The countdown to the Grand Opening of Capella Marigot Bay Resort and Marina has begun! Over the last few months, I have been very fortunate to witness the improvements to the property as it has morphed into an amazing Capella Hotel and Resort. Every Monday, I walk around the property with my camera and capture each transformative moment. From the laying down of the tiles at the poolside to the construction of the intimate Rum Cave, I’ve found myself in love with the detailed changes taking place.
There is so much that is new and exciting. What was known as the simple Dinghy Dock has been transformed into the much talked about Rum Cave. This beautiful space near the water’s edge will house some of the most creative mixology classes on the island. What interested me most about the Rum Cave was the idea of being able to carefully concoct my very own rum cocktail and return some time later to find that it had been stored with a personalized label. I am sure guests will be just as blown away by this unique idea as I am!
Another transformation has taken place in the former Zen Garden, which is now the Auriga spa. This outdoor spa treatment centre will be the cornerstone of health and wellness at Capella Marigot Bay. Already I can’t help but to close my eyes for a few minutes and imagine having an outdoor treatment under the rainforest canopy and hearing the birds chirping their sweet melody as background music. I am so intrigued by the Auriga spa’s concept of creating treatments around the moon phases and how that perfectly ties into the rejuvenating concepts of The mind, body and spirit. This will definitely be my secret hideaway when the hotel reopens!
My next favorite new location is The Grill at 14*61. Named for Saint Lucia’s global coordinates, The Grill at 14*61 will present a show kitchen where the Food and Beverage team will be putting on live cooking demonstrations and culinary classes. I can’t wait to take one of these classes with my mom, as I know the Chef has some amazing St Lucian inspired dishes planned. Guests will be able to travel to the local market in the city of Castries and have the opportunity to purchase some of the islands most delicious fruits and vegetables then use those items for the cooking class. It will be amazing to put on my chef’s hat and learn more about how local cuisine is prepared.
Another spot that is sure to attract guests is the upper pool. This area contains the newly developed Brut Bar. Brut, as you may know, is French and means cold or raw. Making it the perfect name as everything from ceviche to sushi will be served here. I notice the water jets coming off the edge of the pool which I imagine would be ideal for some water therapy. Next to the main pool is a beautifully cascading infinity pool where lounge chairs are rooted. Not only is this spot wonderful for lounging, it is also very convenient for parents with toddlers. The area even includes its own waterfall!
There is no doubt in my mind that the Grand Opening of Capella Marigot Bay Resort and Marina will complement beautiful Marigot Bay and will be a must see destination!