What We Love
- We love the relaxed ambiance at Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, with secluded hillside setting, splendid views and abundance of recreational activities.
Things to Know
- The villas offer unmatched privacy and intimacy, and some even offer a private pool. Don't forget to book an in-room massage for the ultimate treat.
Test your sea legs with tons of complimentary water sports at Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort. You can go windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling and banana boat and tube riding or amp things up with wake boarding, all at no additional cost. You can also enjoy scuba diving for an additional charge. There's even a PADI-certified dive center so you can explore the gorgeous Caribbean waters off St. Lucia. In addition to all that, this resort has five pools, including two for kids and a relaxing Jacuzzi.
Throughout your stay, you can choose from five restaurants that offer a variety of tasty dishes. Head to Dragonfly, an open-air beachfront restaurant, for international cuisine. If you're in the mood for Italian, Papa Don's Taverna serves pizza, pasta and seafood with a panoramic view of the sea. When you're just hanging out on the beach, stop by Ember's Beach Bar and Grill for snacks and drinks. As the sun sets, grab a pina colada from Jammers Bar.
If you're traveling with little ones, this Caribbean paradise in St. Lucia offers supervised activities for kids 4 to 12. The Jacquot Fun Club features theme nights like Pajama Night and Pirates Night. Kids get to visit the Mini Zoo or they can try reggae dancing. Meanwhile, teenagers can chill at the Teen Club. Bonfire nights, karaoke and land and water activities are part of the fun.
Don't miss the full-service at The Spa. Indulge in a facial or wrap, then kick back in the Eucalyptus Steam Room. You can even book a poolside, beachside or in-villa massage. At day's end, unwind in your Ocean View Room. Ah, paradise!
This hotel is All-Inclusive. Features include:
- Use of gymnasium.
- Daily fitness activities.
- Complimentary water sports: Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, tube rides, banana boat rides, kneeboarding, etc.
- Complimentary shopping shuttle.
- Nightly entertainment.
General Policies & Fine Print
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating3259 reviews
Great place to relax with outstanding views
Our stay at the resort was marred by the fact that the Coronavirus caused the resort to close suddenly and we lost out on the second week of our vacation. This is by no means the resort's fault and they handled it the best they could but it was a "cloud" over us the entire week we were there. The villas are beautiful and the views outstanding. Sitting on our verandah high on the hill and watching the sunset, the sailboats and the ocean was a perfect way to spend a week. As things are very expensive at the resort it is recommended to shop for groceries, drinks, etc. in Rodney Bay before you arrive. There is a small grocery store, very expensive, and limited with items and frustrating because prices weren't listed. The restaurants are expensive which is to be expected...it is the Caribbean and a high end resort, but the service and size of the portions did not always add up to the cost of the food. The taxes are high in St. Lucia which adds to the cost of everything. We had great meals at Dragonfly but Papa Dons left a lot to be desired. Half hearted service and extremely small portions. Embers is a great place for lunch. We only ate breakfast in the villa. Service at bars could be better. One time I counted 6 employees standing around the bar doing nothing. They could have been going down the beach taking drink orders. Overall, this is a perfect place to spend a week or more. Relaxing, well stocked villas, and the view cannot be topped. It's definitely paradise.
Best All-Inclusive Resort I’ve visited!
