Sandals opening fourth Saint Lucia resort

Nationnews:-PROMISING A LEVEL of unprecedented luxury never before seen on the island of St Lucia, Sandals Resorts International has announced its plan to add a fourth resort to its award-winning list of properties on the Eastern Caribbean island.

The Sandals brand has enjoyed tremendous success in St Lucia since 1993 when it made its first foray there and the newest resort, to be named Sandals LaSource St Lucia, will by all indications be a game changer.

Groundbreaking for the new resort which will be nestled on 19 acres of land next to the existing Sandals Grande St Lucian Resort is set to begin in spring 2017.

With the addition of this new resort, guests in St Lucia will now have the option of ‘Staying-at-One, Playing-at-Four’.

Building on the concept of unparalleled luxury and innovation which has come to be synonymous with Sandals LaSource Grenada and indeed with the Sandals of the future, Sandals LaSource St Lucia will boast an exotic infinity-edge sky pool bar offering picturesque views of the island’s beautiful north coast, 350 rooms and suites inclusive of the exotic SkyPool Butler Suites and all-butler signature swim-up Rondoval Suites, a first in the chain.

The new resort will also feature an electrifying entertainment package to include a main stage with a 20’ high LED screen and a mobile DJ party scene.

We pride ourselves on continuously raising the bar and Sandals LaSource St Lucia will completely re-energise the tourism market in St Lucia,” promised Sandals chairman, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart.

“Since we first opened Sandals Regency La Toc in 1993 we have consistently invested millions of dollars to re-imagine our offerings to ensure our resorts and the St Lucian destination is among the best in the world and thereby boosting the local economy.”

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  1. Paulina M
    December 26, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    St. Lucians wake up!!! Wake (Words deleted) up. We are being made slaves once again. How can we allow this? Where is our say? Who’s our intercessor?

    1. Anonymous
      December 26, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      Shut up idot

      1. Movay
        December 26, 2016 at 10:33 pm

        Well said.

    2. JnPierre
      December 29, 2016 at 10:38 am

      Slaves don ‘t get paid you idiot.

  2. Anonymous
    December 26, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    that hardly surprises me. did not take long after the victory. jobs jobs jobs… thats what st lucians wanted. meanwhile we lose our island piece by piece…

  3. Disgusted
    December 26, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    It’s that all we are worth. We don’t have a say in our country anymore. How can you monopolize the beaches to foreigners again. What’s there for us Lucian. Allen open your eyes. Don’t let that happen to us again. But then again the deal is done.

    1. Anonymous
      December 27, 2016 at 3:33 am

      Shut your bodah

    2. Anon1
      December 27, 2016 at 11:28 am

      His eyes are very widely opened!

      Is Lucians who need to open their eyes .

    3. JnPierre
      December 29, 2016 at 10:40 am

      I really think we should run all those hotels in truth yes! Let everyone go beach everyday – and make foreign exchange from sand! That’s how you would like things no? Good plan, every day I hungry I will go take a sea bath.

  4. disgusted wit complainers
    December 26, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Can you disclose who you are, and tell us, saint lucian, what investment you are proposing to provide to st lucia?

    1. Dacobs
      December 30, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      speak for yourself and yourself alone. yours it seems is investment at any cost. some of us beg to disagree.

  5. sweetness
    December 26, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Good job Allen that’s why Lucians voted for you. Well done Burch Stewart the rich will always be rich. Good Darn Good for the poor.

    1. Ben
      December 26, 2016 at 6:10 pm

      Butch not Burch

  6. sweetness
    December 26, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Burch you should propose to Allen to clean up the cemetry by the airport and build more hotels. Good for Saint Lucians (these (REMOVED BY ST LUCIA TIMES))

  7. Ben
    December 26, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    The man’s name is Butch not Burch. Smh.

  8. Im prepared for a revolution
    December 26, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Blame whoever sold them the land years ago, they own the land so if they want to build on it who can stop them? You know how many times sandals threatened kenny to pull out of st lucia if he didnt get his way, this thing wasnt just thought up in the last 6 months, so dont make it political, make it governmental, if u want things changed lets go they way of the cubans and take our lands back from the foreigners run them out, but are we prepared to really live on our own no foreign investments, he that dont want the white man’s money cast the first stone…….

