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Get an overview of this hotelGreat Value all inclusive St Lucia Resort with black and gold sand beach

Calm-water beach

Located by the ocean on the northern tip of St. Lucia, Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa sits on 45 acres of gently sloped, tropical hillside facing a calm Caribbean cove; Rodney Bay nightlife is 5 km (3 mi) away.

All-Inclusive resort

4 restaurants, 5 bars, 7 swimming pools (including two for adults only), 100-ft waterslide, plus tai chi, yoga, and beach volleyball. Tennis on-site along with an organic garden and nature walks.

More than a room

The bungalow-style guestrooms at Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa have private patios, air conditioning, ceiling fans, irons and ironing boards, hair dryers, in-room safes, and bath amenities.

Smugglers Cove Resort and Spa All Inclusive

Resort Amenities

All-Inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included

Activities and facilities/equipment

All onsite activities and use of facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing

Land activities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball


  • Aerobics
  • Dancing
  • Pilates
  • Water fitness
  • Yoga

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children ages 16 years old and younger


  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Onsite live performances

Not included

  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Premium food items
  • Premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Bottled wine
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours

Resort Amenities

Namaste Spa offers massage, aromatherapy, body treatments, facials, waxing, and nail and hair care, including braiding (surcharges for all spa treatments, services, and products).

The fitness center contains cardio and weight machines as well as free weights, and holds a variety of aerobics classes. Classes in archery, West Indian dance, tai chi, Pilates, and yoga are also offered.

The new Maco's Kids Club offers daily programs year-round from 9 AM until 10 PM for newborns to teens (nursery closes at 5 PM). New activities have recently been added, such as bouncy houses, a full-size play castle, tree-houses, a mini-climbing wall, and a program of night-time beach movies.

Live nightly entertainment offers a different show every night in an open-air theater with performances by Caribbean singers, dancers, plus the very popular Karaoke Night.

Wireless Internet is now complimentary in public spaces, plus computers are available in the lobby for those not wanting to carry their own laptop on vacation.

Shopping Village is on-site with gifts from St. Lucia including beach toys, island art and specialty foods, plus local crafts. Additional shops on the property include a snacks/sundries shop, resort wear/beachwear boutique, and a fine jewelry store.

  • Children's pool 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Swim-up bar 
  • Spa tub 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Steam room 
  • Sauna 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Restaurant 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 357 
  • Hair salon 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Children's club 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Wedding services 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 7 
  • Free water park access 
  • Number of floors - 1 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free self parking 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 21528 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 7 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Health club 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Waterslide 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • One meeting room 
  • Nightclub 
  • Garden 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 55 


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Desk 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Phone 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Patio 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 

Where to Eat

Café Asia - Air-conditioned restaurant set on a hillside overlooking the resort and gardens. Thai and Japanese cuisine features produce grown in the organic garden. Dinner only. For guests 16 and over.

The Cove - Tropical gardens surround this open air poolide restaurant with cupola-topped wood shingle roofs. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets as well as afternoon tea. Children's menu available.

Swim-Up Pool Bar - Located in the upper pool where guests can sip cocktails with a view of the ocean. Open from mid-morning until late afternoon.

Tommy's Rum Bar - An after-hours rum bar featuring a grand piano and karaoke. Open from late evening until early morning.

The Piton Lounge - Serves specialty drinks. Open from mid-morning until early morning.

Waves Bar - An oceanfront bar with a South Beach feel. Features specialty cocktails and relaxing music. Open from mid-morning till sunset.

Waterslide Pool Bar - Located near the 100-ft water slide pool. Serves cocktails from mid-morning til late afternoon.

La Trattoria - Open-air seating under peaked wood-shingle roof and overlooking the courtyard pool and ocean. Northern Italian cuisine. Menu selections include fresh pasta dishes and thin-crust pizzas. Open for lunch and dinner.

Waterside Creole Grille - À la carte oceanfront dining. The menu offers a wide selecton of seafood and Caribbean cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner.


