Bodyholiday

St Lucia, Caribbean

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 2703 reviews

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
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Anniversary and special occasions
  • Beachfront location
  • Golf

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. Most Luxury Rooms have a shower only (4 have bathtubs and are on request, subject to availability).

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 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.

Luxury Ocean View Rooms – have a pool view and some with a partial ocean view. Each with a 4-poster king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child aged 12-16 years. (Twin beds are on request only and subject to availability.)

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 a king-size 4-poster 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.

Penthouse Suite – recently refurbished, open floor plan featuring 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.

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 30 Apr '19 to receive up to 40% off the accommodation cost between 3 Jan '20–30 Apr '20 when staying 7 nights or more. Applicable to Standard Garden View, Luxury, Luxury Ocean View and Luxury Oceanfront. 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

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, gym, 1 complimentary beach scuba-dive per day for qualified divers (boat dives at a charge) and a try dive for beginners. 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. 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, 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, October Yoga and WellFit retreats.

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

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: minimum age is 16 years except Easter: 8 Apr '19/'20–29 Apr '19/'20, Summer: 27 May '19/'20–31 Aug '19/'20, and Christmas: 21–30 Dec '19, when the minimum age is 12 years. 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. 

Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 2703 reviews

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating WOW! A paradise !

Feb 17, 2019 Paul G

We stayed her for 12 nights in December. What can we say but a paradise and we will most certainly return at some stage! We travelled to St Lucia to get married in December so stayed here for a holiday and honeymoon all in one! Whilst we had a separate wedding planner to organize the church wedding and transfers Etc we would highly recommend… Read more
We stayed her for 12 nights in December. What can we say but a paradise and we will most certainly return at some stage! We travelled to St Lucia to get married in December so stayed here for a holiday and honeymoon all in one! Whilst we had a separate wedding planner to organize the church wedding and transfers Etc we would highly recommend anyone to stay here. Everything was amazing, we booked all inclusive ( first all inclusive holiday) which included all water sports, spa treatments food and drink (there were some extras for certain foods but 90% was inclusive). Just book it and go ! Read less
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Feb 14, 2019 LHR-Speedbird Windsor, United Kingdom

My first time to the BodyHoliday and to St Lucia. We stayed here at the beginning of February for a week with the family to celebrate my parents birthdays. Like so many others, the BodyHoliday has left us all with an undoubtable desire to return. Let me tell you why: 1) The family feeling. We felt like we'd joined a large family of staff and… Read more
My first time to the BodyHoliday and to St Lucia. We stayed here at the beginning of February for a week with the family to celebrate my parents birthdays. Like so many others, the BodyHoliday has left us all with an undoubtable desire to return. Let me tell you why: 1) The family feeling. We felt like we'd joined a large family of staff and guests. I have never been to a resort where there was such a significant social scene. The vast offering of activities allowed you to meet great people, whether it be competing in a friendly (and sometime competitive) game of volleyball on the beach or having a few drinks at the bar in the evening. We made great friends in our short week there. 2) The staff. Etiquette, friendliness, professionalism and "can't do enough for you" proposition nailed. Most I had met loved their job and appeared genuinely enthusiastic. Kudos to the GM/owner - you were mentioned by many as being great bosses. 3) Facilities. They have all of them (almost). There is an endless list of fitness classes, activities, water sports, spa facilities with inclusive treatments, six restaurants and an absolutely stunning private beach, 4) Food. The first all inclusive I have been to where the food is actually great quality, fresh and healthy. There was no "burger bar" serving cheap, oily food, thank goodness! The smoothie bar and cafe are welcomed alternatives, and four restaurants offering an included a la carté experience for lunch and dinner. Oh, and the breakfast is out of this world. 5) Living up to its name. "Give us your body for a week and we'll give you back your mind" is so accurate, it puts all other advertising slogans to shame. A couple of very minor points for improvement: - The rooms. You're not in them very much, but I felt like they could be slightly more upmarket and luxurious for the very high price point. - The cold tap water in the rooms (I stayed in two different rooms on different floors) was warm, and the showers often had inconsistent temperatures i.e. warm setting would only stay warm temporarily, then cold, then warm again. Many of the guests we befriended had been returning for over 20 years. A great indication of the BodyHoliday's ability to keep raising the bar time and time again. I'm very glad to say we are joining the "returners" club next year. Until then, you can bet we'll be counting down the days. The Graham family. Read less
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Feb 13, 2019 annecarole Grange Park

