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East Winds Inn
3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   La Brellotte Bay | Box 1477, Gros Islet, St. Lucia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Gros Islet
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“Amazing hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Had a great time it was well worth the money the rooms were excellent we could not have asked for more we loved evey moment the food is great I have no complaints it was a bit pricey I must say stay here and ou will be very happy stnlucia is great and with a amazing hotel even better

  • 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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George R, Owner at East Winds Inn, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
THANKS FOR THE AMAZING REVIEW

Your succinct and perfect review of a recent couple's visit to East Winds Inn is greatly appreciated. We are pleased you felt it was “well worth the money” as we too consider the resort an excellent value proposition when one considers all that is included and on offer – as you say, “we could not have asked for more”.

The fact you loved every moment is satisfying for all who helped make it happen, and your recommendation that if one stays at East Winds Inn, “you will be very happy” is great validation of all your positive comments.

Thank you for your support and enthusiasm in endorsing East Winds Inn as an “amazing hotel” – we couldn't be more pleased for all the staff who were there for you. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best regards,

George J. Reti
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  • Location
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We arrived on Sunday 27 January 2013 to the most stunning, wonderful, secluded place to get married. The people were magnificent, they helped organise our wedding and were exceptional in all areas. The food, hospitality, drinks, beach, everything was out of this world. We married at 4pm on Friday 1 February and had the most excellent time. We could not have had such an amazing day anywhere else. We thank all the wonderful staff for all there help and kindness throughout our stay. If anyone ever wants to get married abroad, this is defiantly the place to be.
There was nothing that we could find fault with. It was perfect. We will defiantly be going back to East Winds Inn. We were very sad to leave on February 5 but what happy memories we have to go home with.

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  • Stayed January 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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George R, Owner at East Winds Inn, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
WONDERFUL WEDDING REVIEW GREATLY APPRECIATED AS 400TH POSTING

Thank you for sharing your wonderful wedding experience at East Winds Inn with all those who might be considering a destination wedding in the Caribbean. Representing our 400th review on this website, we are extremely pleased that it is such a positive one. Your review, being so punctuated by positive superlatives, is worth reading more than once, as it contains so many succinct expressions of what to expect at East Winds Inn.

For example, words like "stunning, wonderful, secluded, magnificent, helped, exceptional, out of this world, most excellent time, amazing day, wonderful staff, help and kindness, happy memories, it was perfect” and many more adjectives characterize this posting. All of these expressions of kindness and fulfillment by a guest are most greatly appreciated by all the staff who happily worked to make your event so special.

We are pleased to hear that you are already committed to coming back to relive all the pleasures you experienced – so many of our guests do, that they eventually feel part of the ever expanding East Winds family. Thank you for all of your commendations, and we hope to see you again soon at “The Small Resort with a Big Heart”.

Best regards,

George J. Reti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We've been at the East Winds Inn for our honeymoon and wedding renewal in 2011. This was by far the most beautiful and special place I've been for a long time.

If you're looking for a place where your entire day is all about relaxation, fantastic drinks and food, unpretentious luxury and around people that cherish it the way you do - go there!

To go there is quite a trip, we've came from California and flew in over Atlanta. At arrival we've been greeted by one of their drivers who took us over the entire island until we finally arrived there.

The East Winds Inn has 3 types of rooms, we chose the Deluxe Garden Cottages and think we made the best choice. The cheaper cottages are standing a bit closer to each other and don't have the bigger patios and outdoor shower (though they are still wonderful!) Another alternative is an ocean view room thats located in a bigger building at the beach which is more a hotel room than a cottage.

The EWI offers exceptional culinary all-inclusive. The All Inclusive here makes other AI hotels look ridiculous as you get spoiled by the best, most fresh and creative composed culinary experience you can image. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner - we basically scheduled our day around these daily highlights.

I personally loved the evenings. They start with a glass of champagne or our favorite Rum Punch at the open bar. On some nights they even had a cocktail party with live music. You then go to the open restaurant, sitting close to the ocean and enjoying an every-day fantastic 5 course menu with corresponding wines. On every second day they also have a live musician or band playing for you. if you want to get a feeling how good the dinners are just think about this very special place you only go for very special occasions, that usually costs you a fortune but its worth it - its like that EVERY night at the East Winds Inn!

Our highlight was the weekly Lobster Barbecue - incredible.

Besides food and drinks we also loved taking the hotel owned catamaran out for a sail.

