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
We have been returning to Cap Maison for the past 8 years and the resort keeps getting better and better... the consistency, attention to details and outstanding food and wine program makes it an easy resort to return. The rooms are gorgeous with all standards we expect at a five star hotel but the service and food & beverage experiences make it unique on this beautiful island. The homemade rum collection is out of this world, the cuisine at both restaurants is world class, Le Cap being “Le fleuron”! The wine list is a dream for any foodie wanting to treat themselves!
Check out the zip line for special occasions! No need to compare. This is a world class destinations under Master Hotelier Ross Stevenson who continues to innovate and surprise us on every visit!
Can’t wait to return!
Cap Maison is truly a five star resort. The family owned resort definitely accomplishes creating a great environment for relaxation for its guests with great food, service, and rooms.
The only downsides of the hotel are it’s location and mosquitoes. Two people in my family were bitten pretty bad, but my father and I were not. The location is definitely far from other major sites and getting down to the Soufriere area can be difficult and time consuming.
Rodney Bay is still a nice little area, but doesn’t have many local food options aside from Big Chef Steakhouse that I would really find ok to eat at. There is also a pretty vibrant nightlife with many bars/clubs that seemed appealing had I not been traveling with family.
Saint Lucia however despite its incredible beauty would be a difficult island to ever return to. If you’re someone who wants to snorkel and do standard water sports and are ok with long drives to see the Pitons (Incredible) than it’s definitely a place I would recommend to you.
There are a handful of ‘snapshots’ in my mind of places that have the power to bring me “serenity now” - Cap Maison is now among those few.
From the moment we arrived on this stunning property, we were warmly welcomed and made to feel at home by the staff... so much so, that they had a hard time getting us to leave at the end of the week!
It usually takes me the first 2-3 days of a vacation to truly unwind, but at Cap Maison that time was reduced to 1/2. Burnout, be gone!
During our stay, we had the pleasure of staying in a 2-bedroom, 2-story villa overlooking the ocean with a private rooftop pool. Our accommodations were extremely comfortable and the view from the rooftop was jaw-dropping gorgeous.
The meals at Cap Maison were delicious. I really enjoyed breakfast at The Cliff, especially having a separate menu for every day of the week.
We ate at both The Naked Fisherman and The Cliff for lunch and preferred the more relaxed vibe of The Naked Fisherman. Unfortunately, one of our family members had a back injury so the approx 100 steps down to the beach and restaurant and then up again were too painful to get down there as much as he would have liked. This may be one consideration if you are travelling with somebody who requires any accommodations.
Dinner at The Cliff was always very good, although the options for vegetarians were not communicated in advance (e.g. one night the dinner menu had not been set by the time we were hungry, so we decided to order in from another establishment in Rodney Bay). If there could always be a veggie risotto or a pasta as a standing option on the menu for veggies, then even if we did not want the veggie option on that night’s menu, we knew we had back-up options.
While you’re at Cap Maison, treat yourself to a rum or a wine tasting in the cellar - an intimate and extremely informative experience! It’s a real treat.
Also, there are a few hammocks and swinging chairs on the property that are all too easy to drift off in for a quick nap - they’re hidden gems.... find them and use them often.
Although I was with family on this particular vacation, I would have felt extremely safe staying on my own at Cap Maison too. I have no doubt that I will return to Cap Maison for a quick solo trip not too far down the road.
St. Lucia is a very lush island and the grounds at Cap Maison are immaculately manicured. Our vacation fell on a particularly wet week during rainy season, so the mosquitoes were quite bad - even around the pool during the day. Insect repellent helped a little bit, but I have no doubt that the team at Cap are working to make improvements in this regard.
To the entire team at Cap Maison, thank you for making our vacation such a truly memorable one!
We had a great holiday. St Lucia is a beautiful island with lovely people. We have stayed near the Pitons before and other than preferring to dive at Anse Chasenet, we enjoyed our stay in the North better. There are 2 airports in St Lucia, if you stay in the North it is better to fly into SLU.
We did not enjoy our stay at Cap Maison. The mosquitos were crazy bad, worse than any hotel I have ever stayed at. The hotel provides mosquito spray, but that is not enough. The living room/kitchen (not air conditioned) is HOT and at any given time there were 20+ mosquitos inside. The bedrooms had at least a few mosquitos. They are swarming and the hotel only sprayed 1 time over the course of our 6 night booking, clearly not enough, and a quick outside spray does not mitigate the mosquitos in the rooms.
Meals are nice, especially lunch at The Naked Fisherman. The beach is private and beautiful. Breakfast at The Cliff at Cap took 1 hour and 45 minutes one day. On other days it took 1 hour and 15 minutes, WAY too long. Breakfast selection was fun, always something different and a different fresh juice blend was offered daily. Dinner was another meal that was drawn out for no good reason and unfortunately I was never blown away by our selection.
I would not suggest booking more meals than half-board. There are plenty of great restaurants in the North and also a fantastic Massy Gourmet at the Mall where you can get almost anything you want. Wine is cheap at the grocery stores and wine shops in town (much cheaper and better variety than most Caribbean islands), so never a need to book Cap's ridiculously priced all-inclusive option.
We had a flight cancellation and the hotel refused to refund the 1 night we were delayed. We stayed in the low-season and were one of the few bookings at the hotel. There were several owners staying when we stayed, but total only about 30% occupancy. We requested the hotel to let us spend that 1 night's fee on food and drink at the hotel (rather than any refund), but even that request was denied.
Overall, will for sure return to St Lucia, will have lunch at The Naked Fisherman, and will stay at possibly The Landings, The Royalton or rent a private luxury home in Cap Estate, but would not go back to Cap Maison.
We have just returned from yet another wonderful holiday at Cap Maison. From the start being greeted with a cold drink to sadly leaving, everything was perfect. Lovely small beach. Lunch at The Naked Fisherman then dinner at The Cliff. The meals and service were as always fantastic. Thanks and hopefully back next year.