A truly authentic Caribbean experience, East Winds Inn is an ideal retreat for a relaxing holiday on the beautiful island of St Lucia. An eco-friendly paradise, your surroundings will help ease the stresses and worries away as you relax amongst the huge variety of flowers and soothing scents as part of La Brelotte Bay.
One of the most well-known and established boutique hotels on the island and as such is the recipient of a number of awards over the years including TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice every year since 2008, the number one all-inclusive hotel in the Caribbean in 2012 and one of the top 10 all-inclusive hotels in the world. With such high acclaim you can expect everything here to just sing to your senses – from the food to the entertainment.
The accommodations are all beautifully decorated, the staff and warm and friendly and the activities are endless – with the chance to explore the spectacular marine life with PADI instructors, try out some circuit training or perhaps enjoy the complimentary yoga and pilates. At East Winds Inn you don’t come here to visit the Caribbean, you come here to live it.
East Winds Inn is a small boutique resort with only a small number of rooms. Most of these are as part of 13 individual cottages with two rooms apiece, as well as three ocean view rooms and a single suite. They are all set amongst lush and verdant grounds and offer their occupants complete privacy in this stunning part of the island. All of the rooms feature a private en-suite with shower, telephone, clock-radio, safe, ceiling fans, tea/coffee making facilities and a stocked mini fridge.
There is a choice of a king size or two twin beds and some Deluxe Rooms have interconnecting doors making them idea for families or groups of friends travelling together.
Superior Cottage – found in the lower gardens close to the pool, beach and public areas, these lovely spacious cottages also feature a walk-in shower with separate powder room, a cosy shaded patio and air-conditioning. They sleep up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
Deluxe Cottage – With gingerbread styling, these rooms are in the heart of the gardens with large bathrooms and a stone outside shower. The master bedroom features a super king size bed and a range of upgraded amenities including iPod dock, 39” flat screen TV and a small wet bar on the patio as well as air-conditioning inside. They sleep up to 2 adults and a child.
Ocean View Rooms – Possible through the conversion of a large colonial beach house, these rooms are slightly smaller than the cottages but still feature the same luxurious amenities as well as private decks, a communal lounge and air-conditioning. They sleep up to 2 adults.
Mini Suite – This unique suite was made available after a series of refurbishments and features a stunning sea view and a separate sitting room, small cloakroom and a large decking area with an additional outdoor shower. The suite sleeps up to 2 adult and a child.
The expert culinary team at East Winds Inn are dedicated to preparing a wide range of dishes, all using fresh local ingredients and classic French cooking techniques. From steaks to fresh fish and seafood, all of it can be enjoyed in a lovely ambience right by the beach, with a different menu presented each night on a rotation basis. The restaurant also plays host to a great bar service offering delicious Caribbean cocktails, fine wines and exquisite champagnes for you to enjoy with your meals.
Flamboyant – Sublime Caribbean cuisine is the name of the game at Flamboyant, and the most modern kitchen set up on the island is totally dedicated to producing dishes that will truly wow you. Even the accompanying sauces and desserts are an inspiration in their own right. The star of the restaurant however is the Steinway and Sons grand piano, which is used for live performances at least three nights a week, with jazz or local bands on other nights.
The restaurant is elegant and simple, with the waves lapping at the sands a short distance away and the stars twinkling above. Such a gorgeous setting and inspiration food have won it many awards over the years in culinary competitions and it is even a member of the Chaine des Rotisseurs.
For a more intimate experience, perfect for couples or as meeting places for friends during the evening BBQs, the Palm Beach Gazebos are secluded and surrounded by gorgeous plant life.
East Winds Inn offers plenty for the avid traveller to enjoy, from gentle guided walks through the beautiful grounds, to circuit training tracks, to the ever-popular activity pavilions. The yoga and pilates pavilion provides free classes from top instructors hosted each morning, and there are extra sessions during high season. The adjacent games pavilion features a large flat screen TV for slumming out in the shade, a table tennis table, darts and an exercise bike. There is also a weekly manager’s cocktail party complete with a selection of canapés.
The famous Flamboyant restaurant plays host to a selection of great live entertainment while you enjoy your dinner and in to the night – from local steel bands, jazz performances and of course pianists using the centrepiece, the grand piano, to entertain you. After dinner the Bamboo Lounge is the place to be to let the rum flow and the dance moves start into the night. There are even BBQs on the beach too for that authentic Caribbean feel to life here at the hotel. You can also enjoy shuffleboard, a selection of board games, books and choose from an extensive library of free DVDs to borrow if your room has a TV.
Turning to the water and the sparkling blue waters of the Caribbean is home to a variety of water sports, with hobie cat sailing, pedalos, kayaks, see-through boards and snorkelling equipment all available to use for free at your leisure. The hotel is also just 200m from the premier St Lucian dive shop, Caribbean Divers, where you can arrange to go on guided dives or even receive some instruction in Scuba. The reefs are rife with marine life and they can be explored right from the beach or even out on a boat dive.
The spa services at East Winds Inn bring the indulgence and relaxation right to you, with a range of massages, manicures and pedicures possible in the comfort and privacy of your own cottage, or out on the decking surrounded by the lush vegetation and birdsong of the resort.
East Winds Inn is primarily an adult boutique resort and as such does have some restrictions on children travelling and staying at the hotel. It unfortunately cannot accommodate infants younger than 3 years old at any time of year, and children aged 3-12 years are only accepted during the school holidays. Child rates apply to those up to 16 years old. There are no organised or dedicated children’s programs available at the hotel.
East Winds Inn provides the perfect setting for that special day, with lush gardens and a beautiful stretch of beach; it has ample locations for the ceremony and the reception.
Wedding Package – US$800
The package is valid from 1st May – 31st October and includes
· All legal fees
· Marriage license and certificate
· Return taxi to the lawyer’s office
· Registrar’s attendance fee
· Decorated location for the ceremony
· Bride’s bouquet
· Groom’s boutonniere
· One-tier wedding cake
· One bottle of champagne
There is also a special champagne dinner for the bride and groom on an evening of their choice. A number of additional options are also available to customise and tailor make your special day including photograph/videography, extra champagne and steel band music.
Those celebrating their honeymoons or anniversaries at East Winds Inn will receive a bottle of champagne on arrival and can arrange to have a special champagne dinner at the hotel on a night of their choosing.