Cap Maison Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Villa suites with plunge pools
- A crescent-shaped beach with a bar and restaurant accessed by 92 steps down steep stairs from the property
- Ocean views from Rock Maison
- The atmosphere is perfect for couples
What To Know
- No beach in St. Lucia is private, but the one at Cap Maison is very secluded
- The property opened in December 2008
- Junior and Courtyard Villa Suites don’t have private pools
- Bedrooms are air-conditioned, but many common areas aren’t
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Perched on a cliff above crashing surf on St. Lucia’s north shore, Cap Maison has all the components needed for romance: a secluded sliver of beach and candlelit paths that lead to stunning ocean views. The experience begins at check-in, with a slender flute of champagne and a cold towel in the lobby, which features wrought iron chandeliers and a long corridor of creamy stone tile, a nod to the resort’s Spanish hacienda style.
Bed and Bath
The resort’s 50 guestrooms and villas are housed in eight terra-cotta-roofed buildings, which are named after St. Lucia’s flowers. The 480-square-foot Junior Suites feature local artwork and crisp white linens, with throw pillows adding pops of turquoise and magenta. Villas are well worth the splurge, as they feature stainless steel kitchens and a separate living and dining area; they may vary slightly in decor, but expect such thoughtful design touches as hand-painted tiles and recycled rum bottles, copper sinks, exposed wooden beams and tumbled marble. In some, a private shaded veranda leads to a small pool with jaw-on-the-floor ocean views.
While away the day down at the beach or by one of the two pools; the two-tier pool comes with dramatic vistas of the undulating sea. For something a little more relaxing, head to the three-room spa for a treatment (try the Peace of the Senses, a circular massage that incorporates an oil scented with orange and lavender). When lunchtime comes, siddle up to the bar at the beachfront Naked Fisherman restaurant and order fresh seafood and burgers. And for dinner make a reservation at the open-air Cliff at Cap restaurant, where chef Craig Jones serves fare (think five spice duck breast, creamed corn and seared foie gras) that rivals the views.
In the Area
Set sail on the 46-foot Cap Maison 1 motorboat docked at the Landings marina for a sunset sail, a lunch and shopping excursion to Martinique, or an overnight trip to the Grenadines (available for an additional fee). Rather take to the waters under your own power? Master the basics of kitesurfing in the waters off Cas en Bas beach. And if you tire of the water, hit the links at St. Lucia Golf & Country Club for a day on the green, or meet the locals at the Gros Islet Fish Fry on Friday nights.
How to Get There
This was our first trip to the Caribbean and we chose St. Lucia. The next big decision was what resort to stay at. We chose Cap Maison as we were looking to relax in seclusion for a much needed break.
We booked an ocean view room and did the all inclusive option. We ate mostly at the resort restaurants and enjoyed drinks, and felt like it was worth the value.
We enjoyed the spa and I had one of the best massages I’ve ever had! We had a couples massage - they did a good job of taking care of each of our needs, while maintaining a quiet and relaxing room.
We reserved the Rock for a private dining experience like no other. We booked it for 5:00 and enjoyed the sunset and cocktails before a delicious dinner was served around 6:30. We stayed there for about four hours total, enjoying the waves at sunset and in the moonlight.
We also had an amazing time at the beach. Dunstin helped us with sea kayaks and taught us how to use the Hobie - get the lesson if you decide to do it! He’s very happy to help you with a variety of ocean activities or your can lounge enjoying fresh and delicious drinks and food from the Naked Fisherman (included in the all inclusive).
The highlight for us though was the friendly and kind staff, from Dunstin, to Darian taking care of our pool, to Allison, Cheryl and Tanicia serving us at the restaurant, to Julian our hiking guide....wonderful, warm people.
We will be back to this friendly place in paradise!
I really wanted to love this, but the rooms don't quite hit the mark for the price. They seem older than they are, and we had a couple of maintenance issues that never got resolved. The staff was also not on par with the service we received at other nice hotels. The grounds and view are gorgeous though, and we loved having our own private plunge pool. Of the hotels on that end of the island I'd probably still choose this one, but given a choice I'd much rather go back to the Sufriere area.
Just returned from another wonderful holiday here. Location, meals, staff are all just perfect.
October is always a quiet month so the beach is quiet and restful. Meals at The Naked Fisherman are just delicious and you can just sit and eat watching the sea. Wonderful.
The Cliff is perfect for the evening with fine dining.
Not forgetting the staff who just make our stay.
Thanks and can’t wait to return.