As soon as you arrive at Calabash Cove you are greeted by warm people and a fantastic view through the reception (it is all open planned) down to the impressive restaurant and then onto a panorama of pool, beach and sea. It is a wonderful view to soak up and enjoy, and its impact never lessened throughout our time there.
We spent 11 days at Calabash Cove from 30 Dec 2013 to celebrate our honeymoon. It proved to be the most enjoyable and relaxed holiday either of us can remember, made so through this superb resort and the great people that work there. From Managing Director Konrad to the great guys Gavin and Lance running the poolside bar, or the cricket-mad Chris overseeing the restaurant with his team, everyone there did all they possibly could to make sure we were comfortable, relaxed and above all, smiling.
We stayed in the main complex, room 205. This was a spacious double with a huge Jacuzzi, a balcony with pool and beach views from which we saw the New Year fireworks from Castries, and a very generous in room bar (we were all inclusive).
The restaurant aspires towards a Michelin Star - which would be the first on the island - and we found the dinner menu in particular to be impressive. The seafood, as you would expect on an island, was very good, as was the wider meat selection. I am not vegetarian, but if you are you might have difficulty with the range on offer - although there always was a veggie option available. We didn't get room service - mainly as it is so nice to eat at the restaurant. You can also eat out as a couple overlooking the sea on a small pier, but the day we decided to do so was the only day the rains came so sadly had to cancel.
We only went on one day tour (Sunrise tours boat trip to the Volcano/botanical gardens). This was okay but we actually preferred spending our time at Calabash Cove, relaxing, swimming, having spa treatments, going to the gym and above all, eating and drinking. I can't wait to go back.
- 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