Loved the guarded entrance, you have to check in and out. One thing that we especially liked is the way the villas are built. It was a building with six units in it. There were two on each floor with an elevator up the center for the upper levels. Didn't seem like a huge hotel with condos. You could go up and see the view on the upper decks. We had a 2 bedroom villa and our daughter and her family had a 3 bedroom villa next door. Ours was situated perfectly across a little cart path from the beach. It is not your typical island decor. Very beautifully decorated though. Ours were on the ground level so we also had a hot tub on the patio to enjoy, which came in handy since it rained off an on every day. The bedrooms were very large and each had their own bathroom. The master bathroom was really big! There was a safe in the closet. This place was loaded with closets! BIG closets. There was also a half bath off the main hall. That is where the washer/dryer closet was as well. It had a full kitchen, completely stocked with everything you need to prepare a meal except the food. The fridge was huge! The dining room easily could seat 8 people and there was a sitting bar as well. There was a really nice tv in every bedroom and in the living area. The view was spectacular even from the ground floor due to the beautiful landscaping of the property. Looking out the large glass doors that opened a full wall if you wanted to bring the outside in, was like a personal garden. Then looking farther out was a section of the harbor boat slips. The covered patio area was big and open as well, with plenty of room for dining at the table or lounging on the loungers. There was wifi in the unit too which we did not have any trouble with at all and most of the electrical outlets had dual plugs, one for U.S. and one for European. The tvs were typical channels that you would find in the U.S.---not that you spend much time watching! Just a note here they also have DVD players in the units and DVDs that you can check out in the lobby but the choices were slim. Everything on the grounds is situated nicely. There are good walking paths to any part you wish to go. There are two pools and a large heated plunge pool. There is a small dock and a large roped off area at the beach for swimming. There are tons of lounge chairs and umbrellas and little tables that are already set up and are included in the price. There is a pool hut that you can get pool towels, snorkel equipment and even sand toys----you just have to sign them out and return them the same day. They have Hobie Cats, paddle boards and kayaks that are included to use. They also have the huge wave tubes, couches, etc. that you can pay for someone to pull you out on. There is parasailing but there is also a fee for that. The fruit man comes by the beach several times a day on his boat selling all types of fruit. Our daughter bought a bag for $20.00 (U.S.) and it was more than 8 of us could eat. The snorkeling in the roped off area was a pleasant surprise. Even with all of the activity there was still plenty of water life to see. We saw star fish and conchs and octopus just to name a few.
The housekeeping staff was very good. Just a couple of days that they did not leave enough towels. The other reviews that said they had problems with maintenance I can understand. Our A/C worked great the only small problem we had was a light bulb burned out in the master bath. We let housekeeping know and called the front desk, we also went to the front desk and told them and then once again told housekeeping. Nothing was ever done to replace it the week we were there. No big deal at all since we just took one from the other bathroom and changed it out but I can understand the comments about the 'communication' being an issue for getting things taken care of. We have traveled many places around the world and all in all we felt like this place did it right in almost every aspect. Of course you will PAY for that! The other negative is not having any type of grocery store or place to buy even water. We rented a car so made trips to the grocery store (about 10 mins. away) but they are missing the boat here. I don't think many people would rent a car but if you do there is parking right by your room. One other negative is the distance from the airport. It will take you a good 1 1/2 hours to get there, that's without any problems or getting lost! Overall the 4.5 rating is about right on. DO check your bill before you leave. They had switched our daughter's family and our rooms by accident but were quick to make the correction on the spot. Looking at their website I didn't notice anything that isn't what they say it is. We did not eat at the Palm restaurant but it looked really nice. We ate breakfast every morning at the Beach Cafe and it was really good. We were happy to have the omelette chef there, he was great. If you have transportation go to Rodney Bay area, some good restaurants there and some good places to buy those souvenirs! But everything is pretty expensive. Also Pigeon Island is very close to this resort. If you are looking for a good snorkel/diving trip Scuba Steve's is great and inexpensive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- The Landings St. Lucia Gros Islet