Hotel of the Month: Cap Maison, St Lucia

Our Personal Travel Advisor, Debbie Taylor, recently visited the stunning St Lucia where she visited a number of luxury hotels on the island. Her first stop was a stay at the 5 star Cap Maison

After an obscenely early start (4.00 am) I finally arrived at Gatwick North Terminal for my flight to St Lucia. Our 8 hour flight in Business Class was very agreeable and the chilled champagne went down very well!

On arrival, we were greeted with cold flannels and a bottle of chilled water each – this was greatly appreciated as the weather was very hot!!  The terminal was not air conditioned, so the queue for passport control could have been a little over whelming had we not been ushered through the VIP gate!!  We then jumped into a mini bus for our 1 and a half hour transfer. The scenery was stunning, but the road was extremely hilly, windy, bumpy!

 We arrived at our hotel, Cap Maison… and what can I say… this is simply a beautiful property.  The staff were extremely smiley and efficient and we were made very welcome again with a chilled towel and a lovely glass of refreshing champagne.

The rooms at Cap Maison are configured as a one bedroom suite with roof top pool and then two interconnecting junior suites that can be used independently or making a two or three bedroom villa suite.  I shared a two bedroom configuration – which I must tell you was previously occupied by Mick Jagger!!!    We had a few hours to relax, enjoy the complimentary drinks and cool off in our own private rooftop pool.  The suite was enormous with a large lounge, fully equipped kitchen, large balcony and an amazing roof top terrace with sun beds and pool.

This property was built about 3 and half years ago in a stunning location not far from the Rodney Road area with its abundance of bars and restaurants. There are just 49 rooms, but as these rooms are all so large it made the property feel larger than it was.

The beach was lovely, but it had no access from the hotel, you have to walk a few yards down the road and then attempt the 100 steps down to the beach. There was a lovely beach bar with music, but no toilets, which is probably not good for elderly travellers or small children!

The hotel will offer meal plans including a full board package with drink credit in the low season summer months.  The room can also be stocked with food and drink and the chef will cook for you in your room.

The food here is excellent, my breakfast of egg Benedict with scallops king prawns and mushrooms was to die for! We didn’t have dinner here but we were given ‘tapas’ but not like any tapas I had tried before as they included fois gras! We then we went down to the beach for a Salsa and Sushi evening.  Large torches were used to light up the beach and locals were dancing salsa in the sand – the atmosphere was amazing and the whole evening was quite memorable!

Feeling absolutely shattered, I then disappeared to bed whilst the rest of the group went into Rodney Bay for the Friday night ‘Jump up’ party. In the morning they all said it had been a brilliant night, hundreds of people all dancing and singing in the street, with food sellers offering their wares!

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