Serenity at Coconut Bay
What We Love
- Minibars come with blenders for making your own frozen cocktails
- Ordering room service naked, because they'll deposit it in the "mealbox"
- Being ferried around in a golf cart because you're too relaxed to actually walk anywhere
- Hammocks big enough for two
What To Know
- Guests have privileges at the larger Coconut Bay Resort & Spa, which is not quite as swank
- Splurge on a suite with an outdoor shower—you can thank us later
- Free WiFi
- The resort isn't actually on the beach, but it's a short walk (or golf cart ride) away
If the words “adults only,” “all inclusive,” and “personal butler” make you perk up your ears, this is the place for you. A resort within the larger resort of Coconut Bay Resort & Spa, the number of guests here maxes out at 72, so service and personal attention are always on point. Guests stay in suites that come with outdoor showers, decks and private plunge pools – the last are so popular that the resort’s central pool is often strangely quiet. Personal butlers are discreetly on hand to do everything from arranging a helicopter tour to bringing you more sunblock to making sure the chef knows you’re allergic to tomatoes, and no request is too small or too large. The Greathouse restaurant is where all meals are served, and it’s got a surprisingly creative menu: try the shrimp cake Benedict for breakfast. Guests can also eat free at any of the nine restaurants at Coconut Bay, which has a water park, but it’s much more tempting to stay in your adults-only enclave and order Champagne and shrimp to your plunge pool.
In the Area
Does anyone really leave an all-inclusive resort during their stay? Okay, maybe on St. Lucia. There are zip lining adventures, sailing, snorkeling, and horseback rides to be had, along with catamaran charters, dune buggy drives, and even a drive-in volcano (you can drive right through the crater, which still belches steam and sulfur, but it’s dormant). Because the resort is on the southwest coast, it’s conveniently close to all of these attractions, so you’ll be back in your suite asking your butler to bring you a margarita before you know it.
How to Get There
To Don, and all the team at Serenity, I would like to thank you all on behalf of myself and my husband, in giving us such a memorable holiday, everything was made special and personal to us - and it is the detail that really counts. It is by far one of the best holidays we have experienced and we will cherish for ever. Special thanks to Arshan, Lee, Kay, Daisy, Patrice and the restaurant team who made our holiday. My birthday and our 25th wedding anniversary was so special. If you are looking for holiday for a honeymoon or anniversary go to Serenity you will not want to leave. We will be back soon. My only negative are the sunbeds, please invest in something more comfortable.
Our thanks to you all - you are simply amazing.
Donna and Paul
We enjoyed every last minute of our stay. The villa was perfect - a small, quiet oasis of privacy with a plunge pool and a magical refrigerator which refilled itself! The meals were beautifully judged and varied - we ate very well in the Great House, Silk and Calabash, and had a couple of excellent lunches at the Jerk Tree House. Dinner in one of the pool-side cabanas was a real highlight, and we very much enjoyed beach days, swimming in the warm Atlantic.
What made it really special, though, was the people. It would be invidious to mention individual names here, because each and every member of the Serenity team made our stay memorable. There's an easy grace about their approach to their work which is a rare find. When they smiled, the smiles reached their eyes, every time!
So a huge thank you to everyone at Serenity for an experience that will live long in our memories.
We have been to about 7 resorts in the Caribbean and this one tops it all. Everyone is super friendly and this is the first resort where the gardener (Johnathon) has ever greeted us as if we were long lost friends. Everyone was very inviting, friendly, and engaged it couldn't have been a better experience.
The food was excellent, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Hats off the chefs, trying to mimic some recipes back home. I recommend the Greathouse for breakfast and the pool bar menu for lunch and back to the Greathouse for dinner. While there are other restaurants you have access to, the menu is diverse enough that when we come again we will stick to the Greathouse.
The room was incredible, extremely clean. Karla and Veronica did a great job! Our personal plunge pool was the perfect temperature, clean, and waterfall provided the perfect ambiance for serenity.
The pool bar was great to belly up to, Daisy, Kay, Donna, Hannah, and Lee provided the best service and also entertainment! We loved seeing them every day and still talk about how much fun they were.
Our butlers Dez, Angus, and Quade provided everything we needed and beyond! Lunches on the beach, keeping the room mini-bar filled. Everything.
We also can't forget the Hotel Manager Don Diaz. Don has a knack for the perfect amount of checking-in with guests and we were very impressed with his visibility and accessibility. His leadership and great relationships with the staff shows, as the staff are all motivated to make the guest experience impeccable.
The beach and cabanas were awesome. We did two days there and our butlers were very timely on delivering lunch.
The excursions (catamaran, island tour) were great, safe, and everyone we ran into was very nice. Hot tip, if you book the island tour, the lighthouse is closed Sunday.
The worst part was that we had to leave.
Seriously, why are you still reading reviews... just book now.