St Lucia Honeymoon
Remember a few months ago when we finally decided on our honeymoon plans? Well veni, vidi, vici, and we’re happy to report it was the most amazing trip we could have hoped for!
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Dreamcatchers living for this water!
Originally we were going to spend all our time at Sandals Grande St. Lucian. However, as I did a little more research I came up with a slightly different plan to extend our trip a bit, without adding the hefty Sandals price tag. Since we wanted to spend our first few days exploring the island, we decided to stay at a cheaper resort that wasn’t all inclusive. This turned out to be a really awesome idea, because we loooved Coco Palm!
Our room was so nice!
The best meal I had on the entire island was the braised coconut grouper at the restaurant right inside the resort, the Koko Cabana. The staff there was incredible. In fact, the first night we were at the resort Mr. Dreamcatcher saw some people drinking out of coconuts. He asked our waiter if we could get some, but unfortunately they didn’t have any. The following day, one of the waiters actually went out, got us some coconuts, and carved them up for us. Incredible, right?
While staying at Coco Palm, we did some exploring!
We sailed down the coast of St. Lucia, spotting charming fishing villages along the way.
We took some selfies with the glorious Pitons, which are a World Heritage Site and one of the five must-see sites around the world, according to Oprah. We happen to agree with her, because these are some glorious mountains. Or volcanic plus, if we’re being specific. 😛
Mr. Dreamcatcher drove a buggy around the island on a guided tour! Typical boy—this was his favorite part of the trip.
Mr. D even conquered driving on the left side of the road in a manual—that takes skillz, people.
Took a romantic walk on a volcanic beach:
Checked out the volcano and sulfuric mud baths:
And played in some waterfalls!
I swear we’re actually having fun. That water is COLD, though!
After a few days of exploring, we headed to Sandals for the rest of our time here. I was afraid we’d find transferring resorts annoying, but we actually didn’t mind it at all. In reviews, a lot of people complain about long check-in wait times at Sandals, but we arrived late morning on a weekday with no problems whatsoever. The room wasn’t ready, so we dropped our bags off and got straight to enjoying the resort. Sandals Grande is one gorgeous place, bees. We spent our week basically living on the beach. The water was crystal clear, which made for some cool snorkeling around the piers. See those little yellow floaties in the water? We looooved those!
We hiked around Pigeon Island, which is a historic site that has an 18th-century British fort on it. It’s complete with some of the best views St. Lucia has to offer and vintage canons, and Mr. Dreamcatcher was all about it! Pigeon Island is walking distance from Sandals Grande, so that made it really easy to get to.
Mr. Dreamcatcher finished his SCUBA certification right before we left, so plenty of good times were had 60 feet under the water. There was a ton of gorgeous coral and sea life in St. Lucia! We even saw a beautiful sea turtle! Plus, the dive staff was incredible. They made us feel safe and provided lots of good laughs.
Of course, we took full advantage of each restaurant Sandals had to offer. Another complaint I read a lot about is people have trouble getting dinner reservations. Because we got there early in the day before most other arrivals did, we had no trouble. Sandals has a great selection of cuisine, from Bombay (Indian) to Kimono’s (Hibatchi) to Josephine’s (French crepes!). We certainly never went hungry. Or thirsty for that matter!
How the Dreamcatchers celebrated the Fourth of July!
I’m having serious withdrawal while writing this post, hive. St. Lucia was the perfect combo of relaxation and adventure we were looking for. The Dreamcatcher honeymoon was a complete success! And we would HIGHLY recommend St. Lucia for any couple looking to get away. We’re already dying to go back!
I mean. Come on.