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“Nice Place, very quiet but needs Updating” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

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Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Castries
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice Place, very quiet but needs Updating”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

My finance and I stayed here at the end of February 2012 for 4 nights. Our accommodation was a villa with its own small swimming pool about 1/3 of the way up the substantial hill/mountain the resort is built on. The main eating areas and bars are basically beach-side and the rooms/villas overlook the beach, up the steep hill that only very fit were likely to try on their own; as there is a well run group of small buses used to transport folks up and down.
Overall, the resort had a lot going for it, but it was built 20 plus years ago and that aging is showing up all over. A substantial investment in updating is due if it wants to keep its 4 Star
rating; and I would only give it a 3.5 right now.
It is a very quiet place and there is very little "night life" to keep you up to the "wee hours", so young partiers are totally out of luck here.
The restaurants were OK, but just OK. The buffet breakfast came prepaid with our villa and that was our choice of best food. We found eating heartily at breakfast held us over until dinner
thereby avoiding so-so lunch offerings that are priced similar to major North American restaurant fair...no deals here. The bars were relatively pricey...again similar to North American prices...dinner for two with two drinks about $100-$125.
Now for the good things...the staff were great, always helpful. The beach was small but very nice. The view from our villa was breathtaking and the sunsets some of the best anywhere.

If you want to try local food offerings, I would recommend "Laurel's" which is about $5 [US] away by cab. Their little bar area is a fun place to interact with locals and their prices 1/2 that at the resort whether food or drink.

All in all, I would rate this resort as a good value if you search around and find the substantial discounts being offered at various websites.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Value
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

After breaking my foot and postponing a 6 week trip to New Zealand, we booked a week at Windjammer (and a 2nd week further south, at Stonefield Villas) as our "Got to Get Away" consolation prize vacation. Windjammer was very nice - we stayed in room 233A (I think that's right), in one of the buildings down closer to the beach and restaurants (at our request, as my mobility was still somewhat limited even after getting out of the cast). Our 1BR suite was nicely appointed (a bit like staying in someone's condo, with the small kitchen and all, well laid out. We LOVED having our own hot tub on the deck, and enjoyed breakfast on the outdoor table each day (except th first day, as we'd not yet stocked up the fridge). Trip to Rodney Bay grocery store helped keep dining out costs lower (didn't want all that much food) and healthier. The Sunday brunch is particularly expensive (and no price was posted - I would NEVER spend $50-$60 a person on brunch for what they served). Restaurants good quality resort food, varied menu and generally efficient staff. Good water sports activities and helpful staff, too. Clean beach, nice pool, etc. Enjoyed the variety of ages visiting Windjammer - grown ups, small families, etc. A very nice start to our two weeks in St. Lucia. I don't know that I'd enjoy staying in one of the villas further up the hill, with the shuttle service etc. needed for getting up and down the incline.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank CopperDogMom
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WJLMD, General Manager at Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, responded to this review, 26 March 2012
Thank you for the review - I'm glad you were able to get away! I just wanted to clarify that the price of brunch is quoted in Eastern Caribbean Dollars (roughly 2.7 to the US Dollar).

Warm regards,

Mark Ozawa
Managing Director
mark.ozawa@windjammer-landing.com
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Uk
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

Where do I begin?
The hotel: Set in beautiful grounds rising from the beach to the hills.
We stayed in a one bed villa. Clean, spacious, amazing views, incredibly comfortable and very romantic!

You don't need to be an athlete to stay there as they provide a swift shuttle service that'll take you to your room/villa.

The restaurants serve amazing food and there is a great choice and variety to suit all tastes. The food is of a very high standard and presented very well.

The hotel facilities are fantastic, plenty of water sports, activities and staff run activities to participate in, or just relax by the pool/beach.
A lovely beach. Safe for all and clean. Not much of a snorkeling spot but perfect for a cool dip.

Staff: The staff are fantastic. So friendly, warm, welcoming, always available to help or answer any questions.

The wedding planners: Simone and Melanie are truly the jewels in the crown of this hotel. They we're absolutely amazing in organizing our wedding, bending over backwards to ensure we had the best day of our lives. We are so greatful to them. Beautiful intelligent women that gave us the best days of our lives, we're so glad we chose the windjammer.

I can't recommend the Windjammer highly enough. It's perfect for honeymooners, couples, so family friendly! If you are considering St.Lucia for your wedding, this is the place to go. You'll be in very safe and capable hands!

M&R

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank UkMoo
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WJLMD, General Manager at Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, responded to this review, 26 March 2012
Thank you for the very nice review! Simone and Melanie are indeed our jewels! Thank you for sharing your special time with us!

Warm regards,

Mark Ozawa
Managing Director
mark.ozawa@windjammer-landing.com
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

We were married at the Windjammer in July, 2010, and it was simply amazing. The preperation by email before I came down was so simple, which really helped keep the stress levels low, and since I didn't have serious expectations for exact flowers etc, it was very easy. I gave them my color choices and they went from there. We were marrie don the beach and had the reception in the tiki hut restaurant right on the beach. The decor was beautiful, the photography was incredible, food was delicoius, the DJ was amazing, and we all had an wonderful time. 34 guests stayed for a week leading up to the wedding and then my husband and I enjoyed a very romantic honeymoon there as well. We were so very pleased with everything. The staff was excellent and the wedding planners made my dreams come true! :)

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank carinne b
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WJLMD, General Manager at Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, responded to this review, 26 March 2012
Thank you for your review! I'm glad you had a wonderful time and that you found it so easily to plan your wedding with us. We look forward to a return visit for one of your anniversaries!

Warm regards,

Mark Ozawa
Managing Director
mark.ozawa@windjammer-landing.com
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

Back from an 11 night stay. It is a number if years since our last visit to st lucia and we were looking forward to a well earned break.
Having been to several other islands over the intervening years, we were disappointed in our visit.

Don't get me wrong, it was good, just not excellent. I won't go into specifics as that's nit picking. Just we would put it at a good 3 star establishment rather than the 4/4.5 it claims to be and therefore charges.

It's all about perceived value for money, and we just felt it was overpriced for what it was.

Sorry

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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8 Thank Melissaayr64
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WJLMD, General Manager at Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, responded to this review, 26 March 2012
Thank you for your comments. I'm sorry that you were disappointed and hope you can share some specific notes with me; my e-mail address is mark.ozawa@windjammer-landing.com.

Warm regards,

Mark Ozawa
Managing Director
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Additional Information about Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

Property: Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort
Address: Labrelotte Bay | Saint Lucia, Castries, St. Lucia
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Region: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Castries Quarter > Castries
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Castries
#2 Family Hotel in Castries
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Castries
#4 Romantic Hotel in Castries
Price range (per night): ₹ 13,314 - ₹ 73,535
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 237
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort & Spa in Saint Lucia, offers an unforgettable Caribbean vacation for families, honeymooners and couples. This exotic 60-acre full service resort is a panorama of picturesque, spacious and secluded hillside villas. With breathtaking views of the cobalt waters of the Caribbean Sea, this Mediterranean village resort is alive with the sights and sounds of beautiful Saint Lucia. Absorb the stunning beauty of nature at the Windjammer Landing. From dining on tropical fruits at sunrise to enjoying a refreshing cruise at sunset and only your choice of what to do in between. Richly appointed with the warmth of wood and an exotic blend of tropical furnishings, your spacious villa sets the mood for complete relaxation and truly your greatest escape. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Hotel Castries
Windjammer Landing Hotel Beach
Windjammer St Lucia
Windjammer Landing Resort Beach
Windjammer Landing St Lucia
St Lucia Windjammer
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