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Peggyj81 Feb 2nd, 2004 05:52 PM

WindJammer Landing
 
We are going to be at the Windjammer in St. Lucia from 2/15-2/22. We are using a friends timeshare week, 1 bedroom. Any advice on how to get a room with a plunge pool? What is the food like? We are not bringing kids, do they have areas for people with no children? (We do not mind kids, airfare is way to $$ to bring) Any advice would be of great help.. please email me at [email protected] .. again I would like any advice that you can give us.

pogg Feb 4th, 2004 09:27 AM

Peggy, I tried to answer you by e-mail, but received an e-mail from netlink that my message was placed in a "suspect e-mail" folder for you as a precaution against spam. If you are interested in my message you will have to recover it from your "suspect" folder. Pat

Peggyj81 Feb 4th, 2004 03:39 PM

Thank you Pat. I will e-mail you with some questions

Bonnieg Feb 5th, 2004 10:21 AM

Hi Peggy, I will also be at the Windjammer 2/10-2/20. We have a 2br timeshare. There are very few one bedrooms with a pool. There is one newer villa that is a 1br with a outside jacquzzi on the deck. You are traveling during President's week and a lot of schools are on vacation. You can expect a few more children than usual. There are a few areas on the beach where you can have more privacy. Make a right when you step down to the beach and walk down a little further. It's a pretty area, but there is no direct access to the water (very rocky). You have to go back to the main beach area to swim.

The food is very good at the resort. Jammers on the beach is great for lunch or dinner. We like Papa Don's for Italian. Dragonfly is good for at least one night. Two nights they usually have a themed buffet. I would pass on that. The food isn't that great. We bring our own breakfast foods with us. The breakfast buffet is good but expensive, around $15. I don't feel like the meal plan is a good value. We like to eat outside about half the nights.

Please e-mail me if you have any questions. Maybe we'll meet there.
Bonnie

Claudette Feb 5th, 2004 11:39 AM

Not sure if it's still the same, but when I went a few years ago, there was no A/C, and tons of biting bugs. We had a plunge pool, but still left after one night.

Bonnieg Feb 5th, 2004 03:56 PM

Claudette, Next week I'll be leaving for the Windjammer for the 6th time. I never had a problem with biting bugs. I always visit Feb. or March. Maybe it's more of a problem during the rainy season- Summer, Fall. All bedrooms are air conditioned. The living areas are not, but with the doors open you get a nice breeze especially at night. I never had a problem with the heat. Again, summer might be different if that is when you went.
Bonnie

Peggyj81 Feb 6th, 2004 05:38 PM

I was Married at Sandals St. Lucia on 1-17-01 . I liked St. Lucia... I loved Sandals. I know this will not compare.. but I just can not wait for the warm weather.. we are easy to please.

Bonnieg Feb 8th, 2004 08:37 AM

Peggy, I think you will be pleasantly surprised how nice the Windjammer really is. Of course, different people have different opinions. As a 5 time soon to be 6 time visitor, the Windjammer still holds the same magic for me. Maybe I'll see you there. We should be in villa 501.
Bonnie Gordon

Peggyj81 Feb 8th, 2004 04:09 PM

Bonnie... Please look us up and say HI.. www.peggyj.freehomepage.com has pictures of me and my husband. Pictures taken in St. Lucia.. Counting down the days

starfish1 Jun 8th, 2004 02:18 PM

Hi Peggy,
Just wondering how you liked the Windjammer. We have an opportunity to go in November and would love to hear what you thought. Also, did you do all incl. and if so was it worth it? We love to snorkel and I don't know if you can do this right off the beach. It sure looks great! Thanks for any info.

requestaword Jun 10th, 2004 07:53 AM

I just decided on impulse (which is very unlike me) to go to St. Lucia and I will be staying at the Windjammer the end of Aug. How is the hotel and general atmosphere for single people? Not looking for a Club Med experience, but my kids are grown and I'm looking for leisurely days (minor sightseeing) and perhaps a nice club in the evening. If this topin already exists (I haven't done a search), then please direct me to the link. Thanks.

Squiggy Jun 10th, 2004 11:50 AM

Dear Requestaword: We stayed at the Windjammer this past February. It is a lovely resort; beautiful beach, nice pools, good restaurants. We had an incredible time there. As far as nightclubs, you won't find that type of atmosphere at the Windjammer, although they do have nightly entertainment at the beach bar/restaurant. Windjammer is pretty close to Rodney Bay, where all the "action" is located. Log on to tripadvisor.com. Do a search for Windjammer Landing, you will find many reviews there. Enjoy your trip!

requestaword Jun 14th, 2004 05:30 AM

Thanks for the info Squiggy. I did what you suggested and went to Trip Advisor -- and only found one negative posting. I think this impulse choice I made will be fine.

MzPossum Jun 15th, 2004 04:20 PM

One more plug for Windjammer. We had a one bedroom with a plunge pool. What a vacation!!! Very fond memories. Food at Jammers good, especially lunch.

Squiggy Jun 16th, 2004 08:21 AM

Dear Requestaword: When you return, please let us know how your stay was. Have a great time!

sangese Jun 26th, 2004 05:54 AM

My wife and I are planning on going in August. From reading your reviews, I am a bit concerned about the open air villas (with the complaints on bugs...and CATS?). Also, it seems that the villas are not situated closely to the beach or restaurants. Can someone offer any advice. Thanks.

Squiggy Jun 29th, 2004 12:26 PM

We did not have any problems with bugs. There is a resident cat, which I only saw a few times down by the pool, but she was friendly and was not a nuisance at all. Quite honestly, I would imagine having a cat on premises helps keep the creepy crawly stuff to a minimum. Yes, the villas are situated in the hillside above the central resort area, however, there are shuttles to bring you up and down, which ran frequently.

requestaword Jul 22nd, 2004 12:14 PM

Actually this is for Squiggy -- I just read on this forum that the villas with "open air" living rooms -- could possibly let snakes literally slither in? This never crossed my mind and my travel agent didn't know (she stayed in a standard hotel room). Please let me know as my res. is Aug. 30th -- and I'll have to make other arrangements

Squiggy Jul 22nd, 2004 12:21 PM

Requestaword. Please don't make other reservations!!!! "Open air" living rooms are truly not open air. There are shutters on the windows and sliding doors out to the patio. I do not think you should worry about snakes.

requestaword Jul 23rd, 2004 03:57 AM

Squiggy -- thanks so much for responding so quickly. I'm not a novice traveler and I always try to research any where I go, which is why it never crossed my mind that the villas wouldn't have "doors" or enclosures of some kind. I believe in live and let live and I don't go where animals are that I'm afraid of so that is why I was so concerned that snakes would slither into the villa. With a little over a month before I leave for St. Lucia, I don't need any added stress.


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