Nature-Themed Family Holidays at Cap Maison, St Lucia
From experiencing a ‘Snuba Doo’ tour to horse-riding on the wild and deserted Atlantic Coast, there are plenty of nature-based things to do on a luxury family holiday at Cap Maison, St Lucia.
Hotels with a variety of facilities and children’s clubs are the most popular Caribbean options for families. Cap Maison’s Villas gives the flexibility of a holiday utilising all the services of a luxury boutique resort whilst enjoying the privacy of a complete residence for a family.
Villas have superb master bedrooms with one or two additional double bedrooms interconnecting that can be furnished with twin beds to suit a family. The hotel also offers a choice of two and three-bedroom villas that can be combined to accommodate up to 12 people. All rooms are en-suite and come with large private balconies, ocean or garden views and a choice of a private pool. All this and a well-equipped kitchen and a dining and living room complete the picture.
With a wide variety of landscape, the island of Saint Lucia alone is abundant with activities, making for the ultimate children’s playground. Situated at the northernmost point on the island, the luxury boutique resort also has the Cap Maison kids’ club, suitable for children ages 3 – 11 years and offers a wide range of both indoor and outdoor activities, movies, games and play areas, all under the supervision of a full-time experienced staff member.
The well-situated secluded sandy beach is set within a shallow cove and features its own water sports centre, ideal for thrill-seeking families who don’t wish to leave the resort. The non-motorized water sport activities are plentiful and well suited to each family member to make for an exciting beach day. Hobie Cat sailboats, kayaks, snorkelling and windsurfing are just some of the many available options free for guest use.
The resort has also introduced a collection of family fun activities outside the hotel:
‘Snuba Doo’ Tour – A short five-minute drive from Cap Maison is the natural landmark of Pigeon Island. A nature reserve full of green trails, historic military ruins and quiet beaches, the island is also popular for SNUBA adventures. A cross between scuba diving and snorkelling, this experience is under the supervision of friendly and certified SNUBA guides, allowing visitors to explore the exotic marine life from a fully guided and safe perspective.
‘Snuba Doo’ allows kids ages 4 to 7 years old to join their siblings, parents or family members on a shared SNUBA tour. Kids wear a specially designed, highly adjustable floatation vest that keeps them safely buoyant at the surface, while their family members SNUBA dive below them – Snuba (ages 8-80) – US$88.00pp / Snuba Doo (ages 4-7) – US$55.00pp
Horse Riding – A gentle ride to Cas En bas beach, on the wild and deserted Atlantic Coast. Families can ride along the 1-mile long shore; stop for pictures then back to the stables. From 1hr Ride US$55.00pp (Stables + environment / 2hrs Ride US$66.00pp (Stables + beach)
‘Bean to Bar’ Experience – offers a unique tour concept. Take a gentle sail to Soufriere by catamaran for a unique tour experience for the “Bean to Bar’ experience which starts with a tutorial on the production of cocoa and ends with making a chocolate bar, using estate grown cocoa. The a la carte lunch at this top restaurant, is a truly spectacular experience, with every item on the menu, sweet or savoury, incorporating the use of cocoa. Visit the therapeutic mud baths, then return to the boat for a Piton sunset cruise. Open Wednesday & Friday – 9am to 7 pm from US$190.00pp. More information here
All activities mentioned can be booked at the Cap Maison Concierge desk: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kuoni (01306 747008 or www.kuoni.co.uk) offer seven nights all-inclusive at Cap Maison, St Lucia from £2462 per person (two adults and two children under 12 years sharing a One Bedroom Kuoni Indulgence Villa Suite) including flights on Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick and transfers in resort.
Price is based on 16 February 2019 departure.
For further information, please visit: https://www.capmaison.com/
Cap Maison is a boutique villa resort located on the northernmost tip of St. Lucia in Cap Estate, one of the most exclusive areas on the island. Guests are treated to dramatic cliff scenery with the tranquil waters of the Caribbean Sea on one side and the brisk Atlantic Ocean to the other. Designed in an elegant Spanish Caribbean style, Cap Maison’s 49 beautifully-appointed suites are spread over three acres of tropical landscaped grounds. Guests have access to a pretty, secluded sandy beach and enjoy a truly bespoke service throughout their stay. (www.capmaison.com; 020 8977 6099)