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Amazing place but not perfect
I stayed here for a week and had a great experience. This was my first. That said, I'm not spending too much time on the plusses because, as I read the other reviews here, I realised I'd end up repeating all the great stuff already mentioned. Instead, I'll run down a list of "watch-out"s and minuses. Plusses - 1) the staff! Simply incredible. They made the difference. Even the activities' folks were so helpful, they took a personal interest in helping you learn or improve. 2) Great covid protocols, I never felt unsafe even for a minute 3) Activities, etc. - everything amazing as mentioned by the gazillion other reviews. 4) Safe env, safe waters, quiet secluded beach, no seaweed!! Prompt drinks' service. 5) Great place for solo travellers. Kudos to whoever came up with the idea of a "communal table". By the time I left the resort, I'd made so many mates! 6) The Indian teacher who does Yoga is incredible! So nice to finally get someone who teaches yoga the authentic way. Minuses: 1) Food availability: very limited, outside of the meal hours. The "cafe" was the only one open, the pizza place wasn't. And even the cafe had very limited menu. It closes at 4pm, so for those of us returning from our massage or other booked activities have to make do with the very bland "evening cream tea" with a limited set of options from 4-6p. Nothing to eat between 6-7pm which is a shame, and challenging for those who've been busy all day with activities and have to wait till 7-730p for dinner. I was a victim of that for 2 days. 2) Food itself - generic and bland mainstream western stuff. Other than a night of local Caribbean specialities, most of it was generic. That said, it was good quality and so nice to go to a place that actually knows how to brew a good cup of tea! 3) The schedule builder on the website - it's outdated. I added a bunch of classes and showed up for those classes only to find out it wasn't there (and it is a pain walking in that heat all the way up to the wellness centre to find out a class isn't there). I was told later by the reception that the online schedule builder is still in development phase. Why then, make it public and advertise it on your webpage?! In short, plan your activities only when it's displayed on the black board. 4) Reservations at the Windows and Tao restaurants - it's not easy... you do it the old school way by going to or phoning the front desk. That said, they were very sweet in accommodating last minute requests. 5) The massages were amazing ,although rescheduling them was a pain. (They kind of randomly allot slots to you, sometimes at times that aren't practical enough). The body massages and wraps were great, the facials weren't that impressive. Feel free to avoid the 15 min consultations - I found them ineffective as they only lasted for 10 minutes and I didn't learn anything new, other than them being vehicles to promote their paid treatments. All in all, whilst it might seem like my list of minuses is more detailed than the list of plusses, please know it's only because I'd be repeating all the good things already mentioned in other reviews. Overall, great resort, one of a kind and I am so looking to be back. The wifi was very strong in the room and hotel reception. I didn't need to use it though, it was amazing how I went through a week without having any internet/mobile withdrawal symptoms! ;-) Well done BodyHoliday!
Fantastic Resort Spoiled by Covid
The BodyHoliday is an excellent resort as has been documented many times on this site. On my most recent visit there was a small outbreak of Covid on the resort. There were several false positive lateral flow tests and several positive PCR tests resulting in people having to self isolate for up to 12 -14 days. My concern is that the resort never informed the guests of this small outbreak. The resort continued to run classes indoors and host evenings in the small and busy piano bar which is an environment conducive to the spread of the virus. Had I been unlucky to have contracted the virus and not been informed of the outbreak I would be extremely angry and would have considered legal action. I took the decision not to attend indoor classes or the piano bar but only because other guests informed me of the outbreak. I feel the General Manager should have been entirely open about the situation thus allowing guests to make informed decisions about the activities in which they chose to participate.
Perfect Honeymoon Getaway
My wife and I attended the BodyHoliday resort for our honeymoon and we could not have selected a better place to celebrate our marriage. The facilities are beautiful and well-maintained, the staff is incredibly helpful and friendly, the spa treatments were great, and the meals were fantastic. They also offered a wide variety of activities both on and off-site that were very enjoyable and kept us just the right level of busy during our stay. We learned how to SCUBA (thanks Rusty!) and sail a mini-catamaran (thanks Shane!), and went on a sunset cruise to enjoy the beautiful views of St. Lucia during the evening. Overall, it was an incredible experience and we cannot wait to go back when we get the chance.
This was my 2nd time at BodyHoliday, and even with COVID limitations, it doesn’t disappoint. I was a solo traveler on my 1st visit and made lifelong friends, 3 of which traveled back with me this time. And to our surprise, there were more friends we’d met previously there at the same time, and we met even more new friends. The environment is really very friendly, and you can interact with others or not, but many choose to do so, which is why it’s great for solo travelers, friends, couples, etc. The fact that so many of the guests are return guests says so much about BodyHoliday. Services are phenomenal, including a daily spa treatment as part of the all-inclusive, activities offered all day in which you can participate or not… your vaca your way, and excellent evening entertainment. This time, I concentrated on learning to play tennis with the tennis pro, Neil, and doing fitness classes with Mindy, Shaquille, and Kennyson. The Caribbean Dance on the beach is hands down my favorite! And I was thoroughly inspired by guest instructor olympian Donna Frazier. I came home more fit than when I arrived and had so much fun doing it… Thank you my friends! And my FitBit confirmed some of the best cardio I got was on the dance floor each evening. Shaquille and Maria make learning new moves so easy and fun! The Silent Disco party, solo artist Andreas Day, and Rob Zii on sax with vocalist Phyness were amazing!!! Andreas Day can sing the phone book with his smooth voice, and he also gets everyone moving with his inviting performance style and moves on the dance floor. Having visited another resort years ago with food so bad I ate nothing but chips and salsa for a week, I have to rave about the food and the wine list at BodyHoliday. Cariblue, the Clubhouse and the Wellness Cafe are all top notch, but I-Tal, Windows and Tao are spectacular! Julianna at I-Tal prepares the most phenomenal farm-to-table meals with ingredients harvested on site that morning from the organic garden. Also want to give a shout out to Javid for his excellent service all week. He really takes the time to make sure you’re well taken care of. My compliments to the entire BodyHoliday staff for your wonderful hospitality on another fabulous visit. Well done!
Excellent return trip
Just home from my second trip to this wonderful hotel. The Body Holiday is a rare combination of excellent service, endless activities and a beautiful beach in a casually elegant setting. The staff seem genuinely determined to make your stay the best it can be. Whilst everyone I met was wonderful, the following members stood out: the lovely Shane who helped me out on the Hobies, Jasmine and Trishia for the incredible massages, Rusty, Haynes and Rungford for the fantastic whale & dolphin trip which I highly recommend. The staff at the front desk are as helpful as I have ever come across. The Covid protocols were protective, yet not over-bearing and did not detract from the trip. I can't wait to return.
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