New Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa to open on St Lucia

New Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa to open on St Lucia

The new Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa located on the North West of St Lucia will open its doors on 15 December 2010.

The extensive “village-style” resort is spread over a 45 acre estate complete with its own secluded bay and offers sanctuary to couples looking for a romantic and intimate break amidst the lush tropical gardens as well as a great escape for families in search of a lively and action packed holiday.

The new four star all-inclusive resort features numerous water and land based activities, luxurious spa treatments, a range of gourmet restaurants and bars serving premium brand drinks, the best children’s programme on the island, three unbeatable wedding venues and selection of wedding and vow renewal packages.

The ‘active all-inclusive’ holiday experience features seven freshwater swimming pools as well as a 100 metre waterslide and motorised and non motorised water sports such as water skiing, banana boat rides, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and snorkelling.  On dry land guests can practice their swing at the Resort’s Racquet Club comprising seven floodlit tennis courts and a squash court, learn archery, join the daily guided walking and hiking trails run by the resort, use the fully equipped fitness centre or get involved in the supervised West Indian Dance lessons, Tai Chi, Pilates and Yoga classes that are available.

For guests needing to unwind after an active day, the resort’s Smugglers Spa is a sanctuary for the mind, body and soul offering a selection of luxurious spa therapies and treatments including soothing massages, facials, body wraps and scrubs, manicures and pedicures. Treatments can be enjoyed on the beach, under a beachside gazebo or in one of the relaxing treatment rooms. *¹

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Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa has four gourmet restaurants included within its all-inclusive programme.  Guests can sample international dishes from around the world at The Cove or dine at the Waterside Grill on fresh fish, seafood and local Creole cuisine, sample wood fired pizzas and handmade pastas at the resort’s informal Italian La Trattoria and feast on the mouth watering delights at the Asian Fusion restaurant Cafe Asia.  The Great House, one of the best fine dining restaurants on the island is located in a grand plantation house adjacent to Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa.*²

The Great House restaurant also offers the perfect spot for a private wedding reception and a stunning location for photos of the special day with its panoramic views of the sea and treetop canopy.  As part of its all-inclusive wedding programme, Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa offers a choice of three wedding locations - a hill top gazebo overlooking the bay, an over-water gazebo and the waterside pier.  There are a number of free and upgradeable wedding packages available as well a bespoke service for guests wanting their special day tailor made – all organised by the resort’s dedicated Wedding Director.

Smuggler’s resident parrot Maco is a huge hit with the children and has his own club to keep them entertained.  Maco’s Kid’s Club is run by a dedicated animation team and caters for newborn babies to teenagers with an extensive programme of activities tailored to different age groups.  The educational and active holiday experiences include jewellery making and t-shirt painting, Junior Chef and Movie-star makeovers, beach cricket, volleyball and a number water sports.  The hotel also has several children’s pools complete with a 100 metre waterslide and dedicated play areas including a replica of the island’s Fort Rodney for the children to explore.  Evening babysitting services after 5pm are also available. *³ 

Peter Grace, VP Sales and Marketing UK & Europe comments:  “The opening of Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa brings with it a refreshingly new holiday offering to St Lucia.  With over 45 acres of space at the resort, we will appeal to both couples and families alike, with dedicated areas for adults and children ensuring that we cater to everybody’s needs and expectations.  The hotel is aimed at guests with a spirit of adventure and thus we have developed a unique “active” all inclusive package that encourages our customers to use the extensive activity facilities in resort whilst at the same time to explore the nature and culture of the island.”

Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa was previously part of the Almond Resorts portfolio.