A true Caribbean resort, nestled among 12 acres of lush tropical gardens, East Winds Inn is on a picture perfect beach in one of the most sheltered bays in St Lucia. St. Lucia is renowned as one of the most beautiful of the Caribbean Islands. It offers a wide contrast of landscapes ranging from one of the few remaining tropical rainforests of the region to the beautiful white and volcanic sand beaches. This is all dominated by the stunning view of the towering Pitons, the two lava cones which stand guard to St. Lucia's "walk-in" volcano, the Soufrière.
The hotel consists of 30 recently refurbished rooms and 1 “mini-suite” located in quaint well appointed single storey cottages. All rooms are elegantly furnished and feature Rivolta Carmignani linen with either king sized or twin beds.
East Winds offers a wide range of facilities including an open-air restaurant serving authentic Caribbean cuisine, a small boutique and a free-form swimming pool with its own swim-up honesty bar. Evening entertainment includes live piano music, soft-jazz and traditional St Lucia melodies.
The resort features an Activities Pavilion offering board games, table tennis, a pool table and yoga classes. There are also a wide range of complimentary water sports on offer and off-site activities at an additional cost include scuba diving, boat trips, fishing and island tours.
East Winds features 10 Superior Rooms, 16 Deluxe Rooms, 3 Ocean View rooms and 1 mini-suite. Each of the rooms has its own private terrace or patio and are set amongst the lush tropical gardens. Superior rooms do not offer air-conditioning.
All rooms feature:
- a private bathroom with shower
direct dial telephone
multi-speed ceiling fan
coffee/tea making facilities and fridge
Children over the age of 3 years are welcomed during the Easter holidays, June, July and August and over the Christmas and New Year holidays. The remainder of the year East Winds is an adult only hotel.
Activities kids will love on the island include the pirate hideaway of Marigot Bay, the drive-in volcano near Soufrière, the Maria Islands Nature Reserve to spot lizards and other wildlife, the nature trail at Diamond Botanical Gardens or head to Grand Anse on the east coast to watch giant leatherback turtles waddling ashore to nest.
Facilities at East Winds include an open-air thatched restaurant, swimming pool with swim-up bar, library with books, board games and DVDs, yoga pavilion and an entertainment pavilion with table tennis and billiards.
Complimentary activities include swimming, garden games, shuffleboard, board games, table tennis, and guided tour of gardens, hobie cats, pedalos, kayaks, aqua-view boards and snorkelling. Activities at an additional charge include off-site scuba, boat trips, fishing and island tours.
Regular entertainment and weekly manager’s cocktail party. Minimum stay of 6 nights all year round. Child under 4yrs accommodated free all year round when sharing with 2 adults or with 1 adult booked in a single room.
When to travel
As with most Caribbean destinations the winter season is the most popular time to visit St Lucia. The very un-winter weather brings the crowds and jacks up the prices, especially during the driest period from December to March. Winter weather is sublime with average high temperatures around 81°F (27°C). Summer is quiet and hot with the July temperatures averaging 85°F (29°C). Hurricane season falls between June and October – expect some more rain this time of year and maybe the odd storm.
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Location and directions
North Coast, St Lucia
Nestled on the lush, tropical island of St. Lucia, East Winds Inn is a true Caribbean paradise. One of the oldest and most established resorts in St.Lucia, East Winds Inn is set amongst 12 acres of lush tropical gardens bordered by the azure waters of La Brelotte Bay.
How to get there
9 hour international flight to Hewanorra International Airport. From the airport it's then a 90 minute transfer by private car to East Winds.