Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

St Lucia, Caribbean

The hotel

Set amongst 60 acres of hillside, Windjammer is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and overlooks pretty Labrelotte Bay. Beautifully decorated in a Southern Mediterranean style, tiled walkways, sloping roofs and elegant white buildings make Windjammer one of the most attractive hotels in St Lucia. For ultimate luxury, an upgrade to villa accommodation is highly recommended. Windjammer is perfect for couples wanting to escape everyday life but is equally suited to families wanting to enjoy the extensive facilities that the hotel has to offer. The high-quality restaurants are yet another great feature, five different dining options from light dishes to mouth-watering gourmet specialities. The beachside bar is well located, overlooking the calm shallow sea making it the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful sunset.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Babysitting service
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkelling
  • Families
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

Where is it

Overlooking Labrelotte Bay. Transfer time from airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

36 Rooms, 24 Suites and 131 Villas in various buildings, nestled into the spacious hillside expanse. All with private terrace, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, cable TV, DVD player, coffee maker, mini-fridge, safe, iron and board and hairdryer. Ocean View Guest Rooms are set in the hillside with ocean views and a rooftop sun deck, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive option: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner (unlimited à la carte dining in all five restaurants). All beverages including wines by the glass and cocktails including Premium label and local brands. Room service menu items (there is a $6.50 tray delivery fee that is not included in the all-inclusive, payable locally, subject to change). Complimentary motorised water sports including water-skiing, knee-boarding and wake-boarding.

2-Bedroom Ocean View Rooms are also located in the hillside with ocean views. Bedrooms are on separate floors; one bedroom has a queen-size bed and the second room can accommodate a queen-size bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. These rooms have a private rooftop sun deck and a terrace on the lower floor. 

Premium 1-Bedroom Villas have ocean views from the sun deck, private plunge pool, living and dining area, full kitchen, and bathroom with free-standing bathtub. 1 king-size bed and a pull-out sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

1-Bedroom Oceanfront Suites are a short walk from the beach and pools, and have a full kitchen and separate living room, as well as an oceanfront terrace with hot tub. 1 king-size bed and pull-out sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Premium 2-Bedroom Ocean View Villas have an ocean view terrace, private plunge pool, full kitchen and living and dining area. The first bedroom has 1 king-size bed, and the second bedroom has twin beds and a pull-out sofa bed, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

2-Bedroom Oceanfront Suites are a short walk from the beach and pools, and have a full kitchen, living and dining area, separate living room, and an oceanfront terrace with hot tub. Both bedrooms have 1 king-size bed, plus extra pull-out sofa bed, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

Premium 3-Bedroom and 4-Bedroom Ocean View Villas are located on the hillside with panoramic ocean view terrace and private plunge pool. Both feature a fully-equipped kitchen, open-air or fully enclosed living and dining area, private parking, and services of a dedicated chef. 3-Bedroom Villas have 1 king-size bed, 2 queen-size beds and twin beds, sleeping maximum 8 adults or 2 adults and 6 children. 4-Bedroom Villas have 1 king-size bed, 2 queen-size beds, twin beds and a pull-out sofa bed, sleeping maximum 10 adults or 2 adults and 8 children.

Luxury 2-Bedroom and 3-Bedroom Beachfront Villas are steps from the beach with panoramic ovean views, and private swimming pool. Both feature a fully-equipped kitchen, and fully enclosed dining and living room. 2-Bedroom Villas have 1 king-size bed and 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 8 adults or 2 adults and 6 children. 3-Bedroom Villas have 1 king-size bed, 2 queen-size beds and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 12 adults or 2 adults and 10 children.

  • Free Weddings: conditions apply. More information can be found here

  • Baby bonus offer: stay 14 nights or more and receive 21 hours of complimentary daytime babysitting services. A maximum of 7 hours per day,  for stays between 01 May '19 - 20 Dec '19 and 13 Apr '20 - 20 Dec '20. 

  • Spa Credit: Receive up to $50 spa credit per adult per stay for travel between 1 Jan-20 Dec ’20. Min stay 7 nights on an All Inclusive board basis.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

5 restaurants: Embers Beach restaurant (open for lunch), Dragonfly (Euro-Caribbean, open for breakfast and dinner), Papa Don’s (Mediterranean, open for dinner), Jammer’s Bar (light meals, all day dining), The Upper Deck (International, seafood and grill, open for dinner). 4 bars.

Regular live entertainment.

6 swimming pools including 2 children's pools. The Spa at Windjammer Landing* with steam room, massage* and beauty treatments*. Fitness Centre with classes. Daily organised beach and aqua activities including pool volleyball, beach soccer, aquacise, hikes, mixology and dance aerobics. 2 floodlit tennis courts. Non-motorised water sports: Hobie Cat sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling and kayaking. Motorised water sports available*. Kids' club (4-12 years, 10:00am-4:00pm, 6:30pm-10:00pm). Teens' activity programme.

Complimentary WiFi access available throughout the resort including all guest accommodations. Babysitting* (reservations required). Room service*. Laundry facilities*. Mini-mart. 2 gift shops. Jewellery store. A mini-bus shuttle is on call to transport you around the resort.

Please note: From the 1 Apr ‘20 a Tourism Accommodation Fee will apply. This mandatory fee will be $6 per person (16 years and over) per night (payable locally, subject to change).

* Denotes local charge.

Restaurant dress code: in the daytime guest are requested to wear shoes and cover bathing suits for women and a shirt for men in Dragonfly, Jammer's Bar & Restaurant and Embers. After 5:30pm when dining in Dragonfly, Upper Deck or Papa Don's, men are to wear trousers or shorts and collared shirts. Ladies wear blouses, dresses or trousers, shorts or skirts. No hats. Jammer's Bar is more casual, but a shirt and shoes are still required.

Please note: this property is not recommended for those with limited mobility due to its steep location and large number of steps.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place to relax with outstanding views

Mar 27, 2020 lkmewm Indian River, MI

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. … Read more
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. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best All-Inclusive Resort I’ve visited!

Mar 25, 2020 CaliforniaRaised

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… Read more
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! Read less
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Mar 20, 2020 Padookahead Gillette, Wyoming

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.
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Mar 19, 2020 147wernerb

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… Read more
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 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place to experience St. Lucia - not too chain resort, not too isolated

Mar 14, 2020 jaasper49 Rochester, New York

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… Read more
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. Read less