We have just returned from our fifth visit to Bodyholiday. The staff are always friendly and helpful. The treatments are great all the therapists are good, each bringing a slightly different approach. We particularly like the stretch classes, tai chi and aqua fit classes but there’re plenty of other classes to choose from. Our favourite place to… Read more
We have just returned from our fifth visit to Bodyholiday. The staff are always friendly and helpful. The treatments are great all the therapists are good, each bringing a slightly different approach. We particularly like the stretch classes, tai chi and aqua fit classes but there’re plenty of other classes to choose from. Our favourite place to eat this year was the Windows restaurant, I also felt the evenings at Carablue had improved on last year. The Tao restaurant was good but not as good as last year in our opinion but understand they are on the process of restyling the menu. Generally we like the fact that we can choose and enjoy good healthy food if we wish as we do not like returning from a vacation feeling we need to detox! The improvements to the decorations are not quite finished but are an improvement. We intend to return next year so they are definitely doing something right! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome vacation and opportunity to focus on wellness

Feb 12, 2019 ConnieM240 Toronto, Canada

We learned about Body Holiday from friends and as first time visitors we were definitely in the minority. Guests are mostly Brits and a few Canadians and almost all are returning year after year! Body Holiday is closer to a boutique resort, highly walkable with an amazing range of activities and programs. Daily spa treatments are included (6 if… Read more
We learned about Body Holiday from friends and as first time visitors we were definitely in the minority. Guests are mostly Brits and a few Canadians and almost all are returning year after year! Body Holiday is closer to a boutique resort, highly walkable with an amazing range of activities and programs. Daily spa treatments are included (6 if staying 1 week) as are a crazy selection of daily activities from 7am to 7pm. Options include yoga, meditation, spinning, stretching, Aqua fit, volleyball, sailing, water skiing, snorkeling, tai chi, walking, cycling, scuba, golf, tennis, archery, awesome gym, evening sunset catamaran, etc. Restaurants provide lots of variety. Great buffet breakfast, a la carte and buffet lunch and then buffet and full service restaurants with 2 requiring reservations. Visit Tao twice (up to 2 visits per week) for great Asian. Try Windows which offers smaller plates. We upgraded to an ocean view room and it was worth it. Great view from the balcony and spacious new rooms that were renovated in November. WI-FI, twice daily maid service but no TV’s! There is 1 TV in the library if you need to watch an important sporting event! Service at the beach is excellent - they will secure loungers, towels, raise umbrellas and bring snacks, drinks, lunch. They have a flag system so you raise your flag and they respond immediately. Lots of singles and are encouraged to socialize through communal tables, great piano bar and very friendly guests. Limited night life but there is live music every night and the piano bar stays open until the last guest goes to bed. Staff are young and friendly and try to teach, educate and cater to your needs. Special call outs to Colleena at the beach, Javid and Sue at the bar, Kevin, Dee, Marlene, Kez leading yoga and activities and Georgia, Stacia, Anika, Vanessa in the spa. The resort is on the North end of the island so expect the shuttle to take 1 1/2 hours! If you want to see the pitons, volcano, waterfalls, Soufriere and Castries consider taking a tour upon arrival or on your travel day departing. You can also take a helicopter for an aerial view. This was one of our best all inclusive vacations and we will be back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The most amazing place you will love it

Feb 10, 2019 Lin H London, United Kingdom

Everything about the Body Holiday is wonderful, it is a truly amazing experience. The facilities are excellent, there are no end of different types of activities including sailing, wind surfing, water skiing, scuba diving, tennis, archery, fully equipped gym, classes pilates, yoga, dance, and many more. Each day you have a treatment of some kind… Read more
Everything about the Body Holiday is wonderful, it is a truly amazing experience. The facilities are excellent, there are no end of different types of activities including sailing, wind surfing, water skiing, scuba diving, tennis, archery, fully equipped gym, classes pilates, yoga, dance, and many more. Each day you have a treatment of some kind booked for you but you can change it if you wish. The treatments are given by professional fully trained therapists and include massage, facials, body wraps and all other kinds of relaxing and therapeutic relaxing treatments. The strap line for this hotel is 'give us your body for a week and we will give you back your mind' this is so true.......... Read less