Calabash Cove Resort And Spa – Adults Only
What To Know
- All rooms at this adult-only retreat have private decks
- The Sweetwater infinity edge pool has a swim-up bar
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Located in Gros Islet, Calabash Cove Resort And Spa – Adults Only is by the ocean and close to Baywalk Shopping Mall and Rodney Bay Marina. This 4-star resort is within the vicinity of St. Lucia Cathedral and St. Lucia Golf & Country Club.
Make yourself at home in one of the 26 air-conditioned rooms featuring private spa tubs and LCD televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Cable programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature jetted bathtubs and rainfall showerheads.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After a day at the private beach, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a fitness center. This Mediterranean resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.
Food & Drink
All-inclusive rates are available at this resort. Meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments are included in all-inclusive rates. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.
Grab a bite to eat at the resort’s beachfront restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar, take in a pool view, and even dine alfresco (weather permitting). You can also stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at a beach bar, a poolside bar, or one of 2 bars/lounges.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and a library. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
This was our third trip to St Lucia and each time has been a different hotel.
We choose the Calabash after our last trip to St Lucia when my son and i took a Hobbycat up along the coast and i spotted the hotel nestling on the hill just before the Windjammer.
It certainly started of with a little bit of "is there a hotel at the end of this track???" Its very rough and ready for a road but ultimately well worth it. Think of it as a magical mystery tour!!
We were met by Kevin at reception to book us in to our room and to explain what the resort had available. When we looked over the balcony down to the pool we were met with a bunch of friendly faces waving to us from the pool bar. He then took us on to our room and showed us around before leaving us to get settled in.
We went All Inclusive which is well worth it. We were met by a bottle of bubbly as we were celebrating our birthdays and our 33rd wedding Anniversary. Thank you very much, we soon emptied that. The Ocean View Room we choose is in a separate block to the main part of the hotel but all very accessible. Beautiful views of the garden and of course the sea. With it being a AI package the room comes with a fully stocked minibar at no extra cost. Full sized bottles of spirits, Rum, Whiskey, Vodka, Gin, wine, Red and White and a fridge with Piton beer, Coke, lemonade, Tonic water, bottles of water. When anything was used it was refilled.
The room itself is large with a good sized balcony, huge comfy bed, TV, Wifi, spa bath, separate shower and of course toilet. Dressing gowns, Safe, toiletries, wardrobe are all part of it as well.
The resort is small and quiet, but everything from the gardens, the beach, the cottages, restaurant, Pool, Spa, Gym fulfilled our needs and in style. This whole place is amazing and a testament to the staff and their thoroughness and willingness to ensure you have the best stay possible.
Just some of the staff we met, from the gardener Elder who would present you with a fresh Coconut or star fruit at the drop of a hat, to the self titled "Fabulous Chris" who is a laugh a minute at the pool bar, Chanel who you instantly gel with and her "Minnion" Jesse (new lad just started there,) Ezra, Jonas, Marlon, Lance and the other ladies at the hotel. So so friendly and helpful, always polite and attentive.
The restaurant is Al a carte as is the poolside bar. These are the only places you can eat. No buffet which makes a change to the other resorts we have been to.
The food is excellent and fresh, the fresh fruit my wife especially loved for breakfast. The menu is the same for each day but with daily specials to mix things up. The same applies for lunch and dinner. There is good choice ranging from Fish, Poultry and of course Beef, Pork and Lamb. Although i did not go looking for it, Vegetarian selections were available or you could order something of your choice. They were very flexible when it came to the menus and as the ladies would say "anything is possible!!" And there is no need to book a table either, just rock up.
The grounds are immaculate and so well tended, flowers everywhere, fruit trees, palm trees, small and large bushes. Elder and his merry men are rightly proud of what they have done there.
The beach is immaculate as well, always cleaned first thing in the morning. Plenty of loungers and parasols to go around. And as mentioned if you see Elder he will bring you a fresh coconut or Star fruit to tempt your taste buds. There are a couple of Kayaks to use with life jackets and a paddle board. Reception have snorkelling equipment as well you can use.
We took alternate days at the beach and the pool and just chilled out. The pool with its infinity section is fantastic. Swim up bar where Chris, Chanel and the rest of the team would tempt you with various cocktails, Spirits (watch out for the Elixer Mixer, pure rocket fuel!!) and beer. Do not ask Chris for a Beer. As he says BEAR is a wild animal, Piton is a beer!! one of his many little jokes he loves to throw in.
There is a gym and Spa which we did not use but are open every day.
So just an overview really of the resort and one we will be returning back to next year. We left with sad hearts as we enjoyed out time there so much. Seven days was not enough, so next visit will be 14 days. So rock on next year and a big thank you to everyone who made our stay so enjoyable.
