Resort Day Pass in St. Lucia?

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Any recommendations? Heard good things about the Landings and St. James Club...


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Originally posted by Juliayn
Any recommendations? Heard good things about the Landings and St. James Club...


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Unless you're getting a ridiculously good price for either, it's not worth it. Beaches are public, food and drink is available cheap at most beaches, chairs and umbrellas too. And if you want a pool - why not stay onboard your mostly empty ship and enjoy there?
For great beach and activites, Reduit Beach in Rodney Bay is a sure bet. Splash Park. Watersports, beach bars and restaurants, chairs and umbrellas, etc
Vigie Beach is walking distance with boardwalk, restaurants and bars, shade chairs, etc.
Pigeon Island has beach, snorkekng, ruins hiking, etc.
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Niagara Falls Canada
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We had a great day at Calabash Cove resort in December. It's a beautiful
boutique resort with amazing staff, food, infinity pool and beach about a 15 minute taxi drive from port. We paid $20 for use of the facilities. check out their website and emails them directly.
Food and beverages were priced very reasonably as well


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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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St. Lucia, West Indies
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Originally posted by Janedoe2012
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...
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Originally posted by reedprincess
Unless you're getting a ridiculously good price for either, it's not worth it. Beaches are public, food and drink is available cheap at most beaches, chairs and umbrellas too. And if you want a pool - why not stay onboard your mostly empty ship and enjoy there?

For great beach and activites, Reduit Beach in Rodney Bay is a sure bet. Splash Park. Watersports, beach bars and restaurants, chairs and umbrellas, etc

Vigie Beach is walking distance with boardwalk, restaurants and bars, shade chairs, etc.

Pigeon Island has beach, snorkekng, ruins hiking, etc.

And so on...

Thank you for this!!!! Kids had a blast at Splash Park!


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Originally posted by Juliayn
Thank you for this!!!! Kids had a blast at Splash Park!


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Great to hear! Glad to help. Thanks for coming back and letting us know what you chose and how it went! Happy sails.
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St. Lucia, West Indies
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Originally posted by PoppyandNana
Any recommendations for day passes in St. Kitts or Barbados?
Best source for that info is their own individual forums.
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How is the beach by the Splash Park? I'm having a hard time finding any good pictures of the beach. My girls would like the Splash Park but I'm also looking for a beautiful beach. (I really want to go to Anse Chastanet but that won't happen)

Originally posted by Juliayn
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Beach is not anything special but nice. Splash Park is the highlight, not the beach.


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Gorgeous! I was hesitant because we wanted to be on the beach as well- but it looks like that Calabash Cove has one? Are children welcomed?

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Originally posted by aress
Gorgeous! I was hesitant because we wanted to be on the beach as well- but it looks like that Calabash Cove has one? Are children welcomed?
Calabash Cove is adults only.
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Originally posted by reedprincess
Calabash Cove is adults only.
Reed Princess, it seems that Vigie Beach has no public restrooms. True?
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#19
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Originally posted by Merion_Mom
Reed Princess, it seems that Vigie Beach has no public restrooms. True?
Untrue. Vigie has the Boardwalk with two sets of public restrooms, along with the restrooms across at the airport itself.
Of course, if you stop short of the Boardwalk, there's no public facilities (it's a long stretch if beach!), so you'd either do like the fishies or walk on down to the Boardwalk itself.