In his novel Chesapeake, James Michener called Saint Lucia’s Marigot Bay “the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean,” and we’d have an easier time splitting the atom than proving him wrong. Between its natural enchantment and rich history, there’s no wonder why this area has become a favorite spot for both boaters and people who love to gawk at yachts so big they’re practically their own islands. And at the heart of it all is Marigot Bay Resort and Marina, which is set to reopen on October 1.
When guests finally return to this beloved property, they’re in for a few new surprises. For starters, as part of the resort’s effort to play its role in eliminating the presence of Covid-19—which all of Saint Lucia has excelled at—Marigot Bay will introduce the Marigot Moment Maestros (or Triple M) services, which merge private butlers and dedicated concierge into one team member assigned to each guest group.
The experience begins with a personal meet-and-greet at Hewanorra International Airport, followed by private transfer service and check-in. Each Maestro will be available day and night for services big and small, including making dinner reservations, planning island excursions and organizing treatments at the Spa Village.
The biggest change, though, is where guests can stay. Marigot Bay Resort and Marina is also debuting 57 new private penthouse residences that range from 1-3 bedrooms and are set within the bay’s lush forestry and offer stunning views of the water and those amazing boats. To assist with physical distancing, each penthouse features a private entrance and complete Italian Aster Cucina fitted kitchen with private dining room for guests who’d prefer to eat away from other guests (even as on-site restaurants operate under extensive precautions).
Maestros will pre-stock kitchens based on guest preferences, so visitors can cook their own meals at any time. However, who wouldn’t love to have the resort’s expert culinary team swing by and handle the hard part?
Finally, Marigot Bay Resort and Marina is also rolling out the “Six Star CARE Program,” which includes more than 100 preventative actions intended to keep guests and staff safe and healthy. The CASE (Clean and Sanitize Everything) program was also developed in conjunction with local and regional tourism agencies, and all guidelines recommended by the WHO and U.S. CDC will be followed.