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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.
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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My husband and I, just returned from a trip of 7 days (Feb 23rd to March 2nd). The resort is realy clean, 3 unlimited restos "à la carte", buffet was excellent & quality of foods was always top... Read more notch, 7 pools to enjoy (kids & adults only). We had a big suite with a separate section has a living room also quite big. Some of the staff were not smiling but some others like Crissey were amazing. A lot of activities on the site everyday for everyone. We will go back! Read less
We, two couples, just returned from a five night stay. We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and would definitely return. We found the food at both the buffet and the a la carte restaurants to be quite... Read more good, with ample variety. We cruise a lot and if we were to judge, the food was at least as good as the best on any cruise line. The rooms could do with bit of spucing up, we had no luck with the the room to room telephone service and figuring out the right setting for the shower was a bit of a challenge. But these minor inconveniences were more than compensated for by the friendly, attentive staff and the overall experience. Read less
We took the family to Smugglers Cove to have a well deserved holiday Oh And to get married. Firstly the wedding. We had a fantastic experience. The organisation, the venue, the... Read more We took the family to Smugglers Cove to have a well deserved holiday...... Oh...... And to get married. Firstly the wedding. We had a fantastic experience. The organisation, the venue, the experience was fantastic. The day was so organic that it was almost relaxing (ok, I might be exaggerating a bit there). Everything is managed before hand and you genuinely can just enjoy the day. As for the holiday, it was great! OK, Smugglers Cove is not a 5 star resort, but to be honest, we didn't pay 5 star money. We read some of the reviews on here (after we had paid for the holiday) and had some trepidation on the flight over. We shouldn't have worried. The resort is great. The accommodation was good and clean. The food was fine and the facilities were right for the whole family. There was always something to do and the entertainment was surprisingly...... Erm entertaining. Some tips that I wish I had known before I went 1. Although not advertised, there is wifi in most rooms. Just search for SMUGGLERS COVE RESORT. 2. Take your evening meals at the cove buffet as early as possible. Food and service is much better. 3. There are childrens special meals at the bottom of the cove buffet area. This info is not given out for some reason. There are two food stations usually with pizza, fish fingers or chicken strips with fries. 4. If you want shade by the pool or sea, unfortunately you have to rise early to stake a claim for a bed..... Leave a towel at about 6am. Read less
OUR STAY FROM FEBRUARY 16 THRU 23 2014 Finally recovered from the most terrible trip I ever had….. Upon arrival we were not so nicely greeted ….were brought to our first room number 509 which... Read more took over an hour and a half to open, as many of us in that area of bungalows. While I waited for someone to open the door a young man approached with a big tank and said im here for your room I said great because it was an hour I had been standing there alone in the dark waiting for someone to come back……… He then said oh im sorry is it for the ants………….OMG…HE WAS THERE TO SPRAY THAT WHOLE SECTION OF BUNGALOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then he left embarrassed to go to the next room in the mean time a guy brought me back to the reception that I flagged down to take me and my luggage back to reception area. where along the way we had found vince who got lost trying to find his way back to reception in the dark……… When we were finally able to get into the room we found the air conditioner leaking with puddles of water on the floor and the bathroom full of ants. I told the young man I refused to stay in the room under no uncertain terms and would sleep in the reception until they would accommodate me……….after another long half hour we were escorted to room 515 at the back end of what seemed a deserted area….along with us were two young girls in a panic because they were afraid of the area also we were sent to….this also being their second change of rooms. We stayed there that night with hesitation to be kept awake all night by barking dogs and motors of trucks. The next morning along with other guests we waited in line to complain of our accomodations which they insisted were our travel planners fault…….to once again transfer us to a room even further away up on a hill. It was cleaner but the bathroom was neglected and the tv didn’t work as in many rooms. The food was less than satisfactory there were cats everywhere looking to be fed, and the staff there forced any type of smile……..in most cases you received your beverage when you had finished your meal. The bar service was not the best either….we watched in amazement how they washed the glasses and they ran out of rum and vodka on the second day……..(this was heard from many from the people who caused a great commotion upon learning they ran out of liqor.) we looked forward to having alot of fruits during our meals as they talked about the mangos coconut etc..........but unfortunately that was lacking also. Entertainment was ok but there was no atmosphere during the day, there was only one barmaid that would hook up her Iphone to the speakers otherwise there was no music or entertainment during the day…. the pools were not cleaned on a regular basis, the beach was terrible full of seaweed and a dark sand which we were told was because we were between two mountains and there was volcanic residue the water was full of rocks………. Any departure from the beach was no less than 80.00 yet to rent a car was 200$ for the week. all excursions were 200$++++…..the people were less than accommodating. We went into Rodney bay to find nicer beaches but were harassed because we didn’t belong to the hotels there and the public beaches were in the same condition as ours on the resort. This resort needs major work and the staff should have a course on smiling…………. This was not a place I would recommend to anyone and will surely never return there again. This was a disappointing and very costly experience. I also posted this letter on trip advisor. Read less
we stayed here for 7 nights in the last week of february as a couple with a toddler. we loved the vast grounds full of tropical fruit trees (mango, banana, breadfruit, etc) and the many vibrant... Read more we stayed here for 7 nights in the last week of february as a couple with a toddler. we loved the vast grounds full of tropical fruit trees (mango, banana, breadfruit, etc...) and the many vibrant flowers. This is a great place to bring the kids- they have a wonderful kids club service that allows you to leave your child for a few hours between 9am-4pm. We left our son 3 times in the morning for an hour or two while we enjoyed the watersports (snorkelling, kayaking, sailing, banana boat- all great fun!). The ladies did a great job taking care of him and he had a few friends to play with (ration 2 women per 4-6 kids!). We loved the water sports offered. The beach for nice, although we did not like that people would claim their chairs with towels and would be nowhere in sight thoughout the day. The food was wonderful. There was never a day where I did not enjoy what was offered (and i'm vegetarian!). We mostly ate the the buffet as its easier to get in and out with a toddler (no waiting for food!). He loved looking at and running after the cats nearby. We ate at the waterside restaurant once and the service was better than the usual buffet and the atmosphere felt like a real restaurant (although the food was nothing different from the buffet). Our room was simple and calm. We loved the huge bed! We went out of the resort on three occasions: to pigeons island (by foot). it has a great view and boasts french ruins. We took a sailing tour to soufriere which was wonderful (loved the snorkelling stop in the marine park). And finally we just rented a taxi for the full day and went to all the other activities we wanted to see: banana plantation, cocao plantation, marigot bay, castries market on saturday... we would definitely recommend this place! Read less