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
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Anniversary and special occasions

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 '18 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 '18 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. 

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, October Yoga 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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Apr 22, 2019 RedSkelly Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

We booked this hotel to celebrate my wife's60th and our 35th wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed to say the least. This place really lives up to expectations!! If you want a holiday where you can mix relaxation and treatments with sporting activities, then this is for you. There is so much to do each day and it caters for everyone.… Read more
We booked this hotel to celebrate my wife's60th and our 35th wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed to say the least. This place really lives up to expectations!! If you want a holiday where you can mix relaxation and treatments with sporting activities, then this is for you. There is so much to do each day and it caters for everyone. I've never seen so much lycra on a holiday!! Food was excellent and staff were helpful and went out of their way to help and offer advice. Our room was excellent overlooking the sea. If there was only one slight issue it would be the 2-hour drive from the airport, then again you can always take a helicopter. We would love to go back gain in the future Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hard to beat

Apr 18, 2019 Galethea

A fantastic all inclusive resort; superb location, great facilities, gorgeous food and staff that go the extra mile. Despite it size, it never felt really busy and there is so much to do. I was sceptical about that daily spa treatments but actually loved them. The scuba team too are awesome - a huge thanks to Nickola, Daniel and Melissa -… Read more
A fantastic all inclusive resort; superb location, great facilities, gorgeous food and staff that go the extra mile. Despite it size, it never felt really busy and there is so much to do. I was sceptical about that daily spa treatments but actually loved them. The scuba team too are awesome - a huge thanks to Nickola, Daniel and Melissa - fantastic resort diving and a cracking dive boat. Wish I had done more. Kennison also sorted my shin splints with a foam roller - really grateful for that too. Go see for yourself. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best trip of my life. Can’t wait to return!

Apr 17, 2019 Ninjawarrior13

By far the best all-inclusive resort I’ve ever stayed at, and I’ve stayed at a lot as a pilot and avid vacationer. The service was the best I’ve ever seen. The staff all had amazing personalities as well. I love the way the bodyguards engage with the guests throughout the day. They really helped keep the energy up and in a very positive way. The… Read more
By far the best all-inclusive resort I’ve ever stayed at, and I’ve stayed at a lot as a pilot and avid vacationer. The service was the best I’ve ever seen. The staff all had amazing personalities as well. I love the way the bodyguards engage with the guests throughout the day. They really helped keep the energy up and in a very positive way. The watersports guys were incredible. Their patience with my constant requests to surf, sail, ski, paddle, snorkel, and wakeboard were always met with a smile! Sherman helped teach me to wakeboard, Donnell taught me to sail and windsurf, and Richard took us on the 2.5km open water swim which was awesome! I can’t say enough about the entire staff for making this an unforgettable stay! My wife and I both thought the quality and variety of the food was outstanding. The drinks at the deli were amazing. The cleansing juice and turmeric shot kept my energy at an incredibly high level. The service was excellent as well. We loved tea time in the afternoons as well as volleyball on the beach with guests and the bodyguards. The sunset cruise was a blast thanks to Robin and Kennyson getting the dancing started and keeping it fun for all. My wife and I both think the spa is what will always keep Body Holiday ahead of others. The staff and the amazing treatments are unparalleled in the world. She also received the best facial of her life. Our favorite classes were beachfit, body stretch, circuits, and aqua fit plus all the yoga was terrific! We were very active but many of the guests are just as happy relaxing most of the time. That’s part of what’s so cool because the guests vary and we are very spread out between classes, the spa, the beach, and restaurants so you never feel crowded. It makes a very intimate setting! The nightly activities were a blast. They really do a great job mixing it up each day. The entire property is spotless and we really appreciate how hard they work to keep it so clean. The water off the beach is breathtaking, so much so the sandals resort brings their boat to snorkel by the rocks. I want to give s special shout out to the following staff as they made our trip truly special: Bodyguards Kennyson and Donna. Each was so jovial and fun to be around. It’s amazing how hard they could push me in a class but somehow be so fun in doing so. Deli workers Samantha and Brandon were a blast to be around and their service was terrific. Bar worker Javid was a complete trip and we both share a love of the classics like French Prince of Bel-Air. Lol! The entire watersports team as mentioned above was amazing but special thanks to Sherman, Richard, Nathan, and Donnell for being so fun and encouraging. Scott and Omar were great too just didn’t have as many days with them. We can’t wait to come back and experience paradise again. Now we see why almost all the guests were returning for multiple trips. Many of the people we met had been there more than 5 times! That speaks volumes and I know we will return as well!!! Read less
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Apr 15, 2019 trociii Boston, Massachusetts

While visiting the Body Holiday Resort this year, I decided to have a full check-up by Dr. Maha Lakshmanan. The tests included a comprehensive screening using various scanning equipment in his Body Science center. After conducting the tests, Dr. Maha reviewed the results with me and recommended several treatments including acupuncture and… Read more
While visiting the Body Holiday Resort this year, I decided to have a full check-up by Dr. Maha Lakshmanan. The tests included a comprehensive screening using various scanning equipment in his Body Science center. After conducting the tests, Dr. Maha reviewed the results with me and recommended several treatments including acupuncture and ayurvedic massage therapy. I found Dr. Maha very knowledgeable and professional. The acupuncture treatments were quite relaxing and painless. The ayurvedic massage treatments were also pleasant and rejuvenating. A one-on-one yoga session introduced me to pranayama to improve my breathing effectiveness, as well as to help me relax. This was well worth the time and money. I encourage anyone visiting Body Holiday to meet with Dr. Maha and discuss how he might help you. At the least, I recommend you experience acupuncture, which can help not only with various physiological disorders but also musculoskeletal issues, in some cases more effectively than massage. Read less
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Apr 14, 2019 Phillyshake

Had dinner there a few nights back ...food is great had dinner at the cariblue restaurant...drinks were great... service was great and the live band playing at the club house was really nice..will definetly want to come again