Calabash Cove Resort & Spa
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This is a lovely small 26 room hotel, 3 different types of rooms available to suit different tastes. As the hotel is very small most of the guests talked to one another and we met many great couples during our week there.We chose the swim up room and it gave a great view of the Cove, although it only got direct sunlight after 2:30pm due to the overhanging foliage above. Sunbeds was never an issue as there were plenty in the Garden Areas, on the beach and a few round the pool. Minibar in room restocked daily, and there was a bottle of Gin, Whisky, Vodka, Rum and Wine in your room. This was replaced next day if you finished a bottle. This is the first time that I have seen such a selection in any resort hotel.Food was very good but as the hotel was full there was sometimes a long wait, especially at the pool bar at lunch, most days wait was between 45 minutes to 1 hour for food to arrive, but we were on holiday so did not mind, only posting this to let you know to order early. Staff are extremely friendly. We went to the spa a couple of times for massages and they were really good.WIFI was poor and could/should be improved, could only connect in a couple of places in the hotel, best reception was at pool bar. In my room I got WIFI ok but on patio just 2 feet outside my room could not get WIFI.Nothing to do with the hotel but make sure you bring Mosquito Repellent as they are vicious little things especially when eating in the restaurant in the evening and sitting on patio for the last drink at night.You can get airport pick up organised by the resort for 100USD each way, trip should take about 1 hour 30 minutes but be careful as our trip from the resort to airport took 1 hour 50 minutes due to traffic.
I have been to the Caribbean 9 times and this was my least favorite place to stay, but not because of the people that worked at Calabash nor the island. First, the positive things, it has a lovely location with beautiful views though after touring the island for me I liked near the Pitons and south way better and much closer to the airport, but that is just personal taste. The people who worked here were friendly and several employees seemed to really do a lot of multi tasting, needs better management though for reasons I'll go into below. The grounds were kept beautifully, and the little spa was fine and the massage I had was wonderful. The cottages looked really nice and wished we had booked them instead, so I'm saying a four stay as they have their own pool and privacy. The food was good sometimes and other times was okay and in one case inedible. The beach was small not much there but private. Now for the discouraging part, the room was dated and the layout was poor. The bath/bathroom area was up some stairs which during the night I almost fell down the steps, they need two night lights there not one. They have a huge jacuzzi tub that looked old and a small shower. The pool area needs a lot of fixing up and bar in the pool has cracked paint. It doesn't look like the photos. Also, we could hear music and chairs overhead from the bar and dining room so it wasn't that quiet. This part of the resort is three star. Needs a lot of updating and fixing. The resort needs to be better managed and needs some investment. We had a bad experience of something they arranged with a private driver they use for a sailing trip. We are retired older people and I have a disability and we were left on the side of the road in the evening in a remote area, that had no cell service. The driver who was to pick us up after our sail, supposedly left it w/ another drive who got caught up in a traffic jam, but didn't bother to communicate that w/ the people who took us to go sailing which they could have. Just didn't bother to show up, period. Thankfully, the skipper of the boat saw this was happening and came back and picked us up..he dropped us off a restaurant downtown, and he called the driver to let him know where we were at. He again never showed never attempted any communication. We found a taxi driver outside who agreed upon a price got to the resort and he tried to make a different price. We told the front desk, of our disappointment of this whole event and they called the driver, the driver apologize and said the above. We saw that driver the next morning while waiting for another driver, he came up and apologized and launched into his excuse again without taking real accountability, and putting us in a stressful situation. He couldn't see where he dropped the ball and just pushed it off on the other driver..there were all kinds of ways they could have communicated to the skipper, restaurant which he knew we were going to go to afterwards, etc. His manner was not pleasant whatsoever. The other driver heard this and immediately got it, something Calabash Cove didn't nor the other driver. as he said.this type of situation makes them look bad, the island, the resort, the sailing company.. etc.. when handled the way it was handled. Calabash Cove just had the attitude, well he apologized.. they didn't see the potential dangers that we were put in..nor even apologize. So in that.. I'm shouldn't even be giving this resort three stars. When you work and use outside vendors remember they are also representing you.. and your guests are putting their faith in you that you are working with responsible people. We will never go back here.. St. Lucia, yes but not here we will use the second car service though..who got it!!
