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
The rooms at The Landings are out of this world. The views from every room are stunning. The staff is helpful, attentive, and incredibly friendly. The food on property was delicious, and we found several great restaurants nearby as well. I have been to many beaches and resorts and none of them are quite like the Landings in St. Lucia. I miss it almost every day and I want to go back already!
I will give them 5 stars. Great very loving people. The resort is in very beautiful location. The staff was very professional and readily available to help you whenever you needed. I will recommend to any of my friends.
From the moment we walked in to the resort the care and attention were amazing.
We originally arrived at another resort on the south end of the island “won’t mention any names”
We were a group of 14 friends celebrating a 25th anniversary and the first resort was extremely subpar. After a couple of days the entire group moved to The Landings. The Resort is beautiful and staff was just great. The restaurants on site were very good.
The view of the ocean and the beach were crisp, clean and clear the whole time we were there.
They keep the grounds spotless. There’s nothing negative I can say
about this place. I will come back next year. We walked over to Sandals
next door and honestly The Landings is much more beautiful
Plus if you are looking for a quiet vacation and enjoyable time this is the place!
We spent 5 days in a Beachfront apartment. It was quite simply one of the best holidays I’ve spent in many years. The staff are very friendly and attentive yet unobtrusive. The accommodation is excellent allowing for as much independence as you wish but you always have the knowledge that the staff are there as back up to sort out any problems. There were none. The food at the beach club was better than expected. Breakfast was excellent being a mix of international and local fare. Beach facilities were also excellent. Well worth a return visit at some point.
We stayed at The Landings 6/24-30/18 in a 2BR, marina view room. Their website doesn't do it justice!
First, it was so much nicer than we even expected. Two and a half baths, full kitchen, dining, and living area. High quality bedding, and daily thorough housekeeping service. Although it was a marina view room, there are two balconies. One is the entryway to your room (but very spacious with lounge chairs), and it had a view of the beach too.
The all-inclusive option was economical and very good - not cattle call, low quality buffets. And the drinks included were a wide variety and also very good.
A short walk from Pigeon Island for a great hike and history lesson (a fort from the 1700s is the highlight), and some of the best snorkeling on the island is also there.
The staff was also very friendly and courteous.
A great vacation! Would return with or without children.