East Winds is a luxury boutique hotel nestled amongst tropical gardens beside the beautiful white sands and tropical waters of the Caribbean Sea. Each of the 30 cottage style suites are elegantly designed offering comfort and space and together with the intimate and relaxed feel to the hotel, make for the perfect getaway. The premium all inclusive plan offers guests Champagne, international branded drinks, made-to-order breakfast and a buffet, lunch and a four course Table D'Hôte menu every evening with seafood such as lobster being served from the barbecue when in season. An all day lite-fare menu is also available if guests fancy something extra between meals.
This hotel does not accept children under the age of 8 years.
Hotel child prices apply to ages 8-15 years.
The hotel has 30 rooms.
All Inclusive - what’s included
Made to order and buffet breakfast, Lunch, 4 Course silver service dinner menu, All day dining from a lite-fare menu, Weekly land and sea barbecue dinner, International branded drinks, Champagne, Wine list, Fully stocked minibar, Private oceanfront dining (upon request), Yoga, Pilates, Hobie cats, Paddle boards, Pedalos, Kayaks, Snorkelling, Nightly entertainment
Save up to 30% on the hotel price for holidays between 01 May - 20 December 2018 booked by 28 February 2018.
First child stays free on the same plan as parents for holidays between 01 May - 31 October 2018.
Honeymooners will receive a complimentary his and hers massage treatments for holidays between 04 January 2018 - 03 January 2019.
Please note not all offers are combinable.
Bars & Restaurants
The Clubhouse bar is the perfect place for pre-dinner cocktails.
The Main Restaurant
Serving a variety of delicious pastries, fresh fruits, cold meats and cereals for breakfast. 'Paula's corner' offers guests an array of entrées prepared on the open-air grill. For lunch, there is a varied buffet of salad, vegetables and fruit to accompany the chefs choice of meats and fish for the day. In the evenings, guests are treated to a silver service four course menu that changes daily serving Caribbean and international dishes. A lite fare menu for all day dining is also available.
Dress code for evening meals is smart/casual, gentlemen are required to wear long trousers.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
The pool bar is a swim-up self-service bar which gives guests the opportunity to get creative.
Open all day.
The Sunset bar offers a variety of cocktails and aperitifs.
Spa & Wellness
The hotel offers an open air spa pavilion with 2 treatment rooms.
The hotel offers yoga and pilates classes (4 days a week) at the yoga pavilion, the yoga pavilion also accommodates a small amount of fitness equipment.
The yoga pavilion is located at the foot of the walking trail.
Activities & Entertainment
Tropical Garden Tours
The hotel is situated on 12 acres of tropical gardens which is home to trees, plants and birds which are native to St Lucia. Tours are offered twice a week.
The hotel offers the following water sports as part of it's all inclusive Hobie Cat Sailing (and lessons), Off-beach Snorkelling, Paddle-boarding, Kayaking.
80 minutes from St Lucia airport
Max 2 adults, 1 child
Deluxe Garden Cottage Rooms are located in the heart of the tropical gardens and are very close to the swimming pool, beach, restaurants and bars. Deluxe Cottages feature air conditioning, fully stocked and personalised minibar, tea and coffee facilities, flatscreen TV, bathrobes, hairdryer, iPod® docking station and complimentary Wi-Fi and have a stone built sunken shower as well as a private covered terrace.
Ocean Front Room
Max 2 adults
Ocean Front Rooms are located on the edge of the beach and offer magnificent views. The rooms feature air conditioning, fully stocked and personalised minibar, tea and coffee facilities, flatscreen TV, bathrobes, hairdryer, iPod® docking station and complimentary Wi-Fi and have their own private patio to enjoy watching the sunset.
Ocean Front Suite
Max 3 adults. 1 child
Ocean Front Suites are located right next to the beach on what was once the private residence belonging to the Horlicks Beverage family. The Suite features air conditioning, fully stocked and personalised minibar, tea and coffee facilities, flatscreen TV, bathrobes, hairdryer, iPod® docking station and complimentary Wi-Fi and have their own private patio to enjoy watching the sunset.
Ocean Front Rooms & Suites have the additional benefit of an open lounge to relax and meet fellow guests.
Max 3 adults, 1 child
Superior Garden Cottage Rooms are situated close to the swimming pool, beach, restaurants and bars and are nestled in the hotel's lower garden. Cottages feature air conditioning, fully stocked and personalised minibar, tea and coffee facilities, flatscreen TV, bathrobes, hairdryer, iPod® docking station and complimentary Wi-Fi. Cottages also boast a shaded patio, powder room, walk-in shower and spacious bedroom with king size bed (twin beds available on request) and living area.
Two Bedroom Deluxe Cottage
Max 4 adults, 2 child
Deluxe 2 Bedroom Garden Cottages are available and comprise of 2 rooms connected via an exterior door only on the patio.
Based on 893 traveller reviews
96% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ Excellent but room for improvement
Alfred S, Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Feb 11 2018
This is the hotel for a peaceful and spoiled break. Lots of positives, but couple of areas for improvement. Firstly the room, we had the ocean suite which overlooks the beach with great views out...
