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Almond Morgan Bay, St. Lucia

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Almond Morgan Bay Resort - photos

Photos courtesy of Almond Resorts.

-- This resort appears to have closed. Check the Almond Resorts website.

St. Lucia-- in the Eastern Caribbean-- is a lush island with jungle and plantations, and is best known for the much-photographed twin peaks called The Pitons. St. Lucia was ruled by the French and later by the British; many tourists visit from the UK, and driving is on the left.The Almond Morgan Bay resort is 3 miles from Castries, the capital city in the northwest, and 25 miles from Hewanorra International Airport. The drive from the airport is not far in distance, but can take a long time. The property has 228 rooms in six blocks.

Features

  • "all-inclusive" includes kayaks, snorkeling gear, windsurfers, sailboats, water skiing, banana boat rides, and reef fishing
  • JetSkis and scuba are extra
  • golf: green fees (one round per day per guest) are complimentary at St. Lucia Golf & Country Club's 18-hole course, 1.5 miles away* but there are charges for transportation to the course, cart and equipment rental, and fees and tips for caddies.
  • two pools, plus kiddie pool; kid's water slides
  • easy excursions into Castries, for shopping; you can take an inexpensive local bus
  • 4 restaurants serve breakfast, lunch, and a la carte dinners; 4 bars, too

Kids Club

  • full-service nursery with indoor and outdoor recreation; newborns to 23 months
  • Mini-club, 2 to 4 years; Kids Club, 5 to 7 years and 8 to 12 years
  • beach and pool activities; outdoor play in Mini Park; badminton, beach cricket, volleyball
  • lessons in local dance, culture and music
  • computers, video games, movie time
  • story time, nursery rhymes, junior chef, board games
  • jewelry making, puppet craft, flower art, sand art, t-shirt tie-dying
  • nursury and mini-club are open from 9 am to 5 pm (babysitters available after five, for a fee)
  • kids clubs are open daily from 9 am to 10 pm
  • Teen Centre for 13 years and over; movies, water sports, disco night

Keep in Mind:

  • the resort welcomes couples and singles as well as families
  • the drive from the airport can take an hour or more
  • don't expect crystal-clear seas; for a crystal-clear beach take an outing to Reduit Beach at Rodney Bay (-you can take an inexpensive bus there).
  • though Castries dates back to the 18th century, fire destroyed most of the historic buildings

--Check prices for Almond Morgan Bay

This brief profile is meant to introduce this resort to family vacationers; please note that the writer has not visited in person.

*Always check resort sites for updates!

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