The Smugglers Cove Resort and Spa hosts a weekly manager's cocktail party and Caribbean-themed beach parties. Nightly shows range from singers to West Indian dance performances.

Nearby Things to Do

Guests can enjoy the use of small sailboats, windsurfers, kayaks, pedal boats, and snorkeling gear, and try water skiing. Seven lighted tennis courts are available for guests. The Club also provides an air-conditioned squash court. Personal watercraft are available for rent on the beach (surcharge).

A 5-minute ride on the complimentary golf cart shuttle takes golfers across the street to the St. Lucia Golf and Country Club (surcharge for golf and equipment). Three rounds of golf are included in a seven-night stay.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near this St. Lucia hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Racquetball/squash on site 
  • Rowing or canoeing on site 
  • Sailing on site 
  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Tennis lessons on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Water skiing on site 
  • Windsurfing on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

Namaste Spa features global spa treatments that use local products. The spa has ocean-side treatment rooms and offers wraps, massages, and facials. Guests can also enjoy an open-air twilight manicure and pedicure while sipping a glass of wine. Spa treatments are subject to a surcharge.

  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16 
  • Outdoor treatment areas 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Massages on beach 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Resort Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Late check-out fee: USD 100
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Resort Name

  • Smugglers Cove All Inclusive
  • Smugglers Cove Cap Estate
  • Smugglers Cove Resort
  • Smugglers Cove Resort All Inclusive
  • Smugglers Cove Resort All Inclusive Cap Estate
  • Smugglers Resort

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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3.8 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
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Very relaxing atmosphere. Nice variety

4 out of 5
by from J and H
Posted Apr 10, 2015
Had a great time! There are a variety of activities to enjoy, from water sports to evening entertainment. Great restaurants. A few mosquitoes irritate you at night but otherwise great!
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Mosquito infested, horrible customer service.

1 out of 5
by from Pittsburgh, PA
Posted Apr 10, 2015
Pros: The location is perfect. The beach was beautiful. Sunsets were gorgeous. The steel drum band was amazing.
Cons: The hotel was bought out by Blue Diamond Hotel and Resorts in August 2014. They are closing it April 12 for renovations.
Location: Gros Islet Friday night Jump Up is awesome. Dive Saint Lucia dive center.
From the minute we checked in, we were greeted by rude staff that barely spoke to us. We were given our room key and an envelope and told to go wait in the lobby. No explaination of the resort or restaurants or anything. We arrived in our room and it was as described. The bed was comfortable. However, the the bathroom, the window didn't shut all the way, the faucet was rusted, the sink leaked, the drain wouldn't shut all the way, the toilet paper holder kept falling off the wall and the water pressure, well, let's just say it was non existent. Three sprays of water coming out of the shower head barely constitues as a shower. On day 4, we were eaten alive by mosquitoes at night. We woke up covered, as well as the bed, walls and ceiling. The next morning, when I went to the front desk, I got blamed for not spraying the room before bed. I had to beg for a new room, which we finally got after a few calls. However, we has the same problem with mosquitoes there, despite us actually using our bus spray on the walls, floor and bed. The staff everywhere was rude, unfriendly and slow. At the restaurants, the would flat out ignore you. Getting coffee for breakfast was a chore. Cream was even harder. Al a carte restaurants opened at 6, we always had reservations at 6, however, the seating never started until at least 6:15. The chairs are all broken, the pools are dirty and the sidewalks are a mess. People paid full price for this resort, they should get full service. Not a hot mess.
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Nice all-inclusive for the price

4 out of 5
Posted Apr 8, 2015
Location: Great location. Nice Cove!
They are shutting down in less than a week to completely redo the place. I heard it is a complete tear down and that very little will be saved. That said, they continued to maintain the grounds, beaches, and other areas while we were there. (It does need an update though, many things in need of repair - but for the price - a good deal). Even though most of the employees will be out of a job during the new construction, many of the workers put on a happy face anyway.
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Not worth the 4 stars review

1 out of 5
Posted Feb 17, 2015
Pros: It is a wide range of activities and a nice park
Quality of room and food is below average. I stayed at much better 3 stars for 1/3 of the price in the same area.
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Really nice hotel with even nicer staff!

