Cotton Bay Village
Travel Blogs from Castries
... adventures. We hiked through a rainforest, stumbling upon a wild pig and wading knee deep through streams to reach a magnificent waterfall that only the locals know how to find. What a breathtaking view standing at the bottom of this natural beauty and know that it’s ours for the taking. Our new friend Vision broke out into song, Bob Marley’s Redemption Song and we all chimed in relishing in the joy of life and its gifts. We all climbed up the face of ...
... so we could see Government House etc. it started to pour rain. We had to take it in stride but our clothes were completely soaked through.
We stopped first by the roadside to sample lots of local fruits. Delicious. Then we moved on to see the acreage of the largest banana plantation on the island and try a Johnny cake at a local restaurant.
Our next stop was a tour through the Diamond Botanical gardens. Amazing flowers and ...
... sea, the spectacular groin&petite Options. Quaintcolourful villages and large country houses in the French style. Attached are some hairstyles for Bray and picture of Jeff's new friend. Note his hair bangs on top and a thick braid down to his waist. Xxxx Ann ...
... made it easy for trackers. I remember having one as a child. I know it as a sensitivity plant. I would pester it incessantly while eating my cereal in the morning.
He also showed us a Christmas Palm. Its seeds are green. When they are ripe and ready to fall, they turn red, thus the name.
From Morne Fortune we drove to Eudovic Art Studio (www.eudovicart.com). The studio is on the side of the mountain. That means there is not ...
... diving in the bay.
My general impression of Caribbean islands is that they may look green and lush and have some nice beaches but they are spoiled by haphazard building and general untidiness. It was a relief to get back to the ship just in time for lunch before the restaurant closed. As the ship didn't sail till 7pm there was also time to finally do a bit of sunbathing and reading by the pool before the daily Trivia Quiz, which is a very popular ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Cotton Bay Village Castries
This resort is still being finished although we were told that all units are now sold. As we travelled 'out of season' we, more or less, had the place to ourselves.The unit was spacious,clean and well furnished and we had no problems with any utilities other than when some contractors damaged a water pipe. This was fixed after about three hours. We found the restaurant service quite good but were disappointed in the menu choice and lack of vegetables. Travelling in to Rodney Bay for an evening meal or to go shopping incurred a $40 taxi fare so quite an expensive option on a daily basis. The new restaurant/bar/shop complex is being worked on and may be open for Xmas 2007?? Also, the access road is now being finished which should make a tremendous difference. The beach area in front of the restaurant is nice with shallow safe water. Be prepared for lots of sea grass in the water which makes it look rather grubby. It would be nice if the rest of the beach was kept cleaner. The pool area is superb with plenty of loungers and a very nice young man who keeps everything spotless. The water is sparkling and lovely and warm! If you like solitude and lazing around all day every day then this is the place for you (with some reservations). However, if you want some choice in where to shop or eat then opt for somewhere nearer town. Also, take lots of anti insect bite preperations!! This was our first visit to the Caribbean and we felt quite disappointed
Myself and my husband and 3 year old daughter have just had a wonderful stay at Cotton bay Village in St Lucia. It is our 3rd visit to the Island and we had heard mixed views and comments about this place, but were prepared to give it a chance as we were struggling to find accommodation to the standard that we wanted, having left it until last minute to book. We stayed in a large 2 bedroom apartment, which was fully furnished and full of all the latest equipment, much of which we didn't use, for instance Play Station, 3 TVs and a very complicated looking coffee machine.
Cotton bay Village is a new concept in the Caribbean in that all of the 74 properties which comprise the resort are privately owned. Sunswept Resorts (the Management Agents) who also run Le Sport - the body holiday, Jalouise, and Rendezvous hotels on the Island, have committed to managing the resort and delivering a 5 star Spa and Golf resort for Families.
We returned 5/27 from a week long stay in the 3 bdrm Coral Penthouse. I was concerned prior to going because of the negative reviews I had read here. I wrote to the resort and was assured the comments were unfounded....
We visited Cotton bay in February when it was nearing completion but that did not prevent us having a wonderful time. We stayed in a two bed apartment by the pool surrounded by beautiful gardens. Only the beach front restaurant was open but the food was excellent quality and service was impecable - staff could not do enough for our 5 year old daughter. We used the Kids Club most days and the staff were wonderful. The Bar is perched on the edge of the beach with beautiful views across the bay. The swimming was also great as the beach gently slopes down into the water.
We have just arrived back from our stay of one week at Cotton Bay and it was a fabulous time. Keeping in mind when we booked the trip, we knew the resort would not be complete we took a gamble and the gamble paid off.
We stayed in a Tamarind 2BR suite from March 17-24. It has some real problems, and my guess is they aren't going to be able to fix all of them... however, for us, it was a great bargain since we had a very nice, large suite for something like $250 per night. (We booked through American Airlines Vacations.) We knew there would be problems but took a gamble. In the end, it was worth it to have the kind of room we had (about 1200 sq ft, with full kitchen) since we were travelling with a baby and the Carribean can be so expensive. So we gave it a shot, and -- even though this place isn't for everyone and we'd have been mortified if we paid $600 per night -- we're glad we did.
Good family break
I have just returned from 1 week at Cotton Bay Village in St Lucia with my husband and our 2 1/2 year old son.
The accommodation was fantastic. We stayed in a 2 bed Calabash suite. We had the four-poster and our son had his separate room. We had a good size sitting room and kitchen with full facilities. All new and beautifully done.
There was only one restaurant open, which did limit us slightly, but having said that the food was a good standard, and room service/butler service very friendly and very quick.
If you a relying on a full blown Kids Club, then it hasn't actually got up and running yet, but will do in due course.
The Spa is great.
The facilites are due to be finished in the next few months, and I'm sure it will be a big success.
Quite frankly it should not have opened and accepted guests when it did. We were the second party to arrive at the hotel and as we, and subsequent guests, found out, very little was ready. This included no hot water, TVs and DVDs not installed or working, electrics that were unable to cope, no bar, Spa, Kids' Club etc etc and only one restaurant (really the casual dining beach restaurant).