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
  • 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.

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.

  • Booking bonus: book by 30 Sep '19 to receive up to 20% off the accommodation cost between 6 Jan–31 Jan '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. 

     

  • Booking bonus: Book by 23 Dec '19 to receive up to 40% off the accommodation cost between 6 Apr-24 Oct '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. 

  • Booking bonus: book by 30 Apr '20 to receive up to 40% off the accommodation cost between 6 Apr –24 Oct '21 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. 

  • Booking bonus: book by 7 Jun '19 to receive a complimentary room upgrade from Luxury to Luxury Ocean View for stays between 23 Jun- 31 Aug'19 and 1 Oct - 2 Nov '19 when staying 7 nights or more. Subject to availability.

    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. 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.

* 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. 

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May 20, 2019 Finlaysathome Corby, United Kingdom

We have stayed at the BodyHoliday several times over the years but this year decided to try its sister hotel The Rendezvous as it also gets rave reviews. You can obtain a day pass to each hotel during your stay and we decided to grab a cab and go back to The BodyHoliday for the day. It was the best day of our holiday for me and reminded me of all… Read more
We have stayed at the BodyHoliday several times over the years but this year decided to try its sister hotel The Rendezvous as it also gets rave reviews. You can obtain a day pass to each hotel during your stay and we decided to grab a cab and go back to The BodyHoliday for the day. It was the best day of our holiday for me and reminded me of all the things I so love about this hotel. I seriously considered transferring for the last 4 days of our vacation. Almost everything is better - facilities, beach, grounds, activities, food, and the staff being on par I would say. I made the mistake of going to a different hotel this year. I won’t make that mistake again when we return to our favourite Caribbean island. Read less
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May 18, 2019 LisaMDL London, United Kingdom

After only our second trip to BodyHoliday we are full-time scheming how and when to return! We are so jealous of those people who tell you they have been there 10,12,15+ times. We can absolutely understand how you could NEVER tire of this sensational place. As I said to the General Manager as we met him fleetingly 'in the line-up' as we arrived… Read more
After only our second trip to BodyHoliday we are full-time scheming how and when to return! We are so jealous of those people who tell you they have been there 10,12,15+ times. We can absolutely understand how you could NEVER tire of this sensational place. As I said to the General Manager as we met him fleetingly 'in the line-up' as we arrived for the cocktail party, I truly believe there is nowhere like it in the world - and believe me I have Googled hard to try to find anywhere else that includes daily spa treatments as well as everything else! It is quite an incredible formula. Our favourite things: the healthy 'shots' at the Deli (well, the Deli generally - no other spot for gorgeous light lunch dishes in our opinion!), having stewed saltfish for breakfast (love it!!), incredibly friendly Marlon from Lifestyle who took us on our En Bas Saut day trip, the soothing saxophonist playing one day at the clubhouse as we enjoyed early evening drinks, the FISH - just wonderful fresh fish daily, especially the bbq-ed king fish at the Friday night Beach BBQ, those moreish plantain chips on the sunset cruise, watching Donna take the AquaFit class with exceptional enthusiasm (must get to that class next time!!), the feeling that even if you are a beginner in any of the classes (and we did MANY!!), you aren't going to feel stupid as many people are just giving things a go, the body stretch classes in particular to help limber up, that stunning view from our oceanfront room, the EXCELLENT house rose (yum!), the meditation with Darren - just wish it was on the schedule more times per week as he's amazing ......I'll stop there but if I went on and on here the list of everything that makes this THIS perfect holiday would be far far longer than any of the things I am about to mention next. There were just a couple of things to mention that could be improved: the fridge really never gets cold so we had to put our water in the freezer section, I felt the food on the Caribbean buffet was too 'dumbed down' for us tourists and didn't have enough punch, and I was also looking for the national dish of green fig and saltfish but it was absent sadly, the pannacotta dessert one night was in a jar like a creme brulee and nothing like a pannacotta, the side dish offerings in the Cariblue restaurant are somewhat boring and a little 'heavy' so not a good match for the dishes, the maids never hang up the dressing gowns (which might be a VERY picky thing to write but it is somewhat strange!) and the bath towels in the rooms are so tiny. Finally, it was suggested to us we should go to the sushi bar one night (i.e. the Deli turns to a sushi bar some nights) so we put our names down. When we got there the menus presented showed prices and so, embarrassingly, we departed. We were not informed that this was not part of the inclusions so that was somewhat disappointing. It wasn't really about the price; more just the principle, Incidentally, the sushi being offered around at the cocktail party was absolutely delicious!!!! What I just don't get is why the owners have not started up another BodyHoliday somewhere else in the world - we would be happy to register as the first two guests!!! This place does absolute wonders ...yes, guests can absolutely choose to do little and just lounge on the lovely beach, but coming from a desk job with very long hours, to be able to busily dash from class to class, activity to activity, meal to meal all day long (and a bit of 'drink to drink' too!) still feels like glorious 'down time' to me. The perfect head clearer. Read less
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May 16, 2019 762beverleyk Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Have now been back from Bodyholiday a week and missing it This has been on my bucket list for ages and I was not disappointed...in fact, better than I had hoped for The food was so good....particularly the deli at lunchtime and Tao and the house wine was good All the staff were very friendly Loads of activities to do,if you want...I tried new ones… Read more
Have now been back from Bodyholiday a week and missing it This has been on my bucket list for ages and I was not disappointed...in fact, better than I had hoped for The food was so good....particularly the deli at lunchtime and Tao and the house wine was good All the staff were very friendly Loads of activities to do,if you want...I tried new ones such as archery in addition to my normal Pilates etc The dolphin tour was great...saw loads of dolphins but alas no whales and also enjoyed the Keelboat sailing All the “Bodyguards” were so full of energy It was one persons first week...sorry, can’t remember his name...and by week 2 he was already so enthusiastic and encouraging Will definitely be back ...hopefully soon Read less
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May 14, 2019 Amy24 St. Louis

