The St. Lucia Coco Palm Hotel

(ST. LUCIA) – For a record third time, Expedia travelers have ranked St. Lucia’s top rated Coco Palm among the world’s best hotels on this year’s Expedia Insiders’ Select list.

The list formally recognizes individual hotels worldwide that consistently deliver excellent service, a great overall experience and a notable value.  Only a small percentage of the world’s top hotels from the more than 110,000 hotel properties offered on Expedia make the list.

Front desk staff

Coco Palm credits its guests in helping to make this happen and to show their appreciation the hotel is offering guests a special rate of US$99 for a Garden View Room at Coco Palm if they travel from June 1-September 31, 2010.  To take advantage of this great bargain, in making your reservation refer to “2010Award” when contacting or telephone the hotel at 758 456 2800 or toll free in USA / Canada at 877 655 COCO (2626)

Feolla Chastanet, managing director of the Rodney Bay hotel, paid tribute to her staff, stating that the 2010 award was testament to their hard work and dedication in meeting the needs of Coco Palm’s guests.  “Our teams fully understand the principle of anticipating the needs of customers and meeting them even before the guests ask,” said Chastanet who reported that business this month has been strong because of increased airlift to the island as well as the Saint Lucia Jazz festival and ICC World Twenty20 cricket.

The pool

The coveted 2010 Expedia Insiders’ Select list is compiled based on over a million Traveler Opinions hotel reviews collected by Expedia, combined with a value rating and the local market expertise of more than 400 Expedia employees worldwide, resulting in an easy-to-browse list that provides travelers with a powerful way to find the perfect hotel using the trusted insight of other travelers like them. The list showcases the diverse selection of travel destinations and hotel properties. For more information, visit

Located in the heart of Saint Lucia’s entertainment capital, the award-winning Coco Palm caters to the savvy traveler looking for a chic boutique hotel with affordable rates and unparalleled standards of style and service.

For further information or reservations, visit or call toll free 1 877-655-COCO (2626) or +1 758-456-2800.

About Saint Lucia

Audrey J. Bernard

One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies’ Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia (pronounced Saint LOO-sha) is nestled halfway down the eastern Caribbean archipelago. The “Helen of the West Indies,” Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – a tropical rainforest and one of the world’s few drive-in volcanoes.

Culturally rich offerings include the bustling marketplace in the capital of Castries, quaint fishing villages along the coastline, and the annual Saint Lucia Jazz festival. Saint Lucia’s wide range of accommodations includes world-class five-star resorts, all-inclusive resorts, intimate inns and value-oriented properties.

Audrey J. Bernard is an established chronicler of Black society and Urban happenings based in the New York City area.oco_palm

Back view of the Coco Palm

Garden patio

Room with poolside view

The suite's living room

Swim patio