Photos and Review by Oyster.com Investigators
A long list of activities keeps this resort bustling, though there are quiet spots to be found.
The spectacular, 60-acre Windjammer Landing resort is essentially three spectacular resorts in one, comprised of the main property, the expansive Estate Villas, and the newest Hibiscus suites. Modeled after a Mediterranean village, this hillside resort claims a picturesque knoll overlooking Labrelotte Bay on the northern side of the island. With six pools, five restaurants, a kids’ and teens’ club, an expansive water sports pavilion and beachfront, and a laundry list of ever-changing daily activities, the resort offers something for virtually every type of traveler. On any given day, guests are likely to encounter a morning water aerobics class, a waterskiing excursion, beach “bowling” with coconuts, a swimming competition, a manager’s cocktail party, and live music at one of several beachfront bars .
Despite the hubbub of activity, Windjammer Landings also manages to satisfy guests looking for a more serene vacation. While the 1,500-foot stretch of restaurants, and myriad activities throughout the day, four adult-only pools are sprinkled throughout the grounds, and at any point in the day at least one is virtually empty. Additional activities appeal to the mellower set -- from evening yoga classes in an ocean-view pavilion to an aromatherapy or Vichy treatment at the Serenity Spa.might deter some quiet-seeking guests with its multiple beachfront bars and
One possible deterrent to some guests is the positioning of the huge property in the hills. Some rooms are uphill and far from the main resort, requiring either an arduous hike or the use of the resort's free shuttle -- which can mean waiting around.
Along stunning Labrelotte Beach on the northern side of the island, a few minutes from the main highway
Windjammer Landing is located on a steep green hillside facing Labrelotte Bay and the Caribbean. It's about five miles north of the capital, Castries. The resort is pretty secluded -- just passed Choc Bay, travelers take a small uneven road with no lights for about two miles before arriving at Windjammer.
Guests who want to relax in paradise without being bothered by local hawkers may find the location just right, though guests looking to mingle out in a town will be hard-pressed to do so without a car or pricey taxi rides.
A variety of options, all with gorgeous ocean views and a crisp Mediterranean style
Windjammer Landing’s 267 units are extremely varied, ranging from the 425-square-foot Ocean View Rooms in the main resort to the luxurious Estate Villas featuring their own private plunge pools. But from the cheapest to the most expensive, all are spacious, well designed, and modern. Even the entry-level impress, with dramatic four-poster beds, Neutrogena bath products, and crisp, contemporary décor. Throughout, the style is whitewashed Mediterranean featuring Spanish roof tiles, arched doorways, and terracotta floor tiles.
The newest units, the Hibiscus Suites, have expansive private terraces, Jacuzzis, full kitchens, deep soaking tubs, and a laundry room. In these units, however, the walls are rather thin -- it's possible guests will hear neighbors turn on the shower, flush the toilet, enter and exit their room, and even yawn in the early morning.
Also, some front desk each time you leave your room. Guests with mobility impairments and those who wish to be as close to the shoreline as possible should book a Hibiscus Suite, as those are right at the main part of the property.are at the tip top of hills, requiring long, arduous walks to the main resort areas. There are 24-hour shuttles on property, however, it’s much easier to catch one back to your room than it is down to the resort -- unless you want to call the
One of the best-equipped resorts on the island with six pools, an expansive beachfront, kids and teens clubs, and a host of activities
Kids-only pools and activities
Five restaurants ranging from beachfront casual to Italian fine dining
This upscale Mediterranean-style hillside beach resort on St. Lucia’s northern west coast is brimming with amenities: six pools, five restaurants, three bars, tennis, tons of water sports, a spa, and more than 1,500 feet of beachfront. A broad variety of room types fits nearly every budget, and a packed roster of daily activities appeals to virtually every kind of traveler. It's a good pick for families, as villas have up to four bedrooms and there is both a kids club and a teen center on the property. Although the 60-acre grounds special are steep and sprawling, free 24-hour shuttles chauffeur guests wishing to forgo the arduous walks around the property.