BodyHoliday All Inclusive
What We Love
- The rate includes all meals, wine with lunch and dinner, a daily 50-minute spa treatment (excluding arrival and departure days), scuba diving and more
- More than 20 activities to choose from: scuba, spinning, sailing, tennis, yoga, tai chi
- The outstanding wellness center houses 33 treatment rooms, approximately 50 therapists, a state-of-the-art gym and swimming pool, plus a beautiful Ayurvedic pavilion with arched walkways and pillars
- Register your details and preferences on the hotel’s website so everything is set up for you on arrival
What To Know
- Children under 16 are not permitted (except December 11 to 26, when children 12 to 15 are permitted)
- No TVs in the rooms
- It’s a cab ride to the nearest hot spot, Rodney Bay, and its marina
- Make reservations at the Tao restaurant in advance, and keep in mind that some dishes cost extra
- Some rooms are a tiny 135 square feet
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
All-inclusive wellness beach retreat on St. Lucia’s north shore, with four restaurants, two pools, and a huge spa
At the northwest tip of St. Lucia, BodyHoliday sits on an almost private crescent-shaped stretch of Cariblue Beach. Since its opening in 1989, this all-inclusive retreat has provided guests the chance to rest and refuel with seemingly endless wellness activities on the 42-acre grounds, which consist of four peach-colored buildings surrounded by lush tropical plants and hammocks strung between swaying coconut trees.
Bed and Bath
The 155 thoughtfully-designed guestrooms make for peaceful retreats. The Grand Luxury Ocean Front Rooms come with a mahogany four-poster kingsize bed, a writing desk and robins egg–blue walls; Luxury Ocean Rooms also have an all-over jet shower and French doors that open onto a terrace with wicker armchairs. And from the Luxury Ocean Front Rooms, which are clad in cedar and stone, you can hear the sea breaking in front of your balcony.
It’s all about wellness at BodyHoliday, whether that means soaking up the sun by the pool and rising only to lie down again for an Ayurvedic massage at the Moorish-style wellness center (which features 33 treatment rooms and approximately 50 therapists), playing volleyball or tennis, hitting the four-hole golf course or filling your days with Zen activities such as yoga, Pilates and tai chi. In all, there are more than 20 to choose from. The resort’s four restaurants get their ingredients from the on-site organic garden. On a second-floor balcony overlooking the beach, the award-winning Tao restaurant fuses Asian and Caribbean flavors in dishes such as miso-crusted mahi mahi with vegetable and udon noodles.
In the Area
With so much on offer at BodyHoliday, there’s little need to leave the resort. Join a game of pool volleyball, take to the open waters in a kayak or on a standup paddleboard, or practice your archery skills. And if you’re looking to see what’s on offer beyond the property’s gates, hit the links at St. Lucia Golf & Country Club for a day on the greens, spend a day visiting Soufrière, the world’s only drive-in volcano, or meet the locals at the Gros Islet Fish Fry on Friday nights.
How to Get There
Wow words cannot express how amazing my week here was! The resort exceeded all expectations. I went with a friend however we met a group of 6 travellers who were solo travellers. I’m sure we will all be friends for life... and already planning our return trip next year!! Very social place and everyone chats and mixes. I would have no hesitation travelling back as a solo traveller.
The activities are varied and amazing. The only problem was deciding what to do and getting the timing right. I loved the classes on the tree house , exercising overlooking the ocean! Also loved the fact that you can do as much exercise or as little as you want. Nothing is regimented or forced upon you.
Food quality and choice of food was excellent . Loved the deli and juice bar.
Great value of money when you break it down and look at what is included. The spa treatments are amazing! Only drawback is you don’t get one on your day of departure ( unless you pay for a separate one) . Would be nice to finish the holiday with one before the flight home. Massages and facials are incredible!!
The only negative re the resort ( and after a few days we realised this wasn’t an issue!) , were the garden view rooms. We were disappointed in our arrival the rooms did not have a balcony and the communal
Areas around these rooms are being decorated and floors being tiled. However, on reflection we spent very little time in our rooms this wasn’t an issue. I don’t think it’s worth upgrading the rooms because of the cost and fact we spent no time in room.
The only drawback is leaving this fabulous resort. I will be one of your returners!! Cannot wait to come back. Amazing place
Having just spent two weeks here I can give it a real thumbs up recommendation. It’s the all inclusive of dreams, very well kept, loads to do and a huge selection of food every day, with plenty of more healthy options that are so yummy you don’t even feel like your being healthy! Eating wise highly recommend windows for dinner, Tao and we ate a lot in the clubhouse, the Cariblue restaurant is a bit of a let down. Classes are good and massive variety. This trip I’ve done yoga, aqua fit, body tone, archery and many more. Plus been sea kayaking and sailing on a mini catamaran. We did several excursions, dolphin and whale watching was great, saw loads of dolphins and some sperm whales. I also went on the water fall abseil, which was again very well run and a fear of heights is now no more! You can do as much or as little as you like. I love how friendly this resort is, everyone working here takes time to introduce themselves and will go out their way to help you. It’s very easy to see why people keep coming back!
I was actually part of a group, but I was very impressed how the BH deal with the many single/solo travellers they have - you have a special table at mealtimes so that you can all eat together and socialise! Fabulous. They seemed to have so much fun!
I was there for the first time for a week in December when Colin Jackson (Olympian hurdler) and Jamie Baulch (Olympian sprinter) were hosting a week of beach training. What you discover when you come to the BH, is that the place is active! You could timetable your day doing classes, or equally doing nothing, with a whole lot of everything in between whether it be watersports, tennis, golf, spa treatments, personal training...the list really does go on!
I was flabbergasted at the number of repeat visitors they have, but once I'd left I could understand why: the customer service and whole guest experience is such a sure thing for so many people that they don't want to risk going elsewhere.
The food was incredible. You can eat pretty much what you want, when you want, but the quality was superb. it is very easy to put on weight despite the activities because the food is simply so good!
The only negative was that trips outside of the hotel are quite pricey. Because you have paid all- inclusive, you don't want to then pay a lot more for excursions. Plus, there is so much going on at the hotel, it feels wrong to miss out!
Top tip - book your included daily spa treatment as soon as you can before you leave ( we did 2 months before) so that you get your desired slot during the day. The 5pm one is very popular!
Would I go back? Without hesitation.
We have stayed at the Body 3 times in total but over a period of 15 years. We don't usually go back to the same place simply because there are so many places to see in the world. However this is the one place that draws us back again and I have to say that the refurbishments made the hotel more attractive, very fresh and overall much improved from our visit 9 years ago (was very good then). We stayed for 8 days and left on Xmas Eve but we really weren't ready to go home even though we had been on St Lucia for 2 weeks prior to staying at the Body. I would say that everything I remember had gone up quite a few notches - fresh, varied healthy food options, full itinerary of activities so you can be as busy or as 'lazy' as you like, a variety of places to eat, wonderful treatments, upgraded rooms and much more. Even though I believe the venue was almost full we never felt this as there are so many places to eat, to sit, to play. The Wellness Centre was as beautiful and as peaceful as ever with the addition of the Ayurveda Centre and the treatments were fab.We had a slight issue with some noise very early one the morning which were fishermen on the rocks right outside our window however this was managed sensibly and we were not disturbed again.
We have decided that we will be back this year and just trying to decide when to book!
I agree with many comments others have made on the variety of activities, excellent healthy food & quality of spa treatments. The Body Holiday has a great formula. Our trip was hugely enjoyable & memorable. We have returned home fitter & deeply relaxed. Highly recommended