    1. Anonymous
      December 27, 2016 at 7:47 am

      This is deep …. I don’t understand y we are complaining wen all beaches are jus there I ain’t seeing one lucian building anything to help in employing their fellows islanders .. Do I guess some of urll jus need to (Expression removed) and try to get a job

  9. Anonymous
    December 26, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Where are st lucians going to bathe on the rocks on the other side.

  10. Sad-But-True
    December 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Butch Stewart along with the DSH aka Chinese, did help to finance the UWP campaign to victory on June 6th 2016. So, deals have to be honoured at all cost.
    And we are once again!
    May God deliver us from the Evil boy, Chastanet.

    1. Anonymous
      December 26, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      You a sorry (Word deleted). What are you proposing. You as broke (Word deleted) like me. Can you provide jobs for Saint Lucians. Kenny like all those before him sold the (Words deleted) place to foreigners

      1. Sad-But-True
        December 27, 2016 at 7:36 pm

        Relax old Geezer! No need to defend your white man, without understanding the implications of such ad-hoc deals by your white Man. Perhaps we can create jobs that will last for ourselves.
        I see you love being a servant, getting the scraps and can barely feed yourselves.
        You think Allen the Devil, playing.
        Tings eh even start!

    2. JnPierre
      December 29, 2016 at 10:43 am

      What is your tag again? Sad-But-SLP?

    3. Anonymous
      December 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm

      if what you say is true i believe you but could you enlightened us as to who financed the labour party campaign waiting to hear from you sad but true

  11. Sad-But-True
    December 26, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    And here we are once again

  12. Anonymous
    December 26, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    not surprising

  13. Anonymous
    December 26, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Welcome to St.Butch

  14. Tired of complainers
    December 26, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    I dont understand some of you st lucians we need work in our country these ppl that are working at sandals are not complaining at the end of the month their moneies are in the bank this is an opportunity for more of us to have money to send our children to school and put food on our tables stop complaining

    1. Merce
      December 26, 2016 at 10:37 pm

      What government building for them to get work?
      Some people need to stop thinking so narrowly.

  15. 758
    December 26, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Sandals model is all inclusive… so Butch put the next complex in Anse la Ray, Canaries, Choiseul, Laborie. Every damn ting in the (Word deleted) North!!!

  16. Anonymous
    December 26, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Hey sure, let sandals take over pigeon island

  17. Anonymous
    December 26, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Bye bye old pigeon point beach. I will miss you! I remember the aqua action days…..

    1. Anon1
      December 30, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      All beaches are PUBLIC in St Lucia.

  18. Anonymous
    December 26, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    I was in St Lucia in April I was at the beach there’s still beaches in St Lucia. stop complaining people. I see jobs for our young men and women

  19. Anonymous
    December 26, 2016 at 8:51 pm


  20. anonymous
    December 26, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    It’s so sad! What will we have left for our future generation.? Lord put a hand!

  21. Anonymous
    December 26, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Listen we need the job there are so many young people in the country who need a job but what hapen is when the job come those who are in charge the black people fighting against the people and pay them nothing when they work so hard for the money and the goverment not helping them to get what they deserve . sandals have to pay the people more money. And dont let them come and use us in our own country .lucian speak up dont be afraid of them as long as you dint disrepect them

  22. Anonymous
    December 26, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    We should not be afraid of no boss the only man you have to be humbly to is God who own everything on earth they may be rich and have more than you but that those not mean they better off than you ok

  23. 666
    December 26, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    The Butch is getting too powerful!

