Bodyholiday

St Lucia, Caribbean

The hotel

This renowned health and wellbeing resort is the home of the original 'BodyHoliday' — a rejuvenating holiday experience that combines an incredible daily programme of complimentary spa treatments in the award-winning Wellness Centre. A wealth of daily inclusive activities and fitness classes are also included, making the options positively endless! Be sure to keep an eye on the featured theme months that are held at BodyHoliday too, ranging from yoga retreats in October Yoga, to learning how to dance the Cuban Cha Cha Cha and Salsa during Jive June. However, the achievement of good health and wellbeing are not just restricted to exercise, restorative beauty and relaxation, a good diet is also one of four pillars upon which the BodyHoliday is built. Savour the culinary delights at the five restaurants on offer, providing you with an array of tempting meals to include fusion cuisine at the AAA Diamond Award winning TAO and grilled fish, fresh pizzas and traditional afternoon tea at the Pavilion, set on the seaside boardwalk along Cariblue Beach.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Anniversary and special occasions
  • Beachfront location
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball

Where is it

On secluded Cariblue Beach. 20 minutes to Castries. Transfer time from airport: 1 hour 30 minutes-2 hours.

Hotel information

155 Luxury Rooms on 4 floors in 4 buildings with 2 lifts. All with balcony/terrace (except Single Garden View Rooms), air-conditioning, WiFi access, clock radio, mini-fridge, safe, bathrobes and hairdryer. Standard Garden View Rooms have 1 queen-size bed (no balcony or mini-fridge), sleeping maximum 1 adult.

All Inclusive of: all meals and afternoon tea. All drinks including sparkling wine by the glass, premium brands and wine (excluding bottled water) with lunch and dinner. All activities and entertainment above unless otherwise stated.

 

Luxury Rooms, all recently refurbished, have a garden view and 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds (twin beds are on request only and subject to availability), sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child aged 12-16 years. Most Luxury Rooms have a shower only (4 have bathtubs and are on request, subject to availability).

Luxury Ocean View Rooms, all recently refurbished, have a pool view and some with a partial ocean view. Each with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child aged 12-16 years.

Luxury Oceanfront Rooms – located adjacent to the sea, with 1 king-size bed and with an oversized bathroom. Sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Grand Luxury Oceanfront Rooms are newly refurbished with modern bathrooms including a bathtub in the bedroom. Located in a 4-storey building with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, with a generously sized balcony and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Grand Luxury Oceanfront Junior Suites have been recently refurbished and are furnished to the same high standard as the Grand Luxury Oceanfront Rooms but with a sitting room area. Sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Grand Luxury Oceanfront Suites are newly refurbished and located on the top floor of a 2-storey building adjacent to the ocean with lovely views of the Caribbean Sea from the double-sized balcony. Featuring a separate living room and bathtub. Sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Penthouse Suite features an open floor plan with a large living area, wet-bar, a free-standing wall unit dividing the living and bedroom spaces. The Penthouse suite's piece de résistance private Hammam, which features a marble-slab heated massage bed, marble benches and steam room. Sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Please note: twin beds are on a request only basis and subject to availability. This is in the Luxury Rooms and Luxury Ocean View Rooms only. All other room types have 1 king-size bed.

5 restaurants: TAO (reservations required 48-hours in advance), Cariblue, Cariblue Windows (tasting menu with wine paring), The Deli, The Pavillion Grill at the ClubHouse. 2 bars: Piano bar and the Clubhouse Bar. Please note: some dishes carry a surcharge.

Nightly live entertainment. Piano bar open every evening until the last guest leaves! Weekly manager's cocktail party.

