by Hilarey Wojtowicz
For the family with teens and tweens, the all-inclusive BodyHoliday, LeSport resort in St. Lucia will truly bring out your adventurous side. Note: The resort has an age limit of 16 years old, though it drops to 12 during the spring for one month, during the summer from June to September and during the holidays for the month of December.
Families will enjoy one of the 155 deluxe rooms that are air-conditioned, have complimentary Internet, flat-screen TV’s and iPod docking stations. Tweens and teens will enjoy the beach, the pool, the water sports and the game room, while parents explore the different fitness classes, massage treatments, tennis, golf and archery. Book a soft adventure as a family explore the coast by bike or foot.
After working up an appetite, head tone of the five onsite dining options. Cariblue Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with dishes inspired by Mediterranean, Mexican, Oriental, Italian and other international flavors. The Deli is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for brunch and lunch. Enjoy coffee, pastries, paninis, sandwiches and more.The Clubhouse serves afternoon tea, light far and other snacks daily in a relaxing environment and it is open for after dinner cocktails until 12:30 a.m. Cariblue Windows is open for dinner daily with two seatings (7 and 9 p.m.). Reservations are recommended. TAO also offers two dinner seatings daily at 7 and 9:30 p.m. with reservations recommended. The resort asks all guests to dress appropriately when dining in each of the eateries, except the Deli (where kids can enter in bathing suits and bare feet!).
When in need of some parents-only time, enjoy a stop at the Wine Salon where you will learn about local flavors while snacking on cheese, fruit, pizza and more. And in the evenings, head to the Piano Bar for entertainment and a cocktail — open daily at 7 p.m.
The BodyHoliday LeSport is an all-inclusive resort and families can be sure to receive the following included with their rate: accommodations, meals, drinks, spa treatments, beach and pool service, water sports, golf, tennis and archery lessons and daily entertainment.
Our Editor Loves
- All-inclusive resort
- Beach, pool and water sports
- Complimentary Internet
- All Inclusive Rates
- Water Sports
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
My friend and I came for a week at the Body Holiday Oct 31-Nov 7 2019. The ocean front room had a nice balcony where we could sit and enjoy the waves and view of the beach. The room was very comfortable, with plenty of closet space, and a nice very large bathroom with two sinks, shower stall with rain shower and body jets options, and a separate toilet closet. The hotel is officially an hour and a half from the airport (due to geography, almost all hotels on St Lucia are on the opposite side of the island from the airport), but with traffic it can take two or more hours. If you like seeing scenery through mountains and rainforest with hairpin roads, it’s a fun drive 9most taxis are comfortable minivans).
The range and quality of activities available far exceeded my expectations. The fitness activities are not your typical resort animation team activities; these are real fitness professionals and the difference in quality is evident. Choices of activities run from 7am right through to 5pm; Tai Chi, several varieties of Yoga, Pilates, spinning, various dance classes (Salsa, Caribbean DanceFit, Merengue), beach boot camp, body tone, body stretch, aqua fit, walks, cycling, barre, (the list goes on….) . There are even options to try a golf lesson, sailing lesson, archery, water skiing and more, all included for no extra charge.
The spa services were also top quality. Having a spa service included for every day of the stay, it really makes for great value for what you are getting. Massage, facial and body scrub were all excellent quality. There are a wide range of additional spa and Ayurvedic treatments available as well. You get a good workout just climbing the stairs up the hill to the spa as well.
There was plenty of variety of good food, with options that would satisfy a wide range of dietary needs. Meat eaters, vegetarians, no sugar, gluten free, juice fasters, and low carb eaters would all find something delicious to eat. The bar will even make you a no-sugar mojito if you want to enjoy a drink but stick to a program. There was a good selection of wines with dinner (decent house wines included, or choose something special from the wine cellar).
As wonderful as the resort is to stay at all day long, I do recommend taking at least one day to explore the island of St Lucia. We booked a taxi privately for the whole day for $180 (it’s a minivan, so cost could be split with as many as 6 people, making it really good value). The views of St Lucia are spectacular and booking a private taxi allowed us to take as much or as little time at each stop as we wanted. The volcanic mud baths, views of the Pitons, overlooking the villages in the bays, and a stop in Castries and Rodney Bay for a little shopping make for a great day out and about.
The Body Holiday offers something for those who like to be active as well as those who are serious about relaxation. Overall this was an exceptional vacation and I’m already considering a return visit
by Dalia L
Attended conference at nearby Royalton Hotel where service was not so good. Instead we booked our last day at Le Sport before we left St. Lucia. AMAZING spa and lunch. The service was impecable, spa treatments professional and even security went out of the way to help us with a lost car handle. Great experience. This is THE PLACE to stay in St. Lucia.