Fodor's Expert Review Cotton Bay Village

Cotton Bay, Cap Estate, Gros-Islet, St. Lucia

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

Wedged between a quiet ocean beach and the St. Lucia Golf Resort & Country Club, luxurious, individually designed and decorated colonial-style town houses and château-style villas surround a village center and a free-form lagoon pool. Units have spacious sitting rooms, dining terraces, fully equipped kitchens, and up to four bedrooms. All are beautifully furnished in eclectic style—painted French furniture, modern metal accoutrements, and traditional plantation mahogany. Accommodations include dedicated service from a personal butler, who carries out special requests and the little chores associated with independent living. Also on-site are a spa, two bars, a deli, a coffee shop, and two restaurants—the 1461 Beach Club (14° N, 61° W is the location's latitude and longitude) and the more formal Piano Piano. You can also arrange for a private chef to prepare a meal in your villa. Cotton Bay Beach is more than a mile long and so secluded that it's virtually private. Take lessons in windsurfing or kiteboarding, arrange a horseback trek along the beach, enjoy golf next door, or charter a yacht for a day. And, you pay no greens fees at the next-door golf club.

PROS

  • beautiful remote beach
  • very private surroundings
  • family-friendly

CONS

  • a/c in bedrooms only
  • bathrooms have showers only
  • you'll probably need a car to leave the grounds

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Sophisticated
On the beach
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 758-456–5700 | 866-460–5755

HOTEL DETAILS

206 suites in 74 villas
Rate Includes: No meals

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