its favor. Loved the bakery at the mall. The KFC was good for snacking.All in all, on another visit to St Lucia we'd certainly consider staying at Rainbow again.