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At the tip of the island, the former sugar plantation that is now St. Lucia’s Cap Estate is blessed with unparalleled panoramic views of where Caribbean Sea meets Atlantic Ocean. The boutique resort of Cap Maison makes the very best of these views and is designed to feel as if you are visiting your own private Caribbean residence. For dining with a view look no further than the award-winning destination restaurant, Cliff at Cap, with an innovative French West Indies fusion menu. It’s strategically placed atop the Cliff with a sunset lookout for happy hour cocktails. The pool adjacent to the restaurant enjoys the same views from its sun deck and there is an adjacent secluded beach cove appropriately named Smugglers cove. Take the ninety steps down to the sand and you’ll find a rustic beach bar serving up lunch time grills, freshly squeezed juices and wonderful rum concoctions. Kayaks, snorkels and hobie cats are complimentary to guests or you can take some tuition for a fee. Spa Maison and the fitness centre are available for further rejuvenating body and mind; on hand there is a pilates - yoga instructor and a fitness trainer to lead morning jogs across the estate. The Cap Estate’s rolling hills have also become home to the 18 hole St. Lucia Golf & Country Club. Guests at Cap Maison benefit from concessionary golf at this beautiful and challenging championship course which extends virtually from the Caribbean to the Atlantic coastlines (a complimentary shuttle takes approx. five minutes).
On St Lucia’s north-west coast, atop a private ocean-front bluff with stunning views of Smuggler Cove Beach and the Caribbean Sea. Transfer time from airport: 90 min
Garden View rooms are stylishly appointed with furnished verandas, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, flat screen TV, BOSE iPod docking stations, DVD music centres, mini bar and WiFi. Spacious Villa Suites all have fully equipped kitchens (including large fridge, dishwasher, oven, microwave) and oversized indoor and outdoor living space. Bathrooms include large bath tub, marble basins and shower. Decor is natural and features original pieces by local artists. The suites can be configured with one, two or three bedrooms and one of the bedrooms has its own access – perfect for extended families, groups and those with older children. Courtyard Villa Suites overlook a central pool set in a Mediterranean courtyard. Ocean View Villa Suites come in three varieties. Some are split level with a Jacuzzi on the balcony, some are ground floor with private pool and the most spectacular are those on upper levels with a staircase leading to the private roof terrace with pool.
The Cliff at Cap Restaurant (fine dining, breakfast, lunch and dinner, earlier dining time for children on request), Cliff Bar, Wine Cellar, Smugglers Beach Bar, Champagne Zip Line, library/lounge with honour bar.
Large freeform swimming pool with sundeck and loungers, cliff-top Jacuzzi and courtyard pool. Fitness centre with fully-equipped gym and exercise classes including yoga. Spa Maison. Cap Maison Running & Hiking Club. Water sports including snorkelling, diving, sea kayaking and Hobie Cats. 46' Sea Ray Motor Launch can be chartered privately by Cap Maison guests for day cruises to other parts of the island*. St Lucia Golf and Country Club is minutes away with guests enjoying concessionary fees. Tennis courts adjacent*.
Air-conditioned lounge/library with big screen TV. Room service* (6.30am-10.00pm). Dry cleaning/laundry service*.
* Denotes local charge.
3 nights except for 20-31 Dec and 01-03 Jan '13 when it is 7.
