Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa completed a month-long, $5-million renovation. New facilities and upgrades include a pool, bar and gift shop expansions, spa and room refreshments, beach nourishment and a new wedding facility.
Refurbishments started at the resort's adults-only Harmony wing, which now boasts a new pool and Jacuzzi-style hot tub, bringing the number of Coconut Bay pools to five, the second at Harmony. The Harmony Pool Bar was also enlarged. Also on the Harmony side, the Oceanfront Kai Mer Spa received upgrades, with fresh paint and new tiling throughout its 11,000-square-foot serenity areas.
The expanded Lobby Bar now has a 360-degree service area, complete new fire pits and a gazebo offering intimate spaces to sit back and socialize as the sun sets. Additionally, a refurbished reception area now greets arriving guests with a new water feature showcasing a resident bronze turtle and landscaping. To complement these improvements to the public areas, the restrooms adjacent to the lobby were also remodeled with new tiles, sinks and showers.
Room refreshments continued this year with new tiling in bathroom showers in over 80 percent of the resort's guestrooms including Gardenview, Oceanview and Premium Oceanview categories. Gardenview and Oceanview rooms in both the Splash and Harmony wings were also updated with new paint and décor, including the addition of new headboards and contemporary linens.
At the CocoLand Waterpark, Saint Lucia's largest, the quarter-mile plus Lazy River was resurfaced and new public restrooms were added to the adjacent Splash Pool Deck. A small area of the resort's mile-long beach was also refurbished to reverse some minor natural erosion that had taken place over the years.
Even the Coconut Bay gift shop was included in the makeover and enlarged to provide additional floor space for browsing sundries and souvenirs. The store now has a selection of duty free brands.
Work also began on expanding the wedding site at Coconut Bay's Eternity Beach to expand its event offerings.