Windjammer Landing Villa and Beach Resort & Spa Rating: 4.0 Pearls
St. Lucia

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Cons

  • Some rooms require free shuttle to get around property
  • Much of the water along the beach is inhabited by harmful sea urchins
  • Food is subpar; need a car to go to off-site restaurants

Bottom Line

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.

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 Scene

A long list of activities keeps this resort bustling, though there are quiet spots to be found.

Grounds at Windjammer Landing
Grounds at Windjammer Landing

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 beach might deter some quiet-seeking guests with its multiple beachfront bars and 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.

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.

 Location

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.

  • 15-minute drive to George F. L. Charles Airport
  • 90-minute drive to St. Lucia Hewanorra Airport
  • 1-minute walk to Bonaire Bay (resort is located on the beach)
  • 5-minute drive to the nearest grocery store
  • 10-minute drive to Redduit Bay’s restaurants, cafes, shops, and beaches
  • 12-minute drive to Rodney Bay
  • 15-minute drive to Pigeon Island
  • 15-minute drive to St. Lucia Country Club golf course

 Rooms

A variety of options, all with gorgeous ocean views and a crisp Mediterranean style

Full kitchen in the Hibiscus Suite
Full kitchen in the Hibiscus Suite

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 units are spacious, well designed, and modern. Even the entry-level rooms 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 rooms 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 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.

  • 32-inch or larger flat-screen TVs in most units
  • Outlets use American 110 volts
  • Full-size or mini-fridges with free bottled water
  • Modern, spacious bathrooms with Neutrogena toiletries
  • DVD players
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • All rooms except Ocean View Rooms have balconies with ocean views.
  • Hibiscus Suites range from one- to two-bedroom units with full kitchens, living rooms, laundry rooms, and expansive balconies with Jacuzzi.
  • Villa Suites (except one-bedroom villas) also have private plunge pool.
  • Estate Villas are free-standing three- and four-bedroom homes with full-size pools, expansive living spaces, and private chef.

 Features

Activities galore, including every water sport imaginable -- plus six pools

Tennis Courts at Windjammer Landing
Tennis Courts at Windjammer Landing

One of the best-equipped resorts on the island with six pools, an expansive beachfront, kids and teens clubs, and a host of activities

  • Six pools: four for adults, two for kids
  • 1,500-foot stretch of beach with a bar, restaurant, ice cream shop, giant chess, expansive sun decks, and an ocean trampoline
  • Water sports center with daily boat excursions, jet skis, water skiing, kayaks, snorkeling equipment, Hobie cats, stand-up paddleboards, pedal boats, scuba diving classes and excursions, and banana boats
  • Free non-motorized water sports
  • Daily fitness activities include yoga, aqua aerobics, Pilates, and swimming competitions
  • Small but ample fitness center with two elliptical machines, two bicycles, two treadmills, a weight-lifting station, and dumbbells
  • Spa with multiple treatment rooms, Vichy treatment room, mani/pedi stations, steam room, facials, and salon
  • Two lighted tennis courts
  • Two souvenir shops, a grocery store, and a jewelry store
  • Free parking; free shuttle around resort
  • Free Wi-Fi in the main lobby area
  • View full list of amenities

 Family

Kids-only pools and activities

Kids Club at the Windjammer Landing Villa and Beach Resort & Spa
Kids Club at the Windjammer Landing Villa and Beach Resort & Spa
  • Kids' club features a large playground, games, arts and crafts, and videos
  • Two special pools for kids only
  • Teen center with ping-pong table, pool table, and TVs

 Food

Five restaurants ranging from beachfront casual to Italian fine dining

The bar at Embers restaurant
The bar at Embers restaurant
  • Dragonfly is family-style Chinese and Indian; dinner only (some nights are special theme nights).
  • Papa Don's Taverna serves Italian food, with stunning Caribbean views; dinner only.
  • Embers serves up barbecue and grill specialties beachside, and a Sunday brunch buffet.
  • Upper Deck for steak and seafood; dinner only and reservations required
  • Jammers serves casual fare and drinks all day.

 Bottom Line

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.

Things You Should Know About Windjammer Landing Villa and Beach Resort & Spa

Address

  • Labrelotte Bay, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia

Room Types

  • Four Bedroom Estate Villas
  • Hibiscus Suites
  • One Bedroom Ocean-view
  • One Bedroom Villas

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 247
Pool: N/A
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Kids Club: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: St. Lucia
Address: Labrelotte Bay, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
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