St. Lucia’s premiere Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort debuts a new look following a transformative multi-million dollar renovation to the Mediterranean style 65-acre property. Nestled in the glamorous hills of the island’s Labrelotte Bay, the resort’s renovations feature new additions including the revitalisation of enhanced luxury estate villas, new Ocean Point Residences, a refreshed lobby, innovative culinary programme and updated accommodations.
Nestled into 65 acres of lush hillside on St Lucia’s north-western coast, Windjammer Landing is a Mediterranean style resort on a large crescent-shaped stretch of beach, boasting six swimming pools (two of them for kids), a selection of signature restaurants and bars, a spa, fitness centre, water sports programmes and well-equipped kids club.
The resort’s 220 guest rooms and villas range from stylish and contemporary waterfront villas to beachfront suites steps from the water’s edge and charming hillside rooms, each designed to offer its guests beautiful views across Labrelotte Bay and the Caribbean Sea. Windjammer Landing’s spectacular two to four-bedroom villas feature luxury amenities such as private plunge pools or private terraces. Its larger villas offer full kitchens with the services of a dedicated chef available on request.
Influenced by its Caribbean meets Mediterranean island setting, the resort’s new design blends nautical and coastal elements, utilising soft neutrals and pops of St. Lucia’s renowned blue hue. Custom-made wood furnishings including Mindi and Teak are used throughout spaces to provide contrast, and natural rope and rattan furnishings transform outdoor space into a chic oasis. The resort’s $12 million dollar refresh pays homage to its origins, bringing a focus back to the serenity of the beach escape and celebrating over 30 years of service since its opening in 1989.
“For over 30 years St. Lucia’s Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort has attracted visitors from around the globe seeking a one-of-a-kind experience. Our high-touch service and Mediterranean meets Caribbean ambience provide travelers with the best of both worlds,” said Nick Prattas, Managing Director of Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort. “Demand for private villa accommodations have almost doubled since the start of the pandemic and now with the resurgence of travel we want to ensure our guests are met with a thoughtful approach to coastal living, serving up the very best from service to style for a trip to remember.”
The Lobby’s grand infrastructure featuring high vaulted ceiling beams and an open air concept has been re-envisioned as a space where guests can mingle and meet. Outfitted with grand chandeliers, contemporary furniture, marble floors, a new reception area, ambassadors lounge and a coffee bar by day/wine bar by night concept, the refreshed look will enhance the guest check-in experience and bring to life the heart of the resort.
Dubbed the Manor Collection, the resort’s newly revitalised luxury estate villas feature sweeping views of the cobalt Caribbean Sea perched at the top of the hillside complete with in-ground pools. Among the collection is ‘The Presidential Manor’ slated to be unveiled later this year, the largest villa on-site, at over 4000 sq ft, will feature a 45’x20’ swimming pool, driveway, and adjunct living space perfect for extended family or friends.
Additionally, guests can now enjoy the newly built Ocean Point Residences featuring a mix of luxury two and three-bedroom beachfront villas. Each villa in this collection has multiple outdoor terraces, , a private infinity pool, fully equipped kitchens, artwork showcasing Caribbean culture and landscape by local artists, smart technology and more. Guests will revel in the modern meets Mediterranean style rooms, where island vibes blend seamlessly with a luxurious escape. A new ‘Ocean Point Club House’ has been designed as an exclusive lounge for Ocean Point Residence guests with a dedicated concierge desk and private check-in area.
Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort’s enhanced culinary programme led by Culinary Director Aurelien Duarte and Executive Chef Sebastian Francis boasts chic upgrades to design elements and refreshed menus for Papa Don’s (dinner-only Mediterranean), Jammers (all-day beachside dining), Upper Deck (dinner-only legendary steakhouse) and now ‘Masala at Embers,’ serving up authentic Indian cuisine, led by Chef Vikrham Singh, daily for dinner service. Upscale dining at Upper Deck evokes a modern steakhouse vibe with moody accents including a soon-to-be unveiled wine lounge. Fire pits and sophisticated coastal furniture adorn the newly re-envisioned Jammers restaurant adding luxe touches to the all-day beachside dining hot spot. Each restaurant supports St. Lucia’s local farmers and fishermen, serving up only the freshest of ingredients.
The resort’s signature restaurant, Dragonfly, has undergone an extensive renovation now serving up breakfast, and dinner. In addition, the new restaurant now features a rooftop bar and lounge dubbed “The Perch by Dragonfly,” featuring hand painted murals by a local Caribbean artist, Sandy Layne, that depicts the scenic breakwater views from the restaurant. The Perch is set to be the newest hot spot in St. Lucia where locals and tourists alike will mingle over some of the most innovative cocktails and menu offerings like our Piri Piri King Prawns, Hot & Spicy Eggplant, and our Spices of Lucian cocktail, all while taking in sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea.
The renowned spa at Windjammer Landing has a new moniker, Serene Wellness & Spa, which compliments the wide range of alluring, balance-restoring rituals and treatments available to nurture both physical and spiritual routines. Stand-out feature packages include their holistic approach to Detox and Immunity featuring steps to transition to a healthier way of living. This year the spa plans to unveil the island’s first medi-spa featuring treatments at the forefront of anti-aging and rejuvenation.
Renovations were completed in partnership with Apple and Iron Concepts Ltd and G&G Interiors. The firms were inspired by the resort’s stunning hillside location and blended the new design ethos to reflect a modern Mediterranean approach to Caribbean luxury living. In addition to the above mentioned villa upgrades, all remaining accommodations received design lifts to enhance the resort as a whole.