Calabash Cove Resort Announces December 2008 Debut


ucked away on gently sloping, tropical beachfront on the northwest coast of the island, Calabash Cove is one of just a select few five-star resorts on the island. This remarkable property, designed with care to exist in harmony with its natural surroundings, is scheduled to debut in December 2008 just in time for the holidays and is pleased to announce it is currently accepting reservations.

Step off the patio of your suite into the remarkable infinity edge pool, swim up to the bar and enjoy a cocktail while you gaze out over the cerulean ocean. Reach out and pick fresh bananas from the tree overhanging the balcony of your oceanfront cottage. Enjoy the warm air and natural outdoor beauty surrounding you as refresh yourself in the outdoor rain shower. Bask in the glory of a vivid sunset off Bonaire Bay, then view the twinkling lights of Castries from your suite’s private patio. Calabash Cove truly sets itself apart from other resorts, not only in the beauty and luxury of its surroundings, but in the remarkable experiences to be had here – as remarkable as the island itself.

Calabash Cove’s distinctive and elegant accommodations include Balinese-style Waters Edge Cottages, all with private pools, as well as a number of magnificent Manor House Suites—all with dramatic ocean and sunset views and some with private, poolside patios.

Perhaps most unique among the Calabash Cove’s accommodations are its “Swim Up” suites. Offering contemporary luxury and comfort, including private Jacuzzis, these suites are located just steps from Sweetwaters–the resort’s designer pool with an impressive 40-foot infinity edge, mahogany loungers and tropical refreshments provided by pool butlers. The swim-up suites afford unrestricted and private access directly from the patio of your room. Guests can simply swim across to the bar and watch the sunset with one of the resort’s signature cocktails, or take a romantic midnight swim.

The nine handcrafted teak and mahogany Waters Edge Cottages feature secluded plunge pools, outdoor rain showers and hammocks surrounded by tropical flora oft visited by the island’s hummingbirds. These luxurious hideaways offer unparalleled views of the bay with the majestic Pitons in the distance and the exquisite Caribbean sunsets. The living area provides ample space and refreshing sea breezes. Each has TV/DVD/hi-fi systems, refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, large patios, and hammocks. The cottages will also feature super-size honeymoon Jacuzzis, as Calabash Cove will offer all-inclusive and customized weddings as well as one-of-a-kind honeymoon experiences.

Calabash Cove also features seven luxury Sunset Suites with Jacuzzis, which overlook the resort’s Mosaic Beach and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, with passing sailboats serving as the perfect canvas. In addition, six luxury Ocean View Junior Suites with Jacuzzis are situated next to the Manor House between Sweetwaters and the beach. Views of St. Lucia’s tallest peak, Mount Gimmie, and neighboring Martinique in the distance during the day, and the sparkling lights of Castries at night, complete this tropical dream.

Calabash Cove will be home to a Far Eastern-influenced Spa and Fitness Temple and full-service beauty salon with private treatment rooms manned by knowledgeable and experienced associates, as well as the much anticipated Windsong Restaurant.

“Our chefs fully intend Windsong to become the first Michelin Star Restaurant on St. Lucia,” said Konrad Wagner, managing director for Calabash Cove. “Guests will enjoy outstanding, creative Asian-inspired cuisine featuring the freshest, locally grown ingredients, along with breathtaking, unobstructed views across the Caribbean Sea.”

Complementing Windsong’s fine dining will be the resort’s own C Bar, which will feature international cocktails and fine wines from the Calabash Cove Cellars and offer daily soft piano music. Calabash will also feature a private library with panoramic ocean views, Whispers, a charming oasis created for guests who enjoy music and literature from around the world. Those seeking a sense of peace and serenity can also explore the quiet walkways of the Cove Gardens, filled with vibrant, fragrant flowers amid groves of trees.

In addition to its natural beauty, St. Lucia’s increasing allure also comes from its broad array of activities.

Whether its snorkeling, golf, soaking in the hot springs, enjoying world-class jazz, riding a cable through a rainforest canopy, shopping in a quaint fishing village, viewing exotic wildlife like giant turtles, rock climbing, searching for ancient petroglyphs, driving into a volcano or cooling off under a waterfall, St. Lucia has something to offer everyone, whether its romance or adventure they seek. Calabash Cove will help to transform guests’ dreams into reality with full concierge service for those who wish to explore the island. 

Calabash Cove Resort is a new, five-star boutique hotel resort located on the island of St. Lucia. St. Lucia’s beauty continues to attract worldwide attention as its landmark Pitons, side-by-side volcanic summits, were designated a World Heritage Site in 1997, and Oprah Winfrey listed the island as one of “Five Places to See in Your Lifetime.” Rates at Calabash Cove range from $295-$895 per night and include the resort’s island breakfast buffet. All-inclusive rates are also available and include all meals and beverages. For more information or to book a visit, visit Calabash Cove’s website at or call 312-988-4811.


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