Published on Friday, 15 January 2016 10:55

Windjammer Landing named best "Ceremony and Reception Venue"

We are thrilled to announce that Windjammer Landing has been named a Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award Winner for 2016 in the "Ceremony and Reception Venue" category for St. Lucia.

Winners of this award are determined by reviews from over a million Wedding Wire newlyweds and is based on quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness. We want to give a special thank you to our amazing wedding planners, Lynn Joseph and Melanie Reynolds for helping us earn this honored distinction!

Published on Tuesday, 17 November 2015 09:31

Spotted in ACTIVE TRAVELS: St. Lucia Week: Hiking Pigeon Island

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A perfect introduction to the lush volcanic island of St. Lucia, especially if you’re staying at one of the resorts at the northern end of the island, is to simply take a hike at Pigeon Island National Landmark. Once surrounded by water, a causeway was built in 1972. Pay the $7 admission fee and soon you’re walking in the shade under a row of casuarina trees. As you climb the hillside, the beaches and resorts on Rodney Bay come into view.

There was a slight drizzle when I took the walk yesterday and the tropical vegetation smelled ripe with humidity. The high-pitched calls of birds greeted me to the walls, ramparts, and cannons still standing at Fort Romney. The 18th century fortress perched atop the promontory was an important chunk of land for the British trying to hold off the French in their many battles over the island.

I walked past an intrepid group from the resort, BodyHoliday, who were rappelling down the cliffs before sea kayaking back to the property. Then continued to climb up the rocky path to the top of Signal Peak. To the north, I could see the ridges of the long island of Martinique. To the south, I could make out the two jagged volcanic peaks on St. Lucia known as the Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  

Then it was back to my private plunge pool at my resort for the first two nights, Windjammer Landing. Known for its villas that climb a hillside offering spectacular views of the sunset, the resort is popular with families. They feature a Kids Club, long sloping shallow beach, and spacious villas with full kitchenettes. Judging from all the people carrying around scuba gear, tennis racquets, and golf clubs, the resort is also known as a playground for adults. I took full advantage of the opportunity to take out a Hobie Cat in the sheltered bay. So far, it’s been smooth sailing in St. Lucia, my friends. 

 Read the full article HERE

Published on Wednesday, 23 September 2015 09:25

Spotted in the VANCOUVER SUN: Six spectacular Caribbean destinations

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This is a hugely popular island for Canadians and one of the most striking destinations in the Caribbean. The twin towers of rock called The Pitons dominate the southwest coast, a pair of immense rock formations rising hundreds of feet into the sky that give the area a South Seas/Tahiti kind of feel. Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort, has a series of beautiful villas spilling down the valley towards a small but marvellous beach with great snorkelling.

There’s also one of the Caribbean’s top spas, built in the rainforest. Not far away, and offering tremendous views of the Pitons, is Jade Mountain. It’s owned by a Canadian businessman named Nick Troubetzkoy and features open-air suites with an outside wall missing for optimal views. Each suite has a butler and a sizable infinity pool, as well as useful mosquito netting for around the bed at night. A once-in-a-lifetime splurge if you can handle it. There are more affordable spots further north, including the lovely Cap Maison, Windjammer Landing and a series of Sandals resorts.

Published on Thursday, 03 September 2015 16:27

Spotted in Recommend: The Buzz in Caribbean Family Travel

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The immersive arts program at Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort that launched in May fits in with the trend toward experiential travel—the realization that there’s actually life beyond the resort gates—and it keeps on expanding. Not only does Windjammer Landing have an art concierge who arranges visits by small groups (e.g. families) to artists’ studios, but now Windjammer Landing can arrange lessons in local arts and crafts such as steel pans and mask- or kite-making, priced upon request. “I also like Windjammer Landing’s theme nights for teens and the ‘pretty princess package’ for girls, which includes mani/pedis, tropical kids drinks, and mini-massages,” adds Rakowitz.

Article courtesy of Recommend.com, written by Ed Wetschler. Read it HERE 

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