Our holiday was made special by the resorts staff, this is one stunning place, spectacular food to the incredible views especially of the sunset, made to feel very special and welcome by the staff, romance round every corner especially at the Spa and even had a Monday night meet and greet with the staff to make the stay even more comfortable.
We were looking for a small, intimate place to stay for our first visit to St. Lucia. This adults-only hotel is located about a 90 minute drive northwest from the main international airport (UVF) on the island. It has just 26 rooms, some of which are cottages. All rooms and cottages are westward-facing, so it makes for enjoyable sunset watching!The highlight of this hotel has to be the very attentive and friendly staff. From the time we arrived until our departure the entire staff was always very helpful - reception, restaurant, and groundskeepers.At the hotel's main restaurant (Windsong) the food is very good and the service both attentive and very friendly. The restaurant offers both a regular menu and a daily specials menu for lunch and dinner.The grounds are impeccably kept.There is a small beach at the hotel - it was clean, but it would not be considered an excellent beach - there are other beaches on the island that are considered better. There are no private beaches on St. Lucia, but because the beach at Calabash Cove is so small it felt very private. Added bonus: because of the quiet nature of the area, there are no vendors walking the beach, which we had heard can be problematic elsewhere on the island.Our accommodations were in one of the hotel's Water's Edge Cottages. Consisting of a bedroom, sitting area, bathroom (with large jacuzzi tub and outdoor rain shower), and expansive deck with a plunge pool it really was an oasis of tranquility! The bed was very comfortable.Why not an "excellent" rating? Though this hotel is only 9 years old, it was showing its age with respect to the upkeep of some of the areas of the property - some public areas are in need of repainting, and there was some missing tiles and signs of mold in the plunge pool. Also, the outdoor rain shower had some signs of mold. We of course realize this can be an issue in such a tropical climate, but it looked as if this condition was not being attended to as often as it should. Also, we did not receive nightly turn-down housekeeping service - a service we felt should have been provided for this level of accommodation.Given some of these shortcomings, however, it was all-in-all, a very nice place to stay.
My husband and I and our 22 year-old son had a delightful visit staying at the Calabash. The well-kept resort is beautiful with very friendly and accommodating staff. Service was truly outstanding! The food was very good, too, with most meals being excellent. We had the all-inclusive package and were very pleased. The resort is fairly small and was pretty quiet when we went, which was perfect for us. When we did want to venture out on some excursions, the concierge was quite helpful in setting those up for us. Kudos to the wonderful staff! Our son had became ill (from something he ate on the plane) later on the day we arrived and he received kind help in various ways, including a fresh ginger tea the kitchen prepared for him more than a few times. We were made to feel very welcome and valued in many ways. Our rooms were also lovely, with perfect views of the ocean - the WIFI worked fine. We will definitely recommend visiting St. Lucia and the Calabash to our friends!
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- Full Breakfast daily
- Breakfast Daily(a la carte)
- Lunch Daily (a la carte)
- Dinner Daily (a la carte)
- Room service
- Domestic and International alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Afternoon tea
- Mini Bar, restocked daily
- 1 restaurant, Asian and Creole fusion cuisine
- The C Bar
- 1 Inifinty pool
- Fitness Centre
- Water sports centre
- Balcony or Patio
- 1 king-size bed
- 1 bathroom, with shower only
- Air conditioning
- Flat Screen Television
- Internet access (WIFI)
- Maximum occupancy 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (age 6 and under)
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Calabash Cove Resort & SpaSaint Lucia,Saint Lucia
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Bonaire Estate, Marisule, Gros Islet St. Lucia
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