This is the hotel for a peaceful and spoiled break. Lots of positives, but couple of areas for improvement. Firstly the room, we had the ocean suite which overlooks the beach with great views out to sea. For us this was perfect, we are not great sun soakers so the ability to sit on the patio outside the room in shade and privacy watching all the activity was ideal. Not for us the grabbing the sun loungers early, yes it does go on as we saw and heard though why I cannot understand. As the management have said when commenting on previous reviews there are plenty of sun loungers on the beach, set in pairs, with a bamboo umbrella. For some reason most people seemed to want to be on the beach on the North side of the restaurant, leaving the South quite empty. If you have one of the bungalows, most of the accommodation, then they are spread out in in the large and very pleasant gardens, but varying distances from the beach. The pool, more central to the property, is also very enjoyable with a swim up bar though in reality, as it is help yourself, most people get drinks and sit on the loungers.
The water sports team were efficient and safety conscious. The snorkelling, kayaking and sailing were all good fun. The sea was a great temperature for swimming though beach shoes are recommended for swimming due to the reefs with a large number of sea urchins.
The food was very good with a surprisingly large selection given there are only 30 rooms. The menu was different for each of our seven days and the accompanying wines also changed. We had two BBQ lunches and one BBQ dinner all very good, prawns excellent. There was different musical entertainment every evening which added to the atmosphere. The Monday evening champagne cocktail reception was a bit of a dressing up occasion though generally a relaxed atmosphere. Clearly, a lot of returning customers the majority of whom, while we were there, were British. The staff overall were very friendly though the Head Waiter seemed to have some favourites when it came to seating and showed displeasure when we asked to be moved.
Areas we thought could be improved. The gym ??? I don???t suppose many guests will use this, but for the price of the hotel one would expect some decent equipment, not pretty much the cheapest available. Some equipment wasn???t even working, do it properly or don???t bother. The cruise to the Pitons (most of the day) was via transfer from the beach in a small inflatable tender with worn and missing grab handles to a yacht designed for about 6. The transfer was difficult for some of the less agile guests and the boat far too small for the 10 guests and 3 crew on the trip. Getting below decks to access the washrooms was a real trial in the swell. I have researched the other Piton cruise offerings on the island and as far as I could see all were cheaper and used catamarans which offered more space and more stability. The Eastwinds tour seemed to be the most expensive for the least return, which compared poorly to their sunset cruise offering which was on a catamaran, 12 of us and plenty of room.
Of course the Caribbean weather was fantastic which helped but, overall this is a great hotel for a relaxing holiday. The space and low number of guests, to us, was hugely better than the concrete equally expensive and overcrowded resorts.
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“ Home from home
scalloplady, Harrogate UK
Feb 08 2018
It has been 6 years since we visited EW for the first time. We have had wonderful holiday on other Caribbean islands in the interval but EW was calling us back. We had read on TA about the new...
It has been 6 years since we visited EW for the first time. We have had wonderful holiday on other Caribbean islands in the interval but EW was calling us back. We had read on TA about the new management and the enhancements, especially around the pool area and the bar, so travelled with high expectations.
EW is a delight. Many of the staff we recognised and they even remembered us despite thousands of visitors in the interim. Debbie even remembered our lunchtime dining preferences, just amazing!
The location of the hotel is just perfect in spite of the long drive from the airport, but that fatigue soon disappears when the warm welcome embraces us. Check in is done when we are ready, the first task is to settle us into our accommodation and make sure we are comfortable and know where key places are. Cool drinks in the fridge made unpacking a breeze and we were soon on our way to the bar and dinner. The location of the bar/restaurant surrounded by the beach and at the waters edge is so atmospheric at twilight and beyond. The bar team have no hesitation, they get you to feel the vibe immediately and make sure your preferences are remembered. Their weekly cocktail competition is a scream!
The restaurant, table service in the evenings except barbecue nights, is elegant without the slightest hint of stuffiness. You hear more laughter than anything. The menus have interesting choices and even then if there is a tweak you want to make, they will try to accommodate you. Four courses, 3 choices on each plus an amuse Boucher to start and ice creams always available as an alternative to the menu choices. Evening entertainment is good and varied, catering for a wide range of tastes. Special mention to the Friday night band and to the young man who charms all of us when playing the grand piano.
Lunchtime is buffet style and you can construct the meal of your choice (this may get smaller and smaller as your holiday develops as afternoon tea isn???t far away!). Breakfast is also a challenge to the weak willed, especially as Paula wields her whisk and pans.
The gardens are a dream. Planting schemes, the medicinal use of plants and the bird life will keep you interested for hours. Special mention of Sylvanus the head gardener, what this man doesn???t know isn???t worth knowing! He even put a hummingbird feeder on our terrace as I was fascinated by them.
I may have mentioned three names but there are many more. Every single member of staff goes out of their way to make your stay perfect. Nothing is too much trouble, in fact it is not trouble but an opportunity for them to leap into action. They all respect Judith, the conductor of this particular orchestra.
The only tiny cloud during our stay was the shameful behaviour of a fellow guest but others have mentioned this and Judith???s response was measured and diplomatic. Every resort in the Caribbean will be jealous of the staff team at EW.
I???m sorry if this review is overlong without any quibbles but if we felt something could be improved, we mentioned just the once and it was sorted. What more could one ask for?
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