Romantic Getaway in St. Lucia

How to Prepare for a Romantic St. Lucia Vacation at Calabash Cove All-Inclusive Resort

How to Prepare for a Romantic St. Lucia Vacation at Calabash Cove All-Inclusive Resort

Calabash Cove is an adults-only all-inclusive resort that truly caters to couples and honeymooners. If you’re looking for a romantic St. Lucia vacation, then this is the place to get away from it all and completely connect as a couple. Now is the time to get lost in paradise with your other half!

Romantic Getaway in St. Lucia
St. Lucia All Inclusive Resort

Preparing for your St. Lucia Vacation

The more you know about St. Lucia before your vacation, then the more prepared you’ll be to fully relax and unwind while you’re away. Here are some frequently asked questions that will help you prepare for your St. Lucia vacation or honeymoon at this amazing couples resort.

Calabash Cove - St. Lucia All-Inclusive Resort
St. Lucia All-Inclusive Resort

Where is St Lucia?

St. Lucia is located in the eastern Caribbean Sea in the West Indies.

The native language is Creole French, but since tourism is a large part of the economy, most everyone speaks English as well. We never had any problems with communication, so this will be one less worry you have during your stay.

The locals are so friendly and we loved how they always responded to our questions with, “yeah mon!”. It always put a huge smile on my face. You can’t help but be in a happy mood when you’re in St. Lucia. It just has that tropical and relaxed vacation vibe.

Castries St. Lucia is the capital
Castries St. Lucia is the capital

St. Lucia Currency

The St. Lucia currency used is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar. US Dollars are widely accepted and you’ll usually get change back in EC dollars. You can easily exchange foreign currency in St. Lucia’s banks. There is a bank located conveniently in the Hewanorra Airport, which is where you’ll fly into.

St Lucia Airport

The St. Lucia airport that we flew into was the Hewanorra International Airport. It was very small and easy to navigate. Everything is in English as well.

Once you pass through Customs, then you’ll grab your bags and head out. The driver will be waiting for you with your name on a sign. It’s about an hour and a half drive to Calabash Cove Resort, so you’ll want to grab a snack or hit the restroom before heading off.

St. Lucia Airport -Hewanorra International Airport
St. Lucia Airport – Hewanorra International Airport

Flights to St. Lucia

Our flights to St. Lucia were easy with Jet Blue. We flew from San Diego to New York and after a quick layover, we landed in St. Lucia. I recommend booking flights to St. Lucia at least two months in advance.

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Best time to go to St. Lucia

The best time to go to St. Lucia is between November and February. However, you can enjoy lower rates in the shoulder seasons. October is technically the rainy season. We were there in October and we had some very rainy days, but also some very beautiful days as you can see. If you’re going for a honeymoon or a special event, I’d recommend the dryer seasons. If you’re on a budget then go ahead and take a chance and save some money. You can use the money you saved to splurge on a private sunset dinner or a romantic oceanfront massage. We did both of these, which I’ll talk more about shortly!

Calabash Cove Couples Resort
Calabash Cove – St. Lucia Adults Only Resort

St Lucia Weather

St. Lucia weather is the typical tropical climate. Warm days with high humidity, but it’s not uncomfortable at all. The rooms have great air conditioning units, so you’ll be able to sleep comfortably. The temperature in St. Lucia was mainly in the 80s Fahrenheit when we were there in the month of October.

Calabash Cove Couples Resort
Calabash Cove Couples Resort

Your Romantic Getaway in St. Lucia at Calabash Cove

Calabash Cove is a romantic all-inclusive couples resort. With only 26 rooms, it has a boutique vibe and you’ll quickly get to know the staff as well as the other couples. They have a variety of rooms including swim-up suites and water’s edge cottages. We stayed for 6 nights in the Water’s Edge Cottage.

The Water’s Edge Cottage

We loved staying in the Water’s Edge Cottage! It was a great fit for us. It is private and secluded, has a beautiful sunset ocean view, and is only steps from the beach! We took in the beautiful sunset ocean view every night from our porch in this cottage.

The Water's Edge Cottage at Calabash Cove St. Lucia
The Water’s Edge Cottage at Calabash Cove St. Lucia

The beds are draped with white netting which gives the whole room a romantic feel.

Water's Edge Cottage at Calabash Cove St. Lucia
Water’s Edge Cottage at Calabash Cove St. Lucia

Each cottage has a living room, a Jacuzzi spa tub, and a separate outdoor rain shower.

Water's Edge Cottage at Calabash Cove St. Lucia
Water’s Edge Cottage at Calabash Cove St. Lucia

The patio area is a great place to relax or you can lounge in the hammock with a favorite book.

Calabash Cove St. Lucia All Incluisve Resort
Calabash Cove St. Lucia All Inclusive Resort

The private plunge pool was one of my favorite parts of the resort. Each morning we took a dip before exploring beautiful St. Lucia.

