Expansive Villas and Family-Friendly Amenities at Secluded Beachside Property
Beginning in the mid-17th century, the French and British fought for control over the gorgeous island of Saint Lucia, which ended up changing hands no fewer than 14 times. Near the northern tip of the island, the Cotton Bay Village resort overlooks a crescent-shaped shoreline along a secluded stretch of Epouge Bay.
At the center of the resort lies a courtyard pool encircled by ultramarine chaise longues and tall palm trees. There's a pool set aside for kids, too. In fact, there's plenty to keep grownups and kids occupied in equal measure. At the onsite daycare center, caretakers can look after tots. Young ones can also enjoy playtime at the Hummingbird Kids Club. Adults can enjoy massages at the spa (two massages are included per Groupon).
The onsite Beach Club 1461 features specialty children's menus and conducts weekly barbecues on the adjacent shore. The champagne bar Piano Piano has a more sophisticated vibe. It serves a Caribbean-Mediterranean menu and has colorful, Mondrian-esque interiors.
Spacious Tamarind and Calabash villas surround the pool area. The suites exhibit eclectic decorative influences, from colonial white shutters to Asian-influenced porcelain pieces. Other features include teak-furnished terraces, bay-window lounges, and private sun decks.
Saint Lucia: French-Inspired Cuisine and Spectacular Volcanoes
Although English is now Saint Lucia's official language, the French seem to have left a more noticeable influence on its arts and cuisine. Along the coast, a string of marinas exhibits a cultural blend through restaurants ranging from fried-fish shacks to upscale French eateries. Grab a table to sample meaty pepperpot stew, spinach-like callaloo soup, or the countryâ€™s national dish of green figâ€”a Caribbean term for small, unripe bananasâ€”and salt fish.
With several beaches, Saint Lucia attracts those looking for snorkeling excursions, dolphin-watching tours, or deep-sea fishing trips in search of blue marlin, barracuda, and mako shark. Crowds descend on the popular Reduit Beach at Rodney Bay, not too far from the 18th-century British forts at Pigeon Island National Park. For a less hectic scene, head south down the coast to Anse Chastanet, a more secluded beach with giant palm trees and undulating green hills.
A vacation in Saint Lucia is not complete without a visit to one of its volcanoes. Considered the countryâ€™s unofficial symbol, the Pitons are two vegetation-covered volcanic plugs rising more than 2,000 feet above the western coast. Nearby Saint Lucia Volcano is considered "the world's only drive-in volcano," as you can drive your car close to the volcanic crater to see its steaming sulfur springs.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? The property is about 42 miles (67 km) from Hewanorra International Airport (UVF).
2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another Groupon? The Groupon covers two guests. No additional guests are allowed in one-bedroom Tamarind villas, and two additional guests may stay in two-bedroom Calabash villas on existing bedding for no additional charge.
3. Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation? Groupon customers are never obligated to attend a sales presentation. If you are approached and decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your Groupon or have to pay additional fees.
4. Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? No resort credits are included in this Groupon.
5. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? For information regarding your dining options, please click here.
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