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.

  • Book by 31 May 2024 to receive a complimentary room upgrade, from Superior to Deluxe OR Deluxe to Ocean Front. Available on stays between 01 Jun '24 – 31 Mar '25. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types. Subject to room availability.
  • Book by 31 December 2024  to receive up to 15% off stays between 1 Jan– 31 31 Mar '25. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types.
  • Book by 31 December 2025  to receive up to 15% off stays between 31 Jan– 31 Mar '26. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types.

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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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1029)
  • Very good (93)
  • Average (26)
  • Poor (4)
  • Terrible (3)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing East winds!

May 21, 2024 Kerry H

Well what can I say! This resort lived up to its excellent reputation and trip advisor ratings! From start to extended finish, the attention to detail and exceptional service, from all the staff, we had to stay an extra 2nights due to flight cancellation, which reception dealt with promptly, allowing us to stay in our room, juggling other guests!… Read more
Well what can I say! This resort lived up to its excellent reputation and trip advisor ratings! From start to extended finish, the attention to detail and exceptional service, from all the staff, we had to stay an extra 2nights due to flight cancellation, which reception dealt with promptly, allowing us to stay in our room, juggling other guests! For which we were very grateful, the room was excellent, superior garden cottage, must say it was great location for all the areas we used, very well tended to by our room service lady, the restaurant, was just excellent, food was of very high standard both in quality and flavour, and nothing was too much trouble if you had a particular issue with a dish! The servers, waitresses and waiters and bar staff were so cheerful, helpful and courteous, and fun! It was an amazing holiday, one which we will never forget and hope to, like so many of their guests, come back to in the future! Thank you to all of the staff I won’t name as I’d be scared of missing anyone out as they all are truly a credit to the hotel!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quiet garden hotel with family flair

May 19, 2024 Caupona C Lasne, Belgium

Excellent quiet boutique hotel, established in what is effectively a botanical garden. Family atmosphere, arranged around single bungalows. Staff are exceptionally helpful and friendly. The food is gourmet level and the wines are authentic good quality choices. There is a lot of attention to detail and a feeling that everyone wants to help make… Read more
Excellent quiet boutique hotel, established in what is effectively a botanical garden. Family atmosphere, arranged around single bungalows. Staff are exceptionally helpful and friendly. The food is gourmet level and the wines are authentic good quality choices. There is a lot of attention to detail and a feeling that everyone wants to help make your stay special. Lots of shade spots under established trees on the beach with shady canopies and under the shingled shade spots. Good vibes. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Peaceful Paradise.

May 15, 2024 Alison d London, United Kingdom

Our second visit to East Winds and just as special. A wonderful place to relax and recharge. The weather was perfect and the grounds stunning. Staff were delightful, warm and friendly. The water sports team were the stars for us. No request was too much for them. Their experienced tuition on sailing and paddle boarding was exceptional. Thank you… Read more
Our second visit to East Winds and just as special. A wonderful place to relax and recharge. The weather was perfect and the grounds stunning. Staff were delightful, warm and friendly. The water sports team were the stars for us. No request was too much for them. Their experienced tuition on sailing and paddle boarding was exceptional. Thank you Joe, Davon and Damien. Food is mostly good especially the lunchtime BBQ. Dinner was on occasions slightly disappointing and we rarely had all the courses. Just not necessary. Perhaps focus should shift to quality and not quantity offering a really top notch entree instead of lots of little courses. Our room was charming and spotlessly clean. However, we had to ask twice to have bathroom light bulb replaced and net curtain in the bedroom had seen better days! The sunset cruise was fantastic and well organised. My criticisms are minor and mentioned only to ensure this incredible place remains top notch in the hope that we will be able to return soon. We would strongly recommend East Winds if you are looking for some peace, space and luxury. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very disappointing experience.

May 12, 2024 Philip P

Having decided to visit East Winds, for our 50th wedding anniversary, helped by the many outstanding reviews and comments. We were looking forward to our holiday/ anniversary for months. Despite our Travel agent notifying them in advance, in writing, of the specific date of the occasion, and booking a special meal on arrival at the property, for… Read more
Having decided to visit East Winds, for our 50th wedding anniversary, helped by the many outstanding reviews and comments. We were looking forward to our holiday/ anniversary for months. Despite our Travel agent notifying them in advance, in writing, of the specific date of the occasion, and booking a special meal on arrival at the property, for the next evening, the event didn’t happen, resulting in immense disappointment, especially for my wife. The following morning I asked what had gone wrong, and for an explanation, I was assured, the lady we booked with was in the office, and would get back to us. This didn’t happen, Two more senior members of staff were asked about this over the next couple of days, again nothing. We concluded, they couldn’t care less, and totally ignorant. We did our best to enjoy our holiday, but It was obviously ruined, due to disgraceful management. On a positive, the resort is very nice, rooms comfortable but dated, breakfast and lunch average, Evening meal Excellent, entertainment very good. Shop floor staff excellent, very friendly, met some lovely people. Read less
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May 6, 2024 Daveandbetsyzim

This resort is as close to eden as you can get without actually meeting Adam and Eve. Tranquil, secluded luxury. Everyone was so friendly knowing what we wanted/needed before we did. There was only one exception being the cuisine which was not just 5 star but 5 star plus quality. Well done Titus and team. We'll definitely be going back to cheer… Read more
This resort is as close to eden as you can get without actually meeting Adam and Eve. Tranquil, secluded luxury. Everyone was so friendly knowing what we wanted/needed before we did. There was only one exception being the cuisine which was not just 5 star but 5 star plus quality. Well done Titus and team. We'll definitely be going back to cheer on the mixologist of the week and experience some more of this paradise. Read less