Published on Friday, 07 August 2015 10:32

Spotted in HOUSE OF COCO: The Spa at Windjammer Landing

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We love to work hard and play hard at House of Coco but we always make sure we schedule time to relax and recharge our batteries. Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort in Saint Lucia has today unveiled details of its new luxury wellness centre, The Spa at Windjammer Landing and we definitely want to visit them for some ‘me’ time. The striking 6,500 square foot spa overlooking the picturesque and tranquil Labrelotte Bay is now open.

Windjammer Landing has partnered with a Naturopathic Doctor, native to the island of Saint Lucia, to develop a signature skincare collection and holistic spa service menu, using a powerful blend of fresh ingredients from plant and vegetation grown in abundance on the island. The Spa will also introduce globally acclaimed skin care line, Kerstin Florian, created around the four core lifestyle practices of Proper Nutrition, Regular Exercise, Peace of Mind, and Care of Face & Body.

Standout features of the new spa include six spacious treatment rooms including two couples’ treatment rooms – one of which comes complete with a Japanese soaking tub, outdoor rain shower and private patio. In addition, the spa will include a relaxation room, juice bar, manicure and pedicure stations, separate male and female steam rooms, and a herb garden, where many of the plants and ingredients used in the spa experiences will be harvested.

Guests will be able to enjoy a wide selection of luxurious beauty and wellbeing treatments including travellers’ reprieve massages, seaweed body wraps and correcting facials, using locally-sourced ingredients such as fruit enzymes, vitamin C and raw cacao, and incorporating products from high antioxidant and mineral rich skin care brand Kerstin Florian. The signature treatments will be a must for all guests. These 80-minute services are highly customised to minimise aging and provide a true healing experience. They will incorporate warm basalt stones, bamboo stick massage, and 16-point acupressure facial massage using a custom essential oil blend. The detoxifying volcanic mud bath combines seaweed, local volcanic ash and naturally heated, mineralised waters to nourish and regenerate the skin.

In addition to the spa, the resort is adding a new fully-equipped gym, which will comprise a separate exercise studio, along with outdoor yoga deck. Fitness fans will not be disappointed with the variety of classes available from the core conditioning body pump and boot camp style circuit training, to the more holistic-based aqua programmes such as hydrotherapy and the invigorating stand up paddle yoga. Customised private classes and personal training will be offered based on plyometric inspired training, and new Cybex equipment will be available. The spa will be adding full moon meditation and tai chi as part of its wellness programme and will offer a Private After Hours Spa Experience, involving a couples retreat followed by a candlelit spa treatment and dinner served by a private butler in the spa garden.

However, wellness activities will not be offered exclusively to adults; children’s yoga will be added to the resort’s kids’ club programme and the resort will be providing wellness activities for the whole family to enjoy, such as fun, educational classes in the herb garden and making scrubs using natural ingredients.

Mark Ozawa, Managing Director at the resort says: “I am hugely excited about the forthcoming launch of The Spa at Windjammer Landing which will provide an oasis of relaxation and wellness for our guests, as well as raising the bar in spa standards on the island. The opening of the spa also marks a milestone in an ongoing series of renovations at the resort, which includes an extensive beach expansion project which has enlarged the beach by an additional 16,000 square feet as well as the start of an intensive refurbishment programme which will upgrade all of the 161 units over the next few years.”

To celebrate the launch, The Spa at Windjammer Landing will be offering a complimentary skin analysis for every adult guest of the Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort for a limited time only and subject to availability.

Article courtesy of House of Coco. Read it HERE

Published on Tuesday, 21 July 2015 15:18

Spotted in VACATIONS MAGAZINE: 7 Easy-To-Budget Beach Retreats

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From the balcony of a hillside villa perched amid the lush foliage of northwestern St. Lucia, guests of Windjammer Landing can take in the shimmering sands and aquamarine waves of the Eastern Caribbean. Resembling a village with its mix of private residences and visitor accommodations (many with private pools), the resort offers an all-inclusive package that incorporates dining and beverages as well as motorized and nonmotorized water toys.

In May, a $33 million renovation expanded the beach along Labrelotte Bay by 16,000 square feet, updated 19 villas and added a brand-new spa where visitors can utilize a fitness center, an outdoor yoga terrace, a relaxation garden and six treatment rooms for stress-relieving massages and other services (fees apply). Guests will find five restaurants, including Papa Don's, a posh Mediterranean tavern; Embers, a beachside spot for pizza, burgers and jerk chicken sandwiches; and Jammer's Beach Bar and Grill, where steel-drum music livens up the evening. 

Families are welcome, and youngsters can mingle at the Jacquot Fun Club and a teen club while mom and dad get some precious moments to themselves. For an unforgettable journey by land, sea or air, splurge on an adventure with on-site excursion operator Jammin' Tours and explore the island's waterfalls, a drive-in volcano and the famed Pitons, twin volcanic spires marked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Published on Monday, 20 July 2015 09:49

Spotted in RESIDENT MAGAZINE: Family Escape, Romantic Rendezvous

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Enjoy the barefoot luxury of Saint Lucia's Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort. All inclusive, a la carte & private chefs to amaze you. Balancing culture, entertainment, romance and adventure, Windjammer Landing provides guests with everything they need to create a memorable experience that is uniquely Saint Lucia. 

