This was our first trip to St Lucia. From the very first day Colin and his wonderful staff made us feel at home, welcoming us to their Villa Beach Family. They explained all the wonderful things we could do in St Lucia and ensured that our stay was excellent. This hotel sits right on the beach and it was great to sit on your private balcony and enjoy the ocean. Exellent swimming conditions as well. While the hotel does not have its own restaurant there is a restaurant locate right beside it. The hotel can also arrrange a local chef to catering lunch or dinner and deliver it to your suite. If you ever go the Villa Beach Cottages, I would highly recommend that you use Claudius, the resident Tour Guide and Driver. Claudius was always courteous and more importantly made me and my family feel safe whenever we went on a tour with him. I would definately recommend St Lucia and the Villa Beach Cottages to anyone with a family looking for a great vactaion.