  24. pan socar
    December 26, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    well well well Butch or Burch he has Bulled us good and proper so Lucians is in the river we will have to take our families to bath but say one he might buy lands on the river edge and build hotels there too

    Lucians how you all so coward you for get how we use to carry our Ban che bye the beach at night and dispose of it well we can do that early in the morn on those beaches there a many ways to skin that Butch

    1. JnPierre
      December 29, 2016 at 10:46 am

      Why jackasses like you dont talk about the 3000 room monster Royalton putting down in Cap Estate that will truly frig up the place! Educate yourself instead of taking rubbish. Go see what Royalton doing. Not a word from anyone. That is all-inclusive too, and that one hotel bigger than all three or four Sandals will put!

  25. Anonymous
    December 26, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Why is my comment not being posted

  26. Anonymous
    December 26, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    I see jobs for men and women who want to work so stop complaining people let’s make the best of it. There’s still beaches in St Lucia people come on .

  27. Anonymous
    December 27, 2016 at 12:48 am

    I don’t care…. God is coming pretty soon ……let’s see who’s in charge….

  28. Regret
    December 27, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Sandals exploits poor people, uses trainees for every three months, send them home on break ibstead of giving them permanent employment,that racist cherishes our island paradise, hence his efforts to own most of it…we have a gem that’s being sold to the highest bidder…we voted for change not a shake up and a bomb shell…you’ll didn’t know captain couldn’t steer ship…I voted uwp …regrets

    1. JnPierre
      December 30, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Sandals trained 10,000 young people over the past few years, You expect them to hire all? At least they have given them a skill set – FREE OF CHARGE! So stop talking rubbish.

  29. Anonymous
    December 27, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Now all of our eggs will be in the Sandals tourism basket. When the new resort is built will Sandals pay farmers promptly for their fresh produce?

  30. Anonymous
    December 27, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Sad but true. Remember I said at elections time. Butch steward sponsored the uwp government. Good u sleeping stupid lucians. They have to take all ur beaches and then ur’ll private land . Leave the black slaves once more destitute.

    1. Stanley
      December 27, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Wasn’t it Kenny that sold the lands at pigeon point to Sandals.

      The only problem me as a St.Lucian have is that of the all-inclusive concept~ this is not Jamaica. We don’t need to attract tourists by introducing all inclusiveness to protect tourists from getting rob & harrast which is the norm in Jamaica.

  31. Anonymous
    December 27, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Where are the concern citizens that made so much noise to save Trouya beach?.

  32. Anonymous
    December 27, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    It’s ironic that some of us always complain about the white man coming to invest on our land, because the white devil will take us to hell in a hand basket by creating employment for us right here at home. However, given the opportunity to migrate to the white man cold country most of you who so hate the white man would be the first to line up to get there… tell what do you idiots really want for St

  33. Anonymous
    December 27, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    No No No
    What really do we St. Lucians want i really dont get it ,we complain about every bit of development that is proposed for this island .yet we want jobs for our youth how do we get these jobs
    how many lucians are investing in this land take a look at the Rodney bay strip how many lucians have business there. we are just consumers yet when we have proposalls from foreign investors we complain
    is these complains genuine or just political decent all in the name of party
    it seems that we lucians have more love for the party we support than St.Lucia the land of our birth and its people
    SAD BUT TRUE it seems that you have a Gros Pwel with the loss of the labour party at the polls its seems you have lost your world hope its not a case of no more contracts to bleed the country

  34. Invest in the People
    December 27, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Like seriously another Sandals am all in for investing in the country but how far will the investment go, most if not all top jobs go to foreigners as always the locals get the minimal low paid work and are treated like (Word deleted) working all sorts of ridiculous shifts. Also the resources are they buying from local farmers are they investing in local farms instead of importing, are they providing young people with training or apprenticeship opportunities?

  35. Anonymous
    December 27, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Please St. Lucians, dont be fooled by the old ‘jobs and opportunities’ line. Protect what you have, your glorious island and don’t sell to the highest bidder. No job is worth losing your integrity and the freedom to use your own beaches. Don’t throw away your souls to corporate greed. Protect and preserve what you have before it’s too late.