There are 3 pools including an exercise pool, whirlpool. The Wellness Centre* includes a specialist skin clinic, hair and beauty salon and Pavitra — the first Ayurvedic centre outside of India, using organic Indian products with traditional therapies. Each adult receives 1 complimentary spa treatment per day from an inclusive menu of 12 treatments (excludes day of arrival and departure). Additional treatments available at local charge. A dedicated Teen Spa menu is available for young adults during the WellFit Families programme. Gym. Aerobics, soft adventure programme, relaxation classes with T'ai Chi, Rooftop Zen deck for Yoga and meditation, dance classes, Tree House Studio for spin and spin max classes. 1 complimentary beach scuba-dive per day for qualified divers (boat dives at a charge) and a try dive for beginners. Bike tours, rock climbing, fencing, archery, volleyball, water-skiing, tennis, windsurfing and sailing. Sailing school. Tuition included for all activities. Golf Academy with 4 practice holes, putting green and scheduled golf lessons included, 2 floodlit tennis courts and an archery range. An 18-hole golf course* is available nearby at discounted rates for BodyHoliday guests. Series of themed months throughout the year including Jive June, Yoga retreats with guest presenters and WellFit retreats.

Complimentary WiFi Internet access available in the rooms. Library and concierge. Boutique and Vendor's market.

From the 1 Dec ‘20 a Tourism Accommodation Fee will apply. This mandatory fee will be $6 per person per night (payable locally, subject to change). Children aged 12-17 will be charged US $3 per person, per night. No fee for under 12s.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: minimum age is 16 years except Easter: 6 Apr–27 Apr '21, Summer: 26 May–31 Aug '21, Christmas: 21–30 Dec '20 and 21 Dec-29 Dec 21, when children aged 12 and over are welcome. Children aged 14 and above can have the Teen spa menu, children under that age do not receive treatments.

Please note: The Wellness Centre is closed 25 Dec.

Please note: all rooms are non-smoking.

Themed Months:

1. Sailing Masterclass:
Offering you the chance to learn from the world’s best sailors in the luxury of an award-winning all-inclusive spa resort. From introductory lessons for first timers to competitive regattas for more experienced sailors, there is something for everyone.

2. Yoga Masterclass

3. WellFit Retreat:
intensive, week-long training programmes with an aim to transform your body, attitude and approach to health and wellbeing. 

4. Jive June:
The Cuban Cha Cha Cha and Salsa, the fiery Argentine Tango, the Caribbean Merengue, American Jive and the energetic Columbian Zumba — dancing has a truly global appeal!

5. WellFit Families:
Family based fitness week that encompasses all aspects of the resort. You can expect to; develop your physical fitness, strength and stamina with our unique Beach Boot Camps instructed by visiting Olympians, gain mental focus and clarity through Yoga presented by International Teachers and learn new skills such as first aid CPR, basic sailing and even healthy cooking. 

6. September Solos: 
Solos is designed to offer the best elements of health, well-being and fun with other like-minded solo travellers, including hosted dinners. BodyHoliday Solos is open to guests staying in Single Garden rooms (or paying for Single occupancy in a double room).

7. October Yoga: 
Designed for everyone from the beginner to the more advanced, the month-long programme of activities, led by experienced teachers, offers limitless lessons from sunrise to sunset–featuring Hatha, Ashtanga, Shanthi and Katti yoga and meditation classes.

8. Pre-Christmas Restorative Break:
Why react when you can prepare? If you are looking for a world class resort where health and wellness is at the core of our expertise then The BodyHoliday, is undoubtedly the resort for you. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Always awesome!

Nov 16, 2020 joannm304

I planned a last minute getaway and it was amazing. I ended up extending my stay an additional 2 days. They did a great job with covid protocol. What I love about Body Holiday- the staff is so welcoming and the accommodations are beautiful; there is a variety of activities offered everyday; the included daily spa treatments are first class;… Read more
I planned a last minute getaway and it was amazing. I ended up extending my stay an additional 2 days. They did a great job with covid protocol. What I love about Body Holiday- the staff is so welcoming and the accommodations are beautiful; there is a variety of activities offered everyday; the included daily spa treatments are first class; fully equipped gym (with CrossFit equipment and a view); the beach; the pools! All the water sports are right on property and also included. If you are traveling alone, you have the option to dine at the communal table - an absolutely great way to meet new friends! This was my fourth stay! I’ll be back again. Read less
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Nov 12, 2020 flash2121

