Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa Review

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P.O. Box 246 , Vieux Fort, St. Lucia
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Editor's Rating
4/5
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Editor’s Review of Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa

As you drive through the gate at Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, the blue ocean and grassy lawns with palm trees greet you. In the lobby, the hostess welcomes guests with a glass of champagne for adults and fruit juice for children. Like many moderately priced resorts, the roofed, open-air lobby has something of a cavernous, camp-like feel even though rattan and upholstered couches create comfortable seating areas. While checking in, be sure to admire the views of the pool from the lobby. Since the drive from Hewanorra International Airport, St. Lucia's main airport, is only five minutes, making it from touchdown on the runway to splashdown in the ocean can happen in record time. That's a bonus for weary travelers, especially on St. Lucia, an island known ... more for its twisty, slow-driving roads.

As the resort's marketing materials emphasize, the property offers "two worlds in one," each in different areas: Harmony for adults and Splash for families. Along with lodging, Harmony features a quiet pool, a bar and a beach. Splash, has a family pool, water slides, lazy river, children's club and beach. In between, guests mingle on common ground -- the lobby, main restaurant, an activity pool, beach grill and Buzz, an entertainment section with ping-pong tables and a stage.

At Coconut Bay, adults may avoid children during the day by hanging out in the quiet pool and snoozing in a lounge chair on the adult side. And, with 254 rooms on 85 acres, Coconut Bay offers plenty of space for all. In addition, the resort's daylong, supervised children's activities keep ages two through teens happily engaged. Infants through tots are cared for at the nursery.

Coconut Bay Resort sits on land that formerly housed a Club Med. After extensive renovations and additions that included the water park, lazy river and the spa, Coconut Bay reopened in March 2004. Located on the southern tip of St. Lucia near Vieux Fort, the island's second largest town, the resort lies on the Atlantic coast side of St. Lucia, where you can swim in the water off Coconut Bay's Beach.

While at Coconut Bay Resort, you won't have a marble bathroom or room service, but you will have a comfortable (if not stylish) room, lots of good food, a friendly staff, plus activities to do with your kids as well as without them. less
Our Editor Loves
  • Budget-stretching all-inclusive price
  • Water slides, lazy river and water playscape
  • Children's programs for ages 2-12
Family Interests
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Hiking
  • Water Sports
  • Horseback Riding
  • Water Parks
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • Game Room
  • Kids' Pool
  • Meal Plan
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
Our Member Reviews 2699 Reviews
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wohltony
We stayed at C-Bay 7/9-7/19/12 (10 nights). First, let me say that this was by far the best family vacation ever! We have three kids - ages 16, 14 & 12. We travelled from Los Angeles (two flights, the first to Miami, the ...
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Lynnecooper
Escape the World
Reviewed on 03/22/2011
We stayed at Coconut Bay resort in St Lucia last July. We felt completely cut-off from the real life which is what we want on vacation. The staff was always friendly, happy, & kind.The pools were clean & the bars were ...
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Rooms

Families lodge in the coral-colored Splash wing and adults without children stay in the lime green Harmony wing. Each wing consists of two, four-story buildings. Elevators access floors in both wings.

Splash Wing Guestrooms
The guestrooms are basic, but comfortable for two adults and one or two children. Consider a second room if traveling with teens; depending upon availability and season, Coconut Bay may offer a deal on a second, adjoining room. Up to four people may stay in a room, or five if the fifth is a baby. However, adding a crib would make the room tight.

The colorful decor in the Splash wing generally features coral-painted headboards, either twin or queen. Twin rooms have beige wicker settees. Queen rooms have a blue pullout sofa that accommodates two children up to age 10. All rooms on the second through fourth floors come with balconies that have high railings and two chairs. First-floor rooms feature patios and lounge chairs. Although all rooms face the ocean, those on the first and second floors may have views of the water obstructed by buildings or palm trees. Accommodations on the fourth floors offer the best views as well as a more spacious feel, since fourth-floor ceilings are high and sloped.

Most of the rooms contain the same, simple bathroom: white tile walls, blue vanity, toilet and shower. All of the guestrooms feature a mini-fridge, flat screen television, air conditioning and coffee maker.

Harmony Wing Guestrooms
On the fourth floor of the Harmony Wing, there are premium rooms. Although the bathrooms are standard, the rooms' more sophisticated furnishings include sleek, dark wood Parson's-style desks and tables, dark wood and wicker headboards and low gray couches with silver throw pillows and a dark green accent wall. These rooms also have refrigerators that come stocked with water and soda. So if Grandma and Grandpa want spiffier accommodations, book them a Harmony room.

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