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A real gem
My wife and I spent 7 days here in early March. It was our first stay here and our first visit to the Caribbean. This hotel had been recommended by friends in the UK and we had high expectations. We were not disappointed, it is a wonderful place to stay. Unlike some of the large sprawling and frankly rather ugly hotel resort complexes in this area, East Winds is a discrete hotel made up of 30 individual “cottages” and one historic home (that used to be owned by the Horlicks family). The cottages are spread around in lovely landscaped gardens, some near the beach, others set further back in the grounds. There is one restaurant building with 2 bars, where all meals are served. Breakfast and lunch is buffet and dinner is a 4 course a la carte experience. The food is truly wonderful, extensive choice, fresh and the dinner menu changes every day. There is also a good choice of wine. Some lunches and one dinner per week are barbecue cooked. What makes this place truly special though, is the staff. They are all so friendly and helpful. They are relaxed in style but work hard to make sure you don’t wait for anything. Many of them have worked here for many years and are clearly well looked after and love their jobs. There is a foundation, which you can support if you wish, to provide assistance for the cost of educating their children. Education is very expensive in St Lucia. There is a daily schedule of activities to choose from including tours to other parts of the island, boat tips, nature walks, cookery classes and shopping trips. There is also complimentary Yoga and Pilates twice a week Many of the guests that we met at East Winds had stayed here multiple times and you can see why. If you’re looking for lots of action this is not a place to stay, but if you like to stay in small, exclusive and individual hotels, with the highest level of service, good food and a relaxed, informal atmosphere, this is the place to come.
After a three year break, we stayed another amazing ten days at East Winds. As well as the very clean and comfortable cottages, there are various items for the energetic, a small gym, Pilates and an exercise trail. Trips are arranged away from the resort,including sailing to the Pitons, and amazing walks around the garden with the head gardener, a very knowledgeable man. Salads and vegetables are grown on the resort and used for meals. Food always plentiful and well cooked. All the staff are so friendly and welcoming, it could be the same holiday again next year.
A relaxing winters break in the Caribbean
A relaxing winters break in the Caribbean The world is a large varied place and we rarely make a return visit, but East Winds is an exception and this was our third visit spread over thirty four years. Our last visit ten years ago was to celebrate my seventieth birthday. We noticed several changes over the intervening years all for the better, the cottages have been refurbished with better shower and air conditioning. Thoughtfully insect spray, mosquito repellent, emergency flashlight and umbrellas were provided. The garden has matured and is a colourful lush environment teaming with wild life and carefully tended by a team of gardeners. There is an abundance of sun loungers comfortably spaced throughout the pool and beach areas with ample shade for those who prefer it. The bar staff are on hand to keep you hydrated or serve something stronger from the bar. All the staff are friendly, discrete, courteous and efficient with no request too onerous. The food is excellent with a buffet breakfast, Pauline will cook your eggs anyway you want them. Buffet and bbq lunches, the lobsters were large and succulent, dinner is four courses with three choice for each course and a couple of wines options each night (red,white or rose) which were changed daily, champagne was always available. For the more energetic there is a small gym, a fitness trail,kayaking and supervised sailing. This is not the place if you are looking for loud music and wall to wall entertainment but perfect to relax in the warm Caribbean sunshine in a small beachside resort with good food and wine overseen by the hotel manager Judith.
Perfect Peace & Quiet
We've been before stay in number 14 as a short walk to the pool/pool bar fantastic location brillant food and evening entertainment Staff are so friendly Cant fault it Judith who is the managers does a great job we will return
Beautiful relaxed development where nothing is too much trouble for the staff.
A beautiful small development where the personal touch is always apparent. Great rooms, great staff, great food, great cocktails; what more could you want? Being small it may not have all of the amenities and watersports of the larger resorts, but it makes up for this in the tranquil, relaxing setting, and the individual service.
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