The Landings

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The Landings is hidden away in Gros Islet on the northwestern tip of this unspoilt Caribbean island. It is walking distance to nature reserve Pigeon Island and sits on a quiet stretch of beach next to the Sandals Grande resort. 

Information & Facts

Accessibility

Yes, ground-floor rooms and lifts are available. Wheelchair users can also hire a beach wheelchair from the watersports centre to make getting along the beach a doddle.

Activities / Excursions Outside the Resort

A golf game at the prestigious St. Lucia Golf Club, just five minutes from The Landings. A round of 9/18 hole golf costs $175.00 per person, transfers included.

Club rental is $60.00 per person.

Take a guided walk to the heart of the lush green rainforest to see its flora and fauna up close with an excursion to Soufriere -  $121.00USD per person.

The Rainforest Zip-lining Experience with Eco Adventures is exhilarating for the whole family - $90.00USD per person.

Take a guided hike up St. Lucia’s signature volcanic spires, the Gros Piton and Petit Piton - $120.00USD per person (Piton Climb / Volcano / Lunch costs $215.00 per person).

A Segway Nature Trail Experience is the perfect way to tour the island for all ages - $94.00USD per person.

Rainforest Adventure Aerial Tram Tour offers a fun and safe birds eye view of the rainforest - $90.00USD per person.

Walk underwater on a Sea Trek Adventure Helmet Diving Tour for ages 8 and up - $94.00USD per person

Best Bits for Kids

Join in scavenger hunts, sandcastle competitions and football on the soft-sand beach arranged by the friendly kids club. Burn off energy in the playground or on the tennis courts and splash about in two swimming pools or the safe warm sea. Slurp delicious fresh fruit cocktails on the sun loungers or eat dinner on the beach at the friendly Callaloo restaurant. 

Best Bits for Parents

Make a filter coffee and toast in your apartment if you’re woken at an ungodly hour. Book in for a couples massage while the kids are off on a treasure hunt. Unwind in huge bathrooms with luxury L’Occitane products. Children under 12 stay free with an adult.

Best Family Beaches

The safe soft-sand beach at the Landings is one of the best in the North. Also good is the Pigeon Island Beach, which is walkable from the resort and Reduit beach, which is 10-minutes drive south.

Digital Detox / Digital Overload

The free Wifi stretches throughout and there are TVs in the bedrooms as well as the living area. The kids club is screen-free.

Endorsement Quote

Writer Antonia Windsor: “I visited the Landings with my one and a half year old daughter in November. She was fussed over by staff and enjoyed the safe shallow paddling area of one of the pools. At lunch on the beach she was given beach toys to entertain her and at dinner she had a high chair. I loved that the apartments had full-sized kitchens with proper kettles to make tea and a filter coffee machine. The large terrace and living area meant I had plenty of places to relax while she had her afternoon nap.”

Family Traveller's Recommended Family Rooms

The two- and three-bedroom apartments are the most spacious for families and those with older children will want to opt for one with a hot tub. The seaview suites get booked up quickest and are lovely, particularly if you want to watch sunset from your balcony. However the whole resort is landscaped with palm trees and the marina view is calming.

Food & Drink

The Beach Club, which is open to views of Rodney Bay and Pigeon island, is where you’ll have your breakfast, your sundowners and probably a few evening meals. The vibe is laid-back, but you won’t feel out of place in a glamourous frock or snazzy suit. Rum cocktails with fresh fruit puree are popular with the adults, and the virgin versions are a treat for the kids.

Breakfast is a good mix of local delicacies such as patties and salt cod, and international dishes such as pastries, eggs and cold cuts. Fruit obviously is in abundance.

Lunch and dinner at the Club caters to all tastes with a menu featuring steaks, pasta, pizza and lobster dishes. A children’s menu offers smaller portions of popular dishes, such as chicken goujons and chips.

Further along the sand is the beach shack called Callaloo and this is the place to sample some local cuisine. The chef here will turn a fresh piece of fish, such as black fin tuna, into a deliciously flavoured lunch by tossing herbs and spices into the pan as you sit with your feet in the sand.

Inside the main building is a mediterranean restaurant, the Palms, where you can tuck into plates of mezze or baklava.

The resort can arrange for your suite to be stocked full of groceries on your arrival through its personal pantry service.

Getting There

Hewanorra International Airport is a 90-minute drive away at the other end of the island, but at least you get to see most of the verdant interior of this lush island. Alternatively you can book a helicopter ride, which will get you there in 30 minutes.

Hotel Shop

A small shop selling souvenirs and fashion items is situated in the main building.

Hotel Vibe

Elegant and sophisticated, the vaulted ceilings of the main reception are palatial. The private marina means this resort attracts a well-heeled yachting crowd and don’t be surprised to see young children in designer clothing with impeccable manners. There is nothing rowdy about this place. No noisy group activities. Just tranquil surroundings and plenty of space to have private family time.

Kids Clubs

The kids club is for children from age 4 to 12 and runs from 9 to 5 daily. The activities on offer are dependant on how busy the club is; if yours are the only children attending then they are more likely to sit and do craft activities, if there’s more of a gang then organised activities such as beach cricket or sand sculpting are more likely. Sometimes the club arranges picnic trips to Pigeon Island.

Location

The Landings is hidden away in Gros Islet on the northwestern tip of this unspoilt Caribbean island. It is walking distance to nature reserve Pigeon Island and sits on a quiet stretch of beach next to the Sandals Grande resort. If the tranquility gets too much, then the noisy bars, shops and restaurants of Rodney Bay are just a 15-minute walk away. Treasure Bay Casino and St Lucia’s renowned golf course and country club are also nearby. For a blast of local culture head to the Gros Islet Friday night fish fry and jump up, just a short distance from the hotel.

Pools

The calm sea is so enticing that not many adults use the pools and when they do they opt for the adult-only one. Which leaves two good pools for families. They are not as large as some resorts but then as this is a residential property they also never get busy. The pool by the beach has two hot tubs and is deeper than the main pool further inland that has a large shallow area for paddling.

Rooms

This is a suite-only resort and so whether you book a one- two- or three-bedroom suite, you’ll be able to luxuriate in a spacious apartment with your own living room, kitchen and terrace. This is luxury living on a grand scale and many of these apartments are privately owned and lived in. You may find you have more space here than you do at home! Furnishings are contemporary and elegant with muted colours of greys, greens and browns. Silver-framed prints and large overmantle mirrors add to the homeliness (although you may want to hide some of the porcelain ornaments if you have particularly clumsy kids). 

Spa & Pampering for Adults

The spa is on an upper level of the main reception building. It’s not the sort of spa you want to hang out all day in, but it offers some indulgent treatments, such as a signature coconut milk massage. Natura Bisse and Skin Atelier facials will produce visible results and they have a full salon service of waxing, nails and eyelash extensions.

Spa & Wellbeing for Kids

No specific kids treatments on offer in the spa, although the staff are very accommodating and I’m sure they could provide a massage on request.

Sports

tennis, sea kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkelling, fitness classes, horse riding (additional charge), diving (additional charge) jet skis (additional charge).

Room Service

Delicious dishes of local food, such as St Lucian roti or coconut seafood pasta can be served directly on your terrace. You might also wish to cook a main course yourself and just order side dishes to be brought up from the restaurant. The kids can order pizzas, burgers or spaghetti bolognese from the in-room dining menu. The delivery charge is $10.

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