The following article was featured in the Social Life magazine in September, 2021.
Private luxury oasis at Calabash Cove Resort and Spa on St. Lucia
Feel the gentle warm breeze and listen to a live local performer sing familiar tunes as you overlook the spectacular Caribbean Sea. Sip on a cocktail of your design while lazing in a hammock and catching the flutter of a hummingbird. Is this a dream? No, it’s the beautifully secluded and peaceful Calabash Cove Resort and Spa on St Lucia.
As the temperatures begin to fall and you start to daydream about escaping the cold and dreary days of winter, consider this: an adults-only, boutique, luxury 26-room (all suites and cottages) property located in a secluded cove on the northwest coast of St. Lucia. With a pristine and quaint beach, the friendliest people in the Caribbean, and a kitchen staff that uses the freshest local ingredients to enthusiastically cater to your unique dietary needs and cravings, you can’t go wrong by booking Calabash Cove.
The resort’s plush grounds strike the perfect balance between delightful interaction with the lovely staff and absolute privacy. Located midway between Castries, the capital, and Rodney Bay, Calabash Cove is about an hour by car from the international airport or a 15-minute helicopter ride. Trust us, it’s worth the mini schlep.
Romantic & Restful Rooms
With sweeping views of Caribbean sunsets and the sprawling turquoise sea, the hotel’s suites and cottages boast high ceilings, gigantic bathrooms with deep soaking Jacuzzi tubs for two, private patios (some with hammocks) and stylish West Indies interior design.
Splurge on a Water’s Edge Cottage. The Balinese mahogany cottages all come with their own secluded plunge pools, Jacuzzis, outdoor rain showers, and hammocks for the ultimate in private relaxation. Feel like skinny-dipping in your private plunge pool after dinner or taking in the sun mid-day in the nude to avoid tan lines? Book this room! As noted, guests here are sparse and that’s exactly why you settled on this corner of paradise.
Extraordinary Clean Cuisine
As one of the finest Caribbean restaurants in St. Lucia, the Windsong Restaurant offers a mouth-watering mix of international cuisine and local West Indies fare. The talented team of chefs use local, fresh ingredients in every dish. The hotel reliably caters to special diets, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free. As a vegan myself, I was surprisingly delighted at the innovative, healthy, and filling meals the chefs made for me. I wish they had a restaurant of the same vegan caliber in Manhattan!
Also check out C Bar, a hip bar with stunning Caribbean Sea views, where the bartenders will make whatever your little heart desires.
Pool & Spa Indulgence
Marrying European techniques with St. Lucia’s tradition of using plant- and food-based curatives is the secret sauce to this spectacular spa. Treatments focus on eliminating stress from the body by rejuvenating the spirit and relaxing the mind. Products are all organic and made from local ingredients. Try a coffee or papaya scrub to soothe the soul and stimulate energy.
Beck. Call. However you phone it in, you won’t want for an answer or a service. Whether tucked away in a suite, or nestled into an oceanfront cottage, or basking in delicious St. Lucian sun, you’ll find the service at Calabash Cove is impeccable. Up-scale snacks and libations keep you sated, no matter where you are on the property. If you’ve retreated to your room for an hour or two to check on work, kids, or simply nap, room service is available to grab a nibble and a glass of Champagne.
All Inclusive Luxury
Social Life recommends the Unconditional All Inclusive package, which includes everything! It covers all meals and beverages, including room service, snack service, daily specials, even a daily lobster dish during lobster season, premium brand drinks, a stocked in-room bar, over 20 wines by the bottle from the wine list, and all tips. It takes the pressure off from calculating expenses and trying to make sure you have cash on hand for tips!
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