One of Saint Lucia’s original boutique resorts, East Winds is an all-inclusive master of luxurious simplicity. Its 12 acres of tropical garden camouflage the 30 cottage style suites; dotted spaciously around the resort. Guests can immerse themselves in the vibrant array of endemic plants, trees and wildlife which surround their private outdoor patio.
The resort provides casual, yet efficient service which is personal and friendly. The social atmosphere at East Winds is plentiful. There are rum tasting and cocktail making classes encouraging guests to mingle, and with many of the staff having been at the hotel for over 15 years, you get a real sense of family. Found on nearby wasteland as a puppy in 2017, the resort is now home to Stanley the dog, a much-loved member of the East Winds family.
With a laid-back approach, the resort focuses on wellness, sustainability and being at one with nature. Organically grown produce is used both within the restaurant and spa treatments, whilst complimentary Yoga and Pilates classes are provided four days a week. Whether you choose to spend your days relaxing on the beach, swimming in the warm sea or exploring the beautiful flora, you can end the day at a cocktail reception and watch the sun set over one of the most exceptional beaches in Saint Lucia.
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The cottage style rooms are dotted around the colourful gardens, linked by winding pathways through the tropical foliage. They are simply but stylishly furnished providing elegance with a Caribbean accent. Many of the bathrooms feature beautifully hand painted sinks to complement their light design.
All the rooms offer air conditioning, WI-FI, TV, i-Pod docking station and a minibar.
Situated amidst the gardens, close to the beach, pool and bar areas. The Superior cottages are the standard room category at East Winds. They have an ample living space with large bedrooms and bathrooms. Their shaded patios encompassed by foliage.
Set within the heart of the lush gardens. The bedrooms are generously sized, and the expansive bathrooms feature a large sunken shower and hand painted sink basin. Your spacious private terrace is the ideal location for your morning coffee or evening sundowner.
Ocean Front Room
Positioned right next to the beach, the Ocean front rooms boast spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. They have the added benefit of an open lounge, overlooking the ocean, where guests can relax and enjoy the view.
Ocean Front Suite
The Ocean Front Suites are similar to the Ocean Front Rooms however they also include an indoor lounge area. The large terrace also features and outdoor shower overlooking the ocean.
East Winds is tucked within a secluded spot along the La Brelotte Bay, along the North West cost of Saint Lucia, just over an hour's drive from Hewanorra International Airport by car.
Although it’s not the only resort within the bay, the natural setting provides the illusion of a private beach. The rugged coastline is sheltered by palm trees and lush green vegetation.
Food and drink
The resorts main restaurant ‘Flamboyant’ is open daily for breakfast lunch and dinner. The menus pay attention to fresh produce; with daily catches from the abundant surrounding seas, fruits and vegetables from local farmers as well as their own on-site kitchen garden. The chefs create a range of tempting cuisine from Caribbean to international dishes, plates can be created to suit individual dietary preferences and requirements.
Breakfast and lunch are self-service, relaxed dining affairs with table service for drinks. Spend the day relaxing in your beachfront cabana with traditional rum punch ‘Ti Ponche’ being served directly to you. Feeling inspired? Visit the pools swim up, self-service bar to create your own refreshing cocktail.
Please note that dinner is full service and a dress code of smart, casual with long trousers for men is requested.
Most evenings at East Winds tend to start with a social gathering; meet for cocktail receptions or a spot of rum tasting, where guests can meet and enjoy a selection of hors d’oeuvres before parting for their evening meal.
Friday’s pre-dinner beach party and barbecue featuring grilled lobster and live music are not to be missed.
Children aged eight and over are welcome at East Winds. However, due to the mature nature of the resort and lack of children’s activities, it is probably better suited for older children.
Facilities and activities
The resort has one pool which sits at a comfortable 28 degrees all year round, its situated within the gardens, close to the beach and features a swim up bar. Visit the on-site water ports team for a selection of non-motorized water sports such as; hobie cats, snorkelling, paddle boarding and kayaking.
Complimentary Yoga and Pilates classes take place four times a week in the resorts Yoga pavilion. Alternatively, enjoy a workout overlooking the beautiful vegetation in the tree top gym, located at the top of the property.
Cocktail classes, cooking classes, rum tasting and nature walks are just a few of the activities included in your stay.
There are a range of exclusive experiences provided by the resort daily. Follow the weekly schedule to take part in sunset boat cruises, traditional Caribbean cooking classes and even indulge in a chocolate making class.
During the cool morning air, you can take a guided walk around the resort and its surrounding area. Join the resorts garden tour with their head gardener to see some of the species and plant life that East Winds offers.
The open-air spa pavilion at East Winds focuses on using natural, organic ingredients grown within the resort’s gardens. Their two private treatment rooms provide a range of therapies to relax and rejuvenate.
Environmental and social responsibility
East Winds ‘Family Foundation’ works to support the children of the staff working at the property. With the donation of 1USD per room, per night, it enables children to stay in school by assisting with the purchase of necessary school books, stationary and school bags for their education.
One of the more well-established resorts in Saint Lucia, East Winds laid back vibe provides luxury in its simplest form. The small resort is modest in the facilities it offers but delivers on the gentle house party, island atmosphere that is the East Winds community. The hotel dog Stanley roams the resort during the daytime, so this property may not be suited to those who are not fond of dogs.