The Landings Resort & Spa by Elegant Hotels
What We Love
- Spacious villa suites have private outdoor spaces and full gourmet kitchens
- White sand beach that stretches 800 feet
- Dozens of easily arranged water and land activities
- Herbal coconut oil–infused massages at the 7,000-square-foot spa
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Smoking is not permitted in villa suites
- The resort is 10 minutes from the hip strip of Rodney Bay Village
- Room decor is elegantly traditional or stylishly contemporary
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Landings comprises 21 terra-cotta-roofed buildings, all dotted around the resort’s private, luminous marina or fronting the 800 feet of sugar-sand beach. The four-story, dome-topped, open-air lobby features checkered sand and toffee marble flooring, a baby grand piano and a dramatic, grand staircase.
Bed and Bath
The 85 breezy villa suites are spacious and swanky (starting at 950 square feet), and they’re decked out in a cream, pink and rose color schemes, with four-poster beds, full gourmet kitchens (which can be stocked before arrival) with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops and Tuscan-inspired mosaics. Each villa suite features two oversize terraces or patios for taking in the stunning sea or marina views. The lavish bathrooms pamper guests with hydrotherapy tubs, separate glass-enclosed showers, and Green Park toiletries scented in neroli and cedar.
Days here are centered on sunbathing next to one of the three pools or on the beach, or enjoying an herbal coconut oil–infused massage at the 7,000-square-foot spa. For active types, tennis (pros can be called in for an additional fee) and free non-motorized water sports (snorkeling, kayaking, etc.) are all on offer. Sidle up to the new Turquoise Bar for classic cocktails, and when hunger strikes, head to the Palms, which pushes the definition of Caribbean fare in delicious new directions (think cinnamon smoked mahi mahi with piton beer barbecue sauce or jerk lobster seared and served with mild coconut sauce). Rather dine with a view? The alfresco Beach Club restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and for a taste of St. Lucian cuisine, try the new Callaloo eatery.
In the Area
Take to St. Lucia’s waters on a dolphin-watching cruise (lunch can be included for an additional fee) or book the all-day Soufrière Extravaganza, which is a catamaran sailing during which you can take in the island’s best sights, including the Pitons, the waterfalls and the Caribbean’s only drive-in volcano. Back on land, explore trails cut through the tropical rain forest, which covers a large stretch of the southern half of the island. The scenic one-mile Barre de l’Isle Trail has four lookout points where the Atlantic and the Caribbean meet; it’s ideal for a family excursion. Or take on one of the two pyramid-shaped Pitons, St. Lucia’s most famous peaks. The challenging four-mile trek up 2,619-foot Gros Piton (the higher of the two) can be made only with a qualified guide. An early morning start is essential, since the trip can take anywhere from three to six hours.
How to Get There
Spent a week here on a short family break. Stayed in a two bedroom apartment which was very well appointed and excellently maintained.
All of the staff were absolutely lovely. So friendly and exceptional service.
The food was generally of very good quality.
My only minor gripe was the lack of choice of restaurant. Admittedly it was low season, but the callaloo restaurant is not really a fine dining evening experience. Needless to say, when this point was made to the restaurant manager, she was amazing in addressing this issue.
All in all a great place to stay.
Travelling with family Including 2 young children.
Lovely facilities and gardens very well kept. Staff are all helpful and charming. Food offering range from poor to adequate. Service in the restaurants very slow- kitchens really need attention to justify the pricing at this otherwise lovely resort with a great setting.
Without knowing any detail it is clear that the place needs a complete revamp in terms of the food offering. If there is an executive chef in situ that person needs to spend time in the kitchens. And then some. Management is failing seriously here.
The dishes are inconsistent- eg on some days there are tomatoes in the Greek salads and on other dates not.
Hardly any meat on the menus other that repetitive chicken breasts. Quality of vegetables and fruit high and fresh too.
All else dull, inconsistent and on occasions very poor. Makes a stay of more than a week quite a challenge, especially since there are so few restaurants open at the resort at any one time.
Breakfast juices in buffet are from cheap packets. By 8 am on some days food runs short.
Menus in evenings occasionally highlight specials- almost always pushing lobster and other dishes requiring hefty surcharges and limited other choice.
The weekly barbecue offered poor quality foods and cheap grisly ribs. Not at all acceptable.
Bar staff and waiting staff do their best in trying circumstances.
The complaints about the food are regrettable because in all other respects the place is lovely. Management please note.
I’m retired airline staff and have been ‘hotelling’ for the last forty years. Went to The Landings with my twin sister and we absolutely loved it. We had a beautiful 2 bedroom apartment with a Jacuzzi and a Butler ! Loved the Butler service, they were all so very helpful. The service from all the staff can rival any London or New York 5* hotel. So polite and attentive. Special shout out to our server Ophelia who even remembered our names ! Very professional and a credit to The Landings. It’s not often I give five stars because there’s always room for improvement, but we loved everything. The food is wonderful, beach fantastic and the accommodation superb. Can’t wait to return.
Thanks to all the staff for making it such a lovely holiday for us.
Very best wishes to you all.
Susanne and Alison - the twins !