Bel Jou

St Lucia, Caribbean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Bel Jou is a boutique, adults-only hotel that offers a unique experience and great value for money. Known for their warm hospitality; Bel Jou is sure to be a comfortable and enjoyable stay for all. Surrounded by tropical scenery and magnificent views of the Caribbean Sea, this adults-only hotel provides it's guests with spacious Caribbean style rooms, designed to help you to feel immersed in the culture. Take a dip in one of the two swimming pools or take advantage of the complimentary shuttle to explore Castries City and Vigie beach. However you choose to spend your days, Bel Jou promises the perfect location to truly enjoy the vibrant island life. 

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • No Smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

Set within the hillside of Castries, offering stunning views over the Caribbean sea. Transfer time from airport: 1 hour 15 minutes. Helicopter transfers are available.

Hotel information

76 rooms. All with air-conditioning, private balcony or patio, cable TV, telephone, clock, tea and coffee supplies, kettle, iron and board, walk-in shower, hairdryer and safe. Rooms are located in the main building and offer either private balconies or patios with views of the Caribbean Sea or beautiful gardens. Garden Bungalows have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: all meals, snacks and drinks. Bottled water is not included. All activities and entertainment unless otherwise specified.

Garden View Rooms have 1 king-sized bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Partial Ocean View Rooms have 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Ocean Views Rooms offer stunning views across the Caribbean sea with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Complimentary shuttle service to the beach (5 days per week, 9:00am-4:00pm).

Several dining options on offer between the Verandah Restaurant (buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Lulu’s Cabana and a range of select dining experiences; this may vary from garden, or rooftop dining experience. Breakfast is a daily buffet at the Verandah Restaurant (a la carte breakfast served occasionally). Lunch options will vary between the Verandah and Cabana Lounge and Bar with the options of either buffet or à la carte menu. A snack menu is available from 10:00am–10:00pm. The Bar is open daily from 10:00am–11:00pm serving a range of non-alcoholic, alcoholic and cocktail beverages. Coffee shop (self service) with coffee pastries, cakes and biscuits. Afternoon Tea will be served daily at the coffee shop.

A carefully crafted entertainment program offering evening entertainment 6 nights per week, and a once weekly St. Lucia evening. Hospitality lounge. A Managers cocktail party, and a Mixology session once weekly.

2 swimming pools. Spa*. Fitness centre. Stretch classes and Pilates in the hotel gardens. Aqua aerobics. Daily activities coordinated by the entertainment staff. Complimentary shuttle to the beach and town (runs hourly 9:00am-4:00pm, 5 days per week, subject to change).

Complimentary WiFi access in public areas only. Laundry service*. Complimentary shuttle bus to Castries and Vigie Beach (7 minutes) with sunbeds provided at the beach (subject to availability). Shuttle bus to Pigeon Island* (35 minutes) and Rodney Bay* (20 minutes).

This hotel has a Tourism Accommodation Fee of $6 per person, per night (payable locally, subject to change). Children aged 12-17 will be charged US $3 per person, per night. No fee for under 12s.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: this property is in a hillside location. Due to this, there are alot of stairs and there are no lifts, therefore it is not a recommended hotel for guests with mobility issues. 

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May 20, 2024 roy s Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Was a very nice visit Pleasant staff Nice pools All area clean and tidy Great barbecue night Room nice air con also good and needed Bar all-inclusive good drinks also a drink on arriving Check in all went well and quick case's taken to room will recommend
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May 16, 2024 Alicia P plymouth

