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
The weather was warm, it rained really only one day, it was pleasant to be either on the beach or by the pool (main or our lunge pool)
Our room, was wonderful- loved the private plunge pool and hammock, spent several afternoons reading on the lounge chairs and enjoying the piece and quiet. We did have a butler, but did not utilize them much.
The service we received from the ladies who cleaned our room and left adorable towel animals, to the servers at the restaurant were wonderful. We enjoyed several chats with Don, he was pleasant to work with and saw that everyone was taken care of.
We ate every meal at the restaurant at Serenity- breakfast and lunch usually outside, dinners were inside after the first night. It is the tropics and there are mosquitos, I’m sure it would have been worse if they had not done the nightly fogging. The food and presentation was good and portioned correctly. Tried most items on the menu and ate our favorites a couple of times. Loved the coconut cream pie!!
It was the most relaxing vacation we have ever had, I think I actually felt my blood pressure drop while there. I read three books, enjoyed the tours with the Grand Romance Pkg along with meeting many wonderful couples who were celebrating everything from honeymoons, birthdays or just needed a break vacation.
I know my review doesn’t do our time there justice- it really was wonderful and I would go back tomorrow if I could.
Great to be the first guests arriving after September close. This was a return visit as our stay in May was fantastic. Staff were excellent and appeared delighted to see us back. Suite was beautiful and very comfortable. Tennis court refurbishment was underway, first court completed was a great improvement. Beach was greatly improved with the actions to reduce/remove the Sargassum grass. Great house menu and cooking needs improvement, however Silk and Verandah restaurants were very good and better than expected. Overall we had a fantastic time, Don gracefully accepted our feedback, and we look forward to booking our third visit in the near future.
We spent 10 amazing days in Serenity on our honeymoon in August. First i just want to say thank you to all the staff that looked after us but especially the bar staff Daisy, Donna and kay who are the nicest people. If you go make sure you ask for a Bob Marley cocktail. Thank you to the butlers especially Alden who drove the nurse around for me one night when i was very sick and to the manager Don who is always there when you need him. I cant forget Johnathan who had our fresh coconuts every morning, everyone was just the best.
The romance package is definitely a must, your guide we had Buffy who is the best brings you to the mud baths, waterfalls, botanic gardens and make sure you go on a weekday because during the weekend the light house does be closed and the hotel do not tell you that. We did the ATV Island tour, i highly recommend it, you get to see even more of the island. We also did the horse riding tour i would not recommend this the guides are not friendly and they give you no instruction on the horse.
In terms of food the restaurant in serenity is gorgeous food but unfortunately it does get a bit repetitive so we tried some of the restaurants in coconut bay and to be honest only the Italian was nice.
The rooms are beautiful and turned down every night with inspirational quotes which is the nicest touch. The pool area is lovely just make sure you spray yourself from knees down with repellent they love there for some reason. The couples massage and bath service are also a must.
We spent most of the 10 days with the best people and made great friends from all over the world, we will definitely be back.
From the Irish
Sarah and Craig