Bodyholiday

St Lucia, Caribbean

Virgin rating

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. There are a wealth of daily inclusive activities and fitness classes included to help achieve the resort’s four pillars of wellbeing: Relaxation, Therapeutic Cares, Activity and Nutrition. 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 stone baked pizzas and traditional afternoon tea at the Pavilion, set on the seaside boardwalk along Cariblue Beach.

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Golf
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

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 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 king-size bed (no balcony), sleeping maximum 2 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.

 

Room upgrades

Luxury Rooms have a garden view and 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Luxury Ocean View Rooms 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.

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 have 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 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 located on the top floor of a 4-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. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Grand Luxury Ocean Front Terrace have modern bathrooms including a bathtub in the bedroom. Located on the ground floor, with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, from a generously sized balcony and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Grand Luxury Junior Suite Terrace are furnished to the same high standard as the Grand Luxury Oceanfront Rooms but with a sitting room area. 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. With 1 king-size bed, 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.

6 restaurants: TAO (reservations required 48-hours in advance), Cariblue, Cariblue Windows (tasting menu with wine paring), The Wellness Café, The Pavillion Grill at the ClubHouse, iTal (Vegetarian organic cuisine)*. 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 Wednesday 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. Pickleball. 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.

This hotel has a Tourism Accommodation Fee of $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 during Easter and summer months, Christmas: 21–29 December, 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 December.

Please note: all rooms are non-smoking.

Themed months:

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).

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.

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.

Spring Sail:
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.

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

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!

WellFit Tribes:
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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding wedding experience thank you!

Jun 13, 2024 Jet42300709500 London, United Kingdom

We’ve just got married at the BodyHoliday and it was the most amazing experience from start to finish. Dilan who took charge of the arrangements, was truly first class and an outstanding asset to the BodyHoliday. Calm, professional, excellent attention to detail and a lovely manner, providing a very personal touch. The choice of venues was… Read more
We’ve just got married at the BodyHoliday and it was the most amazing experience from start to finish. Dilan who took charge of the arrangements, was truly first class and an outstanding asset to the BodyHoliday. Calm, professional, excellent attention to detail and a lovely manner, providing a very personal touch. The choice of venues was stunning, food was amazing as always and the excellent service all made for a truly special and memorable experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Body Holiday equates body positivity

Jun 12, 2024 Joan Q Long Beach, New York

Body Holiday equates to wellness in an idyllic setting. The staff was amazing. They love to see that guests are happy and their needs are met. Amanda, Siya, Chandon and Chantel at the wellness cafe, along with Rayden and others on the beach, made our days and routines seamless. We love them! Edwin at golf, Neal, tennis and Felix in the fitness… Read more
Body Holiday equates to wellness in an idyllic setting. The staff was amazing. They love to see that guests are happy and their needs are met. Amanda, Siya, Chandon and Chantel at the wellness cafe, along with Rayden and others on the beach, made our days and routines seamless. We love them! Edwin at golf, Neal, tennis and Felix in the fitness center, along with the water sports crew headed by Sherman, manned by AJ, Chris, Babila, along with others, made time fly and so much insight and fun! The massages were masterfully performed by Sierra and Irene, to name a few. Pauline triggered a new obsession with Thalasso therapy! Eudocia, Cindy, Anna and Frederica were expert and so kind in assisting wellness scheduling. Quammie at Aqua fit (Denver as well) and body stretch was fantastic! Mya at sunset yoga is wonderful! Housekeeping especially our gal Glenda, were thoughtful and thorough! The beds and bedding were very comfortable. Mandy and Genella in reservations along with Jean Pierre, Thaddeus and Emily at concierge were most helpful. Food prep and choices were fresh, delicious and expansive! Body positivity accurately describes the environment! Can’t wait to go back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bar none, the best vacation of our lives!

