Posted January 9th, 2017, 03:06 PM
Reed princess there are a lot of valid reasons why people look for resorts with pool facilities. I happen to travel with someone who has health issues. We wanted to be off the ship and experience the hospitality of St Lucia but go to a place that we knew she could enjoy fully with her mobility limitations, could accommodate diet restrictions etc. You offer a lot of great advice on this site, maybe you could omit your judgemental comments moving forward.
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Not sure why or how you took my post above as judgmental, but OK. Interesting choice of location to visit by yourselves given your stated mobility issues (Calabash Cove). Glad you enjoyed yourselves though.
I stand by my post above wholeheartedly - unless the OP is getting a ridiculously amazing price for the two hotels mentioned, it's absolutely not worth it. The beach at St James is not good at all (and the alcohol options are downright abysmal - for an AI that charges what they do, they should be ashamed of themselves). The Landings has a beautiful beach - which is wide open to the public - but their pools are the size of postage stamps, likely similar or smaller than the ones on the OPs ship, so why bother paying to use them when there's no poolside food or drink service at them, the resort is not all-inclusive, and yiu can visit the restaurant as a non-resident guest without paying any sort of fee? Hence, doesn't make sense... If the OP wants to visit a resort for lunch and beach, there's no need to oay a resort fee for most places such as the Landings - that's only if you want to use the resort facilties like pool, chairs, etc. It's not worth the money for the vast majority of places.
If you've read my posts as you indicate you see where I have suggested resorts or day passes for folks, but in most cases it makes little sense to do such as beaches are oubkic, many resort restaurants ate open to the public (including Calabash Cove BTW, so you essentially paid to use their pool), plenty of delicious dining and drink options available outside hotels also that can accommodate dietary issues etc, and so on.
It's personal choice how folks opt to see d their days...