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We stayed at Cap Maison for a week from the 16 November. It is all that everyone has said, but I would also praise the food. The chef is excellent, the presentation and taste is wonderful. Good... Read more food is hard to find in the Caribbean and Cap Maison's was superb. I'd also recommend eating at the restaurant on the beach when it is open in the evenings (when we were there it was open three days a week) this is exactly what you dream off from a Caribbean holiday. Read less
was taken to Cap Maison for my 50th birthday treat by my daughter. On arrival a cold glass of champagne. was greeted by the lovely Lavern who made us feel so welcome.Our room was beautiful spacious... Read more and our view of the ocean was amazing. All the staff are so helpful friendly nothing is too much for the front of house team.I would like to say special thanks to Francillia, Kaziah who booked all our trips,meals outstanding service with a smile.Also who like too shout Hi to Charlie our driver who looked after us for the whole week. Great guy. Cant wait to return. Read less
My husband and I stayed at Cap Maison when we got married and our trip was unforgettable. I could not have asked for a more perfect location or stay. Cap Maison is at the north of the island... Read more whereas the airport is at the south, so it is a bit of a drive (approx. 1.5 to 2 hours) to reach the property. However even this was made enjoyable by the staff of Cap Maison, who arranged for our transport from the airport and then back to the airport when we departed. Our driver was wonderful - he taught us so much about the history and culture on the island. We stopped several times along the route to experience some of the beautiful sites that St. Lucia has to offer. As for the actual resort, Cap Maison is stunning. The buildings, rooms, grounds, gardens, fountains and pools were all beautiful and impeccably maintained. Our room was an incredible suite with a rooftop pool that offered stunning views of St. Lucia and the Caribbean. The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. Kristal helped to arrange all of the wedding details. She was very attentive and responsive, and was a pleasure to work with. Everything went perfectly - I never once had to worry about any of the formalities. One tip - there are sand fleas that will bite your legs. Cap Maison puts bug repellant in each room - use it!!! Read less
My wife and I went to St. Lucia on November 3rd through the 12th, 2013 for our Weddingmoon. This was our first time in St. Lucia, which we selected after many months of research into Caribbean... Read more islands and resorts. We are sharing our experience in detail as much of what we wanted to know in advance was not available from previous reviews or Internet research. First off, Cap Maison is a wonderful place to have a vacation; it is exclusive, beautiful, relatively small and well maintained. The flight from Miami to Hewanorra International Airport located in Vieux Fort is approximately 3 hours. The airport is very small and with several flights landing at the same time it can become (very) crowed. TIP: There are several lines with no wait for disabled people, which we used as my wife is disabled. This can save you 30 to 45 mins. It is very important to fill out both the front and back of the immigration form as the directions are not very clear and we as well as many others had to return to the end of the line to complete the form. If you have a lot of luggage there are two types of porters that are available for tips. The yellow vest porters can only take your luggage to the customs line, where the red hat porters will take your luggage to the curb where transportation is available. They will take either US or Eastern Caribbean (EC) money for tips. The conversion rate from EC to US money is approximately $2.65 (EC) to $1 (US). We would strongly suggest that you hire a private car to take you the 90 minutes from the airport to Cap Maison. The drivers are very knowledgeable about the country and the trip is a very nice tour of the island. They will even stop along the way for you to take pictures. 10% is the customary tip on the island, but virtually every price quoted for meals, cars, etc. already included the service fee (tip). We were amazed at their (taxi/limo drivers) wealth of knowledge about the island's history. You can elect to take a helicopter, but if you have a lot of luggage you will still need to have your luggage come by car. Barefoot Holidays is a great company to make local transportation arrangements. Tourism is the cash business of the island and everybody gets it and subsequently, you will rarely if ever run into anyone who is less than kind, warm and friendly. We also spoke to the St. Lucia Embassy and St. Lucia tourist bureau before we left to verify all the comments we read on TripAdvisor. TIP: Download a copy of the free 46-page St. Lucia Visitors Guide. Everyone in St. Lucia speaks English and/or French Creole. You won't have a problem speaking with anyone on the island. The weather in November always has a risk of rain, but it is brief and light. Rodney Bay is pretty much a tourist trap and its advertisements don't live up to what you actually see. We ate Spinnakers on the beach, which is highly recommended in TripAdvisor as well as from our experience. When shopping, have your Passport or Driver's license with you so you can pay the duty free