by Matt Alderton | July 03, 2017
Saint Lucia already is one of the Caribbean's most luxurious destinations. It's about to become even more so, however, thanks to the addition of a new Fairmont resort, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts announced yesterday.

Located on Saint Lucia's southwestern coast, Fairmont Saint Lucia at Sunset Bay will be the island's southernmost resort. Occupying 25 acres in a natural amphitheater, it will have 120 guest rooms, 40 private residential villas, and 1,870 feet of beachfront, not to mention four restaurants and bars, a 9,000-square-foot spa, three pools, a private marina with moorings for deluxe yachts, and approximately 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space.

The resort also will offer numerous activities, including paddle surfing, mountain biking, and hiking, as well as excursions to a nearby fishing village from which the resort's restaurants will source many of their ingredients.

"We are thrilled to be announcing this exciting new resort development on Saint Lucia, a premium destination of choice in the Caribbean," said Kevin Frid, chief operating officer, North and Central America, at Fairmont parent company AccorHotels. "Fairmont's unique blend of exceptional design, location, luxury, and hospitality will ensure that Fairmont Saint Lucia at Sunset Bay is a private and exclusive oasis for this stunning island, whose natural landscapes, breathtaking views, friendly locals, and authentic culture will impress the most traveled individuals."

Fairmont Saint Lucia at Sunset Bay is scheduled to open in late 2019.