PRESS RELEASE – Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel site, has named Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort(www.windjammer-landing.com) in Saint Lucia a winner in its annual Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotels Awards.
The annual awards – naming the top family-tested, family-approved hotels in 15 geographic locations across the globe – has become a go-to source for researching family travel options. Each hotel on the list has been personally vetted by a member of Family Vacation Critic’s team of experts and has received high ratings from family travelers.
“We are proud that this commitment is being honored by Family Vacation Critic,” said Mark Ozawa, managing director of Windjammer Landing. “We pride ourselves on the strength of our family offerings and encourage families to capture holiday memories that will last a lifetime, but we also acknowledge that sometimes we all need some alone time,” he added.
To be designated a Family Vacation Critic Favorite, hotels must meet the following criteria:
The hotel must have been personally vetted and visited by a member of Family Vacation Critic’s team of hotel experts, and receive either a four- or five-star editorial rating.
The hotel must have been recommended by 75% or more families who have reviewed the property, with a four- or five-star review rating.
“Looking for a family-friendly hotel can be incredibly challenging, and parents want to know that the hotel they choose will be appropriate for every member of the family. Families can find peace of mind when booking one of our award-winning hotels, as they’ve not only received high marks from family travelers, but they’ve also met the requirements for what we consider to be family-friendly hotels,” explained Lissa Poirot, editor-in-chief of Family Vacation Critic.
All-Inclusive Family Value at Windjammer Landing
A Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort all-inclusive vacation includes accommodations; all meals and beverages at five on-property restaurants and four bars; the luxury of six swimming pools (most of the villas feature their own, private, residential or plunge pool); a 24-hour fitness center; water sports, including waterskiing, snorkeling and windsurfing; complimentary Wi-Fi resort wide; Jacquot Fun Club, with supervised daily activities for children 4 – 12 years of age; teen activities for kids 13 – 17; a weekly Manager’s Cocktail Party; and the conveniences of a mini-mart and boutique shops.
Room-only packages are also available. All rates vary according to plan, selected accommodations and travel dates.
Windjammer Landing invites one child (12 years old or younger) to stay and eat free when sharing a room with two paying adults. Offering added value, this offer is extended to two children (12 years old or younger) for families traveling now through Dec. 20, 2016.
Accommodations at Windjammer Landing are luxurious and functional. The resort offers different room configurations including villas, suites and standard hotel accommodations. Ideal for families, the resort offers spacious three- and four-bedroom villas with ample space to enjoy each other’s company or retreat for some alone time. Offering ocean views, a full kitchen, living and dining areas as well as a plunge pool, these villas offer 2,800 – 3,600 sq. ft. of private space.
Jacquot Fun Club
The complimentary Jacquot Fun Club offers a supervised program of daily activities for children ages 4 – 12. The Jacquot Fun Club combines outdoor play, crafts and local culture. Children engage in nature hikes, shell hunts, bottle fishing, coconut bowling, face painting, boat rides, cooking lessons and swimming. Youngsters will be introduced to Saint Lucian culture, learning about patois (local language), as well as Limbo and Reggae dance moves. Themed evening activities include pajama, pirate, disco and pizza parties.
Indoor activities are centered around “The Club House,” an island-style wooden cottage featuring colorful murals of the Pitons, palm trees, bamboo patches and geckos. The air-conditioned playroom is stocked with entertaining and educational puzzles, crafts, and board games. In the Club House’s gated front yard, there are swings and climbing equipment for younger children to explore. A fenced-in basketball court is a favorite activity among young guests.
Nanny services are available affording parents the opportunity to enjoy a fine meal or escape on an island excursion knowing that their littlest loved ones are in capable hands. Reservations for nanny services can be made through a Windjammer Landing Ambassador prior to your arrival (additional cost applies).
Teens Love to “Chillax” at Windjammer Landing
With a full menu of sea-side fun including waterskiing, a floating trampoline and an “iceberg” climbing wall, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and banana boat rides, teenagers will happily hop off of social media and jump into the warm, turquoise waters of Saint Lucia (often recording videos on their waterproof devices for social media posting). When they want to take a break from water sports, teens can “chillax” in water hammocks – the resort’s “coolest” new amenity.
Organized activities geared towards teens, including beach volleyball, coconut bowling, beach parties and water polo, offer opportunities to meet new friends and stay active. Of course, teenagers will be able to show off beachside “selfies” and meet their social media needs with free Wi-Fi throughout the resort.
Windjammer Landing’s family-friendly attitude extends to health and wellness with oceanfront stretch classes as well as “The Petite Spa Experience” at The Spa at Windjammer Landing which offers a menu of treatment options and workshops for families and can accommodate children 8 – 18 years old and up.
Additionally, complimentary activities are scheduled throughout the day where families can join together for fun and games or splash around in any of the resort’s six swimming pools. Each day of the week features a different schedule of activities.
Offering family-friendly festive fun, the resort features Caribbean Night every Tuesdaywhere guests can enjoy dinner in a casual setting while enjoying local fare and exciting entertainment. On Friday evenings, a mouth-watering beach barbeque comes complete with a backdrop of glistening surf and starry skies, plus the relaxed atmosphere of toes-in-the-sand dining.
The resort is family-centric with a focus on elevating the traditional destination family offerings. The resort’s on-site excursion operator Jammin’ Tours invites families to immerse themselves in the fascinating beauty of Saint Lucia with full-day and half-day tours by land and sea – including sailboat and jeep tours, rain forest zip-line and gondola tours, volcano tours, deep-sea fishing, dolphin and whale watching, horseback riding, helicopter tours, plantation and historical tours, and many other family-friendly options.
Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort recently invested more than US$42 million into resort enhancements, including the completion the first phase of its expansion project including the addition of four North Pointe Villas. These new luxury villas are part of a US$33 million expansion project at the resort which included a major beach expansion and the creation of The Spa at Windjammer Landing. In addition, the resort has embarked on a US$9 million renovation project upgrading existing rooms.
For more information or to make reservations, call (877) 522-0722 from the U.S. or Canada. Find Windjammer Landing on Facebook, Instagram and at www.windjammer-landing.com.
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