Using DialAFlight took all the stress and worry out of booking our honeymoon. Would definitely use you again.
Excellent service, trusted advice.
All arrangements for our recent holiday to St Lucia were perfect
Excellent as always. I will continue to recommend.
One of the few holidays we've been on that was actually better than the already amazing descriptions given! Fantastic hotel and beautiful island!
Superb service from beginning to end.
Great customer service. Craig was excellent.
Great help . I would recommend family and friends
Everything went well
Suggestions on bars near the hotel were really good
Shane went over and above to be helpful.
Billy was really helpful. He was recommended by family and I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends
Always an excellent service from the team -keep it up
This is the sixth or seventh holiday I have booked with Ryan. His customer service skills and holiday expertise are in a league of their own. I have recommended him to many others, who also agree.
Luke has been looking after my travel for 20 + years. It is always a pleasure to plan a trip as he has so much knowledge.
Another great holiday arranged by Stan
As always, terrific and reliable service - no wonder we keep coming back!
Great service. Phone contact to make sure all was in order. Immediate response when there was a query. Will use again.
Curtis recommended using Fast Track at St Lucia Airport. Thank you it saved so much time.
Booked return flights to St Lucia on British Airways for eight people. DialAFlight, as always, were excellent. BA, on the other hand, were awful. So many cutbacks, it shows. Also, one member of our party has a damaged bag, and BA have made it impossible to claim! Thought this was worth mentioning.
Callum did an amazing job
Every aspect of our trip went perfectly. Thank you Otis and the team for all you help.
Just brilliant service as ever - and you sorted our problem whilst away at the resort. Thank you, Libby!
The fact that you can ring and get an answer is a huge bonus and also if your contact is not there you can be assured someone else will quickly get on top of your query. Friendly and efficient
All went according to plan. The hotel was excellent - a very good suggestion by you as it suited our needs exactly. Thanks to Jessica for arranging everything so efficiently, we had a wonderful holiday.
Howard was excellent in helping us with all aspects of the trip, we really appreciated his expertise and speedy assistance.
We received excellent service and I cannot see how you could improve it.
Really appreciated Kylie's help and support with all the forms.
The hire car arrangements were not explained. Over 65 years you need a doctor's letter to hire a car in St Lucia.
Not keen on the Virgin seating arrangement being at an angle. Less privacy and I would prefer to either face the front or the rear. Overall experience Virgin much better than BA - shame about the seats
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.
First published in the Mail Online - January 2017
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