Our stay at Calabash Cove left nothing to be desired. We loved every second of it and are already planning our return trip!
This resort is small, quiet, intimate and chic. Whether you are in a junior balcony, swim-up or cottage you will not be disappointed. The grounds are beautiful - lush, green, colourful and well-kept. Regardless of if the resort is at capacity or not, you will feel as though you have the resort to yourself... a wonderful touch if you loath the big-box feel of larger resorts.
Service and Staff
This resort had the best service of any we have ever received. Hands down. Ice for your room? Room service in the pouring rain? An extra cushion for your chair at dinner? Hot sauce for your meal? Currency change? Nothing was too much to ask for. The staff are A-1, professional and fun to be around: Shanelle (I love you, girl!), Sonny, Ezra, Kris, Diana, Karen, Maggie, Lance, Little Rock, Kevin, Rohan, Dexter and so many other staff members made our stay feel personal and special. You aren't just a number here.
We stayed in one of the swim-ups. It was everything we imagined it to be. The Sweetwater infinity pool was literally at our feet and we swam day and night. The room was very small, but well-appointed. It also had a great little hot-tub. Our mini-bar was refilled everyday like clock-work. Hint: You will never be able to drink all the liquor they give you on the all-inclusive package... The house always wins.
I'll try to keep this short: Each meal at the Windsong Restaurant was a privilege and an exciting gourmet experience. Delicious breakfasts, chic, creative lunches and gorgeous dinners (complete with amuse bouche) - all presented in an efficient and professional manner. If you are unsure of whether or not to go all-inclusive... do it for the food alone. Also, take advantage of the room service menu. It can be a real treat to eat on your balcony, swim-up or in your cottage. There is also a snack bar at the pool with limited lunch hours for those who want a more casual experience.
The resort is on a cove, so the beach is a short, picturesque strip. No long walks along the beach here, just beautiful endless views of the island and ocean.
"Things to Do"
Besides using the gym, getting a massage/manicure or using the kayaks and paddle-boards, there is not much to "do" at the resort. However, there are excursions in and around if you're interested. Just ask at the front desk. Please note: You will NOT feel guilty if you don't do the excursions. The call to "simply relax" can be overwhelming!
Hints and tips:
- Don't let the bumpy road leading to the resort scare you! It's worth it.
- Go all-inclusive! The food at Windsong stands alone. When it comes to the drinks, pace yourself.
- Learn to wield the mosquito zapper in your room! Once you do, it's priceless (and addictive).
- Get to know the staff, they're simply the best.
There is so much more that I could write. We had such a wonderful time and met many new friends from the UK and U.S. This place attracts like-minded, top-shelf folk and we are looking forward to returning to Calabash Cove for a second time. To Dexter and all of the staff: Thank you for everything! Happy 10th Anniversary, Calabash Cove
We had such an amazing time during our stay at Calabash Cove! The resort was beautiful and the environment so quiet and serene. Even more the service and hospitality were the best! We can't wait to visit again!
Food was excellent! Spa experience was superb. One should not miss this very hidden treasure - it is cocooned within a tranquil, picturesque and serene location that forces on to want to never leave. The sunset was magnificent.
Let me start by saying that this has been our most favorite vacation to date. Calabash Cove was amazing! The staff, cottage, views and food were fantastic! We have been to St. Lucia two other times previous to this so we knew what to expect. However, when we go back, we will only stay at Calabash Cove. It will be hard for any resort to beat what Calabash has to offer.
The helicopter transfer is well worth the money. It’s a quick way to get from one end of the island to the other. And if you suffer from car sickness, it’s the only way to go. Once arriving at Calabash, we were greeted with smiles and rum punch. After a quick check in, we were shown to cottage 6. It was a beautiful accommodation. We had easy access to the beach but were a short walk to the main building. It’s such a small resort everything is close. Our room was spacious and quiet. Our bar was stocked daily and we enjoyed the privacy of our own deck, pool and hammock.
The food was AMAZING! Not only from a resort standard but in comparison to our favorite restaurants at home, not much can beat the food. We enjoyed the restaurant, pool bar and room service. We enjoyed having a special menu everyday along with the daily menu. It was so hard to narrow down what we wanted because everything was so good! You can tell a lot of care went into each dish.
The staff was top notch. They were all so friendly and playful. We got to know them individually and personally. I loved that they talked about their lives and would even show us pictures of their kids. Shout out to Shanelle, Kris, Treyvan, Dinah, Sonny and Marlin to name a few. They made our stay very special!
We also had a spa treatment while we were there. The spa was pretty simple but the staff was awesome. We experienced the chocolate escape couples package. The therapists did a great job.
St. Lucia has been a favorite vacation spot of our for years but this vacation exceeded our expectations. If you’re looking for a very relaxing, intimate resort then this is your place! We can’t wait to go back!