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
We have been denied entry to their beach club restaurant because our 3 years old son didn't wear a shirt! That was at 12pm, the restaurant was practically empty and we have been staying at the resort for 10 days already! By the way, the restaurant is very informal and by the beach, so you are free to draw your own conclusions.
Great customer service... Had an amazing birthday dinner where the staff all sang happy birthday. The food was great and loved the whole candle light dinner. Big thank you goes out to the restaurant stuff on making it a pleasant evening.
Loved this place! The rooms/ suites were tastefully decorated, comfortable and clean. We were upgraded to a room with a plunge pool/jacuzzi on the patio but we had trouble with it a cpl of times. The temp and jets weren’t working properly. We did call maintenance a cpl of times and it would work for a bit then it wouldn’t. It didn’t put a damper on the stay though. The property especially the beach is beautiful. Service was great great also. If we were to go back to St. Lucia we would def stay at The landings again.
This place was outstanding. The entire resort is very well taken care of. We stayed in a 2 bedroom ocean front room with a kitchen, washer/dryer, huge balcony and best of all, it came with McGregor, "our butler". McGregor was like having the best concierge support you can imagine but he would come and check on you wherever you were on the resort, and also gave us a phone to contact him for whenever we needed anything. He is a really great guy who goes far above and beyond to make sure you are happy and your stay is perfect. He arranged all of our tours and trips on the island and also arranged for anything we needed on the resort. In addition to McGregor, all of the staff are very friendly and you really feel welcome there. Highly recommended resort and be sure to see if you can get connected with McGregor when you are there!
Our ground floor, ocean view room was beautiful, clean, and spacious. Our Butlers Pero and Tony were absolutely wonderful, taking great care of our requests for tours, taxis, food, and anything else we required. We enjoyed the beach set up every day; food and drinks at beach side Callaloo were great, and the service on the beach was prompt and accurate; if it wasn't on the menu, they would be sure to get you whatever you wanted. Lee helped our roommate to and from the beach with her foot boot and crutches - only wanting her to get well! There were other restaurants on the property, and all of them had a good selection of vegetarian and gluten free offerings, and would make you something special if you asked - they are friendly and accommodating. Taxi driver Tony was also friendly and informative, as were the Concierge staff. Grounds and pools are beautiful, and well maintained. Many cruises and water sports activities are available. We took the Endless Summer Cruise, and Natasha and Crew were professional, and yet kept us entertained and interested all day.