The site of a colonial-era sugar mill dating back to 1723, the Marquis Estate continued as a working plantation on the island for centuries, growing crops like sugar cane, coconuts and bananas. And now this historic estate is poised to become the home of St Lucia’s newest five-star luxury resort. The 500-acre grounds will continue to overflow with mangoes, star fruit, orchids, jasmine and myriad other fragrant tropical flowers, while the hotel itself—part of the Harlequin Hotel and Resort Group—will feature a Gary Player Signature Golf Course, a world class spa and a marina to welcome cruising yachts.
Development is still underway—when finished, the property will boast accommodations to fit the travel style of the most discerning travelers, with marina apartments for yachters, links-adjacent condos for golf connoisseurs and ornate villas ranging from one to four bedrooms for groups of all sizes.
The Marquis Estate sits along the secluded northeast coast of St Lucia about 10 miles (15 km) from the George Charles Interisland Airport near the capital of Castries, and 40 miles (65 km) from the Hewanorra International Airport.