Take a look at the best value hotels in Gros Islet.
The couple-owned Bay Guesthouse is a waterfront value property in the less touristy area of Gros Islet. There are only four modest rooms -- including a spacious two-bedroom apartment on the top floor -- and all come with private bathrooms and air-conditioning. Aside from the rooms, the only other features are a book exchange and lawn area with pretty sea views, a few hammocks, and loungers. However, guests are within walking distance to great beaches and local dining and bar spots. Travelers willing to pay more for additional amenities may prefer the Coco Palm Resort, which has a large freeform pool, two restaurants, and live music, but it's not along the ocean.
This family-friendly, 72-room mid-range hotel on St. Lucia's northwestern coast is a five-minute walk from Reduit Beach -- a popular hub for tourists. Though the hotel shows its age, rooms have been updated with newer furnishings and flat-screen TVs (however tile floors and bathrooms could use replacing). The spacious courtyard doesn't have much of a view but offers a nice pool, outdoor dining, and tennis; there's also a breakfast buffet (included in many packages), fitness center, and free Wi-Fi. Nearby is bustling Rodney Bay for shopping, bars, and restaurants. Those seeking a more romantic experience may want to consider Crystals Hotel overlooking the breathtaking Pitons.
Palm Haven Hotel is a plain, two-and-a-half-pearl property located in Rodney Bay. The hotel’s 35 rooms are bland and dated, although all have convenient mini-fridges and free Wi-Fi. Amenities include an outdoor pool, two meeting rooms, and a restaurant, however most common areas are crying out for a refresh. Low rates are the most compelling reason to stay here -- but even then, rates at Ginger Lily Hotel are often comparable and, unlike Palm Haven, Ginger Lily is right across from the beach.
St. Lucian by Rex was one of the first major resort hotels to open on St. Lucia, unfortunately, it has not kept up with the times and is now in need of renovation. Despite its imperfectly polished image, the resort holds a prime beachfront location, an adequate pool area and beachfront restaurant, and all-inclusive rates that are half of what other nearby all-inclusive resorts (such as Sandals) charge.