Fancy getting away from Europe during the up-coming cold winter months? Maybe a fun Caribbean holiday could get a great option – but which island should you choose?
Here is a good reason for choosing to visit St Lucia: Cap Maison! This wonderful boutique hotel is really special.
Cap Maison St. Lucia
First, its location – situated in an old sugar plantation at the northernmost tip of the island, it commands outstanding views of historic Pigeon Island and even Martinique from its cliff top perch.
Even more important is its ambiance – designed in gracious traditional Spanish Caribbean style, the accommodation (49 rooms ranging from spacious to huge) is spread out amongst gorgeous gardens in two- and three-story villas.
There is a carefully nurtured impression of being in a private residence rather than a hotel, one example is the absence of a formal check-in: on arrival guests are plied with champagne and shown immediately to their room.
Another key factor is the opportunity to unwind – peace and quiet unbroken by screaming small children (no children below the age of four accepted), the only sound coming from the waves crashing below.
Imagine having a massage from a trained therapist under a garden gazebo… or your room or the spa, along with other pampering, if you prefer. Picture lying in your own private terrace pool just relaxing and enjoying the view.
Its the perfect setting for romance – this hotel even has a special concierge to help nervous bachelors plan how and where to pop the question …
… maybe on a sunset cruise in the hotels own launch, or on a deck surrounded by sea on 3 sides, with drinks whizzed down from above on a zip line! (Not one refusal to date, the general manager proudly reports.)
Many guests enjoy wonderful honeymoons at Cap Maison, guests can arrange excursions by land and sea to ensure they sample the best of what is on offer in this friendly and exotic part of the world.
The luxurious motor launch Cap Maison 1 is available for overnight cruises to the Grenadine Islands, sunset cruises and day trips down the coast. You can also explore the rain forest by jeep, and combining the two in a land and sea trip is very popular.
What else is there to see and do?
Outside the Cap Maison hotel nearby there is kite-surfing suitable for all levels 5 minutes away on the Atlantic coast, and if you feel like sampling the night life, all the buzz of the bars and beaches of Rodney Bay is just a 10 minute taxi ride.
Tennis, squash and golf on a championship level course are also to hand. It would be a shame not to visit nearby Pigeon Island
Further afield, there is the colorful capital, Castries; the drive-in volcano and Piton mountains at Soufriere; the cocoa dance at Fond Doux plantation; the mineral baths, waterfall and botanical gardens at Diamond Falls; the Friday night fish fry at Anse la Ray.
Turtle and whale watching and zip-lining among the rain forest canopy treetops: St Lucia has it all. You couldn’t make a better choice!
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