I’ve been to all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic and Cancun, and this tops them all. St. Lucia itself is an incredibly beautiful, welcoming and clean country. We arrived on a Friday, and it took about 2 hours from the international airport to the resort (due to traffic from Independence Day). We were told it usually takes an hour and a half. The drive was long and windy, but our taxi driver was very friendly and open to introducing us to the island. He even stopped at Dennery Lookout so we could take our first tourist photos! Immediately upon arrival, the staff at Windjammer Resort made us feel like relatives returning home from a long journey. We had our guard up at first, but they continued to remind us that we were on vacation and can relax. The receptionist said they were fully booked, but the resort never felt crowded throughout our week’s stay. There were always available reservations for dinner, lounge chairs on the beach, and accessible staff! We originally booked a guest bedroom, but were given a free upgrade to an ocean view one-bedroom villa. The interior decor was very modern and clean. We had an entire private terrace on the third story, a balcony on the second, and another balcony right outside our bedroom on the first. There is a new-guest orientation held every morning where you get one-on-one time with staff to ask any questions you might have regarding the resort. Our first night was a little confusing, as we were unsure of how the all-inclusive package worked with restaurants and bars. Our first night dining would’ve been better if it was custom to ask guests whether it was their first day, instead of assuming so. The food was delicious! Anyone who hasn’t dined at an all-inclusive resort should realize that the quality might not be up to par with a 5-star restaurant in a big city, but for what it is—we were very pleased. There were days where we ordered 3 entrees each because we couldn’t choose! The bartenders were always friendly and inviting. They were always open to whipping up random surprises if you just tell them, “something with mangoes!” There was complimentary water skiing and access to paddle boards, kayaks, and hobie cats. We paid for a hobie cat lesson and spent at least two hours a day sailing along the coast! Denver, our instructor, was incredibly friendly and helpful during our lesson. He made an effort to remember our names throughout the whole week, making us feel like more than just customers. My boyfriend and I purchased an “indulgence spa package” online, but did not realize that it was only meant for one person. The package itself is very ambiguous on the website, and many of the spa staff were unfamiliar with it. I would recommend the rules be made more clear online. Other than that, the staff remained flexible and arranged the package so that both of us could enjoy it (i.e. one person gets a manicure while the other gets a pedicure). Everyone was extremely professional and made us feel like we were truly in paradise. Our two excursions were deep sea fishing and half day sunset cruise through Carnival Sailing. There was a mixup in the deep sea fishing excursion where we ended up on a whale watching boat...having left behind two people who were supposed to be in our place. It took two days to settle out the proper date, but they were professional about the mistake. The excursion starts at 8 am, and the pickup is usually scheduled for 730...but that does not account for the heavy morning traffic that made us late twice. I’d recommend leaving at 7 am from the resort, since the fishing boat leaves on time at 8. The actual excursion was an adventure and we caught a barracuda. The sunset cruise was a blast, definitely a highlight of our trip! The snorkeling portion was amazing and took place in a sectioned off area next to Sugar Beach, right beneath the Pitons. The lunch provided was delicious (wings, finger sandwiches, mini pizza slices) and drinks were complimentary. Of course, it was ended with music and a dance party. I’m not one to consider revisiting a place I’ve already explored, but this is the one resort that has my boyfriend and I dreaming of our next trip. I’d highly recommend it overall!
Like going home
While the resort is top notch, the staff are always welcoming and aim to please. The villas has have fabulous views of the Caribbean, there are 5 restaurants to choose from, 2 gift shops, a Diamonds International, Spa, Gym and nurse on site. There is really no reason to leave. I love going back to Windjammer-Landing and so do my friends.
Resort is not senior friendly
I'm writing this review on behalf of my father who is 80 and a recent widower. I booked him for two full weeks at over $13k. The "all inclusive" up charge was significant (but budgeted). His 2nd night - he ordered a steak & was charged a $60 up charge. We are not newbies to having stayed in many other "all inclusive" resorts. All inclusive should be just that "all inclusive". Other issues - a
Great place to experience St. Lucia - not too chain resort, not too isolated
We had a fantastic stay at the Windjammer. Welcoming staff, incredible views from all over the property. The room was clean, spacious, had a kitchenette, and the balcony view was perfect. It was close to the lobby, so easy walking to multiple on-site restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a wonderful beach for relaxing, swimming, or having a drink. You really never have to leave the resort to enjoy yourself. They have water sports, snorkeling, and boat excursions that leave right from the dock. We took several off-site tours and the staff were very helpful with transportation details. It is a family-friendly resort, but it didn't feel overcrowded (we were there in March). The food is a bit expensive, but was always fresh and tasty. Breakfast buffet offered a nice variety. We had the breakfast plan (not the all-inclusive - it was cheaper for us). We loved the cats around the restaurants (there were only a few), but we are animal lovers! A little bird flew in our room one afternoon, and kindly saw himself out. Most of the staff are friendly and accommodating. Some of the restaurants require reservations, and some are closed on certain days, but we enjoyed them overall. There is also a mini-mart on site for snacks, sunscreen, alcohol, etc. As others have said, if you're picky or looking for imperfections, you'll probably find them, especially the longer you stay. But we thought it was a fantastic place to experience St. Lucia, especially for the first time. There are other resorts that have exclusivity or for couples only, but of course they're way more expensive. Windjammer seems like a happy medium between a quiet couples retreat and a family-friendly resort. You can just chill out and keep to yourself, or join in and be sociable. As they say in St. Lucia, "no pressure, no problem." Tip: it takes about 1.5 - 2 hours to get to the Windjammer from UVF airport, depending on traffic. I recommend not renting a car as the roads are steep, narrow and curvy. Allow time to and from the airport, and keep that in mind if you are booking tours/experiences away from the hotel.