We've celebrated our wedding there and I can't thank Glenda and the entire team enough for making this day so special and relaxed for us. They've decorated the spot we've chose at the beach, brought some music and organized everything for us. We even got a wedding cake and they recommended a wonderful photographer who captured this day in all its beauty.

I can't wait to get back there, its a truly wonderful place!

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  • Stayed March 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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George R, Owner at East Winds Inn, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL REVIEW

“This was by far the most beautiful and special place I've been for a long time” – thank you for this wonderful way to start such a positive and thorough review of your romantic stay at East Winds Inn. It is obvious you appreciated the quiet sophistication and elegance of the resort – in your vernacular – “all about relaxation, fantastic drinks and food, unpretentious luxury and around people that cherish it the way you do” - with a further encouragement to go there, is more than we could ask for.

Thank you for all the positive comments about the culinary experiences enjoyed each and every day, reinforcing our belief that fine cuisine should form a major part of any Caribbean holiday. Your notes about the musicians and entertainment, relaxing in the lounge, sailing in the hobbie cat, dining to the sounds of the Caribbean Sea – all are very representative of the experiences East Winds is noted for. And the fact you had your wedding there with the excellent planning by Glenda and the committed staff to ensure you had the most memorable day gives you reason to be so enthusiastic – just like we are we about your review.

As you state “I can’t wait to get back there, it’s a truly wonderful place!” We can’t wait either – it would be lovely to have you back. Thank you for your gracious support of East Winds Inn.

Best regards,

George J. Reti
President
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

My wife and I have just returned from a week's stay at the East Winds Inn, and can wholeheartedly endorse the very positive comments detailed in the most recent posts. Seldom have we returned from a holiday so committed to wanting to return to the same resort. I can add little to the exhaustive comments already made except to say that East Winds is an absolute gem, assuming you just want to relax in a first-class environment. If you're looking anything more, this is not the place for you.

In selecting our holiday, we did our homework, which included reading many of the numerous reviews of East Winds. We were not disappointed; indeed, if there is a comment to be made, it is that any negatives flagged in already published reviews of East Winds would arguably not be worthy of mention in reviews of most other properties.

In Mission Impossible style, one would like "this [review] to self destruct in five seconds" as East Winds is one of those rare places that one would like to keep well guarded for future personal use.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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George R, Owner at East Winds Inn, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
THANKS FOR THE EXCELLENT REVIEW

We greatly appreciate the time you have taken to “wholeheartedly endorse the very positive comments” about East Winds Inn detailed on this board. Your complete satisfaction of the week you spent at the resort is perhaps best expressed by the statement that you ”can add little to the exhaustive comments already made except to say that East Winds is an absolute gem” – thank you for saying that so candidly. All the staff who worked so diligently to please you and all our other guests will be very happy to read your comments.

On the topic of Mission Impossible, one can certainly appreciate the level of expectation from those who have never actually been to East Winds Inn based on all of the gracious, positive comments we have enjoyed over the past six years. To have consistently received major Traveler’s Choice Awards from TripAdvisor for six consecutive years, including #1 Best All-Inclusive Resort in the Caribbean and #3 in the World for 2012, and #4 in the Top Hotels of the Caribbean as well as a winner in the Best Service category for 2013 is indeed a humbling achievement which we are all so very proud of. As you say, East Winds Inn is one of those rare places one would like to keep well-guarded for future personal use.

“Seldom have we returned from a holiday so committed to wanting to return to the same resort” – that is a powerful statement which over 50% of our guests live by. We are pleased that there is at least the same probability that you too will become a regular at “The Small Resort with a Big Heart”. Thank you again for your support, and we sincerely hope to see you again soon.

Best regards,

George J. Reti,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We arrived at East Winds Inn on Christmas Day in the evening & we stayed 10 blissful nights there, departing January 4th . We had been evacuated from another Island because of a sudden fire & were quite literally almost “refugees.” Gareth the GM saved our Christmas & we were most fortunate to find “room at the Inn”. From the moment we stepped onto this property we knew we were somewhere very special & quite unique, it was like stepping into the past. We were greeted with warm smiles, cold towels, rum punches & champagne.