One of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. The manager has the ethos of happy staff - happy guests and his leadership shows. All staff in all departments were wonderful. Andrea, Brendan, Princess, Nicole and Jaifree are people who stood out but there are many more who work just as hard and helped make our stay memorable. Buffet food was… Read more
One of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. The manager has the ethos of happy staff - happy guests and his leadership shows. All staff in all departments were wonderful. Andrea, Brendan, Princess, Nicole and Jaifree are people who stood out but there are many more who work just as hard and helped make our stay memorable. Buffet food was varied and great quality. Food in the a la carte restaurant is not the 'fine dining' experience it promises and some dishes were quite disappointing. Carribbean night BBQ was amazing and entertainment perfect. Pools were both great. We struggled a little to always get shade and they might not have enough beds if hotel was busier. Daytime yoga, pilates, walks, aqua aerobics by Jaifree were really good and an opportunity to get moving as the hotel isn't in an area you can walk from easily. We took the shuttle to Castries and Vigie Beach which we would recommend but for info there are no umbrellas, just beds and the dappled shade of a couple of trees. Room was comfortable but needed a little tlc - third floor, ocean view (beautiful view) - we didn't like the two small doubles and would prefer one large king or even twins pushed together. Hairdryer, TV and kettle all quite old but worked. The air con was old, a bit noisy and not that efficient. Thankfully there was also a ceiling fan. Our first mattresses were really old, soft and had springs poking out. However, we only mentioned this briefly to Andrea at breakfast having not slept and looking terrible and she immediately reported this to reception and when we returned from an excursion we had new mattresses - superb customer service! The way the hotel/staff dealt with issues was exemplary - that's partly what stands it above any other hotel we've ever stayed in. Potential improvements - cabanas don't have enough shade - they need curtains that can be moved with the sun. When prepping for events the pool bar shut a bit early so we were sent to the main bar but this wasn't yet open - this happened twice and one night took 20 mins to get a drink as all staff spoken to were too busy. Might not normally have been an issue but this was always as sunset was approaching. We loved this hotel and all it's staff and would happily recommend it to anyone who likes a calmer, smaller and friendlier hotel, a little out of the way but with breathtaking views and brilliant staff and management. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome staff. Amazing food. Great customer service. Value for money.

May 15, 2024 Rebecca G Castries, St. Lucia

What an amazing experience. We were greeted by a lovely lady who made us feel so welcome. Our room was spotless and spacious. The food was amazing. But what made our anniversary special was the staff. They were friendly they went over and beyond their job role. My husband and I have never felt so so special. Special thanks to Jafree and Cyprian.… Read more
What an amazing experience. We were greeted by a lovely lady who made us feel so welcome. Our room was spotless and spacious. The food was amazing. But what made our anniversary special was the staff. They were friendly they went over and beyond their job role. My husband and I have never felt so so special. Special thanks to Jafree and Cyprian. Bel jou has made our Anniversary a memory to treasure. It is indeed special gem. We are definitely coming back to this amazing hotel. Read less
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May 13, 2024 470andyr Plymouth, United Kingdom

Just here for a week , all inclusive, adult only hotel , we have a lovely garden room near the lower pool . Food at the buffet restaurant last night and breakfast this morning was very good . All drinks included are local but the beer is good and well we come for the rum , right. Two pools , three restaurants/canteen. Friendly staff ,… Read more
Just here for a week , all inclusive, adult only hotel , we have a lovely garden room near the lower pool . Food at the buffet restaurant last night and breakfast this morning was very good . All drinks included are local but the beer is good and well we come for the rum , right. Two pools , three restaurants/canteen. Friendly staff , aircon in the room and free WiFi, happy days so far Read less
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May 13, 2024 woollee001 Ledbury, United Kingdom

On our last day at this wonderful establishment and just have to say a huge thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We couldn't fault this hotel at all and the staff were absolutely amazing. Never in all of years of travelling around the world have we come across such excellence! Lead by GM Dean the whole team is as one in delivering the Team Bel… Read more
On our last day at this wonderful establishment and just have to say a huge thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We couldn't fault this hotel at all and the staff were absolutely amazing. Never in all of years of travelling around the world have we come across such excellence! Lead by GM Dean the whole team is as one in delivering the Team Bel Jou experience. Thanks again Heather & Chris x we'll miss you folks 😢 Read less