Stay Here: Windjammer Landing, St. LuciaBy Angelica Malin
Looking for a very special break? It’s about time you discovered Windjammer Landing in St Lucia – one of the best places to stay in St. Lucia. Here’s everything you need to know about the resort:
If you’re looking for a stunning resort in St. Lucia, look no further than Windjammer Landing. The resort is nestled into 60 acres of lush hillside on St Lucia’s north-western coast, surrounded by so much natural beauty and, of course, amazing weather. The hotel itself is both beautiful and plentiful in its offering; situated on a large crescent-shaped stretch of beach, with six swimming pools, a variety of restaurants and bars, a spa, fitness centre, water sports programmes and well-equipped kids club.
The resort is big, and yet still feels intimate with its warm service, staff and the variety on offer. It boasts 216 guest rooms and villas, which suit different kinds of travellers. The room range from contemporary waterfront villas to beachfront suites steps right by the sea and charming hillside rooms, all with beautiful views across Labrolette Bay and the Caribbean Sea. The resort is very family-friendly, as it also has two and four-bedroom villas with self-catering offerings, private pools and the larger villas even have a dedicated chef on request. It’s truly a place where dreams come true.
The food. Oh boy, the food. If you opt for the full all-inclusive package, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the food offering; it’s definitely one of the highlights at the hotel. The Premium All-Inclusive offering is very generous compared to others I’ve experienced in the past, with a very high-end offering and most alcohol included in the package too.
Jammer’s is their beachside offering, which has a fun, relaxed atmosphere – great for an informal dinner. The menu features lots of delicious Caribbean dishes, like catch of the day, fish tacos, grilled shrimp and great salads. For dinner, the Steak Frites is always a popular choice. We also loved the rum cocktails on offer; I’ve never seen such an extensive cocktail menu in my life, and the bartenders are more than happy to whip you up something on request also.
What I loved about the resort is the lively atmosphere – every night in Jammer’s, there’s a different live entertainment, from musicals acts to flame-eaters, limbo and silent discos. The live steel band was my personal favourite and got everyone up dancing in the outdoor gazebo.
For Italian food, they’ve got a fun family-friend Italian restaurant which does homemade pizzas and pasta, and great ice cream sundaes. And for a more formal affair, there fine-dining Upper Deck restaurant just by the beach is a renowned affair in St. Lucia. Open only for dinner, the restaurant offers steaks and seafood grill with beautiful ocean views. Come for the Certified Angus Beef and freshly caught seafood, and customize your meal just as you like it with a choice of methods, sauces and sides.
One of the highlights of the hotel is their spa, which is a haven of tranquility and the perfect place to disconnect. The expert team has curated a bespoke list of treatments available, from the Traveler’s Reprieve massage which is the perfect thing post-light, a grounding and restorative massage with warm towel compresses, to natural Cacao Scrub with antioxidant-rich cacao, sourced from local plantations of Soufriere on the southwest corner of the island. The facials are also worth experiencing; their Signature Facial begings with a scrub, followed by a luxurious facial with a deep cleanse, chitosan masque and co-enzyme Q10 treatment, finished with a restorative 16-point acupressure facial massage.
There’s so much to do at the resort, but you’ll be forgiven if you just want to flop out on the beach too. The hotel can offer excursions and activities in the area, from sunset cruises and dolphin-watching to tennis, water-sports and chocolate-making. St. Lucia is truly a blessed land, so you may want to venture out and discover the island’s geographic and cultural riches. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re relaxing on the beach, scuba diving in the Caribbean Sea, or waterfall-spotting in the rainforest of the Piton Mountains.
Windjammer Landing is heaven on earth. It’s one of the most relaxing, informal and welcoming resorts I’ve ever stayed in, and the staff go above and beyond to make your whole experience seamless. It’s the perfect place to unwind and relax after the stress of the last two years, and through the food, activities and staff, brings an authentic taste of the Caribbean to its guests.
Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort (www.windjammer-landing.com) offers rooms from £213 per room per night, based on 2 sharing. For more information on this offer, please visit: www.windjammer-landing.com. Virgin Atlantic offers flights to St. Lucia, based on a 7-night return, flights start at £479. Prices are available to book on https://www.virginatlantic.