Hotel

East Winds

East Winds

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
TripAdvisor Review
911 Reviews
Guide Price £1,989 per person
Based on 13 June 18 departure from London Gatwick flying with British Airways, staying for 7 nights all inclusive in a Superior Garden Cottage Room (2 adults sharing) including return private transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Low-key, private and all-inclusive

Nestled in a tropical cove with turquoise waters lapping at the shimmering white sands is the intimate boutique hotel East Winds. Welcoming guests for over eight years, this exceptional hotel balances barefoot luxury with the laid back Caribbean lifestyle. By day there are acres of tropical garden to explore and activities aplenty, including watersports, yoga and a jogging trail. Come the evening, the restaurant offers a different four-course gourmet menu six nights of the week, on the seventh night the hotel hosts a barbeque. At the end of a long day the understated elegance of the rooms and suites provide a welcome retreat. 

  • Complimentary Yoga and Pilates
  • 12 acres of tropical gardens with hummingbirds
  • Cottage-style accommodation
  • Jogging and fitness trail

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Deluxe

Location Type

Beach

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style
  • Boutique
  • H&J Recommended
  • Hidden gem
  • Luxury Collection
  • Off the beaten track

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

For Families

  • Babysitting
Location Highlights

East Winds

  • Beach
  • Approx. 15 minutes from Hewanorra International Airport
  • Located in-between Castries and Rodney Bay which are taxi rides away
  • Perfectly situated on the beachfront
911 Reviews 96% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 816
  • Very Good 71
  • Average 19
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 3

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

May 22, 2018

A lovely hotel with great service

Leicestershire

My husband and daughter stayed in June 2017 for 2 weeks. The hotel overall is very nice with typical Caribbean decor. The rooms are set back from the beach in beautiful tropical gardens. Our room was one of the furthest from the beach so we couldn’t see the sea or the sunsets, which was a little disappointing. Although private it felt a little isolated, and not being able to hear or see the sea made it feel like it was really lacking something. We had one of the recently refurbished rooms which was very clean and comfortable, but the extra bed for our daughter made it a little snug. It was a proper bed though and very comfortable and not a z-bed so this was a small compromise. The food was very good, and to have an all inclusive hotel with a la Cart dinner made it a lovely dining experience at dinner, with good choices each night. Breakfast was the same every day and became quite repetitive early on in the 2 weeks, and the hot food was often not very hot unless it was cooked in front of you at the egg and pancake station. Lunch was good with a nice selection, with bbq some days and buffet on the others...some days were much better than others but overall it was all very nice. The all inclusive drinks were excellent and we made full use of this, especially the house champagne. The hotel attracts a high number of repeat guests, most of which are over 60 and take great pride in telling you how many times they have stayed at East Winds. This is the ultimate compliment for the hotel, but gets a little tiring after a while, and make it feel very much like an old persons hotel. There are some nice touches such as insect repellant provided in the rooms, which is great as the mosquitos are a real problem and even with repellant we all had a lot of really nasty bites, so I would suggest taking your own too if you have a brand that suits your skin. They did also provide some bites plasters for other guests, who kindly gave us some of theirs (we had to ask for them) and when I asked for some more from reception for my daughter I was told quite bluntly they had run out. I asked the Manager, Judith a couple of time what they were called so I could try to buy some, but she never came back to me, which was disappointing. The biggest disappointment for us was the VIP Fasttrack service that we paid for which meant that we had fast track security at the airport to avoid the queues, and use of the Lounge on the return journey. This was a total waste of money. We were met initially by somebody who took us past one queue at passport control, only to meet everyone else at baggage reclaim. They then pushed out bags to the the same queue as everyone else! We we got out of the airport (at the same time as everyone else on our flight) they had disappeared and a local bag handler took our cases to our car and demanded ten dollars!! We told Judith about it and she agreed it was not acceptable so agreed to refund some of the charge, which we were ok with. On our return journey our flight was delayed, so I checked with Judith that we could use the lounge at the airport on the fast track and she confirmed that we could. My daughter had just finished a course of steroids so her appetite was very big, and I know how airport food can be, so we reassured her that we could use the lounge and have some snacks etc. We were really disappointed to find hat when we arrived at the airport the was no sign of any fast track and our names were not down at the lounge, and they had never ever heard of Eastwinds! To make matters worse as our flight was delayed, everything in the airport was closed, so we had to explain to our hungry daughter that we had been let down...not the best end to a holiday. I received a very patronising email afterwards from Judith saying I had ‘obviously misunderstood’ but on checking the website it clearly stated fast track both ways and lounge use. It looks like this service is no longer being offered, which is no surprise. So overall the hotel is lovely as is the food, and to receive champagne at a 4 star hotel is a bonus, but it really is geared towards the over 60’s, and it’s repeat guests. In hindsight we wish we had just stayed for a week and spent the other week at a hotel with a bit more atmosphere. If you are travelling around St Lucia this would be a great place to chill out at the end of your stay as it is very quiet and relaxed.
May 21, 2018

Simple Amazing!

Seattle, Washington USA

What can you say about a resort that was absolutely perfect! My husband and I have travelled all over the world and this was by far our most favorite place. We stayed in room 29 which has a deck offering a beautiful view of the water and is only a few steps to the beach. They offer many water sports to enjoy during the day including paddle boarding, hobie cats, kayaking and snorkeling etc. They even took our drink order while we were swimming back to the very comfortable lounge chairs under thatched umbrellas. We were really apprehensive about staying in an all inclusive resort but we needn't have worried. The food was fabulous and the selection of drinks and wine were great. Each evening we looked forward to listening to the local live musicians and were very impressed with how good they were! We even danced our hearts out one evening. As many have said though, it’s the people working there that make this place so very special. Their smiling faces each day and up beat personalities make you feel joyful and pampered. From the moment we were greeted at reception to the last day of our trip, each and every person made our stay a blissful relaxing retreat from our busy lives. Christie, Shernell, Elle and Selma…thank you for all your hard work and fun conversation, Windell…your smile is infectious, Harry…thank you for the cooking class and showing us your mad chopping skills, Titus….we loved your morning greeting and Paula…your breakfast was wonderful. A special thanks to the grounds keeper who after our inquiry about the crab digging holes in the lawn, caught one at night and brought it to us to see. We stayed here 4 nights and also stayed 2 nights at Ladera and 2 nights at Anse Chastanet. East Winds was far more relaxing and personal. If you ever find yourself in St. Lucia, do not miss a chance to stay here.
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Room Types

Superior Cottage

Located near to the swimming pool and restaurant, your room is hexagonal in design, with a large king-size bed. Outside there isa semi-circular shaded patio, perfect for relaxing on and taking in the views of the tropical gardens. Twin beds are available on a request basis, please speak to one of our destination specialists. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone

Deluxe Cottage

Your spacious semi-detached cottage has a kind size bed and a spacious bathroom with his and hers basins and a large semi open-air shower. Connecting rooms are available, these are linked via doors on the large covered patio. Twin beds are available on a request basis, please speak to one of our destination specialists. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone

Ocean Front Room

Just a few steps from the beach, your Ocean Front Room has a separate living room and large outdoor patio with outdoor shower. Modern amenities include iPod® docking station, complimentary Wi-Fi and flatscreen televisions. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe Two Bedroom Garden Cottage

Connecting cottages include a host of amenities including; air conditioning, personalised minibar, with a king-size bed and two twin beds. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

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