I actually regret booking this hotel. It was done on a whim, and after hearing good reviews I thought it should be a great place. Bearing in mind I usually go for more lux boutique hotels. Pros The only pro to this resort is their staff - they are generally lovely and helpful. Apart from that, it's awful. I regret spending 2k and I was… Read more
I actually regret booking this hotel. It was done on a whim, and after hearing good reviews I thought it should be a great place. Bearing in mind I usually go for more lux boutique hotels. Pros The only pro to this resort is their staff - they are generally lovely and helpful. Apart from that, it's awful. I regret spending 2k and I was literally counting down the days until I moved onto my second hotel - Sugar Beach (highly recommend) Cons: - I felt like I was stuck in the year 2000. Very dated in terms of experience, vibe and facilities. There was no special attention to the finer details in the customer experience. - This is not a place for under 30s. It was very much Club 35-55 and not in a good way. - Full of middle-class uncultured Brits (which is their target market) - who expect a very English experience despite being 10,000s of miles away from the UK. - The food was mediocre at best. Very inconsistent and lacked quality & freshness. After a while, everything tasted the same. I would often dread my meals, generally very bland. I was shocked to see a British Roast Dinner being served on one of the nights. This is a tropical black country with a wealth of beautiful flavours/foods and culture. - The English owners/managment were extremely standoffish. I got the impression that they don't treat staff particularly well either. The owners of this place really do need to reconsider and evolve their hotel to the current day if they want to have any chance of staying relevant in a post-COVID world. I just don't understand why people are obsessed with this place. I suspect that the people who love this place wholeheartedly are very English and unsophisticated, Read less
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Nov 12, 2020 swuzyg Lowestoft, United Kingdom

We visited just before lockdown on our delayed honeymoon and had the most amazing time. The staff really make the body holiday a special place. They are so warm, welcoming and helpful. The room was fantastic, a good size with lovely little touches to make the stay special. The daily spa treatment was so relaxing and there were plenty of… Read more
We visited just before lockdown on our delayed honeymoon and had the most amazing time. The staff really make the body holiday a special place. They are so warm, welcoming and helpful. The room was fantastic, a good size with lovely little touches to make the stay special. The daily spa treatment was so relaxing and there were plenty of activities to do each day so you could be as active as you wanted. I loved trying watersports for the first time. The food at all the restaurants was great. The only down side I would say was the amount of mosquito’s and how long it took to get to the hotel from the airport. However that didn’t spoil our trip at all. We honestly had the most amazing time. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bravo Bodyholiday

Nov 10, 2020 tillycat2014 London, United Kingdom

I will keep this short and sweet. I arrived a week after re-opening. All of the Covid protocols were implemented professionally and efficiently in true Bodyholiday style. Yes, things were a bit different but did it affect my holiday? Absolutely not, I had an amazing time. Service was excpetional as ever and I did not want to leave. Huge… Read more
I will keep this short and sweet. I arrived a week after re-opening. All of the Covid protocols were implemented professionally and efficiently in true Bodyholiday style. Yes, things were a bit different but did it affect my holiday? Absolutely not, I had an amazing time. Service was excpetional as ever and I did not want to leave. Huge congratulations and thanks to every single member of staff. I salute you all. see you next May and thankyou Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great facilities, excellent staff beautiful location

Nov 10, 2020 Claudia R Beaconsfield, United Kingdom

Our 3rd visit to the hotel as the hotel reopened under Covid rules was very relaxing and enjoyable. The hotel dealt with the Covid precautions in a sensitive and appropriate way ensuring that we were kept safe but it didn't detract from our holiday. The spa treatments and activities were as excellent as normal as were the cocktails. Food was not… Read more
Our 3rd visit to the hotel as the hotel reopened under Covid rules was very relaxing and enjoyable. The hotel dealt with the Covid precautions in a sensitive and appropriate way ensuring that we were kept safe but it didn't detract from our holiday. The spa treatments and activities were as excellent as normal as were the cocktails. Food was not as good and the range of choice was quite a lot less especially the buffet but still of a good standard for an all inclusive hotel. Our room the Grand Luxury Ocean Front was lovely and we would definitely want to stay in this type of room again. Read less