There was a most genuine sense of hospitality & Gareth the GM of over 20 years I believe, was just incredible. We were taken to rooms 24, 25 & 26 on the hillside. Our rooms were beautiful complete with Italian linens, Frette robe. Our cottage was just perfect, we were very happy . Lots of built in closets & ample space for all your belongings . The bathrooms are very well appointed with a sunken indoor /outdoor shower. The “Sea-kelp” bath products were top of the line & a great hair dryer to boot !!!. Our room had a very pretty patio complete with outdoor fridge, complete with tea & coffee making facilities, the fridge was well stocked daily. I just love sparkling water & they happily restocked our fridge daily ! The gardens are very pretty & lush, they are very well maintained & a huge variety of flora & fauna abound.

Everything about this resort is really so elegant & thoughtful. The food.......... Well, it’s just incredible . Gareth even has “real” imported English Stilton , rare delights such as Italian Panettone ...............in the Caribbean .............“yes “really. The daily menu created by Chef Tomislav, was varied, delicious & beautifully paired with a wide selection of wines. Breakfast each morning was made to order by Paula , nothing was too much trouble for Paula & her team: Espresso , Lattes , Cappuccino , pots of steaming English breakfast teas, eggs any way you desire, fresh baked croissants, pancakes & waffles. They even offered daily health drinks for the guests to try with fun names like "kick start"! The fish is delivered fresh off the boat from the beach & the food is quite amazingly all organic & local!

We have travelled extensively in the Caribbean & East Winds Inn is indeed a hidden gem . It is small & intimate yet it has everything you will need & much more. Most of the clientele are return guests & this speaks volumes for the property. With the incredible cuisine we had to do something, so the complimentary classes offered were a Godsend . We took mat Pilates in a beautiful tranquil, almost Balinese inspired open air pavilion, Nikita our beautiful energetic instructor was amazing & made the class so much fun. We also took the excellent “Iyengar” yoga classes which we all enjoyed & we did hike the fitness trail around the property which is great fun & offers just the right degree of a challenge, after all we are on vacation !!!.

On New Year’s Eve the hotel goes all out . They have a stunning fireworks display on the beach which is just quite simply “knockout". It so much fun here on New Year's Eve, it is like one big family party with old friends & new.

Gareth is just an incredible GM, he is so attentive to his guests . He greeted us every day making sure our every need was taken care off. Chef Tomislav & his team constantly asked us if we were happy with our meals. The staff here at East Winds Inn genuinely take a huge pride in their work, they have mostly all been there for years. East Winds Inn is quite simply one of the best properties we have ever had the pleasure of staying at & we have been traveling to the Caribbean for the past twenty plus years.

We can’t wait to return. It is perfection all the way. We had arrived in a somewhat traumatized state but East Winds Inn worked its unique “magic “& we did relax , Christmas was saved .

East Wind Inn is an all inclusive boutique resort, quite simply it is almost impossible to find this high standard of "old world "elegance, hospitality or high standards anywhere in the Caribbean.

Thank you Gareth & East Winds Inn.

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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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George R, Owner at East Winds Inn, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
EXQUISITE REVIEW MOST GREATLY APPRECIATED

What a heart wrenching story – to learn of the disappointment that the original hotel you chose for your Christmas and New Year celebration was destroyed by fire – only to be replaced by a holiday at a “near impossible” to replicate boutique resort known as East Winds Inn. Interestingly, this is not the first time such a set of similar circumstances have led people to East Winds, and we now have repeat guests who are fondly known as “the refugees.” Such is life at East Winds Inn, which as you point out, involves more repeat guests than not. In fact, once it is discovered, it seems never forgotten, as the ranks of repeat guests swell regularly year by year. And based on your superlative review, this will also include you in the future. Thank you ever so much for this unsolicited commitment.

This review is truly outstanding in every way. We cannot adequately encourage would be guests who have never stayed at East Winds before, to carefully read and absorb all of the wonderful observations contained within this posting to fully appreciate the nature of the resort. Many of the comments help explain our long standing status as one of the Top Hotels in the entire Caribbean for six consecutive years on this website. The detail within this review, from your initial greeting, meeting our GM, Gareth Leach, the description of the rooms and amenities including the Italian linens and Frette pique cotton bath robes, ample storage space and even the quality of our commercial stainless steel hair dryers, shows us that you understand the finer things in life - without the added fuss and unnecessary bling. We particularly liked your line “Everything about this resort is really so elegant & thoughtful” – what more could a hotelier ask for than this kind of recognition – especially from a well-traveled individual who has been to the Caribbean for the past twenty years? True authenticity in every way possible – this is what we strive for.

