by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 18, 2016

The Caribbean island of St. Lucia will add 700 guest rooms -- one property is reopening and two are under construction --  to its inventory in 2016. Rex Resorts has reopened the 110-room Papillon Hotel, on Reduit Beach near Rodney Bay, after completing extensive renovations to the all-inclusive resort. The property has three restaurants and a spa. 

Currently under construction is the 115-room Harbor Club on the Rodney Bay Marina; the resort will have two restaurants, lounges, a full-service spa, a gym, a recreational pool concept and 4,000 square feet of meeting space. In late 2016, the Royalton Saint Lucia near Cap Estate will open. The resort will feature 361 guest rooms, eight restaurants and six bars, a world-class spa, an on-site water park, conference space, and an exclusive 94-suite, adults-only hotel within the resort called Hideaway.

"This overdue hotel boom adds much-needed inventory to meet the demands of our key source markets," said Louis Lewis, St. Lucia's director of tourism. "Tourism growth is a priority, and Invest Saint Lucia and the newly opened Saint Lucia's Citizenship by Investment Office will continue to seek new investment and development for the island."