East Winds

St Lucia, Caribbean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Staying here at East Winds you get the feeling you've joined a secretive, but rather wonderful club. Hidden away down a secluded lane, you’ll stay in unique cottage-style rooms, dotted around the 12 acres of attractive, well-tended gardens that open out onto a wonderfully serene beach. All the ingredients used in the restaurants are freshly sourced and even hand picked from the East Wind’s own garden. Everything from the excellent service to the high quality food has been carefully crafted with you in mind.

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

On a lovely beach amid tropical gardens. 15 minutes to Castries. Transfer time from airport: 1 hour 15 minutes.

Hotel information

30 cottage-style rooms. All with covered patio, ceiling fan, air-conditioning, tea/coffee maker, flat screen TV and DVD player, fridge (replenished daily with soft drinks and beer), safe, walk-in shower and hairdryer. Superior Cottage Rooms are hexagonal in shape, with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (8-15 years) with rollaway bed. 

All Inclusive of: complimentary sparkling wine and chocolates in the room upon arrival. Full breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and four-course gourmet dinner. All drinks including international brands, wines and Champagne. All activities and entertainment above unless otherwise stated. 

Deluxe Cottage Rooms have a private covered terrace, air-conditioning, TV, DVD player and larger bathroom, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child (8-15 years) on a rollaway bed. 

Ocean Front Rooms are located in one wing of a beach house at the front of the property, closer to the beach with sea views from sun decks. Open-air lounge, pantry and flat screen TV/DVD player*, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Ocean Front Suite has a separate sitting area, air-conditioning and unobstructed sea views from a small private balcony, flat screen TV/DVD player*, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children(8-15 years).

2-Bedroom Deluxe Cottage - comprises of 2 Deluxe Garden Cottages connected via an exterior door on the patio, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children (8-15 years) on rollaway beds.

Flamboyant gourmet restaurant and bar, both next to the beach (serving contemporary cuisine with a Caribbean twist, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Light-bite menu (12:30-7:00pm). Full bar and light-bite service available at beach and pool areas. Beach barbecues and lunch hampers made up for private excursions.

Live entertainment up to six times a week, plus social events including cooking demonstrations and rum tasting. Manager's weekly Champagne cocktail party. Exclusive Experiences*: guests can enjoy hand-picked experiences to discover more about Saint Lucia, many included in the All-Inclusive rate.

Freeform swimming pool with swim-up bar. Spa Pavilion which provides a specially selected list of treatments* available 6 days of the week. Water sports include Hobie Cats, pedaloes, kayaks, aqua-boards and snorkelling. Motorised water sports available at nearby beach*. Yoga pavilion (includes complimentary yoga and Pilates several times a week). Club House with library and board games. Open air jogging track with exercise stations.

Complimentary WiFi available throughout hotel.

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.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

3 nights between 1 Apr-20 Dec and 1 Apr-30 Apr.6 nights between 4 Jan-31 Mar, 21 Dec-31 Mar, 21 Dec-3 Jan and 4 Jan-31 Mar. 

* Denotes local charge.

Dress code: shorts and sleeveless t-shirts are not welcome in the evening (but jeans are acceptable). This applies to boys aged 8-15 as well as adults.

Please note: under 8 years not permitted. 

Please note: all table service.

Please note: remote check-in from rooms.

Please note: luggage disinfected on arrival​.

 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful East Winds

Oct 22, 2023 Lozza7 Farnborough, United Kingdom

There is not a lot I can say about this hotel that hasn’t already been said. East winds is beautiful. Everything is perfect. Premium drinks including champagne., stunning gardens. Beautiful beach and sea , amazing food. But it is the staff that put the icing on the cake. They are all superb. So kind friendly and efficient. Natasha , the manager is… Read more
There is not a lot I can say about this hotel that hasn’t already been said. East winds is beautiful. Everything is perfect. Premium drinks including champagne., stunning gardens. Beautiful beach and sea , amazing food. But it is the staff that put the icing on the cake. They are all superb. So kind friendly and efficient. Natasha , the manager is always around and is interested in your opinions and stops for a chat. The concept of the hotel is classy and calm without being staid. This was our second visit and it won’t be our last. Please don’t change. We will return Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An Oasis of Relaxation

