Sandals St Lucia Overwater Bungalow In The Caribbean – Worth it?

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Staying in an overwater bungalow no longer requires a 20+ hour flight to Tahiti or the Maldives! Now you can stay in St Lucia overwater bungalow at  Sandals St Lucian Grande. The overwater bungalows opened in May 2017, and we were lucky to be some of the first guests to stay in them. 

Sandals St. Lucian Grande is one of our favorite Sandals resorts, and now that there are overwater bungalows in St Lucia making it even more epic. If you are looking for the best resort in St Lucia there is no better place than to stay at Sandals St Lucia overwater bungalow room. 

They are super popular and book out far in advance. Make sure to book online in advance, they will sell out fast!

Here is everything you need to know about staying in an overwater bungalow in St Lucia at Sandals St. Lucian Grande. 

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Are there overwater bungalows in St Lucia?

YES! If you are wanting to stay in an overwater bungalow in St Lucia you’ll have to stay at Sandals St. Lucian Grande, which is the only resort with overwater bungalows in St Lucia. 

Where are Sandals Resorts with overwater bungalows?

Sandals Resorts is not new to overwater bungalows, they now have three resorts that have this style of accommodations. One of which is St Lucian Grande and then there are two Sandals Jamaica overwater bungalow properties, we’ve been to both of these properties too. 

Make sure to read our Sandals Overwater Bungalow article, which covers all three properties. We’ve been to them all so we can speak from first-hand experience. 

Are overwater bungalows worth it?

Yes! For most people, staying in an overwater bungalow is a bucket list trip and Sandals St. Lucian Grande will not disappoint. Sandals runs several big sales a year, click here for current specials and rates to make sure you get the best price. 

How much are Sandals over the water villas?

Not going to lie, it isn’t cheap. However, there are many ways to ensure you get the most for your money and don’t skimp on the experience. Make sure to book directly on Sandals website and watch the sales, click here to check current sales. Compare package prices with and without airfare. We found that sometimes it is cheaper to book your airfare through Sandals. Apparently, they get different prices than you and I can get due to the volume of flights they book. No matter what you should check the price of flights if you book flights on your own. 

A big way to save a ton of money is to stay in different rooms categories. If you can afford it heck spend a whole week in the overwater bungalows but for most people, three nights would suffice. Consider staying in one of the cheaper Sandals St. Lucian Grande rooms and then splurging on St. Lucia overwater bungalows for a few nights. That way you get to try it out and see what is all about! 

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Overwater Bungalow Rooms Glass Floor

Inside the overwater bungalow rooms, the main attraction is the HUGE glass floor looking down to the ocean. At night turn on the “fish light” to watch the fish swim by all night long. In the morning have the butler bring you breakfast in bed with a unique view.

 

Outdoor Bathtub & Shower

Rinse off the saltwater in the outdoor shower or soak in the huge outdoor bathtub. We highly recommend relaxing in the tub with a glass of wine looking at the stars and hearing the ocean waves.

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Hammocks Over the Ocean

The perfect place for an afternoon nap is on the hammock on the deck above the ocean.

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St Lucia Overwater Bungalows Butler Service

Each Sandals Resort overwater bungalow comes with a personal butler. You’ll be provided with a smartphone so your butler is always just a phone call away. If you prefer to text make sure to tell your butlers on the first day, otherwise they will call you when they haven’t heard from you after a few hours. 

The butlers at Sandals Resorts are amazing and make your stay extra special. The Sandal’s butlers will do just about anything, our butler unpacked us, ironed our clothes, made our dinner reservations, escorted us to dinner, brought us room service, and even blew up my 8-foot unicorn float.

Before you check-in Sandals will send you some paperwork where you can indicate your favorite drinks and any other special request the butler should know. Make sure to let them know what you’d like stocked in teh room, or do you want them to deliver pizza every day at 2 pm or cookies on your bed at 10 pm. I am serious, just ask!

A butler dressed in black riding a bike at Sandals Resorts Barbados location

Room Service

Rooms service at Sandals is available in several room categories but the overwater bungalow rooms have a special 5-star menu. Have you ever seen filet mignon & tiger prawns on a room service menu? You’ll have that and more on the menu. If there is something you’d like that isn’t on the menu or you want something from one of the restaurants just ask, the butlers will go out of their way to make it happen. 

Top shelf liquor

Inside each Sandals overwater bungalow is a minibar area with top-shelf liquor including Grey Goose, Hendricks, Appleton 12 year, and of course the butler can bring you anything you’d like to drink. 

Wifi that works in the room

We’ve stayed in overwater villas before where the resort’s wifi didn’t reach our room. Our wifi was going strong the entire stay, we were even able to do a Facebook live tour.

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Gorgeous White Sand Beach

Sandals St Lucian Grande has a gorgeous white sand beach that is just steps away from the overwater bungalows.


Sandals St Lucian Grande

It will be hard to leave the overwater bungalow suites, but make sure to check out the great swim-up bar and pools. You could easily have room service delivered for every meal but there are some amazing restaurants to check.