This was my 2nd Solo trip to BodyHoliday, and while I didn't think it possible, this trip far exceeded the first! Things I loved: 1. The staff are all wonderful and do their best to ensure a lovely vacation 2. The other Solo travelers are so much fun! I met several people who I'm staying in touch with. I plan to see some of them when I'm in London… Read more
This was my 2nd Solo trip to BodyHoliday, and while I didn't think it possible, this trip far exceeded the first! Things I loved: 1. The staff are all wonderful and do their best to ensure a lovely vacation 2. The other Solo travelers are so much fun! I met several people who I'm staying in touch with. I plan to see some of them when I'm in London this summer in fact. 3. The activities are top-notch. My goal was to try something new every day. I did Krav Maga, Boxfit class, Tia Chi, a sailing lesson (with an Olympic Gold medalist instructor), several yoga classes, Aquafit, etc. 4. The spa! I still cannot believe you get a treatment each day included. I love the full-body massages. I also added a hot stone and bamboo massage one day, which was wonderful. And their facials are great too. 5. The Solo traveler communal dining table at dinner was even better this trip. They had so many solo travelers that we had to split into 2 tables most nights. I got to meet and get to know 10+ wonderful people that I'm happy to call friends. I also love that most of the guests are not American. I love learning about other cultures, so the diversity is a plus for me! 6. The food and drink is perfect. Food quality is top-notch, and I have the incentive to try new things. The cocktails at the piano bar are delicious! The specialty restaurants are tasty too. I'm a bit of a foodie, and while this isn't the best food I've had, it is the best healthy food at an all inclusive I've ever experienced. My favorite is the salads and smoothies at the deli (it's not a typical deli - they really shouldn't call it a deli in fact). 7. I paid extra to do a snorkel sailing trip to the Pitons, and it was a fabulous day! This was probably my favorite part of the trip in fact. I highly recommend it. I can't wait to return to the BodyHoliday. It has become my go-to for the perfect balance of relaxation and activity at a beach resort! Read less
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May 13, 2019 ownthisplace Toronto, Canada

The BodyHoliday is a unique all-inclusive resort which caters to many different types of people. Unfortunately I found it difficult to relax given the wide array of activities offered, which were all excellent. The BodyGuards are all friendly and run challenging classes both in the fitness studio and pool. Felix in the gym is the best personal… Read more
The BodyHoliday is a unique all-inclusive resort which caters to many different types of people. Unfortunately I found it difficult to relax given the wide array of activities offered, which were all excellent. The BodyGuards are all friendly and run challenging classes both in the fitness studio and pool. Felix in the gym is the best personal trainer I have ever had, and I have had many over the years. I highly recommend that you use his special talent. Golf lessons by Edwin were outstanding. I was happy to see no fried foods and excellent house wines. As a side note, I do wish that they had more cooked greens but perhaps they were not in season. I especially liked the salads, shots, and smoothies from the Deli. I am not a big fan of cocktails but Sydney served the best cocktails in the world, literally! My favourite part of the experience was being able to hear the waves as the ocean was so close to my oceanfront room. This was extremely soothing and well worth it. I understand the concept of no TVs in the room, but I do wish there was music. If I would have known, I would have brought my own bluetooth speakers. The included spa treatments were basic. I would have preferred to have a set amount of spa dollars to use at my own discretion and perhaps have less treatments but more advanced therapies. I would have also preferred to have my treatments outside as the ambience is a big part of the relaxation process. This is why, the Chair Massage was my favourite treatment! Thankyou BodyHoliday for a great holiday! Read less