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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 (517)
    • Very Good (770)
    • Average (375)
    • Poor (154)
    • Terrible (106)

Just got home and already missing the resort. Stayed in a one bedroom suite room # 125. very nice room close to the main lobby and very quiet. The staff at the resort always had a smile, always said...

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5 of 5 stars
Oct 22, 2014 - peipeter - pei

Just got home and already missing the resort. Stayed in a one bedroom suite room # 125. very nice room close to the main lobby and very quiet. The staff at the resort always had a smile, always said... Read more hello and treated us like we were at a 5 star resort. Thanks jimmy for getting us to our room. Thanks alfreda for all the good drinks. Thanks to Jacque from activities we had a good time. Just to name a few, but thanks to all the staff. I found all the food to be fresh and tasty. All the restaurants had very good food. a 24 hour bar would have been nice. The grounds were keep very nice. Wifi in piton lounge was alright not the fastest but i am there on vacation to enjoy the beach and sun Had a great time on the land and sea tour to Soufriere . It was a beautifull tour of the island Hope to be back soon Read less

3 of 5 stars
Oct 21, 2014 - Ishbilia - Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia

Pro's. Just got back on the 20th of October 2014. Just my Wife and I. Great location and wonderful well kept grounds, on a beautiful island. Great staff, and food of a good quality. Clean pools... Read more albeit shallow 5' deep end. Cons. These are a mix of dissatisfaction, and possibly cultural. The latter is a matter of personal taste. Accomodation. Front door distorted, room, clean but tired, bed clean and comfortable, puddle on floor next to closet from A\C unit. Bathroom was of a very poor standard, water dropping from ceiling next to wc. Poor lighting, damaged tiles around shower mixer, very poor shower, blind on bathroom window damaged. Safe. Loose the key to this and they want US$100.00!! You could find yourself in a room several hundred metres from the facilities, bear this in mind. Entertainment. Unbelievably noisy, and not good. No air-conditioned bar open until 23:00h! So sit and listen to ear splitting crap music and an MC screaming his head off drinking out of plastic beakers - yes plastic. Or return to your room. As I said personal taste, I and the couples we befriended were pretty disgusted, others from an afrocarribean ethnicity clearly enjoyed the entertainment I think, so my comment may be cultural. I'll just add, we like reggae, and calypso, but this was neither. Sea. Not clear at all, warm though. We have visited the carribean before at this time of the season and the seas elsewhere have been pretty much crystal clear. Taxi's. About US$30.00 return trip to Rodney Bay which is a 5 minute drive - very expensive for tourists. Its a spa hotel. But be warned treatments such as massage etc are horrendously expensive, look at US$150.00 ~ US$245.00. The price for a teenage special, manicure, pedicure etc is US$160.00! Summary. Too far to travel to risk a return visit. And would definitely not go during the high season. Read less

3 of 5 stars
Oct 21, 2014 - Zal S - Kent, United Kingdom

We have just returned from this hotel and our holiday was lovely. The hotel is quite a distance from the airport but most of the hotels on the island are so its not fair to judge this hotel on that... Read more alone. I would recommend taking a private transfer though for a comfortable ride. Upon arrival (after a very long journey with a toddler) we found the check in process to be quite poor. We were handed some keys and a drink and told to go to dinner at 6, we were not told anything about the hotel, nor made to feel very welcome. A porter took us to our room, which was lovely. We were approx 10 blocks back from the main area, but this wasn't a problem as we had a buggy for our son. The room we had was spacious with a ginormous bed and a cot for our son. He was a little too big for the cot so ended up most nights in with us. The bathroom was a little dated but sufficient for our needs. We had a fridge, kettle, coffee maker, proper hair dryer and tv so all of the essentials were there. The food in the restaurants was lovely, we spent most evenings in the cove buffet and couldn't fault the food or the service. All the staff on the ground were so welcoming and so child friendly it really put us at ease. We tried the waterside grill and again lovely food. This is a table service restaurant so was nice to dress up for and again we can't fault the Italian. We never got to try the Cafe Asia as no children were allowed but heard from other guests that it was lovely. Overall this was a good hotel. Would I come back again? Maybe, I get quite travel sick and so the transfer put me off however by taking the private taxi that made 100% difference and I was completely fine. My only negative point was the staff at reception, but you only see them twice, everyone else lovely. My top tip however, if you want the same level of personal service we experienced then I'd recommend going out of season. We were very lucky to be at the hotel when it was almost empty, as we left it started filling up and the level of service offered differs a lot. On that basis I can understand why people who travel at peak season complain because it is obvious how stretched the team are when the hotel is busy. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Oct 19, 2014 - Jill P - Oxford, United Kingdom

second year here and just as good as last year. Shame that there were so few guests but great for us, lovely peace and quiet. The food continues to be totally amazing, Cafe Asia is incredible - I... Read more really hope the new management don't change this aspect of the resort. Chrissy, Jacintha, Keith and all the crew are so friendly, you just can't go wrong. One downside? Completely abysmal wifi - you guys really need to do something about that, we are in the 21st century, I expect to be able to log on anywhere and get decent performance, not just in one specific spot by the pool. Otherwise, can't fault you. Thanks for a great 10 days! Read less

4 of 5 stars
Oct 19, 2014 - Lacey S - Red Deer, Canada

We visited Smugglers Cove in November of 2013 (I know I'm late). We had the most incredible vacation. The staff at the hotel (especially Javid and Samuel) made our stay so memorable. The facilities... Read more are clean and they have awesome pools. The hotel feels very private, as the beach is in a cove. We took the time to do some of the extras on the trip including: island tour and trip to the volcano, gondola ride, and the street party. I would recommend all of these activities! Overall a great trip for couples, friends and families alike! Read less

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