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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:
    • 4.0 Location
    • 4.0 Sleep Quality
    • 3.5 Rooms
    • 4.0 Service
    • 4.0 Value
    • 4.0 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (511)
    • Very Good (761)
    • Average (372)
    • Poor (154)
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My daughter and I came here for her Spring Break. We wanted a quiet place for a mother-daughter tropical vacation and we got that!! The food was great, pool was great, always had a chair, beach was...

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5 of 5 stars
Oct 1, 2014 - lmasher - West Lafayette, Indiana

My daughter and I came here for her Spring Break. We wanted a quiet place for a mother-daughter tropical vacation and we got that!! The food was great, pool was great, always had a chair, beach was... Read more great, and our room was great. We even had a guest kitty that came to see us daily....and we love cats. The only thing that wasn't what we expected was the resort was not near any shopping or near any city....not within walking distance. To get anywhere you have to take a cab and they are expensive!! We did do a couple of day trips which were fun and did take a cab into the city to do some shopping once but we mainly stayed on the resort and enjoyed the sun and food. We had a wonderful time!!!!! The staff does come off a little rude at first but just talk to them, they open up and are really wonderful if you just talk to them :-) Read less

4 of 5 stars
Sep 30, 2014 - henry54England - england

just back from smugglers, stayed there 10 nights, had a really good holiday most hotel staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean and comfortable a/c worked well, had a slight problem with... Read more coffee maker wrong plug phone reception twice to get it sorted then 4 different people turn up to sort problem, then problem was sorte ,,,, the grounds were well maintained, staff always busy, pools were a bit grubby some loose tiles hopefully will get these small problems sorted soon, buffet restraunt was good only dissapointed 1 night, booked 3 other restraunts, the food and the service was exellent we felt the asia cafe was the best out of the three, only problem was rules about wearing long trousers should be enforced, quite a few men had shorts??? any were else we have been they would have been told to change, entertainment in the piton bar was ok , best night was fire eater and limbo dancing the rest of the week was soso, and yes the bar ran out of vodka about 9.30pm didnt replenish til next day. done a couple of trips they were ok also walked to pidgeon island then up to the top of the fort, was hard going but we made it and it was worth all sweat,,, went on the sky ariel ride very good also done the gentle walk round rain forest. we done the piton mountains and sail back very good. overall we did have a great holiday weather very good with a few cooling rain showers, people we spoke to say they had great holiday also ,we will hopefully be back soon and maybe see some changes to pool areas.. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Sep 29, 2014 - Lesley B - London, United Kingdom

Firstly I have to say the staff at the Water Sports area, namely Christy, Michael, Dwight and Sherman were first class. Their patience and teaching skills cannot be underestimated given the... Read more challenge they faced teaching me to waterski! So absolutely thrilling to achieve this towards the end of the holiday - thanks to them, they are a terrifice team. We also tried out the sailing, snorkelling, canoeing as well as archery - thanks to Nakita we managed to hit the target! To be honest we didn't encounter anyone whether within or without the resort who was impolite or rude in any way. St Lucian's are a relaxed and laid back people and everything is "chilled". Our room was one of the deluxe garden view rooms which was lovely with a first class, huge bed and the much needed air conditioning worked a treat. Only a minor detail but the bath could have done with a slip mat. Everything was scrupiously clean and the cleaning ladies were a delight. I agree with one of the reviews which says the outside area can become slippery when wet and there is no undercover walkway for when the heavens do open! Again this is minor - take care and take and umbrella!! We went on a number of trips, booked via the very helpful desk staff, horse riding, zip lining and a daytime cruise to the Pitons and Soufriere which was fab. We booked a second boat trip with Captain Edmund (International!) on the beach, for half the price of the first trip minus some of the facilities, but nevertheless this was a relaxed trip where we went to the spice markets, lunch in Soufriere with a couple of beach and snorkelling stops and visits to caves. A small tip - the journey time from the airport is minimum 1hour 40 minutes and can be much longer due to traffic. We booked (at the excursion desk) the helicopter flight from Castries for about £100 each. This includes your luggage being taken to the airport seperately and a cab is sent to take you to Castries (about 20/25minutes) for the exciting 15 minute journey to the airport. Well worth it. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Sep 25, 2014 - Sueann G

Lovely staff Marsha, Lenneth and the lady who made our room value for money. We had a couple of concerns from the bars spoke to the man at the bar on Sunday evening who had a bad attitude. Saw this... Read more lady Sharmain at the Piton bar she made us feel very welcome and was able to turn our concerns around. We are very happy finishing the BBC, mango, spice and citrus rum. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Sep 24, 2014 - Gem C - Northampton

For a long time I wanted to go to St Lucia, which myself and husband did for our honeymoon (we got back yesterday 😖). When we arrived from a very long journey from the airport, we were helped to the... Read more room on a golf buggy-very cool and was met up with staff who gave us champagne for our honeymoon. Our bed was beautifully decorated too as was the table for our first proper meal. The resort definitely needs a little TLC, however it never stopped us enjoying ourselves. Some of the staff were rude and made you feel unwelcome, like they didn't want to be there. However, there were some amazing staff, these included the one and only Delbert, Jacquee, Glen, Vince, Thomas and the water sports team, they were fun and chatty and made you feel 100% welcome and helped you forget those who were not as great. We had some lovely weather and rain. When it does rain be careful as resort becomes very slippery; including by the pool and in the piton lounge-don't wear flip flops as it is easy to hurt yourself. The water sports were amazing. Our honeymoon was made better by meeting wonderful people and going on amazing excursions, such as Virgin Ahoy, sunset cruise and the segways in the rainforest. The beach does not have white sands, but you can go to other beaches. Lovely honeymoon, lovely experience. Read less

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