Fodor's Expert Review Smuggler's Cove Resort & Spa

Smuggler's Cove Dr., Cap Estate, Gros-Islet, St. Lucia

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

This huge all-inclusive resort on 60 acres overlooking pretty Smuggler's Cove has more food, fun, and features than your family will have time to enjoy in a week. The basic but comfortable guest rooms are spread out over a broad hillside; golf-cart transportation is available to get you from place to place, if you wish. The resort has seven swimming pools, including the Oasis Waterpark pool with a 325-foot waterslide and a separate adults-only pool, as well as a broad sandy beach and a laundry list of water sports (including waterskiing, windsurfing, sailing, and banana-boat rides). The world-class St. Lucia Racquet Club, with seven tennis courts and a squash court, is adjacent to the property. Four restaurants offer as many cuisines, libations flow freely from four bars, and there's live entertainment nightly. The resort has a holiday camp atmosphere, and families with young children love it.

PROS

  • family rooms sleep five
  • excellent children's program
  • family-friendly nightly entertainment

CONS

  • busy, busy, busy
  • not the place for a quiet getaway
  • guest rooms spread far and wide on the hillside

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Lively
On the beach
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 758-457–4140 | 866-297–1685-in U.S.

HOTEL DETAILS

251 rooms, 100 suites
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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