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  • All-inclusive resort
  • Oasis Waterpark pool with 100ft water slide
  • Great for families
  • Luxury Spa

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Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa

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Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa offers a great value family holiday. This all-inclusive, village-style resort is set in 45 acres for you to enjoy, situated beside the beach on the northern tip of the island. The restaurant choices include Italian, St Lucian Creole and Seafood, International buffet cuisine and also a new Pan-Asian restaurant which is open for dinner for adults over 16 years. There are 7 swimming pools to choose from, 2 dedicated to adults only and kids have lots more fun in store with their own club, offering an amazing array of activities, which is sure to keep the little ones amused. Active guests will find plenty to do – how about a set or 2 of tennis or archery? Water lovers can take out a kayak or try their hand at windsurfing around the bay. Treatments* are available at the Namaste Spa and those in search of their inner spirit can enjoy Yoga, Pilates or T'ai Chi (all with instruction). Of course, there are quiet spots around the resort, with an adults-only restaurant for evening dining.

Where is it?

On a beach in the Cap Estate. 30 mins to Castries. Transfer time from airport: 1 hour 30 min.

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Room information

357 rooms in various single-storey buildings set in the tropical gardens or overlooking Smugglers Cove. All with air-conditioning, TV, coffee maker, safe, iron and board, private bath and shower, and hairdryer. Standard Rooms are located around the complex, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Early Bird Standard Rooms - Book early to receive a discounted Standard Room (sleeps max 2 adults and 1 child under 7 years).

Room Upgrade

Deluxe Garden View Rooms - located around the complex – with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Superior Deluxe Garden View Rooms – situated in a quieter location on a hillside near the racquet club, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Superior Deluxe Beachfront Rooms – have Japanese tubs and are located either close to the beach, on Smugglers Cove or on the hillside and have 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults.

1-Bedroom Garden View Suites – have a spacious bedroom and living area, some separated with French doors, with 1 king-size bed and 1 queen size sleeper sofa, sleeping max 4 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 3 children.

Club Room Upgrades are available for 2014 at an additional supplement, benefits include:

• One 30-min spa treatment included per person per stay at the Namaste Spa (6 treatments to choose from). • Stocked mini-bar replenished daily (beer, soft drinks and small bottles of water). • A bottle of wine and a fruit plate on arrival. • Priority late check out (subject to availability). • Breakfast in bed, delivered to your room (once per stay). • Priority advance dinner reservations at the 3 à la carte restaurants.

Eats and drinks

4 restaurants: The Cove – International buffet restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and daily themed dinner. A British style high tea is served every afternoon from 3.00-4.30pm. Waterside Creole Grill – Seafood and St Lucian Creole cuisine in an ocean view location, open for breakfast and dinner. La Trattoria – Italian restaurant, open for lunch and dinner. Café Asia – Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Open for dinner for adults over 16 years. Caribbean Beach Barbecue once a week. 5 bars including a swim-up bar in the adults pool. Please note: some premium meals such as lobster and premium steaks are available at a supplement.

Fun and games

7 swimming pools (2 reserved for adults over 16 years only) including Oasis Waterpark pool with 100ft waterslide, whirlpool. Racquet club with 7 floodlit tennis courts and fitness gym. Beach volleyball, table tennis, archery and bike hire*. Namaste Spa*. Yoga, Pilates or T'ai Chi (all with instruction). Motorised and non-motorised water sports: sailing, snorkelling, kayaks, windsurfing and water-skiing. 18-hole golf course nearby*. 2 playgrounds. Supervised kids’ club open daily, catering from newborn babies to teenagers with fully equipped activity centres. Age groups: newborn-23 months, 24 months-4 years (both open between 9.00am-5.00pm), 5-7 years, 8-12 years, 13 years and over (all open between 9.00am-10.00pm).


Live nightly entertainment with stage production show or live music. The Smugglers Pub with karaoke (open nightly from 10.00pm-til late).

Handy stuff

WiFi* in lobby and Internet access also in Piton Lounge. Babysitting service* after 5.00pm (reservations required). Laundry/dry cleaning service*.

Additional information

*Denotes local charge.

Child ages are 2-16 years.

Dress code: Elegantly casual for the evenings with collared shirts and long trousers – no beach shorts or t-shirts. Gentlemen cannot wear vests for breakfast or lunch.

Reservations are required for dinner at all restaurants except the main buffet restaurant.

Restaurants may be put on rotation during quiet periods.

All Inclusive of

All buffet and à la carte meals, afternoon tea, snacks and local brand drinks (including some premium brands). All activities and entertainment above unless otherwise stated. Beach towels included.

Minimum stay

3 nights except 21 Dec '14-05 Jan '15 when it is 5.

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Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa

  • What to Expect:
    • 4 based on 1606 reviews Location
    • 3.5 based on 1601 reviews Rooms
    • 4 based on 1777 reviews Service
    • 4 based on 1757 reviews Value
    • 4 based on 1753 reviews Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (492)
    • Very Good (742)
    • Average (362)
    • Poor (150)
    • Terrible (104)

My husband and I visited Smuggler's Cove last April (2013) as our first trip together to an all inclusive resort. We picked it because of it's numerous on site activities & it sure didn't disappoint...

