Pros: Fantastic staff. Very attentive. Everyone we encounter was friendly and helpful. The meals were very good. The resort is about five minutes from the airport and the hotel gave several members of our group complimentary late checkout times so that we could enjoy ourselves more on our final day. Excellent guest services to help set up excursions or to assist you in planning activities. Excellent pools and bars. Lots of evening activities.
Cons: The resort is on the Atlantic side of the island do the beach isn't what you normally think of on a Caribbean island. I was told the better beaches are on the opposite side of the island where the majority of resorts are located. So if you are looking to lay on a sandy beach I would not recommend this resort. But there are nice loungers looking at over the ocean with a nice breeze. And the view over the water is beautiful with a couple hilly islands.
Pros: True all inclusive with free activities including snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle-boarding
Food was excellent and varied
weather was perfect
staff was exemplary
Cons: Feeling of being trapped at the resort
Few shopping opportunities
Very expensive excursion opportunities and few options to go outiside of resort sponsored excursions
Location. This all-inclusive beachfront resort sits at the southern end of St. Lucia, about 2 miles (3.5 kilometers) from Hewanorra International Airport and 3 miles (4.5 kilometers) from Maria Islands Nature Reserve.
Hotel Features. The narrow beach that fronts Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa All Inclusive offers light-colored sand and an offshore reef. Most meals, entertainment, and activities are included in the room rate. Choose from any of the resort's 4 restaurants and enjoy the complimentary breakfast offered at the property. Guests of this 85-acre resort have access to a variety of land and water sports, including snorkeling, swimming in the 5 outdoor pools, pool aerobics, and use of the fitness center. Other on-site recreation activities include horseback riding, beach volleyball, kite surfing, and use of the outdoor tennis courts.
Nightly entertainment includes casino nights, karaoke, and live music. Children ages 3-12 have their own clubhouse and activities area; babysitting services are also available (surcharge).
The entire family can enjoy the hotel's water park with a lazy river and water slides. For a slower pace, guests can head to the Kai Mer Spa, with 8 treatment rooms, 4 private outdoor showers, and women's and men's saunas. The spa offers a water view and various treatments, including massages on the beach.
Billiards, pool tables, shopping, complimentary outdoor parking, complimentary high-speed Internet access, and a rooftop terrace create the ideal stay. There are 3 meeting and conference rooms as well as event services, such as catering. The hotel also provides guests with a complimentary roundtrip airport shuttle (available for Hewanorra International Airport only).
Guestrooms. All rooms offer furnished patios or balconies with pool, garden, or ocean views. Amenities include in-room safes, separate sitting areas, coffee/tea makers, refrigerators, and air conditioning. TVs offer U.S. and international cable channels. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available.
Pros: Exceptional friendly service and owner - great quality and comfort for the price
Cons: hmm... maybe far from the beach- but this is an ''close-to-the-airport'' location- so that was important
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