Marigot Bay Resort and Marina By Capella
What We Love
- Centrally located on the island’s west coast, between major attractions
- View of Marigot Bay, one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean
- Three swimming pools, one with a stellar swim-up bar
- Romantic room details, like balconies, outdoor Jacuzzis and canopy beds
What To Know
- Be prepared for stairs; if you have a top-floor room, it can be a bit of a hike
- The beach is a two-minute free boat ride across the bay
- A 10 percent hotel service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Get in touch with nature at this open-plan resort, where lodges blend into the verdant hillside and spaces seamlessly flow into one another like a meandering Caribbean breeze. The lobby has contemporary wicker furniture and cobblestone columns and overlooks a little bridge leading to the marina. Local artworks grace the common areas, including wooden sculptures by Vincent Joseph Eudovic, one of the Caribbean’s most revered artists. The Pink Snail Bar — it’s name is a nod to the 1967 film Doctor Dolittle, which was shot on the property — has production stills and pink snail wall lights that add to the festive yet laid-back island atmosphere.
Bed and Bath
The simplicity of the interior spaces is juxtaposed against the vibrant, lush surroundings: the variety of foliage, white yachts coming and going, the blues and greens of the sky and sea. Retreat into the luxurious, low-lit, minimalist guestrooms, which have dark, contemporary furniture; floral paintings add a pop of color. The balconies are spacious, and some suites have outdoor Jacuzzis. Functional black and white bathrooms have dual sinks and rainfall showers and feature Pedregal bath products. Canopy beds with mosquito netting recall the island’s colonial days and allow for the option of sleeping with the windows open.
Head chef Victor Garrido, a new addition to the resort, serves fusion dishes and strives to use local and seasonally available island ingredients (plantains, salt fish and callaloo). Try the cassava-and-thyme-crusted chicken breast with pumpkin-coconut risotto at Boudreau restaurant, which offers fine dining in a chandelier-lit French Colonial setting. The Hurricane Hole Bar is a casual place to enjoy a rum punch and a light bite. The Auriga spa offers treatments using all-natural local products, such as palm husk and sea moss, and a volcanic energy massage with volcanic stones.
In the Area
St. Lucia Distillers, which produce some of the island’s best rum and offers tours, is a 15-minute drive. For island-inspired dishes, take a free boat ride across the bay to Rainforest Hideaway. If you’re feeling adventurous, go for a zipline tour of the island, or drive an hour to Soufriere’s sulphur springs, where you can tour the world’s only drive-in volcano, exfoliate with natural mud and luxuriate in the hot spring waters. Near Soufriere, take in the iconic Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses two volcanic spires rising from the sea.
How to Get There
What seperates this hotel from the rest? Simply it's the staff. Immerse yourself with friendliness and it will be reciprocated by the warm staff. I had the pleasure of meeting so many caring and fun staff who made our trip what it was. Sara, Chris, Jay, Dumperling, Ange and Perle exemplified all that is right about the hotel industry (sorry if I missed anyone out). Our stay was not without hiccups and this will never be the level of service you get in a Dubai hotel, but then again you won't find people who work in this hotel elsewhere. It stems from the management and stems from staff who have worked at the hotel a long time and are promoted within. DO get yourself to the gym classes, yoga, pilates, Absolucian and meet the effervescent Jay. DO go on the ridgewalk and meet the full of life Dumperling or DO nothing as your trip probably deserves, but what you put in, will determine what you get out. One major negative was the food. For the price, it was below average. This hotel deserves better. The venues to dine are beautiful and unique and not matched by the dining experience. I'm not sure if I'm spoilt with all London culinary experiences but standards here have to be improved. When you go out to eat at Coal pot or pink plantation on the island, then these are the standards that should be achieved.
Loved the acqua Di parma toiletries, the plot is beautifully set, and the hotel is super clean with modern poolside furniture to sink into for the day.
The gardens are amazing and watching a game of football (soccer) with the locals at the hurricane hole is also entertaining.
All the staff are great with kids and there was daily activities to enjoy should you feel the need to leave the pool.
We went in December when it averaged 28c, really warm, but the pools were cold. The shallow pool or smaller pool could have benefitted by being heated.
In short this holiday felt as if we were on holiday with friends/family looking after our wellbeing and that seems to be the ethos that many of the staff adopt with their guests.
Great place to visit but I’d have a drink and a walk around. We wished we had walked around to one of the locals food shacks for a cold beer and chicken roti instead. You’re definitely paying tourist rates at this place. Much better value elsewhere.
The setting of this hotel in Marigot Bay is fantastic. It overlooks the marina where there are some lovely yachts and motor cruisers tied up or moored. We opted for a marina / bay view room which gave us superb views of the marina, the bay, and the villas on the other side of the bay.
The hotel staff were all very pleasant, friendly and helpful. Each and every one is a credit to the hotel / resort.
The hotel facilities are excellent, as are the trips they offer. Food, drinks and trips are of course rather pricey but we hired a car and did our own exploring / trips at a fraction of the cost.
Only negative is the spa where the atmosphere/staff were less welcoming.
It doesn't get much better than this. From your checking procedures, To your amazing Housekeeping staff.
With different amenities every evening, you look forward to your evening snacks.
Food was good at all outlets but the staff attention to detail and friendliness is by far the star of this resort.
Wish i could stay longer
My girlfriend and I stayed this past weekend for 4 days at the Resort and it was one of the best hotel experiences of my life. The staff was overly attentive to any request we had and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with regards to room service, food and drink and our daily trips. I am highly recommending this hotel to my friends if they wish to visit St. Lucia.