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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.
On a beach in the Cap Estate. 30 mins to Castries. Transfer time from airport: 1 hour 30 min.Larger Map
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. Island 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).
Deluxe Rooms - located around the complex – with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Premium 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. Premium 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. Premium 1-Bedroom 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.
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.
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).
WiFi* in lobby and Internet access also in Piton Lounge. Babysitting service* after 5.00pm (reservations required). Laundry/dry cleaning service*.
*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 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.
3 nights except 21 Dec '14-05 Jan '15 when it is 5.Check Prices Back to top
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Very nice 4 star resort with lots of activities. Went during first week of December and found that with 7 swimming pools, none were ever crowded. Staff was very friendly and food was excellent. A... Read more special thanks to Sandra in housekeeping and Whitney serving in the Cove Buffet. Your service was excellent. I recommend the day-long speedboat excursion down the west side of the island to the 2 Petons, volcano, mudbath, waterfall and much more. This is an excellent value at $75 /person and is quite a thrill with a great tour. Watch for Peter on the beach promoting the tour. The bus ride from south end of island to resort at north end is about 1-1/2 hours, but is a great way to see the island. Helicopter transport is available as an alternative. Dave N. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada Read less
Visited Smugglers with my mother in law from dec.6 to dec.13 2014. I'm 33 and she is 59. We both had an amazing time. The food was delicious in comparison to other resorts and staff were extremely... Read more friendly. The beach is a bit small but beautiful all the same. The excursions offered are fantastic and safe. We chose the shopping tour and soufrieres trip which included a catamaran trip to a waterfall, mud bath, volcano and snorkeling (booze and some food included). The rooms are basic but comfortable. Our only gripe was that our a/c stopped working and had to change rooms. My one word of advice: DO NOT go to the street parties off the resort at night. We chose not to take part and glad we did not. Other people from the resort did and were pick pocketed and subjected to other cruel and disgusting behaviour by some of the locals. This is only indicative to those particular individuals at that event not of all locals. On all of our day excursions the locals were friendly and welcoming for the most part. We would definitely return to Smugglers :) Read less
We had a great time! The food was delicious. Everything was excellent. I also wanted to mention that we had a great time on a boat trip that we had gotten from Captain Edmund Gemini Boat Tours. You... Read more can find Captain Edmund on the beach at Smugglers Cove. Our tour guides were fabulous that day. I will be returning again hopefully soon!!!!! Noreen & Guy MontrÃ©al QuÃ©bec Read less
I've just returned from a week at Smugglers Cove with my adult daughter. Having read the mixed reviews for this resort, we weren't expecting anything too special but we were pleasantly surprised and... Read more had a fantastic holiday. The rooms are very tired and dated but are not lacking in character, and we were fortunate to be allocated a suite (not really an appropriate description) close to reception, which was very convenient. Some of the rooms are a very long distance away from the beach, pools, bars, etc.The resort is not well lit at night and some of the paths are uneven or slippery when wet. We saw a couple of guests fall and hurt themselves during our stay. One other minor niggle is that there was not much explanation about the resort facilities or where things were when we checked in. We were just given a small photocopied map of the resort which didn't really do justice to the facilities on offer. I was surprised there was no pack or literature in the room. For us, the best features of Smugglers Cove were the beautifully maintained grounds and the lovely pools. Although this is a large resort, there are plenty of peaceful corners where you can relax. We didn't spend much time on the beach so I can't really comment on the activities on offer, but the sand was raked daily and there were plenty of sun loungers available. There was a wide variety of food available, and by and large it was of good quality in each of the restaurants we used. Without exception, all of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful, but wherever we went in St Lucia we were greeted with a smile and genuine warmth. This is a beautiful island inhabited by wonderful people and we will definitely be back. I look forward to seeing the changes planned for Smugglers Cove. Read less
We just spend a beautiful week at the Smugglers Cove resort. The staff was very friendly, the food was good, the entertainment was great, the sport activates with Cowboy were outstanding â€“ thank you... Read more again Cowboy! On the negative side, as many other people already mentioned, the hotel is old and in definite need for renovations. Initially we were given two of the 500 units and they were terrible â€“ small, doors were not opening, shower was impossible to regulate to get warm water. Next morning we moved to 218/19 and these rooms were much nicer. The kidâ€™s club experience was disappointing â€“ the ladies there were not very welcoming and engaging, our two girls did not want to go there. Despite these small issues, we had a great time. Read less