St. Lucia’s beauty continues to attract worldwide attention. Its landmark Pitons volcanic summits have been named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and listed as one of “Five Places to See in Your Lifetime” by Oprah Winfrey. More recently, the island won its bid to host to the Cricket World Cup, and ABC-TV’s “The Bachelor” showcased the island on last season’s finale. Visitors who want to experience the essence of this idyllic locale will enjoy an unparalleled vantage point from Calabash Cove, a luxury boutique hotel resort as remarkable as the island itself. Tucked away on a gently sloping, tropical beachfront and facing the sheltered Bonaire Bay at Mason Point and the Caribbean Sea on the northwest coast of the island. Calabash Cove’s distinctive and elegant accommodations include Balinese-style Waters Edge Cottages, all with private pools, as well as a number of Junior Suites – all with dramatic ocean and sunset views and some with private, poolside patios.
The nine handcrafted teak and mahogany Waters Edge Cottages feature secluded plunge pools, roman baths, outdoor rain showers and hammocks surrounded by tropical flora oft visited by the island’s hummingbirds. These 1,000-square-foot hideaways offer unparalleled views of the bay with the majestic Pitons in the distance and the exquisite Caribbean sunsets. Perhaps most unique among the Calabash Cove’s accommodations are its Swim-Up Junior Suites. With 620-square feet of contemporary luxury and comfort, including private Jacuzzis, these suites are located just steps from Sweetwaters, the resort’s designer pool with an impressive 40-foot infinity edge, mahogany loungers and tropical refreshments provided by pool butlers. The Swim-Up Junior Suites afford unrestricted and private access directly from the patio of your room. Guests can simply swim across to the bar and watch the sunset with one of the resort’s signature cocktails during happy hour, or take a romantic midnight swim.
Guests can indulge the senses and rejuvenate mind and body at Calabash Cove’s Ti Spa, Fitness Centre and Beauty Parlour, located next to Sweetwaters Pool. Choose from a wide range of treatments, each designed to cleanse the body of stress. Calabash Cove is also home to Windsong, one of the finest restaurants on the island. Serving international cuisine guided by Asian purity and assisted by fresh local products, Windsong offers breathtaking, unobstructed views across the Caribbean Sea. Complementing Windsong’s fine dining is the resort’s own C Bar, offering international cocktails and fine wines from the Calabash Cove Cellars. Calabash Cove also features a selection of luxurious Sunset Junior Suites, which overlook the resort’s Mosaic Beach and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, with passing sailboats serving as the perfect canvas. Views of St. Lucia’s tallest peak, Mount Gimie, and neighboring island Martinique in the distance during the day and the sparkling lights of Castries at night complete this tropical dream.
Rates range from $370-$1,055 per night, based on double occupancy, and include the resort’s island breakfast buffet. All-inclusive rates are also available and include all meals and beverages. For more information, visit Calabash Cove’s website at CalabashCove.com.