Bed & Breakfast at The Reef Beach Cafe & Kite + Surf on Sandy Beach in the south of St Lucia. A long natural beach with two off-shore islands within a nature & marine park. Excellent wind- and kite surfing. Swim, sunbathe, kayak, ride horses, hike, surf sea or web, and chill out. Hot cocktails and great Creole and international food. Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor 6 years running. Price listed (US$66) is for single occupancy - US$10 extra for double occupancy, including breakfast.
The Reef Beach Huts offers cheap & cheerful, simple accommodation in four rooms located within a courtyard under the sea grape trees, on the roadside of The Reef Beach Cafe & Restaurant, at Sandy Beach. From the courtyard, you are only about 30 steps from the beach, and 70 from the ocean. The rooms are secure, they measure 4x4 meters (12 x 12 ft), each room has its own shower and toilet and you can get two single beds or one double (140cm wide). There is no air-conditioning, but all rooms have electric fans. There is a kettle to make hot drinks but no fridge. There is free wireless internet which reaches into the rooms also. A single room at The Reef is US$66/night, double US$76, and that includes all tax and full breakfast on the beach (fresh fruits, tea/coffee, juice, french baguette, eggs, jam, etc).
The Reef is located at Sandy Beach in Vieux Fort, in the south of St Lucia. It is a reef-enclosed bay with steady cross-shore winds from the left. At The Reef Kite + Surf, we offer wind- and kite surfing lessons, rentals and storage packages. We also have Stand-Up Paddle Boards and sit-on top kayaks. If you bring your own kite surfing gear and stay in a Reef Beach Hut, please note that KiteEazy is obligatory.
The Reef is just a few minutes away from Hewanorra International Airport UVF).
We also run The Reef Beach Cafe & Restaurant (open 7 days per week, 8am - 10pm, Mondays until 6pm), with a nicely varied menu of Creole and international (sea)food, a range of fast foods (including home made pizza), fresh milkshakes, cappuccinos, cold beers and hot cocktails, at prices as low as we can keep them, making The Reef affordable to both locals and visitors and making it a really nice spot for non-surfing friends & family as well.
Just kick back and relax!
Accès des voyageurs
Beach, beach, beach - and sea, of course. You have your own bedroom and bathroom, and access to The Reef Beach Cafe and The Reef's wind- and kite surfing centre.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
As much or as little as you like. I pop in at The Reef every day, and of course our staff are there all day, every day, from 8am till 10pm, and they're happy to chat if you like to chat, and happy to leave you in peace if that's what you prefer.
The south of St Lucia is 'the Original Caribbean'. It is not at all a tourist trap, yet there is plenty to see and do, and also plenty scope for some good old down-time. Sandy Beach is a gorgeous bay, with the two Maria Islands just 1 km off-shore: part of the Pointe Sable Protected Area, and home to one of the rarest species of animal on the planet. There is horse back riding in the mangroves and along the beach, terrific hiking in the rain forest, and great wind- and kite surfing of course.
No smoking in the rooms, please. While there are dogs and cats around at The Reef, we do not allow pets or animals in the rooms.
The Reef was built in 1994 and has been run ever since by Cecile, Jolien and a great team of cooks, bar tenders, and wind- and kitesurfers. It is a place where St Lucians, ex-pats and visitors to the island love to meet to hang out, eat, drink, chat, play some beach volleybal and of course: surf! Our genes are a mixture from all over the world (as is the case for most St Lucians!) but we are a distinct local community with a unique Caribbean flavour. The Reef is involved in all sorts of community projects and activities, from helping to set up a children's home in Vieux Fort, to being the unofficial southern branch of the St Lucia Animal Protection Society, and being the producers of the first-ever comprehensive 'A History of St Lucia'. Never a dull moment at The Reef!