With St. Lucia’s largest water park and excellent kitesurfing, Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa caters to families and couples alike; there are even separate sections here (booked separately) for couples (the adults-only Harmony section) and families (the Splash section). Airplane noise can be noticeable due to the proximity of the airport, the beach is small and unimpressive (plus wind and seaweed can be problematic at times since it’s on the Atlantic side of the island), and getting restaurant reservations can be difficult; but the property offers excellent food for an all-inclusive (especially at The Greathouse) with outstanding dining variety (seven restaurants plus pizza by the pool and a jerk chicken treehouse), five swimming pools with a nice swim-up bar area, a water park with two slides (including the “Coconut Cannon”) and a lazy river, a solid fitness center with plenty of windows, and a great kids club. The 11,000 square-foot spa offers three private beachfront cabanas, two saunas, two steam rooms, a full service beauty salon, and a good selection of treatments including hot stone massages. Rooms come with balconies (some have ocean views), walk-in showers, flat-screen TVs, ceiling fans, and tiled bedrooms. Activities include on-site paintball (highly unique), kitesurfing with lessons, windsurfing, above average nightly entertainment, kayaking, snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, yoga and Pilates classes, reggae dance classes, darts, beach volleyball, water polo, and tennis on quality courts. The couples-only sister resort Serenity at Coconut Bay (A1) next door offers new, significantly more upscale accommodations, but rates are higher.
Complimentary COVID-19 antigen tests are available on-site for guests returning to the United States and staying five nights or more. For guests with shorter stays, antigen tests cost $75 USD per person.