Capella Marigot Bay

St Lu­cia

Food and Travel (UK) - - Tried & Tasted -

Wa­ter trans­fers to this so­phis­ti­cated re­sort (once a Fifties Hol­ly­wood favourite) on the north of the is­land of St Lu­cia are a white-knuckle ride. If you can swing it, ar­rive dur­ing day­light to ad­mire the lush scenery. It’s built on a hill­side cov­ered in ba­nana palms that dance above the sparkling blue wa­ters of Marigot Bay’s ma­rina.

Thanks to its pro­tected lo­ca­tion, this area is renowned for be­ing hur­ri­cane proof, so re­lax and en­joy loung­ing on bas­ket-weave egg-shaped co­coons that sur­round the in­fin­ity pool or shaded ca­banas around the shal­low, larger pool. On the other side of the wa­ter, there’s a pri­vate beach that guests can ac­cess via a reg­u­lar ferry cross­ing, while The Auriga Spa has a seren­ity pool and of­fers treat­ments tai­lored to suit your mood and the Moon’s cy­cle.

Bed­rooms com­bine West In­dian de­sign with sleek, mod­ern touches: think pol­ished teak wood, tiled floors and bright prints. Break­fasts com­bine a bounty of Caribbean fruit, while sig­na­ture restau­rant, The Grill at 14 de­grees 61 de­grees, serves mod­ern St Lu­cian dishes like or­ganic field greens with silkys­mooth goat’s cheese, and grilled fish with home-made smoked bread.

RR. Dou­bles from £330. 00 1 321 821 0798, capel­la­ho­tels.com

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