Reset at BodyHoliday in St. Lucia
September 27, 2021 by Perrie Hartz
Situated on St. Lucia, the lush eastern Caribbean Island known for its stunning topography and beautiful aquamarine waters, BodyHoliday is both a renown spa destination and a luxury Caribbean resort getaway. First opened in 1988, BodyHoliday is an all-inclusive beachfront wellbeing resort that caters to both physical and mental wellness, along with offering the usual array of island activities.
With 32 acres of lush tropical gardens, elevated international cuisine, luxury accommodations and a prime location directly on a beautiful crescent-shaped secluded beach, BodyHoliday is an ideal destination for those who are looking to relax and reset while also enjoying all the activities that the Caribbean and West Indian islands have to offer.
BodyHoliday’s unique and modernized approach to the classic “wellness retreat” lies in the way it manages to strike the perfect balance between its extensive health and fitness programs and the more traditional aspects of an island vacation, like swimming, water sports, lounging at the beach or pool, wine tastings, and sunset cocktails. With itineraries that are custom-curated to each guest’s needs and interests (and more than 40 activities per day, including a 50-minute spa treatment), BodyHoliday offers all the benefits of a dedicated spa retreat with the elevated cuisine, accommodations, and luxuries of a 5-star island getaway.
BodyHoliday’s property is comprised of 155 luxury ocean view, garden view, and oceanfront rooms, suites, and villas. With sleek, minimalistic decor and airy interiors of light pastel shades and natural wood accents. The rooms were all designed with BodyHoliday’s Sleep Programme in mind, and each comes equip with amenities that ensure maximum rest and relaxation for every guest, such as a pillow menu, noise-cancelling walls, and a wireless Bluetooth sound system.
BodyHoliday’s recent refurbishment in 2019 introduced two new luxury Oasis Villas, both with two bedrooms and incredible panoramic views of the stunning crescent-shaped beach. For those seeking more space and seclusion there are five villas (Aurora, Calypso, Hibiscus and Firefly), which offers three-and five-bedroom options.
While the cuisine at BodyHoliday is health-focused, it absolutely does not lack in taste, options, or creativity. Internationally-themed menus and a la carte meals cater to all dietary restrictions, while guests have the choice to dine in multiple beautifully-decorated restaurants. The resort’s award-wining and signature eatery, Tao, offers eclectic Asian-inspired cuisine, while Cariblue has a stunning view of the sparkling Caribbean sea as well as a live steel-drum band. The more casual options include a wellness café for grab-and-go lunches, and The Grill Pavilion, which serves Mediterranean cuisine including pizzas and flatbread. There is also a dedicated Wine Salon which offers guests an impressive tasting menu and the chance to learn about wine parings from BodyHoliday’s in-house sommelier in addition to The Clubhouse and Piano Bar for a classic martini and nightcap.
Nestled behind the stunning Coubaril Valley amongst a lush grove of trees, I-TAL, the property’s organic farm and garden, offers an incredibly unique dining and harvesting experience. Guests can help harvest seasonal vegetables, learn about the process of sustainable farming, and then enjoy a deliciously fresh vegan feast in a tranquil and beautiful setting.
In addition to each guest’s personally curated health itinerary, wellness options and activities on property include BodyHoliday’s extensive yoga and meditation program, detox and destress programs, (including digital detox) Tai Chi, pilates, Ayurvedic and Chinese preventative practices, acupuncture, holistic treatments and restorative beauty offerings in the spa’s dedicated Skin Clinic.
Guests will also find a multitude of sports and fitness activities including tennis, sailing, scuba diving, water skiing, biking, golf, and gym sessions with a personal trainer.
Whether guests come for a full health and wellness overhaul, or merely to reset and relax for a while, BodyHoliday provides a luxurious and curated experience with an abundance of elevated amenities, all against the backdrop of a truly spectacular island paradise.
P.O. Box 437
Castries, Saint Lucia