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4 of 5 stars
Aug 21, 2014 - MegRen -

My husband and I visited Smuggler's Cove last April (2013) as our first trip together to an all inclusive resort. We picked it because of it's numerous on site activities & it sure didn't disappoint... Read more ! My husband isn't the "sit on the beach"-type so we needed some options for him! We snorkelled, swam, water-skied, kayaked, played table tennis & volleyball. Our favourite part was spending lots of time on the Hobicat Catamarans sailing. There were a number of additional activities to do as well, we went parasailing, zip lining (long drive there though) and on a full day sailing trip on a large catamaran to see the Pitons. Highly recommend that day trip! The staff were very helpful and friendly throughout. We received complimentary beverages and snacks upon arrival, which was much needed to get us through the booking in process. It was quite lengthy and all paper. They had computers there, but everything for checking in was done via paper - a very slow process. This would be the only thing I would advise they change since we was there. The food was awesome at the general buffet as well as at the a la carte restaurants. The open air restaurants were darling. The Pina Coladas are SO fresh and delicious, I would fly back just to have one again! Our room was one of 4 in a little cabana type building, a bit of a walk from the main area, but nice & private regardless. The gardens and grounds were beautiful - there was a mango tree right outside our room! Our room was large with a seating area separate from the main bedroom as well as a private patio. The bathroom was large overall, but a touch dated in our room, and the shower pressure wasn't great. There was free wifi, but not in your room. It was in the main area of the resort near the buffet restaurant where the nightly events take place only. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Aug 21, 2014 - Steve J - Halesworth, United Kingdom

Lovely place with clean apartments (Butlins type layout) which are kept clean daily and are big enough for a family. The location is beautiful and the sea like bath water. Some of the loungers... Read more are not the best but plentiful so you wont have a problem laying down on the beach or around one of the numerous pools. The food was good and lots to choose from so you wont go hungry and the bars are open for most of the day/night. A great place to go for Family or Romance (or both!) Read less

4 of 5 stars
Aug 19, 2014 - Chris L - California, United States

We just got back from our holiday. 2 adults and 2 girls, 14 years old. We felt for an all-inclusive resort that the value was very good. The water sports require that you get in line early in the... Read more morning. We lined up every day at 6:30am and the facility opens at 8am. For us it became a nice routine. We'd grab a couple of chairs, some coffee and chat with those in line. Water skiing goes fast. At 6:30 I was usually number 1 or 2 in line. Water skiing is 3 tries and twice around the bay. The banana boat also goes fast, there are 2 small Hobie Cats that normally have spots open. If you're going skiing then you'll wait in line. There is a nice restaurant on the water where we had breakfast to order every day. No reservation required. The pools are nice, the gym was also nice. We played a little tennis, but it's a bit hot for that. We had a Garden View Room. It was nice as we had our own room with the girls on a fold out couch in their own room. Bathroom is spacious and TV has HDMI hookup if your bringing gadgets. WiFi....The free WiFi is not so good. There are so many users at the WiFi area that it's tough to log on and you can only do limited things. Email and small messages. There are so many people on the server that I often gave up. That said, for $50/week you can have one gadget on the hi-speed wifi in your room. For me it was worth it. It was reasonably fast and no issues. That said, it's one gadget only. After 2 weeks the food gets old, but it was always decent. We found the staff friendly. Some things need upgrading but for the price it's a very nice place. Everyone we ran into felt the same. Every once in a while you see someone really yelling at the staff. You can't please everyone. Plan on spending about $200 RT for the cab to the airport. Bring more bug spray than you think you'll need. They charge $18 U.S. for a small bottle of OFF. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Aug 19, 2014 - Tracie89 - Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

Had the good fortune to have a 2 week stay at the Smugglers Cove in July/August this year. First impressions were excellent, however, on reflection there are areas that could be greatly improved... Read more . Will not slate the Hotel as the staff we excellent and could not do enough for you. The rooms were very spacious and comfortable - silly things need attention like the Bathrooms (need modernisation) Fridges - should be standard in every room. Irons & Hair dryers are on 2 pin plugs when they have three pin sockets as standard. Like I said silly little things. Food was acceptable in every restaurant, can not fault drinks service. Entertainment however was a low point. The Hotel needs to invest in a new sound system and probably new entertainers. The Steel Band on the other hand were excellent. Main Bar closed at 11pm - which for an all inclusive is poor but there was Tommy's Rum Shop - under-utilised needs updating and promoting. The major down side in this modern age was the Wifi - when and if you could connect it was slow & kept bouncing due to the demand on the bandwidth. Yes I know you are on holiday but people still feel the need to go on line No wifi in the rooms only in the main bar area or around the Spa. All in all - would I go back - yes! I have read some terrible review and personally I think they are slightly harsh but then everyone is entitled to their own opinion and people to have holiday nightmares. Oh and re the insect bites any deet based repellant appeared to work - lemongrass not! Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 18, 2014 - Nancy J -

My boyfriend and i spent the weekend at Smugglers Cove and we had an amazing time. Our room was clean, the staff friendly and accommodating, tge drinks were on point and the food was excellent. The... Read more range of pools is perfect and the swim up bar is great. Only disappoinments were the range of channels offered by the cable provider and there was no wifi in the room. It was our first time at an all inclusive resort and definitely worth the price. Can't wait to visit again! Read less

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