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Calabash Cove Resort and Spa
4.0 of 5 Specialty Resort   |   Marisule | Bonaire Bay, Gros Islet, St. Lucia   |  
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“Best trip to the carribean EVER”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This Hotel was nothing less than outstanding. My wife and I checked in on February 9 2013 with our 2 year old daughter and the exceeding of our expectations started as soon as we got out of the car and didnt end for 8 days. Rohan set everything up for us and nothing he told us didnt materialize. Chris, one of the managers was incredible. Callissi, I know I screwed up that spelling was wonderful, I have been to the carribean several times, Mexico 9 times including Cancun, Playa, Ixtapa, Cabo etc. not only was the Hotel outstanding but the Island was like a dream. We did several tours but spent alot of time in the pool, on the amazing Beach. There were times we were alone in both, it was like having a vacation home with great service...We ate out several times for Dinner although the restaurant had good food in the Hotel, breakfast everyday at the hotel was amazing. Big Chef twice, Coal Pot, Spinnakers. Cant wait to get back next Winter.
thank you to everyone at Calabash for a GREAT experience.

Room Tip: There isnt a bad room in the Hotel. There are only 27 total
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Relaxed hotel with a beautiful view. We got married here and our wedding coordinator was very organised and no details were missed. It was exactly the type of day we had hoped for.

The service can occasionally be caribbean style, meaning relaxed, but then this is what we came for, a relaxing experience! The staff are very friendly.

The food was wonderful and I enjoyed every meal time, including all the pre-dinner cocktails.

Room Tip: Junior sunset suites are better value than the cottages and still have easy access to beach and pool...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We had 10 beautiful days (Feb 2013) at Calabash Cove on an all inclusive basis and it was almost perfect. The beachside cottage was ideal, private, luxurious and peaceful. The bar and general staff were great, really friendly and could not do enough for you. We never saw more than two people in the pool. The only downside was the restaurant, the food was ok, sometimes excellent and sometimes nothing special. However the service was really poor, individual staff were friendly and helpful but unsupervised. I can't understand why they don't have a Restaurant Manager to supervise staff and a proper chef to organise the kitchen. The all inclusive deal was outstanding, an excellent range of top brand drinks at the bar and in the room mini bar which was replenished daily, it even included a $200 Valentines special menu on the 14th. If they can get the kitchen and restaurant service sorted out they will be an outstanding 5 star hotel, until then it's got to be 4.5. Oh and do go the extra mile with the helicopter, it's worth every single penny for the views and the fact that you don't have an extra 2 hours in a bus on arrival.

Room Tip: The patios on the swim up rooms are covered in vegetation so you don't get direct sunlight and m...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Calabash Cove is an intimate (26 rooms) boutique hotel. The grounds are beautifully manicured. Rooms are thoroughly cleaned each day. The staff is friendly and eager to assist. The beach is small, but there are always ample loungers (sometimes you have the beach to yourself) and it is manicured each day. The weather was perfect with highs in the 80's, lows in the 70's, moderate humidity and an occasional (and brief) tropical shower plus a constant breeze! We stayed in a junior suite in the main building.

We did not do the all inclusive because we are not big drinkers and like to go light on lunch. Breakfast is included with all packages and it was very satisfying with a daily special.

For lunch we often had fresh local fruit and vegetables supplemented with food from a grocery store in Rodney Bay.

Room service was always tasty and served quickly.

The open air dining room gives a beautiful vista of the bay and great views of sunset. The evening meal offered several daily specials and featured some well prepared pasta dishes and we enjoyed dorado and chicken entrees.


Would we come back? Yes!

Room Tip: Never rent a car--winding, narrow roads without signs--Calabash Cove will secure a taxi on short not...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

What a wonderful resort! We stayed here 8 nights in July 2012 for our honeymoon. We had an ocean view suite on the second floor. The room was very nice and spacious. Breakfast was included in our room rate which was delicious (the pain au chocolat is a must!) Some mornings we opted to have it delivered to our room, other days we ate at the open air restaurant which had views of the pool and bay. We also enjoyed dinner several nights at the restaurant. Calabash Cove is not in walking distance to any attractions on the island but the hotel would set us up with a taxi. One thing I found very convenient was the taxis give you a cell phone for you to call them when you were ready to be picked up from the location they dropped you off at. The resort for the most part was quiet, relaxing and laid back. The grounds of the hotel are beautiful. The staff was great, friendly and very helpful with planning our excursions. They also have air conditioning which I found some of the other resorts on the island do not. I would definitely return to Calabash Cove.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Firstly, the staff team at Calabash Cove made us feel like we were family. They regularly thanked us for choosing them, remembered our names and hugs all around when we left. Special mention to Resort Manager Unita, Restaurant Manager Chris, Pool bartenders Jonathan and Lance, front desk's Kenisha and the lovely lady who created awesome towel art in our cottage every day (and Jonathan's bride) Jessica. We stayed in Cottage 5 which was the single dwelling (the other 8 cottages are semis), and having a private plunge pool was heaven on earth. The outdoor shower experience was unique and I never could get comfortable showering out there after dark. The bedroom had an air conditioning unit but the rest of the cottage was screened and could get warm...perhaps the only downside of the cottage. Food was terrific, tried almost everything. There isn't much length to the beach but for the small size of the resort, it works - just not for a walk!
If you are seeking a boutique style private resort, all inclusive, I highly recommend Calabash Cove!

Room Tip: Cottage 5 is the only single dwelling cottage. The rest are private but semi style.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Calabash Cove certainly lived up to our hopes of it being the perfect place for a very lazy winter break in the Caribbean sunshine to recharge the batteries. It's intimate yet spacious, set in beautifully manicured gardens with a lovely and very private beach, topped off by excellent staff & service. It's definitely the place for you if you're looking for low-key R&R. Our only real criticism would be aimed at the food, or more specifically at the head chef. The food (lunch/dinner) was perfectly edible, but we fear that the lack of genuine creativity, craft & execution in the kitchen is what will prevent CC achieving a world-class reputation. We will certainly return to CC, but will seek assurances beforehand that this has been addressed.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Calabash Cove Resort and Spa

Address: Marisule | Bonaire Bay, Gros Islet, St. Lucia
Location: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Gros Islet Quarter > Gros Islet
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 Specialty lodging in Gros Islet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Calabash Cove Resort and Spa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away on gently sloping, tropical beachfront on the northwest coast of the island, Calabash Cove is one of just a select few five-star resorts on St. Lucia. Nestled in the sheltered bay of Bonaire Estate, Calabash Cove is perched on a hillside sloping gently towards the Caribbean Sea, where cool ocean breezes provide a wonderful respite and the turquoise sea is offset by the vibrant green of tropical vegetation and views of Walcott Island. A private beach and nearby coral reef provide the perfect place to rest, reflect and dream. The resort has been designed with great care to complement and exist in harmony with the beauty of the natural surroundings. The main buildings of the hotel, such as the lobby, restaurant, bar, sanctuary, and infinity pool with waterfall lie on a slope, with the villas in the midst of lush vegetation perfectly situated to view nightly sunsets. The natural elements of earth, wind, light and water are represented in the exotic wood, stone and natural materials used in the composition of the buildings. The peaceful and tranquil gardens, under the care of one of the finest landscape architects in the Caribbean, have been created to capture and optimize the natural splendor of the area and are filled with vibrant, fragrant flowers set amid groves of trees. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Calabash Cove Hotel Gros Islet
Calabash Cove Resort And Spa St. Lucia/Gros Islet

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