Given you devote an entire paragraph to the food and beverage found at the Inn, it is clear you also enjoyed that aspect of the holiday. You go on to mention many of our culinary staff by name, including head chef Tomislav Cukman, who was head of his class at London’s well regarded Cordon Blue Culinary Centre and friendly Paula, who has been serving up custom breakfasts at East Winds Inn for nearly 20 years. So too, did you partake in the free Pilates and yoga classes in the lovely, “almost Balinese inspired open air pavilion”, as well as the fitness trail with some 20 different workout stations.

You were also pleased with the New Year’s festivities as well as our very own “knockout” fireworks display, which is historically one of the most elaborate on the entire island of St. Lucia. Again this year, we were fortunate to host the Prime Minister of St. Lucia and his lovely wife for New Year’s Eve celebrations – a true honour for everyone at the resort. As you so eloquently state, “The staff here at East Winds Inn genuinely take a huge pride in their work, they have mostly all been there for years. East Winds Inn is quite simply one of the best properties we have ever had the pleasure of staying at & we have been traveling to the Caribbean for the past twenty plus years.”

Ending by saying - “We can’t wait to return, it is perfection all the way” truly sums up your heartfelt review, and we thank you for all the effort you took in composing it. We are sincerely looking forward to welcoming you back to the “Small Resort with a Big Heart”, and can’t thank you enough for all your kind remarks and positive input relating to East Winds Inn.

Best regards,

George J. Reti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

My wife and I had read the reviews and had high expectations which were met. However the hotel is in a niche market and some may prefer a more glitzy and in your face place to stay especially if you want to wear your bling. Nevertheless the Inn exudes quality and sophistication. We booked directly with Gareth, the manager, by email and this was efficient and completed very quickly. We had already organised flights for a week's stay starting on 1st January. The taxi picked us up at the airport as arranged by the hotel. The 90 minute journey was accompanied by stops and commentary by our driver which added interest. The countryside is green and beautiful - more so than Barbados - but the journey could become tedious for frequent visits. However I understand that the helicopter transfer still involved taxis as either end and your luggage has to be taken by car. For first trips it would be essential to see the island by car. The hotel is down a quiet road and set in tropical gardens. It is very low key but not low quality. We had bungalow 23 which is near the top of the estate. It was still easy enough to return from the beach if you had forgotten something but there are others just as secluded (11 - 20) and closer to the restaurant and swimming pool. The rooms (superior) were large and the beds very comfortable for a good nights sleep. We did not need the air conditioning as the ceiling fans are good and quiet. The showers were more like a wet room and very effective Although comments have been made that it is possible to see the shower from outside, you would need to be a very determined peeping Tom. The wifi seemed to work well in the rooms and outside although you will not get city speeds.
The estate is peaceful and we saw humming birds and hawks as well having a guided tour by the gardener, Sylanus. This takes about 90 minutes and is organised on an ad hoc basis and well worth doing.
The quality of the meals and ambiance in the restaurant was tremendous. It was the best hotel food we have eaten accepting that it would be impossible to have Michelin starred food every day. There was nothing that was not a pleasure to eat although the spinach smoothie served at breakfast one morning may not be to everyones liking. There was a good variety of wine at every meal with quality similar to a selection, for instance, from the Wine Society. The entertainment at dinner (piano and small groups) suited us but you will be disappointed if you want to dance. Most of the other guests were English and many had made multiple visits with their families. It was easy to engage in conversation especially in the bar before dinner. All the staff equally joined in whilst preparing your drinks and the dinner service was cheerful and entertaining. The manager, Gareth, was around a lot of the time and also at the Monday evening drinks party. We did not see the owners, Marilyn and George Reti, and I suspect they were away. Our room was telephoned on the day after arrival to check that everything was alright but it would have been nicer to have someone from the reception to visit. However we had no complaints at all. The beach is quiet and certainly plenty of sunbeds and shade for everyone. There are no motorised sports at the hotel There is snorkling off shore and plenty of fish to see but it is not up to the standard of well recognised reefs. There is sailing on Hobbiecats and we were taught to sail by the watersports staff. Diving and waterskiing is available at the next hotel (Windjammer Landing) along the coast but obviously you have to pay. It is only a 200yd walk along the beach/rocks. We did visit one evening to look around and although it seemed quite crowded there was a good live reggae band there if you want more action.
Our trip was made just after British school term starts. Over the New Year there had been families with teenagers. Whilst the age range of guests during our stay was from a few months to many years, most seemed to be 45 - 65 years old. Youngsters may find they need the activities at Windjammer Landing which is easily accessible.
We made one trip to Castries by taxi during our stay and this is a genuine caribbean town although there is not much there it is worth visiting. We understand that it takes 10 minutes to walk to the main road where buses are available as taxis are expensive. More information about potential trips held at reception would be useful.
In all one of the best holidays we have had and we will look forward to returning.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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George R, Owner at East Winds Inn, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL REVIEW