Our favorite restaurants at Sandals St. Lucian Grande were Gordan’s on the dock has a great surf & turf, Soy has amazing sushi, and the Jerk Shack is a must (get extra volcano sauce).

There are three Sandals properties with overwater bungalows in the Caribbean: Sandals St. Lucian Grande, Jamaica Sandals Royal Caribbean, and Sandals Royal Caribbean (Montego Bay, Jamaica) which would be great for a honeymoon in Jamaica.

In case St. Lucia overwater bungalows are sold out, check to see if there are any Jamaica overwater bungalows open. No matter which property you end up you’ll have an amazing time.


Sandals St. Lucian Grande Map

Sandals Grande St. Lucian Map

Quick Facts about Sandals Grande St. Lucian

  • 12 restaurants – our favorite is Bombay 
  • 7 bars  – our favorite is Latitudes overwater bar
  • 5 pools
  • 311 rooms
  • Resort size: 50 acres
  • Free shuttles & exchange privileges at the 2 other Saint Lucia Sandals 
  • Free golfing & shuttles to 2 nearby golf courses
  • Free Diving for certified divers
  • Select watersports included

What is included when staying in the overwater bungalows at Sandals St. Lucian Grande

Guests staying in the overwater bungalows at St. Lucian Grande get the following services:

  • Private luxury airport transfer 
  • Personal Butlers 24 hours a day – Have them unpack your suitcase to get your vacation started and have them pack it back up when it is time to leave. 
  • 24-hours room service off the Butler Elite menu (more options but feel free to ask your butler for anything, don’t stick to the menu only they will most likely make anything possible)
  • Smartphone so you can call or text your butler whenever you need something

All Sandals Resorts are all-inclusive properties that include unlimited premium liquors, 5-star Global Gourmet dining, stocked bars in rooms, unlimited wine, all meals & snacks included,  unlimited diving, green fees at select resorts with golf courses, watersports including use of Hobie Cats/paddleboards/kayaks/etc., exchange privileges between other Sandals & Beaches resorts, and more. Read the complete list of what is included for all guests


Features all Sandals Overwater Bungalows have in the room 

We have stayed in all three overwater bungalow Sandals properties, and they all are almost identical inside as far as furnishing from the art on the wall to the chairs. You can expect the following features in all overwater bungalows at Sandals. 

  • Glass floor at the foot of the bed – make sure to find the light switch in your room so you can watch the fish swim by at night
  • Outdoor Tranquility soaking tub
  • Overwater hammock
  • Outdoor shower
  • Outdoor patio with loungers 
  • Outdoor table & chairs – we suggest asking your butler to set up breakfast or lunch here 
  • King size bed
  • Walk-in shower
  • Stocked mini-bar with high-end liquor – Full bottles of Hendriks, Wine, etc. if you like specific alcohol make sure to ask your butler they will have it in your room. 
  • Sandals tote (perfect for a beach bag) and towel set for you to keep and bring home. I love these towels, they are huge so make sure to save room in your luggage. 

Have you stayed in at Sandals St Lucian Grade overwater bungalows?

We’d love to hear from you, did you think it was worth staying in a St Lucia overwater bungalow? Leave a comment below!

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**Thanks to Sandals for inviting us to check out the rooms before opening in May 2017. As always all opinions are our own. *

 

10 thoughts on “Sandals St Lucia Overwater Bungalow In The Caribbean – Worth it?”

  1. We viewed your video at least 20 times between you posting it and our recent trip here to these bungalows 2/25-3/7. THANK YOU for such a great informative video that helped us know what to expect and helped the ten months of waiting go by! New upgrade: they now have those floating rings outside each bungalow so you can now relax on the water. And if I’m saying 20, it was probably closer to 50 😉

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    • Awesome, that’s great to hear! We hope the rest of the months go by quick, or maybe you already went, if so let us know how it was! The floating rings sound like fun, we are due to get back there one of these days!

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  2. These are very gorgeous rooms. It is sad that they are too expensive to book. The regular Joe couple with children and responsibility can not afford to pay $1,500 per night per person, on average thats at least $3,000 a night, even for a short 3 day get away Its nuts. There’s not even a chance for lower pricing for members who visit annually multiple times a year, what a shame!. All in all its still a pleasure to look at.

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    • Yes, the rooms are gorgeous but they do come with a price tag that isn’t in everyone’s budget. They sell out so there really isn’t a reason/advantage for Sandals to lower the price. There are cheaper overwater bungalows in other parts of the world, we’ve stayed at some in the Maldives for $250 a night.

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  3. I’ve stayed at a couple different Sandals before and I was really impressed with the quality of everything, which isn’t always the case with an all-inclusive. But Sandals does it right.

    I love the over water bungalows and the Caribbean is one of my favorite regions of the world. So now I’m dying to visit!

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  4. I would like to know the price for a week from Toronto or if you can from Timmins, Ontario the last week March 2018.

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