Jun 11, 2024 Cassandra8675309 New York

This was my spouse and my 2nd visit; we honeymooned at BodyHoliday back when it was called Le Sport, 23 years ago and talked about returning ever since. Life (and children) happened, but we finally made our return trip with our now young-adult children in June 2024. Bottom line up front: we will definitely not let another 23 years go by before… Read more
This was my spouse and my 2nd visit; we honeymooned at BodyHoliday back when it was called Le Sport, 23 years ago and talked about returning ever since. Life (and children) happened, but we finally made our return trip with our now young-adult children in June 2024. Bottom line up front: we will definitely not let another 23 years go by before our next visit. We were so genuinely and organically cared for by every single staff member we encountered. This is not hyperbole. Every "thank you" I uttered was received with a sincere "you are most welcome" and "it is my pleasure." I believed them and truly felt, every minute, that I was surrounded by angels. Highlights: The I-TAL garden tour and lunch were stellar in every way. Our garden guide answered our many questions and shared information about the delicious, life-affirming food they grow right there at the resort. The meal was delicious and inspiring. We enjoyed wonderful conversation with another family and the staff. This is a *do not miss* experience and next time, we hope to have the I-TAL dinner experience. Every treatment we received at the Wellness Centre was delivered with care and expertise. The talent at the Wellness Centre is extraordinary and unique. You will not find another place with such diverse offerings and experienced staff. The Body Guards (not a dud in the bunch -- every single one is at the top of their fitness game and is an expert motivator!), guest dance instructor (Ian), and resident Yogi (Mya) gave my whole family unforgettable, worthwhile, challenging, and fulfilling experiences in every interaction we had with them. We all have a new appreciation for what our bodies can do and how to take care of them. The food! Every meal was beyond my expectations. There were options for all of us--meat-eaters, sweet tooths, vegetarian, big appetites or small. We were equally happy dining solo, or as parties of 2, 3, 4, or 5. There are supplementary options for dining and activities, but never, ever any pressure to partake and the upcharges are clearly communicated. No bait-and-switch, no surprises, and the supplementary fees are commensurate with the upgraded experience (for example, the $40 per person upcharge for fine wines paired with each course at Cariblue Windows was absolutely reasonable for what we received). I didn't get to meet her during our visit, but our pre-arrival concierge, Genella, arranged many details for us in the weeks leading up to our trip, including our helicopter transfer upon arrival and our ferry transfer on our departure day. Everything was exactly as we hoped it would be and it was such a gift to board my flight to St. Lucia and know that everything had been taken care of. It's a big world with lots of interesting and worthwhile places to visit and experience, but we've never been anywhere else like BodyHoliday. We had the time of our lives and we can't wait to return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating They do give you back your mind.

Jun 10, 2024 Diana M T

The experience was truly a relaxing one. The variety of mind and body treatments is amazing and the therapists know what they’re doing. The staff were knowledgeable and accommodating. I would recommend that you do not miss the opportunity to dine at the Tao. I would definitely return.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Fantastic Vacation!

Jun 9, 2024 Kimberley F

I needed a good retreat from the busy-ness of everyday routine and am so glad I chose the Body Holiday! It was an excellent week and a half of wellness, relaxation and exceptional food and views! The daily spa treatments were fantastic and I definitely capitalized on several Ayervedic treatments which were even better (shout out to Jasmine and… Read more
I needed a good retreat from the busy-ness of everyday routine and am so glad I chose the Body Holiday! It was an excellent week and a half of wellness, relaxation and exceptional food and views! The daily spa treatments were fantastic and I definitely capitalized on several Ayervedic treatments which were even better (shout out to Jasmine and Kabe for being such professional massage therapists). I really liked the plethora of activities to choose from - Tai Chi, Aqua fit, etc were all really great. Unlike most resorts, the food here was exquisite especially at dinner time - I highly recommend Cariblue Windows and the seafood laksa at Tao was phenomenal. Staff are so welcoming and the views are gorgeous. I did find the experience expensive, but I would definitely keep an eye out for better deals to return again. There's a reason why so many visitors return. Thanks for the wonderful experience! Read less