This is a very detailed, well authored review which truly captures the essence of East Winds Inn, and we thank you for that. Pointing out that you had read the reviews on this website which resulted in high expectations that were met is truly rewarding for all the staff, as they are constantly under a great deal of pressure given the significant award history of the hotel. Truly appreciated is how you quickly referred to the natural and relaxed style of the place and how the hotel is in a special niche market. As you so eloquently state – “Yes, some may prefer a more glitzy and in your face place to stay especially if you want to wear your bling. Nevertheless the Inn exudes quality and sophistication.” – this is precisely what we are really trying to achieve.

Readers of this post are encouraged to read it carefully, for it is full of detailed observations relating to East Winds Inn and St. Lucia in general. Some of our favourite remarks include – “It is very low key but not low quality…..although comments have been made that it is possible to see the shower from outside, you would need to be a very determined peeping Tom….. The wifi seemed to work well in the rooms and outside…have a guided tour by the gardener, Sylanus…The quality of the meals and ambiance in the restaurant was tremendous. It was the best hotel food we have eaten accepting that it would be impossible to have Michelin starred food every day. There was nothing that was not a pleasure to eat… a good variety of wine at every meal with quality similar to a selection, for instance, from the Wine Society, and …. The beach is quiet and certainly plenty of sunbeds and shade for everyone.” These are all extremely positive comments which are greatly appreciated by all who made your holiday so obviously enjoyable.

Ending your review by stating that this was one of the best holidays you have had and you look forward to returning is most gratifying – we look forward to that. We thank you wholeheartedly for your support of East Winds Inn, and the effort you have put into this truly helpful review.

Best regards,

George J. Reti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

East Winds is a definite for your list. Gareth and his staff are the most welcoming and friendly people you could meet. The rooms, location and cuisine were top notch. Lots of activities. I understand that the property may be expanded slightly which would allow the resort to have a trail all the way around for joggers/ walking. Nikita the Pilates instructor was helpful and fun. We had to do something to counteract the great food!

We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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George R, Owner at East Winds Inn, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
FANTASTIC REVIEW GREATLY APPRECIATED

Thank you for posting this concise, yet highly informative review relating to your recent stay at East Winds Inn. We are pleased that you recommend East Winds as “a definite” for a potential traveler’s list, as well as commenting on the friendliness and welcoming nature of the staff and our general manager, Gareth Leach – who has held this position for over 21 years. This is likely one of the main reasons we have been fortunate to be consistent award winners on this website for six consecutive years, most recently as #4 in the TOP HOTEL category and a BEST SERVICE award for the entire Caribbean region. You graciously state that the rooms, location and cuisine were “top notch” and that there are” lots of activities” to keep one occupied.

Summarizing with a “we will definitely be back” is all we could hope for, and confirms that you seem to have found a special place so many of our repeat guests already discovered. Thank you for the kind review and your support of East Winds Inn. See you again soon.

Best regards,

George J. Reti
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Address: La Brellotte Bay | Box 1477, Gros Islet, St. Lucia
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Location: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Gros Islet Quarter > Gros Islet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Gros Islet
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Gros Islet
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Gros Islet
#1 Romantic Hotel in Gros Islet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — East Winds Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
East Winds Inn is a truly authentic Caribbean resort, situated on one of St. Lucia's most picturesque sandy bays. Located between the capitol of Castries and the action of Rodney Bay Marina, the resort offers unparalleled ambiance within its 13 acre botanical gardens and 30 cottage style rooms sprinkled throughout the property. Known for its excellent service, fine cuisine and genuine atmosphere, the resort appeals to those who value understated elegance and simple relaxation. Come experience the way the Caribbean once was - before large hotels and crowded beaches. East Winds Inn is a repeat award winner in many categories - over half our guests become repeat visitors to the small resort with a big heart. We are here for your enjoyment. ... more   less 
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