We just got back from a one week honeymoon package at Calabash Cove, although this was our second honeymoon.
Our flight got in late (after 10) but the staff was up and greeted us. We were taken to our room, one of the private plunge pool cabins and were presented with a bottle of champagne and fresh fruit plate. The staff take care of every detail and completely spoil you. They went out and bought us games when we asked for a deck of cards. Barbara decorated our room every day with different tropical flowers. Justin, brought us bags of fresh mangos, and green coconuts to drink. We left on an early morning flight out, and the chef packed us a breakfast. Never in my life have I stayed at a resort that was that welcoming and personal. You truly got to relax, because everything was planed, thought out and handled for you. Even Sadiq the car service the hotel uses, would lend you a cell phone so you could call him when you wanted to go somewhere.
We opted not to go all-inclusive because in our experience we never eat the amount of food and drinks to make up for the cost. Plus we are less likely to over-indulge. We also liked the idea that we could explore other restaurants on the island. Although I have to admit we never did. The food at the Calabash was unreal. I consider myself a bit of a food snob, who easily gets bored with cuisines and food. But the Calabash menu is wonderfully eclectic. Including: chicken roti, tilapia sashimi, wasabi creame homemade salmon ravioli, Creole stew, shrimp in a coconut sauce, roasted chicken, steak, and the world's most amazing cheeseburger. The staff were great at climbing up and down those stairs and pretty much brining food and drinks to wherever you wanted to eat them. Skittles was great, he brought us beers on ice directly to our plunge pool. You just can't beat that. The dinner for two as part of the honeymoon package on the pier at sunset was one of the most surreal and romantic evenings of my life. The food was great. The service was attentive but discreet, and you can't beat the location.
The beach is very private. The water clear and beautiful turquoise, with very small waves. The resort has snorkeling equipment and there is rather amazing fish to see right there.
The cabin was large, very ample with a jacuzzi for 2, and an amazing outdoor shower. The bed was incredibly comfortable, we slept forever. The outdoor bed on the front porch and the hammock were also great napping places. What was most incredible was how quiet and soothing this resort is. It really gave us a chance to relax and regroup. We stayed at a large resort in Puerto Rico as part of this trip, and it seemed manic after being at Calabash Cove. As we went by on a boat, I could see the Sandals resort we were considering staying at also seemed rather manic and crazy, and less secluded and relaxing.
There were several other couples there at the same time, who were all very friendly, but everyone gave each other a lot of space. It was the perfect place for a second honeymoon, to regroup, reconnect and relax. Every single one of our needs was met.
- 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