4 out of 5
by from Brooklyn, NY
Posted Dec 14, 2014
Pros: The staff were genuinely nice and helpful.
Cons: The bars could have a wider range of alcohol.
Location: For $16 US dollars you catch a taxi to the Rodney Bay mall area where there are many restaurants and places to check out.
Great experience. My partner and I really had a good time at the resort. The food was fantastic, the room was always clean and a lot of the water sports were included in the rate.
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Room is crappy however everything else was nice!

4 out of 5
by from New York
Posted Dec 12, 2014
Stay( 11/30/14- 12/7/14) price $1500/p Firstly, we were shocked how crappy the room was. 1. No wifi in the room 2. Window doesn't shut properly 3. TV condition was bad 4. Airconditioner's remote control was broken 5. Hair dryer was not provided in the room We were start fighting due to room condition( apparently we were very tired and volatile due to long trip...) however, we called the front desk and they fixed and provided everything other than wifi which was quick and not bad... Once we went to the dinner, our opinion for this resort completely changed. Food was delicious and people who work there are all friendly and alcohol was also included which we didn't expect. Also we were happy to drink cocktail by/in the pool and beach even after dark and it was romantic. Activity they provided as inclusive were magnificent. We have never done water ski, sailing but they provide free lessons... we weren't expecting the lesson are also inclusive. There were 4 restaurants Asian, Italian, waterfront and buffet. As for dinner, besides Buffet, we needed to go to Lounge by 4pm and make reservations. We tried all restaurants and it was tasty. I don't say it was superb but it's beyond our expectation considering the price. Some have dress code so men need decent shirt and pants. We could only use wifi at Lounge and it was slow. Especially the night were horrible as many people want to check their emails...other than wifi situation, overall experience was nice!
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This resort was just "OK"

3 out of 5
by from Washington, D.C.
Posted Dec 10, 2014
Pros: The bartenders were very nice.
Cons: The rooms need to be updated.
Location: The Friday night street parties are very exciting. We had a BALL! The sulfur bath felt really good but was too far away from the resort.
When we walked in the room I went to disinfect the bed and found 3 ants. The room was dull and when I looked out of the window all I saw were some trees with rotten bananas in them. This resort really needs to be updated because we spent too much money for dull sites. For some reason we only had 1 wash cloth in our room and every time the cleaning lady came in to clean she would take the old wash clothes but would not give us new ones. I had to call everyday for wash clothes and towels. Some days the people that worked there seemed very happy and upbeat and others, they seemed mad that they came to work. We didn't know what to expect with that. Oh, and the reception was horrible!!!! I have a 16 month old daughter that I just wanted to talk to for at least a minute and didn't talk to her my whole trip. There were cats everywhere! For some reason that irritated me a lot. The pools were really nice though and the restaurants were very romantic.
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A dream vacation

4 out of 5
by from Trinidad & Tobago
Posted Nov 28, 2014
I travelled alone and had a blast thanks to the staff who was willing to go the extra mile to ensure I enjoyed my stay to the fullest. Jacquline (activities), Dellie (entertainment) and Nikita (activities) are an asset to the hotel. The facilities are great, food is great (I blame you guys for making me gain 3lbs), staff is very helpful and friendly. The cost to and from hotel is too high and no shuttle available to or from John Charles Airport were my faults with the hotel given that they said all inclusive and no transport was available unless paid for.
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4 out of 5
Posted Sep 9, 2014
The food was great and the bar was lovely. The tours suck and pricey. The room was always clean and well kept.
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4 out of 5
Posted Aug 24, 2014
Expedia charged me an addition 12.65 per night 4 internet which I did not get. The it's night was horrible. The lady at the hotel was not nice at all. However Neal, one of the assistant I guess was really great. 5 start 4 him. Everyone else was pleasant
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