Refresh at Coconut Bay in Saint Lucia

Refresh at Coconut Bay in Saint Lucia

Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa reveals a new look and upgraded amenities after a month-long renovation By: Mark Rogers
Coconut Bay’s renovations included new and upgraded guestrooms and suites.  // © Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa
Coconut Bay’s renovations included new and upgraded guestrooms and suites.  // © Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa

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Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa
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Saint Lucia’s all-inclusive Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa has reopened after a month-long, $2.48 million refreshment. The resort now has additional premium suites and rooms, new furnishings, organic greenhouses and additional live cooking stations.

“We continue to make improvements that we know our guests will recognize and appreciate, this year completing an amazing upgrade in just four weeks,” said Mark Adams, president of Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa. “We doubled the number of Junior Suites and Premium Oceanview rooms to meet demand, particularly for our weddings and honeymooners, and guests will find that our range of dining options rival any all-inclusive resort. Some of the improvements, such as the new kids bar, were suggested by our repeat guests — others, like new equipment, may not be obvious but contribute to a fresh new vibe throughout the property, and we’re looking forward to their comments.”

Coconut Bay now offers a total of 27 Junior Suites with the conversion of 13 fourth-floor rooms in the adults-only wing, Harmony. The Junior Suites have new bathrooms, featuring glass shower enclosures, vanity countertops with vessel sinks and recessed lighting. They have also been updated with four-poster beds, a sitting area with a loveseat and a stocked mini-bar. The Junior Suites and all Harmony Premium Oceanview room balconies also have new teak furniture.

In Splash, Coconut Bay’s family-friendly wing, the conversion of all 64 third- and fourth-floor rooms to the Premium Oceanview category is now complete. New furnishings include two queen beds or one king as well as a trundle bed with two twins. In addition, the Splash wing now has two wheelchair-accessible Gardenview rooms.

While the third and fourth-floors in both Splash and Harmony saw major room conversions, all of the resort’s 218 Gardenview, Oceanview and Premium Oceanview room bathrooms were updated with larger mirrors, modern lighting and blue tile accents. Harmony’s second-floor Oceanview rooms were also updated with new or refreshed furnishings.

Enhancing the resort’s overall dining experience was another important aspect of the month-long refreshment. A new menu at the resort’s main restaurant, Coconut Walk, and eight independent stations — five of which are live-cooking stations — provide an extensive range of menu choices at breakfast, lunch and dinner, including smoothies, crepes, paninis, stir fries and tossed pasta.

By day, the Beach Grill’s new Earthstone oven serves up pizzas and made-to-order grilled items. In the evenings, Capri greets diners with a revamped menu and a large new antipasto station.. The Beach Grill now has fewer walls, allowing ocean breezes to flow through the indoor and outdoor areas.

Cuisine at all four of Coconut Bay’s restaurants will soon feature organic vegetables and herbs grown on-property in new greenhouses. Guests with a late-night sweet tooth can head to Peter John’s Lounge to indulge in all-new treats at the Friday night Chocolate Buffet.

The Harmony and Activity pools were completely resurfaced and, along with the Splash pools, were framed with new coping and tiled decks as well as colorful new LED lighting. Waiter service has also been introduced at the adults-only Harmony pool.

Coconut Bay is located on Saint Lucia’s south coast, conveniently located near the island’s international airport. The resort’s all-inclusive vacation rates start at $135 per person per day.

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