Hotel was absolutely lovely. Staff were friendly and accommodating. Transfer was ready and waiting on arrival. Food was great.
James never lets us down
Great arrangements by James
Thank you Tony and Mike for the service and your patient and quick response.
Everything went very well as usual.
DialAFlight made my booking so easy. Thanks again Sam
Everything excellent as always with holidays booked through Ryan. Might like to have a look at the quality of vehicles used for private transfers though, our return leg vehicle was a wreck with bald tyres and broken suspension
Ian is brilliant - gets everything sorted for us
Once again everything went as planned.
Alan has been amazing throughout the whole process - we will be using him again
Friendly staff on the phone
Taylor was excellent as usual. Great price and great service.
Everything worked like clockwork again
Always recommend Logan to sort out our travels
The hotel was great, everything we had hoped for. Transfers were good but disappointed in BA - our experience with Virgin was far better.
BA let us down big time. Late luggage on way out, delayed flights on return resulting in excess parking charges.
Virgin were rubbish
Bradley is brilliant!
Fab service from DialAFlight
Wonderful service - I would def. use you again.
It was completely awesome - you organised everything to work perfectly for us, thank you so much.
Really helpful staff. Kept us very well informed. Rate highly
Many thanks to Cooper and the team. Always helpful.
Everything beautifully organised by Des as always
Everything went as planned. ccommodation was very, very good.
Dale was fantastic. I have and will continue to tell everyone I know what a great service you offer.
All perfect as usual thanks to Cody
Thank you for your superbly efficient and very cost effective service. Nick was the most helpful and supportive person I have ever dealt with on the phone.
Lincoln is a super agent. Nothing is too much trouble. 10 out of 10
The first thing that hits you about the Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort is the sheer size of the place. You can see it before you arrive - and from absolutely miles away.
The 60-acre estate, draped along 60 acres of Saint Lucia’s northwest coast in Labrelotte Bay, completely dominates the landscape. The red-roofed, white buildings gleam in the Caribbean sun with the resort sitting above the largest, crescent-shaped, white sand beach on the island. It is a sight to behold.
Honeymooners and families alike flock to the picturesque spot which is just 20 minutes outside of Castries - St Lucia's capital and most exciting city - and 90 minutes from the airport.
With 116 suites and villas, five first class restaurants and an array of activities and water sports at your disposal it is an easy place to while away your days in the sunshine.
We arrived in a blur of excitement. Rum cocktails were thrust into our hands and we were ferried off to our villa a short shuttle ride up the hillside. The trade off in relying on shuttle buses to access your villa is immediately offset when you see the view.
High on the hillside with balconied bedrooms, marble bathrooms and a private pool – our home for the next week did not disappoint.
We spent our days swimming, snorkelling and sailing around the picturesque island.
At night we drank Piton beer - named after the island’s two most famous mountains – and dined in each of the restaurants on the resort.
The multi-level seafood and steak restaurant, Upper Deck, was the pick of the bunch. With the calm waters lapping against the shore and palm trees silhouetted against the sunset, we enjoyed grilled prawns and filet mignon accompanied by South American cabernet sauvignon.
Our other favourite eatery was the lovely Papa Don’s, nestled in the hillside the open-air venue serves rustic, Italian dishes accompanied with a collection of scrumptious Caribbean cocktails.
In the mornings we would devour delicious breakfasts from the Dragonfly restaurant next to the resort’s main pool and look out at the beach before heading off to explore the island.
The island is itself a historical enigma - St Lucia changed hands between Britain and France 14 times (sparking 14 separate wars!). In 1814, the British took definitive control of the island. Because the island's switching between British and French control had caused so much conflict, Saint Lucia was also known as the 'Helen of the West Indies' - a reference to Helen of Troy, the wife of Menelaus, whose abduction by Paris led to the Trojan War.
In 1979 it became an independent state of the Commonwealth. Today many of the locals speak Creole owing to their French history, while much of the architecture is British.
JAZZ & ARTS FESTIVAL
St Lucia has a strong music tradition and the biggest festival of the year is the internationally-renowned St Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival, held in early May at multiple venues throughout the island. It encompasses culture, visual art, alternative music, education, fashion and food and draws visitors and musicians from around the world.
We set off on an island adventure and hiked through the rainforest and swam under waterfalls.
The volcano mud baths are an absolute must but nothing beats the catamaran cruises.
With our legs dangling off the front of the boat we glided over the water, rum punch in hand, as we watched the stunning sunset.
St Lucia also prides itself on its beauty under the sea, where scuba divers can explore the island’s magical coral bays and colourful marine life that will make your eyes bulge.
For those wanting to unwind further then Windjammer’s brand-new spa is the place for you.
The 6,500 square ft centre opened its doors last year and with six treatment rooms, a Japanese soaking tub, steam rooms and an outdoor rain shower, your every need is catered for in splendid style.
As our week drew to a close we reluctantly said our goodbyes and as the plane took off we looked down one last time at the island paradise of St Lucia. Well, not the last time actually. A return is being planned as we speak.