  36. Sad-But-True
    December 27, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Let Evil Chastanet, destroy everything good in this island. Later, you shall regret.
    The white man eh care. He is not a Saint Lucian just birth. He French, born in Martinique. Bet you, he is garbage in his own country. But you embrace him based upon his lies.
    Sla.ves, love their Masters.

  37. Sad-But-True
    December 27, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Let Evil Chastanet, destroy everything good in this island. Later, you shall regret.
    The white man eh care. He is not a Saint Lucian by birth. He is a white French man, born in Martinique. Bet you, he is garbage in his own country. But you embrace him based on his lies.
    Sla.ves, love their Masters.

  38. Anonymous
    December 28, 2016 at 6:36 am

    wahhh so next year no mercury beach 🙁

    1. afan
      December 28, 2016 at 8:03 am

      Maybe mercury beach can happen somewhere else on island? Is not our fault that 2verybody run and stay up north but there are other beaches on island……besides we will still have access to the beach but maybe not with your vehicles, its the price of development i guesss

  39. Anonymous
    December 28, 2016 at 8:44 am

    I’m concerned about the people with the food huts on the beach. Will this affect them and how?

  40. Eagles Eye
    December 28, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    You St. Lucians Don’t know what you all want. It’s SAD but TRUE

  41. Pissed
    December 29, 2016 at 4:38 am

    You all need to shut(Words deleted) up. If you don’t have something positive to say please keep your mouth shut. You’ll complain to damn much. More jobs are being developed and all you’ll do is complain about stupid beaches. Why stay underdeveloped, why not try to be developed like the other Caribbean islands. When there are no jobs you’ll complain, now that jobs a being put into place you’ll still complain. Job blaming everything on the PM. Just shut (Words deleted) up.😠😠😠😠😠😠😠

  42. Anon1
    December 29, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Can anyone tell me where I could find a Sandals (StLucia) Employee Satisfaction Survey!

    It’s not that we don’t want investment and more jobs for St Lucians.

    What we don’t want is our land and rights being sold to FOREIGN investors.

    Our employment laws need to change as well.

    Think of this scenario Sandals builds 10 more new resorts in St Lucia. They then create a MONOPOLY within the Hotel Industry on island. Now that’s beside them being ALLOWED to purchase OUR land.

    We can certainly have foreign investment without selling all our land whereby our children and gran children won’t be able to buy a piece of land for themselves to start a family.

    NO FOREIGN Investor should be allowed to PURCHASE land they should be given LEASE options – and start the lease period at 50 years and not 99 years.

    Watch the catch 22 situation – the people need jobs, the politicians want to get in power. Politicians negotiate (negotiate isn’t the correct word – BOW) with investors and a new hotel gets built.

    People are happy because the hear new hotel coming. We LUCIANS ask NO QUESTIONS of our politicians about deals they’re making. Politician gets re-elected and back into office. Win Win situation right!

    NO the government never negotiated with investors the GOV bowed to the investors demands so that they hotel can go through.

    Not realising that the Government sold our land for $0.50c acre for 100 acres. Also the Government exempted the investor from signing up to our Employees Laws and Union Representation.

    But guess what we Lucians as gullible as we are will think WOW we got a great deal here.

    Take a leave out of Barbados’ Tourism Strategy.

    Can’t you’ll see who the real PMs of St Lucia are – Michael and Butch with Allen as PR….

    Tanto Tanto Lucians.

  43. JnPierre
    December 29, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Why don’t you idiots go complain about the 2000 room monster Royalton putting down in Cap. Everything is Butch and Sandals! That one hotel bigger than all Sandals combined. Why people don;t learn what going go, go and see what Royalton doing up the road. You cussing Butch while Royalton will screw you in the back! 2000 rooms, sandals barely have 800.

  44. Anon1
    December 29, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    “JnPierre” before you start accusing people of being idiots can you not see the underlying issue within the comments (some not worthy of being published) being made!

    NO one is saying we don’t want BUTCH, RICHARD, Chung or Royalton as investors.

    Number of ROOMS or size of investment are IRRELEVANT.

