We have just returned from the landings where we stayed for 11 nights, it's definitely the best 5 star accommodation that we have stayed in over our years of travelling. We loved our villa which looked over the marina, lovely and quiet. I was thinking before we left that we should have booked a beach front but once there was so pleased with 804 which was on the ground level.
Thank you to the front reception for welcoming us so early as we had an early flight from POS. We arrived at the hotel around 6.30am and we were offered breakfast whilst they prepared the room. Excellent service!!!
It was the Jazz festival whilst we were here, although we didn't attend any of the big events we loved the live Jazz at the Fire and Grill in Rodney Bay over the weekend. Great atmosphere!
Breakfast was buffet whilst the Jazz festival was on and this was ok but then when festival finished we had al la carte breakfast which was much better. Be clear when ordering your items as we found most days we were given the wrong breakfast. We believe that it was the kitchen who got it wrong rather than the waitress as Brenda one day took our order, repeated it and then when it arrived it was wrong. Spoke to Brenda and she then went to the kitchen to have a word. Wasn't a big problem as we were in the Caribbean and things are relatively slow paced, so when considering your holiday you should take this into account. Just wish we could live our lives like this.
Lunches were lovely, service very good.
Dinner wasn't very good, only eat 1 night at the Beach Club. Please, please, please don't go all inclusive as you will be disappointed unless you don't mind eating very mediocre food and the same menu with very limited choice which I believe only changes weekly. Palm restaurant is only open Sunday and Thursdays. Can't comment on food but only 1 couple eating when we were there on the Sunday. (all inclusive couple)
Beach was fantastic, lovely bay with clear water and so relaxing. It's the only place in the Caribbean that we have been to where we have not been hassled. Please remember that the beaches are not private and we are guests of the islanders whose beaches these are. I loved watching the locals walking along and they often bring the school children for their swimming lessons. It's a kids paradise!!
Loved the fruit boat that passed by a couple of times per day to sell his fruit. Expensive but who cares it's something you won't probably ever experience again.
We didn't do any excursions this time as we were there to relax.
Eat out at Rodney Bay most nights. We knew before we booked that it was 30 dollars round trip with tips 40 dollars. So if you are there for a few weeks it can add another 400 dollars + onto your bill. It's a shame that they don't run the shuttle a few times at night only 9, 12 and 3 it's stops after 3pm. I heard that the hotel gets a 50% cut of the fare from various people over the course of our holiday. I think this is wrong, very wrong, at least if we are paying then give it to the locals who are doing the work for it. It seems that no money from the big wigs is getting filtered down to the locals. No wonder some of these people feel bitter towards us. Such a shame!!
Go and enjoy this beautiful place, it truly is wonderful if you can leave your modern day attitude and way of life back home and pick it back up when you leave. This way you can experience the true Caribbean.
The Big Chef was very good
Spice of India very good
Fire and Grill good
Blue Olives ok
Jacques aka Froggies ok
You must try the local chicken Rotis, excellent!!
Would definitely return even with the above not so good comments. This could be so, so, so, amazing if they got the food and transport sorted out. I would even go to say it could be one of our favourite places in the world.
Must not forget housekeeping, thank you so much. Our room was cleaned to the highest standards each day, they even come to do turn down.
Amazing bed and bed linen. Normally I'm looking forward to getting home to my own bed, not this time. Best bed and linen ever.
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- The Landings is St. Lucia's premiere beach resort featuring one, two and three-bedroom all suite villas. Accomodations include full kitches, state-of-the-art amenities, private terraces and personal plunge pools. The resort offers, beachfront dining, a full array of water activities, 80-slip yacht harbor and Soleil Spa. Free Internet Beach Largest Suites north of St. Lucia ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Landings St. Lucia, a Rock Hotel Castries
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