Body Holiday at LeSport gets endorphins going By Gay Nagle Myers / October 04, 2001 Share 1 -- CARIBLUE BEACH, St. Lucia -- A resort whose innovative focus centers on rejuvenation, well-being and a five-star standard of service could be what clients need and want right now, given the recent tragic events in the U.S. Agents already account for more than 90% of bookings at the 154-room Body Holiday at LeSport (formerly called LeSport), set on 18 acres and 300 yards of beach at the northwest tip of St. Lucia.Craig L. Barnard, managing director of SunSwept Resorts, which also comprises inclusive, couples-only Rendezvous on St. Lucia and LaSource on Grenada, described Body Holiday as a "highly personalized vacation experience.""We tell our guests to give us their bodies for a week and and we'll give them back their minds," he said.Barnard emphasized that the resort's "one-on-one designer program of rejuvenation was invented here.""Many resorts have spas, but our focus is the restoration of well-being," he said.Whether a guest wants to lose weight, reduce stress, learn nutrition and proper diet, improve a golf game, take some classes, be pampered, get toned or some of each, the resort offers the options."Every guest has different needs and wants," said Michael Bryant, director of marketing."Our guests have the opportunity to design their own personalized holiday."The collaboration by a guest and resort specialists, who number more than 60, starts prior to the guest's arrival via Web site consultations at www.thebodyholiday.com. Guests can pick their classes, treatments, schedules, free time and even their robe sizes before they arrive.These elements can be readjusted once they are at the resort.Included in the Body Holiday vacation are accommodations; meals, with four dining options; beverages, including wine at lunch and dinner; land and water sports with instruction; fitness classes; treatments at the on-site Oasis spa facility, and taxes and tips.Sports and fitness classes feature waterskiing, scuba, tennis, archery and golf with unlimited greens fees and transfers to the nearby 18-hole course.Off-site soft adventure excursions feature Piton hikes, turtle watches and river walks.Spa treatments range from aromatherapy to massages, facials, restorative beauty and seaweed wraps.Also offered are classes in stress management, Tai Chi, yoga and the services of a personal trainer."Guests can get into shape and have fun at the same time," Barnard said.More than 90% of guests do just that and combine the personalized rejuvenation program with resort activities.The property is adding two more tennis courts and a labyrinth walk this fall.The walk was described by Bryant as a "therapeutic, reflective place to stop and think."A dietician recently joined the staff, adding a heart-healthy cuisine approach to Tao, Cariblue and the Club House restaurants.The 130,000-square-foot stand-alone Oasis spa facility can handle up to 1,200 treatments a day at full capacity.Guest rooms have no televisions, but the resort has one wide-screen TV for sporting events and offers e-mail access for guests.Most rooms have ocean views, a terrace or patio, four-poster beds, a refrigerator and marble or tile baths.Several rooms are set aside for single guests and offer queen-size beds.