I had been to the Cove about six years ago and the hotel has come down in quality since then. It could use some cosmetic fixes. Fences missing boards, chipped tiles etc. The food was good but i would stay away from the seafood al la carte restaurant. It wasn't bad but if it's going to be a waterside grill and you are going to advertise it as seafood then it should have more seafood. Portions were small and unimaginative. The nightly buffet was good. There are enough choices for breakfast and lunch too.
The physical fitness centre was really good with higher end weight machines, free weights, treadmills, and rowing machines. The only drawback is that it is unstaffed, lacked towels and there was no pen to register. I wanted to register (although there was a clipboard) to show that I had used it so they don't close it.
The drinks were very good and they were very creative in what they could mix. No mint/grapefruit juice so Mojitos and Sea Breezes are out.
Staff are very friendly and the water sports were very good.
The only draw back is the price of cabs to Castries 60.00US round-trip and Rodney Bay 30.00USD round-trip way over priced considering it only cost me 75.00USD for three people to drive 90 minutes from Viuex Fort to Cap Estates. The trip to Rodney bay 15 minutes,Castries about 25, Didn't like how they priced everything in USD.I had ECD and wanted to pay in that but it's easier for them to take the USD.
The day trip on the Carnival catamaran was worth the USD130,00 that I paid.
There is a lot of walking up hill if you do not pay for the top dollar rooms.
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- Also Known As:
- Smugglers Cove Resort And Spa
- Smugglers Cove Hotel Cap Estate
- Almond Smugglers Cove Castries
- Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa St. Lucia/Cap Estate