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
My friend and I came for a week at the Body Holiday Oct 31-Nov 7 2019. The ocean front room had a nice balcony where we could sit and enjoy the waves and view of the beach. The room was very comfortable, with plenty of closet space, and a nice very large bathroom with two sinks, shower stall with rain shower and body jets options, and a separate toilet closet. The hotel is officially an hour and a half from the airport (due to geography, almost all hotels on St Lucia are on the opposite side of the island from the airport), but with traffic it can take two or more hours. If you like seeing scenery through mountains and rainforest with hairpin roads, it’s a fun drive 9most taxis are comfortable minivans).
The range and quality of activities available far exceeded my expectations. The fitness activities are not your typical resort animation team activities; these are real fitness professionals and the difference in quality is evident. Choices of activities run from 7am right through to 5pm; Tai Chi, several varieties of Yoga, Pilates, spinning, various dance classes (Salsa, Caribbean DanceFit, Merengue), beach boot camp, body tone, body stretch, aqua fit, walks, cycling, barre, (the list goes on….) . There are even options to try a golf lesson, sailing lesson, archery, water skiing and more, all included for no extra charge.
The spa services were also top quality. Having a spa service included for every day of the stay, it really makes for great value for what you are getting. Massage, facial and body scrub were all excellent quality. There are a wide range of additional spa and Ayurvedic treatments available as well. You get a good workout just climbing the stairs up the hill to the spa as well.
There was plenty of variety of good food, with options that would satisfy a wide range of dietary needs. Meat eaters, vegetarians, no sugar, gluten free, juice fasters, and low carb eaters would all find something delicious to eat. The bar will even make you a no-sugar mojito if you want to enjoy a drink but stick to a program. There was a good selection of wines with dinner (decent house wines included, or choose something special from the wine cellar).
As wonderful as the resort is to stay at all day long, I do recommend taking at least one day to explore the island of St Lucia. We booked a taxi privately for the whole day for $180 (it’s a minivan, so cost could be split with as many as 6 people, making it really good value). The views of St Lucia are spectacular and booking a private taxi allowed us to take as much or as little time at each stop as we wanted. The volcanic mud baths, views of the Pitons, overlooking the villages in the bays, and a stop in Castries and Rodney Bay for a little shopping make for a great day out and about.
The Body Holiday offers something for those who like to be active as well as those who are serious about relaxation. Overall this was an exceptional vacation and I’m already considering a return visit
Attended conference at nearby Royalton Hotel where service was not so good. Instead we booked our last day at Le Sport before we left St. Lucia. AMAZING spa and lunch. The service was impecable, spa treatments professional and even security went out of the way to help us with a lost car handle. Great experience. This is THE PLACE to stay in St. Lucia.
Just been back to the Body Holiday again. When I went it was with slight trepidation as some of the review since I last visited suggested it was slipping somewhat. How wrong they were. Other than running out of fudge on one day (did me a favour with my sugar intake), everything has actualy improved. The recent refurb that had a few loose ends this time last year, has been improved, the food has got even better, the staff and service remain brilliant. The treatments have improved and are consistently good and uniform between the masseuse.
Will be going back, again and again