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At a glance

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

Hotel facilities

Bar

Fitness Centre

Internet Access

Kids Activities

Sailing

Swimming Pool

Tennis

Water Skiing

Wind Surfing

All Inclusive

Beach Holiday

Golf

Wedding

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

3.5

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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).

Entertainment

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 based on 1609 reviews Location
    • 3.5 based on 1606 reviews Rooms
    • 4 based on 1785 reviews Service
    • 4 based on 1761 reviews Value
    • 4 based on 1755 reviews Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (496)
    • Very Good (744)
    • Average (365)
    • Poor (150)
    • Terrible (104)

After reading some of the earlier reviews, I am thinking I must have stayed at the wrong resort.The SCR&S resort myself and 11 other family members stayed, was nothing as described below. 1st the...

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3 of 5 stars
Aug 28, 2014 - Vicky M - New York City, New York

After reading some of the earlier reviews, I am thinking I must have stayed at the wrong resort.The SCR&S resort myself and 11 other family members stayed, was nothing as described below. 1st the... Read more front door had huge creases around it where the bugs came through, the bathroom was filled with ants. there are no electrical outlets in the bathroom for hair dryers. The lamps next to the beds did not work. The buffet breakfast was the same everyday including the salt fish dish. Please do not ask for bottle water or you will offend the waiters. We waited forever for coffee and tea, milk came 10 mins later when the coffee was cold. Staff was not the friendliest While SCRS has its own beach, there were lots of rocks. Good things- lots of pools, Café Asia's food was good, so was Waterside Restaurant .. both require reservations.. I hate to say this but the clerk making the reservation needed an attitude adjustment. .. night entertainment was good. - It's not the worst Resort, but it could definitely be better. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Aug 27, 2014 - 17Merlin - Dunfermline, United Kingdom

Had a relaxing ten night stay last December. Looked at a lot of the reviews before we went and they were really mixed. Decided to splash out on the helicopter transfers as the resort is at the... Read more opposite end of the island to the airport. Helicopter transfer was amazing and well worth it after a lengthy flight. On arrival at Smugglers they appeared to be a bit disorganised. No one explained to us where the main restaurant was, what facilities were available to guests which would have helped when we were trying to find the restaurant to go for breakfast. The rooms were very clean and spacious and Berthelina our maid was very friendly and very helpful. Food in the buffet was very good as was in some of the other restaurants which you have to book. Plenty of fruit or alcoholic cocktails available at any time of the day although very disappointing that you cannot get small bottles of water or soft drinks that you could keep in your fridge as happens in most other all inclusive resorts. We were told we could take the drinks back to our room but that is not that same as having soft drinks or water in the fridge at all times especally if you arrive late at night and are exhausted and would just like a cool drink without trying to find the bar. The resort itself is very large and it looked as though they had started to refurbish certain areas and then stopped, there are plenty of sunbeds although when we were there it was sometimes difficult to find a nice quiet spot. Weather when we were there was unexpectedly wet and even the locals were surprised as to how wet it was as the rainy season should have passed. Digna and Jackie in the jewellery shop are lovely people, very friendly and we always said hello when we were passing. Read less

3 of 5 stars
Aug 27, 2014 - LauriDB - London, United Kingdom

The ammenities the hotel lists seem fantastic and most activities were available. I have to say the staff were wonderful and very helpful, especially Edlon at the spa. The gardens, the cove itself... Read more are beautiful and private and the beach activities are great. The restaurants were delicious and the buffet style restaurant had a lot of variety. The pools were nice and there were many to choose from, but there were not nearly enough parasols even when we asked for more we were told there weren't anymore. The tennis courts were very rundown and the flood lights were broken so tennis couldn't be played in the evening (essential when in the Carribbean heat), and the gym had a smashed window. There was not much nightlife, the same performances were just repeated night after night. There was only one communal seating area which doubled as the nightlife area, which was small and very rundown and was the only place we could get Wifi. The rooms were a decent size, a little run down and rough around the edges, but the bathroom was tiny. The shower was dated and we had no hot water, when we complained and it was investigated, we were simply told there was nothing they could do as lots of people were taking showers at the same time, we would just have to wait. Read less

3 of 5 stars
Aug 26, 2014 - Sandra H -

I was there last week , hotel definitely needed some work and some money spent on it. People are lovely and friendly . It is ok if you just want their tours as there is nothing to do nearby. Mind u... Read more your are on a beach but beware it is a public beach .good for a rest Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 25, 2014 - Carol H - London, United Kingdom

My family had a fantastic two weeks at this resort! The grounds beautiful, marvellous staff (so friendly). water sports all included which allowed us to try out the water skiing, banana boat... Read more , kayaking, snorkling all free of charge. Several restaurants, our favourite was the waterside which catered the local food along with a menu suitable for children, other restaurants included Italian and Asian, again good standard. We ventured out a few times Zip wiring in the rain forest was a real hit and if you want to see the Pitons an alternative way (rather than your tour company) is by speed boat with Captain Typhoon, you get a taste of the real Caribbean. A fantastic time had by all and wouldn't hesitate in recommending this hotel. One more thing if you can afford it try travelling from the airport via helicopter to the resort a wonderful way to see the island first hand! Read less

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