    The underlying issue is our land not being sold out to foreigners and that our people are discriminated against or victimised by these foreign investors/employers…

    Now try and put that in your pipe and smoke it.

  45. Anon1
    December 29, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Also JnPierre – what happen to the 1000 rooms!

    You stated in an earlier post it was 3000 rooms now you’re saying 2000!

    That’s a BIG difference actually the difference of 1000 rooms could be an entirely new/different hotel.

    You probably feel like the IDIOT now!

  46. Anonymous
    December 29, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    All well and good having yet another all inclusive resort; however minimum wage needs to be introduced. I do understand and respect everyones opinion as everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but get this St lucia has so many all inclusives how will businesses survive i.e local restaurants, bars, a huge percentage of locals don’t venture out because the they simply can’t afford to shop at the likes of Massys/GL let alone eat out, reason being they get paid very little which brings me back to minimum wage here on this island. I am all for hotels being build for the creation of jobs (at a decent wage) but not another all inclusive. Another all inclusive resort will cripple St lucia even further.

  47. Anonymous
    December 29, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    did the government own these lands from my understanding the lands on the pigeon point strip never belonged to the government of St.Lucia i may be wrong could somebody enlighten me. We are here talking of minimum or menial jobs at least a few people will be working making a bread we talk about beaches as it is we make minimum use of our beaches we visit there just to drink alcohol and run woman nothing constructive with all the beaches we talking about how many lucians can swim not many

    1. Anon1
      December 30, 2016 at 5:44 am

      Re. the Pigeon Island Cause and Pigeon Island. The Government never owned either.

      The People of St Lucia are the owners of Pigeon Island and was the owners of the Cause Way.

      Don’t quote me on was the owner for the causeway am not sure if the causeway had been sold or leased.

      However with the way BOTH parties have acted in the past it wont surprise me if the cause way was sold rather than leased.

  48. Israel
    December 29, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    No minimum wage= slavery , working for one extra day with no wage= slavery , believing all politicians are here for our betterment=stupid slave, we refusing to form proper cooperates.. Bring our money together and build ,manage and own our own hotels=ignorant slave….etc…wake up people

    1. Anon1
      December 30, 2016 at 8:55 am

      Minimum Wage can also equal to slavery. We should no longer refer to it as minimum wage, it should be “living wage”

      Because a minimum wage could be so slow it doesn’t or hardly helps.

      But you’re spot on pooling our minds and finances to create our own.

      However history and present time shows we black people find EXTREMELY hard to understand the POWER of Economic Strength and acting as one.

      If we did then the likes Sandals and others would not be dictating to Governments.

      Because we don’t think and or operate in this our Government is TOOTHLESS when they want to rein in a certain investor.

      That investor will just turn around and say “ok then we will take our hotels elsewhere” Mr Prime Minister (Red or Yellow) will just BOW and say “ok Mr Stewart forget about giving our people your staff Employment rights”.

      We desperately need your business so we apologies and as a good will gesture please take the next 10years TAX FREE. We’re so sorry.

  49. Anonymous
    December 29, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    People please do your research before you come online and say stuff.
    The land has been owned by Sandals for years now.
    I am reading;
    No more Jazz: Who says there will be no more Jazz?..why?
    No more beach: The area where the hotel is to be built has never been used by the public. If I am correct it is between Sandals and landings and has been closed to public for years now.
    No more Mercury Beach: This year was the last Mercury Beach Event.
    A simple search via Google Earth for Sandals Grande would show the area of the 19 acres.

  50. JnPierre
    December 30, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    People knocking Sandals – find out why the Royalton doesn’t have pension and health benefits for its staff! How about that one? Would like to hear what people have to say about what going on up the road…

  51. Anonymous
    January 1, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Talking about development building hotels and all, no one cares about the well being of the employees paying low wages basic rights, and most of all they taking our best beaches, telling us we cant be there. you want to develop go get the messed up beaches and build your hotels there, be creative like jade mountain. leave our beaches for us to enjoy.

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