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
Fabulous position , great rooms ....but service !!!!!!!????? Not remotely good enough ....bar service is snail pace ...a buggy is required from reception to beach ...waiting time is ridiculous..needs sharper management ...
The care with which every member of staff did their job was exceptional. Chamber maids, reception, concierge, fitness coach, masseuse, bar staff, waiting staff, gardeners, hot tub attendant all wanted us to love St Lucia in general and The Landings in particular. Their approach was professional and genuine. The Landings is a special location, with top rate accommodation and a stunning beach. The harbour provides interest with boats of all sizes coming and going. The atmosphere is tranquil but not stuffy. From the warm welcome to our departure we had a great time.
As long term visitors and lovers of the Caribbean The Landings exceeded all our expectations.
Arriving to a warm and professional welcome in the magnificent reception hall set the very high standard which we experienced in every aspect during our one week holiday.
As a large party of 8 we had 1 x 3 bedroom top floor marina view villa and 1 x 2 bed ground floor villa both with private hot tubs. Both very spacious, furnished and equipped beautifully and with the most incredible view from the top floor.
The grounds and all facilities were immaculate and excellently maintained. The tennis courts were situated so that they benefitted from shade during the late afternoon/early evening. The layout of the resort created a feeling of space and the generosity of all amenities such as restaurant space, beach and water sport facilities provided easy availability. As keen sailors, Embert couldn’t have been more helpful and ensured we had great fun sailing the Hobie Cats. All 3 restaurants offered delicious food in beautiful and nicely different environments.
Everything about this hotel was excellent but what really set it apart was the exceptional staff. Each and every one looked after us so beautifully with a ‘can do’ attitude and a smile. They were the icing on the cake!
Although the hotel itself is an absolute paradise, the staff really made it a
very pleasurable stay. To all the ladies at breakfast - a big thank you for being so friendly and helpful. To all the housekeeping staff - you were very professional in working around
us when we were rained in one day, we hardly knew you were there...thank you.
On arrival, really nice welcome and we were amazed at our room. We got upgraded to a Ground Floor 2 bedroom apartment. Best hotel room we have ever had, nice and spacious, all we could have wished for, including the plunge pool.
Really relaxed atmosphere in the Hotel. All our needs were catered for by all the excellent staff. Benjis cocktails were too good, had to get the Buggy back to the room after a few Man Overboards.