Aug 5, 2014

Honeymoon in St. Lucia - Part I (Honeymoon Highlights)

Hey there beautiful girls! We have safely arrived back from St. Lucia and I have been left nearly speechless in regards to how amazing our honeymoon was. We were able to do everything that we both wanted to do from horseback riding to snorkeling to zip-lining to golf to a couples massage at the Red Lane Spa. Not to mention, I came back from St. Lucia having started a friendship with one of the workers in the Club Sandals lounge. Her name is Trista (also known locally as Shekira) and she will be featured in one of my honeymoon photo roundup post! She truly made our trip incredibly epic and I know that our friendship will be lifelong. As I am able to gather photos together in the next week or so from our trip, there will be many posts regarding our adventure discovering the beautiful island of St. Lucia so stay tuned. Check out some of my trip highlights below!  

  • We flew into the Hewanorra International Airport (airport code: UVF) in Vieux Fort, which is in the southern part of the island. There is also a smaller airport located in Castries (the capital of St. Lucia).

  • I love the view of the Atlantic Ocean from the fishing town of Dennery, on the East Coast of the island.

  • On the Exodus tour that we booked with the locals, we traveled to the village of Soufrière, the Diamond Falls, the Sulphur Springs, the Gros Piton, the Petit Piton, Marigot Bay and Shipwreck Cove. Not to mention, we saw the largest bat cave in the Caribbean up close and personal.

  • We brought a lot of the local currency back for souvenirs! The Queen is literally on every single bill and coin.

  • I learned from the locals that I am considered to be chabin because I am light or fair skinned.

  • We spent our honeymoon staying at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian in Rodney Bay, Gros Islet. This resort is incredible and I highly recommend getting the Club Sandals level rooms because the service is beyond compare.

  • I actually hiked on our trip for the first time since I was a teenager! We hiked Pigeon Point (formerly known as Pigeon Island) on the day that it rained for most of the morning. The views at the top were definitely worth the hike!

  • My beautiful West Indian boo Trista is from a village called Bexon! I hope to visit her again one day so that I can meet her mother and siblings. Bexon is in a more remote part of the island and as I learned from Trista…it is prone to flooding.

  • The Julie Mango is the best mango I have eve tasted in my life! Wish I could have shipped a Julie Mango tree home with me!

  • Raw coconut in St. Lucia was on another level! Talk about yummy!

  • The canopy adventure tour that we went on consisted of TWELVE ziplines! I quickly had to get over my fear of heights but I felt very safe because of the employees at Treetop Adventure Park!

  • Until I remember more highlights, I also loved saying ‘No Pressure, No Problem’! Literally, you will hear it over and over again from the locals! Not to mention, my two favorite drinks on our honeymoon were a Cocktail Delight (a delicious local rum punch recipe) and a No Pressure, No Problem (rum, pina colada, strawberry daiquiri and blue curacao).

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