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Hotel Review: Marigot Bay Resort, St Lucia

Hotel Review: Marigot Bay Resort, St Lucia


The St Lucian panorama, particularly across the south-west coast on its Caribbean edge, is a tapestry of twisty hilly roads laced with lush valleys, banana palms, hillside forests and white sandy seashores. When it involves luxuriant magnificence, this island has it in abundance.

Following a type of twisty hills results in the five-star Marigot Bay Resort and Marina. It’s carved into the hills across the pure harbour of Marigot bay and the primary method is to the resort’s reception on the hilltop. You are greeted by a flurry of staff members who take your baggage, provide chilly towels and a drink and customarily make a fuss. From there, a path results in 127 rooms that cascade downwards in direction of the undulating and luxurious panorama of the resort, the swimming pools, eating places, marina and outlets.

Bird’s eye view of the pool at Capella Marigot Bay

The property is now on its third incarnation. It had its first heyday within the Nineteen Fifties when its bar, the celebrated Hurricane Hole, was the place to be seen, and stars together with Ava Gardner have been regulars. Then it turned a Discovery resort however six years later, it was rebranded and newly refurbished by the increasing Capella resort group for luxurious seekers.

The sprawling nature of the resort means you might get misplaced. Staff comply with the motto “to take the visitor to their level of consolation” which suggests not simply pointing them in the appropriate route however really taking them to their vacation spot, no matter what they could be doing.

Capella Marigot Bay exterior dining




Capella Marigot Bay romantic setting for exterior eating

Who For

Affluent holiday-makers, most probably {couples}, searching for some St Lucian sunshine amid stunning surroundings. Families too, however at present there isn’t a children’ membership.

Accommodation

Bedroom at Capella Marigot Bay

Bedroom at Capella Marigot Bay

The air-conditioned rooms are spacious, cool and shady to flee the tropical solar with lashings of teak wood flooring, doorways and shutters and a balcony. Four poster king-size beds have mosquito nets, and the big, black-tiled loos usually include moist rooms with outsized bathe heads and superb toiletries. Just a few have baths too.

Some rooms include their very own out of doors Jacuzzi constructed into vast verandas, and lots of have views over the bay and the big open-air kidney-shaped pool. There are coffee and tea-making amenities, a big TV, a minibar and a protected.

Facilities

The Aurega Spa at Capella Marigot Bay

The Aurega Spa at Capella Marigot Bay

The Spa Village, has a sensational menu of massages, wraps and wonder therapies. There’s a contemporary fitness center too and a magnificence salon.

On scorching days, a dip within the infinity pool or being perched by the pool bar sipping blessedly cool cocktails is simply the tonic. Both are surrounded by fashionable cabanas or shaded day beds and egg chairs.

Food and drink

Rum Cave so called for its huge selection of rums

Rum Cave so known as for its big number of rums

The Rum Cave, has a design harking back to a cellar. Its title displays its in depth vary of rums, together with domestically distilled rums such because the Chairman’s Reserve, Admiral Rodney and 1931 – one of the best rum you may get. This is a small cosy area and tables are produced from barrels and diners sit on excessive stools. The atmosphere is casual, and the menu features a number of small plates (9 tapas model choices) created for sharing.

Their signature restaurant is The Grill at 14⁰61⁰. Its location on the resort’s highest level means you get to benefit from the gorgeous views and watch the yachts as they moor or go away the harbour whereas eating al fresco or select to sit down indoors.

The Hurrican Hole and Bar is the place to go for gentle bites, lunchtime snacks, and refreshing drinks while watching yachts float out and in of the Marina.

There is a pool bar with stools so you’ll be able to snack and drink while nonetheless within the water. 

A brief stroll alongside the marina is the al fresco Bayside Cafe which is good for casual eating. Though not owned by the resort, different eating places are providing a wide range of cuisines.

How a lot?

Prices from $550 (£355.00) per room, per night time in a ‘Resort View’ room, based mostly on two adults sharing.

BOOK YOUR STAY

What’s close by?

A brief stroll throughout a bridge and a walkway that passes the generally extravagant yachts moored within the marina results in a quaint growth of retailers and eating places. In the night, the marina is lit up, and because the colors shimmer within the harbour water, it’s straightforward to get misplaced within the romance of the scene.

The Capella Marigot Bay marina

The Capella Marigot Bay marina seems to be romatic within the night gentle

There’s little question that the harbour and marina are stunning, and there’s a tiny seashore reverse. Better nonetheless there’s a 15-minute speedboat shuttle that may take you to Anse Cochon seashore as a part of the Capella expertise. They throw within the towels too. You can snorkel there to get a stunning eyeful of the coral reef.

Marigot Bay is situated between Castries and Soufriere, every lower than an hour drive away. Or ask the resort to rearrange a guided tour to catch a ship to Soufriere and go to the Maranatha Botanical Gardens to view tropical and native crops and find out about their therapeutic properties. Then go to Tet Paul Nature Trail the place after a short hike to the summit, a surprising view of the island’s majestic twin peaks, the Piton unfolds earlier than you.

Also learn: Top Five Things to do in Saint Lucia

 

 

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