St. Lucia’s Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa has re-opened with a fresh face and an upgraded dining experience after a month-long, $2.5 million refreshment. The resort now offers more premium suites and rooms; additional live cooking stations; new furnishings; organic greenhouses; a magic soufflé oven and more.
“We continue to make improvements we know our guests will recognize and appreciate, this year completing an amazing upgrade in just four weeks,” said Mark Adams, president of Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, in a written release. “We doubled the number of Junior Suites and Premium Oceanview rooms to meet demand, particularly for our weddings and honeymooners, and guests will find our range of dining options rival any all-inclusive resort. Some of the improvements like the new kids bar were suggested by our repeat guests, others, like new equipment, may not be obvious but contribute to a fresh new vibe throughout the property and we’re looking forward to their comments.”
Coconut Bay now offers a total of 27 Junior Suites with the conversion of 13 fourth-floor rooms in the adults-only wing, Harmony. The Junior Suites have all new bathrooms featuring glass shower enclosures, vanity countertop with vessel sinks and recessed lighting. Contemporary furniture and décor create a romantic feel with the clean lines of four-poster beds as the centerpiece along with a sitting area with a loveseat and stocked mini-bar.
Outside, the Junior Suites as well as all Harmony Premium Oceanview room balconies were decked out in all new teak furniture adding sophisticated tropical comfort where guests relax and take in sweeping views of the Atlantic and St. Lucia’s Maria Islands Nature Reserve.
In Splash, Coconut Bay’s family friendly wing, the conversion of all 64 third- and fourth-floor rooms to the Premium Oceanview category, was completed. New furnishings include two queen beds or one king as well as a trundle bed with two twins. The Splash wing now offers two wheelchair accessible Gardenview rooms, in addition to the three available at Harmony.
While the third and fourth-floors in both Splash and Harmony saw big room conversions, all of the resort’s 218 Gardenview, Oceanview and Premium Oceanview room bathrooms were updated with larger mirrors, modern lighting and blue tile accents. Harmony’s second-floor Oceanview rooms were also updated with new or refreshed furnishings.
Enhancing the resort’s overall dining experience was another important aspect of the month-long refreshment. A new menu at the resort’s main restaurant, Coconut Walk, and eight independent stations -- five of which are live-cooking stations -- mean guests have an extensive range of menu choices at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
By day, the Beach Grill’s new Earthstone oven is making quick, crisp and bubbly pizzas and made-to-order grilled items– great for a short beach break. In the evenings, Capri greets diners with revamped menu and a large new antipasto station: the perfect way to begin an Italian dinner with Caribbean flavors. Cuisine at all four of Coconut Bay’s restaurants will soon be fresher than ever with organic vegetables and herbs grown on property in brand new greenhouses and guests with a late-night sweet tooth can head to Peter John’s Lounge to indulge in all new treats at the Friday night chocolate buffet.
Pool renovations begin at the Swim-up Pool Bar with new menus and bars: one for adults and one just for kids complete with a new slushy machine churning out frozen flavor. The whole serving area has been resurfaced and new equipment installed. Guests can swim up to refreshed under-water bar stools; cool off in the shade of just-planted coconut trees, and with extended bar hours hang out with friends at a tiki until 10 p.m.
The Harmony and Activity pools were completely resurfaced and along with the Splash pools were framed with new coping and tiled decks as well as colorful new LED lighting. Waiter-service at the adults-only Harmony pool is also new.
The resort staff now welcomes guests from a remodeled front desk with a new rock façade and a blue mahoe wood counter top, handcrafted by Coconut Bay’s own carpenters, while the lobby staircase flooring is made with renewable bamboo wood.