Name of Property: The Reef Beach Cafe, Beach Huts, Kite + Surf
Hotel Description: The Reef Beach Huts offers basic accommodation in rooms located within a courtyard under the sea grape trees, on the roadside of The Reef Beach Cafe & Restaurant, at Sandy Beach. The rooms are secure, they measure 4×4 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 usually reaches into the rooms also. A single room at The Reef is US$60/night, double US$70/night, including all tax and full breakfast on the beach (fresh fruits, tea/coffee, juice, french baguette, eggs, jam, etc). There is a 3-night minimum stay – if you stay less than 3 nights, there is a one-time US$10 fee for extra cleaning and laundry. If you stay 14 nights, you pay only for 13.
Distance to UVF Airport: 1 mile
Distance to SLU Airport: 35 miles
Number of Hotel Rooms: 4
Average Room Rate per Night: US$60 single and US$70 double/night, including all tax and full breakfast
All- Inclusive Plan available: No
Property Rating: Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
Check In/ Check Out: Check in after 2 pm, check out before 12 noon.
Nearby Attractions: Beach
Children Policy: Welcome
Target Groups: Wind and kite surfers, budget travelers, community and environmentally conscious visitors.
Link to Spa Menu: n/a
On site wedding Service: No
Meeting Room: No
Social Media: Facebook: reefstlucia
Languages Spoken: English, Kweyol, Dutch, some French and German
Marketing Representation: Hostelworld, AirBnB
Recent Awards: Hoscar (Hostelworld Award), 4 years running: Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
Affiliations: Hostelworld, AirBnB
Top Reasons to Stay Here: Relaxed, beach front, world-class windsurfing and kitesurfing
Room Categories: Single and double rooms, with one double or two single beds
Views: Tropical courtyard
Restaurants & Bars: The Reef Beach Cafe is open 7 days per week (from 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.
Etc: The Reef Kite + Surf has been located at Sandy Beach in Vieux Fort, in the south of St Lucia, since 1994. Sandy Beach is a reef-enclosed bay and the kite zone is downwind from The Reef, which gives you about 1×1 mile. Conditions are steady cross-shore winds from the left, with chop & hop conditions.
It is one of the best kitesurfing location in the Eastern Caribbean. It’s a really safe spot, as the beach curves gently into the wind on the far downwind end of the bay, so if anything happens (and the safety boat doesn’t get there first), you always end up back on the beach. We are well away from the coral reefs, there is nothing sharp underfoot, no rocky areas, and the water is always warm at about 27 degrees Celsius (80 Fahrenheit). Most commonly used size kites here is 8m to 14m. Our water sports centre is open from 9 am to 5 pm every day (closed on Mondays during the low season). We offer help with landing & launching and safety & rescue for independent kiters, as well as windsurf lessons and windsurf rentals, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding lessons and rentals, and a few sit-on top kayaks for those rare low-wind or windless days.