From our friendly and approachable staff, to the white sand along the Caribbean Sea, to the hillside Villas offering stunning views of the ocean. Windjammer Landing is ideal for a romantic escape or a relaxing family vacation. An independent, one-of-a-kind resort, once you experience the personal touch at Windjammer Landing, you'll never want to leave. 

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Published on Tuesday, 23 June 2015 18:26

Spotted in JOYFUL HEALTHY EATS: Paradise at Windjammer Landing Resort & Spa

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Photo courtesy of Joyful Healthy Eats

Traveling to St. Lucia and all about our stay at the Windjammer Landing Resort & Spa, paradise in the Caribbean!

It is finally here, what so many of you have been asking for! How was St. Lucia?

Well, today I’m gonna tell ya!

Hubbie and I try to take a mommy daddy trip, without the kiddo once a year. We both feel like its really important to get away and just reconnect with each away from the temper tantrums, 5am wake up calls, work life, and all around chaos that is life as a parent. Typically we will go to Mexico because it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Texas but this year we wanted something a little different.

One night I just started searching good ole google looking for places to stay in the Caribbean. To honest, we were going back and forth between St. Lucia and St. Martin; but I had seen WAY too many pictures of airplanes to close for comfort on the beach in St. Martin and decided that St. Lucia was going to be our destination of choice.

As I started searching through Trip Advisor (our go to website for travel accommodation recommendations) I got pulled in by this cute family friendly resort called Windjammer Landing Resort & Spa.

It was a resort that was located on one of the many mountains and had villas all the way up the mountain, all facing towards the bay that they were located in with their own beach. It also had an all inclusive option so I was sold.

I might like to cook at home, but when I’m on vacation … I’m on vacation!!! I just want to be wined and dined while not having to worry about a thing. High maintenance, maybe … but once you do it you will LOVE it! The down side about the resort is that its a two hour drive from the airport to the hotel, whew!

But honestly it wasn’t that bad. Mike found this awesome tour company that does airport pickups and Hans our driver from Serenity Tours had a cooler of Pitons (the locally made beer that tasted like Corona), local made rum punch, and water waiting for us in the car! We stopped about halfway through our drive and picked up fresh mangos at a fruit stand along the road. St. Lucia has 50 different kinds of mangos grown on the island so of course we needed to try them!

After our mango adventure Hans pulled up to this stand/restaurant that serves fresh bread made daily. Little did we know that we would be craving this Creole Bread the rest of the trip! This stuff was insane! Like out of bounds insane! It was hand kneaded dough, stuffed with butter and english white cheddar cheese then formed into the shape of a small french roll and cooked in a stone oven with wood fire! My mouth is drooling as I’m telling you! Sooo goood!!! If you ever go to St. Lucia, book with Serenity Tours its an awesome small tour company on the island and they will hook you up! (we also used them for our private Sailboat Charter!

Usually we would end our nights down at Jammer’s after we had dinner because they had live music playing every night, and well Barry was there behind the bar singing and dancing away and it just made me happy!

Most days we were camped out right under one of those tiki hut umbrellas, which was about halfway to the tiki hut bar and halfway to the restaurants for lunch time. It was a rough life I know. I was able to finish two books out there, and get a nice start to my summer tan!

The beach was very well kept. The water was perfectly refreshing, not to hot and not to cold, great to walk out and take a dip in. On occasion you might see a crab, stingray or fish swim by on one of those “dip trips.” Every once in a while we would walk out to the hammocks hanging out over the ocean just high enough to barely touch the water when you’re laying in.

The only downfall was the rock army that you had to climb over on the way out to the hammocks. But it was always amusing to watch someone make the walk out there and hear “ouch” “oohh” or gingerly try to walk on tip toes hoping they won’t step on one. (the later was me.. hehe)

Towards the end of our vacation we realized that we really didn’t spend time at any of the 4-5 pools they had at the resort, the beach was totally our jam. It felt like you had the bay to yourself and it was so calm and peaceful! Plus, we have lots of pools back home in Texas, I wanted to go to the beach! hehe.

The accommodations at Windjammer were amazing! It was island life to a tee. We were staying in a villa about 1/3 of the way up the mountain. Our villa was facing the ocean and had two stories. The upstairs was where the master bedroom and bathroom were, we also had a walkout balcony off the master bedroom.

Then downstairs had a full kitchen, large dining room table, living area, another bedroom and bathroom that slept two more, and a large wraparound balcony with a private plunge pool that overlooks the ocean. It was incredible! The entire downstairs, besides the bedroom was open air – it was so cool!

My favorite part about the villas is they were all white washed with tan mediterranean tile and against the bright blue water –  it was absolutely gorgeous! Paradise for sure! It almost reminded me of the Greek Isles! Pretty sure I could LIVE there!

Article courtesy of Joyful Healthy Eats. Read it HERE

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