Celebrate the holidays, stress-free, reconnecting with loved ones and savoring the season in a tropical island paradise
St. Lucia, West Indies --- Ever wished the holiday season could just slow down—that you could savor it, surrounded by joyful loved ones and marveling at life’s beauty? Make that wish a reality by celebrating the holidays at Calabash Cove Resort & Spa on the spectacular Caribbean island of St. Lucia.
Calabash Cove, St. Lucia’s newest boutique hotel resort, announces holiday availability and rates beginning at just $225/night per person, based on double occupancy, from December 21-January 3, depending on accommodations and meal plan selected. Tucked away on gently sloping, tropical beachfront on the northwest coast of the island, this gorgeous property features 26 suites, all with Jacuzzis and many with private pools, as well as a full-service spa and fitness center, infinity-edge swimming pool, restaurant, cocktail bar, library, and game room. Choose from the European Plan (EP), featuring a daily island breakfast buffet, or the Luxury Gourmet Plan (LGP), an all-inclusive option that includes all meals and beverages throughout your stay. All of the rooms feature unparalleled views of the sea, the capital Castries to the south, or nearby Martinique to the north from a private balcony. Choose from the following accommodations when planning your vacation:
• Ocean View Junior Suites – Combining contemporary luxury with stunning ocean views, the Junior Suites are located next to the Manor House near Sweetwaters, the infinity-edge pool and offer Jacuzzis, private balconies, spacious living areas and luxury baths. Rates are $450/night for the EP and $620/night for the LGP.
• Sunset Junior Suites – These elegant suites are located above Sweetwaters, overlooking the resort’s own Mosaic Beach and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Featuring Jacuzzis, private balconies, spacious living areas and luxury baths, these rooms provide a view of Mount Gimie in the distance and the sparkling lights of Castries at night. Rates are $470/night for the EP and $640/night for the LGP.
• Swim-Up Junior Suites – These unique suites offer luxury and comfort, including private Jacuzzis – and are located just steps from Sweetwaters, the infinity-edge pool, offering unrestricted and private access directly from the patio of your room. Swim across to the bar and watch the sunset while you enjoy one of the resort’s signature cocktails, or take a romantic midnight swim. At 620 square feet with a private balcony and spacious living area, the Swim-Up Junior Suites provide ample space to spread out and make a home away from home during the holidays. Rates are $625/night for the EP and $795 for the LGP.
• Waters Edge Cottages - The nine handcrafted teak and mahogany Waters Edge Cottages feature secluded private plunge pools, Jacuzzis, outdoor rain showers and hammocks surrounded by tropical flora oft visited by the island’s hummingbirds. These luxurious hideaways offer unparalleled views of the bay with the majestic Pitons in the distance and the exquisite Caribbean sunsets. The living area provides ample space and refreshing sea breezes. Each has TV/DVD/hi-fi systems, refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, large patios, and hammocks. Rates are $770/night for the EP and $940/night for the LGP.
To look and feel your holiday best, the resort’s Ti Spa overlooks the 30-foot Sweetwater infinity pool poised at bay’s edge and the wide expanse of the beach. Revitalizing treatments combine European technique with St. Lucia’s rich tradition of plant- and fruit-based curatives. Each can be enjoyed in a private treatment room or in the privacy of your room. The spa’s Fitness Centre is outfitted with Cybex cardiovascular equipment, and a full beauty salon offers hair treatments and mani - pedi services.
Calabash Cove’s own Windsong Restaurant offer an international menu with Asian inflections, specializing in seasonally inspired dishes made from the freshest local ingredients. Unobstructed views across the Caribbean Sea enhance the menu’s sensory delights, and the kitchen’s chef de cuisine aspires to make Windsong the first Michelin star restaurant on the island. Complementing Windsong’s elegant milieu is the convivial C-bar, which serves international cocktails and fine wines from the Calabash Cove Cellars amid festive island music.
For a reflective retreat or friendly game of chess, Whispers is the resort’s music and reading library, offering an impressive collection of both musical and printed notes from around the world. Or meander the quiet walkways of Cove Gardens, an enchanting labyrinth of groves, ponds and terraces alive with fragrant local flora and fauna.
In addition to its natural beauty, St. Lucia’s increasing allure also comes from its broad array of activities and adventures to make it a holiday season never to forget. Whether its snorkeling, golf, soaking in the hot springs, enjoying world-class jazz, riding a cable through a rainforest canopy, shopping in a quaint fishing village, viewing exotic wildlife like giant turtles, rock climbing, searching for ancient petroglyphs, driving into a volcano or cooling off under a waterfall, St. Lucia has something to offer everyone. Calabash Cove will help to transform guests’ dreams into reality with full concierge service for those who wish to explore the island.
St. Lucia’s beauty continues to attract worldwide attention as its landmark Pitons, side-by-side volcanic summits, were designated a World Heritage Site in 1997, and Oprah Winfrey listed the island as one of “Five Places to See in Your Lifetime.” For more information, or to book your summer/fall getaway with Calabash Cove’s special reduced seasonal rates, visit the resort’s website at www.calabashcove.com.