Oct 21, 2023 Camper07884047099 Sevenoaks, United Kingdom

Third time of staying there and hope to return. Many other guests have been returning far more than us as it’s so addictive. Every guest is treated like a best friend and nothing is too much trouble. I really can’t speak more highly about it. We introduced friends this year and we wouldn’t do that unless confident they would love it too and they… Read more
Third time of staying there and hope to return. Many other guests have been returning far more than us as it’s so addictive. Every guest is treated like a best friend and nothing is too much trouble. I really can’t speak more highly about it. We introduced friends this year and we wouldn’t do that unless confident they would love it too and they did. Great food and wine. Enough sun beds for everyone so no scrambling before breakfast to reserve one. You can learn to sail, paddle board, canoe for free or just swim in the sea or pool. You can also do nothing but relax. The staff are wonderful and always happy to help. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating I asked to be blown back after last year but can I ask for the east winds to blow me back again!

Oct 17, 2023 Knightnurse69 Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom

It is hard to criticise something that is perfect. I can’t believe that this trip surpassed last years trip. From the moment we walked onto the resort, it was like coming home. We had a warm welcome from all staff old and new. Our room was perfect and beautifully decorated with flowers from the amazing garden. All products in the bathroom are… Read more
It is hard to criticise something that is perfect. I can’t believe that this trip surpassed last years trip. From the moment we walked onto the resort, it was like coming home. We had a warm welcome from all staff old and new. Our room was perfect and beautifully decorated with flowers from the amazing garden. All products in the bathroom are molten brown and the fridge is well stocked every day. We loved the bird feeders put outside our roundhouse room (superior room) and this attracted the hummingbirds. Sylvanus, the gardener, gave us a wonderful guided tour around the garden which finished with cinnamon tea. The food is amazing with a la carte every evening with a tasting menu with paired wines. All servers are amazing but particularly note to bartenders Sylvia and Wendel and Mickel as well as waiting staff Septima, Jesse and Chanta. The manager, Natasha, is highly visible and will attend to any issues promptly. With so many returners in resort, it was great to greet old friends and meet new ones. I enjoyed yoga lessons and we enjoyed water sports with Joe. My only comment is although gluten free diets are well catered for, it would be good to have gluten free snacks at the bar and in the afternoon tea. Thank you and East Winds blow me back again sometime. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Could not speak more highly of this place..

Sep 21, 2023 Mitchell R

A review directed at families like ours really.. As a family of 4 with two young teenagers we wondered if we'd made the right decision in not going for one of the busier looking resorts, with multiple pools, restaurants, and such - you'll know the ones I mean if you're researching the Caribbean. Rest assured, East Winds has what you need, and… Read more
A review directed at families like ours really.. As a family of 4 with two young teenagers we wondered if we'd made the right decision in not going for one of the busier looking resorts, with multiple pools, restaurants, and such - you'll know the ones I mean if you're researching the Caribbean. Rest assured, East Winds has what you need, and then some. Food, service, gardens, beach, drinks, wildlife, watersports, entertainment, public areas, rooms.. genuinely exceptional throughout. The most expensive family holiday we've ever had, and we came away thinking it was worth every penny. Thank-you Team East Winds. Mitch, Helen, Rufus & Scarlett. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We’ll be returning!

Sep 12, 2023 Dawn K London, United Kingdom

Visited here with my 18 year old daughter in June as a post exam treat and was initially worried that she’d be bored as the hotel is a little more suited to an older clientele. She loved it. We both loved it! So much so that I am returning with my husband and younger daughter in October as I know they’ll equally be impressed. It’s the perfect… Read more
Visited here with my 18 year old daughter in June as a post exam treat and was initially worried that she’d be bored as the hotel is a little more suited to an older clientele. She loved it. We both loved it! So much so that I am returning with my husband and younger daughter in October as I know they’ll equally be impressed. It’s the perfect place to totally unwind and relax. I’m especially looking forward to the Pilates again - she’s the best Pilates teacher I’ve ever had the pleasure to ‘work out’ with. Shame she’s not there daily! We were slightly unlucky to have the threat of a hurricane whilst there. The staff were phenomenal in keeping us well informed and safe. Can’t wait to re-visit! Read less