Smugglers Cove Resort and Spa is located on the northern tip of the small Caribbean island of St Lucia. This property is set up on 45 aces of a gently sloped hillside, going down to a cove that faces the Caribbean Sea. Some nearby attractions are a casino, whale watching, Rodney Bay nightlife, Pigeon Island National Park and Rodney Bay Aquatic Center. Castries, the capital of St Lucia, is located about 6 miles way from this resort, and it is known for its duty-free shopping and many restaurants.
The closest airport to Smugglers Cove Resort and Spa is George F. L. Charles, which is in Castries, about 6.4 miles away. The other option is to fly into Hewanorra International Airport, located about 25 miles away, in Vieux Fort.
Smugglers Cover Resort and Spa is on the beach, and also has six pools. Their spa offers massage, aromatherapy, body treatments, facials, waxing, and nail and hair care, including braiding. The on-site fitness center contains cardio and weight machines, as well as free weights, and offers a variety of aerobics classes. There is also a children’s club and nursery that provides supervised care and activities such as beach sports competitions, arts and crafts, and video movies. The teen room has a video game console. Nightly entertainment is provided in an open-air theater. This resort’s air-conditioned business center has computers with high-speed internet access (surcharge), and there is one meeting room. There are several on-site restaurants and bars that are open at different times of the day.
Other amenities include poolside bar, swim-up bar, banquet facilities, event catering, babysitting, coffee shop, complimentary breakfast, concierge services, security guard, multilingual staff, 24-hour front desk help, steam room, bellhop, sauna, currency exchange, designated smoking areas, tours/ticket assistance, waterslide, beauty services, available medical services, laundry facilities, gift shop, on-site shopping, garden, patio, pool table, arcade/game room, self parking, safe-deposit box at front desk, wedding services and translation service.
There are 357 rooms at this resort, spread out in five “villages” of one-story bungalows with peak roofs. They all have patios that provide sea or garden views. Other room amenities include cable television channels, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, climate control, air conditioning, ceiling fan, opening windows, direct-dial phone, voice mail, clock radio, in-room safe, iron and ironing board. Cribs and rollaway beds are also available.
When guests pay for a room rate at Smugglers Cove Resort and Spa, they will have basic daily meals and snacks covered, as well as non-alcoholic and name-brand alcoholic beverages by the glass and house wine with meals. In addition, guests may enjoy the weekly General Manager’s cocktail party and nightly entertainment. Taxes and gratuities will also be covered.
As for water sports, the room rate will cover activities and equipment for water skiing, banana boat rides, windsurfing, sailing, aqua cycling, kayaking, snorkelling, pedal boating, use of swimming pool and spa tub, lounge chairs and towel usage. Many land sports options are also covered, such as tennis, ping pong, billiards, volleyball, squash, archery, use of fitness center, guided walks, yoga, pilates, tai chi, aerobics, and West Indian dance lessons.
This resort also offers all-inclusive transportation around its grounds, as well as complimentary transportation to the St. Lucia Golf & Country Club. Three rounds of golf are included in 7-night stay. Children under 2 may stay for free (children 3-16 can stay under the child rate).
What’s not included
Meals at the onsite restaurant, The Great House, will not be covered in the room rate. Also excluded are snorkeling excursions; scuba diving courses, certification, trips; babysitting services; airport transfers; optional or outside tours/excursions; incidental purchases; telephone, fax, and Internet access charges; business services; laundry or dry cleaning; video and photo services or medical services.