prices. For shopping it is best to go to Castries and visit the Castries Market; however, check the time and days the market is open, if you go late in the day you will miss everything. As my wife is disabled, we were concerned about bringing her prescriptions into the country. I checked with both the St. Lucia Embassy and Tourist Bureau and both said there would be no issues and there was not any. TIP: Be very careful about using your cell phone as roaming and data charges can be $2.99 a minute (Sprint). Surprisingly I found Wi-Fi just about everywhere on the island and although slow, it was quite adequate and free. Now more on Cap Maison. We stayed in villa 32 which had a Jacuzzi. The room was huge with three floors. Only the bedroom is air-conditioned, but that is not a problem as you will enjoy the open air space of a villa. After looking at the rooms with the private pools, we will select one with a pool next time. The all-inclusive Cap It All plan that Cap Maison offers is a bit of a misnomer. It is far from all inclusive and should be promoted more accurately as it is limited to meals and a beverage credit. We easily added another $1,000+ (US) just in beverage and meal overages. We say this more to manage your expectations than to be a negative comment. The beach is truly a cove and not very big. We found this nice however, as we did not have to fend off people selling trinkets to us as we relaxed as is often reported on the larger beaches like Sandals. To reach the beach is 90+ stairs so for elderly and disabled people this can be a challenge. They recently installed a bench so you can rest on your way back up. However, once you are down there you will want to stay. The Naked Fisherman bar and restaurant has everything you would want, there are plenty of toys to play with and the staff (especially Charlene) is very nice and attentive. While we were there a segment of the TV show "The Bachelor" was being filmed so Cap Maison is definitely on the map. We had our wedding ceremony at the resort and we cannot say enough about Day and Kristal - they were amazing and made my wife calm during the entire time. We also took full advantage of the Spa and had several massages - top notch! The food at Cap Maison is definitely something you will remember. We actually got to meet and speak with Chef Craig while there. My wife wanted lobster for our wedding dinner and he went into the city to ensure she had exactly what she wanted. The villa had lots of US plugs, cable TV with lots of channels including AMC so we did not have to miss Walking Dead. The bathrooms are roomy and Cap Maison provides lots of amenities. TIP: Leave your shampoos, hairdryer, etc. at home they provide top of the line products for everything. The only fairly bizarre part of our stay was that when we were walking to our wedding dinner at Rock Maison the 62 stairs down ended abruptly in the ocean where we had to walk in the dark over slippery rocks and the tide washing up on us. You will need to take your shoes and socks off and roll up your pants. There should have been a flashlight and guide rope provided. We also went on the Cap Maison 1 for the sunset cruise which was very nice. We would also recommend chartering a boat through the resort for a private cruise. They have a great little workout room, nice gardens to walk though and a great restaurant and bar. We were concerned about mosquitoes that others have posted, but we found Cap Mason had an aggressive mosquito control program and provided repellent and after bite in the room. We never had much of an issue while we were there. If you want great service, great food, fantastic views, a warm friendly staff and privacy definitely stay at Cap Maison. Read less
I had read a lot of reviews before going to Cap Maison and hope a lot of readers view my review because I have only great things to say! First of all it's beautiful!!! The grounds, rooms, and... Read more everything else are well maintained. All the staff was so friendly and so nice to us, and they all knew our little girl (1-1/2 years) by name and were so sweet with her! I couldn't believe how nice the staff was! Our room was amazing! We had an oceanview villa with rooftop terrace and pool which was so nice to have all the room since we were there for 10 days! The housekeeping does an excellent job cleaning everyday and the maintenance staff is right on the ball! Note: the loud chirping noise at night are not birds lol but frogs!!! You get use to them after the first night there thank goodness. Downtown is only about 10 minutes away which is convenient. The food is good, the drinks are good, the pools are great! The private little beach is nice and secluded. If you like long walks on the beach you might need a different beach but we loved the one here. For those of you having a wedding in St. Lucia, this resort is a great place for it. We had our wedding here and it was stress free for us and gorgeous. The photographer took great photos (Roger), the bouquet was beautiful, even the cake was yummy! We had a private reception dinner on our rooftop with a private chef and waiter which were both excellent! The food was the best thanks to the chef (I believe his name was Scott) but he was great and our waiter McKenny became our good friend we plan to stay in touch with. I was really impressed and happy with Cap Maison! Great scenery, great food, great service and great people! Thanks to them for making our experience a 10!! Read less