Calabash Cove St. Lucia All Incluisve Resort - Private Plunge Pool
Best All-Inclusive Resort in St. Lucia – Private Plunge Pool

The Main Pool

The pool at Calabash Cove is so relaxing that you’ll never want to leave. Many of the guests spend their days lounging in the sun and sipping a frozen drink at the swim up bar. The lovely staff will keep you entertained while whipping up your favorite cocktails. If you’re staying in one of the swim-up suites, the pool will basically be your front yard. If you prefer a quieter and more private stay then I’d recommend one of the cottages instead. The pool attracts fun and laughter so if you prefer your quiet time, then the cottage will be a better fit for you. If you look at the picture below, you can see the steps to the swim up suites on the left.

The pool at Calabash Cove St. Lucia
The pool at Calabash Cove St. Lucia
The pool at Calabash Cove St. Lucia
The pool at Calabash Cove St. Lucia
The pool at Calabash Cove St. Lucia
The pool at Calabash Cove St. Lucia

The Staff

The staff at Calabash Cove will go out of their way to make you feel right at home and treat you like family. Every team member that we met was so warm and friendly. They truly do their best to accommodate any requests for the guests of the resort. We spent our days laughing with Lance, chatting with Chanel, and being served the most amazing food curated by Chef Paul.

The food at Calabash Cove Resort
The food at Calabash Cove Resort

The Food

I cannot say enough about the food at Calabash Cove Resort! Oh my goodness – this is one of the best restaurants in St. Lucia! If you are a foodie, then this is your place. The food is absolutely amazing! We were on the all inclusive package and it did not disappoint! Many all-inclusive packages have basic food with little taste, that’s created in bulk. This is absolutely not the case at Calabash Cove St. Lucia.

The food is served in gourmet fashion with the most beautiful presentation. The dishes are made with so much love and there’s a different menu every single day! We even enjoyed a made to order lobster! I’ve never seen that on an all-inclusive package.

The food at Calabash Cove Resort
The food at Calabash Cove Resort

You can also enjoy full bottles of wine and unlimited drinks with this package. We loved the freshly squeezed passion fruit and orange juices every morning. You’ll also have a full bar in your room stocked with anything you could ever want! This is all included in your package; such a deal!

Calabash Cove St. Lucia All Incluisve Resort
Calabash Cove St. Lucia All Inclusive Resort

Private Dinner

One of the unique experiences that Calabash Cove Resort offers is a romantic private dinner for you and your love. The private dinner we had at the end of the pier was the perfect ending to a romantic week. We ordered the lobster and toasted to the sunset while reminiscing over the amazing week we had at the resort. If you’re into romance then this is an experience you’ll want to enjoy!

If you’re not already married, then this would be an amazing way to propose to your special person. You could even plan to have your St. Lucia wedding here or renew your vows.

Private Dinner at Calabash Cove Resort
Private Dinner at Calabash Cove Resort

Room Service

I was so happy to learn that the room service is included with the all-inclusive package! Jacob asked me if I wanted breakfast in bed, but I chose the pool instead! This is definitely going down in the books as the best breakfast ever!

Room Service is included at Calabash Cove All-Inclusive Resort
Room Service is included at Calabash Cove All-Inclusive Resort
Room Service is included at Calabash Cove All-Inclusive Resort
Room Service is included at Calabash Cove All-Inclusive Resort

Ocean Front Massage

Another amazing experience to be had at Calabash Cove is the oceanfront massage. The sound of the ocean soothes your mind as your therapist works to soothe your tense muscles. My therapist was Marsha who was amazing at deep tissue. I prefer a very deep pressure and she was able to get right into my problem areas. Jacob enjoyed the Swedish massage from therapist Elaine who worked the knots right out of his neck and shoulders.

Ocean Front Massage at Calabash Cove Resort
St. Lucia All Inclusive Resort
Ocean Front Massage at Calabash Cove Resort
Calabash Cove Caribbean Spa Resort

Other Things to do in St. Lucia

There are many things to do in St. Lucia. Or you can simply unwind and relax with your partner. We experienced the ultimate St. Lucia excursion with a day trip from Sea Spray Cruises. We took a boat ride to Soufriere past the Piton mountains, experienced the Toraille Waterfall, got dirty in the Mud Baths, toured a Cocoa Plantation and were fed an amazing lunch. We ended the tour with snorkeling in the sea. I highly recommend this tour as you can do so much in one day!

The staff at Calabash Cove Resort will also be happy to assist you with all the best things to do in St. Lucia. Just stop by the concierge anytime, and they’ll be happy to help you out.

St. Lucia Tours - Cocoa Plantation
St. Lucia Tours – Cocoa Plantation

Are ready to start planning your romantic getaway to St. Lucia?

Many thanks to Calabash Cove Resort for hosting us on this trip. As always, all opinions are my own.