Showing posts with label St Lucia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label St Lucia. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Inside the Resort Where "The Bachelor" Handed Out the 2 Final Roses

When pilot Jake Pavelka handed out the final two roses on The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love, it was at Cap Maison, a stunning property in St. Lucia.

While we don't know yet if Jake will choose Vienna or Tenley on the March 1 finale, we do know that the trio spent some time at one amazing St. Lucia resort.

Cap Maison opened only one year ago in a location above Smugglers Beach on the northwest side of the island. It's a former sugar plantation with 1,500 acres of rolling hills. Flush with beautiful design – as well as ocean views that really are as beautiful as your television's pixels claim – the property is extremely lavish.

Accommodations are in three class levels: ocean- or garden-view rooms, junior suites and ocean-view suites. The more affordable of the rooms – with views of the ocean or gardens – feature hand-painted blue, mustard-yellow and white tiles and sinks in the bathroom, as well as private verandas to soak up the view.

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One of the rooms at Cap Maison, with St. Lucia's waters in full view. Photo: Cap Maison

Hand-painted tiles

Hand-painted tiles in gorgeous blue, white and mustard-yellow. Photo: Cap Maison

Yet it's within the suites where the hotel is most luxurious.

While they all have hand-painted tiles and copper sinks in the kitchen, as well as tumbled marble and travertine basins in the bathroom (and a large soaking tub), the Oceanview Villa Suite totals a whopping 3,000 square feet. There's a private pool and terrace within that space too.

In the other two classes of suites is either a whirlpool (nestled into the private veranda, with views of the turquoise waters) or a private pool. Sheer white netting can be tied around the bed posts, too, for even more privacy. Warm tones of wood on the doorways and windows make all of the rooms a cozy enclave, which is probably the intent for The Bachelor contestants, of course.

Sinks in suites

Luxurious, deep sinks in the suites. Photo: Cap Maison

A cave wine cellar houses 1,500 wine bottles to pair with a tapas menu (items like ceviche of island conch and a citrus fruit salad, or Jamaican jerk sausages with whipped sweet potatoes) at Cliff at Cap, which sources a lot of fresh produce and even has a "sweet memories" menu (including hot hazelnut and almond soufflé).

Cliff at Cap dinner

A sunset and cool breeze = recipe for a fabulous dinner date? Photo: Cap Maison

Guests at Cap Maison can even take a sail on the resort's own boat: a 46-foot Sea Ray motor launch, nicknamed "Cap Maison 1." It's got cherry-wood moldings, a foredeck to sunbathe on and a fully equipped galley.

Cap Maison boat

With cherry-wood moldings and a full kitchen, not to mention the views, the property's boat provides a mini getaway. Photo: Cap Maison

Posted via web from The Newport Beach Lifestyle

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