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

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Internet Access

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Water Skiing

Wind Surfing

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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.

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 (up to 16 years of age). 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, or 2 adults and 3 children.

Club Room Upgrades are available 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 gourmet 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 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 1488 reviews Location
    • 3.5 based on 1485 reviews Rooms
    • 4 based on 1645 reviews Service
    • 4 based on 1638 reviews Value
    • 4 based on 1636 reviews Cleanliness
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    • Very Good (676)
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We stayed from March 30th to April 6, 2014. Had a group of 14 people. The hotel was nice but could use some improvements. The staff was very friendly, we had a nice time. In all of the other...

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3 of 5 stars
Apr 16, 2014 - kimmycake -

We stayed from March 30th to April 6, 2014. Had a group of 14 people. The hotel was nice but could use some improvements. The staff was very friendly, we had a nice time. In all of the other... Read more all-inclusives that i have been to, there was a place that you could get some type of food at any time. here there was not. If you missed a meal you had to wait until it was time for the next one. Most of the rooms are up a hill. If you have problems with that you may want to check into before reserving. We paid to upgrade our room. The cost was pretty high to do so. The rooms advertised a Japenese soaking tub on the balconey. This turned out to be a jacuzzi in the bathroom that didnt work so it was a "soaking tub" But because we upgraded, we did not have the hill to climb! Most things are closed at 11 pm only Tommys Rum bar open (indoors) there is nothing in the mini fridge so you may want to make a stop at a store to get some bottled water or soda. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Apr 15, 2014 - A TripAdvisor Member -

Hotel is located on the northwest coast with walking access to pigeon island through one end of beach in the resort. The resort is a very big area and you may have to walk a bit if your room is far... Read more away from the lounge and pools. Room was clean (stayed at 142 - close to the lobby) and well serviced. The fridge was empty, didn't bother to ask them to stock it, as we are always out and about. We did fill it with bottles of coconut water to quench our thirst when needed. We found that the staff and other holiday makers were very friendly - became friends with quite a few and still in touch! Pools are ok, nothing special. There only one shower by pool area and it was broken, hasn't been repaired for awhile. Beach chairs in prime locations were taken by the guests very early. It's frustration at times because many of them just throw their towel on them and bugger off, never to come back. Food was good, lots of variety with different cuisine everyday but breakfast. Diving is ok and there's no diving centre at the resort. You have to book through reps and it's a long (at least 40 min) travel either by road or by boat. So if you are doing two dives in a day, you will leave hotel at 8 and come back at 5-5.30. Street party on Fridays are good as well the catamaran tour and zip lines. We found that botanical garden and mud bath as waste of time - nothing exciting. You will spot more plants and flowers in the resort. We hoped for a very nice holiday and it did not disappoint us. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Apr 15, 2014 - Louise C -

We have had the best 11 nights at Smugglers Cove. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming from entertainers to waitresses to the gardners! The best holiday we, as a family, have ever been to. Yes it... Read more is a little tired in places and could do with some freshening up but you can not fault the location, the hospitality and the St Lucians. The buffet selection is brilliant, lots to choose from although not much selection for children's buffet. My two (11 and 8) ate from the main buffet every time. Waterside Grill is a must! The food is phenominal, the atmosphere great and location, perfect! Onsite watersports is brilliant. Between us we tried water skiing, banana boat and kayaks. There are jet skis but as they are privately hired out, we decided not to try them. You are pestered a little if you sit on the public beach by the jewellery sellers and private boat hire company but if you sit by pool, they are not allowed on to the complex. A visit to Castries is a must. The markets are great and the man who makes the wooden ornaments and wall hangings is fantastic! The catamaran trip on the Mango Tango boat is well worth a go. You get to see the waterfall, mud baths, plantation with lunch and the pitons plus swim/snorkel in a secluded bay, all in one day! My husband informs me that the deep sea fishing trip is also a must! We hope to be able to visit St Lucia again in the future and would definitely make Smugglers Cove our destination. Thank you to all at the hotel Read less

3 of 5 stars
Apr 15, 2014 - Julie C -

Had a great time. People on the island are very friendly. I met and made friends with Michele, she was my go to girl at the resort. My go to guy was Eugene - Car: TX618. He was very reliable... Read more , and respects your time when he had to pick up and drop us off. Eugene is such a gentleman. Just let the receptionist know to call Eugene and give car plate #. Read less

1 of 5 stars
Apr 14, 2014 - Daniel D - Pyecombe, null, United Kingdom

well ,if you like butlins in the sun this is the place, the resort smell of sewage as you walk around ,our room was not checked when we arrived and nothing worked it took three days to sort ,we slept... Read more with the aircon on allnighton the first night room was freezing as the remote did not work called reception three times gave up having waited two hours we needed to sleep as been travelling for 14 hrs ,foods average ,although the pizza was good in the italian ,we ate out after the 2nd night some great restuarants on the island ,The resort is massive we were relived to have booked the sea front rooms ,you were nearly back in england if you had a room at the back of the resort ,your drinks are served in plastic glasses ,you have to que for your drinks like the tuck shop at school ,there no ash tray so cigeratte butts everywhere .i could go on and on ,the island is fab ,go to st lucia but not here Read less

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