Fodor's Expert Review Calabash Cove Resort and Spa

Marisule Estate, Gros-Islet, Saint Lucia Fodor's Choice

The luxurious suites and Balinese-inspired cottages at this inviting boutique resort spill gently down a tropical hillside to a secluded beach on Bonaire Bay, just south of Rodney Bay. The private cottages, constructed of mahogany, stone, and other natural materials, all face the sea to take advantage of the sunset. Surrounded by lush vegetation for privacy, each cottage has a separate sitting room, private plunge pool, a hammock on the patio, outdoor rain shower, and full bar. Four manor house suites have swim-up access to the infinity pool, which also has a natural rock waterfall. The remaining suites also face the sunset and are just as large and luxuriously furnished. Walkways that meander through the property serve as access to the cottages and the beach, where a boardwalk and dock are ideal for an evening stroll or romantic dinner. The open-air Windsong restaurant, high on the hill and a few steps from the lobby, offers an unobstructed view of the sea (or, in the evening, the twinkling lights of Castries) from every table—and, of course, memorable meals.


  • Stylish, sophisticated, and friendly atmosphere
  • Great food served in lovely alfresco setting
  • Wedding parties can reserve the entire resort


  • The long bone-crunching dirt road to the entrance
  • Steps to the cottages and beach may be difficult for those with mobility issues
  • Few on-site activities




Phones: 800-917–2683-in U.S. | 758-456–3500


26 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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